Amaxus CMS (discontinued) vs. Salesforce CMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
Score 3.0 out of 10
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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
Salesforce CMS
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Personalization (formerly Salesforce CMS) is a hybrid CMS allowing users to author content once and deliver it anywhere, in or out of Salesforce. Users create content, define content access, and define channels so they can share content and limit access to appropriate contributors. For an experience built with Salesforce, users can choose from two of the company's “what-you-see-is-what-you-get” (WYSIWYG) tools: Experience Builder and Commerce Page Designer. If the user…N/A
Pricing
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)Salesforce CMS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)Salesforce CMS
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)Salesforce CMS
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)Salesforce CMS
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
9.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Salesforce CMS
8.5
23 Ratings
4% above category average
Role-based user permissions9.01 Ratings8.523 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
Salesforce CMS
8.4
19 Ratings
9% above category average
WYSIWYG editor5.01 Ratings8.516 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness6.01 Ratings8.518 Ratings
Admin section6.01 Ratings8.516 Ratings
Page templates10.01 Ratings8.417 Ratings
Library of website themes8.01 Ratings8.013 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design10.01 Ratings8.417 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.01 Ratings8.517 Ratings
Form generator6.01 Ratings8.515 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
Salesforce CMS
8.5
19 Ratings
14% above category average
Content taxonomy7.01 Ratings8.516 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions10.01 Ratings8.617 Ratings
Community / comment management5.01 Ratings8.919 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings8.015 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings8.417 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
Salesforce CMS
8.5
22 Ratings
10% above category average
Internationalization / multi-language6.01 Ratings8.518 Ratings
API00 Ratings8.522 Ratings
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Amaxus CMS (discontinued)Salesforce CMS
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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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)Salesforce CMS
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(1 ratings)
9.8
(23 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)Salesforce CMS
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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Salesforce
Salesforce CMS is well suited for anything sales. If you need information on an account, want to touch your old accounts, need to get a better idea of ownership by vertical, or want to estimate revenue from your pipeline, it is very A-OK. We use Salesforce to open, close, and study prospects to later convert them into closed deals. There is a section for notes to detail about each and every account. You can add contacts in, complete with their title, email, cell phones, and other additional info, and since our program is sync'ed up with Outreach.io you can make an immediate call from the Salesforce page. It's a must if you are growing your company and want to stay organized within multiple departments.
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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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Salesforce
  • Easy to use, just like Salesforce's other products. Many users can sit down and figure it out in no time, and with a little training become power users.
  • Fast and secure - Salesforce is a leader in the cloud world so you get consistently fast results and security that is top notch in the industry.
  • Accessible from anywhere - if you use cloud CMS already this is a no-brainer, but for those that do in-house CMS still, this is a major difference. Mobile access from anywhere on the planet without a VPN is something you just can't do without the cloud.
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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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Salesforce
  • Platform is so robust it can be overwhelming when starting a report from scratch
  • Key words in the Search column have to be fairly specific
  • Lot's of training is Salesforce Trailhead that it can be a bit daunting to decide what to learn about that is applicable to our organization
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Usability
Discontinued Products
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Salesforce
It's super awkward if you aren't familiar with it. I have several years' experience in both my organization's salesforce as well as others and there are still things that trip me up. I think Salesforce can get to a point where it's TOO bloated with all this information, all these integrations, what-have-you, that it can be difficult to find what you need in a timely manner or it creates a hiccup in workflows that you then have to work around. On the other hand, once these issues are identified, there is the possibility to manipulate Salesforce into creating automated workarounds. So, at least it allows for that. I think it's an issue of having so many options for bolt-ons that you start to lose perspective and functionality. You tend to lose focus on usability for users.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
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Salesforce
I'm not sure - we have hired a person/team that are Salesforce Admin so when I have a question or need support I go in-house. But, I know Salesforce has incredible L+D and trainings available for free to help users develop in their skillsets.
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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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Salesforce
Salesforce has a wide variety of services and its user interface was easy to understand and use. Our teams [thought] Salesforce to be better. When we were comparing the features as per our Marketing and Branding teams needs and uses, Salesforce came out on the top.
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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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Salesforce
  • It helps us to keep track of any potential conflicts between sales organizations.
  • It allows us to have robust reporting for every sales team and the overall organization.
  • It gives us a solid platform for our day-to-day work rather than using multiple software.
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