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Clickability was being used by the majority of the editorial department. Reporters, editors, and producers all used it. But outside of …
We use it to manage all of our websites, four brands and a corporate site. Editorial postings, ad placement. So multiple departments and …
Clickability is used as a CMS for different external websites across the company. There are very simple sites but also complex ones which …
Clickability is used in the entire client organization I work for. It is mainly used for building a marketing website with a quick turn …
Right now it is used for all websites for Vance publishing. Clickability allows multiple users to add pages easily who do not have any …
Clickability is the CMS that we use for 15 of our local broadcast sites. Employees that have access to it are developers, designers, …
We used Clickability for our Marketing website. It allowed us to host all of our outward facing webpages as well as marketing materials …
In the previous company I worked for, a commerical newspaper and online news company, Clickability was used by reporters, editors, web …
Clickability is being used across the editorial team of the company. It's used by multiple divisions within the company. It addresses our …
I worked for the only authorized re-seller for Clickability. We did mainly websites for tv and radio stations but there were a mix of …
We use Clickability as a CMS to host the content for our websites, and deliver our web pages to our customers in Southeastern Wisconsin. …
- Publishing workflow (5)7.979%
- Role-based user permissions (5)6.969%
- WYSIWYG editor (5)6.868%
- Code quality / cleanliness (5)6.060%
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Upland Clickability PRNewswire Video Case Study - Sandra Azzollini
Clickability is a content management systems acquired by Upland Software in 2013, which provides a SaaS platform for web content creation, management, publishing and analytics, for enterprises, digital marketing and online publishing for marketers and enterprises. It is coded in Java and uses the Velocity scripting language. Developers may take advantage of the open SOAP-based API and Eclipse IDE Plugin.
Upland Clickability PRNewswire Video Case Study - Sandra Azzollini
Clickability is a content management system acquired by Upland Software in 2013 which provides a SaaS platform for web content creation, management, publishing, analytics, digital marketing, and online publishing for marketers and enterprises.
Reviewers rate Community / comment management highest, with a score of 8.
The most common users of Clickability are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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- Create articles.
- Edit articles.
- Moderate comments.
- Organized to manage several levels of use.
- Ad placement tools.
- Editorial tools to post articles.
- Choosing ad size/placement should be easier than it is. Now, I have to re-create the whole thing.
- When you "save" anything a pop-up comes up that is redundant.
- Ad list only shows a limited number. It's not until you click on one and cancel it out, then you can see all the listings. A bit tedious and redundant.
- Simple CMS, all our users cope very fast with the publishing process. Even non-tech-savy people!
- Implementation of new sites very fast - great project teams!
- Good design resources to support you in making sure the site has a nice layout and is user-friendly in regards of usability.
- Some outages in the recent year
- Support is not very fast and knowledgeable
- Content Creation Workflows
- Website Creation
- Ease of Development
- Online Marketing
- Version Control
- Release Planning when huge number of templates need to be pushed to production
- Velocity Scripting used to create website templates could be improved
- Clickability is good at allowing information to be updated quickly by people that don't understand HTML markup or programing.
- Clickability has a powerful programing language.
- Clickbility allows you to return to previous versions. This is very important when testing and if you make mistakes.
- It doesn't allow testing to people who do not have passwords. You must create an account to test in staging. I would like to be able to show someone a website in staging without them needing to log in.
- I would like the process for static websites to be more streamlined. I don't like creating a template then create content for a website that won't be changed by updated content.
- You have a useful resource pdf. Which I use all the time. I would also like to see more useful tools to help the learning curve for Clickability. Video's, webcasts, or white pages to help with the steep learning curve that Clickability has.
- Add easy access to social sites for sharing and posting.
- Clickablity allows for easy story publishing. This is crucial with breaking news and keeping viewers up-to-date.
- It has a good back end for specific development of additional features. We work with a team of developers that create items for live video promotions, weather closing ticker bars, etc.
- The templates that you can create help with quick page layout reproductions to help with usability and site continuity.
- The initial concept of how the pages work with sections can be tricky. Once you get into the system and start creating layouts and pages, it's becomes easier. You have to have some training and a good period for learning.
- There could be more drag and drop features.
- Some menus are small and take a while to change the placement (i.e. updating navigation).
- The customization from page to page is the best I've seen in a CMS. Each page could have its own template and content rendering if necessary
- The UI is fairly straight forward and easy to use. It can also be customized by user role.
- The Velocity template creation is easily done through the console. No need to FTP files to a server.
- The version control of each content item or template is handled through the CMS. No terminal needed.
- The ability to run server side code is not there.
- A GUI of template creation could be used for the non-coder users.
- Some parameters of content types are hard to find as they can be stored in various areas
- Adding custom content fields while adding a new article or blog page.
- Managing user and user groups.
- Developing and saving web design templates.
- Adding Facebook/Social Media commenting.
- Sharing articles and blog entries to Social Media sites.
- Video/media clips/podcasting publishing.
- The ease of search for items by ID makes finding something quick and easy.
- The system moves very fast, which enables us to respond to breaking news and get content up on the site quickly.
- Making copies or opening read-only versions of stories are great so that one person can read while another person produces.
- Targeting is heavy and clunky. It's a big process to get the right targets on stories and have a full team carry that out.
- Multiple URLs create confusion for search engines and for readers.
- A lack of history for images is limiting, and it would be great to have that history.
- Easy to get going for a business that has tons of content they need to manage.
- Clickability offers development and design services so you don't really even need IT.
- No need to worry about server uptime, storage, bandwidth, etc you have all the reports at your fingers for what you are using.
- Simple template and content design system, easy to expand and add.
- Powerful CMS and settings with a design and programming guide provided.
- AkAMAI and Limelight CDN's can be used for powerful and fast loading in many regions.
- Debugging tools to see how long specific templates and content load is exceptional. One can narrow down that this specific template ran X number of times and took this look and had to be stopped at X number of time due to exceeding set limits.
- Having a built in Dev, Staging, Production environments for testing makes seeing new features and how they will integrate into your site seamless.
- If you are not constantly updating content then maybe this isn't the best CMS for you.
- Turn around time on development can be lackluster and most find it easier to have 1-2 developers on staff for larger projects.
- Over the years outages have happened but slowness is more common to due the shared platform and logic programming errors. This has improved greatly but still can happen.
- The programming language behind clickability that is exposed is Apache Velocity. https://velocity.apache.org/engine/releases/velocity-1.5/user-guide.html While basic it is not as powerful as other web developers are used to.
- The guide can be simplistic and more examples could be useful. Also cryptic special case features that are not widely can be troublesome.
- Costs for storage, transfer and bandwidth can be costly because of limited options for where to store such content.
- Development and Staging does not load on the normal servers so performance testing can be difficult to compare to production before launching a new template or code.
- Extensive performance tools are in place because it is extremely easy to have non scaling, badly performing code as sites get bigger.
- Most of the support team is based in CA, so support hours are geared towards US which could be a deterrent for European customers.
- Clickability's API allows us to integrate our newsroom print publishing system with our websites, as well as feeds from other sources.
- Clickability has a robust content delivery and redundancy architecture which delivers "always-on" content delivery.
- Clickability's template language allows us the freedom to innovate as we integrate with other systems.
- Clickability gives us the ability to distinguish device type and deliver different solutions to different devices aka responsive web design.
- The UI presentation was developed before tabbed-browsing became available/popular, thus you can run into serious trouble if you are not careful.
- The security implementation, while allowing extreme granularity (good), has become extremely difficult to manage over time (bad).
- We have written our own web-based front-end UIs in order to compensate for the somewhat awkward content entry experience that the UI provides.