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Amaxus

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Amaxus

1 Ratings
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Score 3 out of 101

SDL Tridion Sites

36 Ratings
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Score 6.1 out of 101

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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

I think it is really well suited for users who have multiple sites that need to inherit from a parent site, and want easy mass publishing options with the opportunity to also localize/personalize content to a lower level site.
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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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  • Makes it easy to spin up a new site quickly
  • Allows for numerous users to work on the same site without conflicting with each other's changes
  • Allows you to unpublish changes or revert to old versions if you make a mistake
  • Allows you to time publishing actions (for example, you can set it to happen overnight)
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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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  • Doesn't work well in all browsers. Tridion is a Microsoft product so they really push IE; however, now-a-days it SHOULD work in all browsers. Even though they say to use IE, Chrome actually functions the best with Tridion.
  • It uses Dreamweaver Syntax. Dreamweaver syntax is completely out-dated and SDL really needs to come up with a better way of looping through content by using it's own structure or using .NET syntax to loop through items - Dreamweaver syntax is not the way to go
  • Component Templates and Page Templates. Tridion uses Component Templates and Dreamweaver templates to display content and store the content that is to be displayed. These 2 items could easily be converted into 1 group of items, but SDL chose to keep them separate therefore increasing the complexity of Tridion
  • Steep learning curve. Tridion has a very steep learning curve and it will take some time to train people on it. We had to hire 4 Tridion experts (at probably around $1000 / day) to get everyone trained on Tridion and then build the structure for Tridion
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Likelihood to Renew

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SDL Tridion Sites6.3
Based on 15 answers
I am giving this a semi-high rating because we have already got Tridion up and running and we are still in the process of moving the sites over to Tridion. It is unlikely we will be moving things to a new CMS AGAIN in the near future as the cost to get Tridion was high.
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Usability

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SDL Tridion Sites8.5
Based on 2 answers
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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We didn't chose WordPress because can't handle the traffic we generate. Sitecore is what we are currently looking at and it looks like a much better alternative to Tridion.
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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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  • Some control given to business to edit site content
  • Much faster ways to copy site content to other sites
  • Expensive to get your site up and running on Tridion
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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