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Magnolia

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Likelihood to Recommend

ASP.NET

ASP.NET is definitely well-suited for Enterprise applications as it was designed for just such a purpose. It has capabilities to produce cross-platform solutions. The learning curve when switching can be intimidating, but as long as your team has a decent knowledge of general web development, then it should not be too difficult to make the transition. You will be satisfied in the end.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

It definitely works great if you need a centralized hub for distributing information and making it easy to access. Although it is not something we use it for, I can also see how it can be implemented with great success for an e-commerce platform. It probably won't be that beneficial for a company with an already established Intranet presence. However, I am confident you can make Magnolia work in any scenario, or at least any scenario I can think of.
Daniel Georgiev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

ASP.NET
Magnolia
8.2
Role-based user permissions
ASP.NET
Magnolia
8.2

Platform & Infrastructure

ASP.NET
Magnolia
8.0
API
ASP.NET
Magnolia
8.2
Internationalization / multi-language
ASP.NET
Magnolia
7.9

Web Content Creation

ASP.NET
Magnolia
7.7
WYSIWYG editor
ASP.NET
Magnolia
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
ASP.NET
Magnolia
7.6
Admin section
ASP.NET
Magnolia
7.7
Page templates
ASP.NET
Magnolia
7.8
Library of website themes
ASP.NET
Magnolia
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
ASP.NET
Magnolia
7.7
Publishing workflow
ASP.NET
Magnolia
8.2
Form generator
ASP.NET
Magnolia
7.5

Web Content Management

ASP.NET
Magnolia
7.8
Content taxonomy
ASP.NET
Magnolia
7.9
SEO support
ASP.NET
Magnolia
7.8
Bulk management
ASP.NET
Magnolia
7.6
Availability / breadth of extensions
ASP.NET
Magnolia
7.8
Community / comment management
ASP.NET
Magnolia
8.0

Pros

ASP.NET

  • NET is a rich framework which provides vast amounts of functionality, which helps speed up development
  • NET is supported by an array of high-quality tooling from Microsoft, such as TFS and Visual Studio
  • There a large community of experienced ASP.NET developers which means patterns and practices are well documented and there is also plenty of discussion opportunities within the community, such as conferences, meetups, and forums.
  • The large user base means that recruitment can be easier
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

  • Availability of editing options that modify our web content and eliminate the unwanted or old one is a role that Magnolia is doing effectively.
  • Critically and analyzing web visits, and the activities that visitors do on those sites is an essential role from Magnolia.
  • Finally, having a dedicated, informative, and time-conscious support system is another effective thing that Magnolia does.
  • Finally, Magnolia has templates that assist us in ways or coming up with information of any form, more so than one that suits our web page.
Doreen Lioy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ASP.NET

  • Starting a new ASP.Net project can sometimes seem daunting to get all the initial libraries in place unless you use a predefined scaffold. This is getting better.
  • You are tied to the Microsoft/Azure platforms for deployment of ASP.Net applications. However, Net Core helps alleviate this.
  • Language choices (VB, C#, F#, C++) can seem a little daunting at times.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

  • [In my experience] The admin back end of Magnolia is quite hard to use and requires some simplification.
  • The documentation details also are challenging, where some people may struggle to comprehend them.
  • Finally [I feel] Magnolia's live chat is quite ineffective, and this could be the simplest communications avenue.
Nelly Hilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ASP.NET

ASP.NET 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is the backbone of all our products
Erik Zanker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

Magnolia 9.5
Based on 3 answers
Magnolia is an innovative CMS, for example it is possible to use the ipad to manage the contents. Magnolia’s team works hard to improve the product; the community is small but active and the support for the enterprise version is good. Magnolia’s team asks the users what they think and what they need, and the new functionalities planned for Magnolia 5.3 are very exciting for example the content personalization.
Maurizio Müller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ASP.NET

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Magnolia

Magnolia 8.1
Based on 48 answers
Magnolia has a back end that is straightforward for developers to use and enough materials in form of templates for easy and convenient facilitation. Also, Magnolia has many modules, which are precisely facilitated to make designing content more successful and faster. The marketing path that Magnolia uses is another solid assistance, as there is the use of SEO and other paid search methods for global reach.
Vivian Chep | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ASP.NET

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Magnolia

Magnolia 7.8
Based on 47 answers
I find it very resourceful and powerful thanks to its many features. While it does not lag, publishing large files is not easy. The software is not complex for people who have an IT background. It is even better for people with coding experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ASP.NET

ASP.NET 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Very good, depending on the requirement and budget.
Viral Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

Magnolia 9.1
Based on 2 answers
You always get an answer based on your SLA. But you always get a solution. That's the successfactor in this case. To often i was frustrated about people in a company without even a clue what there product is about or how to solve a problem. Magnolia's Support Team does a very good job and try to help you in most of the cases
Marvin Kerkhoff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ASP.NET

ASP.NET is much easier to work with and ramp up than any other product that we tried. ASP.NET was also significantly cheaper to start coding with. We also had the resources on hand so we did not need to hire contractors or consultants, which also allowed us to go faster and cheaper. We had a lot of issues with WebSphere.
Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

Prior to using Magnolia as an enterprise CMS solution, different teams leveraged different website platforms including WordPress, Weebly, and others. While these other platforms may be slightly more user friendly to the content editor, they don't offer nearly the same amount of customization and digital best practices out of the box that are customizable by web development teams like Magnolia does. The other solutions may work better for a quicker/simpler web implementation without technical resources but don't have the depth and breadth of capability and functionality that Magnolia has and fall flat.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ASP.NET

  • It has allowed us to quickly develop a powerful line of business functionality for our customers, using common technologies and leveraging third-party components.
  • Interaction with user desktops and local machines has been problematic to overcome when trying to integrate with desktop applications such as MS Office.
Rich Mephan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

  • Magnolia streamlined the whole process of updating and developing substantial content on our web page.
  • Furthermore, Magnolia gives us an optimization feature, which makes sure that the content on our webpage is exact, updated, and informative, based on our business profile.
  • Magnolia introduced an E-Commerce option in our business, as it ensures that shopping and payments can be effectively done on cloud.
Jayson Mayne | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ASP.NET

General

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

Magnolia

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ASP.NET
6.7
Magnolia
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

ASP.NET
10.0
Magnolia
9.5

Usability

ASP.NET
Magnolia
8.1

Performance

ASP.NET
Magnolia
7.8

Support Rating

ASP.NET
8.0
Magnolia
9.1

Online Training

ASP.NET
Magnolia
8.2

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