10 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
27 Ratings
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Score 7.7 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

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

IBM Web Content Manager is well suited for intranet employee portals, websites which drive extensive marketing content, and e-commerce sites to provide product images and details. It cannot be used a document management system to store large volumes of data as it's purely a web content management system.
Sowmyamaruthi Lattala | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Contentful
8.7
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Role-based user permissions
Contentful
8.7
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

Platform & Infrastructure

Contentful
7.7
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
API
Contentful
7.2
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Internationalization / multi-language
Contentful
8.2
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

Web Content Creation

Contentful
7.6
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
WYSIWYG editor
Contentful
7.5
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Code quality / cleanliness
Contentful
9.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Admin section
Contentful
7.9
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Page templates
Contentful
7.5
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Library of website themes
Contentful
7.2
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Contentful
7.4
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Publishing workflow
Contentful
7.5
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Form generator
Contentful
7.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

Web Content Management

Contentful
7.7
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Content taxonomy
Contentful
7.6
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
SEO support
Contentful
8.2
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Bulk management
Contentful
7.2
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Availability / breadth of extensions
Contentful
6.5
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Community / comment management
Contentful
9.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

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

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

  • Well designed web content management system with clearly defined relationships between the various web content objects such as sites, site areas, authoring templates, presentation templates, library resources, components, web content objects, etc.
  • Can create robust content creation and publishing workflows with workflow stages and workflow actions
  • Web Content can be rendered on multiple devices and browsers in a responsive and adaptive manner.
Anonymous | 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

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

  • Search is not working well. We could not get it work even we worked it with IBM support.
  • Java Applet in Ephox editor is pain. You have to watch that you update your Java version correctly or You cannot edit anything. This might work somehow on enterprise environment with tight workstation configuration. I think that Java Applet editor is the worst part of IBM WCM
  • IBM WCM needs lot of capacity on database and appserver.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Contentful

No score
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HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager) 5.7
Based on 6 answers
IBM products always moves forward to adapt to new requirements and technologies. I have used versions 6, 6.1, 7 and 8 of IBM WCM, and I know IBM is ready to revamp the tool based on emerging needs, and still provide the capabilities to migrate your old system to the newer versions.
Arwa Nababteh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
New versions has increased user experience facilitating usability.
Alvaro Pariente Alonso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
We had some issues related with performing and the support was suitable and sucessful.
Alvaro Pariente Alonso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation was successful due to Websphere application server used.
Alvaro Pariente Alonso | 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

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

Magento and Prestashop are E-commerce CMS platforms. They are used in a different scale of application than WCM.
Concerning Joomla, it's a useful CMS forsmaller website. Once again this is an other scale of application than WCMLiveray can compete WCM 7 concerning the :¤ specific development¤ security¤ responsive
Julien Diet | 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

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

  • Negative: Very complex architecture for on-premise deployments (too many servers to installed)
  • Positive: Easy customization
  • Negative: Architecture limited to cloud solutions
  • WCM is an old product and needs an update
  • Blog, and community are not integrated in Digital Manager for discussion
  • Templates are not available to integrate basic services (FileNet, more complex BPM , e-commerce)
Jean-Luc Taillandier | TrustRadius Reviewer

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HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

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

    HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

    General

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

    HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager) Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Contentful
    8.2
    HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
    6.0

    Likelihood to Renew

    Contentful
    HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
    5.7

    Usability

    Contentful
    HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
    9.0

    Support Rating

    Contentful
    HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
    7.0

    Implementation Rating

    Contentful
    HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
    7.0

    Scalability

    Contentful
    HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
    9.0

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