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13 Ratings
48 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 5.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • DNN Platform ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Security, Platform & Infrastructure, Web Content Creation, Web Content Management

Security

10.0

DNN Platform

100%
1.0

Umbraco CMS

10%
DNN Platform ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

9.5

DNN Platform

95%
5.3

Umbraco CMS

53%
DNN Platform ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
5.5
55%
9 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
5.1
51%
9 Ratings

Web Content Creation

8.6

DNN Platform

86%
1.6

Umbraco CMS

16%
DNN Platform ranks higher in 8/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Admin section

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Page templates

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Library of website themes

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
10 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
10 Ratings

Publishing workflow

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Form generator

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
6.0
60%
9 Ratings

Web Content Management

8.6

DNN Platform

86%
3.7

Umbraco CMS

37%
DNN Platform ranks higher in 5/5 features

Content taxonomy

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

SEO support

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
10 Ratings

Bulk management

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
5.0
50%
8 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
5.3
53%
10 Ratings

Community / comment management

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
5.9
59%
10 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • DNN Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

DNN Platform

90%
4 Ratings
1.0

Umbraco CMS

10%
11 Ratings

Usability

DNN Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0

Umbraco CMS

40%
1 Rating

Availability

DNN Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Umbraco CMS

70%
2 Ratings

Performance

DNN Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0

Umbraco CMS

30%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

DNN Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0

Umbraco CMS

20%
2 Ratings

Online Training

DNN Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0

Umbraco CMS

30%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

DNN Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Umbraco CMS

70%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

DNN Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0

Umbraco CMS

40%
1 Rating

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

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS is the perfect tool for a company that is looking to keep their website updated. The simple to use tools and templates means updating and creating new pages is easy. The WYSIWYG editor is a nice feature, however, for accessibility, there should be some more guidance on what is suitable to be used on the CMS.
Debbie Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Umbraco CMS

  • Quick to learn. For most if cases, developer needs to know Razor coding.
  • Doesn't require back-end programming.
  • Has build in users management (developers, content managers) and members management consoles (users of the site).
  • Clear admin tool (especially in version 7)
  • Fast.
  • Creating code from scratch, so it is easier to create clean code.
Filip Witkowski | 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

Umbraco CMS

  • Speed for older sites - Umbraco content can load slowly if you have thousands of pages of content. Of course, this would not be a problem for simpler websites
  • Complexity - since the product is free out-of-the-box, it will take technical expertise to get Umbraco setup properly
Jason Kelly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DNN Platform

General

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

Starting Price

DNN Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Umbraco CMS

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Umbraco CMS Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Umbraco Free$0
Umbraco Professional$5,0002
Umbraco Enterprise5000+2
  1. none
  2. per year
SaaS Edition
Umbraco Cloud Starter$391
Umbraco Cloud Standard$2091
Umbraco Cloud Professional$5691
Umbraco Cloud Enterprise5000+1
Umbraco Heartcore Mini$491
Umbraco Heartcore Starter$2391
Umbraco Heartcore Professional$9991
Umbraco Heartcore Enterprise1000+1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
The Umbraco CMS and all of its core features are the same across all plans. The paid on-premise plans includes support, onboarding, licenses to add-on products (Umbraco Forms, Umbraco Courier, Umbraco TV) as well as a discount on developer training courses. Umbraco Cloud is the CMS hosted on Azure Cloud servers with automated upgrades, unlimited hosting and smooth deployments. All features can be found on Umbraco.com. Umbraco Heartcore is the managed Headless SaaS version of Umbraco.

Usability

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Many end users will be overwhelmed with the admin interface. Some common functions are buried in menus
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Occasionally, errors will appear in the admin that make it impossible to work without developer support.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
Based on 2 answers
Working in the admin panel (adding / reviewing / editing content) is very slow.The public facing site speed is dependent on what the pages are doing and how well the code was written (whether it is optimized for speed).
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 2.0
Based on 2 answers
Support for Umbraco-owned paid plugins is nonexistent.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Online training is often based on older versions of the platform. So, you'll have to fill in the gaps on your own.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Spend the time to wireframe the content structure prior to diving in. This helps speed the process of implementation and it serves as documentation for end users.
Matthew Hardesty | 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

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco's templating is far superior than WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, but it's update process is WAY behind those platforms. The release schedule of Umbraco is way to often and most releases are to fix something missed in the previous release and not an improvement or new feature of the CMS
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Without significant development, the product does not scale well.
Matthew Hardesty | 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

Umbraco CMS

  • Has helped us to create more engaging pages that push people to complete the online forms
  • We have seen more people buy from us since we launched our new look website
  • We can easily update the content without waiting for the development team to make changes
Debbie Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

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