Agility vs. eZ Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Agility
Score 8.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Agility CMS is a cloud-based content management system from the company of the same name in Toronto, Ontario.
$1,249
per month
eZ Platform
Score 5.0 out of 10
N/A
ezPlatform, formerly ezPublish is a content management solution from eZ Systems. The vendor says their solution provides organizations with the technology and framework to build a suite of digital experiences including news and media sites, brand sites, multichannel apps and the Internet of Things, intranets and web portals. This solution is multichannel, multilingual and multisite ready. ezPlatform features user defined content and classes, version control, templates, workflow…N/A
Pricing
AgilityeZ Platform
Editions & Modules
Starter
$1,249
Pro
$2,499
Enterprise
Custom
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AgilityeZ Platform
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details33% discount on annual plans 20% off for non-profit All plan include Unlimited Content Models + Types, Unlimited Locales, Unlimited API calls All plans include full Page/URL Management, Page/Module composing, Sitemap management
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Features
AgilityeZ Platform
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Agility
-
Ratings
eZ Platform
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Agility
-
Ratings
eZ Platform
8.0
1 Ratings
4% above category average
API00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Agility
-
Ratings
eZ Platform
5.4
1 Ratings
34% below category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Agility
-
Ratings
eZ Platform
5.6
1 Ratings
27% below category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
AgilityeZ Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(7 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AgilityeZ Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Agility CMS
Agility is well suited for companies that want a balance of control and support. For major global site updates, these can be handled by Agility's support team, while minimal changes and updates can be performed autonomously by the company's own staff with ease. For companies that are interested in flexibility to reconstruct site structure or major global facelifts, Agility is less ideal because these changes must be handled and paid for through Agility support.
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eZ Systems
For a new site: 1. Are there any hosting requirements? eZ Publish works best on a traditional LAMP stack. 2. What is the expertise of the development and systems administrations individuals? There should be some PHP development experience and a solid level of Apache and MySQL hosting. 3. Who will be managing the content of the site? What is their bandwidth for training? For ongoing content changes?
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Pros
Agility CMS
  • Unlimited Content Modules which are extremely helpful for file management .
  • Unlimited number of API and Asset Requests
  • File management among the CMS is extraordinarily useful as a hosting tool native to our web content
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eZ Systems
  • Content Taxonomy: Content is managed in a tree. Though taxonomy vs folksonomy is a near-religious debate among professionals, clients seeing the system for the first time just seem to "get it" more often.
  • Content Flexibility: Common content types such as blog posts and articles are available out of the box. However, customizing these and creating new content types is very easy.
  • Developer Friendly: Developers need only a little PHP experience to get started. Of course being an expert doesn't hurt and opens the door for the development of custom modules.
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Cons
Agility CMS
  • The filing system and search function are often difficult to navigate. Finding a file that I've uploaded isn't always easy to locate in Agility CMS
  • The WYSIWYG content manager isn't always intuitive. I often have to go directly into HTML editing to resolve line spacing problems
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eZ Systems
  • The template language: Outputting content or doing something special with it requires use of the templating language. Myself along with other developers I have trained, found this to be one of the biggest hurdles.
  • Layout of physical files: The system decides what settings files and templates to use based on a hierarchy of modules. The same file can exist in multiple modules and you can find yourself deep within very similar looking folder structures, causing confusion during debugging.
  • Community: eZ has a solid set of community contributors but the gap between it and Drupal or Wordpress is pretty large.
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Likelihood to Renew
Agility CMS
I am not a part of this decision process at our organization.
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eZ Systems
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Agility CMS
Support is always available and responsive when we email, responding right away that they are on the case, even if they are unable to solve the issue right away. Support will usually find the issue of our problem quickly and require minimal hand-holding, direction, or re-explanation from our team. They are knowledgeable about the platform and our instance and are able to run diagnostics with minimal information from us. When issues are resolved they always request confirmation that things are working as expected before closing out our tickets.
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eZ Systems
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Agility CMS
A few reasons to go with Agility CMS Product Capabilities Value for money Product functionality and performance Product roadmap Better Pre-sales experience
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eZ Systems
eZ Publish isn't as large in community size and number of installations as other content management systems. However, it's just as capable and met our needs:
  • Developers, system administrators, and project manager can all speak the same language during the development and maintenance cycles of a site.
  • End-user training is very straight-forward.
  • Vendor support is available.
  • Client IT departments can access if need (developers/designers/sysadmins).
  • The community is there (forums) and there are solid contributions (extensions) from both the vendor and the community.
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Return on Investment
Agility CMS
  • Helps get contents updated and shared very quickly
  • Ability to have team work based on standard templates ensures content presentation is inline with organizational standards
  • Lack of DB and templates makes it easier for interns to come onboard and develop contents - this is super cost effective
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eZ Systems
  • Common knowledge: By making eZ a core offering, developers, system administrators, and project managers were able to communicate with each other effectively.
  • Training: Due to its content taxonomy, end-user training often went well.
  • Support: In our case, we had Gold support from eZ Publish which saved time and helped with customizations.
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ScreenShots

Agility Screenshots

Screenshot of Agility's Sitemaps, where editors can manage multiple content destinations within a single Instance.Screenshot of Agility's publication scheduling, used to plan content in advance and schedule when content should automatically publish or un-publish.Screenshot of The Digital Assets Manager, used to organize assets within Folders and Sub-Folders.Screenshot of Agility's Marketplace: An Agility App is a self-contained micro-site that can provide specific visual functionality, connect to external systems, and even do background processing.

eZ Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of Editors and marketers create content.Screenshot of Content strategists model their content.