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Likelihood to Recommend

Magento Open Source

Magento Open Source is well suited for small or medium-sized businesses who don't have a lot of money or time to start their online store. If our web design client can select a specific pre-made template beforehand, and they do not want a ton of complex or extremely specific functionalities, then we suggest Magento Open Source to the client. If the client is a large retailer wanting very specific features, then OpenCart or complete custom code might be a better choice.
.Kim Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Plone

The larger your organization, the more appropriate Plone will be. This is not to say that Plone is a worse choice for small websites, only that the minimum investment for a Plone site is certainly higher than for other platforms. If you already use Plone for your site and are looking for a redesign or an overhaul, I would only advise switching to a different platform such as WordPress or Drupal if your organization is downsizing. For any other situation, Plone is the natural choice for your growth.
Fulvio Casali | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

Magento Open Source
7.3
Plone
Product catalog & listings
Magento Open Source
7.6
Plone
Product management
Magento Open Source
7.0
Plone
Bulk product upload
Magento Open Source
7.3
Plone
Branding
Magento Open Source
7.9
Plone
Mobile storefront
Magento Open Source
7.1
Plone
Product variations
Magento Open Source
8.4
Plone
Website integration
Magento Open Source
8.4
Plone
Visual customization
Magento Open Source
6.5
Plone
CMS
Magento Open Source
5.4
Plone

Online Shopping Cart

Magento Open Source
7.6
Plone
Abandoned cart recovery
Magento Open Source
7.4
Plone
Checkout user experience
Magento Open Source
7.9
Plone

Online Payment System

Magento Open Source
8.2
Plone
eCommerce security
Magento Open Source
8.2
Plone

eCommerce Marketing

Magento Open Source
7.5
Plone
Promotions & discounts
Magento Open Source
7.7
Plone
Personalized recommendations
Magento Open Source
6.8
Plone
SEO
Magento Open Source
8.1
Plone

eCommerce Business Management

Magento Open Source
7.8
Plone
Multi-site management
Magento Open Source
7.0
Plone
Order processing
Magento Open Source
8.0
Plone
Inventory management
Magento Open Source
7.8
Plone
Shipping
Magento Open Source
8.4
Plone
Custom functionality
Magento Open Source
7.7
Plone

Security

Magento Open Source
Plone
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Magento Open Source
Plone
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Magento Open Source
Plone
10.0
API
Magento Open Source
Plone
10.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Magento Open Source
Plone
10.0

Web Content Creation

Magento Open Source
Plone
9.3
WYSIWYG editor
Magento Open Source
Plone
9.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Magento Open Source
Plone
10.0
Admin section
Magento Open Source
Plone
10.0
Page templates
Magento Open Source
Plone
10.0
Library of website themes
Magento Open Source
Plone
5.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Magento Open Source
Plone
10.0
Publishing workflow
Magento Open Source
Plone
10.0
Form generator
Magento Open Source
Plone
10.0

Web Content Management

Magento Open Source
Plone
9.4
Content taxonomy
Magento Open Source
Plone
10.0
SEO support
Magento Open Source
Plone
10.0
Bulk management
Magento Open Source
Plone
10.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Magento Open Source
Plone
8.0
Community / comment management
Magento Open Source
Plone
9.0

Pros

Magento Open Source

  • Magento 2 CE has a very robust document workflow which mirrors most mid-large ERP systems. There's a "papertrail" which mimics your business processes, and each part of the process is exposed to the API which makes for some great integration potential.
  • Magento 2 CE is also great for tracking customer history, saves a record for each and allows you to understand customer interests better.
  • Magento 2 CE is highly expandable, with a full marketplace of free and premium modules that should accomplish some pretty niche sales or service goals.
Brendon Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Plone

  • Plone is a folder-based system, organising content in a similar way desktop-users are doing for the last two decades. No need to teach non-tech customers some relational-database like paradigm for content management.
  • Plone is secure. It is the most secure CMS you can get your hands on.
  • Plone is flexible, and makes fast development easy.
Ronnie Stevens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Magento Open Source

  • Not the simplest of solutions to use or maintain from an end-user perspective
  • Other platforms are better with regards to SEO in our experience
  • Fairly sluggish and slow compared to other platforms without the correct server specification and performance optimization work.
David Bryan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Plone

  • Not everything is configurable or editable by Plone, and when you need to adjust or add custom pieces in, you need to deal with Zope. Zope has an ugly, confusing and difficult UI and structure as a backend.
  • Using 3rd party products is difficult to do - there are a few different ways to get them installed, all of which take a bit of luck to get right.
  • Building custom products for Plone is not fun. You've got to deal with an archaic framework to tie in that is not well documented (there is documentation about many things, but not great documentation and there are a lot of holes in the documentation).
Kelv Cutler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Magento Open Source

Magento Open Source 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's the dominant force in the SMB open source market. With the continued support of eBay/PayPal, Magento will continue to evolve and should be a market leader for some time.
Bret Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Plone

Plone 8.3
Based on 10 answers
I no longer use Plone because I got an internship in the web development field and my current place of employment uses their own content management system that they created. After getting to know other CMS's and similar software and comparing them to Plone, I would enjoy using Plone again in the future, but there are more complicated software that I'd like to learn as I progress in my field of study.
Gracie Wardin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Magento Open Source

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Plone

Plone 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Compared to the amount of Plone sites, users and customizations we have in our organization, the amount of support requests and training needed is really small
Rikupekka Oksanen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Magento Open Source

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Plone

Plone 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Plone is very intensive in its operations, and if not configured well it can be slow. However it is designed and built with speed in mind and with proper use of coding, templates and caching can perform extremely well under high loads. It is capable of scaling to very high load availability environments with no specific coding requirements.
Tom Cameron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Magento Open Source

Magento is hands down better than any hosted platform (i.e., BC), but only if you have a good development team. Hosted platforms are very limiting as to what you can accomplish "outside the box." Magento is much better than WooCommerce in its user friendliness and its feature set.
Lynn Thames | TrustRadius Reviewer

Plone

Among the open source CMSs Plone is most reliable to develop large and complex application because is codebase is maintained with an object oriented approach where each parts is strictly independent from the others. So you can deeply customize it and it is still secure and efficient. We have not had the same experience with other CMSs that were great in doing their jobs, but could not be easily customized. At least with the same productivity as Plone.
Fabrizio Reale | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Magento Open Source

  • It definitely let us start with a decent store and scale from 0 to 15,000 products without many performance issues. But that comes with a cost: we were unable to change the design of the checkout, SEO was poor, and adding banners or more store-related things was very time consuming.
  • Debugging is hard and you will break your head with some errors that break your store, and you don't know how to solve them. This was one of the reasons why we left it.
Santiago Valdés | TrustRadius Reviewer

Plone

  • Before Plone there were couple of dozens of web editors. Now it is in the hundreds. That leads to more information on the websites and more accuracy.
  • Through the good SEO properties of Plone, our content is more easily found on Google compared to some of our competitors.
  • Plone being an Open Source product there hasn't been any license payments for a decade.
Jussi Talaskivi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Magento Open Source

General

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

Plone

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Magento Open Source
6.9
Plone
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Magento Open Source
10.0
Plone
8.3

Usability

Magento Open Source
Plone
10.0

Performance

Magento Open Source
Plone
9.0

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