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Score 9.7 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

DirectLync

Girls PACT receives regular compliments on its website! The audience for our website is potential donors. DirectLync nailed it! The design is clean, modern, professional, user friendly, intuitive and really represents our brand. They gave us some great coaching and guidance as we were creating and preparing content. It was a really fun project!
Michelle Shegda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kentico Xperience

Kentico is a robust and flexible CMS platform that is great for managing multiple websites and multiple environments (dev, stage, and production for instance). It makes content management very easy and makes it easy to keep the environments synced with the same content.However, the Kentico CMS does require a bit more technical understanding to get it set up properly and requires a bit more effort and support than, say, free open-source options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

DirectLync
8.5
Kentico Xperience
Email deliverability reporting
DirectLync
8.0
Kentico Xperience
List management
DirectLync
9.0
Kentico Xperience

Security

DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
8.0
Role-based user permissions
DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
7.7
API
DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
8.3
Internationalization / multi-language
DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
7.0

Web Content Creation

DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
7.4
WYSIWYG editor
DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
8.1
Code quality / cleanliness
DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
7.3
Admin section
DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
8.4
Page templates
DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
7.2
Library of website themes
DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
4.7
Mobile optimization / responsive design
DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
8.2
Publishing workflow
DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
7.4
Form generator
DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
7.4

Web Content Management

DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
7.3
Content taxonomy
DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
7.6
SEO support
DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
8.2
Bulk management
DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
5.8
Availability / breadth of extensions
DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
7.4
Community / comment management
DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
7.6

Pros

DirectLync

  • DirectLync is knowledgeable in their field, which saves us time (and money).
  • They have a creative team onsite to answer questions promptly.
  • Regularly updating products and services to better serve its customers.
Michelle Shegda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kentico Xperience

  • I love the intuitive top and left navigation within the content management platform. I can easily find what section, sub-section, and page I'm looking to edit
  • For creating content, the WYSIWYG editor is so intuitive; it feels like you're working on an MS Word doc!
  • The tab for adding metadata in simple fields takes away the headache of having to hunt and peck through code to add H1 tag, page description etc.
  • The image library is easy to edit and manage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DirectLync

  • Girls PACT is located in Los Angeles. Newsletters are scheduled for PST, yet distributed on EST. It’s an odd glitch and may be a user error.
Michelle Shegda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kentico Xperience

  • Kentico needs to invest in more enterprise class environment management utilities -- example: global CDN support via the CMS is sorely lacking. There are work-arounds, but it should be more elegant.
  • The Kentico staging module could be improved to support the concept of bundled releases. Current staging module functionality is good, but could be improved.
  • Kentico ecommerce support is a touch immature. While content management is superb, Kentico lags in this area when compared to many open source ecommerce engines.
  • Kentico is lacking MVC support. 99% of the time this isn't an issue for the end-user or business user, but can be a hurdle for technology teams depending on the team's makeup.
Eric Wiley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DirectLync

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kentico Xperience

Kentico Xperience 9.1
Based on 22 answers
We are locked into Kentico for the long haul. It provides us with an easy and flexible solution for a very non technical company to create a site and have the features they want, especially with the inclusion of EMS into our license. Now we have a true platform to build and grow our solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

DirectLync

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kentico Xperience

Kentico Xperience 9.0
Based on 3 answers
It seriously is one of the best interfaces I have ever used. I also love the fact that I can use UI personalization to secure any functionality by user or role that I don't want that role to have access to. The best part is the customization of the UI, I can add in any button, tab, or menu item I want through it, no code required.
Brian McKeiver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DirectLync

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kentico Xperience

Kentico Xperience 9.1
Based on 8 answers
Their support staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and will work with you until your issue is fixed. This could take a few phone calls back and forth, but they are very diligent in helping you.
Jessica Hester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

DirectLync

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kentico Xperience

Kentico Xperience 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The system provides many opportunities to integrate and enhance the platform and makes it easy to do so.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DirectLync

No answers on this topic

Kentico Xperience

I've used Sitecore, Ektron, Joomla!, WordPress, and SharePoint (if you want to count that as a competitor for CMS). Kentico 8 blows them all out of the water. Nothing is more intuitive in the way that content is created, the way the site is setup, and how efficient rollouts can be with Content Staging.
Albert Hovingh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DirectLync

  • DirectLync has saved our marketing budget thousands of dollars! They have been so generous supporting the marketing needs of Girls PACT, a nonprofit organization.
Michelle Shegda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kentico Xperience

  • Kentico has enabled faster speed to market for SMEs. They are empowered to enter content them selves while still having that content go through editorial review to ensure tone of voice and brand are maintained.
  • Deploying Kentico has freed up web developer resources from manual content entry enabling them to build more useful solutions to support the business efforts
  • Tapping into the Kentico event pipelne allows us to trigger external system events when product content is published.
Jon East | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

DirectLync

General

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

DirectLync Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$201
Essential$991
Pro$2491
Premium$5991
  1. Month
Additional Pricing Details

Kentico Xperience

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Kentico Xperience Editions & Modules

Edition
Kentico Xperience Business$14,9991
Kentico Xperience Enterprise$29,9991
Kentico Xperience CorporateUpon request
Kentico Xperience Business$9,999 / year3
Kentico Xperience Enterprise$17,999 / year3
  1. Perpetual license
  2. Subscription license
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DirectLync
10.0
Kentico Xperience
9.6

Likelihood to Renew

DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
9.1

Usability

DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
9.0

Support Rating

DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
9.1

Implementation Rating

DirectLync
Kentico Xperience
10.0

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