5 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100
2 Ratings
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Score 6.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

It is appropriate for building custom pages/apps that call specific programs and content without giving direct access to those programs. We have yet to come across a proposed use case where it was inappropriate to use.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

LightCMS (discontinued)

LightCMS is perfect for 90% of websites out there. It has all the basic modules like calendars, photo galleries, news/blog, or forms building built in. Small businesses to mid-sized businesses are perfect for LightCMS.We use other solutions when the requierments for the website include a lot of third party integrations or custom modules. As a hosted CMS it has the same limitations as others with server-side development.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
API
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
Internationalization / multi-language
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)

Web Content Creation

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
9.1
WYSIWYG editor
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
10.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
6.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
9.0
Admin section
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
9.0
Page templates
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
10.0
Library of website themes
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
10.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
10.0
Publishing workflow
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
8.0
Form generator
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
7.0

Web Content Management

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.4
LightCMS (discontinued)
7.3
Content taxonomy
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
4.0
SEO support
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
7.0
Bulk management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
Community / comment management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
5.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
10.0

Pros

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

  • It has a wide variety of built-in API calls.
  • Building unique pages is simple and straightforward and requires only basic fundamental knowledge to get started.
  • More advanced API calls can be developed simply.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

LightCMS (discontinued)

  • LightCMS provides all the major functionality 90% of sites need. It keeps out of its own way by making these solutions intuitive and simple and not trying to solve every problem for everyone which would over-complicate the tool-set.
  • This is the easiest to use CMS we have ever seen. I tell my client's that if they can make a Facebook post, they can manage their website, and it's true. Their UI is so easy and keeps getting easier to use. Untrained users get it in minutes and are able to manage their sites without our help.
  • LightCMS's code is simple and light-weight. Sites are fast and the CMS doesnt get in the way of performance.
  • You can do almost anything you want (except server-side programming) with LightCMS. So, we can create any design we want and it works great with Light CMS's tokens and editable regions concept (which is also simple to implement.)
  • Constantly upgraded and fixed, the product is 1000x better after 10 years of working with it, but is still simple and not bloated.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

  • The organization of the application is poor and some elements could be more easily accessible not buried in menus.
  • There is little to no community around the application and what does exist is out of date.
  • Does not work well with our IBM applications as well as you would expect, which seems a common issue with IBM products.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

LightCMS (discontinued)

  • While keeping it simple is LightCMS's thing, some of the elements/modules could use deeper options or control for advanced users.
  • Some content, such as calendars, cannot have data exported/imported easily.
  • Support was amazing 10 years ago. We openly talked about how awesome they were... it isn't as good as it once was, but is still way above almost every support of other CMS systems we have used.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

I haven't had experience outside of the IBM applications but can confirm that compared to other content tools provided by IBM, this is one of the more complete packages.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

LightCMS (discontinued)

We have looked at hundrends of CMS's and LightCMS is a perfect entry-level system for most of our small to mid sized clients. LightCMS's feature set is less complex than almost every other system and the actual interface is miles ahead of most other CMS systems. It's simply thought out better. It lacks sensibility and an API as well as other advanced features many more expensive or more DIY systems have, but the simplicity makes up for it.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

  • Freed up user time to call a variety of applications quicker.
  • Allowed developer an easier tool to integrate other applications for end users.
  • Allowed us to have a single method of application implementation and usage that is easier to debug, saving time.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

LightCMS (discontinued)

  • While I always think the price could be cheaper, LightCMS is incredibly inexpensive if you consider the costs of hosting, support, and upgrading is all included.
  • As part of their partner program, we are able to control client accounts from our master account, making moving between clients easier and supporting them faster which ultimately makes our labor costs better.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

LightCMS (discontinued)

Pricing Details

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

LightCMS (discontinued)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
10.0

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