Ibexa DXP vs. LightCMS (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ibexa DXP
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Ibexa, headquartered in Oslo, helps B2B companies to stay relevant and succeed by transforming traditional sales strategies into frictionless buying experiences, with their eponymous digial experience platform (DXP).
$20,143.81
per year
LightCMS (discontinued)
Score 6.1 out of 10
N/A
LightCMS, from NetSuite, was a cloud-based content management system for building websites and eCommerce storefronts. It is designed to be used by individuals, non-profits, and small to medium-sized businesses. The product has been discontinued.N/A
Pricing
Ibexa DXPLightCMS (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
Ibexa Content - Bronze
€ 15,000
per year
Ibexa Experience - Bronze
€ 23,000
per year
Ibexa Content - Silver
€26,000
per year
Ibexa Commerce - Bronze
€ 30,000
per year
Ibexa Content - Gold
€37,000
per year
Ibexa Experience - Silver
€40,000
per year
Ibexa Content - Platinum
€50,000
per year
Ibexa Commerce - Silver
€52,000
per year
Ibexa Experience - Gold
€57,000
per year
Ibexa Commerce - Gold
€74,000
per year
Ibexa Experience - Platinum
€77,000
per year
Ibexa Commerce - Platinum
€100,000
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ibexa DXPLightCMS (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Ibexa DXPLightCMS (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Ibexa DXPLightCMS (discontinued)
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Ibexa DXP
-
Ratings
LightCMS (discontinued)
8.0
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Ibexa DXP
-
Ratings
LightCMS (discontinued)
9.1
1 Ratings
18% above category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Ibexa DXP
-
Ratings
LightCMS (discontinued)
7.3
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Ibexa DXPLightCMS (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(6 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.7
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.4
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ibexa DXPLightCMS (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Ibexa
I always recommend Ibexa DXP to my fellows. The only scenario that I would not recommend it is if the site is either too small, too simple, or that they simply cannot afford to stand it up properly.
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NetSuite
LightCMS is perfect for 90% of websites out there. It has all the basic modules like calendars, photo galleries, news/blog, or forms building built in. Small businesses to mid-sized businesses are perfect for LightCMS. We use other solutions when the requierments for the website include a lot of third party integrations or custom modules. As a hosted CMS it has the same limitations as others with server-side development.
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Pros
Ibexa
  • Block technology is by far one of my favorite features of the tool. This allows us to quickly layout content in a unique manner with a variety of display options.
  • Micro Shareable content blocks allow users to quickly share our content across the web and drive more relevant traffic back to our site.
  • Reusable content blocks allow for better management of content throughout the site, ensuring accuracy with a simple update.
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NetSuite
  • LightCMS provides all the major functionality 90% of sites need. It keeps out of its own way by making these solutions intuitive and simple and not trying to solve every problem for everyone which would over-complicate the tool-set.
  • This is the easiest to use CMS we have ever seen. I tell my client's that if they can make a Facebook post, they can manage their website, and it's true. Their UI is so easy and keeps getting easier to use. Untrained users get it in minutes and are able to manage their sites without our help.
  • LightCMS's code is simple and light-weight. Sites are fast and the CMS doesnt get in the way of performance.
  • You can do almost anything you want (except server-side programming) with LightCMS. So, we can create any design we want and it works great with Light CMS's tokens and editable regions concept (which is also simple to implement.)
  • Constantly upgraded and fixed, the product is 1000x better after 10 years of working with it, but is still simple and not bloated.
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Cons
Ibexa
  • Limited partners when you compare to other solutions (WordPress, Drupal, etc). It took us a while to find a solid, trusted developer.
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NetSuite
  • While keeping it simple is LightCMS's thing, some of the elements/modules could use deeper options or control for advanced users.
  • Some content, such as calendars, cannot have data exported/imported easily.
  • Support was amazing 10 years ago. We openly talked about how awesome they were... it isn't as good as it once was, but is still way above almost every support of other CMS systems we have used.
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Likelihood to Renew
Ibexa
Very happy with current relationship and websites
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NetSuite
No answers on this topic
Usability
Ibexa
It is quite easy to navigate through the backend and also, you can directly work in frontend view. Dynamic content can be created on the fly. Their Landing page features are awesome. You create a page by drag & drop.
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NetSuite
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Ibexa
They are directly reachable and help you to deal with other services, e.g. if would like to set up a CDN for China or if you would like to integrate a tool like HubSpot. If there is anything you are missing, they help you to find a workaround until they can deliver such items - like local language versions.
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NetSuite
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Ibexa
The partner selected makes a significant impact on the usability and experience
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NetSuite
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Ibexa
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NetSuite
We have looked at hundrends of CMS's and LightCMS is a perfect entry-level system for most of our small to mid sized clients. LightCMS's feature set is less complex than almost every other system and the actual interface is miles ahead of most other CMS systems. It's simply thought out better. It lacks sensibility and an API as well as other advanced features many more expensive or more DIY systems have, but the simplicity makes up for it.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Ibexa
We’ve priced other enterprise products and found Ibexa DXP to be a bit more expensive. However, not enough to dissuade us from staying with the product.
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NetSuite
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
Ibexa
The partner ecosystem is small. However, we've worked with two Ibexa partners over the last 10 years. They were very skilled. They were great companies. We've interviewed other Ibexa partners in North America. We found them all to be professional with solid resumes.
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NetSuite
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Ibexa
  • Overall, Ibexa DXP has met all of our business requirements. I can’t think of anything we haven’t been able to accomplish with Ibexa DXP.
  • We do see it as a bit expensive to own and operate. Licensing is a bit pricey.
  • Ibexa has stood by [its] product. They have been responsive to all of our requests. That's made a difference in the day-to-day support of the product.
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NetSuite
  • While I always think the price could be cheaper, LightCMS is incredibly inexpensive if you consider the costs of hosting, support, and upgrading is all included.
  • As part of their partner program, we are able to control client accounts from our master account, making moving between clients easier and supporting them faster which ultimately makes our labor costs better.
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