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Score 9.8 out of 100
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Score 7.7 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

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

CoreMedia
5.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Role-based user permissions
CoreMedia
5.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

Platform & Infrastructure

CoreMedia
7.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
API
CoreMedia
7.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Internationalization / multi-language
CoreMedia
7.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

Web Content Creation

CoreMedia
7.2
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
WYSIWYG editor
CoreMedia
10.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Code quality / cleanliness
CoreMedia
7.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Admin section
CoreMedia
7.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Page templates
CoreMedia
4.5
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Library of website themes
CoreMedia
7.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Mobile optimization / responsive design
CoreMedia
7.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Publishing workflow
CoreMedia
8.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Form generator
CoreMedia
7.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

Web Content Management

CoreMedia
6.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Content taxonomy
CoreMedia
6.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
SEO support
CoreMedia
5.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Bulk management
CoreMedia
5.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Availability / breadth of extensions
CoreMedia
7.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Community / comment management
CoreMedia
7.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

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

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

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

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

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

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

CoreMedia

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

CoreMedia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pricing Details

CoreMedia

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)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Likelihood to Renew

CoreMedia
5.6
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
5.7

Usability

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

Support Rating

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

Implementation Rating

CoreMedia
8.0
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
7.0

Scalability

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

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