Magnolia vs. OpenText TeamSite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Magnolia
Score 8.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Founded in 1997 with a vision to create the first truly open content management system, Magnolia is presented as the fastest way to launch digital experiences. With a mission to help clients move fast and stay flexible, and boasting users among brands like Atlassian and The New York Times, the vendor states a new wave of companies in industries ranging from automotive to telecommunications have made Magnolia their DXP of choice to move fast, using the DXP's enterprise power and…N/A
OpenText TeamSite
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
OpenText TeamSite accelerates and simplifies the end-to-end digital content and campaign lifecycle, from content creation and rich media management to omnichannel publication, optimization, automation, commerce, and community. According to the vendor, with TeamSite, users can: Capture diverse digital audiences with amazing brand experiences – Give customers and prospects consistent, high-quality brand experiences across devices and channels, and foster closer…N/A
Pricing
MagnoliaOpenText TeamSite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MagnoliaOpenText TeamSite
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
MagnoliaOpenText TeamSite
Considered Both Products
Magnolia
Chose Magnolia
Magnolia is a java based CMS system and the features it comes with satisfied the needs of the project.
OpenText TeamSite

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
MagnoliaOpenText TeamSite
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Magnolia
9.2
63 Ratings
13% above category average
OpenText TeamSite
8.7
7 Ratings
7% above category average
Role-based user permissions9.263 Ratings8.77 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Magnolia
8.6
61 Ratings
11% above category average
OpenText TeamSite
8.0
7 Ratings
4% above category average
API8.354 Ratings8.86 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language9.054 Ratings7.26 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Magnolia
8.3
67 Ratings
8% above category average
OpenText TeamSite
8.1
7 Ratings
6% above category average
WYSIWYG editor8.858 Ratings7.87 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness8.758 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Admin section7.963 Ratings8.27 Ratings
Page templates8.665 Ratings7.66 Ratings
Library of website themes7.01 Ratings8.56 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.456 Ratings8.37 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.766 Ratings8.27 Ratings
Form generator9.054 Ratings8.26 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Magnolia
8.6
62 Ratings
15% above category average
OpenText TeamSite
7.8
7 Ratings
6% above category average
Content taxonomy9.057 Ratings8.07 Ratings
SEO support7.556 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk management8.352 Ratings8.17 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions8.955 Ratings7.37 Ratings
Community / comment management9.146 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
MagnoliaOpenText TeamSite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(71 ratings)
7.6
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(9 ratings)
3.6
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(66 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(65 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(3 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
MagnoliaOpenText TeamSite
Likelihood to Recommend
Magnolia
A colleague here being another business. Magnolia is on its way to being a 'good' product but the 6.2 implementation simply isn't there yet (6.2.26 as of this writing). The admincentral UI could use a complete overhaul to be better streamlined for devs and content editors (the two who actually use it).
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OpenText
OpenText TeamSite is well-suited to large, enterprise-wide implementations where customization, content governance, and dynamic content distribution is needed or prioritized. It is probably not ideal for smaller sites with simple architecture and few resources to manage custom implementation.
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Pros
Magnolia
  • Use of YAML to define content models with code.
  • Versatility of defining actions for custom handlers.
  • Reloading classes when code is modified in a local dev environment is nice. While it doesn't seem to work when changes extend beyond the method body (i.e., adding methods), it remediates the pain of long startup times.
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OpenText
  • The drag and drop forms feature makes publishing simple and quick.
  • Preview of customer data before sending publications helps us to deliver personalized experiences.
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Cons
Magnolia
  • As a developer the learning curve is long, you can start developing relatively quickly but getting to know the platform in depth takes time.
  • Having a history of modifications not only at the page level but also at the Content Apps level would be very useful.
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OpenText
  • I have recommendation for improvements.
  • It is easy to work with all the features.
  • All necessary content management tools are included.
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Likelihood to Renew
Magnolia
We have invested a lot of time and energy into tailoring a solution that works for the company.
We think the new features in v6.2 will help us get to the next level
We also don't have the resources to rebuild a website platform from scratch even if we wanted to
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OpenText
No answers on this topic
Usability
Magnolia
I see two main pains: 1. A new user need training to be able even to start using the platform, the onboarding is difficult 2. The platform needs a server with a relevant amount of memory to run properly, the dependency on the memory is really high
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OpenText
Overall, it's a solid package with the potential to offer much functionality with appropriate resources applied. There are a few issues with the authoring interface that OpenText should address before its a top shelf authoring experience.
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Performance
Magnolia
I gave [it] 7/10 only because of the loading time of pages. Otherwise, I think it deserves an 8. Normally this is not an issue per [se] but considering the rating matrix and as I have been asked to honestly write about it. Yes, the page loading times could be improved.
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OpenText
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Magnolia
You always get an answer based on your SLA. But you always get a solution. That's the successfactor in this case. To often i was frustrated about people in a company without even a clue what there product is about or how to solve a problem. Magnolia's Support Team does a very good job and try to help you in most of the cases
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OpenText
Our technical resources engage with OpenText TeamSite so I don't have direct experience. However, critical issues that we need help with seem to get the attention they deserve without issue. However, training and user resources for business owner roles are a bit lacking and some annoying issues with the authoring interface should be addressed sooner.
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Alternatives Considered
Magnolia
Prior to using Magnolia as an enterprise CMS solution, different teams leveraged different website platforms including WordPress, Weebly, and others. While these other platforms may be slightly more user friendly to the content editor, they don't offer nearly the same amount of customization and digital best practices out of the box that are customizable by web development teams like Magnolia does. The other solutions may work better for a quicker/simpler web implementation without technical resources but don't have the depth and breadth of capability and functionality that Magnolia has and fall flat.
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OpenText
It offers more content editing features at a relatively low cost thus overall deployment is lower in cost. It has great customer support who are always there to support and answer to our needs thus making the process of deployment seamless at every stage and offering training for working with their product.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Magnolia
No answers on this topic
OpenText
The annual contract should be clearer in terms of the breakdown of user license types (system admin, admin, regular user, etc).
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Return on Investment
Magnolia
  • Magnolia has brought about positive impacts. For instance, we need not outsource web design and marketing services because thanks to this software, we can handle most work inhouse
  • The software is affordable with no compromises on capabilities and therefore it is gives us value for money.
  • The templates makes the whole process easy
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OpenText
  • We integrated with google analytics, now we have the proper comprehension of our audience data reception and behaviors - we've greatly improved on personalized marketing.
  • Quick publication of content across the main digital channels.
  • We run our digital campaigns swiftly.
  • We've maintained our brand consistency for three years.
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ScreenShots

Magnolia Screenshots

Screenshot of Content hub: Curate rich content pools ready to be reused across experiences.Screenshot of Omnichannel delivery: Deliver to traditional web pages, interactive apps, web-to-print, digital signage - any touchpoint.Screenshot of Global search: It instantly brings the relevant content, no matter where it lives.Screenshot of Customer experience: Bring together content and audiovisual digital assets to form more compelling digital experiences.Screenshot of Metrics in context: Magnolia's native analytics integration framework lets you take advantage of data directly in the authoring UI, coupled to content.