Movable Type vs. OnSemble

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Movable Type
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Movable Type is a Perl-based content management system from Six Apart, featuring the capability to host multiple weblogs and standalone content pages, manage files and user roles, templates, tags, categories, and trackback links.N/A
OnSemble
Score 8.5 out of 10
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The vendor presents OnSemble as more than an employee intranet that keeps everyone connected – but as a digital workplace that makes employees feel valued. OnSemble is designed to keep remote teams engaged, and acts as the culture champion for the organization. With no programming experience necessary, users get started with OnSemble's drag and drop interface that allows full use of imagination to design pages that reflect a company's culture, without entering a single line of code.…N/A
Pricing
Movable TypeOnSemble
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Movable TypeOnSemble
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
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Features
Movable TypeOnSemble
Security
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Movable Type
5.0
1 Ratings
OnSemble
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Movable Type
6.0
1 Ratings
OnSemble
-
Ratings
API6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Movable Type
6.4
1 Ratings
OnSemble
-
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WYSIWYG editor9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Page templates5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Library of website themes3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Form generator3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Movable Type
5.6
1 Ratings
OnSemble
-
Ratings
Content taxonomy9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO support6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk management3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
Movable TypeOnSemble
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(10 ratings)
8.5
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.4
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Movable TypeOnSemble
Likelihood to Recommend
Six Apart
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.
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OnBoard
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.
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Pros
Six Apart
  • 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.
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OnBoard
  • 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.)
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Cons
Six Apart
  • 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.
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OnBoard
  • Permissions - granting permissions at different levels for users is tedious - would like to see permissions simplified.
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Likelihood to Renew
Six Apart
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
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OnBoard
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Usability
Six Apart
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OnBoard
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.
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Support Rating
Six Apart
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OnBoard
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!
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Alternatives Considered
Six Apart
Movable Type can be compared to WordPress. It's easy to use, and I would say Movable Type is actually more user-friendly.
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OnBoard
The software is easy to use, customizable, and intuitive to its users
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Return on Investment
Six Apart
  • 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.
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OnBoard
  • 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.
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