Percussion CMS vs. Titan CMS

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
Titan CMS
Score 8.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Titan CMS is a web content management system (CMS) for building public websites, intranets, or extranets from Northwood Software. .Titan CMS is built on Microsoft C#.NET 4.0, SQL 2008 R2, and is designed to operate on the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit operating system. Titan CMS offers web and data management, e-commerce, SEO, third-party code integration, site analytics, workflow and security.
$9,500
one-time fee
Pricing
Percussion CMSTitan CMS
Editions & Modules
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Base License
$9,500
one-time fee
Professional License
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one-time fee
Corporate License
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one-time fee
Enterprise License
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one-time fee
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Percussion CMSTitan CMS
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$5,000 undefined
Additional Details
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Features
Percussion CMSTitan CMS
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Percussion CMS
3.0
1 Ratings
91% below category average
Titan CMS
3.0
5 Ratings
91% below category average
Role-based user permissions3.01 Ratings3.05 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
Titan CMS
4.6
5 Ratings
49% below category average
WYSIWYG editor6.01 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness3.01 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Admin section2.01 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Page templates1.01 Ratings2.05 Ratings
Publishing workflow5.01 Ratings3.05 Ratings
Form generator1.01 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings2.03 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
Titan CMS
3.8
5 Ratings
64% below category average
Content taxonomy1.01 Ratings5.05 Ratings
SEO support1.01 Ratings1.05 Ratings
Bulk management3.01 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions1.01 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Community / comment management2.01 Ratings4.04 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Percussion CMS
1.0
1 Ratings
154% below category average
Titan CMS
4.0
2 Ratings
63% below category average
Internationalization / multi-language1.01 Ratings4.02 Ratings
API00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
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Percussion CMSTitan CMS
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Percussion CMSTitan CMS
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Percussion CMSTitan CMS
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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Northwoods
Titan CMS is a good full featured CMS if users are fairly tech savvy. It is under active development and has added significant features through the years.
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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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Northwoods
  • Utilizing a Filter to determine what shows on a page saves countless hours of configuring content that should be displayed on a page - it's been a lifesaver how easy it is to set up too.
  • Smart Search takes the search box and makes it magical. Common misspellings and alternate names can still send a user to the proper page!
  • Data nodes and filters can also be configured to Find a Dealer, Doctor, Location etc. It puts the power into a users hands and makes is easy to use.
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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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Northwoods
  • I would love to see a "View this Page" button after a page has been updated/published. Every time I publish a new page, I have to open a new browser window, navigate to a different tab, copy the page url "example/example/example" and paste it after "www.mywebsite.com" in order to preview the new page/content.
  • If Titan and WordPress were in a beauty competition, there is no way that Titan would win. Titan's dashboard, buttons, etc are dated and bland, and is in dire need of a refresh.
  • A drag and drop to upload feature would be very helpful.
  • Creating forms is very cumbersome and the pop-up window in which the form is created needs to be revamped. The font-size is much too small and it is not as customizable as it could be.
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Likelihood to Renew
Percussion Software
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Northwoods
Titan CMS had a great support system and they helped make my experience go smooth. They offer courses to help people get acquainted, offer support over the phone and are more than willing to make your experience a great one. Once I was familiar with Titan I always found myself wanting to learn more and do more to improve upon the website. Titan makes CMS fun and exciting!
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Usability
Percussion Software
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Northwoods
Everything we've needed to accomplish, Titan CMS has been able to accomplish. From multiple levels of user rights, document rights, tagging pages and documents to make filters do the work of content displayed on a page - it's all easy to set up too. Creating a content rich product detail page template and customizing a ecommerce cart to work for those using a dealer network - needing a request for quote, to go to dealers instead of a self checkout.
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Support Rating
Percussion Software
No answers on this topic
Northwoods
I understand that our Web Development Team is very busy, however, sometimes there is a delay in response and a followup email is needed to determine the progress of the issue/question
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In-Person Training
Percussion Software
No answers on this topic
Northwoods
It was customized to include screen shots of our site and how users can access the content that only pertains to them as well as advanced training sessions for admin duties and everything that goes along with it. Training is in small groups and can be private (your company only) if you like too.
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Implementation Rating
Percussion Software
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Northwoods
Talk to your project manager for Titan early on in development about minimalizing customizations. It seems obvious, but many times they do what you ask in the respect of "This is how we do it now, make that happen in Titan" vs. think of how Titan can deliver the same results within the confines of the base software. It's not a fault, just human nature.
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Alternatives Considered
Percussion Software
No contest. I can't wait to get off of Percussion CMS.
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Northwoods
Clients have access to the online and PDF documentation, also tips and how-tos for the most current versions of Titan CMS in the market. Check out our full documentation library! unlimited Dev/ QA/ Server install. Load balancing, and cluster support included. Upgrade options included free of cost along with unlimited CPUs per server.
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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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Northwoods
  • Positive ROI by allowing content contributors embedded within departments with the department domain knowledge to update the site directly. More efficient and less centralized spending.
  • Requirement for investment in training users of CMS cuts into ROI. Would recommend a two-step workflow where department content contributors enter information into CMS and then approval step is done by webmaster team to ensure content meets standard formatting guidelines. This workflow functionality exists in the Titan CMS.
  • Positive ROI experienced during projects such as moving to a responsive design because much of the content can migrate untouched. Also positive when updating graphics in template to give site new look.
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ScreenShots

Titan CMS Screenshots

Screenshot of The Titan CMS Content Library is a central repository for resuable content that lets users save global and personal content blocks and access Titan CMS-delivered and theme-based templates to build pages.Screenshot of Titan CMS features an admin interface, including a simple app ribbon, drag-and-drop design, file upload functionality, search capability, and a flat navigation tree to locate and manage both content, data, image, and files.