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Agility CMS

6 Ratings

Joomla

221 Ratings

Agility CMS

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Joomla

221 Ratings
Score 7 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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Joomla

Joomla! is one of the best open-source to create and build web portal and applications. Especially related with e-Commerce project. From the beginning of its appearance until now, Joomla already received many awards in the IT industry. With this extensive and flexible features, this Joomla! platform will suitable for many industries from small to corporate company.Again there will be no silver bullet for all purpose. For someone that require very high customization on their website then Joomla! is not for them.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
Joomla
8.2
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
Joomla
8.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
Joomla
7.7
API
Agility CMS
3.0
Joomla
7.5
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
Joomla
7.8

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
Joomla
6.6
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
Joomla
7.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
Joomla
6.5
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
Joomla
7.8
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
Joomla
5.5
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
Joomla
6.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
Joomla
5.1
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
Joomla
6.8
Form generator
Agility CMS
Joomla
7.3

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
Joomla
6.6
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
Joomla
6.2
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
Joomla
6.2
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
Joomla
6.8
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
Joomla
7.4
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
Joomla
6.7

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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  • Joomla has a Built in Media Manager that allows you to create your own folder, name it whatever you like, and then configure the settings of your Media Manager to redirect to the new folder. Then, after that is complete, you can create other folders inside of the “Main Media” folder in a proper organized hierarchical manner.
  • Joomla’s Menu Manager is extensive and configurable. Joomla allows for an Unlimited amount of Links to have in your Unlimited amount of Menus.
  • No Separate “Page” and Separate “Post.” There’s only one type: “Article.” ALL “Pages” are “Articles.” All “Posts” are “Articles.”
  • Joomla has Unlimited Custom Module Management – Joomla gives you the ability to create your entire website out of Modules or simply create and manage as many modules as you want. You could put them anywhere you want, in any place, on any page you want. You can even put Modules into the Menu Items.
  • Joomla has a Built-in Access Control List (ACL). This allows you to create Specific Groups and then you can add Specific Users to those groups and manage with a fine granular approach, which group can access which individual part or element in the website.
  • Joomla lets you Sign-in to the website from the Front-End and edit/update content in Articles and Modules.
  • With Joomla there is one central place for installing Templates, Components, Plugins, or Modules: the Extension Manager
  • Joomla has built in Cache Control. This gives your site a quicker response to requests, if nothing has been change to an article or other element.
  • Joomla has a built in Contact Manager that includes Google’s new reCAPTCHA v2. This is the modern version that helps to block spam and other malicious submissions.
  • Joomla has built in Global Check in for items. Useful if you want to quickly return articles and release them from users editing it.
  • Joomla has a built in Language Manager. Very useful for International Websites or websites that welcome people who speak different languages.
  • Joomla is compatible with Microsoft Windows SQL Server and Microsoft Windows IIS Server so it could be seamlessly used in a Microsoft Environment. Most corporations run on Windows Networks with Windows Servers.
  • Joomla has a built in Authentication – LDAP plugin that synchronizes with Microsoft Windows Server’s Active Directory so you can just use your standard A.D. Login to sign in to Joomla on your organization’s Intranet Website. Implementing a Joomla based "Intranet" is a great low cost solution.
  • Joomla has built in Nested Categories. This provides for a more organized hierarchical atmosphere.
  • Joomla has built in Revision Control. In case something goes wrong in an article, you could revert back to a previous version.
  • Joomla has built in Tag Management. Tags help users to find articles pertaining to specific subject matters.
  • Joomla has built in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) settings on important parts of the Website including: Articles and Menus. This is where you can insert keywords and metadata. This helps with search engines.
  • Joomla has Search Engine Friendly (SEF) URL abilities that use Apache Mod_Re-Write. Instead of the user trying to read "?=itemid1" they will easily read "about" or "services" in the url of their web browser.
  • For Developers and Software Engineers:
  • Joomla is Object-Oriented Designed - Unlike Joomla's main competitors: Drupal and WordPress, Joomla, is an Object Oriented Designed (OOD) CMS. Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) takes the view that what we really care about are the "objects" we want to manipulate rather than the logic required to manipulate them. One of the principal advantages of object-oriented programming techniques over procedural programming techniques is that they enable programmers to create modules that do not need to be changed when a new type of object is added. A programmer can simply create a new object that inherits many of its features from existing objects. This makes object-oriented programs easier to modify.
  • For Developers and Software Engineers:
  • Joomla is MVC - Also unlike Joomla's competitors, Joomla's architecture is MVC. Model–View–Controller (MVC) is a software architectural pattern for implementing user interfaces. It divides a given software application into three interconnected parts, so as to separate internal representations of information from the ways that information is presented to or accepted from the user.
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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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  • Joomla is SLOWER than its competitors. Although, with the implementation of new Solid State Device Hard Drives in Modern Website Host Servers, the slowness is becoming less noticeable.
  • The Image Editing abilities of the built in Media Manager are USELESS. WordPress is much better at built-in Image Editing.
  • The ability to either turn off or turn on, Automatic Menu Item Creation does NOT exist. WordPress is much better at that.
  • Sometimes, it seems like Joomla or its database becomes confused and\or Cache Build Up becomes a problem, and then the cache has to be cleaned out.
  • There is no built-in Automatic Cache Cleaning at configurable intervals.
  • The updating and upgrading process is easier than it ever has been, but it’s still not as flawless and as easygoing as WordPress.
  • NO Automatic Update abilities for Components, Modules, or Plugins.
  • Joomla is NOT nearly as popular or as used as WordPress.
  • Joomla lacks a comprehensive Preview ability. And there really isn't a good plugin for it. WordPress's Preview ability is far superior to both Joomla and Drupal.
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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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Joomla10.0
Based on 28 answers
Renew is not a fair term as it is free and open source but we will continue to use Joomla.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
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Joomla9.9
Based on 7 answers
It is not a ten only because of its learning curve but again, that is a wise investment of time.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
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Joomla7.8
Based on 2 answers
Today's Modern Joomla performs very well and is robust and durable. The pages load faster than they ever did in the past and Modern Joomla's integration into other software or systems has become seamless. Modern Joomla sites will last long and will stay running forever.
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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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Joomla10.0
Based on 4 answers
I would say the Joomla.org support team does a great job for being volunteers. I however think good 3rd party developers and resources provide excellent support that I utilize often.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
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Joomla8.7
Based on 3 answers
Joomla has gone through tremendous growing pains. It is now better than ever. But before, when it was going from 1.5-2.5, the templates and plugins would break over and over again. If you don't understand what Joomla was trying to do back then, you might have a bad attitude toward it. Today, those pains are over and things don't break like they used to during that time period.
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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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Joomla! is great for large data applications such as sites that hold a large number of products. WordPress and Drupal have very clean and fluid front ends; however that lack the data driven power needed for online retailers. Joomla! sites can be made with responsive layouts and controls like WordPress and Drupal, but are not as simple to setup as Drupal and WordPress. WordPress setup is "So easy a caveman can do it." Joomla! requires a bit more, but your ROI will be greater. In the end it really boils down to what you want to do with your website. If it is more of a billboard with limited functionality I would say use WordPress or Drupal, but if you need some real functionality and tools, more of a web-system, then I would hands down recommend Joomla!.
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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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  • A down stream effect of our Joomla! website's contact form has been improved customer service and response time. Our previous site did not have a contact page and there for the only way to reach our team was through a direct email to a sales person or by calling the headquarters.
  • We also sell products on the Amazon marketplace and by referencing the products being sold on our Joomla website we were able to drive consumer traffic to purchase there, for small quantity orders.
  • Saving Money! Because Joomla is open source and fairly quick to setup we were able to save a great deal of cost over other solutions. Joomla also runs well on open source serves such as Ubuntu or another flavor of Linux with MySQL.
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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

Joomla

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