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8 Ratings
49 Ratings
8 Ratings
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Score 1.1 out of 100
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Score 5.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Jadu CMS ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Security, Platform & Infrastructure, Web Content Creation
  • Umbraco CMS ranks higher in 1 feature set: Web Content Management

Security

2.0

Jadu CMS

20%
1.0

Umbraco CMS

10%
Jadu CMS ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

2.0
20%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

6.0

Jadu CMS

60%
5.3

Umbraco CMS

53%
Jadu CMS ranks higher in 1/2 features

API

3.0
30%
2 Ratings
5.5
55%
9 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

9.0
90%
1 Rating
5.1
51%
9 Ratings

Web Content Creation

3.6

Jadu CMS

36%
1.6

Umbraco CMS

16%
Jadu CMS ranks higher in 6/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

3.0
30%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

1.0
10%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Admin section

2.0
20%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Page templates

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.0
70%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
10 Ratings

Publishing workflow

1.0
10%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Form generator

3.0
30%
2 Ratings
5.9
59%
9 Ratings

Library of website themes

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
10 Ratings

Web Content Management

1.0

Jadu CMS

10%
3.6

Umbraco CMS

36%
Umbraco CMS ranks higher in 5/5 features

Content taxonomy

1.0
10%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

SEO support

1.0
10%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
10 Ratings

Bulk management

1.0
10%
2 Ratings
5.0
50%
8 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

1.0
10%
2 Ratings
5.2
52%
10 Ratings

Community / comment management

1.0
10%
2 Ratings
5.9
59%
10 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Jadu CMS is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • Jadu CMS and Umbraco CMS are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

1.0

Jadu CMS

10%
4 Ratings
1.0

Umbraco CMS

10%
11 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.5

Jadu CMS

95%
2 Ratings

Umbraco CMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Jadu CMS

100%
1 Rating
4.0

Umbraco CMS

40%
1 Rating

Availability

Jadu CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Umbraco CMS

70%
2 Ratings

Performance

Jadu CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0

Umbraco CMS

30%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Jadu CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0

Umbraco CMS

20%
2 Ratings

Online Training

Jadu CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0

Umbraco CMS

30%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Jadu CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Umbraco CMS

70%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Jadu CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0

Umbraco CMS

40%
1 Rating

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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Umbraco

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.
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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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Umbraco

  • 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.
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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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Umbraco

  • 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
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Pricing Details

Jadu CMS

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Jadu 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

    Umbraco CMS

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Umbraco CMS editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Umbraco Free01
    Umbraco Professional50002
    Umbraco Enterprise5000+3
    Umbraco Cloud Starter394
    Umbraco Cloud Standard2095
    Umbraco Cloud Professional5696
    Umbraco Cloud Enterprise5000+7
    Umbraco Heartcore Mini498
    Umbraco Heartcore Starter2399
    Umbraco Heartcore Professional99910
    Umbraco Heartcore Enterprise1000+11

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional 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.

    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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    Umbraco

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Umbraco

    Many end users will be overwhelmed with the admin interface. Some common functions are buried in menus
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    Reliability and Availability

    Jadu

    No answers on this topic

    Umbraco

    Occasionally, errors will appear in the admin that make it impossible to work without developer support.
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    Performance

    Jadu

    No answers on this topic

    Umbraco

    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).
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    Support Rating

    Jadu

    No answers on this topic

    Umbraco

    Support for Umbraco-owned paid plugins is nonexistent.
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    Online Training

    Jadu

    No answers on this topic

    Umbraco

    Online training is often based on older versions of the platform. So, you'll have to fill in the gaps on your own.
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    Implementation Rating

    Jadu

    No answers on this topic

    Umbraco

    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.
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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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    Umbraco

    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
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    Scalability

    Jadu

    No answers on this topic

    Umbraco

    Without significant development, the product does not scale well.
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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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    Umbraco

    • 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
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