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Score 3 out of 101
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Score 7.2 out of 101

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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Joomla

Joomla! is one of the best open-source to create and build web portal and applications. Especially related with e-Commerce project. From the beginning of its appearance until now, Joomla already received many awards in the IT industry. With this extensive and flexible features, this Joomla! platform will suitable for many industries from small to corporate company.Again there will be no silver bullet for all purpose. For someone that require very high customization on their website then Joomla! is not for them.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Amaxus
9.0
Joomla
8.6
Role-based user permissions
Amaxus
9.0
Joomla
8.6

Web Content Creation

Amaxus
7.4
Joomla
6.9
WYSIWYG editor
Amaxus
5.0
Joomla
7.4
Code quality / cleanliness
Amaxus
6.0
Joomla
7.2
Admin section
Amaxus
6.0
Joomla
7.7
Page templates
Amaxus
10.0
Joomla
6.4
Library of website themes
Amaxus
8.0
Joomla
6.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Amaxus
10.0
Joomla
6.1
Publishing workflow
Amaxus
8.0
Joomla
7.3
Form generator
Amaxus
6.0
Joomla
6.3

Web Content Management

Amaxus
7.3
Joomla
7.0
Content taxonomy
Amaxus
7.0
Joomla
6.9
Availability / breadth of extensions
Amaxus
10.0
Joomla
7.3
Community / comment management
Amaxus
5.0
Joomla
6.9
SEO support
Amaxus
Joomla
6.5
Bulk management
Amaxus
Joomla
7.3

Platform & Infrastructure

Amaxus
6.0
Joomla
7.9
Internationalization / multi-language
Amaxus
6.0
Joomla
8.3
API
Amaxus
Joomla
7.5

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.
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Joomla

  • Framework stability and continuous development by a dedicated group of developers
  • Comprehensive network of extension developers providing a wide range of solutions via components, modules and plugins that will accomplish virtually any web related functionality goal
  • Well organized, active support community that is communicative and easy to tap in to.
  • Reasonably priced template options offered by a variety of professional companies focused on the ongoing development of cutting edge templates to reflect the latest trends and features.
  • Easy to customize and build off of without the need for repeated redevelopment when the time comes to revamp and renew a sites' look/feel
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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.
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Joomla

  • Core in-line editing would be a nice feature.
  • Better marketing to help people understand why Joomla! is unique from other CMS systems.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amaxus

No score
No answers yet
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Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 28 answers
I gave it a rating of 10 because I just love how Joomla! works, how it is set up and how it handles many users. Also it is very fast, and there is no overload on the MySQL database or servers ever.
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Usability

Amaxus

No score
No answers yet
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Joomla

Joomla 9.9
Based on 7 answers
I think it is a great application that allows people to start using right away but has the features for more complex users.
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Performance

Amaxus

No score
No answers yet
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Joomla

Joomla 7.8
Based on 2 answers
Today's Modern Joomla performs very well and is robust and durable. The pages load faster than they ever did in the past and Modern Joomla's integration into other software or systems has become seamless. Modern Joomla sites will last long and will stay running forever.
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Support

Amaxus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 4 answers
I would say the Joomla.org support team does a great job for being volunteers. I however think good 3rd party developers and resources provide excellent support that I utilize often.
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Implementation

Amaxus

No score
No answers yet
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Joomla

Joomla 8.7
Based on 3 answers
Joomla has gone through tremendous growing pains. It is now better than ever. But before, when it was going from 1.5-2.5, the templates and plugins would break over and over again. If you don't understand what Joomla was trying to do back then, you might have a bad attitude toward it. Today, those pains are over and things don't break like they used to during that time period.
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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.
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Joomla

Drupal, compared to Joomla!, is even more customizable and flexible, and is even more modular. Joomla! reels the developer in a bit more and offers a less complicated way to get from start to finish. The outcome, of course, is that Drupal has a steeper learning curve and can take quite awhile to work with - sometimes it's easier to just program the application by hand. Yet comparing the two ultimately comes down to preference. Secondly, WordPress, originally designed strictly for blogging, has evolved into quite an intuitive and useful CMS, blog or not. WordPress has also acquired quite a staggeringly large market of themes and plugins with which you can hack a WordPress installation into practically anything you heart desires. Joomla!, contrarily, is a WordPress on steroids; it's slightly more complicated to learn and navigate, but it's also a much more powerful tool out of the box. WordPress has its place, yet Joomla! is a better option for mid-size applications, as that's what it was originally intended for.
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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.
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Joomla

  • Joomla! allows users to update the website without programming knowledge. This increases the efficiency of a team and allows the website to be updated on a timely basis, increasing its marketability.
  • Joomla!'s ability to integrate fully with social media leads to faster lead conversion because you bring Facebook and Twitter and other social media into the website in a modular fashion, centralizing access by visitors.
  • Joomla! is a platform that can be used to create many different types of websites, from simple brochures to complex portals with secure areas of access. This versatility saves companies money because the platform is free and only the add-ons cost and that cost is relatively minor (under $500 for a complex site and less for a simpler site).
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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

Joomla

General

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

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