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Agility CMS

6 Ratings

Progress Sitefinity

Top Rated
180 Ratings

Agility CMS

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Progress Sitefinity

Top Rated
180 Ratings
Score 7.7 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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Progress Sitefinity

I'm really happy with how Sitefinity functions for our website. It's easy to edit and we've been able to create some custom microsites easily as well. We have some custom integrations that Sitefinity seems to struggle with. It's hard to know if it's Sitefinity or the integration created by our vendor.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.7
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.7

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
Progress Sitefinity
7.2
API
Agility CMS
3.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.3

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
Progress Sitefinity
7.3
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.0
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.6
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.5
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
Progress Sitefinity
5.4
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.3
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.4
Form generator
Agility CMS
Progress Sitefinity
6.9

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
Progress Sitefinity
6.9
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.2
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.9
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
Progress Sitefinity
6.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
Progress Sitefinity
5.5
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
Progress Sitefinity
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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  • Sitefinity provides a slick backend interface that allows users to easily drag layouts and widgets (i.e. page elements) onto the page. They're able to configure the widgets and preview exactly how the page will look before publishing. All without risk of accidental changes to the live site.
  • Sitefinity Feather has been a breath of fresh air for developers. We needed more control over the markup going down the wire and they gave it to us. Markup is now much cleaner and developers are able to use the latest best practices for developing widgets and data binding.
  • Custom Modules (module builder) is a very powerful tool for providing customers with structured methods of creating data that will be displayed in a particular way on their website. When a school wants to put a teacher in the monthly spotlight, they're able to create a new "Teacher" in the backend where they're able to provide their name, picture and bio. All "Teachers" will automatically be displayed on another page of all past spotlight teachers. Clients don't have to create duplicated, accident-prone HTML in raw content blocks. We can provide them the tools to provide the necessary information, and we display that data consistently and beautifully.
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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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  • The biggest thing I dislike about Sitefinity is the price. It's clearly not meant for smaller businesses which has priced many of my clients out of the market.
  • Another negative for me is that the product's base is Web Forms. However, they have made some headway into the MVC space, it still not a purely MVC product.
  • In the last few editions of Sitefinity have been mostly focused on marketing initiative that many organizations do not need. So the price keeps going up but the features are necessarily useful to justify the costs.
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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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Progress Sitefinity4.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

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Progress Sitefinity6.0
Based on 2 answers
Ease of use for what I do.
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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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Progress Sitefinity7.3
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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  • Sitefinity has reduced the amount of time it takes to edit and publish content, which has enabled us to get information out more quickly.
  • Sitefinity allowed us to establish a consistent and modern brand identity and apply it across multiple websites.
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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

Progress Sitefinity

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