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Score 8.6 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

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
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Percussion CMS
3.0
Role-based user permissions
Percussion CMS
3.0

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Platform & Infrastructure

Percussion CMS
1.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Percussion CMS
1.0

Pros

Percussion CMS

  • Separate CMS environment publishes to remote server environment - great for security
  • Highly scalable
  • Full scale workflow allows for custom routing, approving, etc..
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Cons

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.
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Alternatives Considered

Percussion CMS

No contest. I can't wait to get off of Percussion CMS.
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Return on Investment

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.
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Pricing Details

Percussion CMS

General

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

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