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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

MODX

The biggest scenario in which MODX is well suited is for a company who wants to have a top-notch site that is hosted on a CMS that allows a user-friendly experience for both the back-end and front-end users. It would not be suited for an organization does not have anyone in-house that can code who wants to have a lot of control over future designs.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percussion CMS

Best suited for large organizations where everyone knows how to deal with Java in an increasingly Java unfriendly world. Said organization should be willing to pay a huge price for a piece of dinosaur technology
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

MODX
8.5
Percussion CMS
3.0
Role-based user permissions
MODX
8.5
Percussion CMS
3.0

Platform & Infrastructure

MODX
8.0
Percussion CMS
1.0
API
MODX
8.0
Percussion CMS
Internationalization / multi-language
MODX
8.0
Percussion CMS
1.0

Web Content Creation

MODX
7.5
Percussion CMS
3.0
WYSIWYG editor
MODX
5.5
Percussion CMS
6.0
Code quality / cleanliness
MODX
7.5
Percussion CMS
3.0
Admin section
MODX
7.5
Percussion CMS
2.0
Page templates
MODX
7.5
Percussion CMS
1.0
Library of website themes
MODX
7.0
Percussion CMS
Mobile optimization / responsive design
MODX
8.5
Percussion CMS
Publishing workflow
MODX
8.0
Percussion CMS
5.0
Form generator
MODX
8.5
Percussion CMS
1.0

Web Content Management

MODX
8.1
Percussion CMS
1.6
Content taxonomy
MODX
8.0
Percussion CMS
1.0
SEO support
MODX
8.5
Percussion CMS
1.0
Bulk management
MODX
8.0
Percussion CMS
3.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
MODX
7.5
Percussion CMS
1.0
Community / comment management
MODX
8.5
Percussion CMS
2.0

Pros

MODX

  • Custom design capabilities.
  • Works well with plugins.
  • Permission systems for users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percussion CMS

  • Separate CMS environment publishes to remote server environment - great for security
  • Highly scalable
  • Full scale workflow allows for custom routing, approving, etc..
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MODX

  • Content Blocks - I mentioned this as a strength, but it also has its quirks. There are times that things do not function properly within the content blocks we have set up.
  • More Customization - The ability for the average user to customize more without having to know a ton of code.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percussion CMS

  • One word: JAVA! We don't live in the 1990's anymore! An AJAX/DHTML environment seems a long time coming.
  • Horrible end-user experience, learning curve. Our end users' inability to easily use the archaic, Java-based interface, means they send the web developer their content requests. This creates a huge bottleneck and completely defeats the purpose of a CMS.
  • Image mangement and integration with content is aweful and time consuming. An image processing tool called ImedImage was developed for Percussion at one point, and left completely stagnant with very little support.
  • Implementation is extremely complicated, given the complexity of the system. Sure, scalability is a good thing, but there is very little out-of-the box function. Don't expect to implement a site as quickly as with other CMS platforms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MODX

As said before, MODX is a coder's dream because of the flexibility it provides to own your code and has true creative freedom. Because of that, there is a bigger learning curve when it comes to a non-developer trying to iterate on the CMS with content additions and changes. To that end, WordPress, HubSpot, and Unbounce all incorporate a far more user-friendly approach to website building.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percussion CMS

No contest. I can't wait to get off of Percussion CMS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MODX

  • The positive impact that MODX has had on our organization is that it has allowed us to generate more organic traffic to our site.
  • We are also able to push more paid advertisements to our site on our lead generation landing pages.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percussion CMS

  • We are locked into Percussion CMS simply due to the expense and complexity of migrating to another solution (and the lack of time and budget to do so). I long for the day when I am no longer required to support Percussion CMS, to say the least.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

MODX

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

MODX Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
MODX Revolution$01
  1. per installation
SaaS Edition
ENTERPRISE - Perfect for or organizations with custom requirementsUpon Request
BUSINESS - Perfect for digital agencies and marketing departments$992
STUDIO - Perfect for customers who need more power and resources$492
PRO - Perfect for customers with typical marketing sites$192
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
PAYMENT FORMS MODX Cloud accepts major credit cards and PayPal for your hosting subscription. We can only accept check (cheque) payments on the Enterprise Plan, annually. CANCELLATION You may cancel your MODX Cloud account at any time. Before you cancel you'll be reminded to backup and remove all your live websites and then follow the instructions for cancellation. If you cancel within the first month, we'll provide you with a full refund. REFUNDS If you cancel within the first month, we'll provide you with a full refund. All other cancellations will be effective at the end of your current billing period. We do not provide refunds for remaining days or months on monthly or annual billing.

Percussion CMS

General

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

Percussion CMS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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