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Agility CMS

6 Ratings

Squarespace

Top Rated
111 Ratings

Agility CMS

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Squarespace

Top Rated
111 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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Squarespace

I build websites for a living, but do not always have time to work with one-off of very low budget projects. In these cases, I recommend Squarespace as a way for these customers to get the quality site they want at a reasonable price - and most are willing to do the work themselves (they just didn't know that they could).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
Squarespace
8.4
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
Squarespace
8.4

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
Squarespace
7.5
API
Agility CMS
3.0
Squarespace
7.3
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
Squarespace
7.8

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
Squarespace
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
Squarespace
8.3
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
Squarespace
8.1
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
Squarespace
8.1
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
Squarespace
8.4
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
Squarespace
7.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
Squarespace
8.9
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
Squarespace
8.0
Form generator
Agility CMS
Squarespace
8.1

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
Squarespace
6.9
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
Squarespace
7.5
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
Squarespace
7.0
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
Squarespace
6.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
Squarespace
6.4
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
Squarespace
7.3

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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  • Good looking themes to choose from.
  • Quick and easy setup.
  • eCommerce tools.
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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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  • Ability to fine tune styling through CSS for pros.
  • Ability to add editable areas through HTML for pros.
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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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Squarespace10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've renewed my Squarespace 3 years in a row
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Squarespace10.0
Based on 2 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 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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Squarespace10.0
Based on 2 answers
Easy to find support on their website.
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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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WordPress is a full featured blogging powerhouse with tons of extensions and huge user base. You can start with a WordPress.com blog and when you outgrow it you can set up your own server with the WordPress.org site and import your content to it. It's less straightforward than Squarespace but more malleable in the long run
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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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  • It's my primary platform for design, so hugely impactful!
  • Improved client satisfaction, word of mouth referrals and return business.
  • Improved project delivery based on ease of use and documentation.
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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