Optimizely Digital Experience Platform vs. Progress Sitefinity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Optimizely Digital Experience Platform
Score 9.0 out of 10
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The Optimizely Digital Experience Platform (formerly Episerver Digital Experience Cloud) is designed to help marketers and merchandizers deliver omni-channel digital experiences that drive long-term growth. According to the vendor, with Optimizely's digital commerce solution, users can: Create consistent brand experiences by extending their visual brand across all devices. Save time by building pages and product presentations once. The solution automatically reconfigures…N/A
Progress Sitefinity
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Progress Sitefinity is a content management and customer analytics platform. It supports content management, tailored marketing, multi-channel management, and ecommerce sites.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Optimizely Digital Experience PlatformProgress Sitefinity
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Security
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Optimizely Digital Experience Platform
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Ratings
Progress Sitefinity
8.1
163 Ratings
8% above category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.1163 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
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Optimizely Digital Experience Platform
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Progress Sitefinity
8.1
144 Ratings
9% above category average
API00 Ratings8.1137 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings8.1106 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Optimizely Digital Experience Platform
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Ratings
Progress Sitefinity
8.0
170 Ratings
12% above category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings8.1160 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings8.0151 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings8.0168 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings8.1164 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings7.9104 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings8.0155 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings8.1152 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings8.0140 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Optimizely Digital Experience Platform
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Ratings
Progress Sitefinity
8.0
164 Ratings
20% above category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings8.1157 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings8.1151 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings8.0122 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings8.0130 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings8.0121 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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User Ratings
Optimizely Digital Experience PlatformProgress Sitefinity
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.1
(171 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(10 ratings)
Availability
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(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Performance
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5.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
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8.9
(11 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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4.6
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
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6.4
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Optimizely Digital Experience PlatformProgress Sitefinity
Likelihood to Recommend
Optimizely
It is well suited for heavy-duty A/B testing where management would like to see and quantitatively determine the effect of a change. It is not so efficient to try for a single page simple form, except when the form is part of a larger workflow. The security model is not very well understood, including RBAC and protection against injection attacks.
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Progress Software Corporation
Progress Sitefinity remains a little heavyweight for sites that require basic text content, or a limited number of pages. However, its flexibility (including the range of different content types if supports) make it a good choice for any organization requiring advanced content management capabilities at an affordable price.
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Pros
Optimizely
  • Provides quicker release cycle for the way the product cards should be displayed.
  • Provides feedback for new product introduction and how it'll be perceived.
  • Allows rapid blackout from user experience changes that alters traffic flow.
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Progress Software Corporation
  • 'Low-code structured content' (dynamic content types) is one of Sitefinity's most powerful features that allows you to structure content according to business needs, while at the same time dampening editorial freedom to ensure accessibility, meta enhancement, SEO and API consumption can be achieved.
  • Sitefinity's content provider model allows us to flexibly (by means of admin interface) easily aggregate or separate content sharing within a multi-site instance.
  • This proofs particularly powerful in emerging situations where there suddenly is a demand for content sharing across countries or regions.
  • Adaptability at its core.
  • While there's never a perfect fit for everything, it allows for easy code customization and extension being a .NET application at heart. Giving it a corporate edge over other custom solutions, whether it is on the development side or deployment side (on premise, IaaS or Azure DevOps Paas). And it has enabled us to put the system to use in its core feature - which is to manage content, where on other occasions we were able to take full advantage of its features such as A/B testing and personalization.
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Cons
Optimizely
  • Can use better interface for managing test, including scheduling and notification.
  • Feels too heavy for simple projects, though this isn't a factor once past the PoC stage.
  • Notification on various aspects can be made more powerful and granular if such a need arise.
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Progress Software Corporation
  • Diagram or illustrate more use cases for server setups, and managing of upgrades.
  • I'd like to see the ability to synchronize from one server to multiple others at once.
  • Implementation assistance as part of the purchase rather than farming out to 3rd party, although they did answer every question we asked in order to determine our best architecture setup.
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Likelihood to Renew
Optimizely
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Progress Software Corporation
Pricing makes this a no brainer. Not the best CMS, but with work arounds and some fumbling around we are able to make it do what we want it to do
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Usability
Optimizely
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Progress Software Corporation
Very big fan of this CMS, as it allows scalability, performance, and everything else. The support is great whenever we need it. As a marketer, the digital/marketing side of things is very easy to use and we've seen strong results from an SEO and marketing perspective. I can't speak to the developer/creative side too much, but in talking with these teams, they do recommend the tool as well.
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Reliability and Availability
Optimizely
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Progress Software Corporation
Has been solid for us on availability
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Performance
Optimizely
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Progress Software Corporation
A bit sluggish sometimes as the compiler works.
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Support Rating
Optimizely
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Progress Software Corporation
Support can be pretty good, even though, depending on the level of licensing, it can take longer to hear back from their team. They do have a phone option, which works well. Overall, they are knowledgeable, and helpful when needed. At times, support is able to access the system directly and troubleshoot critical items when needed.
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Implementation Rating
Optimizely
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Progress Software Corporation
N/A - I was not part of the implementation team. We have had this internally for over 5 years. Based on my experience, ensure that you have documentation on the initial implementation and subsequent upgrades. I would also recommend to have all the documentation on how and why the system was implemented the way it was
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Alternatives Considered
Optimizely
There is a big difference between the two: Google Optimize uses Bayesian analysis while Optimizely uses Frequenting. There is a risk of counting multiple visits. Google Optimize data isn't available instantly (if I remember correctly). Optimizely's analyses dashboard is a lot richer and offers a better experience, though it may get intimidating.
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Progress Software Corporation
It is hands down just easier for our customers to use. The interface and the page builder experience is much better than what we have used in the past and has many enterprise features even in the lower price-point
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Scalability
Optimizely
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Progress Software Corporation
Seems pretty scalable.
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Return on Investment
Optimizely
  • Almost immediate payoff in terms of the benefit.
  • Easy to justify the TTM benefits to upper management.
  • Still somewhat hard to justify ROI, though this is not my expertise.
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Progress Software Corporation
  • Sitefinity has reduced the amount of time it takes to edit and publish content, which has enabled us to get information out more quickly.
  • Sitefinity allowed us to establish a consistent and modern brand identity and apply it across multiple websites.
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Screenshot of Engage your audience with thoughtful, relevant content. Your marketing team can create and manage content faster and easier than ever before with inline drag-and-drop editing, requiring no help from your web team.Screenshot of Create a truly global solution that provides consistent experiences and unmatched performance across brands, regions and languages. Reduce maintenance and hosting infrastructure by managing multiple websites from a single platform. Reduce time to market and deploy changes faster with content and code synchronization between websites and environments.Screenshot of Increase revenue with a personalized, connected experience between your website and online store. Easily manage your product catalogs, price lists, shopping cart and checkout process. Connect to cloud services for accurate real-time tax and shipping rates. Integrate with your ERP and other business systems to improve and automate inventory management, order fulfillment and customer support throughout the product lifecycle.Screenshot of Increase conversions and generate more leads with 1:1 conversations with your customers. Create, preview and deliver personalized experiences at a massive scale with amazingly easy to use tools. Analyze and optimize the experience with the help of contextual analytics and A/B testing solutions.Screenshot of Analyze cross-channel data to get a detailed view of content and campaign performance. Gather data on visitors and build persona segments and track their behavior on your site. Get ML-driven recommendations for the next best update to introduce into your journey.