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Likelihood to Recommend

Drupal

It is great if you're a medium to large-scale operation that is heavily reliant on always having fresh content deployed to your web properties. It is particularly great if you need to localize your website in different countries (landing pages, languages, etc). It can save you a lot of time that would otherwise be spent maintaining separate websites, and deploying often redundant content to the different websites. Every human touchpoint has the potential for error.It is not great if you just need a static website, and you aren't deploying more than just a simple blog. It's not great if you don't have senior-level developers to maintain the site. If you're the type of company that needs your website to be "done" then you've come to the wrong place. A Drupal 8 website is itself a living organism that requires an ongoing commitment.
Kyle Reichelt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebCenter Sites

Oracle WebCenter Sites is very well suited to presenting marketing content in all shapes and forms, including mobile, an in a corporate web site. Oracle WebCenter Sites can also manage small product catalogs easily. Important things to consider when selecting a CMS:
  • How important is the ease with which my business users update content?
  • How often are updates made?
  • How distributed are my business contributors?
  • How important is preview in my organization's workflow and publishing process?
Earl Powers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Drupal
9.2
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Drupal
9.2
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Drupal
8.8
Oracle WebCenter Sites
5.5
API
Drupal
8.8
Oracle WebCenter Sites
5.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Drupal
8.8
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.0

Web Content Creation

Drupal
8.3
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.8
WYSIWYG editor
Drupal
8.1
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Drupal
8.2
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
Admin section
Drupal
8.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
Page templates
Drupal
8.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.0
Library of website themes
Drupal
7.9
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Drupal
9.1
Oracle WebCenter Sites
3.0
Publishing workflow
Drupal
8.5
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.0
Form generator
Drupal
8.6
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.5

Web Content Management

Drupal
8.6
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.2
Content taxonomy
Drupal
8.4
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.0
SEO support
Drupal
8.4
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.0
Bulk management
Drupal
8.6
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Drupal
8.9
Oracle WebCenter Sites
4.0
Community / comment management
Drupal
8.7
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.0

Pros

Drupal

  • Drupal is great at managing any amount of content, and any type of content. Its flexibility and customizability are two of its greatest strengths.
  • Drupal isn't just a CMS, Drupal lets you build the CMS that website editors will be using. Its backend customization and admin features are awesome and are being expanded by the community all the time.
  • There are thousands of contributed modules and themes freely available. Not only is Drupal open source, but all the best modules and themes people have built are available for free as well!
  • Drupal's community is big, prolific, and welcoming. Not only can you use other's community contributions, but the community is always happy to help others building their own Drupal sites or custom modules and themes for the rest of the community. If you ever get stuck, the forums or Drupal Slack are incredible resources for assistance.
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebCenter Sites

  • Easy-to-use content authoring and design tools for business users.
  • Segmentation based on implicit (behavioral) or explicit (known user or characteristics) criteria or a combination of the two.
  • Flexible rules engine for creation of customer segments and recommendations, enabling delivery of targeted content and campaigns.
Beniamino Carriero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Drupal

  • Drupal is complex, it will take time and expertise to shape it into the tool you need it to be for your use case. WordPress can be installed and is ready to go for blogging out-of-the-box, but Drupal will need more setup up front to build out the functionality needed.
  • Finding strong Drupal expertise can be challenging for companies. Although the developer community is over a million strong, there are still few companies that truly have an expert Drupal developer on staff.
  • Drupal can be overkill for small websites with just a few pages or limited functionality. Many new flat file responsive tools can do well to build a basic brochure site without the overhead of a CMS like Drupal.
  • Security is an ongoing struggle for all users of opensource CMS solutions. If you choose Drupal for your website, you will need a plan for security updates to ensure you are one step ahead of the hackers.
Shane Sevo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebCenter Sites

  • Creating new content is not so easy
  • Publishing is not trivial
  • In my opinion documentation is weak
  • I think there are cheaper solutions then WCS
Kamil Dobrowolski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Drupal

Drupal 8.2
Based on 18 answers
The time and money invested into this platform were too great to discontinue it at this point. I'm sure it will be in use for a while. We have also spent time training many employees how to use it. All of these things add up to quite an investment in the product. Lastly, it basically fulfills what we need our intranet site to do.
Eric Batson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebCenter Sites

Oracle WebCenter Sites 4.3
Based on 3 answers
A valuable tool for enabling marketers and business users to easily create and manage contextually relevant social and interactive online experiences across multiple channels on a global scale to drive sales and loyalty. It also allows multi-site management (in fact Sites) using the assets and template developed, without having to re-implement again for each individual site.
Beniamino Carriero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Drupal

Drupal 10.0
Based on 9 answers
Once you've learned how to use it Drupal is a very logically consistent framework for building and maintaining a robust website. The trick is getting to the point where your understanding of the system is full and correct so that you can use it properly and take advantage of all it offers.
Michael Sypes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebCenter Sites

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Drupal

Drupal 9.7
Based on 3 answers
Drupal itself does not tend to have bugs that cause sporadic outages. When deployed on a well-configured LAMP stack, deployment and maintenance problems are minimal, and in general no exotic tuning or configuration is required.For highest uptime, putting a caching proxy like Varnish in front of Drupal (or a CDN that supports dynamic applications).
Peter Wolanin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebCenter Sites

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Drupal

Drupal 8.9
Based on 2 answers
Drupal page loads can be slow, as a great many database calls may be required to generate a page. It is highly recommended to use caching systems, both built-in and external to lessen such database loads and improve performance. I haven't had any problems with behind-the-scenes integrations with external systems.
Michael Sypes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebCenter Sites

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Drupal

Drupal 5.0
Based on 5 answers
As noted earlier, the support of the community can be rather variable, with some modules attracting more attraction and action in their issue queues, but overall, the development community for Drupal is second to none. It probably the single greatest aspect of being involved in this open-source project.
Michael Sypes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebCenter Sites

Oracle WebCenter Sites 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The WebCenter Sites Support team is extremely good and very responsive to client needs. They are quick to resolve Level 1 issues and when escalated to Level 2, the team makes every effort to keep the client informed.
Earl Powers | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Drupal

Drupal 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I was part of the team that conducted the training. Our training was fine, but we could have been better informed on Drupal before we started providing it. If we did not have answers to tough questions, we had more technical staff we could consult with. We did provide hands-on practice time for the learners, which I would always recommend. That is where the best learning occurred.
Eric Batson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebCenter Sites

No score
No answers yet
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Online Training

Drupal

Drupal 6.0
Based on 2 answers
The on-line training was not as ideal as the face-to-face training. It was done remotely and only allowed for the trainers to present information to the learners and demonstrate the platform online. There was not a good way to allow for the learners to practice, ask questions and have them answered all in the same session.
Eric Batson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebCenter Sites

No score
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Implementation Rating

Drupal

Drupal 5.0
Based on 5 answers
Plan ahead as much you can. You really need to know how to build what you want with the modules available to you, or that you might need to code yourself, in order to make the best use of Drupal. I recommend you analyze the most technically difficult workflows and other aspects of your implementation, and try building some test versions of those first. Get feedback from stakeholders early and often, because you can easily find yourself in a situation where your implementation does 90% of what you want, but, due to something you didn't plan for, foresee, or know about, there's no feasible way to get past the last 10%
Michael Sypes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebCenter Sites

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Drupal

All of these products are in the same category, but Drupal has a different level of security, making it a much better choice for either blog platform, Websites or Intranets. The product itself is a much more professional offering, stacking up against the competition on templates, extensions and browser support
Jean Franco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebCenter Sites

There are lot of WCM products available in the market, some free and some licensed. But for a organisation using more Oracle products and on Java technology, WCS is the best in class, for intranet and internet needs. It has everything which is required for a web application. Also it can be well integrated with other platforms with Oracle Document Cloud/Oracle Content/Oracle Identity Manager and a lot more. Its a well integrated product. It can also be integrated with social media using a community plugin. It also comes with its own search and analytics tools. The templates are pure JSP and can be easily coded by Java developers using the development guide. Its based on Java, so writing custom applications and integrating is easy
Vijay Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Drupal

Drupal 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Drupal is well known to be scalable, although it requires solid knowledge of MySQL best practices, caching mechanisms, and other server-level best practices. I have never personally dealt with an especially large site, so I can speak well to the issues associated with Drupal scaling.
Michael Sypes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebCenter Sites

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

Drupal

  • The Development with Drupal sped up our web development time dramatically. Most of the features that we would have to custom code otherwise are already available in Drupal out of the box or in form of modules.
  • The security of websites we build improved significantly.
  • Thanks to Drupal's great community there is always someone who can answer our questions or help to solve a technical problem we may face during the implementation of our projects.
Armen Danielyan, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle WebCenter Sites

  • It has alleviated some of the burden on our IT staff.
  • It has allowed our Marketing department to be more hands-on with content changes, and they have more flexibility with the types of changes and how often they make them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Drupal

General

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

Oracle WebCenter Sites

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Drupal
8.5
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

Drupal
8.2
Oracle WebCenter Sites
4.3

Usability

Drupal
10.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites

Reliability and Availability

Drupal
9.7
Oracle WebCenter Sites

Performance

Drupal
8.9
Oracle WebCenter Sites

Support Rating

Drupal
5.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites
10.0

In-Person Training

Drupal
8.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites

Online Training

Drupal
6.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites

Implementation Rating

Drupal
5.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites

Scalability

Drupal
8.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites

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