Amaxus CMS (discontinued) vs. NVU

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
Score 3.0 out of 10
N/A
Amaxus was a commercial PHP-based content management system from Box UK, an agile software developer and consulting company. It provided an enterprise-level web content management system used by large brand and agencies. It is known for a focus on usability. The product has been discontinued.N/A
NVU
Score 2.0 out of 10
N/A
NVU is an open source web authoring tool for Linux, Windows, and Mac. It is designed to allow users to create web pages and manage a website with no technical expertise or knowledge of HTML.N/A
Pricing
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)NVU
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)NVU
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)NVU
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)NVU
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
9.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
NVU
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
7.4
1 Ratings
3% below category average
NVU
3.0
1 Ratings
87% below category average
WYSIWYG editor5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Page templates10.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Library of website themes8.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Form generator6.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
7.3
1 Ratings
1% below category average
NVU
3.0
1 Ratings
85% below category average
Content taxonomy7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management5.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
6.0
1 Ratings
25% below category average
NVU
3.0
1 Ratings
88% below category average
Internationalization / multi-language6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
API00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)NVU
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(1 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)NVU
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
Amaxus is well suited as a development platform and content management system for companies who have a dedicated, experienced development team because it has such complex functionality. It is not well suited for companies whose main content updater will be a person with limited development experience, because it is so hard to learn and understand how to use.
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Open Source
NVU is an easy self explanatory program that helps us edit the Landing Pages for the company for which I work. However, many of the features of being able to edit text & text boxes is out of date & very jumpy. I often have to rewrite sentences in order to fit better on a line because I can't adjust the text box without it messing up the entire Landing Page.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • There is a lot of flexibility and power with what you can do.
  • The client has a lot of power to make changes on their own without needing a development team.
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Open Source
  • It allows me to easily create the Landing Pages for my company. I can easily create a copy of an NVU file & then rename it in order to create a new file. Then once I've made the necessary changes to the new file, I just drag & drop the new file into our backend to automatically upload to our site.
  • It allows me to edit text fairly easily. I can drag & drop the text within a text box.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • There is a huge learning curve for developers. All our new website builds were going beyond the timeline because of the learning curve.
  • It is very complex and teaching our clients how to use it required several training sessions.
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Open Source
  • I can't widen a text box without it jumping & messing up the entire Landing Page.
  • I can't drag text from one text box into another.
  • The text settings change if I don't copy a word that already exists in a word box & paste it into the new line of text before starting to type a new sentence.
  • Sometimes I try to open a Landing Page to edit it & it says that NVU is unavailable & I have to close the program & try again.
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
I have used an in-house CMS which was very simple and only allowed the user to update very basic templated content, and I have used Sitecore, which is sort of like a middle-of-the-road. Sitecore is great because it allows for the user to have a lot of control over templates and updating content, but it's not so complex that it is very difficult and time-consuming to learn how to use, like Amaxus.
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Open Source
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • It has a negative impact because it put us back on our timelines.
  • It had a negative impact because our customers didn't like the learning curve to use it.
  • It had a negative impact because it caused so much stress among our team to learn it.
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Open Source
  • I think my boss has actually decided to stop using NVU to create & edit our webpages because of it's lack of updates & features for editing text.
  • It takes me a lot of time trying to adjust text boxes to get them to fit on the Landing Page correctly with the entire desired content.
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