DNN Platform vs. Progress Sitefinity

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
Progress Sitefinity
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Progress Sitefinity is a content management and customer analytics platform. It supports content management, tailored marketing, multi-channel management, and ecommerce sites.N/A
Pricing
DNN PlatformProgress Sitefinity
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DNN PlatformProgress Sitefinity
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DNN PlatformProgress Sitefinity
Considered Both Products
DNN Platform

No answer on this topic

Progress Sitefinity
Chose Progress Sitefinity
DNN was very similar from a flexibility and feature perspective but wasn't as polished or professional feeling. Kentico was poor in communication, not replying to email requests and questions. Crownpeak we had been using for many years but wasn't impressed with customer loyalty …
Chose Progress Sitefinity
We mostly chose Sitefinity because we are current users of Telerik (Progress) development tools. When they purchased Sitefinity we decided to switch from our custom developed website to one hosted on a CMS. We have had some experience with DotNetNuke in the past and …
Chose Progress Sitefinity
At the time of evaluation it was the best combination of price and features while being an enterprise-level product.
Chose Progress Sitefinity
Easy to use. But pricy!
Chose Progress Sitefinity
The cost of Sitefinity compared to other enterprise level CMS systems along with their built-in functions makes this a one stop solution for most companies. We also have the ability to easily create other content types and tools.
Chose Progress Sitefinity
Ease of use and quick deployment.
Chose Progress Sitefinity
We've used Sitecore in the past and the interface was very unintuitive and difficult to use. Since then we have experimented with DotNetNuke and Umbraco, but are not satisfied only being supported by a community of volunteers. Customers have requirements and Sitefinity is able …
Chose Progress Sitefinity
Umraco, SharePoint, DotNetNuke, Sitecore. I prefer Sitefinity in almost every instance. Sitecore is more enterprise level but overkill for most clients.
Chose Progress Sitefinity
I originally started working in Sitefinity with another company because we were a .NET shop. I did not choose Sitefinity for my current company, but they chose me because they needed someone with Sitefinity experience. I would always choose Sitefinity over WordPress because I'm …
Chose Progress Sitefinity
OTB Sitefinity is beat by WordPress, and is about on par with Evoq/DNN. The UX is easier with WordPress, and I would venture to say Evoq/DNN slightly edges Sitefinity out in UX. It's difficult to beat the number of 3rd party tools for WordPress, and Evoq/DNN has quite a few …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DNN PlatformProgress Sitefinity
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
DNN Platform
10.0
4 Ratings
22% above category average
Progress Sitefinity
8.1
163 Ratings
12% above category average
Role-based user permissions10.04 Ratings8.1163 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
DNN Platform
9.5
3 Ratings
21% above category average
Progress Sitefinity
8.1
144 Ratings
11% above category average
API10.03 Ratings8.1137 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language9.02 Ratings8.1106 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
Progress Sitefinity
8.1
170 Ratings
18% above category average
WYSIWYG editor10.04 Ratings8.1160 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness9.04 Ratings8.1151 Ratings
Admin section8.04 Ratings8.1168 Ratings
Page templates9.04 Ratings8.1164 Ratings
Library of website themes8.02 Ratings7.9104 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design10.03 Ratings8.1155 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.04 Ratings8.1152 Ratings
Form generator7.04 Ratings8.0140 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
Progress Sitefinity
8.0
164 Ratings
23% above category average
Content taxonomy9.03 Ratings8.1157 Ratings
SEO support8.04 Ratings8.1151 Ratings
Bulk management7.03 Ratings8.1122 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions9.04 Ratings8.0130 Ratings
Community / comment management10.03 Ratings8.0121 Ratings
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DNN PlatformProgress Sitefinity
Small Businesses
ManageWP
ManageWP
Score 9.6 out of 10
WordPress VIP
WordPress VIP
Score 9.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
WordPress VIP
WordPress VIP
Score 9.4 out of 10
WordPress VIP
WordPress VIP
Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Tridion
Tridion
Score 9.3 out of 10
Tridion
Tridion
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
DNN PlatformProgress Sitefinity
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
7.2
(171 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(10 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(11 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
4.6
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
DNN PlatformProgress Sitefinity
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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Progress Software Corporation
Progress Sitefinity remains a little heavyweight for sites that require basic text content, or a limited number of pages. However, its flexibility (including the range of different content types if supports) make it a good choice for any organization requiring advanced content management capabilities at an affordable price.
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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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Progress Software Corporation
  • 'Low-code structured content' (dynamic content types) is one of Sitefinity's most powerful features that allows you to structure content according to business needs, while at the same time dampening editorial freedom to ensure accessibility, meta enhancement, SEO and API consumption can be achieved.
  • Sitefinity's content provider model allows us to flexibly (by means of admin interface) easily aggregate or separate content sharing within a multi-site instance.
  • This proofs particularly powerful in emerging situations where there suddenly is a demand for content sharing across countries or regions.
  • Adaptability at its core.
  • While there's never a perfect fit for everything, it allows for easy code customization and extension being a .NET application at heart. Giving it a corporate edge over other custom solutions, whether it is on the development side or deployment side (on premise, IaaS or Azure DevOps Paas). And it has enabled us to put the system to use in its core feature - which is to manage content, where on other occasions we were able to take full advantage of its features such as A/B testing and personalization.
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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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Progress Software Corporation
  • Diagram or illustrate more use cases for server setups, and managing of upgrades.
  • I'd like to see the ability to synchronize from one server to multiple others at once.
  • Implementation assistance as part of the purchase rather than farming out to 3rd party, although they did answer every question we asked in order to determine our best architecture setup.
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Likelihood to Renew
DNN
No answers on this topic
Progress Software Corporation
Pricing makes this a no brainer. Not the best CMS, but with work arounds and some fumbling around we are able to make it do what we want it to do
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Usability
DNN
No answers on this topic
Progress Software Corporation
Very big fan of this CMS, as it allows scalability, performance, and everything else. The support is great whenever we need it. As a marketer, the digital/marketing side of things is very easy to use and we've seen strong results from an SEO and marketing perspective. I can't speak to the developer/creative side too much, but in talking with these teams, they do recommend the tool as well.
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Reliability and Availability
DNN
No answers on this topic
Progress Software Corporation
Has been solid for us on availability
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Performance
DNN
No answers on this topic
Progress Software Corporation
A bit sluggish sometimes as the compiler works.
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Support Rating
DNN
No answers on this topic
Progress Software Corporation
Support can be pretty good, even though, depending on the level of licensing, it can take longer to hear back from their team. They do have a phone option, which works well. Overall, they are knowledgeable, and helpful when needed. At times, support is able to access the system directly and troubleshoot critical items when needed.
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Implementation Rating
DNN
No answers on this topic
Progress Software Corporation
N/A - I was not part of the implementation team. We have had this internally for over 5 years. Based on my experience, ensure that you have documentation on the initial implementation and subsequent upgrades. I would also recommend to have all the documentation on how and why the system was implemented the way it was
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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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Progress Software Corporation
It is hands down just easier for our customers to use. The interface and the page builder experience is much better than what we have used in the past and has many enterprise features even in the lower price-point
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Scalability
DNN
No answers on this topic
Progress Software Corporation
Seems pretty scalable.
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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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Progress Software Corporation
  • Sitefinity has reduced the amount of time it takes to edit and publish content, which has enabled us to get information out more quickly.
  • Sitefinity allowed us to establish a consistent and modern brand identity and apply it across multiple websites.
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ScreenShots

Progress Sitefinity Screenshots

Screenshot of Engage your audience with thoughtful, relevant content. Your marketing team can create and manage content faster and easier than ever before with inline drag-and-drop editing, requiring no help from your web team.Screenshot of Create a truly global solution that provides consistent experiences and unmatched performance across brands, regions and languages. Reduce maintenance and hosting infrastructure by managing multiple websites from a single platform. Reduce time to market and deploy changes faster with content and code synchronization between websites and environments.Screenshot of Increase revenue with a personalized, connected experience between your website and online store. Easily manage your product catalogs, price lists, shopping cart and checkout process. Connect to cloud services for accurate real-time tax and shipping rates. Integrate with your ERP and other business systems to improve and automate inventory management, order fulfillment and customer support throughout the product lifecycle.Screenshot of Increase conversions and generate more leads with 1:1 conversations with your customers. Create, preview and deliver personalized experiences at a massive scale with amazingly easy to use tools. Analyze and optimize the experience with the help of contextual analytics and A/B testing solutions.Screenshot of Analyze cross-channel data to get a detailed view of content and campaign performance. Gather data on visitors and build persona segments and track their behavior on your site. Get ML-driven recommendations for the next best update to introduce into your journey.