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Score 8 out of 100

Episerver CMS

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Score 6.7 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

Episerver CMS

Episerver CMS provides a very well rounded system that will meet the needs of most businesses, in my experience. The biggest draw-back that I've seen with the underlying system is the response time in the back-end. Being on the digital experience cloud allows you to spread the load between services, but our experience has shown, even with a distributed network, the response time on the back-end can prove time-consuming and have delays in loading for content writers/editors. If there's a lot of hands-on, constantly, you will need to make sure the architecture has the response time your team needs.
Sean Haddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Contentful
8.7
Episerver CMS
7.7
Role-based user permissions
Contentful
8.7
Episerver CMS
7.7

Platform & Infrastructure

Contentful
7.7
Episerver CMS
5.9
API
Contentful
7.2
Episerver CMS
5.5
Internationalization / multi-language
Contentful
8.2
Episerver CMS
6.3

Web Content Creation

Contentful
7.6
Episerver CMS
5.4
WYSIWYG editor
Contentful
7.5
Episerver CMS
7.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Contentful
9.0
Episerver CMS
5.4
Admin section
Contentful
7.9
Episerver CMS
6.2
Page templates
Contentful
7.5
Episerver CMS
4.0
Library of website themes
Contentful
7.2
Episerver CMS
3.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Contentful
7.4
Episerver CMS
5.1
Publishing workflow
Contentful
7.5
Episerver CMS
7.0
Form generator
Contentful
7.0
Episerver CMS
5.0

Web Content Management

Contentful
7.7
Episerver CMS
5.5
Content taxonomy
Contentful
7.6
Episerver CMS
6.0
SEO support
Contentful
8.2
Episerver CMS
5.4
Bulk management
Contentful
7.3
Episerver CMS
6.4
Availability / breadth of extensions
Contentful
6.6
Episerver CMS
4.4
Community / comment management
Contentful
9.0
Episerver CMS
5.1

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

Episerver CMS

  • Innovation - EPiServer is constantly looking at ways to improve their product and partner with organizations that can develop add-ons to improve the overall features of the core platform. For Example: SilverPop (marketing automation) and Celum (digital asset management).
  • Content Management - It may seem obvious that a WCM product should manage content/reuse well; but, let's be honest, not all products do what they claim to do well. In this case, EPiServer understands the core functionality and has created product that is intuitive and exceeds customer expectations in this area.
  • Previews - EPiServer has built-in templates (emulators) that allow you to easily confirm how your content is going to be displayed on a variety of devices before you publish your content. This is advantageous as it eliminates the guess work and need to redo content (or even code) after you've gone to production because you weren't able to thoroughly test it before hand.
Jonathan Graham | 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

Episerver CMS

  • The website, including the editing portion, seems to be down quite often - so that we cannot make changes - or it allows us to make changes but then doesn't properly save them.
  • Customer service and user support is lacking. We've reported problems to them, yet it never seems to get fixed.
Jenna Carpentier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Contentful

No score
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Episerver CMS

Episerver CMS 8.8
Based on 7 answers
The main reason would be because EPiServer is a great product and there aren't many other content management systems that are worth the effort it takes to re-implement an entire website on a new platform. EPiServer also seems to have a more modern approach to the features they offer and the overall design of the workarea so it's very likely that they will continue to improve in the future
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

Episerver CMS

Episerver outranks these products in most cases. There are some functions in each product that you would love in Episerver but when you sum it up Episerver is the greatest :)
Pär Wissmark | 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

Episerver CMS

  • The cleanliness of the product is too damn good, hence efficiency is doubled and gets work done much faster and with a clean mind.
  • APIs and libraries or modules implementation is easy which helps during make/test setup time.
  • Nothing negative as such for now. We need to get more used to it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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
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    Episerver CMS

    General

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

    Episerver CMS Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Contentful
    8.2
    Episerver CMS
    5.7

    Likelihood to Renew

    Contentful
    Episerver CMS
    8.8

    Usability

    Contentful
    Episerver CMS
    8.0

    Online Training

    Contentful
    Episerver CMS
    5.5

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