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Agility CMS

6 Ratings

Agility CMS

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Percussion CMS

3 Ratings
Score 8.4 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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Percussion CMS

Best suited for large organizations where everyone knows how to deal with Java in an increasingly Java unfriendly world. Said organization should be willing to pay a huge price for a piece of dinosaur technology
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
Percussion CMS
3.0
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
Percussion CMS
3.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
Percussion CMS
1.0
API
Agility CMS
3.0
Percussion CMS
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
Percussion CMS
1.0

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
Percussion CMS
1.6
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
Percussion CMS
1.0
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
Percussion CMS
1.0
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
Percussion CMS
3.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
Percussion CMS
1.0
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
Percussion CMS
2.0

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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  • Separate CMS environment publishes to remote server environment - great for security
  • Highly scalable
  • Full scale workflow allows for custom routing, approving, etc..
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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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  • One word: JAVA! We don't live in the 1990's anymore! An AJAX/DHTML environment seems a long time coming.
  • Horrible end-user experience, learning curve. Our end users' inability to easily use the archaic, Java-based interface, means they send the web developer their content requests. This creates a huge bottleneck and completely defeats the purpose of a CMS.
  • Image mangement and integration with content is aweful and time consuming. An image processing tool called ImedImage was developed for Percussion at one point, and left completely stagnant with very little support.
  • Implementation is extremely complicated, given the complexity of the system. Sure, scalability is a good thing, but there is very little out-of-the box function. Don't expect to implement a site as quickly as with other CMS platforms.
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Likelihood to Renew

Agility CMS5.0
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I am not a part of this decision process at our organization.
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Support

Agility CMS9.0
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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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No contest. I can't wait to get off of Percussion CMS.
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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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  • We are locked into Percussion CMS simply due to the expense and complexity of migrating to another solution (and the lack of time and budget to do so). I long for the day when I am no longer required to support Percussion CMS, to say the least.
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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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Percussion CMS

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