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Likelihood to Recommend

Salesforce Community Cloud

Community Cloud is the perfect tool for people that are looking for a solution where they can create a web portal that is integrated with their existing Salesforce data and want to make some of that data available and interactable for people that doesn't really require a Salesforce user license, whether they are customers, employees or the general public. As a standalone product without integration to the Salesforce ecosystem, it really doesn't make sense as a regular web portal presents itself as a better option.
Pedro Henrique de Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore

Great for companies that are looking to create customized, tailored content solutions and be willing to put in the hard work and effort to maximize the value out of the tool. If your company is just looking for very basic content management without all the bells and whistles, I'd recommend looking elsewhere for less [money].
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
7.5
Role-based user permissions
Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
7.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
7.2
API
Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
5.8
Internationalization / multi-language
Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
8.6

Web Content Creation

Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
6.0
WYSIWYG editor
Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
5.6
Code quality / cleanliness
Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
5.8
Admin section
Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
6.0
Page templates
Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
5.6
Library of website themes
Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
5.3
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
5.9
Publishing workflow
Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
7.4
Form generator
Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
6.0

Web Content Management

Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
5.8
Content taxonomy
Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
6.1
SEO support
Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
5.6
Bulk management
Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
5.6
Availability / breadth of extensions
Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
4.6
Community / comment management
Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
7.1

Pros

Salesforce Community Cloud

  • It has a lot of features baked in that are ready to go out of the box which should satisfy most use cases.
  • It can be relatively easily customized to meet the individual needs of a company without giving too much ability to poorly build it.
  • Integrates well with the rest of an existing Salesforce org if you have one.
  • Users will already be familiar with the UI if they're using Salesforce for other reasons.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore

  • Personalisation of advertising banners based upon knowledge of the customer, like location or previous searches enables us to target customers with products and offers that they are more likely to engage with, which has been done to good effect.
  • The use of Sitecore for content management enables the business and design team to perform changes to things, like images, content and page structure, which would otherwise have required a code release, which is costly in terms of man power.
  • The A/B testing in Sitecore is good because it allows us to statistically verify minor changes to the site - like advert changes or component ordering on the page - as to whether or not they positively impact conversion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Salesforce Community Cloud

  • None that come to mind - integrations, experience, and use is great! However, if you're trying to learn it yourself, you may benefit from consulting an expert. Or, if you're wondering if it's good for you, a business analysis will suit you well before you implement to save yourselves, time, money, efforts, and even people.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore

  • Sitecore is Customer Engagement Platform. It comes with lots of features (e.g. Authoring, Analytics, personalization, A/B Test, Webforms for marketers etc), But, most of them are not being used by many clients. If you are really looking for just CMS (only authoring and publishing), then I don't think Sitecore is a way to go.
  • You need to have a strong Sitecore certified developer base to manage the Sitecore platform (if you are using all features). It's the same case with others. But, finding a Sitecore certified (costs $$) developer is tough in the market. Now the market is growing (thanks to Sitecore promotional events) and Sitecore is gaining popularity, It may be easy to find such developers in the future. If you want to leverage most out of the Sitecore community you need to be a Sitecore certified developer.
  • Sitecore comes with lots of built-in features and marketplace components. I feel this puts in a little tricky situation. It gives an opportunity for a normal developer to use some of the free marketplace module, which may or may not be supported in a future version of Sitecore. which may put the entire platform in risk to upgrade to latest Sitecore version. You need to have a proper process to control and validate the marketplace components before using them.
Laxmi Srinivas Samayamantri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Salesforce Community Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sitecore

Sitecore 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Sitecore has proven that it can deliver on its promise of a robust, reliable enterprise CMS solution with plenty of features. Also, they keep updating it with more and better features. Now that we are highly trained on it we have started on getting the most out of it and we plan to keep doing more of that in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Salesforce Community Cloud

Salesforce Community Cloud 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Salesforce has done a fantastic job building a platform for expandability and customization. It allows us to build custom components and templates for our community that increases the overall usability and adoption of the tools we put out for our customer. With the addition of Lightning as a framework to the platform, we have a modern set of tools to facilitate this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore

Sitecore 7.3
Based on 4 answers
With any platform that offers so much capability, usability will naturally be more challenging. Sitecore does an admirable job and made massive strides in version 8, but at some times offers too many ways to achieve the same task allows users to sometimes take a path less efficient than the preferred path.
Aaron Branson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Salesforce Community Cloud

Salesforce Community Cloud 9.0
Based on 5 answers
Again, since we provide and recommend solutions, I can't speak to every client's individual experience, but can offer general reflections as to keep their collaborations private, that they are satisfied with the experience. We hear a lot about how this system helps to encourage collaborations between their own business partners, customers, and internal members, and enables quality integrations with other products that help drive revenue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Salesforce Community Cloud

Salesforce Community Cloud 7.5
Based on 17 answers
We have weekly calls with our Salesforce reps. They bring new ideas to the table and help with taxonomy builds. They have also answered many questions and connected us to the right people for us to grow our knowledge and utilization of the platform. They are a good partner overall in comparison.
Joseph Alleruzzo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore

Sitecore 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Sitecore Support is very knowledgeable and helpful. We have raised a number of issues with them and they rarely fail to come up with an acceptable solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Salesforce Community Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sitecore

Sitecore 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Sitecore captures and remembers every single interaction your customers and prospects have in any part of the system, allowing you to build comprehensive, ever-learning profiles of each individual. From email marketing, to social media, to online shopping, Sitecore remembers where each interaction left off so you can automatically continue the conversation. Sitecore helps you manage your content for each and every experience your customers enjoy. Customize what content you want and the system will take care of how it's displayed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Salesforce Community Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sitecore

Sitecore 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Make sure you work with a partner that can help you take advantage of the entire platform. Specifically we see a lot of customers not taking advantage of Sitecore DMS and thus missing a huge opportunity. Sitecore is a platform that is meant to be constantly optimized and improved upon.
Chris Spears, CMTO | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Salesforce Community Cloud

The only other software which I know that is similar would be the social software from Jive. We chose not to go with Jive because Salesforce Communities has a more reputable and well known product. The cost was definitely higher but the sales and service support have been great so far
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore

The decision to select Sitecore was not ultimately mine, but the fact that we were able to leverage in-house Microsoft .Net (C#) experience on a platform that had a library of extensions, but also allowed us to customize and keep private our confidential IP has been a big help. When you see a SharePoint site or a Drupal site you can usually tell "oh this is a MS SharePoint site", but with Sitecore the ability to customize and have different views even different components based on device type makes Sitecore a clear winner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Salesforce Community Cloud

  • Improved online admission application completion rates from mid-60%s to mid-80%s.
  • Positive user experience from start-to-finish to leverage one data system for all prospective student data
  • Fewer data integrations transforming and loading sensitive student data by leveraging Salesforce Community Cloud to access already existing data
Nathan Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore

  • ROI depends so much on implementation. Its would be difficult to comment in a positive or negative regarding CMS product to direct ROI. A non-technical user would be surprised at what a basic installation of Sitecore looks like. "Hello World" comes to mind. With that in mind we can look at two things, Sitecore Support and Sitecore Partners.
  • Certified Internal Developers and Sitecore Support: This depends on the qualifications of your existing departments regarding implementing a enterprise CMS. No experience to some experience, this is a no brainer, rigorously vet top and middle partners and hire one to lead this effort. If your experienced still hire a partner and vet them but hire a middle to small partner and have them help, not lead.
  • "Sitecore Window": You could equate Sitecore in some implementation as throwing expensive parts at a car problem. If your business requirements and data consumption needs are not within this cost window then in the end on paper it will be difficult to see ROI or that there just wasn't a return. Then it will be time to look at other lower cost alternatives The initial cost is just the start. Over engineering and expensive horizontal integration partners can cost someone a promotion or job.
  • If your content workflows are complex, sites rendering data requirements are large and performance and scalability are paramount. Sitecore should be in your top 3.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Salesforce Community Cloud

General

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

Sitecore

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Salesforce Community Cloud
8.3
Sitecore
5.7

Likelihood to Renew

Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
9.0

Usability

Salesforce Community Cloud
9.0
Sitecore
7.3

Performance

Salesforce Community Cloud
9.0
Sitecore

Support

Salesforce Community Cloud
7.5
Sitecore
9.1

Online Training

Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
10.0

Implementation

Salesforce Community Cloud
Sitecore
9.1

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