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Score 9.8 out of 100
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Score 7.6 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

SDL Tridion

SDL Tridion works well for organizations with a large website with a lot of content to continuously create and manage. The use of page templates and component presentations makes creating new pages fairly straightforward. It can be a little cumbersome when it comes to trying to "break from the norm" and build web pages that are outside of the template-driven format; however, there are ways around this to create pages that break away from the normal page-template format of the website. In this regard, SDL Tridion can be pretty flexible, allowing us to create a lot of custom functionality to keep up with constantly changing web trends.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

CoreMedia
5.0
SDL Tridion
10.0
Role-based user permissions
CoreMedia
5.0
SDL Tridion
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

CoreMedia
7.0
SDL Tridion
9.5
API
CoreMedia
7.0
SDL Tridion
9.0
Internationalization / multi-language
CoreMedia
7.0
SDL Tridion
10.0

Web Content Creation

CoreMedia
7.2
SDL Tridion
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
CoreMedia
10.0
SDL Tridion
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
CoreMedia
7.0
SDL Tridion
9.0
Admin section
CoreMedia
7.0
SDL Tridion
8.0
Page templates
CoreMedia
4.5
SDL Tridion
5.0
Library of website themes
CoreMedia
7.0
SDL Tridion
5.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
CoreMedia
7.0
SDL Tridion
6.0
Publishing workflow
CoreMedia
8.0
SDL Tridion
10.0
Form generator
CoreMedia
7.0
SDL Tridion
5.0

Web Content Management

CoreMedia
6.0
SDL Tridion
6.6
Content taxonomy
CoreMedia
6.0
SDL Tridion
10.0
SEO support
CoreMedia
5.0
SDL Tridion
9.0
Bulk management
CoreMedia
5.0
SDL Tridion
6.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
CoreMedia
7.0
SDL Tridion
5.0
Community / comment management
CoreMedia
7.0
SDL Tridion
3.0

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

SDL Tridion

  • Makes it easy to spin up a new site quickly
  • Allows for numerous users to work on the same site without conflicting with each other's changes
  • Allows you to unpublish changes or revert to old versions if you make a mistake
  • Allows you to time publishing actions (for example, you can set it to happen overnight)
Kirsten McGlone | 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

SDL Tridion

  • Doesn't work well in all browsers. Tridion is a Microsoft product so they really push IE; however, now-a-days it SHOULD work in all browsers. Even though they say to use IE, Chrome actually functions the best with Tridion.
  • It uses Dreamweaver Syntax. Dreamweaver syntax is completely out-dated and SDL really needs to come up with a better way of looping through content by using it's own structure or using .NET syntax to loop through items - Dreamweaver syntax is not the way to go
  • Component Templates and Page Templates. Tridion uses Component Templates and Dreamweaver templates to display content and store the content that is to be displayed. These 2 items could easily be converted into 1 group of items, but SDL chose to keep them separate therefore increasing the complexity of Tridion
  • Steep learning curve. Tridion has a very steep learning curve and it will take some time to train people on it. We had to hire 4 Tridion experts (at probably around $1000 / day) to get everyone trained on Tridion and then build the structure for Tridion
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

SDL Tridion

SDL Tridion 6.3
Based on 15 answers
I believe SDL Tridion is the best CMS product out there currently. Every CMS has its problems and strengths but SDL Tridion overall seems like the best solution for large enterprise corporations. The fact that it can be implemented in java or .net makes it attractive to many clients
Piti Itharat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CoreMedia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SDL Tridion

SDL Tridion 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The editor user interface is very user friendly and in-site editing makes simple updates fast and easy. The extensibility of Tridion is a big plus and the ability to add our own options into the default Tridion interface helps us integrate with external systems. Finally, the user permissions and security system helps us deploy it within our large organization.
Anonymous | 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

SDL Tridion

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

SDL Tridion

It is a nuclear missile compared to the other handguns and knives on the market today. But it also requires nuclear technicians and expertise that a handgun doesn't require. Do you need to decimate your competition and you have the investment capabilities necessary to put a nuclear missile into the sky? Then definitely do it. Especially if you need a very good multi-lingual blueprint provider like Tridion.
Anonymous | 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

SDL Tridion

  • SDL is a very complex system. Creating custom components by external vendors turned out to be expensive.
  • The learning curve is very slow, so training takes a lot of time and cost.
  • The revamped corporate site looks clean, modern, and is mobile-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CoreMedia

General

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

SDL Tridion

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CoreMedia
6.0
SDL Tridion
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

CoreMedia
5.6
SDL Tridion
6.3

Usability

CoreMedia
SDL Tridion
8.5

Implementation Rating

CoreMedia
8.0
SDL Tridion

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