Jahia Digital Experience Platform vs. Magnolia

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jahia Digital Experience Platform
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Jahia is a Java-based enterprise content management system. It features an integrated user portal, web publishing and content management, document management, collaboration, and multi-channel publishing.N/A
Magnolia
Score 8.3 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Founded in 1997 with a vision to create the first truly open content management system, Magnolia is presented as a fast way to launch digital experiences. With a mission to help clients move fast and stay flexible and boasting users among brands like Atlassian and The New York Times, Magnolia DXP supports industries ranging from automotive to telecommunications, offering enterprise features and headless agility to help them stay ahead. From humble beginnings in Basel, Magnolia's…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Jahia Digital Experience PlatformMagnolia
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Jahia Digital Experience Platform
9.4
33 Ratings
17% above category average
Magnolia
8.1
66 Ratings
1% above category average
Role-based user permissions9.433 Ratings8.166 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Jahia Digital Experience Platform
8.4
34 Ratings
6% above category average
Magnolia
8.0
64 Ratings
4% above category average
API7.93 Ratings8.457 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language9.034 Ratings7.657 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Jahia Digital Experience Platform
7.9
34 Ratings
6% above category average
Magnolia
8.0
70 Ratings
5% above category average
WYSIWYG editor8.933 Ratings8.561 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness7.929 Ratings8.461 Ratings
Admin section8.333 Ratings7.966 Ratings
Page templates8.933 Ratings8.968 Ratings
Library of website themes4.12 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.532 Ratings8.559 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.932 Ratings7.569 Ratings
Form generator8.425 Ratings7.156 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Jahia Digital Experience Platform
6.4
33 Ratings
8% below category average
Magnolia
7.5
65 Ratings
2% above category average
Content taxonomy9.03 Ratings7.660 Ratings
SEO support7.333 Ratings7.159 Ratings
Bulk management6.628 Ratings7.954 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions4.73 Ratings8.058 Ratings
Community / comment management4.53 Ratings7.248 Ratings
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User Ratings
Jahia Digital Experience PlatformMagnolia
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(43 ratings)
8.1
(74 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.3
(3 ratings)
8.2
(9 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(3 ratings)
8.0
(69 ratings)
Availability
6.9
(9 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
5.5
(1 ratings)
8.5
(68 ratings)
Support Rating
7.3
(12 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Jahia Solutions
In my experience, Jahia Digital Experience Platform as a CMS platform is excellent when you have a large amount of content that needs to be customized. It is also good for when you have templated content that has minor variations. I would say it is less appropriate when the content has numerous mathematical computations, or a large amount of business logic that comes into play with data processing.
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Magnolia
Magnolia is very well suited to scenarios where there are multiple end points for content eg. apps, remote devices, websites etc. and with multiple users. Magnolia is very good at working with different "shapes" of content so it's not necessarily all about HTML content for the web which tends to be the default for a number of other products of this nature. This means that it's more logical for people to work with structured data and easier for the applications to sort and manage that content when they receive it.
This works really well when you have multiple team members (often in multiple locations). We've had clients who've had people in twelve European locations with sixteen languages and they can share skills and resources between them but still manage their own content.
Magnolia is less appropriate for SMEs who have fewer digital assets and content. It's not to say that it can't be done but it's more that the budget would not necessarily fit.
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Pros
Jahia Solutions
  • Content management: It is very easy to update text, images, files and videos even for a non technical user.
  • Multi-site Management: It has a robust multi-site management capability, It helps in maintaining multiple websites with consistent branding.
  • Digital asset management: It is easier to store organize and retrieve images, videos and documents.
  • It has a great built-in analytics and reporting feature.
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Magnolia
  • Use of YAML to define content models with code.
  • Versatility of defining actions for custom handlers.
  • Reloading classes when code is modified in a local dev environment is nice. While it doesn't seem to work when changes extend beyond the method body (i.e., adding methods), it remediates the pain of long startup times.
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Cons
Jahia Solutions
  • It lacks the ability to manage multiple versions of a page or content in general.
  • The back office interface sometimes encounters bugs or display problems.
  • It's difficult to keep pre-production sites up to date in terms of content compared to production, because the time required to import/export sites is very long once the site is rich in content.
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Magnolia
  • As a developer the learning curve is long, you can start developing relatively quickly but getting to know the platform in depth takes time.
  • Having a history of modifications not only at the page level but also at the Content Apps level would be very useful.
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Likelihood to Renew
Jahia Solutions
I would not use Jahia as it proved too complex for our needs and didn't help our over goal of customer satisfaction. Along with the man hours to build and execute, it wasn't worth the hassle
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Magnolia
We have invested a lot of time and energy into tailoring a solution that works for the company.
We think the new features in v6.2 will help us get to the next level
We also don't have the resources to rebuild a website platform from scratch even if we wanted to
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Usability
Jahia Solutions
The interface and ergonomics are designed to facilitate the use of the product. The creation of template is easy which allows to minimize the actions necessary for the provision of content.
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Magnolia
There are a ton of small things that could make this CMS great Off the top of my head... 1) Better navigation between a component and its corresponding node in the jcr ( devs often have to flip between a page and a spot in the jcr even though there could be a button to take you from a page/component in the pages app to its location in the JCR) 2) Why does a content editor need to open the page to edit the page properties? They could just as easily edit the dialog from the tree view if they have many pages to touch, and it would save them time by not having to render the page.
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Reliability and Availability
Jahia Solutions
[I give it this rating because it] was up most of the time. There are so many scheduled reboots that I don't think it would be a good choice for a 95% SLA.
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Magnolia
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Performance
Jahia Solutions
It's stable after upgrade to Jahia 8. Not much server down so far
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Magnolia
I gave [it] 7/10 only because of the loading time of pages. Otherwise, I think it deserves an 8. Normally this is not an issue per [se] but considering the rating matrix and as I have been asked to honestly write about it. Yes, the page loading times could be improved.
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Support Rating
Jahia Solutions
As I was saying, the support makes sure to be available for any question, or any technical point that we may need to discuss about. Moreover, whenever we have an issue with the platform they get alerted and also send us an email so that we are aware. We had multiple complex topics to work on in the past, but they always have been answering our question
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Magnolia
You always get an answer based on your SLA. But you always get a solution. That's the successfactor in this case. To often i was frustrated about people in a company without even a clue what there product is about or how to solve a problem. Magnolia's Support Team does a very good job and try to help you in most of the cases
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Alternatives Considered
Jahia Solutions
Jahia provides a similar user experience to other CMS I have used in the past - it features a simple interface that makes navigating and learning how to use the platform easy and the ability to copy and paste content saves time and effort when building new pages. The ease in which you can manage the site in different languages is also a big plus!
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Magnolia
Prior to using Magnolia as an enterprise CMS solution, different teams leveraged different website platforms including WordPress, Weebly, and others. While these other platforms may be slightly more user friendly to the content editor, they don't offer nearly the same amount of customization and digital best practices out of the box that are customizable by web development teams like Magnolia does. The other solutions may work better for a quicker/simpler web implementation without technical resources but don't have the depth and breadth of capability and functionality that Magnolia has and fall flat.
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Scalability
Jahia Solutions
You can create your own feature module and it can be resuable across the projects. The Java libraries is available for development of Tomcat or JSP
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Magnolia
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Return on Investment
Jahia Solutions
  • Our once frustrated contributors are now happy to create content with Jahia Digital Experience Platform!
  • Pages are snappy and bug-free, which wasn't always the case.
  • Jahia Digital Experience Platform has mapped our complex organization into nice roles and permissions.
  • All our external services were nicely integrated into a modern portal.
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Magnolia
  • Magnolia has brought about positive impacts. For instance, we need not outsource web design and marketing services because thanks to this software, we can handle most work inhouse
  • The software is affordable with no compromises on capabilities and therefore it is gives us value for money.
  • The templates makes the whole process easy
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ScreenShots

Jahia Digital Experience Platform Screenshots

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Magnolia Screenshots

Screenshot of the customer experience: Brings together content and audiovisual digital assets to form more compelling digital experiences.Screenshot of the Magnolia App Launcher, used to switch between workspaces and manage pagesScreenshot of Magnolia's native analytics integration framework, used to take advantage of data directly in the authoring UI, coupled to content.Screenshot of global search that brings relevant content, no matter where it resides.Screenshot of customizing the ecommerce experience.