5 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100
3 Ratings
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Score 8.6 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

Percussion CMS

Best suited for large organizations where everyone knows how to deal with Java in an increasingly Java unfriendly world. Said organization should be willing to pay a huge price for a piece of dinosaur technology
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Percussion CMS
3.0
Role-based user permissions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Percussion CMS
3.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Percussion CMS
1.0
API
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Percussion CMS
Internationalization / multi-language
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Percussion CMS
1.0

Web Content Creation

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Percussion CMS
3.0
WYSIWYG editor
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Percussion CMS
6.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
6.0
Percussion CMS
3.0
Admin section
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Percussion CMS
2.0
Page templates
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Percussion CMS
1.0
Library of website themes
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Percussion CMS
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Percussion CMS
Publishing workflow
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Percussion CMS
5.0
Form generator
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Percussion CMS
1.0

Web Content Management

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.4
Percussion CMS
1.6
Content taxonomy
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Percussion CMS
1.0
SEO support
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.0
Percussion CMS
1.0
Bulk management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Percussion CMS
3.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Percussion CMS
1.0
Community / comment management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
5.0
Percussion CMS
2.0

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

Percussion CMS

  • Separate CMS environment publishes to remote server environment - great for security
  • Highly scalable
  • Full scale workflow allows for custom routing, approving, etc..
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

Percussion CMS

  • One word: JAVA! We don't live in the 1990's anymore! An AJAX/DHTML environment seems a long time coming.
  • Horrible end-user experience, learning curve. Our end users' inability to easily use the archaic, Java-based interface, means they send the web developer their content requests. This creates a huge bottleneck and completely defeats the purpose of a CMS.
  • Image mangement and integration with content is aweful and time consuming. An image processing tool called ImedImage was developed for Percussion at one point, and left completely stagnant with very little support.
  • Implementation is extremely complicated, given the complexity of the system. Sure, scalability is a good thing, but there is very little out-of-the box function. Don't expect to implement a site as quickly as with other CMS platforms.
Anonymous | 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

Percussion CMS

No contest. I can't wait to get off of Percussion CMS.
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

Percussion CMS

  • We are locked into Percussion CMS simply due to the expense and complexity of migrating to another solution (and the lack of time and budget to do so). I long for the day when I am no longer required to support Percussion CMS, to say the least.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Percussion CMS

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

Percussion CMS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.0
Percussion CMS
2.0

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