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Likelihood to Recommend

Kentico Xperience

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThriveHive

I believe that ThriveHives' business model is perfectly suited to smaller, but growing companies and start-ups. They have priced their services at a reasonable level for these businesses. I think ThriveHive trains their people thoroughly on the workings of search engines, so that their coaches really have a good handle on how to help you improve your internet, as well as your non-internet, presence. Additionally, since search engines continuously change and tweak their algorithms, I think ThriveHive does a good job at staying in step with the changes.
Jeff Siegel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
7.9
WYSIWYG email editor
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
7.3
Dynamic content
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
8.7
Ability to test dynamic content
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
8.0
Landing pages
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
8.2
A/B testing
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
5.0
Mobile optimization
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
6.5
Email deliverability reporting
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
9.2
List management
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
9.3
Triggered drip sequences
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
8.6

Lead Management

Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
7.9
Lead nurturing
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
7.5
Lead scoring and grading
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
7.0
Data quality management
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
8.0
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
9.0

Campaign Management

Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
7.8
Calendaring
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
9.5
Event/webinar marketing
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
6.0

Social Media Marketing

Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
8.8
Social sharing and campaigns
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
8.7
Social profile integration
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
8.2
Dashboards
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
9.2
Standard reports
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
8.8
Custom reports
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
6.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
8.5
Customizability
Kentico Xperience
ThriveHive
8.5

Pros

Kentico Xperience

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThriveHive

  • Allows quick and painless marketing tasks to be completed using their platform.
  • Can publish blog posts and other content to your website with ease.
  • Provides super helpful content and guidance on marketing with resources that a small business would never be able to afford on its own.
  • Access to a marketing coach that helps solve common marketing tasks and provides guidance and advice specific to your business but with the knowledge of what works with other businesses.
David Elmasian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kentico Xperience

  • 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.
Eric Wiley | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThriveHive

  • While they have made great strides in their actual email content builder, it is still the largest area for improvement
  • Certain web edits can only be done by them on the back-end, which requires waiting to chat with a representative from support during regular business hours
  • Reporting could be more robust, and the ability to export those reports does not exist.
Tiffany Holmes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Kentico Xperience

Kentico Xperience 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThriveHive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Kentico Xperience

Kentico Xperience 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.
Brian McKeiver | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThriveHive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Kentico Xperience

Kentico Xperience 9.1
Based on 8 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.
Jessica Hester | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThriveHive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Kentico Xperience

Kentico Xperience 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The system provides many opportunities to integrate and enhance the platform and makes it easy to do so.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThriveHive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Kentico Xperience

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.
Albert Hovingh | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThriveHive

I have only used website developers in the past and haven't used any marketing companies
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kentico Xperience

  • 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.
Jon East | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThriveHive

  • very strong ROI. It has made a big difference over my previous site.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Kentico Xperience

General

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

Kentico Xperience Editions & Modules

Edition
Kentico Xperience Business$14,9991
Kentico Xperience Enterprise$29,9991
Kentico Xperience CorporateUpon request
Kentico Xperience Business$9,999 / year3
Kentico Xperience Enterprise$17,999 / year3
  1. Perpetual license
  2. Subscription license
Additional Pricing Details

ThriveHive

General

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

ThriveHive Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kentico Xperience
9.2
ThriveHive
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Kentico Xperience
9.1
ThriveHive

Usability

Kentico Xperience
9.0
ThriveHive

Support Rating

Kentico Xperience
9.1
ThriveHive

Implementation Rating

Kentico Xperience
10.0
ThriveHive

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