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Score 6.4 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

If the idea is to have a content driven site with a robust security this is a great product. But if the idea is to have a more angular look and feel and take advantage of the modern front end developments this falls short in multiple levels.
parthasarathy ragavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

.NET

.NET is well suited for any general purpose solution to a business problem, though if we are talking strictly the framework version - you have to be more or less tied to Microsoft Windows to run it. If this isn't a problem, then it will be able to address and solve any programming project you have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

  • With Version 8.5, IBM Web Content Manager introduced in place editing capabilities which allow authors to make content edits on sections of the page instead of going to the content itself. This feature allows authors to make changes in context of the page and preview changes within the actual look and feel of a live page.
  • Projects provide a collaborative atmosphere for the author community so that authors can interact and work as a team to manage inter-dependent content changes under one project and publish all changes at once, instead of working separately on individual content changes. This brings awareness across authors in an organization and easy knowledge share.
  • IBM Digital Data Connector is a cool feature that allows [users] to integrate external content sources onto the portal using IBM Web Content Manager presentation components. This allows UI/UX designers to present integrated external data in any manner they want, manage UI changes with an underlying approval process and leverage syndication to push changes live immediately.
  • IBM Web Content Manager offers a targeted content feature that allows business users to deliver personalized content to customers based on customer demographic information, browsing history and other transaction related information. Any rules created follow the publishing process thereby making it just a configurable item resulting in less turn around to turn on the feature on a website.
  • IBM Web Content Manager offers 'multi lingual solution' out of the box which allows content creation for almost all popular languages.
  • Syndication feature has improved a lot and it now provides a detailed views comprising of 'failed items', 'items that have syndicated successfully, 'items in queue'. Failed items view provides detailed and clear cut information of what resulted in failure helping IT to troubleshoot problems easily.
Sowmyamaruthi Lattala | TrustRadius Reviewer

.NET

  • Visual Studio is one of the best IDEs and .NET is the best framework to use with Visual Studio.
  • There is a large network of support for the .NET framework.
  • The .NET framework encompasses a very large area of the programming stack.
  • The .NET framework is flexible and can be used for desktop applications or web development.
Kaleb-John Loo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

  • IBM Web Content Manager should provide some easily usable connectors through a GUI to connect to bring content from custom data sources including connecting to Salesforce and custom databases.
  • Should further optimize and enhance creation of rich and responsive content driven UIs on various digital channels.
  • Should further optimize and enhance content personalization features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

.NET

  • .NET is heavily Microsoft Windows oriented, and while .NET core tried to resolve that with MacOS and Linux support, .NET Core is still waiting for wider adoption.
  • While free for small projects, additional features for big projects can be a little expensive.
  • Can be resource-heavy upon deployment. We continuously have our more senior staff optimize the code of our junior developers for performance. Other languages are a little bit more forgiving in comparison.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager) 5.7
Based on 6 answers
IBM products always moves forward to adapt to new requirements and technologies. I have used versions 6, 6.1, 7 and 8 of IBM WCM, and I know IBM is ready to revamp the tool based on emerging needs, and still provide the capabilities to migrate your old system to the newer versions.
Arwa Nababteh | TrustRadius Reviewer

.NET

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
New versions has increased user experience facilitating usability.
Alvaro Pariente Alonso | TrustRadius Reviewer

.NET

.NET 9.0
Based on 8 answers
The first thing that comes in mind is the IDE is a software suite that provides must-have tools for a developer to build and test software applications. The default IDE for .NET applications is Microsoft Visual Studio, which is a sophisticated tool to build apps. Intellisense is a favorite for developers to write code easily without remembering all the functions at the time of development. It supports multiple programming languages - C#, VB, F#, C++ based on individual skill sets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
We had some issues related with performing and the support was suitable and sucessful.
Alvaro Pariente Alonso | TrustRadius Reviewer

.NET

.NET 9.4
Based on 11 answers
Customer support has been amazing. .NET has an amazing online community that is very supportive. The abundance of .NET developers online as well as in the office has sped up our time to market.When we have a problem and need to submit a ticket to Microsoft, their support has been extremely helpful and prompt.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation was successful due to Websphere application server used.
Alvaro Pariente Alonso | TrustRadius Reviewer

.NET

No score
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Alternatives Considered

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

Magento and Prestashop are E-commerce CMS platforms. They are used in a different scale of application than WCM.
Concerning Joomla, it's a useful CMS forsmaller website. Once again this is an other scale of application than WCMLiveray can compete WCM 7 concerning the :¤ specific development¤ security¤ responsive
Julien Diet | TrustRadius Reviewer

.NET

The .NET platform has a much longer and broader history than Laravel, so we chose to go with it as the support will be far superior. Additionally, Laravel is tied to PHP, while you can use multiple different languages in .NET. The additional flexibility that .NET provides in the range of types of applications you can build with it sealed the deal.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

  • Negative: Very complex architecture for on-premise deployments (too many servers to installed)
  • Positive: Easy customization
  • Negative: Architecture limited to cloud solutions
  • WCM is an old product and needs an update
  • Blog, and community are not integrated in Digital Manager for discussion
  • Templates are not available to integrate basic services (FileNet, more complex BPM , e-commerce)
Jean-Luc Taillandier | TrustRadius Reviewer

.NET

  • There are few factors we needed for our custom development. Below are each of them. We were able to get a satisfactory outcome for each of these factors which made .NET platform a very good choice in developing enterprise applications.
  • Reusability of codes- Microsoft has given many re-usable codes and components in the framework to help developers do their job effortlessly. With the help of default features, developers can create end-to-end solutions and make the business operations more efficient. As codes and components are reusable, .NET reduces development time and if applications take less time to develop, they cost cheaper and you get faster return on investment.
  • Easy to maintain- Development cost is one time, but maintenance cost is incurring. .NET apps are easily maintainable, thanks to the configuration settings that can be modified without any need to rewrite the code.
  • Deployment is hassle free- Deploying software is always challenging and the most common problem developers face in this process is the existence of multiple DLLs. It’s hard to make sure that all DLLs will co-exist in the same machine. .NET framework solves this problem by allowing different versions of the same DLL to exist side-by-side on the same machine.
  • Security- .NET is one of the most secure web and application development frameworks available in the market. As it’s made by Microsoft, you can be absolutely sure about the security measurements. Hackers can never steal valuable data from your website or apps.
  • Cross platform friendly- What if you had developed an app for desktop and laptop computers and now after seeing the growth of mobile apps in the market, you want it in mobile version as well? You can easily develop an app that runs on the desktop and PDA without any issue. As you can re-use the codes and utilize the same development environment, your job becomes a lot simpler.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

General

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

.NET

General

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

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