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Score 5.9 out of 100
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Score 5.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceros

Ceros is fantastic for companies who can afford it. It's not ideal for startups who don't have the budget for it. If your company or agency is interested in creating interactive content, but you don't have the skill sets in-house to develop or code them properly, Ceros is for you
Daniel Berry | 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

Content Creation

Ceros
8.5
Umbraco CMS
Ideation
Ceros
9.8
Umbraco CMS
Approval workflows
Ceros
9.5
Umbraco CMS
Content collaboration
Ceros
5.7
Umbraco CMS
Network for content licensing/production
Ceros
9.0
Umbraco CMS

Content Publishing

Ceros
8.8
Umbraco CMS
Content hub
Ceros
5.1
Umbraco CMS
Forms / Gated content
Ceros
9.8
Umbraco CMS
Embedded CTAs
Ceros
8.3
Umbraco CMS
Content distribution
Ceros
9.7
Umbraco CMS
Content promotion
Ceros
9.7
Umbraco CMS
Content automation
Ceros
10.0
Umbraco CMS

Content Reporting & Analytics

Ceros
8.8
Umbraco CMS
Audience profiling and targeting
Ceros
10.0
Umbraco CMS
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Ceros
4.8
Umbraco CMS
Content performance analytics
Ceros
9.8
Umbraco CMS
Campaign optimization dashboard
Ceros
9.8
Umbraco CMS
Competitive analytics
Ceros
9.7
Umbraco CMS

Security

Ceros
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Role-based user permissions
Ceros
Umbraco CMS
1.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Ceros
Umbraco CMS
5.5
API
Ceros
Umbraco CMS
5.8
Internationalization / multi-language
Ceros
Umbraco CMS
5.2

Web Content Creation

Ceros
Umbraco CMS
1.8
WYSIWYG editor
Ceros
Umbraco CMS
1.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Ceros
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Admin section
Ceros
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Page templates
Ceros
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Library of website themes
Ceros
Umbraco CMS
1.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Ceros
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Publishing workflow
Ceros
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Form generator
Ceros
Umbraco CMS
6.5

Web Content Management

Ceros
Umbraco CMS
3.8
Content taxonomy
Ceros
Umbraco CMS
1.2
SEO support
Ceros
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Bulk management
Ceros
Umbraco CMS
5.4
Availability / breadth of extensions
Ceros
Umbraco CMS
5.6
Community / comment management
Ceros
Umbraco CMS
5.8

Pros

Ceros

  • Easy to use and adopt user interface. If you know basic Photoshop, you can use this.
  • Encouraging roadmap - the product has gotten better every year. The company obviously listens to client feedback.
  • Smart, dedicated client team - always checking in, comes with new ideas, generally nice people. We always love our meetings with them!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

  • Quick to learn. For most if cases, developer needs to know Razor coding.
  • Doesn't require back-end programming.
  • Has build in users management (developers, content managers) and members management consoles (users of the site).
  • Clear admin tool (especially in version 7)
  • Fast.
  • Creating code from scratch, so it is easier to create clean code.
Filip Witkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ceros

  • A direct to consumer model
  • Price point is high, but understandably
Sierra Schubach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

  • Speed for older sites - Umbraco content can load slowly if you have thousands of pages of content. Of course, this would not be a problem for simpler websites
  • Complexity - since the product is free out-of-the-box, it will take technical expertise to get Umbraco setup properly
Jason Kelly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ceros

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

Ceros

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

Ceros

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

Ceros

Ceros 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Our CSMs have always been 100% and their support team typically responds within an hour or two. Their design/build team also worked with us on perfecting several experiences and are always mindful of how a project is going. One of their designers didn't really understand one of our requests and the project took more rounds of revisions than in previous projects, but they rectified the issue and the project came out well in the end. That outcome probably only happened in the time it did due to our CSM consistently checking in and getting feedback throughout the project - unfortunately, not something that happens enough with all our partners.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

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

Online Training

Ceros

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

Ceros

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

Ceros

Ceros takes what would be difficult to accomplish in the Adobe suite of products and makes it easy. When it comes to user experience, user interface and customization options, Ceros is a much better alternative than Adobe. However, Adobe is the trusted name and some may be more comfortable with Adobe products
Daniel Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco's templating is far superior than WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, but it's update process is WAY behind those platforms. The release schedule of Umbraco is way to often and most releases are to fix something missed in the previous release and not an improvement or new feature of the CMS
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Ceros

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

Ceros

  • Just started using, stay tuned for positive impact numbers!
Sierra Schubach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

  • Has helped us to create more engaging pages that push people to complete the online forms
  • We have seen more people buy from us since we launched our new look website
  • We can easily update the content without waiting for the development team to make changes
Debbie Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Ceros

General

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

Ceros Editions & Modules

Edition
Annual Subscription$36,0001
  1. per year
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. none
  2. 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

Ceros
9.1
Umbraco CMS
1.2

Usability

Ceros
Umbraco CMS
4.0

Reliability and Availability

Ceros
Umbraco CMS
7.0

Performance

Ceros
Umbraco CMS
3.0

Support Rating

Ceros
10.0
Umbraco CMS
2.0

Online Training

Ceros
Umbraco CMS
3.0

Implementation Rating

Ceros
Umbraco CMS
7.0

Scalability

Ceros
Umbraco CMS
4.0

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