Contentful vs. Squiz Digital Experience Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Contentful
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Contentful is a cloud based CMS solution that provides the ability to manage content across multiple platforms.The editing interface allows for managing content interactively and provides developers the ability to deliver the content with the programming language and template framework of their choice.
$489
Squiz Digital Experience Platform
Score 5.2 out of 10
N/A
Squiz DXP helps lean teams in service-led organizations take control of their online experience and brand. It is used to build, manage and connect digital experiences across websites, portals, apps. It unifies tech, data and content from any vendor, and makes it all work as one.N/A
Pricing
ContentfulSquiz Digital Experience Platform
Editions & Modules
Team
489/month
Community
Free
Enterprise
Custom
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ContentfulSquiz Digital Experience Platform
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ContentfulSquiz Digital Experience Platform
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Contentful
8.0
9 Ratings
0% below category average
Squiz Digital Experience Platform
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Contentful
8.1
10 Ratings
5% above category average
Squiz Digital Experience Platform
-
Ratings
API8.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language7.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Contentful
8.0
11 Ratings
5% above category average
Squiz Digital Experience Platform
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG editor7.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section8.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Page templates7.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Library of website themes7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design8.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Form generator7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Contentful
8.3
10 Ratings
12% above category average
Squiz Digital Experience Platform
-
Ratings
Content taxonomy8.59 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO support7.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk management7.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions8.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ContentfulSquiz Digital Experience Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ContentfulSquiz Digital Experience Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Contentful
Well suited for our needs of multiple images for auto auctions from a variety of sellers. Pointing them to one platform is easier than attempting to use a variety of platforms as we were doing before (email, slack, Dropbox and Google Drive would randomly be used by a variety of employees )
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Squiz
Working with a large amount of web content where there is a need to focus on related content.
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Pros
Contentful
  • Flexible. This CMS can be easily extended and provide access to dynamic content
  • Simple. The WYSWG is very easy to work with and identifying pages and content in the system is fairly easy
  • Clean Interface. The interface is clean and uncluttered keeping focus on the content and not other factors.
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Squiz
  • Speed and efficiency
  • Roles and content control
  • Related content
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Cons
Contentful
  • Contentful uses "references" to allow you to build very modular content. If I have a "slider" content type, I can create a "slide" content type which references a "button" content type, and so forth. This works well, but I occasionally wish there was a better solution for one-off content, like a settings page. Currently, this is done for creating an entire content type called "settings" with a single entry. Not a big deal, but not ideal, either.
  • There are a few quirks with GatsbyJS integration, etc, but these issues are being fixed and improved upon very quickly.
  • A minor gripe, but Contentful does not have a way to organize fields within an entry. Entries with many fields are somewhat tiresome to scroll through.
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Squiz
  • User Interface was good but heavy, with Java powering the backbone I recall finding this somewhat troublesome at the time.
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Likelihood to Renew
Contentful
No answers on this topic
Squiz
I don't work with Squiz any more so it's difficult to say, that said, the site is still running on the same CMS so obviously it's still considered a great platform
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Alternatives Considered
Contentful
In the past we've used WordPress to manage documentation content. WordPress was more flexible than Contentful but also prone to inconsistencies and we ended having a lot of hacks to accomplish various WordPress tricks. With Contentful there's less ambiguity so content producers are less likely to go astray. We also have our own in-house programmatic template solution for managing content, but this was a previous pain point when we needed to get the dev team to do a deploy for every content change.
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Squiz
Easier to work with
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Return on Investment
Contentful
  • Positive - new hires are able to get onboarded quicker with us using Contentful
  • Positive - we can customize the journey of what modules/material the user sees after a course/video/article
  • Positive - it's been an overall game changer when hiring external candidates who need extensive training
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Squiz
  • Having a single powerful CMS platform that would integrate a number of organisations that had recently merged - Squiz was a big part of bringing our web architecture together gracefully.
  • Increased employee efficiency
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ScreenShots

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Squiz Digital Experience Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of all the capabilities to drive digital experiences, available from one platform.Screenshot of reusable components with a “design once, reuse anywhere” approach that are used to build pages. Users can optimize for higher user engagement or conversion with built-in A/B testing.Screenshot of tailored content sent to different segments of the audience, used to maximize user engagement.Screenshot of a library of pre-built components to implement design systems and reuse content across sites.Screenshot of accessibility metrics used to understand how well a site conforms to WCAG standards and how the compliance of the site can be improved.Screenshot of the Search Dashboard, used to set up and manage search, results and reporting. Users can curate and tune search results to serve users relevant content and drive specific actions on sites.