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Score 8 out of 100
48 Ratings
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Score 3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Contentful

Coming from WordPress, Contentful feels like content management as it should be. There's no clutter to get rid of, you can simply start building from scratch, and the end product is perfectly tailored to your or your clients needs.
Andrew Folts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ektron (Discontinued)

From what I have heard, Ektron is great for security (forms).I would still recommend looking at any other CMS over Ektron. It is by far the worst I have ever used and, unfortunately, continue to use. If you have a large team of well-trained content editors, each in charge of small portions of a website, I could see Ektron being useful. If you are a small business or don't have unlimited funds to waste on a poorly made product, use Wordpress, Drupal, or Concrete. If you would like something that works well and comes with few 'undocumented features,' use the aforementioned as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Contentful
8.7
Ektron (Discontinued)
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Contentful
8.7
Ektron (Discontinued)
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Contentful
7.7
Ektron (Discontinued)
5.7
API
Contentful
7.2
Ektron (Discontinued)
5.6
Internationalization / multi-language
Contentful
8.2
Ektron (Discontinued)
5.8

Web Content Creation

Contentful
7.6
Ektron (Discontinued)
5.3
WYSIWYG editor
Contentful
7.5
Ektron (Discontinued)
5.9
Code quality / cleanliness
Contentful
9.0
Ektron (Discontinued)
5.6
Admin section
Contentful
7.9
Ektron (Discontinued)
5.3
Page templates
Contentful
7.5
Ektron (Discontinued)
4.6
Library of website themes
Contentful
7.2
Ektron (Discontinued)
3.9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Contentful
7.4
Ektron (Discontinued)
3.8
Publishing workflow
Contentful
7.5
Ektron (Discontinued)
6.3
Form generator
Contentful
7.0
Ektron (Discontinued)
6.8

Web Content Management

Contentful
7.7
Ektron (Discontinued)
5.6
Content taxonomy
Contentful
7.6
Ektron (Discontinued)
5.8
SEO support
Contentful
8.2
Ektron (Discontinued)
5.3
Bulk management
Contentful
7.2
Ektron (Discontinued)
5.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Contentful
6.5
Ektron (Discontinued)
5.6
Community / comment management
Contentful
9.0
Ektron (Discontinued)
6.0

Pros

Contentful

  • Contentful provides organized, flexible data models with support for a variety of data types and content editors (e.g. WYSIWYGs, form fields, raw text areas).
  • Contentful has great built-in versioning features with history and draft states so it's easy to make updates and revert when needed.
  • Contentful has an intuitive user interface and good support for multiple spaces (which can be helpful for companies that need separate projects for dev/staging/production).
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ektron (Discontinued)

  • Ektron CMS is reliable and performs well. Outages are extremely rare, and the site is fast.
  • The Ektron CMS content editor is easy to use, and updates can be made by non-technical people. The Ektron site synchronization process allows us to automatically publish updates every 30 minutes. This is very important to the resort's marketing efforts during the busy ski season.
  • This is straight from the marketing department: 'Ektron CMS is user friendly for non-technical people, and it allows us to be more effective in our marketing efforts.
Joy Kilmer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Contentful

  • Preview of changes prior to publishing
  • The ability to use a spell check plug-in when working on content (it doesn't work well with Grammarly)
Nathaly Sierra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ektron (Discontinued)

  • The evolution of the product has focused on architecture and functionality that is of value in large distributed installations, but less so for smaller 1 or 2 server implementations.
  • Development of the back end authoring and administrative interface has lagged. It has received a cosmetic face lift over the years, but has received little attention in regards to ease-of-use and usability. To some degree, it has poor discoverability with many idiosyncratic UI conventions.
  • Our authors complain about learning and retaining the knowledge for using the authoring interface. In Ektron's usage model, it is a skilled role. We would prefer the authoring be more intuitive. I don't feel Ektron necessarily lags behind the competition in this area, but there is lots of room for improvement and differentiation here if they chose to make this a priority.
John Shea | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ektron (Discontinued)

Ektron (Discontinued) 8.0
Based on 21 answers
Since I work on the implementation side of things, and do not directly own licensing for Ektron CMS, I have to base this rating off of how I think it will be received or presented to customers looking to start a new site deployment. I try to remain CMS agnostic, though my specialty is with the .NET and Microsoft stack. Because of the experience I have working with Ektron, I tend to be more forgiving with the shortcomings as I am familiar with how to work around them or past them from experience. Being familiar with the community available also helps, as you become familiar with the best approaches to find solutions to your issues. Each product has it's ups and downs and all of them are only going to be as good as the company or development team implementing them can make them. This is EXTREMELY important to remember when choosing a CMS, as it can make or break your expensive investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ektron (Discontinued)

Ektron (Discontinued) 6.2
Based on 4 answers
As both a manager of CMS content as well as a designer, I find the CMS to be intuitive and easy to understand. (They also have great documentation and customer support if you need it.)

Between the platform's functionality and Ektron's technical support, I use the CMS with confidence on a daily basis.
Jenn Murray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ektron (Discontinued)

Ektron (Discontinued) 9.2
Based on 4 answers
Unplanned outages or errors are fairly rare in our instance. And when there are issues, they're usually fixed fairly quickly
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ektron (Discontinued)

Ektron (Discontinued) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Working with Ektron Support has always been a pleasure. They are quick to respond, extremely knowledgeable, and truly care about resolving your issue. I have never once been disappointed with their response.
Jenn Murray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ektron (Discontinued)

Ektron (Discontinued) 7.5
Based on 2 answers
Ektron is one of the best solution for .Net platform. Over the years have improved the performance issues that the previous versions had. My only complain is right now you can't do Page builder pages if you choose to have a MVC architecture
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Contentful

Contentful offers a great deal of features for a relatively low price. This is what ended up persuading us to purchase it. We also gathered that this was one of the more well-rated products out there, which was encouraging. It definitely stacks up well against its competitors.
Nathan Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ektron (Discontinued)

Ektron is part of our stable of products and depending on the organization we are serving could be recommended. The price point is higher and so tends towards the enterprise in terms of purchasers. Additionally, it fits better in less IT heavy environments than Sitecore. It's more robust than Sitefinity or Umbraco, but Sitefinity has an edge with pricing. EpiServer is a strong contender to Ektron with compelling features and authoring experience and more competitive pricing.
Patrick Poer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Contentful

  • It speed up our content creation process
  • We've freed up dev and design resources for more important projects
  • Given freedom to people to create new pages, while keeping some control so they wouldn't make serious mistakes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ektron (Discontinued)

  • Increased Efficiency - Authors can easily create content, submit it via workflow for approval and schedule move to production without having to rely on IT staff/schedule.
  • Time to Market - With the use of PageBuilder, Ektron has allowed customers to create custom landing pages/micro-sites with ease to (1) quickly respond to marketing/communication initiatives (2) use internal resources to save money versus having to request additional services from an outside partner.
Jonathan Graham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Ektron (Discontinued)

Pricing Details

Contentful

General

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

Contentful Editions & Modules

Edition
CommunityFree
Team489/month
EnterpriseCustom
    Additional Pricing Details

    Ektron (Discontinued)

    General

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

    Ektron (Discontinued) Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Contentful
    8.2
    Ektron (Discontinued)
    4.4

    Likelihood to Renew

    Contentful
    Ektron (Discontinued)
    8.0

    Usability

    Contentful
    Ektron (Discontinued)
    6.2

    Reliability and Availability

    Contentful
    Ektron (Discontinued)
    9.2

    Support Rating

    Contentful
    Ektron (Discontinued)
    8.0

    Online Training

    Contentful
    Ektron (Discontinued)
    7.5

    Implementation Rating

    Contentful
    Ektron (Discontinued)
    8.0

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