Acoustic Content vs. Progress Sitefinity

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
Progress Sitefinity
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Progress Sitefinity is a content management and customer analytics platform. It supports content management, tailored marketing, multi-channel management, and ecommerce sites.N/A
Pricing
Acoustic ContentProgress Sitefinity
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acoustic ContentProgress Sitefinity
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Acoustic ContentProgress Sitefinity
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Acoustic Content

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Progress Sitefinity
Chose Progress Sitefinity
Sitefinity is more robust than WordPress. It is much less expensive than either Oracle or IBM. It has a broad range of functional capabilities and it is very reliable. It is not a leader in security, but this was not our top priority. Its A/B testing is not as extensive as …
Top Pros
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Features
Acoustic ContentProgress Sitefinity
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.5
3 Ratings
Progress Sitefinity
8.1
163 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.53 Ratings8.1163 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.5
3 Ratings
Progress Sitefinity
8.1
144 Ratings
API8.43 Ratings8.1137 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language8.53 Ratings8.1106 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.7
3 Ratings
Progress Sitefinity
8.1
170 Ratings
WYSIWYG editor7.53 Ratings8.1160 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness8.43 Ratings8.1151 Ratings
Admin section8.43 Ratings8.1168 Ratings
Page templates8.43 Ratings8.1164 Ratings
Library of website themes9.03 Ratings7.9104 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design9.03 Ratings8.1155 Ratings
Publishing workflow9.53 Ratings8.1152 Ratings
Form generator9.53 Ratings8.1140 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.9
3 Ratings
Progress Sitefinity
8.0
164 Ratings
Content taxonomy8.43 Ratings8.1157 Ratings
SEO support8.53 Ratings8.1151 Ratings
Bulk management9.03 Ratings8.1122 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions9.53 Ratings8.0130 Ratings
Community / comment management9.03 Ratings8.0121 Ratings
User Ratings
Acoustic ContentProgress Sitefinity
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(3 ratings)
7.2
(171 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
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8.9
(10 ratings)
Availability
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8.2
(2 ratings)
Performance
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5.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
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8.9
(11 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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4.6
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
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5.5
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
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4.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
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6.4
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
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5.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acoustic ContentProgress Sitefinity
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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Progress Software Corporation
Progress Sitefinity remains a little heavyweight for sites that require basic text content, or a limited number of pages. However, its flexibility (including the range of different content types if supports) make it a good choice for any organization requiring advanced content management capabilities at an affordable price.
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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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Progress Software Corporation
  • 'Low-code structured content' (dynamic content types) is one of Sitefinity's most powerful features that allows you to structure content according to business needs, while at the same time dampening editorial freedom to ensure accessibility, meta enhancement, SEO and API consumption can be achieved.
  • Sitefinity's content provider model allows us to flexibly (by means of admin interface) easily aggregate or separate content sharing within a multi-site instance.
  • This proofs particularly powerful in emerging situations where there suddenly is a demand for content sharing across countries or regions.
  • Adaptability at its core.
  • While there's never a perfect fit for everything, it allows for easy code customization and extension being a .NET application at heart. Giving it a corporate edge over other custom solutions, whether it is on the development side or deployment side (on premise, IaaS or Azure DevOps Paas). And it has enabled us to put the system to use in its core feature - which is to manage content, where on other occasions we were able to take full advantage of its features such as A/B testing and personalization.
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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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Progress Software Corporation
  • Diagram or illustrate more use cases for server setups, and managing of upgrades.
  • I'd like to see the ability to synchronize from one server to multiple others at once.
  • Implementation assistance as part of the purchase rather than farming out to 3rd party, although they did answer every question we asked in order to determine our best architecture setup.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acoustic
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Progress Software Corporation
Pricing makes this a no brainer. Not the best CMS, but with work arounds and some fumbling around we are able to make it do what we want it to do
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Usability
Acoustic
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Progress Software Corporation
Very big fan of this CMS, as it allows scalability, performance, and everything else. The support is great whenever we need it. As a marketer, the digital/marketing side of things is very easy to use and we've seen strong results from an SEO and marketing perspective. I can't speak to the developer/creative side too much, but in talking with these teams, they do recommend the tool as well.
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Reliability and Availability
Acoustic
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Progress Software Corporation
Has been solid for us on availability
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Performance
Acoustic
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Progress Software Corporation
A bit sluggish sometimes as the compiler works.
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Support Rating
Acoustic
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Progress Software Corporation
Support can be pretty good, even though, depending on the level of licensing, it can take longer to hear back from their team. They do have a phone option, which works well. Overall, they are knowledgeable, and helpful when needed. At times, support is able to access the system directly and troubleshoot critical items when needed.
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Implementation Rating
Acoustic
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Progress Software Corporation
N/A - I was not part of the implementation team. We have had this internally for over 5 years. Based on my experience, ensure that you have documentation on the initial implementation and subsequent upgrades. I would also recommend to have all the documentation on how and why the system was implemented the way it was
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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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Progress Software Corporation
It is hands down just easier for our customers to use. The interface and the page builder experience is much better than what we have used in the past and has many enterprise features even in the lower price-point
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Scalability
Acoustic
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Progress Software Corporation
Seems pretty scalable.
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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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Progress Software Corporation
  • Sitefinity has reduced the amount of time it takes to edit and publish content, which has enabled us to get information out more quickly.
  • Sitefinity allowed us to establish a consistent and modern brand identity and apply it across multiple websites.
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