Percussion CMS vs. Podpage

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Percussion CMS
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Percussion Software's content management system is used by higher education, government agencies, and business organizations - SMB to Enterprise. Marketers use Percussion CMS to create, publish, and share multi-channel content.N/A
Podpage
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Podpage is designed to help users build a beautiful podcast website in 5 minutes (or less). With it, the vendor states users can automatically create a listener-friendly podcast site from an RSS feed, customize the design to create a professional look in a few clicks, without coding or technical knowledge necessary.
$9
per month
Pricing
Percussion CMSPodpage
Editions & Modules
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Basic
$9
per month
Pro
$20
per month
Network
$50
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Percussion CMSPodpage
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Percussion CMSPodpage
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
Percussion CMSPodpage
Security
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Percussion CMS
3.0
1 Ratings
92% below category average
Podpage
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Percussion CMS
3.0
1 Ratings
87% below category average
Podpage
8.8
1 Ratings
15% above category average
WYSIWYG editor6.01 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section2.01 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Page templates1.01 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Publishing workflow5.01 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Form generator1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Percussion CMS
1.6
1 Ratings
129% below category average
Podpage
8.2
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Content taxonomy1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO support1.01 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Bulk management3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management2.01 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Percussion CMS
1.0
1 Ratings
154% below category average
Podpage
-
Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Percussion CMSPodpage
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Percussion CMSPodpage
Likelihood to Recommend
Percussion Software
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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Podpage
If you need a website to support a podcast there couldn't be an easier or more targeted solution.
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Pros
Percussion Software
  • 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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Podpage
  • Easy to build the website.
  • Flexible to meet my needs.
  • New features frequently released to make it even better.
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Cons
Percussion Software
  • 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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Podpage
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Usability
Percussion Software
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Podpage
Podpage gave me a great looking site without needing to know coding languages like HTML and CSS. It seamlessly pulls in what I need for each episode from Buzzsprout. And I’m confident the site will stay current over time.
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Support Rating
Percussion Software
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Podpage
Most amazing support ever! Using the chat feature within Podpage, customer support responds quickly and accurately. Also actively involved with a user group on Facebook and promptly addresses questions there.
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Alternatives Considered
Percussion Software
No contest. I can't wait to get off of Percussion CMS.
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Podpage
Podpage is easier to use for someone like me who is technologically competent but not a coder (no HTML or CSS experience).
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Return on Investment
Percussion Software
  • 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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Podpage
  • Saves time!
  • Consistent look and brand image
  • High value for the expense
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