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Score 9.8 out of 100
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Score 5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CoreMedia

I think this CMS is best suited as an enterprise level system. For small, or simple sites, there are better options, but for large high-traffic sites, this is a great CMS.
Brett Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

eZ Platform

For a new site:1. Are there any hosting requirements? eZ Publish works best on a traditional LAMP stack.2. What is the expertise of the development and systems administrations individuals? There should be some PHP development experience and a solid level of Apache and MySQL hosting.3. Who will be managing the content of the site? What is their bandwidth for training? For ongoing content changes?
Josh Bair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

CoreMedia
5.0
eZ Platform
9.0
Role-based user permissions
CoreMedia
5.0
eZ Platform
9.0

Platform & Infrastructure

CoreMedia
7.0
eZ Platform
8.0
API
CoreMedia
7.0
eZ Platform
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
CoreMedia
7.0
eZ Platform
9.0

Web Content Creation

CoreMedia
7.2
eZ Platform
5.4
WYSIWYG editor
CoreMedia
10.0
eZ Platform
7.0
Code quality / cleanliness
CoreMedia
7.0
eZ Platform
5.0
Admin section
CoreMedia
7.0
eZ Platform
7.0
Page templates
CoreMedia
4.5
eZ Platform
3.0
Library of website themes
CoreMedia
7.0
eZ Platform
2.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
CoreMedia
7.0
eZ Platform
Publishing workflow
CoreMedia
8.0
eZ Platform
8.0
Form generator
CoreMedia
7.0
eZ Platform
6.0

Web Content Management

CoreMedia
6.0
eZ Platform
5.6
Content taxonomy
CoreMedia
6.0
eZ Platform
9.0
SEO support
CoreMedia
5.0
eZ Platform
5.0
Bulk management
CoreMedia
5.0
eZ Platform
2.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
CoreMedia
7.0
eZ Platform
6.0
Community / comment management
CoreMedia
7.0
eZ Platform
6.0

Pros

CoreMedia

  • Allows many staff members to contribute content to various portions of our website, and allows our Electronic-Communications staff to delegate tasks to these various staff (diffusing the work-load).
  • CoreMedia allows for easy creation of different types of content (like teasers, articles, download objects, links, etc). Permission levels can be set, so only certain staff can upload content such as photos, videos, or audio files.
  • The CoreMedia workflow process is easy to understand and follow. Once a staff member has submitted content for publishing to the web, they can then see who it's been assigned to for review, and at what time. You're able to leave detailed notes and stay abreast of where the workflow is at any given time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

eZ Platform

  • Content Taxonomy: Content is managed in a tree. Though taxonomy vs folksonomy is a near-religious debate among professionals, clients seeing the system for the first time just seem to "get it" more often.
  • Content Flexibility: Common content types such as blog posts and articles are available out of the box. However, customizing these and creating new content types is very easy.
  • Developer Friendly: Developers need only a little PHP experience to get started. Of course being an expert doesn't hurt and opens the door for the development of custom modules.
Josh Bair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CoreMedia

  • Early learning within the company was slow.
  • We elected a customized version of CoreMedia - which in the end may not have been the best decision.
Nicola Farman | TrustRadius Reviewer

eZ Platform

  • The template language: Outputting content or doing something special with it requires use of the templating language. Myself along with other developers I have trained, found this to be one of the biggest hurdles.
  • Layout of physical files: The system decides what settings files and templates to use based on a hierarchy of modules. The same file can exist in multiple modules and you can find yourself deep within very similar looking folder structures, causing confusion during debugging.
  • Community: eZ has a solid set of community contributors but the gap between it and Drupal or Wordpress is pretty large.
Josh Bair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CoreMedia

CoreMedia 5.6
Based on 5 answers
CoreMedia continues to refine and deliver new features. They also explore new technologies and trends, like social media integration. The platform is solid and growing. We are also slightly locked into using CoreMedia. Migrating such a large amount of content to another system would likely not be feasible or prudent.
Brett Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

eZ Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

CoreMedia

CoreMedia 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Set aside more time than you think you need to migrate content. That is the hard part. Implementing the technology is easy.
Brett Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

eZ Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

CoreMedia

While CoreMedia has a better workflow, django CMS has a much easier user interface, wysiwyg editor, and is superior on every other level. Django CMS is easier to teach and support, easier to manage and develop, and provides much more flexibility in the development and design areas.
Sara Halperin | TrustRadius Reviewer

eZ Platform

eZ Publish isn't as large in community size and number of installations as other content management systems. However, it's just as capable and met our needs:
  • Developers, system administrators, and project manager can all speak the same language during the development and maintenance cycles of a site.
  • End-user training is very straight-forward.
  • Vendor support is available.
  • Client IT departments can access if need (developers/designers/sysadmins).
  • The community is there (forums) and there are solid contributions (extensions) from both the vendor and the community.
Josh Bair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CoreMedia

  • Increased employee proficiency compared to nothing at all. I really don't have anything else to compare it to though.
  • Reports from Core do not help/.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

eZ Platform

  • Common knowledge: By making eZ a core offering, developers, system administrators, and project managers were able to communicate with each other effectively.
  • Training: Due to its content taxonomy, end-user training often went well.
  • Support: In our case, we had Gold support from eZ Publish which saved time and helped with customizations.
Josh Bair | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CoreMedia

General

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

eZ Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CoreMedia
6.0
eZ Platform
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

CoreMedia
5.6
eZ Platform

Implementation Rating

CoreMedia
8.0
eZ Platform

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