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95 Ratings

Crownpeak DXM

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Score 7.6 out of 100

Magnolia

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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Magnolia ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Security, Platform & Infrastructure, Web Content Creation, Web Content Management

Security

8.5

Crownpeak DXM

85%
9.3

Magnolia

93%
Magnolia ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

8.5
85%
25 Ratings
9.3
93%
56 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

7.6

Crownpeak DXM

76%
8.7

Magnolia

87%
Magnolia ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

7.5
75%
19 Ratings
8.4
84%
48 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

7.7
77%
20 Ratings
9.1
91%
50 Ratings

Web Content Creation

7.7

Crownpeak DXM

77%
8.3

Magnolia

83%
Magnolia ranks higher in 7/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.4
74%
26 Ratings
8.8
88%
51 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

7.3
73%
26 Ratings
9.0
90%
51 Ratings

Admin section

7.8
78%
25 Ratings
8.1
81%
56 Ratings

Page templates

7.8
78%
27 Ratings
8.6
86%
58 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.8
78%
25 Ratings
7.1
71%
51 Ratings

Publishing workflow

8.1
81%
27 Ratings
8.8
88%
59 Ratings

Form generator

7.6
76%
23 Ratings
9.3
93%
47 Ratings

Library of website themes

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Web Content Management

7.6

Crownpeak DXM

76%
8.7

Magnolia

87%
Magnolia ranks higher in 4/5 features

Content taxonomy

7.4
74%
25 Ratings
9.3
93%
50 Ratings

SEO support

8.1
81%
24 Ratings
7.5
75%
52 Ratings

Bulk management

7.8
78%
22 Ratings
8.5
85%
48 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

7.1
71%
21 Ratings
9.0
90%
49 Ratings

Community / comment management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
43 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Crownpeak DXM is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Performance
  • Magnolia is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Crownpeak DXM and Magnolia are tied in 1 area: Online Training

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Crownpeak DXM

81%
30 Ratings
8.8

Magnolia

88%
64 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.9

Crownpeak DXM

89%
5 Ratings
8.2

Magnolia

82%
4 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Crownpeak DXM

80%
16 Ratings
7.7

Magnolia

77%
59 Ratings

Availability

8.6

Crownpeak DXM

86%
2 Ratings

Magnolia

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.2

Crownpeak DXM

82%
2 Ratings
7.3

Magnolia

73%
58 Ratings

Support Rating

8.1

Crownpeak DXM

81%
39 Ratings
9.1

Magnolia

91%
3 Ratings

In-Person Training

9.1

Crownpeak DXM

91%
1 Rating

Magnolia

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

8.2

Crownpeak DXM

82%
2 Ratings
8.2

Magnolia

82%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

8.4

Crownpeak DXM

84%
28 Ratings

Magnolia

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.6

Crownpeak DXM

86%
2 Ratings

Magnolia

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM is a great solution if you are looking for a flexible platform that allows engineers to quickly develop while also making it easy for content authors to work especially in scenarios where you need multi-language support. It is also good for scenarios where you want a cloud-based solution and are looking for just one vendor to handle hosting and offer the CMS.
Sujal Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

Magnolia best fits with bigger companies who can afford it and also someone who needs additional hands for content compilation and management. If you are looking for something cheap and trendy, Magnolia might not be an option for you. This is the next level of efficiency, but it comes with a price.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Crownpeak DXM

  • Build & manage digital experiences without dependency on your IT team
  • Built-in Digital Quality tool (DQM) tool allows you to check the quality of content and any accessibility issues and immediately flag any issues before publishing.
  • Build websites with the component-based technology and spend less effort in creating the best user experience for the end-user
Zeynep Babadagli Baykal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

  • Includes intuitive posts and content management options.
  • It provides a powerful editor that allows us to format our content with ease.
  • It is highly customizable, thanks to the thousands of plugins and themes.
  • It has a strong and very active community.
  • Includes support for multilingual websites.
  • It allows us to manage multiple sites from a single installation.
  • It makes it possible to share data and tools between our websites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Crownpeak DXM

  • Crownpeak moved to a web browser admin tool in 2018, which has made the admin experience much better, but there are still a couple of features missing from the browser version that won't arrive until later in 2019.
  • Integration with 3rd party digital asset management tools would be great.
  • Smoother integration with source control would be nice.
Sean Brasher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

  • Difficult at times to upgrade versions - moving from 5.6 to 5.7 was time consuming, 5.7 to 6.2 also has been challenging but support from Magnolia has been helpful
  • To build and troubleshoot the CMS requires Java dev skills - it is a powerful CMS but one only businesses with experienced Java developers should consider Magnolia
Alan Livie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Crownpeak DXM

General

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

Starting Price

Magnolia

General

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

Starting Price

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

Magnolia

Magnolia 8.2
Based on 4 answers
Magnolia is an innovative CMS, for example it is possible to use the ipad to manage the contents. Magnolia’s team works hard to improve the product; the community is small but active and the support for the enterprise version is good. Magnolia’s team asks the users what they think and what they need, and the new functionalities planned for Magnolia 5.3 are very exciting for example the content personalization.
Maurizio Müller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.0
Based on 16 answers
Crownpeak DXM is a flexible easy to use CMS platform speaking to the most challenging localization scenarios. Crownpeak users have the freedom to integrate DXM platform with their existing technology at no cost. Moving from legacy systems to the Saas platform is painless and cost-effective. Extensive targeting and personalization options are something that users will benefit from.
Lauren Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

Magnolia 7.7
Based on 59 answers
I haven't used other enterprise content management systems, so I don't have a lot to compare it to. However, Magnolia works well for internal users without technical expertise with some training and support. It's not the most intuitive system but works well once users are trained and become familiar with it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Magnolia

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

Magnolia

Magnolia 7.3
Based on 58 answers
I find it very resourceful and powerful thanks to its many features. While it does not lag, publishing large files is not easy. The software is not complex for people who have an IT background. It is even better for people with coding experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.1
Based on 39 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

Magnolia

Magnolia 9.1
Based on 3 answers
You always get an answer based on your SLA. But you always get a solution. That's the successfactor in this case. To often i was frustrated about people in a company without even a clue what there product is about or how to solve a problem. Magnolia's Support Team does a very good job and try to help you in most of the cases
Marvin Kerkhoff | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We received on-site training from Crownpeak, the trainer had touched upon every possible scenario and provided great insights about the product & ease of implementation.
Zeynep Babadagli Baykal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.2
Based on 2 answers
My team left training with a solid understanding of how to use the product and the developer training ended with a test to ensure the ability to properly develop was learned properly. Recently, Crownpeak has added a self-paced training option which makes it extremely flexible to on-board new developers.
Joel Macaluso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

Magnolia 8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.4
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

Magnolia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Crownpeak DXM

I was not at this team within my organization during the evaluation period of Crownpeak. However, my previous team used Sitecore. Crownpeak is a bit easier to use from a UI perspective and has more creative options within the tool. Sitecore's clunky UI also was a reason I found out later why we ended up using Crownpeak as our DXM.
Ramin (Remi) Sabouri, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

Availability of extensions, or capacity to connect with numerous solutions is an effort that Magnolia made when other software never saw it. Browser compatibility ensures that no limitations of where or who can run the software. Flexibility and ease of customization is another outstanding concept that we find from Magnolia, and minimal or lacking from other opponents.
Dennis Mwanu | 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

Magnolia

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

Magnolia

  • Has provided our organization with an easy-to-use CMS. Even inexperienced web page builders can create content.
  • Has allowed us to create a bilingual website that reaches a large audience while meeting language requirements.
  • Common templates have allowed us to create a cohesive website.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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