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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CommonSpot

Commonspot is well suited for web content management to be conducted by individuals with low-level web skills.
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

Security

CommonSpot
7.0
SDL Tridion
10.0
Role-based user permissions
CommonSpot
7.0
SDL Tridion
10.0

Web Content Creation

CommonSpot
6.3
SDL Tridion
7.0
Code quality / cleanliness
CommonSpot
6.0
SDL Tridion
9.0
Admin section
CommonSpot
6.5
SDL Tridion
8.0
Page templates
CommonSpot
7.0
SDL Tridion
5.0
Library of website themes
CommonSpot
7.0
SDL Tridion
5.0
Publishing workflow
CommonSpot
7.0
SDL Tridion
10.0
Form generator
CommonSpot
4.0
SDL Tridion
5.0
WYSIWYG editor
CommonSpot
SDL Tridion
8.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
CommonSpot
SDL Tridion
6.0

Web Content Management

CommonSpot
7.7
SDL Tridion
6.6
Content taxonomy
CommonSpot
7.5
SDL Tridion
10.0
SEO support
CommonSpot
7.0
SDL Tridion
9.0
Bulk management
CommonSpot
8.0
SDL Tridion
6.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
CommonSpot
7.0
SDL Tridion
5.0
Community / comment management
CommonSpot
9.0
SDL Tridion
3.0

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Pros

CommonSpot

  • I think CommonSpot's greatest strength is its ease of use. It's relatively intuitive in it's usage, so it therefore makes it easy to train new people to use it.
  • Within my usage of it, our options were limited, which again added to it's ease of use.
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

CommonSpot

  • Commonspot needs to improve on its authoring feature. It is impossible to author on more than one page at a time . (One must always click on "View work on all changes") before switching between pages otherwise, the changes will not be saved.
  • CommonSpot does not support sharing the definition of any custom element or any template layouts. Therefore, one must recreate these in each site.
  • In Commonspot, a user who has to manage content in multiple sites will have to log in to each site to see and act on any actions.
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

CommonSpot

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

CommonSpot

CommonSpot 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I had no previous background in content management, and found it very easy to use. If I could figure it out, I am pretty certain that just about anyone else could as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

CommonSpot

Commonspot works in tandem with Zendesk very well to accomplish tasks an an efficient manner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

CommonSpot

  • I was working in a religious institution and based upon our usage and audience, there was no ROI to speak of. Our usage was more for providing information than having any type of interaction. In that instance, it worked very well.
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

CommonSpot

General

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

SDL Tridion

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CommonSpot
7.0
SDL Tridion
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

CommonSpot
SDL Tridion
6.3

Usability

CommonSpot
8.0
SDL Tridion
8.5

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