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Score 8.4 out of 100

Concrete CMS

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Axero

Specific scenarios where Communifire would be well suited to an organisation, would be companies that are people focused and committed to frequent and open communication channels from both the top-down and bottom-up. It also would suit organizations that are committed to providing the staff opportunities to collaborate, share and actively contribute to company initiatives and planning. If these aren't elements of your organization's culture, the system would still work for you or those companies who just want to push information out and have an effective intranet. Communifire would cater to these scenarios just as well and is more than capable of providing that type of simple solution.
Wade Dixon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Concrete CMS

Concrete5 is perfect for a website that needs to be regularly updated without accessing the code, whether that be because a developer created your site for you, or because you yourself are a developer who wants to keep the time spent on updates down.
In my experience, it's less useful for modern web apps such as PWAs that would benefit more from technologies such as React and Vue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Axero
Concrete CMS
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Axero
Concrete CMS
8.8

Platform & Infrastructure

Axero
Concrete CMS
7.4
API
Axero
Concrete CMS
7.5
Internationalization / multi-language
Axero
Concrete CMS
7.3

Web Content Creation

Axero
Concrete CMS
8.4
WYSIWYG editor
Axero
Concrete CMS
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Axero
Concrete CMS
8.5
Admin section
Axero
Concrete CMS
8.7
Page templates
Axero
Concrete CMS
8.3
Library of website themes
Axero
Concrete CMS
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Axero
Concrete CMS
8.5
Publishing workflow
Axero
Concrete CMS
9.2
Form generator
Axero
Concrete CMS
8.7

Web Content Management

Axero
Concrete CMS
7.9
Content taxonomy
Axero
Concrete CMS
7.1
SEO support
Axero
Concrete CMS
8.5
Bulk management
Axero
Concrete CMS
7.7
Availability / breadth of extensions
Axero
Concrete CMS
7.7
Community / comment management
Axero
Concrete CMS
8.7

Pros

Axero

  • Communifire allows people to connect easily through instant chat and messaging. It works similarly to other social media platforms like Facebook so its not hard to learn.
  • Communifire makes it easy to share news and events with our community and the presentation of this information looks very professional.
  • I found Communifire quite easy to configure to our individual needs. There were a lot of options to turn things on or off. This was important to us because in some areas of our community we wanted to allow our contractors many features and in other areas we wanted to really limit what was on offer.
  • We had a big list of things we needed a platform to do. Communifire ticked all the boxes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Concrete CMS

  • Page rollback and backup functions are great features for clients.
  • Easy extendability with package system.
  • Fast setup on both local and remote web hosting servers, either via "one button" installs or manually.
  • From a designers point of view, Concrete5 is very easy to re-theme with your own custom web design. Any web designer with a basic understanding of HTML and CSS can re-theme a website.
  • End users can update their pages using built in forms. It's as easy as using MS Word.
Ngo Thien | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Axero

  • Some UX issues that could be improved
  • Some architecture decisions don't make complete sense to me (though that's just one man's opinion)
Col Fink | TrustRadius Reviewer

Concrete CMS

  • The file sorting system can be clunky at times. It can be difficult to find the correct file when you are searching for files you have previously uploaded.
  • Sometimes the page will crash in the middle of editing, and there isn't an autosave feature to backup your work.
  • Without proper training on how to use Concrete5, you can easily get lost or overwhelmed. It's not exactly intuitive right away.
Dave Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Axero

Axero 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Our business depends upon this software to provide information on all aspects of our business. The future of business is a marriage between web site and customer interaction. This software will allow us to move in that direction.
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Concrete CMS

Concrete CMS 8.0
Based on 22 answers
Its a very solid, very consistent package that never lets you down or leaves you frustrated. It gets a 10/10 because its so much better than anything else currently available. It also gets a 10/10 because, even if not compared to others, it does not leave you wanting for features or functionality. It is an excellent piece of software that will answer almost every CMS need.
John Smart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Axero

Axero 8.2
Based on 1 answer
This rating has a caveat - there is always room for improvement, and this team gets it.You always learn from customers how to do things better and easier, so it is a constant learning of how people use the site. Although the search engine is exceptional, most people do not use it as their first line of research.Much of the usability has to do with layout - and is not just a software usability item, so the rating is severely dependent up on the layout/options you choose for your usage. And their team will do anything in their power to get the results and layout you want.The areas that need improvement - and acknowledged by the team - are the administrative tools. There are a ton of options, and it takes a little to learn some of those. For most people, however, this won't be an issue, because the support team will always help you. This is always the case with more power. If there were fewer options it would no doubt be easier, but they give you the keys to all of the cars in the lot; so a little more to learn.
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Concrete CMS

Concrete CMS 9.0
Based on 12 answers
I have used it on over 30 projects in the past 3 years and it's still a pleasure to work in. Doesn't always have all the answers, no CMS does, but I still find it very easy to use from prototyping to working to final project. Also there is no problem working on a localhost then moving to a live site, like there is with WordPress. It's my go to app in my CMS quiver.
David Zizza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Axero

Axero 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Never any problems. Quite impressed
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Concrete CMS

Concrete CMS 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Since it's not tied to a central server (other than for authorizing updates and assigning licenses to specific sites), it's available pretty much 100% of the time.
David Zizza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Axero

Axero 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Works in real time.
Chuck Vigeant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Concrete CMS

Concrete CMS 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The site works extremely well, the front end flies, searches and form submissions are very fast indeed.The reason its a 9 not a ten? the back end can be a little slow at times, and this is unfair, because for the backend to be so amazing, it has to do a huge amount of work!
John Smart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Axero

Axero 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I have always found Communifire support to be exceptional. We have had a personal account manager who has been very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Concrete CMS

Concrete CMS 10.0
Based on 6 answers
Concrete5 is open-source and has an incredibly strong, polite, and supportive community. You can get an answer to nearly anything you want to do with Concrete5 by googling for it, searching the Concrete5 discussion forums or stack overflow, or posting your question to the forum. Members are very courteous and do not look down on those with less knowledge. And answers are always quick, informative, and supportive.
Kevin Call | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Axero

Axero 9.1
Based on 4 answers
I found the system to be very flexible and the Communifire team very supportive in helping me identify solutions for my goals.
Rebecca Verhoeff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Concrete CMS

Concrete CMS 9.8
Based on 12 answers
Build off of an existing theme to speed up the creation of custom designed themed. Bootstrap is a good one but there are many others that are probably much simpler to build from than the Bootstrap one was. Make sure you host on a Unix/Linux server so you don't have to install PHP or MySQL separately. It's just smoother on those platforms.
Nathanael Girard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Axero

We selected Communifire for the excellent sales support, strong feature set and quick set up time. We were able to get started immediately and build out features as need required which led to faster execution and higher adoption rates among our team.
Teresa Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Concrete CMS

WordPress at the time was riddled with security breaches in the news and while Concrete5 was smaller (and therefore a smaller attack vector), after eleven years of use, Concrete5 has only had one published incident with an add-on that resolved within hours and with excellent communication. You can talk to the CEO and the CTO (or the rest of the team). They are very engaged and you're working with a small company of people who care, not a call-center with people just waiting to go home.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Axero

  • We are still building out features of the platform but with implemention of paid features by members, we will be able to cover our operating cost of the platform.
Art Aughey, FDN | TrustRadius Reviewer

Concrete CMS

  • Clients rarely require support with simple tasks such as updating pages allowing our developers to focus on higher value projects.
  • Cost reduction due to increased employee efficiency
  • Increased customer satisfaction as clients are able to have more control over their websites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Axero

General

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

Concrete CMS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Axero
9.0
Concrete CMS
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Axero
9.1
Concrete CMS
8.0

Usability

Axero
8.2
Concrete CMS
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Axero
9.1
Concrete CMS
10.0

Performance

Axero
9.1
Concrete CMS
9.0

Support Rating

Axero
9.0
Concrete CMS
10.0

Implementation Rating

Axero
9.1
Concrete CMS
9.8

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