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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

TemplateToaster

TemplateToaster has the best features which include: BOOTSTRAP 3 support, W3C compliance, all devices and all browsers compatibility, clean and concise code generation, and extensive designing options. A big pack of sample templates comes free with software installation, and all the designing options have been provided as per the latest web design trends. Templates made in TemplateToaster make clients say, “wow, it’s amazing”. TemplateToaster is a designing tool as well as a development tool. In short words, it provides a GUI for designing templates, after the accomplishment of designing, the template can be exported into a fully-fledged web template, which is ready to use as a website design.
Davis Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

SDL Tridion
10.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Role-based user permissions
SDL Tridion
10.0
TemplateToaster
9.1

Platform & Infrastructure

SDL Tridion
9.5
TemplateToaster
9.1
API
SDL Tridion
9.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Internationalization / multi-language
SDL Tridion
10.0
TemplateToaster
9.1

Web Content Creation

SDL Tridion
7.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
WYSIWYG editor
SDL Tridion
8.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Code quality / cleanliness
SDL Tridion
9.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Admin section
SDL Tridion
8.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Page templates
SDL Tridion
5.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Library of website themes
SDL Tridion
5.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
SDL Tridion
6.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Publishing workflow
SDL Tridion
10.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Form generator
SDL Tridion
5.0
TemplateToaster
9.1

Web Content Management

SDL Tridion
6.6
TemplateToaster
9.1
Content taxonomy
SDL Tridion
10.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
SEO support
SDL Tridion
9.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Bulk management
SDL Tridion
6.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
SDL Tridion
5.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Community / comment management
SDL Tridion
3.0
TemplateToaster
9.1

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

TemplateToaster

  • Advanced designing features and using these advanced features very easily e.g. Bootstrap 3 support that makes flawless responsive templates.
  • Encapsulated all the major designing trends with respect to particular CMS.
  • Optimized code is produced for every theme/template as such the coding standards are perfectly followed by this software.
  • All WordPress themes made with this software pass the Theme Check test.
  • Because of W3C compliance it ensures consistency of websites over the web.
  • HTML5 and CSS3 also ensure better look of designs on small screens.
  • Apart from making web templates, one can make full fledged websites too. TemplateToaster allows making static websites with YouTube video inclusion. It has inbuilt FTP, so that user can easily move its website to the server.
  • An amazing and exclusive feature it provides is the option to draw custom widget/module/ block area.
Davis Brown | 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

TemplateToaster

  • It is not available for MAC operating system.
Davis Brown | 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

TemplateToaster

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

TemplateToaster

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

SDL Tridion

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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TemplateToaster

  • Advanced features, lesser price and ease of use. For designing perspective, it has many options in accordance with latest web designing trends.
  • Most prominent is- custom positions can be made for widgets or plugins to be included
  • Slideshow can be included.
  • Images browsed from the system can be transformed using its image editor.
  • Texture-effects-shadow can be applied wherever required.
  • margin-padding settings can be done easily.
  • And many more options are provided by this software on its interface.
Davis Brown | 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

TemplateToaster

  • TemplateToaster returns full value of money.
  • It helps in finishing my projects ahead of time, hence I can finish more projects in less time. In other words, it helps in increasing my efficiency, which brings monetary benefits to me.
Davis Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

SDL Tridion

General

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

SDL Tridion Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

TemplateToaster

General

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

TemplateToaster Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard Edition$491
Professional Edition$149
  1. Annually
Additional Pricing Details
After one year, some concession is given on the specific edition.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SDL Tridion
8.0
TemplateToaster
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

SDL Tridion
6.3
TemplateToaster

Usability

SDL Tridion
8.5
TemplateToaster

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