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Score 8 out of 100
3 Ratings
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Score 7.5 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

Sitecore Experience Platform

Sitecore can be a good solution for a company wanting a premium product and is really looking to leverage the platform for advanced digital marketing capabilities. If a company isn't mature enough to utilize all of what Sitecore has to offer, or is just basically looking for a CMS, there are other options that may be a better value.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Contentful
8.7
Sitecore Experience Platform
Role-based user permissions
Contentful
8.7
Sitecore Experience Platform

Platform & Infrastructure

Contentful
7.7
Sitecore Experience Platform
API
Contentful
7.2
Sitecore Experience Platform
Internationalization / multi-language
Contentful
8.2
Sitecore Experience Platform

Web Content Creation

Contentful
7.6
Sitecore Experience Platform
WYSIWYG editor
Contentful
7.5
Sitecore Experience Platform
Code quality / cleanliness
Contentful
9.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Admin section
Contentful
7.9
Sitecore Experience Platform
Page templates
Contentful
7.5
Sitecore Experience Platform
Library of website themes
Contentful
7.2
Sitecore Experience Platform
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Contentful
7.4
Sitecore Experience Platform
Publishing workflow
Contentful
7.5
Sitecore Experience Platform
Form generator
Contentful
7.0
Sitecore Experience Platform

Web Content Management

Contentful
7.7
Sitecore Experience Platform
Content taxonomy
Contentful
7.6
Sitecore Experience Platform
SEO support
Contentful
8.2
Sitecore Experience Platform
Bulk management
Contentful
7.3
Sitecore Experience Platform
Availability / breadth of extensions
Contentful
6.6
Sitecore Experience Platform
Community / comment management
Contentful
9.0
Sitecore Experience Platform

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

Sitecore Experience Platform

  • Sitecore has a decent supply of out of the box components and capabilities that can be fairly easily styled to meet business needs without much customization needed. This often helps speed to market.
  • Sitecore has had the flexibility of offering on-premise hosting or cloud hosting to meet different needs of clients, though recently they have strongly pushed their cloud-based hosting. This is in alignment with the industry and very helpful for organizations that aren't looking to add another product to the portfolio of packages that their internal IT teams need to manage
  • Sitecore has a capable UI for editing content. Though some competition may do better in this regard, Sitecore's editing interface is fully capable.
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

Sitecore Experience Platform

  • While the UI is capable, some other products in this space have a much more intuitive editing interface. Sitecore could do better in providing an easy to use editing UI.
  • It would be nice to see a fully managed Sitecore instead of just cloud hosted
  • The price falls more to the premium side of things. Making the value proposition a bit harder to justify
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

Sitecore Experience Platform

All of these platforms have their pros and cons. Selecting the best fit is a matter aligning corporate need vs features provided. Have a .NET shop with an advanced marketing team looking to push UX forward and willing to pay a premium, then Sitecore may be the right fit. Have an organization centered around Java and only looking for basic CMS capabilities or looking for a budget-friendly option, then there may be better options beyond Sitecore.
Anonymous | 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

Sitecore Experience Platform

  • For mature marketing organizations, the analytics that Sitecore allows you to capture have been valuable in pushing forward marketing objectives and giving insight into how to tailor content for the best UX
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Sitecore Experience Platform

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

    Sitecore Experience Platform

    General

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

    Sitecore Experience Platform Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Contentful
    8.2
    Sitecore Experience Platform
    6.0

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