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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Paligo is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

Paligo

94%
7 Ratings
8.6

Whatfix

86%
23 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Paligo

100%
2 Ratings
8.6

Whatfix

86%
2 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Paligo

80%
1 Rating
7.5

Whatfix

75%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

9.9

Paligo

99%
4 Ratings
9.0

Whatfix

90%
7 Ratings

Online Training

Paligo

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Whatfix

73%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Paligo

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8

Whatfix

78%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Paligo

If you're looking for a cloud-based CCMS that focuses on the authoring experience, Paligo is a great choice. With some basic experience and a bit of training, most tech writers can have a customized output up and running in days, not weeks. Conversely, if you don't want to tinker with CSS to develop a look and feel you want or need content reuse at the lowest possible level, Paligo may not quite fit your needs. One thing I will add is that as a new user, and one who regularly pushes the boundaries of what Paligo's designed to do, I've found the customer support to be absolutely top-notch. I'm always able to work alongside support to figure out a solution to my problem—and am nearly always able to accomplish what I set out to accomplish.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whatfix

For the area of independent learning of topics in a system, Whatfix is best suited, as it offers many possibilities due to the different offers of the presentation.We are developing this with the support of the personnel development department and it is showing the first positive results and it is showing the first positive results in our sales units.
Katja Marggraf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Paligo

  • Single-source quickly and well out of the box.
  • Attributes in the content for conditional publishing.
  • Quick previews with publishing and variable settings, for efficient debugging.
  • Responsive expert support.
  • Extensive integrations.
  • Re-use features for consistency among writers.
  • Review features.
  • Translation features.
Rochelle Fisher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whatfix

  • Whatfix is a vendor that listens to their client, understands their business challenges, and works with them to achieve their goals.
  • Feature enhancements are released every quarter, often with significant functionality improvements.
  • The support and engineering teams are outstanding - responsive, helpful and nothing is ever too much trouble. Literally, second-to-none!
Lee Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Paligo

  • The learning curve is a bit steep, especially for anyone who's never worked in a true content authoring tool before. It takes a bit of work to move from a Word atmosphere to Paligo, but the training sessions address all of those issues and more.
  • I wish there were more focused formatting tools. At this point, I don't know how to change the text color or format my output beyond the legacy defaults I inherited when I started this job. My fellow writers and I still sometimes struggle with putting things where we want them to go simply because they aren't the right field type at that location.
Monica White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whatfix

  • How no-code the experience with Whatfix is really depends on your application. As one of our applications relies on nested iframes, not everything worked out-of-the-box and we had to spend time on debugging and doing advanced customizations. Though the support team at Whatfix has been very helpful in solving these matters, it still made it difficult for us to delegate the work to coworkers with less technical experience.
  • Prone to bugs. While no platform is perfect, we unfortunately had some cases where bugs broke popups and guides for our users.
  • Look & feel customization can be restrictive and inconsistent. Depending on what kind of content you create, you have more or less options to customize the look and feel of the content. E.g. popups have a dozen of pre-configured templates and the possibility to edit the style based on HTML, CSS, and Javascript (JSX), whereas Task Lists have less options to be configured. Though I was informed that Whatfix will improve this in the near feature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Paligo

General

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

Starting Price

Whatfix

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Paligo

Paligo 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Paligo single-sources beautifully. Allows for customization. Has the best translation features. Has the best support services.
Rochelle Fisher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whatfix

Whatfix 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Whatfix are an absolutely stellar vendor in every way. As with all technology tools and platforms, it's important to evaluate the marketplace to see what else is on offer. It would have to be something exceptional for us to seriously consider discontinuing our relationship with Whatfix
Lee Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Paligo

Paligo 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I'm glad that it's cloud-based, so I can access it from home or work. But I do wish it were a little more intuitive on the front end for new users; the alt key is more useful than the ctrl key, initial layout is confusing until you learn the depth of the tools, and you really do have to take the $400 training in order to truly understand how to use the product. I don't know what my company pays for access to the software, but I know it's something.
Monica White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whatfix

Whatfix 7.5
Based on 6 answers
While they've made a lot of improvements in the last year, there are still challenges with walkthroughs and how beacons can be created. They are aware of these limitations and are actively soliciting customer feedback to help them remedy these shortcomings.
Angela Foster | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Paligo

Paligo 9.9
Based on 4 answers
The support is quick, the team very knowledgeable and invested in my success. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is because there is no chat support (yet). But, so far, the responses have been quick enough that hasn't been an issue
Sarah Holdgrafer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whatfix

Whatfix 9.0
Based on 7 answers
Support is very proactive and quick at solving/investigating any issue that might come up. They are very knowledgeable about their own tool and coding as well, and therefore, they quickly understand the goal you try to achieve - even doing custom code when necessary (or fixing your custom code). Even as COVID hit, Whatfix still managed to supply the same high standard of support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Paligo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Whatfix

Whatfix 7.3
Based on 1 answer
While helpful, the feedback from our employee was, that [they felt] the training was very high-level - sometimes confusing. It would be great to have some kind of sandbox environment for new users to train certain scenarios.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Paligo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Whatfix

Whatfix 7.8
Based on 2 answers
Although Whatfix make the process relatively straightforward (they will provide Group Policy Scripts to install a Google Chrome extension specific to your organisation) its important to ensure your network deployment teams (if you have more than one) understand their role and what they need to do to test deployment once they undertaken the work.
Lee Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Paligo

Paligo is the only structured authoring tool that natively publishes to Zendesk. My team is forced to publish to Zendesk, so this was easy.
Paul LaBarbera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whatfix

There is no comparison - Whatfix is the clear winner with us from the very beginning. As Whatfix continues to grow and innovate their product, engage with it's customers on a level beyond any I have every seen. They work as Partners with us, their teams from bottom to top are incredible - Customer Service, Collaboration Teams, Innovation, Sales, Success Mangers and everyone I missed are incredible. One team in particular I want to call out for there outstanding service, care and innovation to help us launch one of our systems is the Professional Services Team. Ganish, Joel, and everyone else who has been on our calls and worked behind the scenes to hit our incredible tight deadline in August - KUDOs for a job well done, You ROCK, THANK YOU words cannot describe how great you guys have been with us on this project, but on all of them. Whatfix's team definitely understands, the customer is first, they align with our values and we will continue to grow with them
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Paligo

  • Paligo allowed us to pivot our docs strategy and recreate our entire docs set (approx. 60k words) in a couple of months
  • Our users have complimented us on the ease of use and structure of our output
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whatfix

  • The hope is that it will make claiming expenses easier for employees which would allow them get on with their jobs and also take a number of basic queries away from the administrative team. Actual numbers are yet to be determined.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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