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Agility CMS

6 Ratings

Drupal

Top Rated
270 Ratings

Agility CMS

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Drupal

Top Rated
270 Ratings
Score 8 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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Drupal

Drupal is great for a company of any size. It can support incredibly large companies or small ones. It was incredibly easy to install and supports many different resource assets that have been instrumental in growing our existing brands as well as the new ones we continue to acquire. Drupal also has the ability to create many different user roles so that we never have to worry about someone having access to something they should not have. Though this is not something new to Drupal, we have recently integrated it with Google Analytics and are finally leveraging this integration to its full potential.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
Drupal
9.3
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
Drupal
9.3

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
Drupal
8.3
API
Agility CMS
3.0
Drupal
8.7
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
Drupal
7.9

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
Drupal
8.3
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
Drupal
8.2
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
Drupal
7.8
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
Drupal
8.9
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
Drupal
7.6
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
Drupal
8.2
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
Drupal
8.9
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
Drupal
8.8
Form generator
Agility CMS
Drupal
7.8

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
Drupal
8.7
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
Drupal
8.5
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
Drupal
8.7
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
Drupal
8.4
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
Drupal
8.8
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
Drupal
9.1

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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  • Drupal integrates very well with all of our technology, ie. Salesforce, Marketo, etc.
  • Drupal's interface allows us to easily update and push out new material with ease.
  • Drupal is a very well known technology that has made it easy for us to find talent that is familiar with it.
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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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  • Drupal is complex, it will take time and expertise to shape it into the tool you need it to be for your use case. WordPress can be installed and is ready to go for blogging out-of-the-box, but Drupal will need more setup up front to build out the functionality needed.
  • Finding strong Drupal expertise can be challenging for companies. Although the developer community is over a million strong, there are still few companies that truly have an expert Drupal developer on staff.
  • Drupal can be overkill for small websites with just a few pages or limited functionality. Many new flat file responsive tools can do well to build a basic brochure site without the overhead of a CMS like Drupal.
  • Security is an ongoing struggle for all users of opensource CMS solutions. If you choose Drupal for your website, you will need a plan for security updates to ensure you are one step ahead of the hackers.
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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
The time and money invested into this platform were too great to discontinue it at this point. I'm sure it will be in use for a while. We have also spent time training many employees how to use it. All of these things add up to quite an investment in the product. Lastly, it basically fulfills what we need our intranet site to do.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
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Drupal9.6
Based on 9 answers
Because with Drupal 8 usability in Drupal will be highly improved.
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Reliability and Availability

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No answers yet
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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
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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
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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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I was not a decision maker when it came to which software we would use. There are pros and cons to any software. I would have preferred to use Google Sites, especially since the organization uses Google Drive and its related products pretty heavily. I see great value in sticking with fewer systems and platforms to minimize employee confusion and frustration.
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Scalability

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No answers yet
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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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  • Recommending Drupal to clients has given us many opportunities for new/continuous work.
  • Drupal is an appropriate solution for a wide array of needs, which widens the available market for potential work.
  • The exceptionally supportive community that Drupal has allows for developers to pick it up quickly.
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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