Acoustic Content vs. Movable Type

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acoustic Content
Score 2.2 out of 10
N/A
Acoustic Content (formerly Watson Content Hub) gives business owners the power to create, robust and consistent brand experiences using cloud-based, cognitive content management capabilities. Marketing and merchandising professionals can quickly select content to create relevant offers delivered across multiple channels, such as mobile, web-based or email. Acoustic is an independent spun off from IBM Watson Marketing in 2019.N/A
Movable Type
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Movable Type is a Perl-based content management system from Six Apart, featuring the capability to host multiple weblogs and standalone content pages, manage files and user roles, templates, tags, categories, and trackback links.N/A
Pricing
Acoustic ContentMovable Type
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acoustic ContentMovable Type
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Acoustic ContentMovable Type
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.4
3 Ratings
2% above category average
Movable Type
5.0
1 Ratings
48% below category average
Role-based user permissions8.43 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.4
3 Ratings
9% above category average
Movable Type
6.0
1 Ratings
25% below category average
API8.33 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.6
3 Ratings
12% above category average
Movable Type
6.4
1 Ratings
18% below category average
WYSIWYG editor7.43 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness8.33 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Admin section8.33 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Page templates8.33 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Library of website themes9.03 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design9.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Publishing workflow9.43 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Form generator9.43 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.8
3 Ratings
17% above category average
Movable Type
5.6
1 Ratings
28% below category average
Content taxonomy8.33 Ratings9.01 Ratings
SEO support8.43 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Bulk management8.93 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions9.43 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Community / comment management8.93 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acoustic ContentMovable Type
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(4 ratings)
7.0
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
5.4
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acoustic ContentMovable Type
Likelihood to Recommend
Acoustic
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.
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Six Apart
Is your business an enterprise level business that has more than a half dozen different content types? If so, then you might want to use a dedicated CMS rather than Movable Type. Movable Type is best used on small / medium sized businesses and is not the best solution for a full-fledged CMS. If you're using your content for something other than just displaying a website, then it's probably not for you. Movable Type works great for news/blogging sites. In fact, Daring Fireball, one of the most popular Apple-centric blogs is using Movable Type as its publishing platform.
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Pros
Acoustic
  • Creating separate pages is easy and straightforward and only requires basic basic knowledge to get started
  • Advanced API calls can be easily built.
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Six Apart
  • Easy to use straight out of the box, very user friendly with an intuitive interface.
  • Great for team use where there are multiple editors and writers fixing and editing each other's works. It's easy to track who last made the latest edits.
  • Stellar support team and system. I've found that Moveable Type's support system is generally more responsive and helpful than WordPress.
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Cons
Acoustic
  • 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.
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Six Apart
  • Especially on the older versions, the limited number of well-developed third-party plugins is problematic for efficiently developing a well-functioning website.
  • Versions of movable type which didn't allow pages to be constructed were difficult to create continuity in design and easily editable pages for our editors.
  • The installation process could be simplified to make it easier for those new to a CMS to install.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acoustic
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Six Apart
I think there are still improvements to be made. I haven't tapped in to the full functionality of the CMS yet but the rating I give it now is only based on what I've been able to use it for
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Alternatives Considered
Acoustic
Added benefit
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Six Apart
Movable Type can be compared to WordPress. It's easy to use, and I would say Movable Type is actually more user-friendly.
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Return on Investment
Acoustic
  • With the AI based content organizer in place, we can focus more on the content creation.
  • Acoustic Content makes sure your content is safe and secure with its Content Delivery Networks and we can easily pull out the right content into our channels with the help of its REST APIs.
  • With their rich Digital Asset Management capabilities, we can find most suitable images to go with your content
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Six Apart
  • Provided a blogging platform when we needed one.
  • Helped us compare other blogging platforms as a baseline for what minimums we require and what we don't want.
  • Users often refused to use Movable Type and would go around our official system in order to use my more friendly software.
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ScreenShots

Acoustic Content Screenshots

Screenshot of Cognitive TaggingScreenshot of Flexible, Easy EditingScreenshot of Automatic renditions createdScreenshot of Card-based Asset Library