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Amaxus

1 Ratings

Sitecore

Top Rated
104 Ratings

Amaxus

1 Ratings
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Score 3 out of 101

Sitecore

Top Rated
104 Ratings
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Score 7.3 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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Sitecore

Sitecore really isn't suited to smaller companies as it is relatively expensive and not all of the features are easily used without proper support and training, at some cost. It is however, very powerful and flexible - in fact it's flexibility is it's strength - as long as you can consume the development overhead that comes with it. I'm glad we're using it, although if you don't do things "right" then features that should be simple to utilise can be tricky. It's best suited to a traditional webshop or content site, our booking path is dependent upon previous decisions made, which definitely complicates things a lot.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Amaxus
9.0
Sitecore
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Amaxus
9.0
Sitecore
8.0

Web Content Creation

Amaxus
7.4
Sitecore
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
Amaxus
5.0
Sitecore
6.6
Code quality / cleanliness
Amaxus
6.0
Sitecore
6.9
Admin section
Amaxus
6.0
Sitecore
6.9
Page templates
Amaxus
10.0
Sitecore
6.5
Library of website themes
Amaxus
8.0
Sitecore
7.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Amaxus
10.0
Sitecore
7.1
Publishing workflow
Amaxus
8.0
Sitecore
7.5
Form generator
Amaxus
6.0
Sitecore
6.7

Web Content Management

Amaxus
7.3
Sitecore
7.1
Content taxonomy
Amaxus
7.0
Sitecore
8.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
Amaxus
10.0
Sitecore
5.4
Community / comment management
Amaxus
5.0
Sitecore
6.4
SEO support
Amaxus
Sitecore
7.5
Bulk management
Amaxus
Sitecore
8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Amaxus
6.0
Sitecore
7.4
Internationalization / multi-language
Amaxus
6.0
Sitecore
6.9
API
Amaxus
Sitecore
7.8

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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  • Personalisation of advertising banners based upon knowledge of the customer, like location or previous searches enables us to target customers with products and offers that they are more likely to engage with, which has been done to good effect.
  • The use of Sitecore for content management enables the business and design team to perform changes to things, like images, content and page structure, which would otherwise have required a code release, which is costly in terms of man power.
  • The A/B testing in Sitecore is good because it allows us to statistically verify minor changes to the site - like advert changes or component ordering on the page - as to whether or not they positively impact conversion.
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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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  • Sitecore is complicated. Software developers need (costly) training to get the most value out of it and business users do not find it intuitive to use. Concepts like the content tree can be difficult for the business users to grasp.
  • Despite everything being possible in Sitecore, virtually nothing comes out of the box - you need to develop every component and do so within a defined process and framework, which can be a fairly big development overhead.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Sitecore9.0
Based on 9 answers
Sitecore is an enterprise level web CMS It's very extensible, has a lot of developer/community support, and is very developer friendly. The structure of content is based on a tree of nodes with parent-children relationships. Sitecore is well known in the WCM community as a leader in content management.
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Usability

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Sitecore7.3
Based on 4 answers
With any platform that offers so much capability, usability will naturally be more challenging. Sitecore does an admirable job and made massive strides in version 8, but at some times offers too many ways to achieve the same task allows users to sometimes take a path less efficient than the preferred path.
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Support

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Sitecore9.1
Based on 2 answers
We have never had an issue go unresolved. They handle issues quickly and efficiently.
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Online Training

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Sitecore10.0
Based on 1 answer
Sitecore captures and remembers every single interaction your customers and prospects have in any part of the system, allowing you to build comprehensive, ever-learning profiles of each individual. From email marketing, to social media, to online shopping, Sitecore remembers where each interaction left off so you can automatically continue the conversation. Sitecore helps you manage your content for each and every experience your customers enjoy. Customize what content you want and the system will take care of how it's displayed.
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Implementation

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Sitecore9.1
Based on 2 answers
Make sure you work with a partner that can help you take advantage of the entire platform. Specifically we see a lot of customers not taking advantage of Sitecore DMS and thus missing a huge opportunity. Sitecore is a platform that is meant to be constantly optimized and improved upon.
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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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Sitefinity is improving but at the time of decision making it had nothing that could compare with the A/B testing and personalisation features that Sitecore offers. This was a key differentiator and ultimately ensured Sitecore was purchased. WordPress isn't really comparable and isn't within our technology stack, which is mostly Microsoft.
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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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  • Since moving the site to Sitecore we have had an increase in conversion - that's the ultimate goal of all these things. It's likely to be partly tied in to the re-design that happened at the same time, but the way in which you can personalise and change things really helps give the best customer journey.
  • The negative impact we've seen is mainly due to expectations around how easily things can be shared between separate instances of Sitecore - if you haven't built stuff sharable it won't be sharable, but the business have been sold Sitecore (partly) on the basis that things would be easily sharable.
  • My developers don't all like working in Sitecore - it takes time to learn, takes a long time to build and run as well as requiring a few processes around it, like Unicorn Sync, etc. One of my devs has actually asked to not work on it again! So, a potential recruitment issue.
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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

Sitecore

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