15 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
22 Ratings
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Score 8.4 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

Plone

The larger your organization, the more appropriate Plone will be. This is not to say that Plone is a worse choice for small websites, only that the minimum investment for a Plone site is certainly higher than for other platforms. If you already use Plone for your site and are looking for a redesign or an overhaul, I would only advise switching to a different platform such as WordPress or Drupal if your organization is downsizing. For any other situation, Plone is the natural choice for your growth.
Fulvio Casali | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Plone
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Plone
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.5
Plone
10.0
API
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Plone
10.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Plone
10.0

Web Content Creation

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.5
Plone
9.3
WYSIWYG editor
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Plone
9.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Plone
10.0
Admin section
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Plone
10.0
Page templates
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Plone
10.0
Library of website themes
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Plone
5.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Plone
10.0
Publishing workflow
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Plone
10.0
Form generator
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Plone
10.0

Web Content Management

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.8
Plone
9.4
Content taxonomy
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Plone
10.0
SEO support
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Plone
10.0
Bulk management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Plone
10.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Plone
8.0
Community / comment management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.9
Plone
9.0

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

Plone

  • Plone is a folder-based system, organising content in a similar way desktop-users are doing for the last two decades. No need to teach non-tech customers some relational-database like paradigm for content management.
  • Plone is secure. It is the most secure CMS you can get your hands on.
  • Plone is flexible, and makes fast development easy.
Ronnie Stevens | 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

Plone

  • Not everything is configurable or editable by Plone, and when you need to adjust or add custom pieces in, you need to deal with Zope. Zope has an ugly, confusing and difficult UI and structure as a backend.
  • Using 3rd party products is difficult to do - there are a few different ways to get them installed, all of which take a bit of luck to get right.
  • Building custom products for Plone is not fun. You've got to deal with an archaic framework to tie in that is not well documented (there is documentation about many things, but not great documentation and there are a lot of holes in the documentation).
Kelv Cutler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Plone

Plone 8.3
Based on 10 answers
I no longer use Plone because I got an internship in the web development field and my current place of employment uses their own content management system that they created. After getting to know other CMS's and similar software and comparing them to Plone, I would enjoy using Plone again in the future, but there are more complicated software that I'd like to learn as I progress in my field of study.
Gracie Wardin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Plone

Plone 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Compared to the amount of Plone sites, users and customizations we have in our organization, the amount of support requests and training needed is really small
Rikupekka Oksanen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Plone

Plone 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Plone is very intensive in its operations, and if not configured well it can be slow. However it is designed and built with speed in mind and with proper use of coding, templates and caching can perform extremely well under high loads. It is capable of scaling to very high load availability environments with no specific coding requirements.
Tom Cameron | 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

Plone

Among the open source CMSs Plone is most reliable to develop large and complex application because is codebase is maintained with an object oriented approach where each parts is strictly independent from the others. So you can deeply customize it and it is still secure and efficient. We have not had the same experience with other CMSs that were great in doing their jobs, but could not be easily customized. At least with the same productivity as Plone.
Fabrizio Reale | 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

Plone

  • Before Plone there were couple of dozens of web editors. Now it is in the hundreds. That leads to more information on the websites and more accuracy.
  • Through the good SEO properties of Plone, our content is more easily found on Google compared to some of our competitors.
  • Plone being an Open Source product there hasn't been any license payments for a decade.
Jussi Talaskivi | 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

Plone

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)
10.0
Plone
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Plone
8.3

Usability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Plone
10.0

Performance

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Plone
9.0

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