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Agility CMS

6 Ratings

Movable Type

16 Ratings

Agility CMS

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Movable Type

16 Ratings
Score 8.6 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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Movable Type

For the purpose of simple, day-to-day blogging, Movable Type will get the job done. As I mentioned before, it has an intuitive UI so that most beginners can pick it up and build a simple blog post. But if you're looking for a CMS that will host multimedia content, interactive content, or any "fancy" production that goes beyond paragraphs and bullet points, then I would recommend something different - maybe even a custom CMS for the maximum control over your website's back-end coding. Keep in mind that the CMS does have some quirks and can be finicky, but the support staff is extremely helpful and available.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
Movable Type
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
Movable Type
5.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
Movable Type
6.0
API
Agility CMS
3.0
Movable Type
6.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
Movable Type

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
Movable Type
6.4
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
Movable Type
9.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
Movable Type
6.0
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
Movable Type
8.0
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
Movable Type
5.0
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
Movable Type
3.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
Movable Type
8.0
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
Movable Type
9.0
Form generator
Agility CMS
Movable Type
3.0

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
Movable Type
5.6
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
Movable Type
9.0
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
Movable Type
6.0
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
Movable Type
3.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
Movable Type
3.0
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
Movable Type
7.0

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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  • User-friendly interface which makes it very easy to navigate.
  • It allows you to easily create multiple blogs in one installation.
  • I like the long list of plugins that are available to use.
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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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  • Better gallery plugin
  • Publishing
  • Template tools
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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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Movable Type5.4
Based on 9 answers
I think there are still improvements to be made. I haven't tapped in to the full functionality of the CMS yet but the rating I give it now is only based on what I've been able to use it for
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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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I'd say Wordpress is better because it's free, but MT is better than Drupal,Joombla and Concrete5.
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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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  • Most of my Movable Type sites were smaller scaled or did not really have marketing goals so this isn't applicable to my case.
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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

Movable Type

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