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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

OnSemble

OnSemble allows each department to edit their areas with information that they want to distribute. Each department in the company can add as much inforamation to their area with documents, links, videos, etc
Melissa Crum | 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

OnSemble
Percussion CMS
3.0
Role-based user permissions
OnSemble
Percussion CMS
3.0

Web Content Creation

OnSemble
Percussion CMS
3.0
WYSIWYG editor
OnSemble
Percussion CMS
6.0
Code quality / cleanliness
OnSemble
Percussion CMS
3.0
Admin section
OnSemble
Percussion CMS
2.0
Page templates
OnSemble
Percussion CMS
1.0
Publishing workflow
OnSemble
Percussion CMS
5.0
Form generator
OnSemble
Percussion CMS
1.0

Web Content Management

OnSemble
Percussion CMS
1.6
Content taxonomy
OnSemble
Percussion CMS
1.0
SEO support
OnSemble
Percussion CMS
1.0
Bulk management
OnSemble
Percussion CMS
3.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
OnSemble
Percussion CMS
1.0
Community / comment management
OnSemble
Percussion CMS
2.0

Platform & Infrastructure

OnSemble
Percussion CMS
1.0
Internationalization / multi-language
OnSemble
Percussion CMS
1.0

Pros

OnSemble

  • Easy to create sections for each department.
  • Ability to link to files and share reports.
  • Easy access to visibility within other departments.
  • Easy to disperse company wide messages.
Melissa Crum | 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

OnSemble

  • Add additional templates for customization.
  • Webinars on how other companies use this software.
  • Ongoing best practices on how to use the software.
Melissa Crum | 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

OnSemble

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

Percussion CMS

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

Return on Investment

OnSemble

  • Transparency within departments.
  • Easy to communicate messages across the company.
  • Easy access to forms and links you need on a daily basis.
Melissa Crum | 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

OnSemble

General

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

Percussion CMS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OnSemble
9.0
Percussion CMS
2.0

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