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Score 9 out of 100
232 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

DNN Platform

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Progress Sitefinity

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.
Justin Cawthorne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

DNN Platform
10.0
Progress Sitefinity
9.1
Role-based user permissions
DNN Platform
10.0
Progress Sitefinity
9.1

Platform & Infrastructure

DNN Platform
9.5
Progress Sitefinity
9.1
API
DNN Platform
10.0
Progress Sitefinity
9.1
Internationalization / multi-language
DNN Platform
9.0
Progress Sitefinity
9.1

Web Content Creation

DNN Platform
8.6
Progress Sitefinity
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
DNN Platform
10.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.8
Code quality / cleanliness
DNN Platform
9.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.7
Admin section
DNN Platform
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.5
Page templates
DNN Platform
9.0
Progress Sitefinity
9.1
Library of website themes
DNN Platform
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.2
Mobile optimization / responsive design
DNN Platform
10.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.5
Publishing workflow
DNN Platform
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.8
Form generator
DNN Platform
7.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.5

Web Content Management

DNN Platform
8.6
Progress Sitefinity
8.4
Content taxonomy
DNN Platform
9.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.8
SEO support
DNN Platform
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
9.1
Bulk management
DNN Platform
7.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.5
Availability / breadth of extensions
DNN Platform
9.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.7
Community / comment management
DNN Platform
10.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.0

Pros

DNN Platform

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Progress Sitefinity

  • '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.
Jochem Bökkers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DNN Platform

  • 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.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Progress Sitefinity

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DNN Platform

No score
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Progress Sitefinity

Progress Sitefinity 7.3
Based on 7 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Progress Sitefinity

Progress Sitefinity 8.1
Based on 10 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Progress Sitefinity

Progress Sitefinity 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Has been solid for us on availability
Kelly Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
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Progress Sitefinity

Progress Sitefinity 5.5
Based on 2 answers
A bit sluggish sometimes as the compiler works.
Kelly Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Progress Sitefinity

Progress Sitefinity 8.5
Based on 8 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Progress Sitefinity

Progress Sitefinity 4.4
Based on 5 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DNN Platform

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.
Mike Bunce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Progress Sitefinity

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
Alex Hood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Progress Sitefinity

Progress Sitefinity 4.5
Based on 1 answer
Seems pretty scalable.
Kelly Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DNN Platform

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Progress Sitefinity

  • 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.
Julia Spangler | 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

Progress Sitefinity

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DNN Platform
9.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

DNN Platform
Progress Sitefinity
7.3

Usability

DNN Platform
Progress Sitefinity
8.1

Reliability and Availability

DNN Platform
Progress Sitefinity
8.2

Performance

DNN Platform
Progress Sitefinity
5.5

Support Rating

DNN Platform
Progress Sitefinity
8.5

Implementation Rating

DNN Platform
Progress Sitefinity
4.4

Scalability

DNN Platform
Progress Sitefinity
4.5

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