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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Security

9.0

HubSpot CMS Hub

90%
3.0

Percussion CMS

30%
HubSpot CMS Hub ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Platform & Infrastructure

8.3

HubSpot CMS Hub

83%
1.0

Percussion CMS

10%
HubSpot CMS Hub ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

7.8
78%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Web Content Creation

7.9

HubSpot CMS Hub

79%
3.0

Percussion CMS

30%
HubSpot CMS Hub ranks higher in 8/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.8
78%
6 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Code quality / cleanliness

7.5
75%
8 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Admin section

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Page templates

8.2
82%
8 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Library of website themes

7.6
76%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.5
75%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publishing workflow

7.8
78%
7 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Form generator

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Web Content Management

7.6

HubSpot CMS Hub

76%
1.6

Percussion CMS

16%
HubSpot CMS Hub ranks higher in 5/5 features

Content taxonomy

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

SEO support

7.5
75%
8 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Bulk management

7.9
79%
8 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Availability / breadth of extensions

7.5
75%
7 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Community / comment management

7.7
77%
7 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • HubSpot CMS Hub is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

HubSpot CMS Hub

81%
8 Ratings
2.0

Percussion CMS

20%
1 Rating

Usability

10.0

HubSpot CMS Hub

100%
1 Rating

Percussion CMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

HubSpot CMS Hub

100%
1 Rating

Percussion CMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

HubSpot

It is a super-effective tool for our marketing and content writing team. It is recommended to all the entrepreneurs out there to enhance their website traffic. The content can be easily managed via HubSpot CMS Hub and the marketing tools can be proved helpful in the dissemination of the content along with its SEO feature. However, it is less appropriate in the scenario for creating content for mobile as it has limited templates
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Percussion Software

Best suited for large organizations where everyone knows how to deal with Java in an increasingly Java unfriendly world. Said organization should be willing to pay a huge price for a piece of dinosaur technology
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Pros

HubSpot

  • Training and provision of documents to enhance and grow success with their platform.
  • Content scheduling!
  • Content management and the easy way you can manipulate pre-built schedules and shift content around, etc.
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Percussion Software

  • Separate CMS environment publishes to remote server environment - great for security
  • Highly scalable
  • Full scale workflow allows for custom routing, approving, etc..
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Cons

HubSpot

  • Although you can integrate it with Google Analytics, there is still a significant difference between what each tells you about [a] number of visitors to a given page, etc.
  • There's a lot to the program and it's not always intuitive where to go for a feature. Though the help center and academy are good and usually have the answers, having to look things up isn't.
  • It's expensive.
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Percussion Software

  • One word: JAVA! We don't live in the 1990's anymore! An AJAX/DHTML environment seems a long time coming.
  • Horrible end-user experience, learning curve. Our end users' inability to easily use the archaic, Java-based interface, means they send the web developer their content requests. This creates a huge bottleneck and completely defeats the purpose of a CMS.
  • Image mangement and integration with content is aweful and time consuming. An image processing tool called ImedImage was developed for Percussion at one point, and left completely stagnant with very little support.
  • Implementation is extremely complicated, given the complexity of the system. Sure, scalability is a good thing, but there is very little out-of-the box function. Don't expect to implement a site as quickly as with other CMS platforms.
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Pricing Details

HubSpot CMS Hub

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

HubSpot CMS Hub editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Percussion CMS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Percussion CMS editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      HubSpot

      It is very easy for my new employees to use. They provide great training tools to help train our staff when they are faced with a challenge
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      Percussion Software

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      HubSpot

      They are always there to help in any way possible. Our account manager works out any situations we may encounter during business hours
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      Percussion Software

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      HubSpot

      Easier and faster to use then these two, HubSpot CMS Hub provides me with a long list of tools that make my marketing process more smooth and easy to manage, it doesn't get too technical but is also not too basic, so it has the balance I need when preparing campaigns for some of our sites.
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      Percussion Software

      No contest. I can't wait to get off of Percussion CMS.
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      Return on Investment

      HubSpot

      • Has helped with visibility
      • Has helped cut cost since we can do more in one place versus having several software departments are using separately
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      Percussion Software

      • We are locked into Percussion CMS simply due to the expense and complexity of migrating to another solution (and the lack of time and budget to do so). I long for the day when I am no longer required to support Percussion CMS, to say the least.
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