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Score 7.2 out of 101

Squarespace

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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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Squarespace

Squarespace is great if you're updating a client's site that they've made themselves using less-than-optimal software. I've used it for lots of small businesses and sole proprietors that know that their site is out of date and doesn't serve their needs any longer, but are not sure where to look for an alternative. Squarespace allows me as a designer to set up a functional and beautiful site quickly for my clients. If I'm dealing with an enterprise-level client that has more specific needs, Squarespace would not be my first choice since its customizability is limited (though well-suited for most small businesses).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
Squarespace
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
Squarespace
8.8

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
Squarespace
8.0
API
Agility CMS
3.0
Squarespace
7.9
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
Squarespace
8.1

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
Squarespace
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
Squarespace
8.6
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
Squarespace
8.0
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
Squarespace
8.5
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
Squarespace
8.4
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
Squarespace
8.3
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
Squarespace
8.9
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
Squarespace
8.7
Form generator
Agility CMS
Squarespace
8.5

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
Squarespace
7.2
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
Squarespace
7.6
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
Squarespace
7.4
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
Squarespace
6.6
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
Squarespace
7.1
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
Squarespace
7.5

Pros

Agility CMS

  • 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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Squarespace

  • Blogs - it provides an easy way to create the blogs, as well as a nice way to organize and sort blogs so that our customers can identify what they want to read before having to slog through everything on the site.
  • User Interface - we have a saying: "what if you get hit by a bus?" If the entire operation shuts down because one person is gone, then the program is not worth it. Squarespace's interface is something anyone can learn in the span of 10 minutes, and with a little bit of guidance, you will never be left alone in case your web master is away.
  • Pricing and Domain - this was not only easy to set up, but painless and straightforward. No hidden costs, and no sudden expenses that we didn't expect.
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Cons

Agility CMS

  • 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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Squarespace

  • I am not a fan of the embedded code. For third party programs, I have to search them for a direct HTML code in order to put it on the site, as their embedded link only creates a hyperlink. Something you can do easier in the text blocks.
  • More reliable integration with social media. I have to resync the school's Instagram account weekly. We manage multiple, so I can't just leave it logged in. One time it displayed my own personal account without confirming.
  • I would also like a more expansive CMS on par with Wordpress, but that is a preference, not a negative.
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Likelihood to Renew

Agility CMS

Agility CMS 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I am not a part of this decision process at our organization.
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Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 4 answers
I've renewed my Squarespace 3 years in a row
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Usability

Agility CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 3 answers
It's simple to use for someone who is really good with computers as well as those who are not. I've been using my personal squarespace for years and have also helped clients build a starting page which they are later able to manage theirselves.
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Support

Agility CMS

Agility CMS 9.0
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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Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Easy to find support on their website.
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Alternatives Considered

Agility CMS

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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Squarespace

Wix has a lot more flexibility than Squarespace in designing really original web content, with the same front end, no code style that Squarespace offers. If you want to do something really unique with your site, you can drag and drop something anywhere on the page, similar to a powerpoint presentation on Wix. Squarespace is gridded, so you can only drop things in certain places and it aligns the columns into halves, thirds, etc.One thing I really prefer about Squarespace is that you can make global changes. While Wix is very flexible, if you decide to make a significant change (font, color, etc) you have to change it on every individual page in every place. On Squarespace, the global design choices keep your website consistent in font, color, and size across your site, so you don't end up with inconsistent text or color changes. Another benefit is that you can add custom code or pull code for integrations with forms, databases etc, which you cannot do with Squarespace.As a non professional designer, the clean format and limitations of Squarespace are actually useful in building a clean platform.
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Return on Investment

Agility CMS

  • 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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Squarespace

  • Our website through Squarespace has been instrumental to building our membership and clientele, and sharing important information about our brand
  • We have received clients through our website
  • It is really difficult to search our website, and it is hard to figure out how to improve our SEO to get more organic outreach
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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

Squarespace

General

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

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