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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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Drupal

So far my positive experience way outweighs the negative. Most of the issues we faced were solvable with a little to medium effort. Many people complain about a steep learning curve of Drupal. However I think it is not always true, especially if you are a professional developer. In any case the effort you make to learn Drupal will pay off in full.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
Drupal
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
Drupal
8.8

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
Drupal
8.3
API
Agility CMS
3.0
Drupal
8.4
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
Drupal
8.2

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
Drupal
7.8
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
Drupal
7.8
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
Drupal
7.8
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
Drupal
8.3
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
Drupal
7.8
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
Drupal
6.4
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
Drupal
8.4
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
Drupal
8.4
Form generator
Agility CMS
Drupal
7.6

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
Drupal
8.1
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
Drupal
8.1
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
Drupal
8.0
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
Drupal
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
Drupal
8.2
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
Drupal
8.5

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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  • Extendability. The hook system available keeps the code clean, maintainable between teams and projects, even bringing in contrib modules to use and extend.
  • Prototyping. With such a large degree of community modules I'm often able to built up a feature prototype, by myself, in 4-16 hours.
  • Community. Drupal has a large community for Q+A, as well as quality modules to extend your site functionality with minimal effort.
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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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  • VERY steep learning curve for both developers and designers, half jokingly referred to as a learning cliff. If you're going to build something, you need to do a lot of planning and research to ensure that you're following best practices.
  • Difficult to set up a system making it easy for non-technical end users to enter complexly styled content. If the content managers are responsible for layout of individual pieces of content, there is an additional steep learning curve. Alternatively, a reasonable amount of training is required to ensure that content managers know how to use the system.
  • Written documentation for many modules, including some of the most commonly used ones, is often piss-poor or completely lacking. Some UI aspects can seem completely arcane as a result, adding to the difficulties of learning how to use the system.
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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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Drupal8.2
Based on 18 answers
I really like Drupal, and besides the one major issue with not being able to update from version 6 to version 7 and I am happy to continuing using it. Hopefully as time goes on they will make it easier to upgrade or provide better tools for mid-level web designers like myself to build out new sites without the help of expensive 3rd party's.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Drupal9.8
Based on 9 answers
Because with Drupal 8 usability in Drupal will be highly improved.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Drupal9.7
Based on 3 answers
I have had few issues with keeping a Drupal system up and running. When there have been issues, they've been errors in how I went about implementing a change.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Drupal8.9
Based on 2 answers
Drupal page loads can be slow, as a great many database calls may be required to generate a page. It is highly recommended to use caching systems, both built-in and external to lessen such database loads and improve performance. I haven't had any problems with behind-the-scenes integrations with external systems.
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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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Drupal5.0
Based on 4 answers
Because you have different ways to get free support.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Drupal8.0
Based on 1 answer
I was part of the team that conducted the training. Our training was fine, but we could have been better informed on Drupal before we started providing it. If we did not have answers to tough questions, we had more technical staff we could consult with. We did provide hands-on practice time for the learners, which I would always recommend. That is where the best learning occurred.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Drupal6.0
Based on 2 answers
The on-line training was not as ideal as the face-to-face training. It was done remotely and only allowed for the trainers to present information to the learners and demonstrate the platform online. There was not a good way to allow for the learners to practice, ask questions and have them answered all in the same session.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Drupal5.1
Based on 4 answers
Plan ahead as much you can. You really need to know how to build what you want with the modules available to you, or that you might need to code yourself, in order to make the best use of Drupal. I recommend you analyze the most technically difficult workflows and other aspects of your implementation, and try building some test versions of those first. Get feedback from stakeholders early and often, because you can easily find yourself in a situation where your implementation does 90% of what you want, but, due to something you didn't plan for, foresee, or know about, there's no feasible way to get past the last 10%
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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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Drupal cannot really compare to Joomla. Joomla is also a free CMS, is faster to set up, is faster to load for visitors, is easier to maintain, and the extensions are much more reliable - even the free ones.Drupal and WordPress are very different, as Drupal has the power to be much more complex than WordPress, and is organized better than WordPress, but WordPress plugins are more reliable.The only reason I used Drupal was to gain experience using it and because a client already had a site built using it. I don't recommend it, and would only work with it if I had to.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Drupal8.0
Based on 2 answers
Drupal is well known to be scalable, although it requires solid knowledge of MySQL best practices, caching mechanisms, and other server-level best practices. I have never personally dealt with an especially large site, so I can speak well to the issues associated with Drupal scaling.
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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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  • Drupal has represented less infrastructure cost in that as a flexible platform, it has allowed architectural changes that mitigate exposure, better leverage caching and share functionality.
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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

Drupal

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