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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText TeamSite

Well suited for a business that wants to update content themselves and have the ability to manage content in one area and use on multiple websites. Companies who want to personalize their content and secure their content. TeamSite is easy to use and new associates can pick up making content changes quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion Sites

SDL Tridion works well for organizations with a large website with a lot of content to continuously create and manage. The use of page templates and component presentations makes creating new pages fairly straightforward. It can be a little cumbersome when it comes to trying to "break from the norm" and build web pages that are outside of the template-driven format; however, there are ways around this to create pages that break away from the normal page-template format of the website. In this regard, SDL Tridion can be pretty flexible, allowing us to create a lot of custom functionality to keep up with constantly changing web trends.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

OpenText TeamSite
8.2
SDL Tridion Sites
10.0
Role-based user permissions
OpenText TeamSite
8.2
SDL Tridion Sites
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

OpenText TeamSite
8.0
SDL Tridion Sites
9.5
API
OpenText TeamSite
6.8
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Internationalization / multi-language
OpenText TeamSite
9.1
SDL Tridion Sites
10.0

Web Content Creation

OpenText TeamSite
6.9
SDL Tridion Sites
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
OpenText TeamSite
8.2
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
OpenText TeamSite
7.3
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Admin section
OpenText TeamSite
7.3
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Page templates
OpenText TeamSite
6.8
SDL Tridion Sites
5.0
Library of website themes
OpenText TeamSite
5.5
SDL Tridion Sites
5.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
OpenText TeamSite
7.3
SDL Tridion Sites
6.0
Publishing workflow
OpenText TeamSite
6.4
SDL Tridion Sites
10.0
Form generator
OpenText TeamSite
6.4
SDL Tridion Sites
5.0

Web Content Management

OpenText TeamSite
7.0
SDL Tridion Sites
6.6
Content taxonomy
OpenText TeamSite
7.3
SDL Tridion Sites
10.0
Bulk management
OpenText TeamSite
6.8
SDL Tridion Sites
6.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
OpenText TeamSite
6.8
SDL Tridion Sites
5.0
SEO support
OpenText TeamSite
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Community / comment management
OpenText TeamSite
SDL Tridion Sites
3.0

Pros

OpenText TeamSite

  • If you are nostalgic for 2004 style, closed source, poorly documented, ultra-proprietary, "enterprise"-ey type apps...this will be for you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion Sites

  • Makes it easy to spin up a new site quickly
  • Allows for numerous users to work on the same site without conflicting with each other's changes
  • Allows you to unpublish changes or revert to old versions if you make a mistake
  • Allows you to time publishing actions (for example, you can set it to happen overnight)
Kirsten McGlone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

OpenText TeamSite

  • Template and log access requires elevated privileges and could be exposed to front end teams more easily
  • Moving content and code between environments requires manual effort
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion Sites

  • Doesn't work well in all browsers. Tridion is a Microsoft product so they really push IE; however, now-a-days it SHOULD work in all browsers. Even though they say to use IE, Chrome actually functions the best with Tridion.
  • It uses Dreamweaver Syntax. Dreamweaver syntax is completely out-dated and SDL really needs to come up with a better way of looping through content by using it's own structure or using .NET syntax to loop through items - Dreamweaver syntax is not the way to go
  • Component Templates and Page Templates. Tridion uses Component Templates and Dreamweaver templates to display content and store the content that is to be displayed. These 2 items could easily be converted into 1 group of items, but SDL chose to keep them separate therefore increasing the complexity of Tridion
  • Steep learning curve. Tridion has a very steep learning curve and it will take some time to train people on it. We had to hire 4 Tridion experts (at probably around $1000 / day) to get everyone trained on Tridion and then build the structure for Tridion
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText TeamSite

OpenText TeamSite 3.6
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

SDL Tridion Sites

SDL Tridion Sites 6.3
Based on 15 answers
I believe SDL Tridion is the best CMS product out there currently. Every CMS has its problems and strengths but SDL Tridion overall seems like the best solution for large enterprise corporations. The fact that it can be implemented in java or .net makes it attractive to many clients
Piti Itharat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

OpenText TeamSite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SDL Tridion Sites

SDL Tridion Sites 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The editor user interface is very user friendly and in-site editing makes simple updates fast and easy. The extensibility of Tridion is a big plus and the ability to add our own options into the default Tridion interface helps us integrate with external systems. Finally, the user permissions and security system helps us deploy it within our large organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

OpenText TeamSite

OpenText went through an RFP process against IBM Content Management back in 2012. OpenText not only met our business and technical requirements, but we asked both vendors to show a use case and OpenText provided an extensive solution that IBM could not. Also the content publishing capabilities was light years ahead. A couple of years ago, a new business manager had a bias toward Drupal. In looking at both systems side by side, Drupal had many flaws that would cause the content editor to spend a lot longer to accomplish their tasks. There were some business and technical requirements either Drupal could not meet or you needed add-on products to satisfy what is already in OpenText TeamSte.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion Sites

It is a nuclear missile compared to the other handguns and knives on the market today. But it also requires nuclear technicians and expertise that a handgun doesn't require. Do you need to decimate your competition and you have the investment capabilities necessary to put a nuclear missile into the sky? Then definitely do it. Especially if you need a very good multi-lingual blueprint provider like Tridion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

OpenText TeamSite

  • Every change related to Autonomy is mired down by the inefficient but necessary exchange with product support personnel.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion Sites

  • SDL is a very complex system. Creating custom components by external vendors turned out to be expensive.
  • The learning curve is very slow, so training takes a lot of time and cost.
  • The revamped corporate site looks clean, modern, and is mobile-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

OpenText TeamSite

General

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

SDL Tridion Sites

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText TeamSite
7.7
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText TeamSite
3.6
SDL Tridion Sites
6.3

Usability

OpenText TeamSite
SDL Tridion Sites
8.5

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