30 Ratings
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Score 6.4 out of 100
52 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

JBoss EAP is subscription based/open source platform. It's very reliable and great for deploying high transaction Java based enterprise applications. It integrates well with third party components like mod_cluster and supports popular Java EE web-based frameworks such as Spring, Angular JS, jQuery Mobile, and Google Web Toolkit.
Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.6
IDE support
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.1
Security management
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.6
Administration and management
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.1
Application server performance
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.6
Installation
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Red Hat JBoss EAP
9.4
Open-source standards compliance
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.6

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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

  • MOD_CLUSTER integration. JBoss EAP integrates pretty well with mod_cluster. This is an intelligent load balancer especially useful in highly clustered environments.
  • Supports enterprise-grade features such as high availability clustering, distributed caching, messaging etc.
  • Supports deployment in on-premise, virtual and hybrid cloud environments.
Anonymous | 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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

  • Jboss CLI is a great tool but we had trouble using it to get values that are displayed on Jboss GUI. It also has limitations parsing the applications.xml files and we had to use a mix of jboss-cli and linux bash commands to automate certain application administrative tasks.
  • JBoss doesn't really provides performance tuning recommendations. It would have been nice if it could learn from the current demand vs current settings for things like connection pool, server configurations, garbage collection etc.
Amanda Decker | 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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

Red Hat JBoss EAP 5.0
Based on 1 answer
We are planning to migrate away from Jboss to Tomcat as Jboss has shown not interest in supporting OSGi which is heavily used at our shop
sameer vaidya | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

Red Hat JBoss EAP 8.5
Based on 3 answers
JBoss overall is easy to use. The installation and deployment of applications are quick. Documentations and support are also readily available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Red Hat JBoss EAP

Red Hat JBoss EAP 8.7
Based on 3 answers
Usually, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is good at performance and well suited for high traffic Java EE-based applications, but we have faced hard times performance tuning it for our specific needs. The product would be nicer if they would add a performance diagnostic and recommendations feature to it.
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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

Red Hat JBoss EAP 6.4
Based on 3 answers
Fast response.
Holman Cárdenas, M.Eng, TOGAF®, ITIL® | 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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

We selected JBoss because of compatibility with EJB's. We currently are trying to reduce our footprint and will highly consider using Tomcat.
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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

  • Jboss EAP is easy to deploy and configure. This lead to lower cost and faster delivery.
  • Even though we have large number of machines running JBoss, we have only two Jboss Administrators. It doesn't requires too much administration and maintenance on daily basis and reduces number of administrators required for large implementations.
Amanda Decker | 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

Red Hat JBoss EAP

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
5.0
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
5.7
Red Hat JBoss EAP
5.0

Usability

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
9.0
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.5

Performance

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Red Hat JBoss EAP
8.7

Support Rating

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
7.0
Red Hat JBoss EAP
6.4

Implementation Rating

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
7.0
Red Hat JBoss EAP

Scalability

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
9.0
Red Hat JBoss EAP

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