CoreMedia vs. HCL Digital Experience

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CoreMedia
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
CoreMedia is a global provider of web content management software headquartered in San Francisco and Hamburg, Germany, with offices in Singapore and London. CoreMedia CMS, or CoreMedia 7, is a Java-based web content management and publishing system supporting high traffic, multi-language, multi-channel publishing.N/A
HCL Digital Experience
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
HCL Digital Experience is based on the former IBM Web Content Manager and IBM WebSphere Portal products, acquired by HCL Technologies from IBM in late 2018. The product allows the user to create, manage and deliver engaging omnichannel digital experiences to audiences with responsive content, targeted offers, seamlessly integrated applications and consistent branding across channels (web, mobile, and hybrid mobile/web applications and more).N/A
Pricing
CoreMediaHCL Digital Experience
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CoreMediaHCL Digital Experience
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
CoreMediaHCL Digital Experience
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
CoreMedia
5.0
2 Ratings
46% below category average
HCL Digital Experience
5.0
5 Ratings
46% below category average
Role-based user permissions5.02 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
CoreMedia
7.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
HCL Digital Experience
4.1
5 Ratings
65% below category average
API7.01 Ratings4.14 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language7.01 Ratings4.15 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
CoreMedia
7.2
2 Ratings
5% below category average
HCL Digital Experience
2.9
5 Ratings
89% below category average
WYSIWYG editor10.01 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness7.01 Ratings3.15 Ratings
Admin section7.01 Ratings3.15 Ratings
Page templates4.52 Ratings1.15 Ratings
Library of website themes7.01 Ratings1.15 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.01 Ratings4.04 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.02 Ratings1.14 Ratings
Form generator7.01 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
CoreMedia
6.0
2 Ratings
16% below category average
HCL Digital Experience
1.9
5 Ratings
115% below category average
Content taxonomy6.02 Ratings1.15 Ratings
SEO support5.02 Ratings2.15 Ratings
Bulk management5.02 Ratings2.13 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions7.01 Ratings2.14 Ratings
Community / comment management7.01 Ratings2.13 Ratings
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User Ratings
CoreMediaHCL Digital Experience
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(7 ratings)
9.0
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.6
(5 ratings)
5.7
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CoreMediaHCL Digital Experience
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.
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HCL Technologies
HCL DX does really well at managing and maintaining the site. It allows the business to basically maintain the site while IT spent time developing new and enhanced functions. The main issue I currently have with HCL DX is not directly with the product but it does play a role. It is difficult finding skilled resources to support HCL DX in my experience.
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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.
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HCL Technologies
  • With Version 8.5, IBM Web Content Manager introduced in place editing capabilities which allow authors to make content edits on sections of the page instead of going to the content itself. This feature allows authors to make changes in context of the page and preview changes within the actual look and feel of a live page.
  • Projects provide a collaborative atmosphere for the author community so that authors can interact and work as a team to manage inter-dependent content changes under one project and publish all changes at once, instead of working separately on individual content changes. This brings awareness across authors in an organization and easy knowledge share.
  • IBM Digital Data Connector is a cool feature that allows [users] to integrate external content sources onto the portal using IBM Web Content Manager presentation components. This allows UI/UX designers to present integrated external data in any manner they want, manage UI changes with an underlying approval process and leverage syndication to push changes live immediately.
  • IBM Web Content Manager offers a targeted content feature that allows business users to deliver personalized content to customers based on customer demographic information, browsing history and other transaction related information. Any rules created follow the publishing process thereby making it just a configurable item resulting in less turn around to turn on the feature on a website.
  • IBM Web Content Manager offers 'multi lingual solution' out of the box which allows content creation for almost all popular languages.
  • Syndication feature has improved a lot and it now provides a detailed views comprising of 'failed items', 'items that have syndicated successfully, 'items in queue'. Failed items view provides detailed and clear cut information of what resulted in failure helping IT to troubleshoot problems easily.
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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.
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HCL Technologies
  • IBM Web Content Manager should provide some easily usable connectors through a GUI to connect to bring content from custom data sources including connecting to Salesforce and custom databases.
  • Should further optimize and enhance creation of rich and responsive content driven UIs on various digital channels.
  • Should further optimize and enhance content personalization features.
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Likelihood to Renew
CoreMedia
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.
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HCL Technologies
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.
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Usability
CoreMedia
No answers on this topic
HCL Technologies
New versions has increased user experience facilitating usability.
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Support Rating
CoreMedia
No answers on this topic
HCL Technologies
We had some issues related with performing and the support was suitable and sucessful.
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Implementation Rating
CoreMedia
Set aside more time than you think you need to migrate content. That is the hard part. Implementing the technology is easy.
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HCL Technologies
Implementation was successful due to Websphere application server used.
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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.
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HCL Technologies
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 WCM Liveray can compete WCM 7 concerning the : ¤ specific development ¤ security ¤ responsive
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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/.
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HCL Technologies
  • 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)
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