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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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Episerver Web Content Management

Key Questions To Ask:
  • What is your current technology stack and/or what technology is your in-house developers able to support?
  • What is your current budget for (1) Software (2) Annual Software Subscription (3) Implementation Services?
  • What are the top 3 business challenges you are expecting to resolve with this purchase?
  • How many CMS authors will need to have access to the system?
  • What role will digital marketing play in your decision making process?
  • What role will eCommerce play in your decision making process?
  • What business requirements do you have that will not be met by out-of-the-box features of the platform?
  • Does your site need to support translations (now or in the future)?
  • Where will the site be hosted (IE: On your servers, the cloud, etc)?
  • What is your timeline for implementation?
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
Episerver Web Content Management
7.9
API
Agility CMS
3.0
Episerver Web Content Management
8.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.9

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
Episerver Web Content Management
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
Episerver Web Content Management
6.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
Episerver Web Content Management
6.8
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.0
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.0
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.7
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
Episerver Web Content Management
6.4
Form generator
Agility CMS
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
Episerver Web Content Management
6.7
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
Episerver Web Content Management
6.9
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
Episerver Web Content Management
6.3
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
Episerver Web Content Management
5.5
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5

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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  • Innovation - EPiServer is constantly looking at ways to improve their product and partner with organizations that can develop add-ons to improve the overall features of the core platform. For Example: SilverPop (marketing automation) and Celum (digital asset management).
  • Content Management - It may seem obvious that a WCM product should manage content/reuse well; but, let's be honest, not all products do what they claim to do well. In this case, EPiServer understands the core functionality and has created product that is intuitive and exceeds customer expectations in this area.
  • Previews - EPiServer has built-in templates (emulators) that allow you to easily confirm how your content is going to be displayed on a variety of devices before you publish your content. This is advantageous as it eliminates the guess work and need to redo content (or even code) after you've gone to production because you weren't able to thoroughly test it before hand.
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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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  • We had a little bit of an inconvenience with the User Interface content display of some of the pages on the portal, but we're sure that will be taken care of in the near future.
  • Actual implementation for out of the box product test drive was a little time-consuming. With the help of the support team, it was all good. Would be good if we wouldn't need to contact anyone in the future though.
  • Documentation could be better.
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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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Episerver Web Content Management8.8
Based on 7 answers
As an implementer, Experis continues to recommend/support EPiServer as a viable CMS platform and we do not have a direct renewal scenario with EPiServer ourselves. That said, we do have indirect ability to influence existing customers (as a trusted adviser) on their annual renewal; and, there are no existing clients/scenarios in which we would recommend them leaving the EPiServer platform.
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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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Bandwidth, Drupal 8, core APIs.
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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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  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Better user experience through targeted content
  • Better workflows
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Pricing Details

Agility CMS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Episerver Web Content Management

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

Episerver Web Content Management More Information