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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.
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Ektron

Content updates can be made by non-technical people. Updates can be published automatically on a schedule throughout the day
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Amaxus
9.0
Ektron
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Amaxus
9.0
Ektron
8.5

Web Content Creation

Amaxus
7.4
Ektron
5.3
WYSIWYG editor
Amaxus
5.0
Ektron
5.9
Code quality / cleanliness
Amaxus
6.0
Ektron
5.6
Admin section
Amaxus
6.0
Ektron
5.3
Page templates
Amaxus
10.0
Ektron
4.6
Library of website themes
Amaxus
8.0
Ektron
3.9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Amaxus
10.0
Ektron
3.8
Publishing workflow
Amaxus
8.0
Ektron
6.3
Form generator
Amaxus
6.0
Ektron
6.8

Web Content Management

Amaxus
7.3
Ektron
5.6
Content taxonomy
Amaxus
7.0
Ektron
5.8
Availability / breadth of extensions
Amaxus
10.0
Ektron
5.6
Community / comment management
Amaxus
5.0
Ektron
6.0
SEO support
Amaxus
Ektron
5.3
Bulk management
Amaxus
Ektron
5.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Amaxus
6.0
Ektron
5.7
Internationalization / multi-language
Amaxus
6.0
Ektron
5.8
API
Amaxus
Ektron
5.6

Pros

  • 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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  • Content Publishing. Control is intuitive and very distinct from a workflow perspective. Advanced features such as tagging & taxonomy may be introduced for more personalization
  • Mobile. support for responsive design / adaptive sites is imperative and Ektron provides device based support to control the mobile experience relative to content, images, navigation, etc...
  • eSync. the ability to replicate from multiple environments at both an app level and content as well as in a bi-directional manner is very powerful and a differentiator for the WCM to competitive platforms
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Cons

  • 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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  • The first and greatest weakness is the price. More accurately the over-price. Software that requires a hard sell by a sales person is universally expensive. Ektron doesn’t have prices published on its website. Everything is simply "contact us for more information".
  • Unless you have monster servers even for a low traffic site, the bloated Ektron software will be obvious by the slow page loads.
  • The only CMS worse than Ektron is SiteCore.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Ektron8.0
Based on 21 answers
We've integrated Ektron into both our intranet and internet. Unless theres some massive issues which come across in our current version, or future versions, we'll be sticking with Ektron for a while
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Usability

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Ektron6.2
Based on 4 answers
As both a manager of CMS content as well as a designer, I find the CMS to be intuitive and easy to understand. (They also have great documentation and customer support if you need it.)

Between the platform's functionality and Ektron's technical support, I use the CMS with confidence on a daily basis.
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Reliability and Availability

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Ektron9.2
Based on 4 answers
Unplanned outages or errors are fairly rare in our instance. And when there are issues, they're usually fixed fairly quickly
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Support

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Ektron8.0
Based on 2 answers
Working with Ektron Support has always been a pleasure. They are quick to respond, extremely knowledgeable, and truly care about resolving your issue. I have never once been disappointed with their response.
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Online Training

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Ektron7.5
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Ektron is one of the best solution for .Net platform. Over the years have improved the performance issues that the previous versions had. My only complain is right now you can't do Page builder pages if you choose to have a MVC architecture
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Alternatives Considered

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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The ability to create .Net widgets is powerful feature that allows easy customization. Other CMS's offer a lot more plugins from 3rd party vendors, but if you need to do a lot of customizations yourself and you are a .Net shop, then I would recommend Ektron.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Ektron's easy publishing management features have allowed to publish content more efficiently and of higher quality
  • Ektron allowed us to integrate information from our ERP and CRM systems which benefits our business goals.
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Pricing Details

Amaxus

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

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Ektron

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

Ektron More Information