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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7.9 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

Sitecore Experience Manager

Great for companies that are looking to create customized, tailored content solutions and be willing to put in the hard work and effort to maximize the value out of the tool. If your company is just looking for very basic content management without all the bells and whistles, I'd recommend looking elsewhere for less [money].
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

DNN Platform
10.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
8.7
Role-based user permissions
DNN Platform
10.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
8.7

Platform & Infrastructure

DNN Platform
9.5
Sitecore Experience Manager
7.8
API
DNN Platform
10.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
7.5
Internationalization / multi-language
DNN Platform
9.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
8.0

Web Content Creation

DNN Platform
8.6
Sitecore Experience Manager
7.9
WYSIWYG editor
DNN Platform
10.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
7.5
Code quality / cleanliness
DNN Platform
9.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
8.3
Admin section
DNN Platform
8.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
8.3
Page templates
DNN Platform
9.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
7.5
Library of website themes
DNN Platform
8.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
7.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design
DNN Platform
10.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
7.5
Publishing workflow
DNN Platform
8.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
7.8
Form generator
DNN Platform
7.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
8.3

Web Content Management

DNN Platform
8.6
Sitecore Experience Manager
7.9
Content taxonomy
DNN Platform
9.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
8.3
SEO support
DNN Platform
8.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
7.5
Bulk management
DNN Platform
7.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
7.5
Availability / breadth of extensions
DNN Platform
9.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
7.3
Community / comment management
DNN Platform
10.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
9.0

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

Sitecore Experience Manager

  • Personalisation of advertising banners based upon knowledge of the customer, like location or previous searches enables us to target customers with products and offers that they are more likely to engage with, which has been done to good effect.
  • The use of Sitecore for content management enables the business and design team to perform changes to things, like images, content and page structure, which would otherwise have required a code release, which is costly in terms of man power.
  • The A/B testing in Sitecore is good because it allows us to statistically verify minor changes to the site - like advert changes or component ordering on the page - as to whether or not they positively impact conversion.
Anonymous | 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

Sitecore Experience Manager

  • Sitecore is Customer Engagement Platform. It comes with lots of features (e.g. Authoring, Analytics, personalization, A/B Test, Webforms for marketers etc), But, most of them are not being used by many clients. If you are really looking for just CMS (only authoring and publishing), then I don't think Sitecore is a way to go.
  • You need to have a strong Sitecore certified developer base to manage the Sitecore platform (if you are using all features). It's the same case with others. But, finding a Sitecore certified (costs $$) developer is tough in the market. Now the market is growing (thanks to Sitecore promotional events) and Sitecore is gaining popularity, It may be easy to find such developers in the future. If you want to leverage most out of the Sitecore community you need to be a Sitecore certified developer.
  • Sitecore comes with lots of built-in features and marketplace components. I feel this puts in a little tricky situation. It gives an opportunity for a normal developer to use some of the free marketplace module, which may or may not be supported in a future version of Sitecore. which may put the entire platform in risk to upgrade to latest Sitecore version. You need to have a proper process to control and validate the marketplace components before using them.
Laxmi Srinivas Samayamantri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sitecore Experience Manager

Sitecore Experience Manager 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Sitecore has proven that it can deliver on its promise of a robust, reliable enterprise CMS solution with plenty of features. Also, they keep updating it with more and better features. Now that we are highly trained on it we have started on getting the most out of it and we plan to keep doing more of that in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sitecore Experience Manager

Sitecore Experience Manager 7.3
Based on 4 answers
With any platform that offers so much capability, usability will naturally be more challenging. Sitecore does an admirable job and made massive strides in version 8, but at some times offers too many ways to achieve the same task allows users to sometimes take a path less efficient than the preferred path.
Aaron Branson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sitecore Experience Manager

Sitecore Experience Manager 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Sitecore Support is very knowledgeable and helpful. We have raised a number of issues with them and they rarely fail to come up with an acceptable solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sitecore Experience Manager

Sitecore Experience Manager 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Sitecore captures and remembers every single interaction your customers and prospects have in any part of the system, allowing you to build comprehensive, ever-learning profiles of each individual. From email marketing, to social media, to online shopping, Sitecore remembers where each interaction left off so you can automatically continue the conversation. Sitecore helps you manage your content for each and every experience your customers enjoy. Customize what content you want and the system will take care of how it's displayed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sitecore Experience Manager

Sitecore Experience Manager 9.1
Based on 5 answers
Make sure you work with a partner that can help you take advantage of the entire platform. Specifically we see a lot of customers not taking advantage of Sitecore DMS and thus missing a huge opportunity. Sitecore is a platform that is meant to be constantly optimized and improved upon.
Chris Spears, CMTO | 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

Sitecore Experience Manager

The decision to select Sitecore was not ultimately mine, but the fact that we were able to leverage in-house Microsoft .Net (C#) experience on a platform that had a library of extensions, but also allowed us to customize and keep private our confidential IP has been a big help. When you see a SharePoint site or a Drupal site you can usually tell "oh this is a MS SharePoint site", but with Sitecore the ability to customize and have different views even different components based on device type makes Sitecore a clear winner.
Anonymous | 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

Sitecore Experience Manager

  • ROI depends so much on implementation. Its would be difficult to comment in a positive or negative regarding CMS product to direct ROI. A non-technical user would be surprised at what a basic installation of Sitecore looks like. "Hello World" comes to mind. With that in mind we can look at two things, Sitecore Support and Sitecore Partners.
  • Certified Internal Developers and Sitecore Support: This depends on the qualifications of your existing departments regarding implementing a enterprise CMS. No experience to some experience, this is a no brainer, rigorously vet top and middle partners and hire one to lead this effort. If your experienced still hire a partner and vet them but hire a middle to small partner and have them help, not lead.
  • "Sitecore Window": You could equate Sitecore in some implementation as throwing expensive parts at a car problem. If your business requirements and data consumption needs are not within this cost window then in the end on paper it will be difficult to see ROI or that there just wasn't a return. Then it will be time to look at other lower cost alternatives The initial cost is just the start. Over engineering and expensive horizontal integration partners can cost someone a promotion or job.
  • If your content workflows are complex, sites rendering data requirements are large and performance and scalability are paramount. Sitecore should be in your top 3.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DNN Platform

General

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

Sitecore Experience Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DNN Platform
9.0
Sitecore Experience Manager
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

DNN Platform
Sitecore Experience Manager
9.0

Usability

DNN Platform
Sitecore Experience Manager
7.3

Support Rating

DNN Platform
Sitecore Experience Manager
9.1

Online Training

DNN Platform
Sitecore Experience Manager
10.0

Implementation Rating

DNN Platform
Sitecore Experience Manager
9.1

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