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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

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS is the perfect tool for a company that is looking to keep their website updated. The simple to use tools and templates means updating and creating new pages is easy. The WYSIWYG editor is a nice feature, however, for accessibility, there should be some more guidance on what is suitable to be used on the CMS.
Debbie Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Magnolia V5+
7.0
Umbraco CMS
7.1
Role-based user permissions
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Umbraco CMS
7.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Magnolia V5+
7.0
Umbraco CMS
6.8
API
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Umbraco CMS
7.7
Internationalization / multi-language
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Umbraco CMS
5.9

Web Content Creation

Magnolia V5+
6.9
Umbraco CMS
7.4
WYSIWYG editor
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Umbraco CMS
5.2
Code quality / cleanliness
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Umbraco CMS
7.0
Admin section
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Umbraco CMS
7.9
Page templates
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Umbraco CMS
7.1
Library of website themes
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Umbraco CMS
6.4
Publishing workflow
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Umbraco CMS
8.7
Form generator
Magnolia V5+
8.0
Umbraco CMS
8.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Magnolia V5+
Umbraco CMS
8.6

Web Content Management

Magnolia V5+
6.6
Umbraco CMS
7.5
Content taxonomy
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Umbraco CMS
8.6
SEO support
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Umbraco CMS
8.7
Bulk management
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Umbraco CMS
6.8
Availability / breadth of extensions
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Umbraco CMS
7.6
Community / comment management
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Umbraco CMS
6.0

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

Umbraco CMS

  • Plugins - as an open source CMS, Umbraco is very customizable and flexible to the needs of the organization
  • Publishing - Umbraco has powerful tools for publishing
  • Media hosting
Jason Kelly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Magnolia V5+

  • Publishing
  • Content Management
  • Subscribe
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

  • Umbraco can initially be challenging for new users with limited or no development experience. After initial installation, there is a lot more work required to 'see' a site.
  • Umbraco isn't stable. For example, even on a fresh new site sometimes you'll get errors when trying to save something in the admin panel. It's not common, but it happens often enough to be annoying.
  • No out of the box contact forms. Umbraco sells their forms plugin that we've used in the past, but the plugin is disappointing. It isn't well maintained and it's very buggy. Making a new contact form with the paid plugin can take a lot of time to get everything right (fields, validation, confirmation emails, etc). This is especially frustrating for new users.
  • Documentation / resource links frequently 404. Umbraco seems to change their site URLs often enough that, when you encounter an issue, you're likely to find a number of bad links in Google's search results. This makes it difficult to research solutions to a problem.
  • Posts often go unanswered or without resolution in their community support forums. Hopefully this will improve as the community grows.
  • The update process is clumsy at best. Many people are familiar with the simple WordPress upgrade button for the core and plugins. This doesn't exist at all for Umbraco. Instead, you'll need to select specific files to overwrite and potentially update any old code references.
  • Migration between development environments is clumsy. Umbraco offers a premium plugin to address this because, as they state on the premium plugin page, deployments are "complicated, headache-inducing"
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Magnolia V5+

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

Umbraco CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Magnolia V5+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Many end users will be overwhelmed with the admin interface. Some common functions are buried in menus
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Magnolia V5+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Occasionally, errors will appear in the admin that make it impossible to work without developer support.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Magnolia V5+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Working in the admin panel (adding / reviewing / editing content) is very slow.The public facing site speed is dependent on what the pages are doing and how well the code was written (whether it is optimized for speed).
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Magnolia V5+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 2.0
Based on 1 answer
Support for Umbraco-owned paid plugins is nonexistent.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Magnolia V5+

Magnolia V5+ 8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Online training is often based on older versions of the platform. So, you'll have to fill in the gaps on your own.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Magnolia V5+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Spend the time to wireframe the content structure prior to diving in. This helps speed the process of implementation and it serves as documentation for end users.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Magnolia V5+

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

Umbraco CMS

There is not really an alternative when it comes to CMS based on ASP.Net (MVC4 with Razor). There are a few frameworks, like Booststrap; however framework is not content management system. I will compare it to Drupal, because the second one is well known. Against Drupal, Umbraco is very clean and fast framework/CMS. It does not have as much of big community, support or range of plugins as Drupal.
Filip Witkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Magnolia V5+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Without significant development, the product does not scale well.
Matthew Hardesty | 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

Umbraco CMS

  • It's a .net solution and we program in .net so it was faster
  • thanks to their good SEO, we have more leads
Jakub Wilk | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Umbraco CMS

General

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

Umbraco CMS Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Umbraco Free$0
Umbraco Professional$5,0002
Umbraco Enterprise5000+2
  1. per year
SaaS Edition
Umbraco Cloud Starter$391
Umbraco Cloud Standard$2091
Umbraco Cloud Professional$5691
Umbraco Cloud Enterprise5000+1
Umbraco Heartcore Mini$491
Umbraco Heartcore Starter$2391
Umbraco Heartcore Professional$9991
Umbraco Heartcore Enterprise1000+1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
The Umbraco CMS and all of its core features are the same across all plans. The paid on-premise plans includes support, onboarding, licenses to add-on products (Umbraco Forms, Umbraco Courier, Umbraco TV) as well as a discount on developer training courses. Umbraco Cloud is the CMS hosted on Azure Cloud servers with automated upgrades, unlimited hosting and smooth deployments. All features can be found on Umbraco.com. Umbraco Heartcore is the managed Headless SaaS version of Umbraco.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Magnolia V5+
7.0
Umbraco CMS
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Magnolia V5+
9.5
Umbraco CMS

Usability

Magnolia V5+
Umbraco CMS
4.0

Reliability and Availability

Magnolia V5+
Umbraco CMS
7.0

Performance

Magnolia V5+
Umbraco CMS
3.0

Support Rating

Magnolia V5+
Umbraco CMS
2.0

Online Training

Magnolia V5+
8.2
Umbraco CMS
3.0

Implementation Rating

Magnolia V5+
Umbraco CMS
7.0

Scalability

Magnolia V5+
Umbraco CMS
4.0

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