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95 Ratings
20 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Magnolia

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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub) ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Web Content Creation, Web Content Management
  • Magnolia ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Security, Platform & Infrastructure

Security

8.5

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

85%
9.3

Magnolia

93%
Magnolia ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
9.3
93%
56 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

8.5

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

85%
8.7

Magnolia

87%
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub) ranks higher in 1/2 features

API

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
8.4
84%
48 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
9.1
91%
50 Ratings

Web Content Creation

8.7

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

87%
8.3

Magnolia

83%
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub) ranks higher in 5/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
8.8
88%
51 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
51 Ratings

Admin section

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
56 Ratings

Page templates

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
8.6
86%
58 Ratings

Library of website themes

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Mobile optimization / responsive design

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.1
71%
51 Ratings

Publishing workflow

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
8.8
88%
59 Ratings

Form generator

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
9.3
93%
47 Ratings

Web Content Management

8.9

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

89%
8.7

Magnolia

87%
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub) ranks higher in 3/5 features

Content taxonomy

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
9.3
93%
50 Ratings

SEO support

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
7.5
75%
52 Ratings

Bulk management

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
48 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
49 Ratings

Community / comment management

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
9.3
93%
43 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Magnolia is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

85%
3 Ratings
8.8

Magnolia

88%
64 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Magnolia

82%
4 Ratings

Usability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

Magnolia

77%
59 Ratings

Performance

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Magnolia

73%
58 Ratings

Support Rating

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Magnolia

91%
3 Ratings

Online Training

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Magnolia

82%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

We can organize all our content easily by uploading content files and other digital assets. CMS smart AI generates metadata by tagging them automatically which helps us to sort our content into different categories. CMS content modeling feature helps us to visualize our content structure, assemble them in an intelligent manner and reuse the content whenever we want to for different purposes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

Magnolia best fits with bigger companies who can afford it and also someone who needs additional hands for content compilation and management. If you are looking for something cheap and trendy, Magnolia might not be an option for you. This is the next level of efficiency, but it comes with a price.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

  • Creating separate pages is easy and straightforward and only requires basic basic knowledge to get started
  • Advanced API calls can be easily built.
Madusanka Balapitiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

  • Includes intuitive posts and content management options.
  • It provides a powerful editor that allows us to format our content with ease.
  • It is highly customizable, thanks to the thousands of plugins and themes.
  • It has a strong and very active community.
  • Includes support for multilingual websites.
  • It allows us to manage multiple sites from a single installation.
  • It makes it possible to share data and tools between our websites.
Anonymous | 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

  • Difficult at times to upgrade versions - moving from 5.6 to 5.7 was time consuming, 5.7 to 6.2 also has been challenging but support from Magnolia has been helpful
  • To build and troubleshoot the CMS requires Java dev skills - it is a powerful CMS but one only businesses with experienced Java developers should consider Magnolia
Alan Livie | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Starting Price

Magnolia

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Magnolia

Magnolia 8.2
Based on 4 answers
Magnolia is an innovative CMS, for example it is possible to use the ipad to manage the contents. Magnolia’s team works hard to improve the product; the community is small but active and the support for the enterprise version is good. Magnolia’s team asks the users what they think and what they need, and the new functionalities planned for Magnolia 5.3 are very exciting for example the content personalization.
Maurizio Müller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Magnolia

Magnolia 7.7
Based on 59 answers
I haven't used other enterprise content management systems, so I don't have a lot to compare it to. However, Magnolia works well for internal users without technical expertise with some training and support. It's not the most intuitive system but works well once users are trained and become familiar with it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Magnolia

Magnolia 7.3
Based on 58 answers
I find it very resourceful and powerful thanks to its many features. While it does not lag, publishing large files is not easy. The software is not complex for people who have an IT background. It is even better for people with coding experience.
Anonymous | 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 3 answers
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)

Acoustic Content stands out mainly in 3 areas, Digital Asset Management system AI Based metatags More secure CDN and REST API to share content All these three features play a huge role in Acoustic Content CMS in terms of finding matching images for our content, categorize and sort our content automatically and finally secure way to publish our content.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

Availability of extensions, or capacity to connect with numerous solutions is an effort that Magnolia made when other software never saw it. Browser compatibility ensures that no limitations of where or who can run the software. Flexibility and ease of customization is another outstanding concept that we find from Magnolia, and minimal or lacking from other opponents.
Dennis Mwanu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

  • Approved developer is a simple tool for integrating other end-user applications.
  • It has allowed us to have one-stop-shop and easy-to-use debugging, saving time.
Madusanka Balapitiya | 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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