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Oracle ATG

100 Ratings

LightCMS

2 Ratings

Oracle ATG

100 Ratings
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Score 6.8 out of 101

LightCMS

2 Ratings
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Score 6.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle ATG

I would say that Oracle ATG Web Commerce is most likely better suited for companies that have a wide selection of products online as well as a customer base that is robust enough to justify this software. We were managing several stores and so we needed this software to create an atmosphere of quick and efficient searching from customers as well as some sort of guidance for products that they would like based on their searches
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LightCMS

LightCMS is perfect for 90% of websites out there. It has all the basic modules like calendars, photo galleries, news/blog, or forms building built in. Small businesses to mid-sized businesses are perfect for LightCMS.We use other solutions when the requierments for the website include a lot of third party integrations or custom modules. As a hosted CMS it has the same limitations as others with server-side development.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

Oracle ATG
6.8
LightCMS
Product catalog & listings
Oracle ATG
7.7
LightCMS
Product management
Oracle ATG
8.5
LightCMS
Bulk product upload
Oracle ATG
5.9
LightCMS
Branding
Oracle ATG
7.0
LightCMS
Mobile storefront
Oracle ATG
5.9
LightCMS
Product variations
Oracle ATG
7.7
LightCMS
Website integration
Oracle ATG
6.4
LightCMS
Visual customization
Oracle ATG
7.4
LightCMS
CMS
Oracle ATG
4.9
LightCMS

Online Shopping Cart

Oracle ATG
5.1
LightCMS
Abandoned cart recovery
Oracle ATG
4.4
LightCMS
Checkout user experience
Oracle ATG
5.8
LightCMS

Online Payment System

Oracle ATG
4.7
LightCMS
eCommerce security
Oracle ATG
4.7
LightCMS

eCommerce Marketing

Oracle ATG
5.5
LightCMS
Promotions & discounts
Oracle ATG
7.3
LightCMS
Personalized recommendations
Oracle ATG
4.3
LightCMS
SEO
Oracle ATG
4.8
LightCMS

eCommerce Business Management

Oracle ATG
5.3
LightCMS
Multi-site management
Oracle ATG
7.3
LightCMS
Order processing
Oracle ATG
6.0
LightCMS
Inventory management
Oracle ATG
4.0
LightCMS
Shipping
Oracle ATG
4.4
LightCMS
Custom functionality
Oracle ATG
4.9
LightCMS

Security

Oracle ATG
LightCMS
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Oracle ATG
LightCMS
8.0

Web Content Creation

Oracle ATG
LightCMS
9.1
WYSIWYG editor
Oracle ATG
LightCMS
10.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Oracle ATG
LightCMS
9.0
Admin section
Oracle ATG
LightCMS
9.0
Page templates
Oracle ATG
LightCMS
10.0
Library of website themes
Oracle ATG
LightCMS
10.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Oracle ATG
LightCMS
10.0
Publishing workflow
Oracle ATG
LightCMS
8.0
Form generator
Oracle ATG
LightCMS
7.0

Web Content Management

Oracle ATG
LightCMS
7.3
Content taxonomy
Oracle ATG
LightCMS
4.0
SEO support
Oracle ATG
LightCMS
7.0
Bulk management
Oracle ATG
LightCMS
8.0
Community / comment management
Oracle ATG
LightCMS
10.0

Pros

  • Product and SKU management
  • Product page display
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  • LightCMS provides all the major functionality 90% of sites need. It keeps out of its own way by making these solutions intuitive and simple and not trying to solve every problem for everyone which would over-complicate the tool-set.
  • This is the easiest to use CMS we have ever seen. I tell my client's that if they can make a Facebook post, they can manage their website, and it's true. Their UI is so easy and keeps getting easier to use. Untrained users get it in minutes and are able to manage their sites without our help.
  • LightCMS's code is simple and light-weight. Sites are fast and the CMS doesnt get in the way of performance.
  • You can do almost anything you want (except server-side programming) with LightCMS. So, we can create any design we want and it works great with Light CMS's tokens and editable regions concept (which is also simple to implement.)
  • Constantly upgraded and fixed, the product is 1000x better after 10 years of working with it, but is still simple and not bloated.
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Cons

  • More administrative control would be helpful in regards to estimates and quoting as this was something we did regularly in legal but had to go outside the system.
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  • While keeping it simple is LightCMS's thing, some of the elements/modules could use deeper options or control for advanced users.
  • Some content, such as calendars, cannot have data exported/imported easily.
  • Support was amazing 10 years ago. We openly talked about how awesome they were... it isn't as good as it once was, but is still way above almost every support of other CMS systems we have used.
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Alternatives Considered

We're married to Oracle ATG Web Commerce for the time being, and have been users for about six years now. We are slowly moving auxiliary features out of ATG and into custom in house solutions that give us purpose built, more responsive, and more appropriate functionality. Eventually, ATG will serve only core features like catalog management and order processing. All other activities will be handled externally as microservices that we control, rather than relying on the black box of ATG.
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We have looked at hundrends of CMS's and LightCMS is a perfect entry-level system for most of our small to mid sized clients. LightCMS's feature set is less complex than almost every other system and the actual interface is miles ahead of most other CMS systems. It's simply thought out better. It lacks sensibility and an API as well as other advanced features many more expensive or more DIY systems have, but the simplicity makes up for it.
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Return on Investment

  • We were able to drive sales for one of our clients up by 50% over the course of a 6 month window by revamping their online web store with Oracle ATG.
  • Sharing data and communication improved greatly between legal/finance and marketing.
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  • While I always think the price could be cheaper, LightCMS is incredibly inexpensive if you consider the costs of hosting, support, and upgrading is all included.
  • As part of their partner program, we are able to control client accounts from our master account, making moving between clients easier and supporting them faster which ultimately makes our labor costs better.
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Pricing Details

Oracle ATG

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

LightCMS

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