CoreMedia vs. WebWave

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
WebWave
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
WebWave — an alternative for agencies and freelancers for creating custom websites for clients with the support of CMS. Using CMS with no sacrifices WebWave is a CMS platform that gives a designer precision up to 1 px in every single detail just like in more sophisticated graphic programs such as Photoshop while remaining a drag and drop software. This is to make creating websites much faster without loosing on details. Spend less time talking WebWave…N/A
Pricing
CoreMediaWebWave
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CoreMediaWebWave
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$7 per month
Additional Details
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Features
CoreMediaWebWave
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
CoreMedia
5.0
2 Ratings
46% below category average
WebWave
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
CoreMedia
7.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
WebWave
-
Ratings
API7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language7.01 Ratings00 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
WebWave
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG editor10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Page templates4.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Library of website themes7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Form generator7.01 Ratings00 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
WebWave
-
Ratings
Content taxonomy6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO support5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk management5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
CoreMediaWebWave
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(7 ratings)
9.3
(53 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.6
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.3
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CoreMediaWebWave
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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WebWave
Well suited: Small businesses and entrepreneurs: WebWave is an excellent option for small businesses and entrepreneurs who need a professional-looking website without spending a lot of time and money. It's easy to use, customizable, and offers fast load times and responsive design. Less appropriate: Large e-commerce websites: If you're looking to create a large e-commerce website with a vast number of products and advanced features, WebWave may not be the best option. Its e-commerce functionality is limited compared to other website builders, and it may not be able to accommodate the needs of a large-scale online store. Also, if you need much coding, you would rather have it with something that is wordpress-based.
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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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WebWave
  • WebWave's site builder is the platform's truly innovative feature. I've never come across another service that deploys a layer-based approach in web design, as most of them usually deploy a grid-based system. This is an incredible alteration that ensures WebWave behaves much like a traditional graphic design tool, thereby resulting in an experience that is a lot more intuitive and instinctive. I believe this has the potential to radically change the way people approach no-code web design.
  • WebWave provides automatic, daily backups and a free SSL certificate for every website. This results in excellent security.
  • WebWave's support team is first-class! I had some teething-issues in the beginning, but the support team quickly got me back on track.
  • WebWave's community/forum is an excellent place to vote and request new features. This proves the development team is committed to making WebWave better by listening to their users.
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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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WebWave
  • Some scope for improvement in UX (colors are not very appealing). It is simple to use but design is a little dated. Especially in the builder section, I'd like to see modern design for buttons and maybe gradients also: as this is where visual motivation is also important
  • Some edits take effect only after pressing OK. That should be eliminated as it's an unnecessary addition. It's also kind of annoying to do that again and again, which can add up to a lot as we do so many small tweaks while building the website.
  • Few things (maybe glitches) in design. The rectangle below the footer was uneditable for me. I spent quite some time trying to figure it out so I'm convinced it's a glitch.
  • Website speed should be increased.
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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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WebWave
No answers on this topic
Usability
CoreMedia
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WebWave
Very easy to use, intuitive, has many options and plug-ins, and is cheap.
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Support Rating
CoreMedia
No answers on this topic
WebWave
1. The support person does not seem to understand the issues, and seems like they go off to talk to somebody and revert back every 5 to 10 minutes. It takes up a lot of time. 2. There is a lack of reading material to address simple issues like changing the website name in the dashboard, pasting a code, etc.
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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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WebWave
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.
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WebWave
WordPress is a more flexible and adaptive content management system than Webwave. In addition to the functionalities that are already built-in, I am unable to add any customizable plugins or add-ons. However, in the majority of cases, the inherent features of Webwave are sufficient for developing a website that serves its intended purpose. Webwave also makes it possible for you to add animations and the appearance of each of your design elements, whereas WordPress builders require additional plugins in order for users to access most of such capabilities. Webwave has several essential design features available internally, thus saving money and time.
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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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WebWave
  • saved 30 hours per year per site (previously I had to manually run updates and check if everything is fine)
  • earns money for me without a touch (thanks to automatic billing of my customers for hosting and support) - additional (ca.) 120 USD per year per site
  • no negatives so far
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ScreenShots

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