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Amaxus

1 Ratings

TERMINALFOUR

2 Ratings

Amaxus

1 Ratings
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Score 3 out of 101

TERMINALFOUR

2 Ratings
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Score 8 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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TERMINALFOUR

It's an extremely flexible solution. It can be a nightmare to work with if not properly planned out or fantastic if well thought out. If you have a team and an application owner with a plan it's a great option.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Amaxus
9.0
TERMINALFOUR
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Amaxus
9.0
TERMINALFOUR
8.5

Web Content Creation

Amaxus
7.4
TERMINALFOUR
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
Amaxus
5.0
TERMINALFOUR
8.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Amaxus
6.0
TERMINALFOUR
8.0
Admin section
Amaxus
6.0
TERMINALFOUR
8.0
Page templates
Amaxus
10.0
TERMINALFOUR
8.5
Library of website themes
Amaxus
8.0
TERMINALFOUR
6.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Amaxus
10.0
TERMINALFOUR
4.0
Publishing workflow
Amaxus
8.0
TERMINALFOUR
8.0
Form generator
Amaxus
6.0
TERMINALFOUR
5.0

Web Content Management

Amaxus
7.3
TERMINALFOUR
6.7
Content taxonomy
Amaxus
7.0
TERMINALFOUR
7.4
Availability / breadth of extensions
Amaxus
10.0
TERMINALFOUR
6.0
Community / comment management
Amaxus
5.0
TERMINALFOUR
7.9
SEO support
Amaxus
TERMINALFOUR
7.0
Bulk management
Amaxus
TERMINALFOUR
5.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Amaxus
6.0
TERMINALFOUR
5.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Amaxus
6.0
TERMINALFOUR
4.0
API
Amaxus
TERMINALFOUR
6.0

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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  • Easy to navigate site management.
  • Customizable templating with not much limitation.
  • User management by groups.
  • Selective publishing.
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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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  • It can be a bit buggy with media library management.
  • The html editor can act pretty wonky sometimes with the html it translates things into.
  • The navigation builder tool is pretty confusing.
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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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WordPress is obviously a fantastic product. TerminalFour was more appropriate for our needs as determined by a team before my arrival. I think WordPress is better and cheaper but going with TerminalFour offered the opportunity to work with a smaller company to whom we mattered
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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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  • Increased employee efficiency.
  • Happier internal customers because changes are much easier than they used to be and we can often empower them to make their own changes to their websites.
  • For our application owner it's become a huge project that consumes all of his time. Not ideal but it's working for now. Knowledge sharing the more intricate pieces can be really difficult.
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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

TERMINALFOUR

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$15,000*
1.  organisation per year
Additional Pricing Details
Generally the initial cost is between $15,000 to $100,000 with ongoing support and hosting subsequent years.