LightCMS (discontinued) vs. Overdrive

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
LightCMS (discontinued)
Score 6.1 out of 10
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LightCMS, from NetSuite, was a cloud-based content management system for building websites and eCommerce storefronts. It is designed to be used by individuals, non-profits, and small to medium-sized businesses. The product has been discontinued.N/A
Overdrive
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Overdrive is designed for organisations using G Suite in both business and education. It makes workspaces and sites, transforming Drive and other G Suite content into web pages automatically. Overdrive can be used to build custom sites of any shape and size, with no need to upload and publish documents or content in the conventional, saving time and effort. For sites which require large amounts of enterprise data or content, Overdrive helps…N/A
Pricing
LightCMS (discontinued)Overdrive
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
LightCMS (discontinued)Overdrive
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsEducation and Nonprofit discount available.
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Community Pulse
LightCMS (discontinued)Overdrive
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
LightCMS (discontinued)Overdrive
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
LightCMS (discontinued)
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Overdrive
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Role-based user permissions8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
LightCMS (discontinued)
9.1
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Overdrive
7.4
1 Ratings
3% below category average
WYSIWYG editor10.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section9.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Page templates10.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Library of website themes10.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Form generator7.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
LightCMS (discontinued)
7.3
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Overdrive
8.0
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Content taxonomy4.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
SEO support7.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Bulk management8.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Community / comment management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
LightCMS (discontinued)
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Ratings
Overdrive
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
API00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
LightCMS (discontinued)Overdrive
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
LightCMS (discontinued)Overdrive
Likelihood to Recommend
NetSuite
LightCMS is perfect for 90% of websites out there. It has all the basic modules like calendars, photo galleries, news/blog, or forms building built in. Small businesses to mid-sized businesses are perfect for LightCMS. We use other solutions when the requierments for the website include a lot of third party integrations or custom modules. As a hosted CMS it has the same limitations as others with server-side development.
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Refractiv
We use Overdrive for customer websites to access all our G Suite.
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Pros
NetSuite
  • LightCMS provides all the major functionality 90% of sites need. It keeps out of its own way by making these solutions intuitive and simple and not trying to solve every problem for everyone which would over-complicate the tool-set.
  • This is the easiest to use CMS we have ever seen. I tell my client's that if they can make a Facebook post, they can manage their website, and it's true. Their UI is so easy and keeps getting easier to use. Untrained users get it in minutes and are able to manage their sites without our help.
  • LightCMS's code is simple and light-weight. Sites are fast and the CMS doesnt get in the way of performance.
  • You can do almost anything you want (except server-side programming) with LightCMS. So, we can create any design we want and it works great with Light CMS's tokens and editable regions concept (which is also simple to implement.)
  • Constantly upgraded and fixed, the product is 1000x better after 10 years of working with it, but is still simple and not bloated.
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  • G drive integration
  • Mobile access's
  • Security
  • Can design templets
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Cons
NetSuite
  • While keeping it simple is LightCMS's thing, some of the elements/modules could use deeper options or control for advanced users.
  • Some content, such as calendars, cannot have data exported/imported easily.
  • Support was amazing 10 years ago. We openly talked about how awesome they were... it isn't as good as it once was, but is still way above almost every support of other CMS systems we have used.
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Refractiv
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Alternatives Considered
NetSuite
We have looked at hundrends of CMS's and LightCMS is a perfect entry-level system for most of our small to mid sized clients. LightCMS's feature set is less complex than almost every other system and the actual interface is miles ahead of most other CMS systems. It's simply thought out better. It lacks sensibility and an API as well as other advanced features many more expensive or more DIY systems have, but the simplicity makes up for it.
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Refractiv
We can turn google drive into a website easily & provide the best customization for the websites.
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Return on Investment
NetSuite
  • While I always think the price could be cheaper, LightCMS is incredibly inexpensive if you consider the costs of hosting, support, and upgrading is all included.
  • As part of their partner program, we are able to control client accounts from our master account, making moving between clients easier and supporting them faster which ultimately makes our labor costs better.
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Refractiv
  • Cost efficient
  • Security
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ScreenShots

Overdrive Screenshots

Screenshot of Create great-looking and powerful sites using Google Drive and other G Suite content.Screenshot of Bring your site to life by embedding Google Maps, Calendars, Sheets, Photos, YouTube videos and more.Screenshot of Use Page Builder to create pages by simply dragging and dropping content tiles.Screenshot of Use Template Designer to customize your site.Screenshot of Just a few of the many Overdrive uses.