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Crownpeak DXM

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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

Magnolia

Magnolia has worked well for our organization, where there are multiple users in different departments needing to access the same pages. While it can be overwhelming at first, the CMS is intuitive to new users once they have hands-on experience. For basic needs - creating simple pages - works well for front-end users with little to no CMS experience or Java knowledge.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Crownpeak DXM
8.2
Magnolia
7.3
Role-based user permissions
Crownpeak DXM
8.2
Magnolia
7.3

Platform & Infrastructure

Crownpeak DXM
7.2
Magnolia
7.5
API
Crownpeak DXM
7.1
Magnolia
7.9
Internationalization / multi-language
Crownpeak DXM
7.3
Magnolia
7.1

Web Content Creation

Crownpeak DXM
7.3
Magnolia
7.1
WYSIWYG editor
Crownpeak DXM
7.4
Magnolia
6.7
Code quality / cleanliness
Crownpeak DXM
7.1
Magnolia
7.1
Admin section
Crownpeak DXM
7.0
Magnolia
7.0
Page templates
Crownpeak DXM
7.1
Magnolia
7.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Crownpeak DXM
7.4
Magnolia
7.4
Publishing workflow
Crownpeak DXM
7.7
Magnolia
7.8
Form generator
Crownpeak DXM
7.0
Magnolia
6.5
Library of website themes
Crownpeak DXM
Magnolia
7.0

Web Content Management

Crownpeak DXM
6.9
Magnolia
6.9
Content taxonomy
Crownpeak DXM
7.0
Magnolia
7.4
SEO support
Crownpeak DXM
7.2
Magnolia
6.8
Bulk management
Crownpeak DXM
6.7
Magnolia
5.5
Availability / breadth of extensions
Crownpeak DXM
6.7
Magnolia
6.5
Community / comment management
Crownpeak DXM
Magnolia
8.2

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

Magnolia

  • The usability of Magnolia is appreciated, a content editor easily learns how to manage the content in two hours only.
  • Magnolia is open, flexible and extendible and it is possible to modify or improve the standards features. Using Java API, REST, SOAP, CMIS, XML, etc. makes it possible to integrate other software or legacy data.
  • Magnolia as a modular architecture, a module has its lifecycle, configuration, version handing and dependency: this is a good approach for package content and functionality.
  • Magnolia is written in Java, the platform of choice for enterprise IT systems. It is scalable, stable and secure, and Magnolia separates the staging from public environment.
Maurizio Müller | 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

Magnolia

  • Give users specification details and or tips for module items and fields (ie. explain what the fields would do to the front end-user)
  • Batch upload drag and drop for assets/images
  • [The] simpler way to find out the URL of a page without publishing for both EN/FR users
  • No way to revert to past versions of a page that hasn't been published live
  • A way to copy a specific module on a page with all the fields and settings completed and paste it to a different page
JP Lopez | 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

Magnolia

Magnolia 9.5
Based on 3 answers
Next version seems to be largely improved, but managing the update will be challenging. I think that a big company needs a CMS like this for their websites. Also it is always good to have a CMS that gives you also the possibility of managing the publishing for different devices like in V5.
Davide Dispenza | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Magnolia

Magnolia 7.5
Based on 7 answers
From a CMS user perspective, it has great overall usability. For 95% of the use cases that our team(s) use Magnolia for - creating products, publishing new campaign pages, updating press releases - it works great. In some cases, where the ask is over and above that, or the ability to design new components, integrating non-Magnolia forms, etc., it takes time/effort to test/implement and hope it doesn't break the site.
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 7.0
Based on 6 answers
We haven't experienced any significant performance problems on live site. We had some performance problems with our upcoming release based on the latest Magnolia release, but these were resolved to our full satisfaction by Magnolia prior to our release going live.
Bohdan Valentovic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.1
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

Magnolia

Magnolia 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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

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

Magnolia

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

Implementation Rating

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 7.4
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

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

Magnolia

It is open source and Java based. They are the major consideration and it has an open community to support. We can find answers easily. Also since top users are using it - that give us confidence to use it. It is a Java purely based framework and developers can easily pick it up and use it. We are happy to have selected it.
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

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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Pricing Details

Crownpeak DXM

General

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

Magnolia

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Crownpeak DXM
7.4
Magnolia
7.1

Likelihood to Renew

Crownpeak DXM
8.9
Magnolia
9.5

Usability

Crownpeak DXM
8.0
Magnolia
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Crownpeak DXM
8.6
Magnolia

Performance

Crownpeak DXM
8.2
Magnolia
7.0

Support Rating

Crownpeak DXM
8.1
Magnolia
9.1

Online Training

Crownpeak DXM
8.2
Magnolia
8.2

Implementation Rating

Crownpeak DXM
7.4
Magnolia

Scalability

Crownpeak DXM
8.6
Magnolia

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