CoreMedia vs. Kentico Xperience

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
Kentico Xperience
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
Kentico is a web content management system for building websites, online stores, intranets, and Web 2.0 community sites. Kentico CMS uses ASP.NET and Microsoft SQL Server for development via its Portal Engine, using Visual Studio, or through Microsoft MVC.
$9,999
Subscription license
Pricing
CoreMediaKentico Xperience
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Kentico Xperience Business
$9,999 / year
Subscription license
Kentico Xperience Business
$14,999
Perpetual license
Kentico Xperience Enterprise
$17,999 / year
Subscription license
Kentico Xperience Enterprise
$29,999
Perpetual license
Kentico Xperience Corporate
Upon request
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CoreMediaKentico Xperience
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Features
CoreMediaKentico Xperience
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
CoreMedia
5.0
2 Ratings
46% below category average
Kentico Xperience
7.1
24 Ratings
12% below category average
Role-based user permissions5.02 Ratings7.124 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
CoreMedia
7.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Kentico Xperience
7.5
21 Ratings
7% below category average
API7.01 Ratings8.020 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language7.01 Ratings7.018 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
Kentico Xperience
7.0
25 Ratings
7% below category average
WYSIWYG editor10.01 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness7.01 Ratings7.125 Ratings
Admin section7.01 Ratings7.225 Ratings
Page templates4.52 Ratings7.125 Ratings
Library of website themes7.01 Ratings5.812 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.01 Ratings8.023 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.02 Ratings6.224 Ratings
Form generator7.01 Ratings7.024 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
Kentico Xperience
6.9
25 Ratings
2% below category average
Content taxonomy6.02 Ratings6.324 Ratings
SEO support5.02 Ratings7.224 Ratings
Bulk management5.02 Ratings5.124 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions7.01 Ratings7.924 Ratings
Community / comment management7.01 Ratings7.923 Ratings
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User Ratings
CoreMediaKentico Xperience
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(7 ratings)
9.0
(44 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.6
(5 ratings)
9.1
(22 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CoreMediaKentico Xperience
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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Kentico software
Kentico is a robust and flexible CMS platform that is great for managing multiple websites and multiple environments (dev, stage, and production for instance). It makes content management very easy and makes it easy to keep the environments synced with the same content. However, the Kentico CMS does require a bit more technical understanding to get it set up properly and requires a bit more effort and support than, say, free open-source options.
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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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Kentico software
  • I love the intuitive top and left navigation within the content management platform. I can easily find what section, sub-section, and page I'm looking to edit
  • For creating content, the WYSIWYG editor is so intuitive; it feels like you're working on an MS Word doc!
  • The tab for adding metadata in simple fields takes away the headache of having to hunt and peck through code to add H1 tag, page description etc.
  • The image library is easy to edit and manage
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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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Kentico software
  • Kentico needs to invest in more enterprise class environment management utilities -- example: global CDN support via the CMS is sorely lacking. There are work-arounds, but it should be more elegant.
  • The Kentico staging module could be improved to support the concept of bundled releases. Current staging module functionality is good, but could be improved.
  • Kentico ecommerce support is a touch immature. While content management is superb, Kentico lags in this area when compared to many open source ecommerce engines.
  • Kentico is lacking MVC support. 99% of the time this isn't an issue for the end-user or business user, but can be a hurdle for technology teams depending on the team's makeup.
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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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Kentico software
We are locked into Kentico for the long haul. It provides us with an easy and flexible solution for a very non technical company to create a site and have the features they want, especially with the inclusion of EMS into our license. Now we have a true platform to build and grow our solutions.
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Usability
CoreMedia
No answers on this topic
Kentico software
It seriously is one of the best interfaces I have ever used. I also love the fact that I can use UI personalization to secure any functionality by user or role that I don't want that role to have access to. The best part is the customization of the UI, I can add in any button, tab, or menu item I want through it, no code required.
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Support Rating
CoreMedia
No answers on this topic
Kentico software
Their support staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and will work with you until your issue is fixed. This could take a few phone calls back and forth, but they are very diligent in helping you.
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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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Kentico software
The system provides many opportunities to integrate and enhance the platform and makes it easy to do so.
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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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Kentico software
I've used Sitecore, Ektron, Joomla!, WordPress, and SharePoint (if you want to count that as a competitor for CMS). Kentico 8 blows them all out of the water. Nothing is more intuitive in the way that content is created, the way the site is setup, and how efficient rollouts can be with Content Staging.
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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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Kentico software
  • Kentico has enabled faster speed to market for SMEs. They are empowered to enter content them selves while still having that content go through editorial review to ensure tone of voice and brand are maintained.
  • Deploying Kentico has freed up web developer resources from manual content entry enabling them to build more useful solutions to support the business efforts
  • Tapping into the Kentico event pipelne allows us to trigger external system events when product content is published.
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ScreenShots

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