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Score 3 out of 101
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Score 7.7 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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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

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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SDL Tridion Sites

  • 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

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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SDL Tridion Sites

  • The user management and permissions can be confusing, especially since you have to add users directly in the database before adding permissions (I believe this was resolved with version 2013)
  • The publishing queue can easily get clogged, and it can be difficult to fully restart and get pending items published out
  • If a user has an item checked out and publishes it, it will act like it went through successfully, but actually hasn't. It can be misleading and difficult to troubleshoot why changes haven't appeared on the site.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amaxus

No score
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SDL Tridion Sites

SDL Tridion Sites 6.3
Based on 15 answers
Our organization has invested a lot into the implementation of SDL Tridion, and it's not likely that we'd abandon it in favor of another system anytime soon. We did a lot of research prior to choosing SDL Tridion to make sure that it was going to be a good fit for our organization; we are confident in our choice.
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Usability

Amaxus

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No answers yet
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SDL Tridion Sites

SDL Tridion Sites 8.5
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

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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SDL Tridion Sites

Tridion is much better for multi-site installations, though Sitecore is a bit easier for content editors to know content types are being used based on visual icon indicators. We've had content editors pick the wrong templates by accident, but Sitecore's visual indicator typically mitigates that. Sitecore API is MUCH easier to use, too. It is the one primary way to work with content, and the documentation is much more consistent. I've found multiple ways to to communicate with the Broker and CM database, but found it hard to get a consistent approach for working with the API (plus, it didn't work with our upgraded servers, so I was forced to look into alternatives).
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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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SDL Tridion Sites

  • As an organization, we have been able to try out a lot of new marketing ideas as a result of moving to SDL Tridion for our CMS needs. Our previous system was extremely limited in its capabilities, and now we have a lot more freedom to do what we want on our website.
  • Our Web team has grown, both in number of employees and overall knowledge and experience, as a result of our increased agility and web capabilities. Our technical expertise has expanded and our organization supports efforts to grow our online channel.
  • We have been able to reduce the number of micro-sites that we manage, opting instead to move content over to our main website since we have increased our web capabilities.
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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

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