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Score 3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Amaxus

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.
Laura Bruss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

The system is ideal if you want to reuse content easily. The "document type" logic, which is not page oriented, but content oriented is a clever and efficient way to build up "content bricks". This guarantees an ideal way to use the same content in different templates or even channels. It can also help to feed some mobile-apps as it is planned in our future online strategy
Laurent Vonach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Amaxus
9.0
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
Role-based user permissions
Amaxus
9.0
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

Web Content Creation

Amaxus
7.4
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WYSIWYG editor
Amaxus
5.0
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Code quality / cleanliness
Amaxus
6.0
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
Admin section
Amaxus
6.0
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
Page templates
Amaxus
10.0
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
Library of website themes
Amaxus
8.0
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Amaxus
10.0
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
Publishing workflow
Amaxus
8.0
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
Form generator
Amaxus
6.0
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

Web Content Management

Amaxus
7.3
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Content taxonomy
Amaxus
7.0
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Availability / breadth of extensions
Amaxus
10.0
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
Community / comment management
Amaxus
5.0
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

Platform & Infrastructure

Amaxus
6.0
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
Internationalization / multi-language
Amaxus
6.0
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

Pros

Amaxus

  • 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.
Laura Bruss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

  • High scalability and reuse of standard information architecture, templates and features in all countries: Every country will have his own channel, usually multi-language oriented. Product information will be very happy and reuse of content mandatory. The system therefore has to be very robust and scalable.
  • Good usability for back-end users: As more than hundred users will use the system on a daily basis, training had to be as minimal as possible. The backend has to be self-explanatory by itself. Hippo goes this way. If you can use a tree structure and a basic RTEditor, you are ready to use Hippo.
  • State of the art targeting tool: In order to address segmentation of users and to go beyond a simple layout relaunch, our Marketing Department needed a tool which can make use of Personas and build up complex dynamic criterias. Real time analysis of the users behaviors will provide insights and allow the company to build up effective CRM strategies.
Laurent Vonach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amaxus

  • 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.
Laura Bruss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

  • Hippo lacks some functionality in the backend to help writers, admins to collaborate. Some internal ticketing system for example would be ideal.
Laurent Vonach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amaxus

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Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
So far, Hippo is our ideal tool given its use of open standards which helps us to have a clear overview of what's coming next in the future Hippo releases. We are very confident in the future-readiness of the product
Laurent Vonach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amaxus

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.
Laura Bruss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

Magnolia, Typo3, Drupal, Hybris, Intershop, RBS Change, Sitefinity, Liferay, Crownpeak, Ektron, EzPublish, Coremedia, Pironet, ModX,...We built up a requirement sheet and banished from the selection all CMS wich would not fullfill more than 2 "mandatory" features. Although Hippo did not perfom well in the collaborative features, its core features were going exactly toward our needs. Major focus was mutli-level architecture, scalability, native multi-languages capabilities and excellent roadmap for future releases. We needed a very active development schedule, especially in the field of targeting and real time analysis of users behaviors
Laurent Vonach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amaxus

  • 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.
Laura Bruss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

  • As we can use one single instance of Hippo CMS to feed 50 different countries websites and more to come (extranets, special user restricted areas, B2B sites, etc), we can easily deploy it and maintenance costs are marginal now compared to the previous situation (different CMS in every country with local hosting, maintenance, etc).
  • As Hippo is future ready, countries are already setting up more complex and efficient digital campaigns. This was impossible before as our systems could not address these needs.
Laurent Vonach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amaxus

General

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

Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amaxus
3.0
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Amaxus
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Amaxus
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
10.0

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