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Crownpeak DXM

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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM is well suited for companies who need to efficiently push content out across multiple channels with minimal fuss. It is a great choice for enterprise-level businesses that need an agile and comprehensive content workflow as it is cloud-based, agile, and offers automatic system upgrades. It fits seamlessly into a customer technology ecosystem as it is highly interoperable, and integrates well with industry leaders in the DAM, PIM, and TMS spaces. Crownpeak DXM is suitable for corporate marketing and localization departments looking for customer-centric digital experience platforms. The decoupled architecture of the platform gives users the flexibility to push content globally with less effort and shorter turnaround times. In summary, our joint customers see the value and impact of Crownpeak’s platform on their lead times, bottom line, and overall brand consistency.
Lauren Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laravel PHP Framework

Laravel is ideally suited for fluent PHP developers who want a framework that can be used to both rapidly prototype web applications as well as support scalable, enterprise-level solutions. I think where it is less ideal is where the client has an expectation of using a certain CMS, or of having a certain experience on the admin side that would perhaps be better suited to a full CMS such as Drupal or WordPress. Additionally, for developers who don't want to write PHP code, Laravel may not be the best solution.
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Crownpeak DXM
8.0
Laravel PHP Framework
Role-based user permissions
Crownpeak DXM
8.0
Laravel PHP Framework

Platform & Infrastructure

Crownpeak DXM
7.1
Laravel PHP Framework
API
Crownpeak DXM
7.1
Laravel PHP Framework
Internationalization / multi-language
Crownpeak DXM
7.0
Laravel PHP Framework

Web Content Creation

Crownpeak DXM
7.2
Laravel PHP Framework
WYSIWYG editor
Crownpeak DXM
7.3
Laravel PHP Framework
Code quality / cleanliness
Crownpeak DXM
6.9
Laravel PHP Framework
Admin section
Crownpeak DXM
7.2
Laravel PHP Framework
Page templates
Crownpeak DXM
7.2
Laravel PHP Framework
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Crownpeak DXM
7.2
Laravel PHP Framework
Publishing workflow
Crownpeak DXM
7.7
Laravel PHP Framework
Form generator
Crownpeak DXM
7.2
Laravel PHP Framework

Web Content Management

Crownpeak DXM
7.1
Laravel PHP Framework
Content taxonomy
Crownpeak DXM
7.1
Laravel PHP Framework
SEO support
Crownpeak DXM
7.5
Laravel PHP Framework
Bulk management
Crownpeak DXM
7.0
Laravel PHP Framework
Availability / breadth of extensions
Crownpeak DXM
6.8
Laravel PHP Framework

Pros

Crownpeak DXM

  • Having all the tools all in one place - you don't need a separate quality tool or asset management tool for instance
  • Ease of use is great because even non-technical users can get in and add content after minimal training.
  • Personalization and A/B testing built in makes a HUGE difference in how marketers build a site.
Sean Brasher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laravel PHP Framework

  • Many libraries available which simplify integration of SaaS APIs within your application (eg, MailChimp, Mandrill, Stripe, Authorize.net)
  • Pre-packaged tools to facilitate common tasks when building applications (eg, User Authentication and Authorization, Background Jobs, Queues, etc)
  • Support for a broad set of technologies out of the box (eg, PostgreSQL, MySQL/MariaDB, MemcacheD, BeanstalkD, Redis, etc)
Jim Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Crownpeak DXM

  • Searching for a particular asset is almost unusable, you have to know exact name of the asset you are looking for.
  • Pages with many assets or dependencies take a long time to load.
  • Set up a way to automatically migrate content - API or automation tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laravel PHP Framework

  • Significant learning curve. You cannot be an expert in a week. It takes many experimentations to properly understand the underlying concept. We ourselves learned it by using it on the job.
  • Too much to soak in. Laravel is in everything. Any part of backend development you wish to do, Laravel has a way to do that. It is great, but also overwhelming at the same time.
  • Vendor lock in. Once you are in Laravel, it would not be easy to switch to something else.
  • Laracasts (their online video tutorials) are paid :( I understand the logic behind it, but I secretly wish it would be free.
  • The eloquent ORM is not my recommendation. Let's say you want to write a join, and based on the result you wish to create two objects. If you use Laravel to do automatic joins for you, Laravel internally actually makes two calls to database and creates your two object rather than making one join call and figuring out the results. This makes your queries slow. For this reason, I use everything except eloquent from Laravel. I rather write my own native queries and control the creation of objects then rely on Laravel to do it. But I am sure with time Laravel will make fewer calls to DB.
Rahul Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.9
Based on 5 answers
None of our Crownpeak clients are currently thinking about replatforming.
Joel Macaluso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laravel PHP Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.0
Based on 12 answers
  • Flexible, agile and easy to use platform for content authors & digital marketers.
  • Seamless integrations with CRM & PIM
  • Globalization & Localization - Streamline translation process with integrated solutions to ensure speed & time to market
  • Integrated Quality Management with DQM to improve SEO & Accessibility
  • Fast, secure and scalable
  • Decoupled technology allows & offers easy integrations
Zeynep Babadagli Baykal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laravel PHP Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.6
Based on 2 answers
We have never encountered any issues with the availability.
Zeynep Babadagli Baykal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laravel PHP Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Pages load very fast on production (assuming you develop with basic SEO practices in place) due to Crownpeak's publishing architecture. The slide downside is that publishing can be a bit slow at times.
Joel Macaluso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laravel PHP Framework

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.3
Based on 35 answers
Crownpeak DXM's service and support are outstanding. We have immediate access to both the tech support team and the software engineering team. We can get a support person on the phone whenever needed, and we can schedule impromptu training sessions at any time. Best support I have ever received from a platform provider in 20 years of software and application development.
Mike Benyo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laravel PHP Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.2
Based on 2 answers
We are effectively using the Developer
Center and Community Platform of Crownpeak when we are faced with any kind of
development-based issues. It gives us the chance to research and find possible
solutions. Even if we do not find anything on both platforms, Crownpeak gives
us efficient and quick support service with responsible and reliable support
team. Also,
we are attending regular and on demand trainings provided by Crownpeak whenever
necessary.
Zeynep Babadagli Baykal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laravel PHP Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 7.9
Based on 28 answers
SaaS model is perfect for us to avoid slow and costly version updates to get access to new features and functions. Crownpeak is a true SaaS model, so we get all the good new stuff without the need to invest in effort, time or money. this frees our teams to focus on content creation and deployment, which is pretty fast because the DXM publishes straight to html through the headless model.
Andy Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laravel PHP Framework

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Crownpeak DXM

CrownPeak’s DQM gives the entire CrownPeak suite a slight advantage because it’s so helpful in tracking functionality issues, typos and areas for SEO improvements.
The other competitive products I used had not had these features in such a robust way the last time I used them 3-5 years ago.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laravel PHP Framework

Supporting unit testing is bigger plus point in Laravel than any other framework. Developing with Laravel is much easier. Other frameworks have value in market, but Laravel has taken the lead in popularity among PHP developers in recent years. The large community supports you if you have problems. Using Laravel, integration became easy with third-party libraries, but it was costly too.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.6
Based on 2 answers
In some recent projects we have delivered to our clients, we were able to roll out sites in shorter time period due the scalability of the Crownpeak's DXM solution.
Zeynep Babadagli Baykal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laravel PHP Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Crownpeak DXM

  • I'm pretty sure it raises our back-end development costs by making the development process (of creating input forms and producing outputs from the content) more complicated and painful than it needs to be.
  • It helps lock our clients in to us because not a whole lot of agencies have Crownpeak expertise.
  • It helps our clients not have to deal with their own IT teams, which they tend to dislike working with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laravel PHP Framework

  • Positive: Laravel has helped us build quickly with very few developers. It saved us a lot of time and money!
  • Positive: With very few servers, we are able to support our users and hence saving the server costs.
  • Positive: Best of all it's free and open-source, so there is no cost in getting started and using it.
  • Negative: No direct support if your business ever runs into any issues in the framework.
Bhargav Nanekalva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Crownpeak DXM

General

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

Laravel PHP Framework

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Crownpeak DXM
7.6
Laravel PHP Framework
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Crownpeak DXM
8.9
Laravel PHP Framework

Usability

Crownpeak DXM
8.0
Laravel PHP Framework

Reliability and Availability

Crownpeak DXM
8.6
Laravel PHP Framework

Performance

Crownpeak DXM
8.2
Laravel PHP Framework

Support Rating

Crownpeak DXM
8.3
Laravel PHP Framework

Online Training

Crownpeak DXM
8.2
Laravel PHP Framework

Implementation Rating

Crownpeak DXM
7.9
Laravel PHP Framework

Scalability

Crownpeak DXM
8.6
Laravel PHP Framework

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