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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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SDL Tridion Sites

How powerful of a CMS do you need?Multi-site CMS?Multi-language sites?Scale of site(s) you will need?Complexity of site(s) you will need?Number of Content Authors, from how many locations?
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Amaxus
9.0
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Amaxus
9.0
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0

Web Content Creation

Amaxus
7.4
SDL Tridion Sites
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
Amaxus
5.0
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Amaxus
6.0
SDL Tridion Sites
6.2
Admin section
Amaxus
6.0
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Page templates
Amaxus
10.0
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Library of website themes
Amaxus
8.0
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Amaxus
10.0
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Publishing workflow
Amaxus
8.0
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Form generator
Amaxus
6.0
SDL Tridion Sites

Web Content Management

Amaxus
7.3
SDL Tridion Sites
8.2
Content taxonomy
Amaxus
7.0
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Amaxus
10.0
SDL Tridion Sites
8.6
Community / comment management
Amaxus
5.0
SDL Tridion Sites
8.2
SEO support
Amaxus
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Bulk management
Amaxus
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Amaxus
6.0
SDL Tridion Sites
6.9
Internationalization / multi-language
Amaxus
6.0
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
API
Amaxus
SDL Tridion Sites
5.8

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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  • Provides an extensible framework for building a web infrastructure
  • Allows reuse of content across multiple websites
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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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  • Documentation is very weak. SDL makes it impossible to learn without spending a fortune on training. Additional resources are extremely limited.
  • Publishing can be very slow.
  • Very few Tridion developers are available who aren't consulting or working for SDL.
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Likelihood to Renew

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SDL Tridion Sites6.3
Based on 15 answers
Unfortunately, once you've invested a few million dollars into a platform and realigned your organization to use it, you're stuck with it
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Usability

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SDL Tridion Sites8.5
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The editor user interface is very user friendly and in-site editing makes simple updates fast and easy. The extensibility of Tridion is a big plus and the ability to add our own options into the default Tridion interface helps us integrate with external systems. Finally, the user permissions and security system helps us deploy it within our large organization.
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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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SDL has a better API and also handles high server load much better. Also, the built-in integrations for translations are more suited for performing lots of translations for many sites. However, Umbraco, like Tridion, has a great community and finding solutions with both platforms is very easy.
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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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  • A positive here would be how Tridion is simple, fast, and easy to use for any individual looking to break into Content Management.
  • A negative about Tridion is the process of update publishment. There are a lot of things that can go wrong if this is not implement correctly.
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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

SDL Tridion Sites

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