5 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100
27 Ratings
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Score 7.9 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

Magnolia

Magnolia has worked well for our organization, where there are multiple users in different departments needing to access the same pages. While it can be overwhelming at first, the CMS is intuitive to new users once they have hands-on experience. For basic needs - creating simple pages - works well for front-end users with little to no CMS experience or Java knowledge.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Magnolia
7.3
Role-based user permissions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Magnolia
7.3

Platform & Infrastructure

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Magnolia
7.5
API
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Magnolia
7.9
Internationalization / multi-language
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Magnolia
7.1

Web Content Creation

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Magnolia
7.1
WYSIWYG editor
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Magnolia
6.7
Code quality / cleanliness
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
6.0
Magnolia
7.1
Admin section
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Magnolia
7.0
Page templates
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Magnolia
7.5
Library of website themes
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Magnolia
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Magnolia
7.4
Publishing workflow
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Magnolia
7.8
Form generator
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Magnolia
6.5

Web Content Management

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.4
Magnolia
6.9
Content taxonomy
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Magnolia
7.4
SEO support
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.0
Magnolia
6.8
Bulk management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Magnolia
5.5
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Magnolia
6.5
Community / comment management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
5.0
Magnolia
8.2

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

Magnolia

  • The usability of Magnolia is appreciated, a content editor easily learns how to manage the content in two hours only.
  • Magnolia is open, flexible and extendible and it is possible to modify or improve the standards features. Using Java API, REST, SOAP, CMIS, XML, etc. makes it possible to integrate other software or legacy data.
  • Magnolia as a modular architecture, a module has its lifecycle, configuration, version handing and dependency: this is a good approach for package content and functionality.
  • Magnolia is written in Java, the platform of choice for enterprise IT systems. It is scalable, stable and secure, and Magnolia separates the staging from public environment.
Maurizio Müller | 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

Magnolia

  • Give users specification details and or tips for module items and fields (ie. explain what the fields would do to the front end-user)
  • Batch upload drag and drop for assets/images
  • [The] simpler way to find out the URL of a page without publishing for both EN/FR users
  • No way to revert to past versions of a page that hasn't been published live
  • A way to copy a specific module on a page with all the fields and settings completed and paste it to a different page
JP Lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Magnolia

Magnolia 9.5
Based on 3 answers
Next version seems to be largely improved, but managing the update will be challenging. I think that a big company needs a CMS like this for their websites. Also it is always good to have a CMS that gives you also the possibility of managing the publishing for different devices like in V5.
Davide Dispenza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Magnolia

Magnolia 7.5
Based on 7 answers
From a CMS user perspective, it has great overall usability. For 95% of the use cases that our team(s) use Magnolia for - creating products, publishing new campaign pages, updating press releases - it works great. In some cases, where the ask is over and above that, or the ability to design new components, integrating non-Magnolia forms, etc., it takes time/effort to test/implement and hope it doesn't break the site.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Magnolia

Magnolia 7.0
Based on 6 answers
We haven't experienced any significant performance problems on live site. We had some performance problems with our upcoming release based on the latest Magnolia release, but these were resolved to our full satisfaction by Magnolia prior to our release going live.
Bohdan Valentovic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Magnolia

Magnolia 9.1
Based on 1 answer
You always get an answer based on your SLA. But you always get a solution. That's the successfactor in this case. To often i was frustrated about people in a company without even a clue what there product is about or how to solve a problem. Magnolia's Support Team does a very good job and try to help you in most of the cases
Marvin Kerkhoff | 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

Magnolia

It is open source and Java based. They are the major consideration and it has an open community to support. We can find answers easily. Also since top users are using it - that give us confidence to use it. It is a Java purely based framework and developers can easily pick it up and use it. We are happy to have selected it.
Anonymous | 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

Magnolia

  • Has provided our organization with an easy-to-use CMS. Even inexperienced web page builders can create content.
  • Has allowed us to create a bilingual website that reaches a large audience while meeting language requirements.
  • Common templates have allowed us to create a cohesive website.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Magnolia

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.0
Magnolia
7.1

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Magnolia
9.5

Usability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Magnolia
7.5

Performance

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Magnolia
7.0

Support Rating

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Magnolia
9.1

Online Training

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Magnolia
8.2

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