Jadu CMS vs. Paligo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jadu CMS
Score 1.1 out of 10
N/A
Jadu is a PHP based proprietary content management system from the company of the same name. Its architecture is cross platform and runs in Windows in the .Net framework, Linux, and Solaris.N/A
Paligo
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
Paligo, headquartered in Stockholm, offers their component content management system (CCMS), supporting the creation and publishing of technical documentation and help systems.N/A
Pricing
Jadu CMSPaligo
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Jadu CMSPaligo
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Features
Jadu CMSPaligo
Security
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Jadu CMS
2.0
2 Ratings
120% below category average
Paligo
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions2.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Jadu CMS
6.0
2 Ratings
25% below category average
Paligo
-
Ratings
API3.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Jadu CMS
3.6
2 Ratings
71% below category average
Paligo
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG editor3.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section2.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Page templates8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Form generator3.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Jadu CMS
1.0
2 Ratings
152% below category average
Paligo
-
Ratings
Content taxonomy1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO support1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk management1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Jadu CMSPaligo
Small Businesses
Divi
Divi
Score 9.8 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Image Relay
Image Relay
Score 9.5 out of 10
Tridion
Tridion
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Tridion
Tridion
Score 9.0 out of 10
Tridion
Tridion
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Jadu CMSPaligo
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(4 ratings)
9.7
(31 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.5
(2 ratings)
9.3
(3 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(24 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(26 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Jadu CMSPaligo
Likelihood to Recommend
Jadu
Jadu CMS is not currently geared toward the academic side, but more of the business/government types of organizations. Things can be tweaked to suit your needs, but sometimes there are limitations. The programmers are very helpful in assisting with that.
If you have some in house programmers, and you can get developer training, they will be able to program their own custom widgets to use on your website. We did not have programmers but managed to create a few simple widgets.
There's also a marketplace to look for other widgets that you could use on your site.
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Paligo
Paligo is particularly well suited for developing similar document sets for multiple products or product lines. It is not a page layout application, so don't expect the same capabilities as popular applications for graphics-heavy documentation. With some up-front time developing good layouts, however, Paligo does manage to create very usable PDF output for customer-facing documents.
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Pros
Jadu
  • Reliability. The LAMP-powered server/software rarely has any problems and can handle hundreds of concurrent users without issue. It was developed with scalability in mind.
  • Ease of Use. Our users find the backend GUI very easy to use. The layout is intuitive and follows the same format throughout the entire control panel.
  • Powerful. Even if it doesn't do something you would like it to out of the box, the code is well formatted and easy to customize.
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Paligo
  • The review mode is super convenient. Comparing a snapshot of the previous versions with the current one clearly outlines the respective changes and reduces the necessary content to review tremendously.
  • The option to reuse text fragments is another handy feature. Text fragments will be updated whenever the original text fragment is altered is also extremely helpful.
  • Managing a content's structure was never easier. An intuitive drag & drop functionality allows you to design your document's structure however you like.
  • You can also fork content, in addition to reuse text fragments. This is another helpful option that no longer requires you to create repetetive chapters over and over.
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Cons
Jadu
  • The custom HTML editor can be frustrating
  • Does not provide advanced controls and looks as well as some competitors
  • Menus to add media content are litigious and require many clicks
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Paligo
  • The amount of CSS/JS required to customize a site's appearance can be cumbersome
  • Product documentation can be lacking, specifically with integrations; in some cases, support offered no real help when trying to solve a problem with an integrated service
  • Some features require extensive development experience to use, which can sometimes be an obstacle to less-experienced team members
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Likelihood to Renew
Jadu
I decided not to give it a 10 because I don't know what else is out there in terms of CMS products, and there's a bias when you've only been exposed to one product. At my current job, I used Jadu sparingly but it's easy to get reacquainted with the software and the look and feel of the CMS
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Paligo
Paligo single-sources beautifully. Allows for customization. Has the best translation features. Has the best support services.
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Usability
Jadu
For the common user, Jadu is very easy to use and to understand. For the more complex user/administrator, there's a lot of power to be harnessed in HTML editing, creating widgets, editing styles, creating workflows, and other advanced features Jadu can work up for the customer.
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Paligo
Generally, I'm very happy with Paligo and the productivity gains that I get from using it. There are a few arbitrary limitations on structure, and when applying conditional formatting, that I don't really understand. Unlinking / editing reused text uses this broadly inscrutible colour-coding that I just hate. It would be nice to double-click a component, make edits, then respond to a popup asking if I want to confirm the edit for all linked content, or unlink this instance. Likewise converting from an informal topic insertion to duplicates of its raw contents.
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Support Rating
Jadu
No answers on this topic
Paligo
All the support requests I've submitted have been resolved in one way or another. Sometimes it takes some back and forth, which is to be expected. This is where being on a different continent becomes a drawback. Since we became Enterprise users, we've also had an additional level of help and support from a dedicated account manager in the US, and the resolutions seem to come more quickly
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Implementation Rating
Jadu
No answers on this topic
Paligo
Everything went well
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Alternatives Considered
Jadu
Jadu is miles behind these and many other CMSs. The others are much more up to date with their code and ease of use. The ability to customize other CMSs is much easier and the code structure actually makes sense. Jadu was selected because it had a portal out of the box.
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Paligo
We moved from Flare to Paligo. One of the main reasons was the fact that Paligo is a cloud product. Collaboration with anyone outside of our team was more difficult with Flare. Also, maintaining a server for Flare content was going to become an issue, and overall I felt the Flare desktop product was prone to errors and issues. The flexibility of assigning Paligo licenses was a huge factor, as was the stability of the cloud platform.
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Return on Investment
Jadu
  • More modern design compared to our old website software solution.
  • Much easier to navigate and find content, as well as searching.
  • More reliable and efficient in terms of server resources.
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Paligo
  • I am not involved in the financial decisions for my company regarding Paligo; the decision to migrate our content to this environment predates my hiring. However, I know that the migration effort from WordPress to Paligo was an initially heavy lift, but any content migration effort would be. I believe that ultimately, getting our content out of WordPress was a positive move, and I look forward to seeing what Paligo will help us accomplish in the future. Sorry, no hard numbers from me. :)
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ScreenShots

Paligo Screenshots

Screenshot of Branching in PaligoScreenshot of Conditional filters in PaligoScreenshot of Contributor editor in PaligoScreenshot of Some of the integration options in PaligoScreenshot of Main editor in PaligoScreenshot of Multi-channel publishing options in Paligo