HubSpot CMS Hub vs. Plone

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HubSpot CMS Hub
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
HubSpot's CMS Hub aims to enable developers to build using flexible themes and content structures, marketers to edit and create pages on their own, and to present customers with a personalized, secure experience.N/A
Plone
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Plone is a free and open source content management system built on top of the Zope application server. Plone can be used for any kind of website, including blogs, internet sites, webshops, and internal websites.N/A
Pricing
HubSpot CMS HubPlone
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HubSpot CMS HubPlone
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
HubSpot CMS HubPlone
Security
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HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0
9 Ratings
20% above category average
Plone
8.0
5 Ratings
2% below category average
Role-based user permissions10.09 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0
8 Ratings
26% above category average
Plone
8.5
5 Ratings
10% above category average
API10.08 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language10.05 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
HubSpot CMS Hub
6.4
9 Ratings
18% below category average
Plone
8.0
6 Ratings
4% above category average
WYSIWYG editor2.17 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness7.09 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Admin section9.09 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Page templates1.19 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Library of website themes9.09 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design5.08 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Publishing workflow9.08 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Form generator9.08 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
HubSpot CMS Hub
8.2
9 Ratings
10% above category average
Plone
7.8
5 Ratings
5% above category average
Content taxonomy8.08 Ratings7.05 Ratings
SEO support10.09 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Bulk management10.09 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions7.08 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Community / comment management6.08 Ratings9.05 Ratings
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HubSpot CMS HubPlone
Small Businesses
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Score 9.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Image Relay
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Tridion
Tridion
Score 9.0 out of 10
Tridion
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
HubSpot CMS HubPlone
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(11 ratings)
9.0
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(10 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HubSpot CMS HubPlone
Likelihood to Recommend
HubSpot
During the season when sales gets really hot, we can run multiple meetings a day. HubSpot helps us as a central location where account executives can catch up quick on information and see KPI's for our team. HubSpot is not helpful in getting contacts or finding information. It is a place for implementing that information and using it effectively
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Plone
The larger your organization, the more appropriate Plone will be. This is not to say that Plone is a worse choice for small websites, only that the minimum investment for a Plone site is certainly higher than for other platforms. If you already use Plone for your site and are looking for a redesign or an overhaul, I would only advise switching to a different platform such as WordPress or Drupal if your organization is downsizing. For any other situation, Plone is the natural choice for your growth.
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Pros
HubSpot
  • Search engine optimization is a major strength of this software as it helps content writers in creating effective content.
  • It is fully equipped with marketing tools.
  • We give much importance to reporting features and HubSpot CMS Hub reports are very useful.
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Plone
  • Plone is a folder-based system, organising content in a similar way desktop-users are doing for the last two decades. No need to teach non-tech customers some relational-database like paradigm for content management.
  • Plone is secure. It is the most secure CMS you can get your hands on.
  • Plone is flexible, and makes fast development easy.
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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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Plone
  • Not everything is configurable or editable by Plone, and when you need to adjust or add custom pieces in, you need to deal with Zope. Zope has an ugly, confusing and difficult UI and structure as a backend.
  • Using 3rd party products is difficult to do - there are a few different ways to get them installed, all of which take a bit of luck to get right.
  • Building custom products for Plone is not fun. You've got to deal with an archaic framework to tie in that is not well documented (there is documentation about many things, but not great documentation and there are a lot of holes in the documentation).
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Likelihood to Renew
HubSpot
No answers on this topic
Plone
I no longer use Plone because I got an internship in the web development field and my current place of employment uses their own content management system that they created. After getting to know other CMS's and similar software and comparing them to Plone, I would enjoy using Plone again in the future, but there are more complicated software that I'd like to learn as I progress in my field of study.
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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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Plone
Compared to the amount of Plone sites, users and customizations we have in our organization, the amount of support requests and training needed is really small
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Performance
HubSpot
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Plone
Plone is very intensive in its operations, and if not configured well it can be slow. However it is designed and built with speed in mind and with proper use of coding, templates and caching can perform extremely well under high loads. It is capable of scaling to very high load availability environments with no specific coding requirements.
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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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Plone
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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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Plone
Drupal: Plone is cheaper, so with Drupal is more complex to reach the required ROI. However, Drupal has a lower learning curve WordPress: For our necessities it has a more expensive learning curve than plone. Joomla, is easier to use. However, it have some issues on security and web content where Plone is much better
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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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Plone
  • As a development company Plone allows us to provide complex web applications in a short amount of time.
  • Plone is quite robust and reliable so when you customize some parts you do not risk to damage other parts. This is quite positive for a web development framework,
  • Plone allows our clients to spread their activities among different employees improving the efficiency of content generation and management.
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