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Agility CMS

6 Ratings

Jadu CMS

8 Ratings

Agility CMS

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Jadu CMS

8 Ratings
Score 3 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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Jadu CMS

Jadu CMS is not currently geared toward the academic side, but more of the business/government types of organizations. Things can be tweaked to suit your needs, but sometimes there are limitations. The programmers are very helpful in assisting with that.
If you have some in house programmers, and you can get developer training, they will be able to program their own custom widgets to use on your website. We did not have programmers but managed to create a few simple widgets.
There's also a marketplace to look for other widgets that you could use on your site.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
Jadu CMS
2.0
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
Jadu CMS
2.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
Jadu CMS
6.0
API
Agility CMS
3.0
Jadu CMS
3.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
Jadu CMS
9.0

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
Jadu CMS
3.6
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
Jadu CMS
3.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
Jadu CMS
1.0
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
Jadu CMS
2.0
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
Jadu CMS
8.0
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
Jadu CMS
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
Jadu CMS
7.0
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
Jadu CMS
1.0
Form generator
Agility CMS
Jadu CMS
3.0

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
Jadu CMS
1.0
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
Jadu CMS
1.0
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
Jadu CMS
1.0
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
Jadu CMS
1.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
Jadu CMS
1.0
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
Jadu CMS
1.0

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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  • Reliability. The LAMP-powered server/software rarely has any problems and can handle hundreds of concurrent users without issue. It was developed with scalability in mind.
  • Ease of Use. Our users find the backend GUI very easy to use. The layout is intuitive and follows the same format throughout the entire control panel.
  • Powerful. Even if it doesn't do something you would like it to out of the box, the code is well formatted and easy to customize.
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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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  • Bugs. We seem to run in to random bugs quite often and find it odd that nobody else has reported them yet. More extensive testing might be helpful before releasing versions/patches.
  • Authentication. It would be nice to see Single Sign-On added to both the front end and administrator panel. Almost all higher education schools are using some sort of SSO, in particular, CAS.
  • Support. The support team is fantastic, but sometimes we find ourselves waiting several days for a response to an issue we are having.
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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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Jadu CMS9.5
Based on 2 answers
I decided not to give it a 10 because I don't know what else is out there in terms of CMS products, and there's a bias when you've only been exposed to one product. At my current job, I used Jadu sparingly but it's easy to get reacquainted with the software and the look and feel of the CMS
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Usability

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Jadu CMS10.0
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For the common user, Jadu is very easy to use and to understand. For the more complex user/administrator, there's a lot of power to be harnessed in HTML editing, creating widgets, editing styles, creating workflows, and other advanced features Jadu can work up for the customer.
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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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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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  • More modern design compared to our old website software solution.
  • Much easier to navigate and find content, as well as searching.
  • More reliable and efficient in terms of server resources.
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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

Jadu CMS

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