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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

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

Crownpeak DXM
8.2
SDL Tridion
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Crownpeak DXM
8.2
SDL Tridion
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Crownpeak DXM
7.2
SDL Tridion
9.5
API
Crownpeak DXM
7.1
SDL Tridion
9.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Crownpeak DXM
7.3
SDL Tridion
10.0

Web Content Creation

Crownpeak DXM
7.3
SDL Tridion
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
Crownpeak DXM
7.4
SDL Tridion
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Crownpeak DXM
7.1
SDL Tridion
9.0
Admin section
Crownpeak DXM
7.0
SDL Tridion
8.0
Page templates
Crownpeak DXM
7.1
SDL Tridion
5.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Crownpeak DXM
7.4
SDL Tridion
6.0
Publishing workflow
Crownpeak DXM
7.7
SDL Tridion
10.0
Form generator
Crownpeak DXM
7.0
SDL Tridion
5.0
Library of website themes
Crownpeak DXM
SDL Tridion
5.0

Web Content Management

Crownpeak DXM
6.9
SDL Tridion
6.6
Content taxonomy
Crownpeak DXM
7.0
SDL Tridion
10.0
SEO support
Crownpeak DXM
7.2
SDL Tridion
9.0
Bulk management
Crownpeak DXM
6.8
SDL Tridion
6.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Crownpeak DXM
6.7
SDL Tridion
5.0
Community / comment management
Crownpeak DXM
SDL Tridion
3.0

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

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

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

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

Crownpeak DXM

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

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

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

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

SDL Tridion

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

SDL Tridion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SDL Tridion

No score
No answers yet
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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

SDL Tridion

No score
No answers yet
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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

SDL Tridion

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

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

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

SDL Tridion

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

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

Crownpeak DXM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
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

Crownpeak DXM
7.4
SDL Tridion
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Crownpeak DXM
8.9
SDL Tridion
6.3

Usability

Crownpeak DXM
8.0
SDL Tridion
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Crownpeak DXM
8.6
SDL Tridion

Performance

Crownpeak DXM
8.2
SDL Tridion

Support Rating

Crownpeak DXM
8.1
SDL Tridion

Online Training

Crownpeak DXM
8.2
SDL Tridion

Implementation Rating

Crownpeak DXM
7.4
SDL Tridion

Scalability

Crownpeak DXM
8.6
SDL Tridion

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