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Agility CMS

6 Ratings

Kentico

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Agility CMS

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Kentico

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 8.5 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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Kentico

Kentico 8 scales extremely well from project budgets targeted under 50,000 to projects well over 1 million dollars. I've successfully applied the system to both internal business applications as well as high-volume B2C applications. I would avoid using Kentico 8 in situations where the client has extremely specific administration needs
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
Kentico
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
Kentico
9.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
Kentico
8.7
API
Agility CMS
3.0
Kentico
8.4
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
Kentico
9.0

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
Kentico
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
Kentico
8.9
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
Kentico
8.6
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
Kentico
9.3
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
Kentico
9.3
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
Kentico
4.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
Kentico
9.6
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
Kentico
9.3
Form generator
Agility CMS
Kentico
8.7

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
Kentico
8.9
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
Kentico
8.8
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
Kentico
8.8
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
Kentico
8.9
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
Kentico
9.4
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
Kentico
8.3

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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  • The primary selling point of Kentico is its tremendous value for the licensing dollar. When compared to high-dollar CMSs, Kentico provides a 95% of the functionality of a system like Sitecore or AEM at a fifth of the price.
  • The development model for Kentico allows for quick entry for developers and a relatively low learning curve. Setup and install is also extremely easy.
  • The CMS admin tool itself is quite intuitive and capable for easy ramp-up by non-technical staff members.
  • Among top-tier CMS vendors, Kentico has far and away the best support and documentation available in the marketplace.
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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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  • Their slogan - "Right First Time Technology" - I get what they mean, but some things may be lost in translation. This is a sentence fragment in English, and some clients may be turned off by it.
  • Easier to understand documentation - their official documentation could use an overhaul. All of the information is there, but most of their code examples need to be fleshed out a bit. This aspect of their product can be very hard to navigate for first-time Kentico developers.
  • Email Queue - this should be in the same section as Email Marketing; currently this is under Configuration
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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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Kentico9.2
Based on 22 answers
The speed with which we can deliver functionality (even with non-technical users), and the access to create custom functionality really make Kentico a winner.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Kentico9.0
Based on 3 answers
They are Excellent, but not perfect, there are a couple of minor features they have that I would [like to] see them improve upon.
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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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Kentico9.3
Based on 3 answers
They truly are amazing with how fast they get back to us on issues. Almost all of the time the support team is able to answer our issues with direct and to the point information.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Kentico10.0
Based on 1 answer
The system provides many opportunities to integrate and enhance the platform and makes it easy to do so.
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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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Kentico 8 really is a drastic improvement over previous versions of Kentico - the whole system is light years faster, much more intuitive to use and nicer for all users involved.
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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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  • Better efficiency
  • Better lead management
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Pricing Details

Agility CMS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Agility CMS Editions & Modules
Agility CMS
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Kentico

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Kentico Editions & Modules
Kentico
Edition
Kentico CMS Base License for 1 Website
$4,4991
Kentico CMS Base License for 10 Websites
$16,9991
Kentico CMS Base License for Unlimited Sites
$27,9991
Kentico EMS License for 1 Website
$19,9991
Kentico EMS License for 10 Websites
$39,9991
Kentico EMS License for Unlimited Licenses
$69,9991
Kentico CMS Ultimate License for 1 Website
$9,9991
Kentico CMS Ultimate License for 10 Websites
$29,9991
Kentico CMS Ultimate License for Unlimited Websites
$49,9991
Kentico EMS Corporate
$399,0002
1. Lifetime License per Seat
2. Unlimited Users, Websites, Environments, Server Deployment, Source Code, Premium Support
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