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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Movable Type

Is your business an enterprise level business that has more than a half dozen different content types? If so, then you might want to use a dedicated CMS rather than Movable Type. Movable Type is best used on small / medium sized businesses and is not the best solution for a full-fledged CMS. If you're using your content for something other than just displaying a website, then it's probably not for you. Movable Type works great for news/blogging sites. In fact, Daring Fireball, one of the most popular Apple-centric blogs is using Movable Type as its publishing platform.
Dennis Dewey | TrustRadius Reviewer

OnSemble

OnSemble is solving a lot of problems that our organization had prior to its implementation:
  • We can track communication readership.
  • We can engage with our fellow teammates through chats and recognition.
  • We have a central location for all job-related links.
  • We are just now delving into adding departmental pages so folks can communicate within their teams.
I'm not sure of a scenario where OnSemble wouldn't be appropriate - if you have a company that needs to centralize communication, documentation, and share ideas, it's an excellent choice.
Andrea Manseau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Movable Type
5.0
OnSemble
Role-based user permissions
Movable Type
5.0
OnSemble

Platform & Infrastructure

Movable Type
6.0
OnSemble
API
Movable Type
6.0
OnSemble

Web Content Creation

Movable Type
6.4
OnSemble
WYSIWYG editor
Movable Type
9.0
OnSemble
Code quality / cleanliness
Movable Type
6.0
OnSemble
Admin section
Movable Type
8.0
OnSemble
Page templates
Movable Type
5.0
OnSemble
Library of website themes
Movable Type
3.0
OnSemble
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Movable Type
8.0
OnSemble
Publishing workflow
Movable Type
9.0
OnSemble
Form generator
Movable Type
3.0
OnSemble

Web Content Management

Movable Type
5.6
OnSemble
Content taxonomy
Movable Type
9.0
OnSemble
SEO support
Movable Type
6.0
OnSemble
Bulk management
Movable Type
3.0
OnSemble
Availability / breadth of extensions
Movable Type
3.0
OnSemble
Community / comment management
Movable Type
7.0
OnSemble

Pros

Movable Type

  • Easy to use straight out of the box, very user friendly with an intuitive interface.
  • Great for team use where there are multiple editors and writers fixing and editing each other's works. It's easy to track who last made the latest edits.
  • Stellar support team and system. I've found that Moveable Type's support system is generally more responsive and helpful than WordPress.
Sophia Ahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

OnSemble

  • powerful, yet simple to use, document management for sharing
  • custom help desk form creation/submission with targeted audience
  • integration friendly with document types (e.g., xls, pdf, doc, etc.)
Keith Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Movable Type

  • Especially on the older versions, the limited number of well-developed third-party plugins is problematic for efficiently developing a well-functioning website.
  • Versions of movable type which didn't allow pages to be constructed were difficult to create continuity in design and easily editable pages for our editors.
  • The installation process could be simplified to make it easier for those new to a CMS to install.
Kurtis Amundson | TrustRadius Reviewer

OnSemble

  • Permissions - granting permissions at different levels for users is tedious - would like to see permissions simplified.
Audra Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Movable Type

Movable Type 5.4
Based on 9 answers
I think there are still improvements to be made. I haven't tapped in to the full functionality of the CMS yet but the rating I give it now is only based on what I've been able to use it for
Jean Louis | TrustRadius Reviewer

OnSemble

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Movable Type

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OnSemble

OnSemble 8.5
Based on 2 answers
As a user: it's pretty intuitive and the only thing holding a user back from getting everything out of it is a lack of curiosity. As an admin: it's not super intuitive. The training and the setup process are crucial to be able to use and maintain the portal, and we still sometimes have questions.
Andrea Manseau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Movable Type

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OnSemble

OnSemble 8.0
Based on 3 answers
I have always been pleased with my experiences with OnSemble's Support team. First, they have a great library of articles to help me study and guide for many of my questions. But when I cannot quite comprehend, or I "run into the wall", I can be assured that I'll be contacted quickly with a pleasant voice to work through whatever my question/issue may be. Kudos to OnSemble Support!
Keith Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Movable Type

Movable Type can be compared to WordPress. It's easy to use, and I would say Movable Type is actually more user-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OnSemble

The software is easy to use, customizable, and intuitive to its users
Melissa Crum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Movable Type

  • Provided a blogging platform when we needed one.
  • Helped us compare other blogging platforms as a baseline for what minimums we require and what we don't want.
  • Users often refused to use Movable Type and would go around our official system in order to use my more friendly software.
Michelle Belmont | TrustRadius Reviewer

OnSemble

  • Streamlined documentation - positive impact.
  • Convenient calendar and access to timeclock - positive impact.
  • Hub for staff to gather everything they may need to successfully assist our members - positive impact.
Audra Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Movable Type

General

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

Starting Price

OnSemble

General

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

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Movable Type
7.0
OnSemble
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Movable Type
5.4
OnSemble

Usability

Movable Type
OnSemble
8.5

Support Rating

Movable Type
OnSemble
8.0

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