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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.
Laura Bruss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS is the perfect tool for a company that is looking to keep their website updated. The simple to use tools and templates means updating and creating new pages is easy. The WYSIWYG editor is a nice feature, however, for accessibility, there should be some more guidance on what is suitable to be used on the CMS.
Debbie Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Amaxus
9.0
Umbraco CMS
7.2
Role-based user permissions
Amaxus
9.0
Umbraco CMS
7.2

Web Content Creation

Amaxus
7.4
Umbraco CMS
6.9
WYSIWYG editor
Amaxus
5.0
Umbraco CMS
5.4
Code quality / cleanliness
Amaxus
6.0
Umbraco CMS
7.0
Admin section
Amaxus
6.0
Umbraco CMS
7.5
Page templates
Amaxus
10.0
Umbraco CMS
7.1
Library of website themes
Amaxus
8.0
Umbraco CMS
4.7
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Amaxus
10.0
Umbraco CMS
7.7
Publishing workflow
Amaxus
8.0
Umbraco CMS
7.8
Form generator
Amaxus
6.0
Umbraco CMS
7.8

Web Content Management

Amaxus
7.3
Umbraco CMS
6.9
Content taxonomy
Amaxus
7.0
Umbraco CMS
7.5
Availability / breadth of extensions
Amaxus
10.0
Umbraco CMS
6.7
Community / comment management
Amaxus
5.0
Umbraco CMS
5.9
SEO support
Amaxus
Umbraco CMS
8.1
Bulk management
Amaxus
Umbraco CMS
6.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Amaxus
6.0
Umbraco CMS
6.2
Internationalization / multi-language
Amaxus
6.0
Umbraco CMS
5.6
API
Amaxus
Umbraco CMS
6.9

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.
Laura Bruss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

  • Plugins - as an open source CMS, Umbraco is very customizable and flexible to the needs of the organization
  • Publishing - Umbraco has powerful tools for publishing
  • Media hosting
Jason Kelly | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Laura Bruss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

  • Umbraco can initially be challenging for new users with limited or no development experience. After initial installation, there is a lot more work required to 'see' a site.
  • Umbraco isn't stable. For example, even on a fresh new site sometimes you'll get errors when trying to save something in the admin panel. It's not common, but it happens often enough to be annoying.
  • No out of the box contact forms. Umbraco sells their forms plugin that we've used in the past, but the plugin is disappointing. It isn't well maintained and it's very buggy. Making a new contact form with the paid plugin can take a lot of time to get everything right (fields, validation, confirmation emails, etc). This is especially frustrating for new users.
  • Documentation / resource links frequently 404. Umbraco seems to change their site URLs often enough that, when you encounter an issue, you're likely to find a number of bad links in Google's search results. This makes it difficult to research solutions to a problem.
  • Posts often go unanswered or without resolution in their community support forums. Hopefully this will improve as the community grows.
  • The update process is clumsy at best. Many people are familiar with the simple WordPress upgrade button for the core and plugins. This doesn't exist at all for Umbraco. Instead, you'll need to select specific files to overwrite and potentially update any old code references.
  • Migration between development environments is clumsy. Umbraco offers a premium plugin to address this because, as they state on the premium plugin page, deployments are "complicated, headache-inducing"
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amaxus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Many end users will be overwhelmed with the admin interface. Some common functions are buried in menus
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amaxus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Occasionally, errors will appear in the admin that make it impossible to work without developer support.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amaxus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Working in the admin panel (adding / reviewing / editing content) is very slow.The public facing site speed is dependent on what the pages are doing and how well the code was written (whether it is optimized for speed).
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amaxus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 2.0
Based on 1 answer
Support for Umbraco-owned paid plugins is nonexistent.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Amaxus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Online training is often based on older versions of the platform. So, you'll have to fill in the gaps on your own.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amaxus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Spend the time to wireframe the content structure prior to diving in. This helps speed the process of implementation and it serves as documentation for end users.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Laura Bruss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

There is not really an alternative when it comes to CMS based on ASP.Net (MVC4 with Razor). There are a few frameworks, like Booststrap; however framework is not content management system. I will compare it to Drupal, because the second one is well known. Against Drupal, Umbraco is very clean and fast framework/CMS. It does not have as much of big community, support or range of plugins as Drupal.
Filip Witkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amaxus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Without significant development, the product does not scale well.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Laura Bruss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

  • It's a .net solution and we program in .net so it was faster
  • thanks to their good SEO, we have more leads
Jakub Wilk | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Amaxus

General

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

Amaxus Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Umbraco CMS

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Umbraco CMS Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Umbraco Free$0
Umbraco Professional$5,0002
Umbraco Enterprise5000+2
  1. per year
SaaS Edition
Umbraco Cloud Starter$391
Umbraco Cloud Standard$2091
Umbraco Cloud Professional$5691
Umbraco Cloud Enterprise5000+1
Umbraco Heartcore Mini$491
Umbraco Heartcore Starter$2391
Umbraco Heartcore Professional$9991
Umbraco Heartcore Enterprise1000+1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
The Umbraco CMS and all of its core features are the same across all plans. The paid on-premise plans includes support, onboarding, licenses to add-on products (Umbraco Forms, Umbraco Courier, Umbraco TV) as well as a discount on developer training courses. Umbraco Cloud is the CMS hosted on Azure Cloud servers with automated upgrades, unlimited hosting and smooth deployments. All features can be found on Umbraco.com. Umbraco Heartcore is the managed Headless SaaS version of Umbraco.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amaxus
3.0
Umbraco CMS
8.3

Usability

Amaxus
Umbraco CMS
4.0

Reliability and Availability

Amaxus
Umbraco CMS
7.0

Performance

Amaxus
Umbraco CMS
3.0

Support Rating

Amaxus
Umbraco CMS
2.0

Online Training

Amaxus
Umbraco CMS
3.0

Implementation Rating

Amaxus
Umbraco CMS
7.0

Scalability

Amaxus
Umbraco CMS
4.0

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