Agility vs. Magnolia

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Agility
Score 7.9 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
Magnolia
Score 8.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Founded in 1997 with a vision to create the first truly open content management system, Magnolia is presented as a fast way to launch digital experiences. With a mission to help clients move fast and stay flexible and boasting users among brands like Atlassian and The New York Times, Magnolia DXP supports industries ranging from automotive to telecommunications, offering enterprise features and headless agility to help them stay ahead. From humble beginnings in Basel, Magnolia's…N/A
Pricing
AgilityMagnolia
Editions & Modules
Starter
$1,249
Pro
$2,499
Enterprise
Custom
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AgilityMagnolia
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
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
More Pricing Information
Features
AgilityMagnolia
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Agility
-
Ratings
Magnolia
8.0
70 Ratings
2% below category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.070 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Agility
-
Ratings
Magnolia
8.0
69 Ratings
4% above category average
API00 Ratings8.562 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings7.562 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Agility
-
Ratings
Magnolia
8.0
75 Ratings
4% above category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings8.566 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings8.466 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings8.071 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings8.973 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings8.564 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings7.574 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings7.059 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Agility
-
Ratings
Magnolia
7.5
70 Ratings
1% above category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings7.564 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings7.064 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings7.858 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings8.063 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings7.052 Ratings
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
AgilityMagnolia
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(7 ratings)
8.0
(79 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(9 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(69 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(68 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AgilityMagnolia
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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Magnolia
Magnolia is a very capable DXP, that provides client with lots of flexibility in composing its own stack. While the core of the platform is a content management system, the open architecture of Magnolia DXP allows it to connect to any platform, allowing client to extend the capabilities. One scenario would be a centralized content hub - where through a single platform, content authors can choose which channel to distribute what content. For example, long form content for consumers viewing on a laptop, short form content for those using a mobile browser. This allow the client to personalized the experience based on channels. Another scenarios would be leveraging on GenAI - using Magnolia's built-in connector to ChatGPT. If that is not the service that one desire, you can always connect to another AI service such as Google Gemini. With GenAI, connected, content author can use AI as co-pilot to help them scale up their content production.
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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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Magnolia
  • Speed of development - time to delivery from zero to MVP was excellent
  • Ease of use - the authoring experience is very easy to build and train
  • PAAS/SAAS - the managed service platform removed the traditional overhead of running in-house technologies, meaning we could focus on value add, with less time spent keeping the lights on.
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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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Magnolia
  • The documentation provides samples that are often out of context, and difficult to know where the provided example code should be implemented. More tutorials providing the full project or step-by-step instructions on how to implement subject material would help greatly. Baeldung is a resource I would consider the gold standard in how this is done in other spaces.
  • The use of JCR and Nodes makes object serialization/deserialization painful. Jackson compatibility or similar would be a welcome enhancement to the developer experience. Maybe leveraging code-gen from light modules to build model classes when possible could help accomplish this.
  • Modifying the home layout from light modules is frustrating. It seems that any configuration overrides made merge with the default rather than overwriting, which makes for a difficult combination of guess-and-check while referencing the documentation to see what should be in each row/column when making changes.
  • Including "mark all as read" or "delete all" in the notifications app would be a great quality of life improvement. It seems that by default, users have to individually select messages and operate them.
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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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Magnolia
We have invested a lot of time and energy into tailoring a solution that works for the company.
We think the new features in v6.2 will help us get to the next level
We also don't have the resources to rebuild a website platform from scratch even if we wanted to
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Usability
Agility CMS
No answers on this topic
Magnolia
We've shown it to a number of users both clients and our own team and despite initial apprehensions, they "get it" very quickly. It's intuitive and friendly and quick to perform daily tasks. We once had a client tell us "Using Magnolia makes me smile" which says it all for us.
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Performance
Agility CMS
No answers on this topic
Magnolia
I gave [it] 7/10 only because of the loading time of pages. Otherwise, I think it deserves an 8. Normally this is not an issue per [se] but considering the rating matrix and as I have been asked to honestly write about it. Yes, the page loading times could be improved.
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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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Magnolia
You always get an answer based on your SLA. But you always get a solution. That's the successfactor in this case. To often i was frustrated about people in a company without even a clue what there product is about or how to solve a problem. Magnolia's Support Team does a very good job and try to help you in most of the cases
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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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Magnolia
I've used several CMSs like AEM and EpiServer, and comparatively, they all excel at different things. Magnolia is the best to develop for/against. Episerver has the best/most fluid UI in terms of content editing, and the overall admin experience AEM is just all around sucks.
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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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Magnolia
  • Magnolia has brought about positive impacts. For instance, we need not outsource web design and marketing services because thanks to this software, we can handle most work inhouse
  • The software is affordable with no compromises on capabilities and therefore it is gives us value for money.
  • The templates makes the whole process easy
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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.

Magnolia Screenshots

Screenshot of the customer experience: Brings together content and audiovisual digital assets to form more compelling digital experiences.Screenshot of the Magnolia App Launcher, used to switch between workspaces and manage pagesScreenshot of Magnolia's native analytics integration framework, used to take advantage of data directly in the authoring UI, coupled to content.Screenshot of global search that brings relevant content, no matter where it resides.Screenshot of customizing the ecommerce experience.