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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Algolia

If you have a dedicated developer who has the technical know-how to delve deep into Algolia's documentation to figure out what makes it tick, this is the product for you. Algolia's framework is extremely powerful, making search instantaneous and providing users with results at break-neck speeds. If all you need is great search, but you do not require a complex relevancy algorithm running it, Algolia will work well for you. The more complex your use case, the more expensive the product becomes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Episerver Commerce Cloud

Episerver Digital Commerce may be a good fit for you if you do not have your own development team, do not need any custom development, and the out-of-the-box experience takes care of all your business needs.If you need significant custom development and value testable, discoverable software, then Episerver Digital Commerce will not be a good fit for your organization.
Tim Hardy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
5.0
Product catalog & listings
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
4.4
Product management
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
3.6
Bulk product upload
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
3.2
Branding
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
6.1
Mobile storefront
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
6.2
Product variations
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
6.4
Website integration
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
4.0
Visual customization
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
5.5
CMS
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
5.1

Online Shopping Cart

Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
6.6
Abandoned cart recovery
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
6.9
Checkout user experience
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
6.4

Online Payment System

Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
6.7
eCommerce security
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
6.7

eCommerce Marketing

Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
6.3
Promotions & discounts
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
7.5
Personalized recommendations
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
5.1
SEO
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
6.3

eCommerce Business Management

Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
5.1
Multi-site management
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
6.8
Order processing
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
5.1
Inventory management
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
5.3
Shipping
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
3.8
Custom functionality
Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
4.5

Pros

Algolia

  • Algolia is brain-dead simple to set up. I've implemented search with Algolia in a dozen different ways now, and it never took me longer than a few minutes to get the functionality I want. With Algolia, the only challenge is designing your search UI -- if you don't want to use their baked in UI solutions.
  • Results come back incredibly fast. I'm not sure how Algolia does it, but every keystroke I make in a search field returns new results instantly. It's hard to believe that I'm searching large datasets on a remote server when it works so fast.
  • Very little customization is needed for 99% of use-cases. Algolia's out of the box setup works great, and it takes no prior knowledge to set up.
Eli Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Episerver Commerce Cloud

  • Web content management -- the interface is drag and drop and makes it very easy for business users to create product pages.
  • In site search with Episerver Find -- it is easy to promote attributes and make quick tweaks to fine-tune results.
  • Integrate with other systems -- we have integrated with our ERP, our product information management system, our digital asset management system and our marketing automation system to take advantage of investments we have already made in content and customer data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Algolia

  • Algolia can be a bit complex -- for smaller companies or companies without many tech resources, it may be difficult to implement and use without the help of a third party
  • Manually manipulating search results (for specific queries having listings show up first) is a bit difficult to do without custom developing that functionality
Michael Riess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Episerver Commerce Cloud

  • Support. Episerver used to have direct support and access to the tech team to discuss and resolve issues. The new support portal is not enough for developer needs.
  • Quality Assurance. We find issues in the Episerver code that should have been resolved in QA before release.
  • Sales. Episervers sells the framework as a solution while showing Alloy. While it helps Episerver sell more, it puts the implementation partner into trouble as the client thinks they bought the solution. Episerver does not provide a solution. It provides a framework that you can build a solution on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Algolia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Episerver Commerce Cloud

Episerver Commerce Cloud 4.6
Based on 2 answers
Really want to be able to spend more time and resources on rolling out new things with Episerver but at the moment we seem to be fixing alot of issues and pain points with the way our system was setup.
Nadia Lotter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Algolia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Episerver Commerce Cloud

Episerver Commerce Cloud 4.5
Based on 1 answer
The CMS has clearly had time to evolve as a tool but the digital commerce aspect is outdated and needs to be reviewed as it is not intuitive to the admins using it.
Nadia Lotter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Algolia

Algolia 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We did have one occurrence where we maxed out our plan and the service didn't respond well. This is probably a very common scenario and it took half a day to get things back to normal with slow response time. Price is also a consideration. If you are restrained in that sense you might want to dedicate the time to having your own setup from the get-go.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Episerver Commerce Cloud

Episerver Commerce Cloud 8.2
Based on 2 answers
We had an incredible team at Episerver Supporting us with the go live, reviewing our integration, and pushing our integration partner to deliver a quality product
Nadia Lotter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Algolia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Episerver Commerce Cloud

Episerver Commerce Cloud 2.7
Based on 2 answers
Fully understand what is OOTB feature of the platform before proceeding to develop. Then implement a customization of key features once you can prove they are working as OOTB to make them more user friendly and productive for the business. Eg pre order and e gift card
Nadia Lotter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Algolia

Algolia at first seemed and proved to be the fastest compared to the other search engines. It is very easy to implement. Also, it had a 24x7 support which proved to be very useful. It is also useful for all types of clients weather it be organizations or individuals. It can also handle typos. It also focuses on features like API and SSL Security. Also, it is designed to search records, not pages. These were some of the reasons we went ahead with Algolia.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Episerver Commerce Cloud

Just depends on the use case. Some clients are more heavily weighted towards a marketing CMS and don't need a ton of complex technical functions of their eCommerce platform. For these we recommend Episerver.
Jared Wooden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Algolia

  • It's too early to measure any increase in our transactions
  • We have good customer feedback on the Algolia search function
  • We are looking at other apps in development where we can also leverage the power of Algolia
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Episerver Commerce Cloud

  • Our rocky implementation was very costly to our organization
  • The untestable nature of epiCommerce has cost us a lot in development time and fragile integrations
  • The difficult database schema has cost us a great deal of development time for maintenance and new feature development
Tim Hardy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Algolia

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$29*

* per installation

Algolia Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Standard$12
Premium1.502
OEM PricingContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. per unit/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Episerver Commerce Cloud

General

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

Episerver Commerce Cloud Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Algolia
9.1
Episerver Commerce Cloud
7.1

Likelihood to Renew

Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
4.6

Usability

Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
4.5

Support Rating

Algolia
9.0
Episerver Commerce Cloud
8.2

Implementation Rating

Algolia
Episerver Commerce Cloud
2.7

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