Agility vs. Percussion CMS

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
Percussion CMS
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Percussion Software's content management system is used by higher education, government agencies, and business organizations - SMB to Enterprise. Marketers use Percussion CMS to create, publish, and share multi-channel content.N/A
Pricing
AgilityPercussion CMS
Editions & Modules
Starter
$1,249
Pro
$2,499
Enterprise
Custom
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AgilityPercussion CMS
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
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
AgilityPercussion CMS
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Agility
-
Ratings
Percussion CMS
3.0
1 Ratings
91% below category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Agility
-
Ratings
Percussion CMS
3.0
1 Ratings
87% below category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Agility
-
Ratings
Percussion CMS
1.6
1 Ratings
128% below category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Agility
-
Ratings
Percussion CMS
1.0
1 Ratings
154% below category average
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
AgilityPercussion CMS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(7 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AgilityPercussion CMS
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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Percussion Software
Best suited for large organizations where everyone knows how to deal with Java in an increasingly Java unfriendly world. Said organization should be willing to pay a huge price for a piece of dinosaur technology
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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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Percussion Software
  • Separate CMS environment publishes to remote server environment - great for security
  • Highly scalable
  • Full scale workflow allows for custom routing, approving, etc..
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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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Percussion Software
  • One word: JAVA! We don't live in the 1990's anymore! An AJAX/DHTML environment seems a long time coming.
  • Horrible end-user experience, learning curve. Our end users' inability to easily use the archaic, Java-based interface, means they send the web developer their content requests. This creates a huge bottleneck and completely defeats the purpose of a CMS.
  • Image mangement and integration with content is aweful and time consuming. An image processing tool called ImedImage was developed for Percussion at one point, and left completely stagnant with very little support.
  • Implementation is extremely complicated, given the complexity of the system. Sure, scalability is a good thing, but there is very little out-of-the box function. Don't expect to implement a site as quickly as with other CMS platforms.
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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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Percussion Software
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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Percussion Software
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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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Percussion Software
No contest. I can't wait to get off of Percussion CMS.
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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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Percussion Software
  • We are locked into Percussion CMS simply due to the expense and complexity of migrating to another solution (and the lack of time and budget to do so). I long for the day when I am no longer required to support Percussion CMS, to say the least.
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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.