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Dave Becker profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Concrete5 is the customer-facing side of our business. It's where we host the site that potential customers see before they choose to purchase and create an account with us. We are able to keep that site clean, user-friendly, and with a lot of available options for customers to interact with thanks to Concrete5
  • The ability to have multiple users and admins for the site means that we all members of our team can go in and create new content, fix or troubleshoot issues, and edit the site easily.
  • Our CRM isn't directly integrated with Concrete5, so when customers go to make a purchase with us, they have to leave our Concrete5 site.
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John Smart profile photo
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Concrete5 has made it much easier for us to stay on top of keeping our websites current.
  • It also allows easy distribution of work load across departments.
  • The "Stack" feature allows us to design something that can be incorporated on many pages. Then by updating the stack all those pages are instantly updated - saving lots of time, and preventing us from overlooking any element that needs an update.
  • Amazing support. I have needed support once, and it was there - human and fast.
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Score 8 out of 10
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  • Client can manage content easily after handoff.
  • Easily create a small website fast with component building usually taking up the most time.
  • Very limited options of themes and components compared to other platforms.
  • Mobile support was not great when I was using it.
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Score 10 out of 10
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  • Our development workflow is a lot more efficient. Also, our development time and cost is nearly cut in half when we work with Concrete5.
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Score 9 out of 10
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  • Building our internal tool with Concrete5 increased employee efficiency as they are more independant in their processes and they understand more what they are working with.
  • Quick development process definitely increases our ROI when using Concrete5 on small websites.
  • Training sessions are shorter and occur less often as the interface is easy to learn.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Content marketing - Content producers can easily add new content that's relevant to the target audience.
  • SEO - Ability to set Friendly URLs, meta data, and fresh content improve search rankings.
  • ROI - Site builds are much faster and require less technical staff when taking advantage of templates and add-ons.
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Score 9 out of 10
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  • Because theme development, layouts, and extending the content management tools is so easy, we are able to reuse our current assets so much more relying less on back-end development in order to create intuitive ways for clients to manage their website.
  • Concrete5 has become a staple tool that we showcase to clients as a solution that most other teams have not uncovered and added to their offering, adding an impressively easy to use system that clients get on board with instantly.
  • If there has been anything that has had a negative impact, it would have to be that our team took so long to get on board with CMS platforms with much larger user bases such as WordPress and capitalize on the opportunity to become an industry leader through plugin and theme development.
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Score 9 out of 10
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  • It takes certainly less time to build a site with Concrete 5 than, say Wordpress or Drupal.
  • In other situations, the lack of plugins can hinder the development. Since Drupal or Wordpress "have a module for everything", the development must be given to developers.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • It has given us financial freedom from relying on third party vendors to update our website.
  • It was extremely cheap to implement.
  • It gave us the freedom to control our own branding rather than going through a third party vendor to create a site for us.
  • It has been able to achieve all of the business needs we had starting out and also going forward.
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Score 7 out of 10
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  • As a developer Concrete5 has been a differentiator as a valuable product that was relatively unknown when I first started using it (in 2010). Many people were already looking for alternatives to "the big three" (Wordpress, Drupal, and Joomla).
  • Concrete5's stable marketplace has allowed the addition of some requested site features that I wasn't ready or willing to create myself at various points over the last four years. This enabled me to deliver on some projects that otherwise I wouldn't have been able to do.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Concrete5 is FREE and I was able to find several free addons and themes to work off of. This made it a great investment for us.
  • The content on our website is up to date and constantly changing thanks to the easy user interface. Our staff quickly embraced it and continues to use it.
  • Most importantly it's stable. I've never had downtime.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Role-based user permissions (16)
9.8
API (12)
10.0
Internationalization / multi-language (10)
10.0
WYSIWYG editor (20)
8.9
Code quality / cleanliness (16)
8.8
Admin section (18)
8.2
Page templates (18)
8.6
Library of website themes (17)
6.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design (17)
9.8
Publishing workflow (15)
9.6
Form generator (17)
8.5
Content taxonomy (18)
9.0
SEO support (18)
10.0
Bulk management (17)
5.3
Availability / breadth of extensions (17)
7.2
Community / comment management (18)
8.5

About Concrete5

concrete5 is a free and open source PHP built content management system for content on the web and also for intranets. Its emphasis is on management and editing with minimal technical skills and with an embedded editor allows most editing to be done directly from a page, rather than through an entirely separate interface or editor. It features integrated server caching, supports OpenID, version control, and SEO. As with most open source content management systems, its content management functionality can be augmented with many possible addons or via the developer API.

Online magazines and newspapers are the ideal target of concrete5's capabilities though many other sites can be made and managed as well. concrete5 is touted as being both developer and DIY friendly. Marketplace content to extend features are both free and not free, so cost of implementation will vary.

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