DNN Platform vs. Kentico Xperience

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DNN Platform
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
The DNN Platform (formerly DotNetNuke) is a free web content management systems (CMS) from DNN Corporation headquartered in San Mateo, California.N/A
Kentico Xperience
Score 6.5 out of 10
N/A
Kentico is a web content management system for building websites, online stores, intranets, and Web 2.0 community sites. Kentico CMS uses ASP.NET and Microsoft SQL Server for development via its Portal Engine, using Visual Studio, or through Microsoft MVC.
$9,999
Subscription license
Pricing
DNN PlatformKentico Xperience
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Kentico Xperience Business
$9,999 / year
Subscription license
Kentico Xperience Business
$14,999
Perpetual license
Kentico Xperience Enterprise
$17,999 / year
Subscription license
Kentico Xperience Enterprise
$29,999
Perpetual license
Kentico Xperience Corporate
Upon request
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DNN PlatformKentico Xperience
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DNN PlatformKentico Xperience
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DNN PlatformKentico Xperience
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
DNN Platform
10.0
4 Ratings
21% above category average
Kentico Xperience
7.1
24 Ratings
12% below category average
Role-based user permissions10.04 Ratings7.124 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
DNN Platform
9.5
3 Ratings
21% above category average
Kentico Xperience
7.5
21 Ratings
7% below category average
API10.03 Ratings8.020 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language9.02 Ratings7.018 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
DNN Platform
8.6
4 Ratings
12% above category average
Kentico Xperience
7.0
25 Ratings
7% below category average
WYSIWYG editor10.04 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness9.04 Ratings7.125 Ratings
Admin section8.04 Ratings7.225 Ratings
Page templates9.04 Ratings7.125 Ratings
Library of website themes8.02 Ratings5.812 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design10.03 Ratings8.023 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.04 Ratings6.224 Ratings
Form generator7.04 Ratings7.024 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
DNN Platform
8.6
4 Ratings
15% above category average
Kentico Xperience
6.9
25 Ratings
2% below category average
Content taxonomy9.03 Ratings6.324 Ratings
SEO support8.04 Ratings7.224 Ratings
Bulk management7.03 Ratings5.124 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions9.04 Ratings7.924 Ratings
Community / comment management10.03 Ratings7.923 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
DNN PlatformKentico Xperience
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
9.0
(44 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(22 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DNN PlatformKentico Xperience
Likelihood to Recommend
DNN
DNN [Platform] is great for organizations of any size who wish to have a robust CMS to manage their site. DNN is not ideal for a small site that is better suited to a super easy to user interface such as Wix. DNN [Platform] is plenty strong enough for enterprises and large entities.
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Kentico software
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.
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Pros
DNN
  • Very easy to use CMS - Ease of use is paramount with CMS products to minimise on support calls. Also the template structure of pages ensures that content editors cannot inadvertently corrupt the layout of the page.
  • Powerful application framework - The existence of APIs for all functionality within the CMS provides limitless scope in terms of developing bespoke applications which sit within the CMS.
  • Commercially supported option available - For larger clients, the comfort factor of having a direct line to the developers of the application is a big selling point.
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Kentico software
  • 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
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Cons
DNN
  • Out of the box, it has some modules, but not enough unless you do a paid version.
  • The support is a bit slow.
  • The menuing can be confusing and terms used a bit strange. which makes training difficult.
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Kentico software
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
DNN
No answers on this topic
Kentico software
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.
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Usability
DNN
No answers on this topic
Kentico software
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.
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Support Rating
DNN
No answers on this topic
Kentico software
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.
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Implementation Rating
DNN
No answers on this topic
Kentico software
The system provides many opportunities to integrate and enhance the platform and makes it easy to do so.
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Alternatives Considered
DNN
My experience with Joomla! was over six years ago so a lot could have changed. However, I prefer DNN over Joomla because DNN offers more modules and a better administration user interface.
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Kentico software
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.
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Return on Investment
DNN
  • DNN helps us win bids on projects through the improvements the community has done over the past few years; we were ready to scrap it all together but it has made great strides
  • DNN's community has come back and is actively working to improve and expand the capabilities of the cms
  • on a negative note, the confusion between evoq and dnn has caused us headaches
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Kentico software
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

Kentico Xperience Screenshots

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