Percussion CMS vs. Squiz Digital Experience Platform

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
Squiz Digital Experience Platform
Score 5.2 out of 10
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Squiz DXP helps lean teams in service-led organizations take control of their online experience and brand. It is used to build, manage and connect digital experiences across websites, portals, apps. It unifies tech, data and content from any vendor, and makes it all work as one.N/A
Pricing
Percussion CMSSquiz Digital Experience Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Percussion CMSSquiz Digital Experience Platform
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Percussion CMSSquiz Digital Experience Platform
Top Pros
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Features
Percussion CMSSquiz Digital Experience Platform
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Percussion CMS
3.0
1 Ratings
91% below category average
Squiz Digital Experience Platform
-
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
Squiz Digital Experience Platform
-
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WYSIWYG editor6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Page templates1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Form generator1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Percussion CMS
1.6
1 Ratings
128% below category average
Squiz Digital Experience Platform
-
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Content taxonomy1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO support1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk management3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Percussion CMS
1.0
1 Ratings
154% below category average
Squiz Digital Experience Platform
-
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Internationalization / multi-language1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Percussion CMSSquiz Digital Experience Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Percussion CMSSquiz Digital Experience Platform
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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Squiz
Working with a large amount of web content where there is a need to focus on related content.
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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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Squiz
  • Speed and efficiency
  • Roles and content control
  • Related content
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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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Squiz
  • User Interface was good but heavy, with Java powering the backbone I recall finding this somewhat troublesome at the time.
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Likelihood to Renew
Percussion Software
No answers on this topic
Squiz
I don't work with Squiz any more so it's difficult to say, that said, the site is still running on the same CMS so obviously it's still considered a great platform
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Alternatives Considered
Percussion Software
No contest. I can't wait to get off of Percussion CMS.
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Squiz
Easier to work with
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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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Squiz
  • Having a single powerful CMS platform that would integrate a number of organisations that had recently merged - Squiz was a big part of bringing our web architecture together gracefully.
  • Increased employee efficiency
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ScreenShots

Squiz Digital Experience Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of the digital experience capabilities available from Squiz.Screenshot of Squiz’s visual page builder. Users can build pages fast with components and optimize for higher conversion with built-in A/B testing.Screenshot of Squiz’s Customer Data Platform. Users can deliver tailored content to different segments of their audience to maximize engagement.Screenshot of a library of pre-built components to implement design systems and reuse content across sites.Screenshot of the accessibility metrics used to understand how well a site conforms to WCAG standards and how the compliance of the site can be improved.Screenshot of the Search Dashboard, used to set up and manage search, results and reporting. Users can curate and tune search results to serve users relevant content and drive specific actions on sites.