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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

Great for companies that are looking to create customized, tailored content solutions and be willing to put in the hard work and effort to maximize the value out of the tool. If your company is just looking for very basic content management without all the bells and whistles, I'd recommend looking elsewhere for less [money].
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Amaxus
9.0
Sitecore
8.1
Role-based user permissions
Amaxus
9.0
Sitecore
8.1

Web Content Creation

Amaxus
7.4
Sitecore
7.1
WYSIWYG editor
Amaxus
5.0
Sitecore
6.6
Code quality / cleanliness
Amaxus
6.0
Sitecore
6.9
Admin section
Amaxus
6.0
Sitecore
7.1
Page templates
Amaxus
10.0
Sitecore
6.6
Library of website themes
Amaxus
8.0
Sitecore
7.7
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Amaxus
10.0
Sitecore
7.1
Publishing workflow
Amaxus
8.0
Sitecore
7.6
Form generator
Amaxus
6.0
Sitecore
6.8

Web Content Management

Amaxus
7.3
Sitecore
7.1
Content taxonomy
Amaxus
7.0
Sitecore
8.2
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
7.9

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
They are making huge investments in R&D and every version of the product greatly improves our ability to do digital marketing across channels.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Sitecore7.3
Based on 4 answers
We have a large number of customers using the system and they all rave about how easy it is compared to the previous platform they had in place.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
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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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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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The decision to select Sitecore was not ultimately mine, but the fact that we were able to leverage in-house Microsoft .Net (C#) experience on a platform that had a library of extensions, but also allowed us to customize and keep private our confidential IP has been a big help. When you see a SharePoint site or a Drupal site you can usually tell "oh this is a MS SharePoint site", but with Sitecore the ability to customize and have different views even different components based on device type makes Sitecore a clear winner.
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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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  • Limiting the estimation of ROI to the gains you get as a result of a big bang re-platforming effort, without considering the possible gains as a result of ongoing improvements, may be leaving out a BIG part of the equation. With the team trained to make use of higher level marketing functions and a metrics-friendly corporate culture in place, you are now poised to get down to the real tuning effort. One of the more dramatic case studies that comes to mind is the story of the $300 million button – a string of small theories and an inclination to test can potentially offset any initial investment costs.
  • These five considerations are a good start to begin creating a strong case for investment in a CMS solution like Sitecore. Once your organization has decided on a deployment, the next step is finding the right partner. When you come to that step, reach out to our nonlinear digital team and we'll get you started.
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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