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Score 1.1 out of 100
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Score 5.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Jadu CMS

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.
Rachel Hannie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS is the perfect tool for a company that is looking to keep their website updated. The simple to use tools and templates means updating and creating new pages is easy. The WYSIWYG editor is a nice feature, however, for accessibility, there should be some more guidance on what is suitable to be used on the CMS.
Debbie Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Jadu CMS
2.0
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Role-based user permissions
Jadu CMS
2.0
Umbraco CMS
1.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Jadu CMS
6.0
Umbraco CMS
5.6
API
Jadu CMS
3.0
Umbraco CMS
5.9
Internationalization / multi-language
Jadu CMS
9.0
Umbraco CMS
5.3

Web Content Creation

Jadu CMS
3.6
Umbraco CMS
1.9
WYSIWYG editor
Jadu CMS
3.0
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Code quality / cleanliness
Jadu CMS
1.0
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Admin section
Jadu CMS
2.0
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Page templates
Jadu CMS
8.0
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Jadu CMS
7.0
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Publishing workflow
Jadu CMS
1.0
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Form generator
Jadu CMS
3.0
Umbraco CMS
6.7
Library of website themes
Jadu CMS
Umbraco CMS
1.1

Web Content Management

Jadu CMS
1.0
Umbraco CMS
3.9
Content taxonomy
Jadu CMS
1.0
Umbraco CMS
1.2
SEO support
Jadu CMS
1.0
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Bulk management
Jadu CMS
1.0
Umbraco CMS
5.5
Availability / breadth of extensions
Jadu CMS
1.0
Umbraco CMS
5.7
Community / comment management
Jadu CMS
1.0
Umbraco CMS
5.8

Pros

Jadu CMS

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

  • Quick to learn. For most if cases, developer needs to know Razor coding.
  • Doesn't require back-end programming.
  • Has build in users management (developers, content managers) and members management consoles (users of the site).
  • Clear admin tool (especially in version 7)
  • Fast.
  • Creating code from scratch, so it is easier to create clean code.
Filip Witkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Jadu CMS

  • 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
Reed Horanburg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

  • Speed for older sites - Umbraco content can load slowly if you have thousands of pages of content. Of course, this would not be a problem for simpler websites
  • Complexity - since the product is free out-of-the-box, it will take technical expertise to get Umbraco setup properly
Jason Kelly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Jadu CMS

Jadu CMS 9.5
Based on 2 answers
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
Rachel Hannie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Jadu CMS

Jadu CMS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Rachel Hannie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Many end users will be overwhelmed with the admin interface. Some common functions are buried in menus
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Jadu CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Occasionally, errors will appear in the admin that make it impossible to work without developer support.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Jadu CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Working in the admin panel (adding / reviewing / editing content) is very slow.The public facing site speed is dependent on what the pages are doing and how well the code was written (whether it is optimized for speed).
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Jadu CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 2.0
Based on 1 answer
Support for Umbraco-owned paid plugins is nonexistent.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Jadu CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Online training is often based on older versions of the platform. So, you'll have to fill in the gaps on your own.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Jadu CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Spend the time to wireframe the content structure prior to diving in. This helps speed the process of implementation and it serves as documentation for end users.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Jadu CMS

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco's templating is far superior than WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, but it's update process is WAY behind those platforms. The release schedule of Umbraco is way to often and most releases are to fix something missed in the previous release and not an improvement or new feature of the CMS
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Jadu CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Without significant development, the product does not scale well.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Jadu CMS

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

  • Has helped us to create more engaging pages that push people to complete the online forms
  • We have seen more people buy from us since we launched our new look website
  • We can easily update the content without waiting for the development team to make changes
Debbie Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Jadu CMS

General

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

Jadu CMS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Umbraco CMS

General

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

Umbraco CMS Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Umbraco Free$0
Umbraco Professional$5,0002
Umbraco Enterprise5000+2
  1. per year
SaaS Edition
Umbraco Cloud Starter$391
Umbraco Cloud Standard$2091
Umbraco Cloud Professional$5691
Umbraco Cloud Enterprise5000+1
Umbraco Heartcore Mini$491
Umbraco Heartcore Starter$2391
Umbraco Heartcore Professional$9991
Umbraco Heartcore Enterprise1000+1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
The Umbraco CMS and all of its core features are the same across all plans. The paid on-premise plans includes support, onboarding, licenses to add-on products (Umbraco Forms, Umbraco Courier, Umbraco TV) as well as a discount on developer training courses. Umbraco Cloud is the CMS hosted on Azure Cloud servers with automated upgrades, unlimited hosting and smooth deployments. All features can be found on Umbraco.com. Umbraco Heartcore is the managed Headless SaaS version of Umbraco.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Jadu CMS
1.0
Umbraco CMS
1.2

Likelihood to Renew

Jadu CMS
9.5
Umbraco CMS

Usability

Jadu CMS
10.0
Umbraco CMS
4.0

Reliability and Availability

Jadu CMS
Umbraco CMS
7.0

Performance

Jadu CMS
Umbraco CMS
3.0

Support Rating

Jadu CMS
Umbraco CMS
2.0

Online Training

Jadu CMS
Umbraco CMS
3.0

Implementation Rating

Jadu CMS
Umbraco CMS
7.0

Scalability

Jadu CMS
Umbraco CMS
4.0

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