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Score 7.2 out of 101
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Score 8.1 out of 101

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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Concrete5

As far as Content Management Systems (CMS) go, they are the best you can get for free. I've used many other solutions before and this is by far the most intuitive and easy to train people on. If you are looking for a flashy attention-getting site it might not suit your business needs, but if you need to have the flexibility to update content frequently and with people who are less skilled, this is your tool. It works very well for corporate sites and personal sites. I haven't yet tried to implement an e-commerce site with their plugins yet but they do have some specifically for that. I would imagine though that there are much better solutions out there for e-commerce sites.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
Concrete5
9.7
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
Concrete5
9.7

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
Concrete5
10.0
API
Agility CMS
3.0
Concrete5
10.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
Concrete5
10.0

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
Concrete5
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
Concrete5
9.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
Concrete5
8.7
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
Concrete5
8.0
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
Concrete5
8.4
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
Concrete5
6.4
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
Concrete5
9.7
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
Concrete5
9.5
Form generator
Agility CMS
Concrete5
8.1

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
Concrete5
8.0
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
Concrete5
9.0
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
Concrete5
10.0
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
Concrete5
5.9
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
Concrete5
6.8
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
Concrete5
8.4

Pros

Agility CMS

  • 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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Concrete5

  • User-friendly interface: both front-end and back-end
  • Easy search engine optimization tools
  • Lots of built-in features
  • Innovative workflow and page archiving system
  • Active and reliable community / support
  • Highly flexible in way of presentation of content
  • MIT-licensed - can be white labelled to match your own company
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Cons

Agility CMS

  • 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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Concrete5

  • Concrete5 higly depends on Jquery. It makes it hard to upgrade the javascript library since the control panel depends on it.
  • When looking at the code, there are a few legacy objects that could ne renamed or changed. The Collection object for example. Its actually a Page.
  • The CMS is not multilingual by default. Even though i managed to 'hack' it so, it would be nice to have it included.
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Likelihood to Renew

Agility CMS

Agility CMS 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I am not a part of this decision process at our organization.
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Concrete5

Concrete5 9.9
Based on 22 answers
It is robust and open source. It can be deployed easily with a minimum amount of training.
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Usability

Agility CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Concrete5

Concrete5 9.0
Based on 12 answers
There are few drawbacks with Concrete5, perhaps one, being that they did not develop the platform on the latest technologies that utilize javascript as teh front-end framework for the application as apposed to PHP.Other than that, with the power and extendability of concrete5 upgrading can cause snags.
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Reliability and Availability

Agility CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Concrete5

Concrete5 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Since it's not tied to a central server (other than for authorizing updates and assigning licenses to specific sites), it's available pretty much 100% of the time.
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Performance

Agility CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Concrete5

Concrete5 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The site works extremely well, the front end flies, searches and form submissions are very fast indeed.The reason its a 9 not a ten? the back end can be a little slow at times, and this is unfair, because for the backend to be so amazing, it has to do a huge amount of work!
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Support

Agility CMS

Agility CMS 9.0
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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Concrete5

Concrete5 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Concrete5 is open-source and has an incredibly strong, polite, and supportive community. You can get an answer to nearly anything you want to do with Concrete5 by googling for it, searching the Concrete5 discussion forums or stack overflow, or posting your question to the forum. Members are very courteous and do not look down on those with less knowledge. And answers are always quick, informative, and supportive.
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Implementation

Agility CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Concrete5

Concrete5 9.8
Based on 6 answers
Build off of an existing theme to speed up the creation of custom designed themed. Bootstrap is a good one but there are many others that are probably much simpler to build from than the Bootstrap one was. Make sure you host on a Unix/Linux server so you don't have to install PHP or MySQL separately. It's just smoother on those platforms.
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Alternatives Considered

Agility CMS

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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Concrete5

Concrete5 is superior in most usecases to all other commonly used CMS platforms. The only thing where Joomla is outpreforming it is bulk editing. WordPress needs at least 20 plugins to do what Concrete5 does out of the box.
Programming C5 templates and custom views is a dream, you can update your site to latest version without any worries.
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Return on Investment

Agility CMS

  • 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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Concrete5

  • Managing a website became much simpler and straightforward. No more local desktop modification and then moving to the web host via ftp or other clients.
  • Better looking web sites overall with the use of various themes
  • Having web sites with forms that were easy to setup created a better client experience
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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

Concrete5

General

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

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