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Agility CMS

6 Ratings

DNN Platform

12 Ratings

Agility CMS

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

DNN Platform

12 Ratings
Score 7.1 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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DNN Platform

Well suited to large enterprise website or web application developments. Less well suited to smaller site which would be better catered for by something like Wordpress.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
DNN Platform
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
DNN Platform
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
DNN Platform
10.0
API
Agility CMS
3.0
DNN Platform
9.9
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
DNN Platform
10.0

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
DNN Platform
6.8
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
DNN Platform
7.8
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
DNN Platform
7.3
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
DNN Platform
7.0
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
DNN Platform
7.4
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
DNN Platform
2.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
DNN Platform
9.0
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
DNN Platform
7.4
Form generator
Agility CMS
DNN Platform
6.2

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
DNN Platform
7.7
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
DNN Platform
7.8
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
DNN Platform
7.2
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
DNN Platform
6.8
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
DNN Platform
8.8
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
DNN Platform
8.0

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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  • Very easy to use CMS - Ease of use is paramount with CMS products to minimise on support calls. Also the template structure of pages ensures that content editors cannot inadvertently corrupt the layout of the page.
  • Powerful application framework - The existence of APIs for all functionality within the CMS provides limitless scope in terms of developing bespoke applications which sit within the CMS.
  • Commercially supported option available - For larger clients, the comfort factor of having a direct line to the developers of the application is a big selling point.
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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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  • Documentation of the APIs is sometimes quite sparse with varying levels of details provided depending on the function.
  • The liquid content feature stores content in the DNN cloud rather than on the application server. Convincing a client that the content isn't on their own servers (when trying to sell this feature) can be a challenge.
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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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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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We chose DNN primarily because we were looking for an open source, scalable .NET based platform. This business decision was made 8 years ago and we have used it for every web development since. To date, no product provides such diversity of functionality and robustness against these requirements.
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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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  • The free version is certainly good for ROI, but the paid versions are expensively licensed.
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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

DNN Platform

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