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Score 6.5 out of 100

Episerver CMS

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Score 6.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

DNN Platform

Well suited to large enterprise website or web application developments. Less well suited to smaller site which would be better catered for by something like Wordpress.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Episerver CMS

Episerver CMS provides a very well rounded system that will meet the needs of most businesses, in my experience. The biggest draw-back that I've seen with the underlying system is the response time in the back-end. Being on the digital experience cloud allows you to spread the load between services, but our experience has shown, even with a distributed network, the response time on the back-end can prove time-consuming and have delays in loading for content writers/editors. If there's a lot of hands-on, constantly, you will need to make sure the architecture has the response time your team needs.
Sean Haddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

DNN Platform
10.0
Episerver CMS
7.6
Role-based user permissions
DNN Platform
10.0
Episerver CMS
7.6

Platform & Infrastructure

DNN Platform
10.0
Episerver CMS
6.0
API
DNN Platform
10.0
Episerver CMS
5.7
Internationalization / multi-language
DNN Platform
10.0
Episerver CMS
6.3

Web Content Creation

DNN Platform
7.2
Episerver CMS
5.5
WYSIWYG editor
DNN Platform
8.4
Episerver CMS
7.0
Code quality / cleanliness
DNN Platform
8.1
Episerver CMS
5.5
Admin section
DNN Platform
8.0
Episerver CMS
6.3
Page templates
DNN Platform
8.2
Episerver CMS
4.1
Library of website themes
DNN Platform
2.0
Episerver CMS
3.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
DNN Platform
9.0
Episerver CMS
5.3
Publishing workflow
DNN Platform
8.2
Episerver CMS
7.0
Form generator
DNN Platform
5.6
Episerver CMS
5.0

Web Content Management

DNN Platform
7.8
Episerver CMS
5.5
Content taxonomy
DNN Platform
7.4
Episerver CMS
6.0
SEO support
DNN Platform
7.6
Episerver CMS
5.5
Bulk management
DNN Platform
7.4
Episerver CMS
6.4
Availability / breadth of extensions
DNN Platform
8.4
Episerver CMS
4.4
Community / comment management
DNN Platform
8.0
Episerver CMS
5.3

Pros

DNN Platform

  • DNN allows for multiple installation and hosting options, so large corporate and small clients can each have a service that fits them.
  • DNN has the ability to have a lot of features customized.
  • The licensing, if using the on demand or Evoq versions is pricey, but is better than many alternatives.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Episerver CMS

  • Innovation - EPiServer is constantly looking at ways to improve their product and partner with organizations that can develop add-ons to improve the overall features of the core platform. For Example: SilverPop (marketing automation) and Celum (digital asset management).
  • Content Management - It may seem obvious that a WCM product should manage content/reuse well; but, let's be honest, not all products do what they claim to do well. In this case, EPiServer understands the core functionality and has created product that is intuitive and exceeds customer expectations in this area.
  • Previews - EPiServer has built-in templates (emulators) that allow you to easily confirm how your content is going to be displayed on a variety of devices before you publish your content. This is advantageous as it eliminates the guess work and need to redo content (or even code) after you've gone to production because you weren't able to thoroughly test it before hand.
Jonathan Graham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DNN Platform

  • Some of the admin screens could be easier to use. The popup editor, for example, always opens at a preset size. It would be better if it could adapt to the view port dimensions. Also, I always have to scroll down to get to the save button in the popup window. It would be nice if the buttons were fixed at the bottom of the popup rather than the bottom of the popup content.
Mike Bunce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Episerver CMS

  • The website, including the editing portion, seems to be down quite often - so that we cannot make changes - or it allows us to make changes but then doesn't properly save them.
  • Customer service and user support is lacking. We've reported problems to them, yet it never seems to get fixed.
Jenna Carpentier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Episerver CMS

Episerver CMS 8.8
Based on 7 answers
The main reason would be because EPiServer is a great product and there aren't many other content management systems that are worth the effort it takes to re-implement an entire website on a new platform. EPiServer also seems to have a more modern approach to the features they offer and the overall design of the workarea so it's very likely that they will continue to improve in the future
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DNN Platform

We chose DNN primarily because we were looking for an open source, scalable .NET based platform. This business decision was made 8 years ago and we have used it for every web development since. To date, no product provides such diversity of functionality and robustness against these requirements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Episerver CMS

Episerver outranks these products in most cases. There are some functions in each product that you would love in Episerver but when you sum it up Episerver is the greatest :)
Pär Wissmark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DNN Platform

  • The free version is certainly good for ROI, but the paid versions are expensively licensed.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Episerver CMS

  • The cleanliness of the product is too damn good, hence efficiency is doubled and gets work done much faster and with a clean mind.
  • APIs and libraries or modules implementation is easy which helps during make/test setup time.
  • Nothing negative as such for now. We need to get more used to it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

DNN Platform

General

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

Episerver CMS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DNN Platform
8.7
Episerver CMS
5.9

Likelihood to Renew

DNN Platform
Episerver CMS
8.8

Usability

DNN Platform
Episerver CMS
8.0

Online Training

DNN Platform
Episerver CMS
5.5

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