22 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
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103 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Acoustic Content ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Platform & Infrastructure, Web Content Creation, Web Content Management
  • Optimizely Content Cloud ranks higher in 1 feature set: Security

Security

8.5

Acoustic Content

85%
8.7

Optimizely Content Cloud

87%
Optimizely Content Cloud ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
8.7
87%
41 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

8.5

Acoustic Content

85%
7.3

Optimizely Content Cloud

73%
Acoustic Content ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
6.8
68%
36 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
7.8
78%
31 Ratings

Web Content Creation

8.7

Acoustic Content

87%
7.0

Optimizely Content Cloud

70%
Acoustic Content ranks higher in 7/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
40 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
7.8
78%
39 Ratings

Admin section

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
7.5
75%
41 Ratings

Page templates

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
7.5
75%
36 Ratings

Library of website themes

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
5.1
51%
15 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.7
77%
36 Ratings

Publishing workflow

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
7.4
74%
39 Ratings

Form generator

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
5.1
51%
28 Ratings

Web Content Management

8.9

Acoustic Content

89%
6.8

Optimizely Content Cloud

68%
Acoustic Content ranks higher in 5/5 features

Content taxonomy

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
7.6
76%
38 Ratings

SEO support

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
39 Ratings

Bulk management

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.2
72%
32 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
5.6
56%
34 Ratings

Community / comment management

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
5.6
56%
25 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Acoustic Content and Optimizely Content Cloud are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

Acoustic Content

85%
3 Ratings
8.5

Optimizely Content Cloud

85%
65 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Content

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Optimizely Content Cloud

80%
25 Ratings

Usability

Acoustic Content

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Optimizely Content Cloud

85%
21 Ratings

Availability

Acoustic Content

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

Optimizely Content Cloud

92%
8 Ratings

Support Rating

Acoustic Content

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Optimizely Content Cloud

80%
4 Ratings

Online Training

Acoustic Content

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7

Optimizely Content Cloud

67%
3 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Acoustic Content

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Optimizely Content Cloud

80%
2 Ratings

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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Optimizely

Optimizely Content Cloud is well suited for getting content in front of your users within a few clicks. It does take some time to get used to the UI and configuration. However, this is the same scenario with all DXPs.
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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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Optimizely

  • It's easy and fun to use. You can take someone with no experience in content management and they pick it up very quickly.
  • It is capable of managing multiple sites in multiple languages.
  • It has good uptime. Deployments are easy and with hot-swapping, you would never know the site was being updated in the background.
  • The searching capabilities are excellent. Not only can it index your own site but other content as well.
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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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Optimizely

  • Product Line vs Brand vs Manufacturer delineation, the website is built mainly to support brands and doesn't really differentiate when it comes to features (such as brand supplier pages) which is challenging especially when it comes to brand vs manufacturer. You might want to have both a manufacturer page and a brand page for a product which isn't really supported.
  • With a very large database (over 1.5 million products), there can be some unique bugs, such as slowness or freezing when searching for products. There are workarounds such as by using the filter button instead.
  • Could really use a "Product List" feature, so that products can be added to a list and then a customer landing page can be built for that list and email campaigns targeting that list can be used.
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Pricing Details

Acoustic Content

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Acoustic Content editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Optimizely Content Cloud

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Optimizely Content Cloud editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Acoustic

      No answers on this topic

      Optimizely

      Since I work on the implementation side of things, and do not directly own licensing for Ektron CMS, I have to base this rating off of how I think it will be received or presented to customers looking to start a new site deployment. I try to remain CMS agnostic, though my specialty is with the .NET and Microsoft stack. Because of the experience I have working with Ektron, I tend to be more forgiving with the shortcomings as I am familiar with how to work around them or past them from experience. Being familiar with the community available also helps, as you become familiar with the best approaches to find solutions to your issues. Each product has it's ups and downs and all of them are only going to be as good as the company or development team implementing them can make them. This is EXTREMELY important to remember when choosing a CMS, as it can make or break your expensive investment.
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      Usability

      Acoustic

      No answers on this topic

      Optimizely

      Excellent software with tools and professional functions that facilitate the work of our entire marketing strategy. What I like the most about Optimizely [Content Cloud] is the recommendations and support that it provides us with its reports and metadata obtained over the years to optimize our electronic commerce, campaigns, and digital content.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Acoustic

      No answers on this topic

      Optimizely

      Unplanned outages or errors are fairly rare in our instance. And when there are issues, they're usually fixed fairly quickly
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      Support Rating

      Acoustic

      No answers on this topic

      Optimizely

      Working with Ektron Support has always been a pleasure. They are quick to respond, extremely knowledgeable, and truly care about resolving your issue. I have never once been disappointed with their response.
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      Online Training

      Acoustic

      No answers on this topic

      Optimizely

      Ektron is one of the best solution for .Net platform. Over the years have improved the performance issues that the previous versions had. My only complain is right now you can't do Page builder pages if you choose to have a MVC architecture
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      Alternatives Considered

      Acoustic

      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.
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      Optimizely

      Among all the CMS products that I've tested, Episerver had a stronger coupling with an e-commerce product (Episerver Commerce), and that was the main reason we went with it. Besides that, the main reasons why I wouldn't go with each, would be mainly: Joomla:
      • Many plug-ins in the marketplace were very poorly written, managed by very small/one person shops, and held very little reliability for a commerce solution.
      • Ability to adapt to business demands was very low.
      Salesforce:
      • Very high cost for implementing; commerce model didn't suit our business model well.
      Umbraco:
      • Didn't suit our traffic needs. While the CMS support was similar, the integration between Epi CMS & Commerce provided a better experience for our users.
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      Return on Investment

      Acoustic

      • 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.
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      Optimizely

      • Ektron has cost our non-profit huge sums of money with little to no return. Most of our web initiatives have been put on complete hold as we have begun to outsource most of our work to third parties as our website is a mishmash of technologies and patchwork fixes.
      • Ektron has slowed down workflows considerably and all of our content editors refuse to produce content they do not absolutely have to, resulting in the web content manager (me) taking on most tasks or retraining people on a continuous basis.
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