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Agility CMS

6 Ratings

CommonSpot

4 Ratings

Agility CMS

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

CommonSpot

4 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

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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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CommonSpot

Commonspot is well suited for web content management to be conducted by individuals with low-level web skills.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
CommonSpot
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
CommonSpot
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
CommonSpot
API
Agility CMS
3.0
CommonSpot
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
CommonSpot

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
CommonSpot
6.3
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
CommonSpot
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
CommonSpot
6.0
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
CommonSpot
6.5
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
CommonSpot
7.0
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
CommonSpot
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
CommonSpot
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
CommonSpot
7.0
Form generator
Agility CMS
CommonSpot
4.0

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
CommonSpot
7.7
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
CommonSpot
7.5
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
CommonSpot
7.0
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
CommonSpot
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
CommonSpot
7.0
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
CommonSpot
9.0

Pros

  • File management within the CMS is extremely helpful as a hosting/uploading tool local to our web pages and content.
  • Ability to clone web page content across mutli-language websites takes only a few clicks, and translation can be performed easily based on default English content.
  • Ability to post shared content and link content to categories for easy organization of content on the web - post once, and serve the content up on the live site in multiple places.
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  • CommonSpot allows any person with basic web abilities to edit and maintain sites.
  • CommonSpot allows anyone with basic web abilities to focus on content management and to not be consumed with the complexities of HTML .
  • My organization's marketers are able to optimize digital content and email campaigns across all web channels especially social media.
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Cons

  • Simplification of uploading files would be ideal - where all files are located in the Media & Documents section rather than uploaded directly to Shared Content modules. One home for all files helps us keep track of what is uploaded and what is not.
  • Better copy/paste handling of content from external programs (cleaning Word document formatting, etc.), similar to handling by Word Press and other simplified CMS would be helpful.
  • Greater control over global content such as headers/footers, multi-language implementation, etc., would allow our developers more flexibility and reduce our time coordinating with Agility support and using BOH.
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  • Commonspot needs to improve on its authoring feature. It is impossible to author on more than one page at a time . (One must always click on "View work on all changes") before switching between pages otherwise, the changes will not be saved.
  • CommonSpot does not support sharing the definition of any custom element or any template layouts. Therefore, one must recreate these in each site.
  • In Commonspot, a user who has to manage content in multiple sites will have to log in to each site to see and act on any actions.
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Likelihood to Renew

Agility CMS5.0
Based on 1 answer
I am not a part of this decision process at our organization.
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Usability

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CommonSpot8.0
Based on 1 answer
I had no previous background in content management, and found it very easy to use. If I could figure it out, I am pretty certain that just about anyone else could as well.
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Support

Agility CMS9.0
Based on 1 answer
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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Alternatives Considered

Agility offers a balance of simplicity and capability that other platforms don't offer. User-friendly platforms like Word Press do not offer our company the ability to fully customize our site based on our goals, but more adaptable programs like Drupal do not offer the support resources to simplify the structure of our site with pre-existing modules or professional development to meet our needs.
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Commonspot works in tandem with Zendesk very well to accomplish tasks an an efficient manner.
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Return on Investment

  • It is fairly simple for our employees to make web updates via Agility CMS, and this greatly optimizes our employee efficiency.
  • We are able to load and host company files easily via Agility CMS Media & Documents, which allows minimal, quick content sharing between departments when other file sharing platforms are not available.
  • Automation platforms and tracking code easily integrate with Agility CMS global headers to allow us to seamlessly acquire analytics on our site visits and content access.
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  • Better customer service
  • Improved accountability as it regards tracking the tasks assigned to which employee
  • Improved accountability led to increased employee efficiency
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Pricing Details

Agility CMS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

CommonSpot

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details