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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Magnolia V5+

Magnolia CMS is a great product to develop enterprise websites, extranets and intranets. At the moment, the community is growing day by day but so far not many extensions are available. Magnolia is an enterprise CMS, the initial learning curve takes time, to learn all its functionalities and how to customize it is necessary to know Java. When one wants to develop just a simple website without complexity which doesn’t need any specific features such as workflow, versioning, environment separation between staging and public, etc. it is preferable to choose another CMS.
Maurizio Müller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore Experience Platform

Sitecore can be a good solution for a company wanting a premium product and is really looking to leverage the platform for advanced digital marketing capabilities. If a company isn't mature enough to utilize all of what Sitecore has to offer, or is just basically looking for a CMS, there are other options that may be a better value.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Magnolia V5+
7.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Role-based user permissions
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Sitecore Experience Platform

Platform & Infrastructure

Magnolia V5+
7.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
API
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Internationalization / multi-language
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Sitecore Experience Platform

Web Content Creation

Magnolia V5+
6.9
Sitecore Experience Platform
WYSIWYG editor
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Code quality / cleanliness
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Admin section
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Page templates
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Library of website themes
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Publishing workflow
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Form generator
Magnolia V5+
8.0
Sitecore Experience Platform

Web Content Management

Magnolia V5+
6.6
Sitecore Experience Platform
Content taxonomy
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
SEO support
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Bulk management
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Availability / breadth of extensions
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Community / comment management
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Sitecore Experience Platform

Pros

Magnolia V5+

  • Easy to use for end users
  • You can use both jsp and ftl
  • It lets you easily develop a site for both mobile and desktop (V5 only)
  • Nice templating mechanism
Davide Dispenza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore Experience Platform

  • Sitecore has a decent supply of out of the box components and capabilities that can be fairly easily styled to meet business needs without much customization needed. This often helps speed to market.
  • Sitecore has had the flexibility of offering on-premise hosting or cloud hosting to meet different needs of clients, though recently they have strongly pushed their cloud-based hosting. This is in alignment with the industry and very helpful for organizations that aren't looking to add another product to the portfolio of packages that their internal IT teams need to manage
  • Sitecore has a capable UI for editing content. Though some competition may do better in this regard, Sitecore's editing interface is fully capable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Magnolia V5+

  • Publishing
  • Content Management
  • Subscribe
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore Experience Platform

  • While the UI is capable, some other products in this space have a much more intuitive editing interface. Sitecore could do better in providing an easy to use editing UI.
  • It would be nice to see a fully managed Sitecore instead of just cloud hosted
  • The price falls more to the premium side of things. Making the value proposition a bit harder to justify
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Magnolia V5+

Magnolia V5+ 9.5
Based on 3 answers
I am unable to rate this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Magnolia V5+

The web features of Magnolia are better.
Andrea Castelli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore Experience Platform

All of these platforms have their pros and cons. Selecting the best fit is a matter aligning corporate need vs features provided. Have a .NET shop with an advanced marketing team looking to push UX forward and willing to pay a premium, then Sitecore may be the right fit. Have an organization centered around Java and only looking for basic CMS capabilities or looking for a budget-friendly option, then there may be better options beyond Sitecore.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Magnolia V5+

  • The biggest business for Tinext is digital marketing. Our team - which includes Sales accounts, Project managers, information architects, software engineers, designers, system engineers, etc. - use Magnolia CMS every day. Having a team focused on a product only is very efficient and allows us to offer a good service and advice to customers.
  • Our customers have very high expectations and need a lot of integration: the flexibility of Magnolia allows us to satisfy every request.
Maurizio Müller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore Experience Platform

  • For mature marketing organizations, the analytics that Sitecore allows you to capture have been valuable in pushing forward marketing objectives and giving insight into how to tailor content for the best UX
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Magnolia V5+

General

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

Magnolia V5+ Editions & Modules

Edition
Magnolia Community Edition$0
Magnolia Enterprise Edition Standard-2
Magnolia Enterprise Edition Pro-2
  1. per instance
Additional Pricing Details

Sitecore Experience Platform

General

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

Sitecore Experience Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Magnolia V5+
7.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

Magnolia V5+
9.5
Sitecore Experience Platform

Online Training

Magnolia V5+
8.2
Sitecore Experience Platform

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