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Score 7.8 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Kentico

Kentico is a robust and flexible CMS platform that is great for managing multiple websites and multiple environments (dev, stage, and production for instance). It makes content management very easy and makes it easy to keep the environments synced with the same content.However, the Kentico CMS does require a bit more technical understanding to get it set up properly and requires a bit more effort and support than, say, free open-source options.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Kentico
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Kentico
9.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Kentico
8.1
API
Kentico
8.9
Internationalization / multi-language
Kentico
7.4

Web Content Creation

Kentico
7.6
WYSIWYG editor
Kentico
7.8
Code quality / cleanliness
Kentico
7.5
Admin section
Kentico
9.3
Page templates
Kentico
7.5
Library of website themes
Kentico
3.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Kentico
8.7
Publishing workflow
Kentico
8.7
Form generator
Kentico
8.1

Web Content Management

Kentico
7.6
Content taxonomy
Kentico
8.4
SEO support
Kentico
8.7
Bulk management
Kentico
6.5
Availability / breadth of extensions
Kentico
7.1
Community / comment management
Kentico
7.5

Pros

Kentico

  • I love the intuitive top and left navigation within the content management platform. I can easily find what section, sub-section, and page I'm looking to edit
  • For creating content, the WYSIWYG editor is so intuitive; it feels like you're working on an MS Word doc!
  • The tab for adding metadata in simple fields takes away the headache of having to hunt and peck through code to add H1 tag, page description etc.
  • The image library is easy to edit and manage
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Cons

Kentico

  • Kentico needs to invest in more enterprise class environment management utilities -- example: global CDN support via the CMS is sorely lacking. There are work-arounds, but it should be more elegant.
  • The Kentico staging module could be improved to support the concept of bundled releases. Current staging module functionality is good, but could be improved.
  • Kentico ecommerce support is a touch immature. While content management is superb, Kentico lags in this area when compared to many open source ecommerce engines.
  • Kentico is lacking MVC support. 99% of the time this isn't an issue for the end-user or business user, but can be a hurdle for technology teams depending on the team's makeup.
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Likelihood to Renew

Kentico

Kentico 9.1
Based on 22 answers
We are locked into Kentico for the long haul. It provides us with an easy and flexible solution for a very non technical company to create a site and have the features they want, especially with the inclusion of EMS into our license. Now we have a true platform to build and grow our solutions.
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Usability

Kentico

Kentico 9.0
Based on 3 answers
It seriously is one of the best interfaces I have ever used. I also love the fact that I can use UI personalization to secure any functionality by user or role that I don't want that role to have access to. The best part is the customization of the UI, I can add in any button, tab, or menu item I want through it, no code required.
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Support

Kentico

Kentico 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Their support staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and will work with you until your issue is fixed. This could take a few phone calls back and forth, but they are very diligent in helping you.
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Implementation

Kentico

Kentico 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The system provides many opportunities to integrate and enhance the platform and makes it easy to do so.
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Alternatives Considered

Kentico

I've used Sitecore, Ektron, Joomla!, WordPress, and SharePoint (if you want to count that as a competitor for CMS). Kentico 8 blows them all out of the water. Nothing is more intuitive in the way that content is created, the way the site is setup, and how efficient rollouts can be with Content Staging.
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Return on Investment

Kentico

  • Kentico has enabled faster speed to market for SMEs. They are empowered to enter content them selves while still having that content go through editorial review to ensure tone of voice and brand are maintained.
  • Deploying Kentico has freed up web developer resources from manual content entry enabling them to build more useful solutions to support the business efforts
  • Tapping into the Kentico event pipelne allows us to trigger external system events when product content is published.
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Pricing Details

Kentico

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Kentico Editions & Modules

Edition
Kentico CMS Base License for 1 Website$4,4991
Kentico CMS Base License for 10 Websites$16,9991
Kentico CMS Base License for Unlimited Sites$27,9991
Kentico EMS License for 1 Website$19,9991
Kentico EMS License for 10 Websites$39,9991
Kentico EMS License for Unlimited Licenses$69,9991
Kentico CMS Ultimate License for 1 Website$9,9991
Kentico CMS Ultimate License for 10 Websites$29,9991
Kentico CMS Ultimate License for Unlimited Websites$49,9991
Kentico EMS Corporate$399,0002
  1. Lifetime License per Seat
  2. Unlimited Users, Websites, Environments, Server Deployment, Source Code, Premium Support
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