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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SDL Tridion

SDL Tridion works well for organizations with a large website with a lot of content to continuously create and manage. The use of page templates and component presentations makes creating new pages fairly straightforward. It can be a little cumbersome when it comes to trying to "break from the norm" and build web pages that are outside of the template-driven format; however, there are ways around this to create pages that break away from the normal page-template format of the website. In this regard, SDL Tridion can be pretty flexible, allowing us to create a lot of custom functionality to keep up with constantly changing web trends.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore Experience Platform

Sitecore can be a good solution for a company wanting a premium product and is really looking to leverage the platform for advanced digital marketing capabilities. If a company isn't mature enough to utilize all of what Sitecore has to offer, or is just basically looking for a CMS, there are other options that may be a better value.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

SDL Tridion
10.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Role-based user permissions
SDL Tridion
10.0
Sitecore Experience Platform

Platform & Infrastructure

SDL Tridion
9.5
Sitecore Experience Platform
API
SDL Tridion
9.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Internationalization / multi-language
SDL Tridion
10.0
Sitecore Experience Platform

Web Content Creation

SDL Tridion
7.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
WYSIWYG editor
SDL Tridion
8.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Code quality / cleanliness
SDL Tridion
9.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Admin section
SDL Tridion
8.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Page templates
SDL Tridion
5.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Library of website themes
SDL Tridion
5.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Mobile optimization / responsive design
SDL Tridion
6.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Publishing workflow
SDL Tridion
10.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Form generator
SDL Tridion
5.0
Sitecore Experience Platform

Web Content Management

SDL Tridion
6.6
Sitecore Experience Platform
Content taxonomy
SDL Tridion
10.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
SEO support
SDL Tridion
9.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Bulk management
SDL Tridion
6.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Availability / breadth of extensions
SDL Tridion
5.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
Community / comment management
SDL Tridion
3.0
Sitecore Experience Platform

Pros

SDL Tridion

  • Makes it easy to spin up a new site quickly
  • Allows for numerous users to work on the same site without conflicting with each other's changes
  • Allows you to unpublish changes or revert to old versions if you make a mistake
  • Allows you to time publishing actions (for example, you can set it to happen overnight)
Kirsten McGlone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore Experience Platform

  • Sitecore has a decent supply of out of the box components and capabilities that can be fairly easily styled to meet business needs without much customization needed. This often helps speed to market.
  • Sitecore has had the flexibility of offering on-premise hosting or cloud hosting to meet different needs of clients, though recently they have strongly pushed their cloud-based hosting. This is in alignment with the industry and very helpful for organizations that aren't looking to add another product to the portfolio of packages that their internal IT teams need to manage
  • Sitecore has a capable UI for editing content. Though some competition may do better in this regard, Sitecore's editing interface is fully capable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SDL Tridion

  • Doesn't work well in all browsers. Tridion is a Microsoft product so they really push IE; however, now-a-days it SHOULD work in all browsers. Even though they say to use IE, Chrome actually functions the best with Tridion.
  • It uses Dreamweaver Syntax. Dreamweaver syntax is completely out-dated and SDL really needs to come up with a better way of looping through content by using it's own structure or using .NET syntax to loop through items - Dreamweaver syntax is not the way to go
  • Component Templates and Page Templates. Tridion uses Component Templates and Dreamweaver templates to display content and store the content that is to be displayed. These 2 items could easily be converted into 1 group of items, but SDL chose to keep them separate therefore increasing the complexity of Tridion
  • Steep learning curve. Tridion has a very steep learning curve and it will take some time to train people on it. We had to hire 4 Tridion experts (at probably around $1000 / day) to get everyone trained on Tridion and then build the structure for Tridion
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore Experience Platform

  • While the UI is capable, some other products in this space have a much more intuitive editing interface. Sitecore could do better in providing an easy to use editing UI.
  • It would be nice to see a fully managed Sitecore instead of just cloud hosted
  • The price falls more to the premium side of things. Making the value proposition a bit harder to justify
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SDL Tridion

SDL Tridion 6.3
Based on 15 answers
I believe SDL Tridion is the best CMS product out there currently. Every CMS has its problems and strengths but SDL Tridion overall seems like the best solution for large enterprise corporations. The fact that it can be implemented in java or .net makes it attractive to many clients
Piti Itharat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

SDL Tridion

SDL Tridion 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The editor user interface is very user friendly and in-site editing makes simple updates fast and easy. The extensibility of Tridion is a big plus and the ability to add our own options into the default Tridion interface helps us integrate with external systems. Finally, the user permissions and security system helps us deploy it within our large organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

SDL Tridion

It is a nuclear missile compared to the other handguns and knives on the market today. But it also requires nuclear technicians and expertise that a handgun doesn't require. Do you need to decimate your competition and you have the investment capabilities necessary to put a nuclear missile into the sky? Then definitely do it. Especially if you need a very good multi-lingual blueprint provider like Tridion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore Experience Platform

All of these platforms have their pros and cons. Selecting the best fit is a matter aligning corporate need vs features provided. Have a .NET shop with an advanced marketing team looking to push UX forward and willing to pay a premium, then Sitecore may be the right fit. Have an organization centered around Java and only looking for basic CMS capabilities or looking for a budget-friendly option, then there may be better options beyond Sitecore.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SDL Tridion

  • SDL is a very complex system. Creating custom components by external vendors turned out to be expensive.
  • The learning curve is very slow, so training takes a lot of time and cost.
  • The revamped corporate site looks clean, modern, and is mobile-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore Experience Platform

  • For mature marketing organizations, the analytics that Sitecore allows you to capture have been valuable in pushing forward marketing objectives and giving insight into how to tailor content for the best UX
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SDL Tridion

General

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

Sitecore Experience Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SDL Tridion
8.0
Sitecore Experience Platform
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

SDL Tridion
6.3
Sitecore Experience Platform

Usability

SDL Tridion
8.5
Sitecore Experience Platform

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