Amaxus CMS (discontinued) vs. Paligo

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
Paligo
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
Paligo, headquartered in Stockholm, offers their component content management system (CCMS), supporting the creation and publishing of technical documentation and help systems.
$4,800
per year per seat
Pricing
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)Paligo
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)Paligo
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)Paligo
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)Paligo
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
9.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Paligo
-
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
Paligo
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG editor5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Page templates10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Library of website themes8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Form generator6.01 Ratings00 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
Paligo
-
Ratings
Content taxonomy7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management5.01 Ratings00 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
Paligo
-
Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.9 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Tridion
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)Paligo
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(1 ratings)
9.7
(31 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(24 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(26 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)Paligo
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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Paligo
Paligo is particularly well suited for developing similar document sets for multiple products or product lines. It is not a page layout application, so don't expect the same capabilities as popular applications for graphics-heavy documentation. With some up-front time developing good layouts, however, Paligo does manage to create very usable PDF output for customer-facing documents.
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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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Paligo
  • The review mode is super convenient. Comparing a snapshot of the previous versions with the current one clearly outlines the respective changes and reduces the necessary content to review tremendously.
  • The option to reuse text fragments is another handy feature. Text fragments will be updated whenever the original text fragment is altered is also extremely helpful.
  • Managing a content's structure was never easier. An intuitive drag & drop functionality allows you to design your document's structure however you like.
  • You can also fork content, in addition to reuse text fragments. This is another helpful option that no longer requires you to create repetetive chapters over and over.
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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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Paligo
  • The amount of CSS/JS required to customize a site's appearance can be cumbersome
  • Product documentation can be lacking, specifically with integrations; in some cases, support offered no real help when trying to solve a problem with an integrated service
  • Some features require extensive development experience to use, which can sometimes be an obstacle to less-experienced team members
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
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Paligo
Paligo single-sources beautifully. Allows for customization. Has the best translation features. Has the best support services.
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Usability
Discontinued Products
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Paligo
Generally, I'm very happy with Paligo and the productivity gains that I get from using it. There are a few arbitrary limitations on structure, and when applying conditional formatting, that I don't really understand. Unlinking / editing reused text uses this broadly inscrutible colour-coding that I just hate. It would be nice to double-click a component, make edits, then respond to a popup asking if I want to confirm the edit for all linked content, or unlink this instance. Likewise converting from an informal topic insertion to duplicates of its raw contents.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
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Paligo
All the support requests I've submitted have been resolved in one way or another. Sometimes it takes some back and forth, which is to be expected. This is where being on a different continent becomes a drawback. Since we became Enterprise users, we've also had an additional level of help and support from a dedicated account manager in the US, and the resolutions seem to come more quickly
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Implementation Rating
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Paligo
Everything went well
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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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Paligo
We moved from Flare to Paligo. One of the main reasons was the fact that Paligo is a cloud product. Collaboration with anyone outside of our team was more difficult with Flare. Also, maintaining a server for Flare content was going to become an issue, and overall I felt the Flare desktop product was prone to errors and issues. The flexibility of assigning Paligo licenses was a huge factor, as was the stability of the cloud platform.
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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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Paligo
  • I am not involved in the financial decisions for my company regarding Paligo; the decision to migrate our content to this environment predates my hiring. However, I know that the migration effort from WordPress to Paligo was an initially heavy lift, but any content migration effort would be. I believe that ultimately, getting our content out of WordPress was a positive move, and I look forward to seeing what Paligo will help us accomplish in the future. Sorry, no hard numbers from me. :)
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ScreenShots

Paligo Screenshots

Screenshot of Branching in PaligoScreenshot of Conditional filters in PaligoScreenshot of Contributor editor in PaligoScreenshot of Some of the integration options in PaligoScreenshot of Main editor in PaligoScreenshot of Multi-channel publishing options in Paligo