Agility vs. Pantheon

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
Pantheon
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Pantheon is a WebOps platform where marketers and developers collaborate to drive results. The vendor states that with Pantheon, site owners maximize their capacity to update website design and functionality, responding to market trends, catering to consumer behavior, and adding real value to the business's bottom line. Today, companies compete on the basis of digital experiences, and the best results emerge from an agile build-test-learn process. Whether it's publishing content,…
$29
per month
Pricing
AgilityPantheon
Editions & Modules
Starter
$1,249
Pro
$2,499
Enterprise
Custom
Basic
$29
per month
Performance
$114
per month
Elite
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AgilityPantheon
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
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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User Ratings
AgilityPantheon
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(7 ratings)
8.0
(68 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(29 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AgilityPantheon
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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Pantheon
Pantheon is excellent for medium-large websites that require high availability and a managed workflow. It would be inappropriate for small websites because of the cost or for situations where more control of the environment is appropriate. We find it useful because we rarely do anything outside of the Drupal application.
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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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Pantheon
  • Effective use of our codebase deployment and implementation.
  • The dashboard functionality and general stability and security are excellent.
  • The server is quite consistent, and if you need assistance from the support team, they are very quick to respond.
  • Automatic updates let me ensure that my customers have safe websites without increasing my own expense.
  • The team offers excellent assistance and help for chat.
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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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Pantheon
  • Pricing structure has too large of a jump between Basic and Performance plans
  • Have run into issues with prescribed WP updates not working through dashboard and having to do manually.
  • Pantheon site dashboard occasionally is unavailable (the site is never affected though)
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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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Pantheon
The environment is stable and we have not had any issues/downtime. The annual cost is reasonable.
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Usability
Agility CMS
No answers on this topic
Pantheon
Pantheon is an easy system, especially to the users with previous experience with other similar platform and the interface is clear enough to easily understand how things operates. On the Cloud deployment everything also works effectively and the technical team from Pantheon community are very helpful on providing the necessary assistant to their customers.
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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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Pantheon
Even tier 1 Pantheon chat and ticket support are knowledgeable, competent, and useful. They routinely understand and promptly resolve urgent, complex, and/or unusual issues that other hosts need to escalate to tier 2 or tier 3 support personnel. I honestly can't think of a truly negative or disappointing support experience in the years I've used Pantheon hosting for client websites.
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Implementation Rating
Agility CMS
No answers on this topic
Pantheon
Once the environments were up and running, the implementation was easy to synchronize with latest data prior to switchover.
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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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Pantheon
Although it may seem a good fit for a company that needs extra control over the deployment process and development process, for a firm that is mainly concentrating on SEO, it would be an overkill. Pantheon provides that sweet automation that allows us to shed some weight on development and focus on our business activities.
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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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Pantheon
  • Pantheon allows ordinary sites to excel esp if there is consistent development going on behind the scenes.
  • Website management is super easy and the hosting fee gets paid off as you save on developer hours.
  • Expensive for those who are not consistently developing on the platform, there are other options out there at better price points.
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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.

Pantheon Screenshots

Screenshot of Find out in seconds if your site is ready to launch. Use Launch Check to get recommendations and discover site issues fast with our report based on over 50 automated checks.Screenshot of Our Developer Dashboard has everything you need to build, launch, and run Drupal and WordPress sites. Interface via SFTP or Git, deploy and scale your sites, and access tools like backups and one-click core updates. Easily add team members and control access.