15 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
3 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

It is advisable to create custom designs that call for specific programs and content without giving direct access to those programs. We still have to meet the proposed use case where it should not be used.
Madusanka Balapitiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

MODX

[MODX is well suited for] all websites, from blogs to corporate sites. It is fast scalable and really good. A small site can be build really fast, and a large site can be made extremely scalable. A website redesign is easy to implement with a new template, without having to redo the content. It got great user groups and users and back-office access can be completely customized.
While ecommerce is possible with some really good plugins I would only use MODX with ecommerce for sites where ecommerce is not the primary role. For pure ecommerce sites rather use a dedicated system like e.g. PrestaShop (i would say the same thing with other ecommerce plugins e.g. WP woo commerce don't do it unless its a site add on.)
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
MODX
9.2
Role-based user permissions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
MODX
9.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.5
MODX
8.1
API
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
MODX
6.8
Internationalization / multi-language
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
MODX
9.4

Web Content Creation

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.5
MODX
8.6
WYSIWYG editor
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
MODX
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
MODX
8.9
Admin section
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
MODX
8.3
Page templates
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
MODX
8.9
Library of website themes
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
MODX
6.9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
MODX
9.3
Publishing workflow
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
MODX
9.2
Form generator
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
MODX
9.3

Web Content Management

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.8
MODX
9.0
Content taxonomy
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
MODX
9.1
SEO support
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
MODX
9.5
Bulk management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
MODX
8.6
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
MODX
8.3
Community / comment management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.9
MODX
9.3

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

MODX

  • Ease of use - the MODX platform is very easy to use for someone who may have limited experience in content management.
  • Content blocks - the content blocks within MODX add to the usability and customization of the website being managed.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

  • It doesn't work well with our IBM systems and as you might expect, that seems to be a common problem with IBM products.
  • Application settings are bad and some items are easily accessible and can be buried in menus
Madusanka Balapitiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

MODX

  • The user interface was confusing at times.
  • Not a plug and play CMS system.
  • The site manager doesn't always run fast.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is the CMS we use the most, not because we know it well but because we literally tried many of other CMS and this one did it for us.
However having said we really do not like the one shoe fits all approach. E..g for eCommerce we usually use PrestaShop etc. if a specialized CMS can do a task rather use that.
However for a general CMS [MODX] is hard to beat.
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great and easy to use for both the coder and the end user. Especially if setup correctly by the coder.
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have not had it go down due to bugs etc. especially when comparing it to other cms out there.
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Damn its fast. really good page speed out of the box.
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great community support on slack.
If you have a paid plugin great support also esp from modmore
If you have cloud hosting MODX support is fast and all servers are optimized for MODX
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Good system
Philipp Schmidt | 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

MODX

The other company that we looked into was WordPress and all of the features that it offered our organization. What MODX offered to us from development to everyday use just made more sense for our organization as a whole. WordPress is still a great CMS platform, just not exactly what we were looking for.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very scalable. e.g. in the [MODX] manager you can manage multiple websites at once without having to login else where. it is very convenient and this way resources and be easily managed and shared.
Philipp Schmidt | 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

MODX

  • Increased security permissions of the users and freelancers who worked on our website.
  • Gave our developers the ability to create any page that they wanted with custom code.
  • Hindered our Marketing team's ability to stay on top of our content strategy with changes.
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

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

MODX

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

MODX Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
MODX Revolution$01
  1. per installation
SaaS Edition
ENTERPRISE - Perfect for or organizations with custom requirementsUpon Request
BUSINESS - Perfect for digital agencies and marketing departments$992
STUDIO - Perfect for customers who need more power and resources$492
PRO - Perfect for customers with typical marketing sites$192
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
PAYMENT FORMS MODX Cloud accepts major credit cards and PayPal for your hosting subscription. We can only accept check (cheque) payments on the Enterprise Plan, annually. CANCELLATION You may cancel your MODX Cloud account at any time. Before you cancel you'll be reminded to backup and remove all your live websites and then follow the instructions for cancellation. If you cancel within the first month, we'll provide you with a full refund. REFUNDS If you cancel within the first month, we'll provide you with a full refund. All other cancellations will be effective at the end of your current billing period. We do not provide refunds for remaining days or months on monthly or annual billing.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
MODX
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
MODX
10.0

Usability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
MODX
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
MODX
10.0

Performance

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
MODX
10.0

Support Rating

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
MODX
10.0

Implementation Rating

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
MODX
10.0

Scalability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
MODX
10.0

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