Acoustic Content vs. Percussion CMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acoustic Content
Score 8.4 out of 10
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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
Percussion CMS
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Percussion Software's content management system is used by higher education, government agencies, and business organizations - SMB to Enterprise. Marketers use Percussion CMS to create, publish, and share multi-channel content.N/A
Pricing
Acoustic ContentPercussion CMS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acoustic ContentPercussion CMS
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 ContentPercussion CMS
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.5
3 Ratings
6% above category average
Percussion CMS
3.0
1 Ratings
91% below category average
Role-based user permissions8.53 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.4
3 Ratings
9% above category average
Percussion CMS
1.0
1 Ratings
154% below category average
API8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language8.53 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.7
3 Ratings
13% above category average
Percussion CMS
3.0
1 Ratings
87% below category average
WYSIWYG editor7.53 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness8.43 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Admin section8.43 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Page templates8.43 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Library of website themes9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow9.53 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Form generator9.53 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.9
3 Ratings
19% above category average
Percussion CMS
1.6
1 Ratings
129% below category average
Content taxonomy8.43 Ratings1.01 Ratings
SEO support8.53 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Bulk management8.93 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions9.53 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Community / comment management8.93 Ratings2.01 Ratings
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Acoustic ContentPercussion CMS
Small Businesses
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Medium-sized Companies
WordPress VIP
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Score 9.4 out of 10
WordPress VIP
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Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Tridion
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Acoustic ContentPercussion CMS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(3 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acoustic ContentPercussion CMS
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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Percussion Software
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
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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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Percussion Software
  • Separate CMS environment publishes to remote server environment - great for security
  • Highly scalable
  • Full scale workflow allows for custom routing, approving, etc..
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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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Percussion Software
  • 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.
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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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Percussion Software
No contest. I can't wait to get off of Percussion CMS.
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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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Percussion Software
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

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