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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AtomicWriter

AtomicWriter is especially suitable for blog writing and for this type of work. It also gives different formats and restructures it with a great view. I think that's it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion

SDL Tridion works well for organizations with a large website with a lot of content to continuously create and manage. The use of page templates and component presentations makes creating new pages fairly straightforward. It can be a little cumbersome when it comes to trying to "break from the norm" and build web pages that are outside of the template-driven format; however, there are ways around this to create pages that break away from the normal page-template format of the website. In this regard, SDL Tridion can be pretty flexible, allowing us to create a lot of custom functionality to keep up with constantly changing web trends.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Content Creation

AtomicWriter
10.0
SDL Tridion
Ideation
AtomicWriter
10.0
SDL Tridion
Approval workflows
AtomicWriter
10.0
SDL Tridion
Content collaboration
AtomicWriter
10.0
SDL Tridion
Content calendar
AtomicWriter
10.0
SDL Tridion
Network for content licensing/production
AtomicWriter
10.0
SDL Tridion

Content Publishing

AtomicWriter
9.4
SDL Tridion
Content hub
AtomicWriter
10.0
SDL Tridion
Forms / Gated content
AtomicWriter
10.0
SDL Tridion
Embedded CTAs
AtomicWriter
10.0
SDL Tridion
Content distribution
AtomicWriter
9.0
SDL Tridion
Content automation
AtomicWriter
8.0
SDL Tridion

Content Reporting & Analytics

AtomicWriter
8.2
SDL Tridion
Audience profiling and targeting
AtomicWriter
7.0
SDL Tridion
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
AtomicWriter
9.0
SDL Tridion
Content performance analytics
AtomicWriter
8.0
SDL Tridion
Campaign optimization dashboard
AtomicWriter
9.0
SDL Tridion
Competitive analytics
AtomicWriter
8.0
SDL Tridion

Security

AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
10.0
Role-based user permissions
AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
9.5
API
AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
9.0
Internationalization / multi-language
AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
10.0

Web Content Creation

AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
9.0
Admin section
AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
8.0
Page templates
AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
5.0
Library of website themes
AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
5.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
6.0
Publishing workflow
AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
10.0
Form generator
AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
5.0

Web Content Management

AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
6.6
Content taxonomy
AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
10.0
SEO support
AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
9.0
Bulk management
AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
6.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
5.0
Community / comment management
AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
3.0

Pros

AtomicWriter

  • Makes my writing awesome.
  • Restructures it.
  • Gives me different writing formats.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion

  • Makes it easy to spin up a new site quickly
  • Allows for numerous users to work on the same site without conflicting with each other's changes
  • Allows you to unpublish changes or revert to old versions if you make a mistake
  • Allows you to time publishing actions (for example, you can set it to happen overnight)
Kirsten McGlone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AtomicWriter

  • Nothing too bad.
  • Needs more features.
  • Should be less expensive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion

  • Doesn't work well in all browsers. Tridion is a Microsoft product so they really push IE; however, now-a-days it SHOULD work in all browsers. Even though they say to use IE, Chrome actually functions the best with Tridion.
  • It uses Dreamweaver Syntax. Dreamweaver syntax is completely out-dated and SDL really needs to come up with a better way of looping through content by using it's own structure or using .NET syntax to loop through items - Dreamweaver syntax is not the way to go
  • Component Templates and Page Templates. Tridion uses Component Templates and Dreamweaver templates to display content and store the content that is to be displayed. These 2 items could easily be converted into 1 group of items, but SDL chose to keep them separate therefore increasing the complexity of Tridion
  • Steep learning curve. Tridion has a very steep learning curve and it will take some time to train people on it. We had to hire 4 Tridion experts (at probably around $1000 / day) to get everyone trained on Tridion and then build the structure for Tridion
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AtomicWriter

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SDL Tridion

SDL Tridion 6.3
Based on 15 answers
I believe SDL Tridion is the best CMS product out there currently. Every CMS has its problems and strengths but SDL Tridion overall seems like the best solution for large enterprise corporations. The fact that it can be implemented in java or .net makes it attractive to many clients
Piti Itharat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AtomicWriter

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SDL Tridion

SDL Tridion 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The editor user interface is very user friendly and in-site editing makes simple updates fast and easy. The extensibility of Tridion is a big plus and the ability to add our own options into the default Tridion interface helps us integrate with external systems. Finally, the user permissions and security system helps us deploy it within our large organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AtomicWriter

No answers on this topic

SDL Tridion

It is a nuclear missile compared to the other handguns and knives on the market today. But it also requires nuclear technicians and expertise that a handgun doesn't require. Do you need to decimate your competition and you have the investment capabilities necessary to put a nuclear missile into the sky? Then definitely do it. Especially if you need a very good multi-lingual blueprint provider like Tridion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AtomicWriter

  • Nothing at all
  • -
  • -
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion

  • SDL is a very complex system. Creating custom components by external vendors turned out to be expensive.
  • The learning curve is very slow, so training takes a lot of time and cost.
  • The revamped corporate site looks clean, modern, and is mobile-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AtomicWriter

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

SDL Tridion

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AtomicWriter
10.0
SDL Tridion
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
6.3

Usability

AtomicWriter
SDL Tridion
8.5

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