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Agility CMS

6 Ratings

Sitecore

Top Rated
104 Ratings

Agility CMS

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Sitecore

Top Rated
104 Ratings
Score 7.3 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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Sitecore

Great for companies that are looking to create customized, tailored content solutions and be willing to put in the hard work and effort to maximize the value out of the tool. If your company is just looking for very basic content management without all the bells and whistles, I'd recommend looking elsewhere for less [money].
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
Sitecore
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
Sitecore
8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
Sitecore
7.4
API
Agility CMS
3.0
Sitecore
7.8
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
Sitecore
6.9

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
Sitecore
6.9
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
Sitecore
6.6
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
Sitecore
6.9
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
Sitecore
6.8
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
Sitecore
6.5
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
Sitecore
7.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
Sitecore
7.1
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
Sitecore
7.5
Form generator
Agility CMS
Sitecore
6.6

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
Sitecore
7.1
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
Sitecore
8.1
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
Sitecore
7.5
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
Sitecore
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
Sitecore
5.4
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
Sitecore
6.4

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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  • Open and Scalable Content Management: At its root, the CMS capabilities offer complete customization while maintaining data integrity so that organizations can manage large amounts of content efficiently not just on the web presence but across email, social, mobile and print.
  • Experience Marketing: On top of the CMS foundation, organizations can optimize the experience of their customers through multivariate testing, personalization and engagement automation. This improved experience can also be quantified by the analytics concept of Engagement Value that is baked into all tracked interactions.
  • Application Integration: Sitecore enables organizations to create seamless user experiences across the entire enterprise by making it possible to tightly integrate other applications, whether they be ERP, CRM, E-commerce or any business-specific solutions.
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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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  • You need to have a strong Sitecore certified developer base to manage the Sitecore platform (if you are using all features). It's the same case with others. But, finding a Sitecore certified (costs $$) developer is tough in the market. Now the market is growing (thanks to Sitecore promotional events) and Sitecore is gaining popularity. It may be easy to find such developers in the future. If you want to leverage most out of the Sitecore community you need to be a Sitecore certified developer.
  • Sitecore comes with lots of built-in features and marketplace components. I feel this puts it in a little tricky situation. It gives an opportunity for a normal developer to use some of the free marketplace module, which may or may not be supported in a future version of Sitecore. Which may put the entire platform at risk to upgrade to the latest Sitecore version. You need to have a proper process to control and validate the marketplace components before using them.
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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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Sitecore9.0
Based on 9 answers
Sitecore has proven that it can deliver on its promise of a robust, reliable enterprise CMS solution with plenty of features. Also, they keep updating it with more and better features. Now that we are highly trained on it we have started on getting the most out of it and we plan to keep doing more of that in the future.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
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Sitecore7.3
Based on 4 answers
With any platform that offers so much capability, usability will naturally be more challenging. Sitecore does an admirable job and made massive strides in version 8, but at some times offers too many ways to achieve the same task allows users to sometimes take a path less efficient than the preferred path.
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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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Sitecore9.1
Based on 2 answers
We have never had an issue go unresolved. They handle issues quickly and efficiently.
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Online Training

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No answers yet
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Sitecore10.0
Based on 1 answer
Sitecore captures and remembers every single interaction your customers and prospects have in any part of the system, allowing you to build comprehensive, ever-learning profiles of each individual. From email marketing, to social media, to online shopping, Sitecore remembers where each interaction left off so you can automatically continue the conversation. Sitecore helps you manage your content for each and every experience your customers enjoy. Customize what content you want and the system will take care of how it's displayed.
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Implementation

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No answers yet
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Sitecore9.1
Based on 2 answers
Make sure you work with a partner that can help you take advantage of the entire platform. Specifically we see a lot of customers not taking advantage of Sitecore DMS and thus missing a huge opportunity. Sitecore is a platform that is meant to be constantly optimized and improved upon.
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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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Of all the competitors listed above, Sitecore owned, by far, the best combination of power, easy-of-use, and extensibility. It easily outperformed the other paid-for CMS systems. Its power is especially noticeable in its ability to handle very complex workflows, security permissions, and server setups. Beyond that, it is very extensible, allowing you easily to piggy-back on its out of box power and further customize it to your needs. There are only a few reasons I would not recommend Sitecore over the other CMS systems: cost, if the client requires a non-.Net based system, their needs are not as great so that a slimmer system like WordPress would make more sense.
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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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  • Positive - tracking, efficiency, and product management
  • Negative - difficult ROI tracking and no customer tracking on a deep page level
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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

Sitecore

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