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Kentico Xperience

Overview

What is Kentico Xperience?

Kentico is a web content management system for building websites, online stores, intranets, and Web 2.0 community sites. Kentico CMS uses ASP.NET and Microsoft SQL Server for development via its Portal Engine, using Visual Studio, or through Microsoft MVC.

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Kentico Xperience, a robust content management system, has been widely utilized by organizations to build and maintain a variety of …
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Kentico CAN do!

10 out of 10
December 08, 2017
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Popular Features

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  • Admin section (25)
    7.2
    72%
  • Page templates (25)
    7.1
    71%
  • Role-based user permissions (24)
    7.1
    71%
  • Code quality / cleanliness (25)
    7.1
    71%
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Pricing

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Kentico Xperience Business

$9,999 / year

On Premise
Subscription license

Kentico Xperience Business

$14,999

On Premise
Perpetual license

Kentico Xperience Enterprise

$17,999 / year

On Premise
Subscription license

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://xperience.io/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Product Demos

Kentico Xperience - Pages Application Demo

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Editing Pages - Kentico Xperience Demo

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Kentico Xperience 13 Demo - Administration Interface | Ray Business Technologies

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Demo: Kentico Xperience 13 Refresh 7

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Demo: Kentico Xperience 13 Refresh 8

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How to use Kentico Xperience Contact management

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Features

Security

This component helps a company minimize the security risks by controlling access to the software and its data, and encouraging best practices among users.

7.1
Avg 8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Features related to platform-wide settings and structure, such as permissions, languages, integrations, customizations, etc.

7.5
Avg 8.1

Web Content Creation

Features that support the creation of website content.

7
Avg 7.5

Web Content Management

Features for managing website content

6.9
Avg 7.1
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Product Details

What is Kentico Xperience?

Kentico Xperience is a digital experience platform that combines content management, digital marketing, and commerce.

Available on-premises or in the cloud, Kentico Xperience is presented by the vendor as an easy-to-use solution for modern websites. It provides personalized experiences and integrates seamlessly into any technology stack.

Kentico Xperience is built to empower companies and brands to increase customer engagement, deliver personalized content to the right audience, and optimize performance to win more clients. Its capabilities, time to value, and ease of use are backed by Kentico support and a global network of implementation partners.

Kentico Xperience Features

Web Content Creation Features

  • Supported: WYSIWYG editor
  • Supported: Code quality / cleanliness
  • Supported: Content versioning
  • Supported: Admin section
  • Supported: Page templates
  • Supported: Library of website themes
  • Supported: Mobile optimization / responsive design
  • Supported: Publishing workflow
  • Supported: Form generator
  • Supported: Content scheduling

Web Content Management Features

  • Supported: Internal content search
  • Supported: Content taxonomy
  • Supported: SEO support
  • Supported: Browser compatibility
  • Supported: Bulk management
  • Supported: Page caching
  • Supported: Availability / breadth of extensions
  • Supported: Built-in e-commerce / shopping cart
  • Supported: E-commerce / shopping cart extension
  • Supported: Community / comment management
  • Supported: Import / export
  • Supported: Website analytics

Platform & Infrastructure Features

  • Supported: API
  • Supported: Internationalization / multi-language

Security Features

  • Supported: Role-based user permissions
  • Supported: Version history
  • Supported: Simple roll-back capabilities

Additional Features

  • Supported: Marketing Automation
  • Supported: Content Personalization
  • Supported: Lead Scoring
  • Supported: Data Protection/GDPR
  • Supported: A/B Testing
  • Supported: Campaign and Conversion Management
  • Supported: Contact Management
  • Supported: Email Marketing
  • Supported: Contact Segmentation/Personas
  • Supported: MVC Page Builder
  • Supported: Online Storefront
  • Supported: Abandoned cart recovery
  • Supported: Checkout user experience
  • Supported: eCommerce security
  • Supported: Promotions & discounts
  • Supported: Personalized recommendations

Kentico Xperience Screenshots

Screenshot of Application listScreenshot of Marketing AutomationScreenshot of Kentico DashboardScreenshot of Data ProtectionScreenshot of Persona InsightsScreenshot of Campaign ManagementScreenshot of DashboardScreenshot of Marketing AutomationScreenshot of DashboardScreenshot of Page builderScreenshot of Web analyticsScreenshot of Data protectionScreenshot of AB testing

Kentico Xperience Videos

Kentico - The All-in-one That Gets It Done
What does Kentico mean to you?
Kentico Xperience 13 - Administration interface
How to use Kentico Xperience Marketing Automation
How to use Kentico Xperience Email Marketing

Kentico Xperience Competitors

Kentico Xperience Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Kentico Xperience Downloadables

Frequently Asked Questions

Kentico is a web content management system for building websites, online stores, intranets, and Web 2.0 community sites. Kentico CMS uses ASP.NET and Microsoft SQL Server for development via its Portal Engine, using Visual Studio, or through Microsoft MVC.

Drupal, Evoq Content, and Joomla! are common alternatives for Kentico Xperience.

Reviewers rate API and WYSIWYG editor and Mobile optimization / responsive design highest, with a score of 8.

The most common users of Kentico Xperience are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Kentico Xperience, a robust content management system, has been widely utilized by organizations to build and maintain a variety of websites. Customers have praised Kentico for its flexibility, built-in features, and positive user experience. It has empowered organizations to create and manage both intranet sites and external websites for B2B and B2C organizations.

One of the key use cases of Kentico Xperience is its ability to support multiple brand sites with content publishing and language variations for different countries and users. This allows organizations to effectively reach their target audience in different regions while maintaining consistent branding. Additionally, Kentico Xperience has been instrumental in creating websites for various organizations, improving communication and sharing information with patients, staff, and the public. The intuitive platform provided by Kentico enables both tech-savvy and non-technologically oriented individuals to easily design and maintain content on company websites.

Kentico Xperience also serves as a powerful CMS solution for ecommerce websites, job boards, learning management systems, and other web applications. Its extensive feature set and options facilitate ease and flexibility in developing websites of any kind and size. Moreover, Kentico's document model system helps in finding and indexing multimedia content such as videos.

Overall, Kentico Xperience has proven to be a valuable tool for organizations looking to efficiently manage their website content, streamline workflows, and provide engaging user experiences.

Intuitive User Interface: Several users have praised Kentico Xperience for its amazing and easy-to-use user interface. They have found it intuitive and user-friendly, allowing them to navigate and use the software effortlessly, even without any training.

Strong Customization and Integration Capabilities: Many reviewers have been impressed by Kentico Xperience's strong customization and integration capabilities. The built-in REST service, Integration Bus, and elegant API were particularly appreciated. This flexibility and extensibility of the software allow users to easily extend the system or connect it to any CRM, ERP, or third-party service without extensive custom coding.

Powerful HTML Control: Users have highlighted the ability to control the HTML output of websites at a very fine level in Kentico Xperience. This feature makes it easy to create HTML5 pages and implement responsive designs. The powerful HTML control features provide users with the tools they need to create and customize websites with modern design practices.

Outdated HTML Markup: Some users have mentioned that older modules in Kentico suffer from outdated HTML markup, making it challenging to create responsive designs. This limitation has been expressed by multiple reviewers and may impact the ability to deliver modern and mobile-friendly websites.

Weak Intranet Modules: Users have reported that the Intranet modules in Kentico are weak in terms of scalability, limiting their usefulness for larger projects. This concern has been raised by several reviewers, highlighting potential challenges in implementing robust intranet solutions on the platform.

Limited E-commerce Capabilities: Kentico's e-commerce support is considered immature compared to open-source e-commerce engines, according to user feedback. This limitation has been noted by multiple reviewers, indicating a need for enhancements in this area to meet the capabilities offered by other e-commerce platforms.

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Reviews

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Kentico provided us with a far more robust and customizable platform than lower-cost alternatives such as Wix or Squarespace, and was available at a much lower cost of entry than ektron. It required a lot fewer fiddly uses of extensions than WordPress, though some custom development was required for our business needs.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Kentico
We selected Kentico for our particular project to match up with another site we had and it was more financial wise for us than other solutions we looked into. A big thing for us was that we needed to have language management and Kentico being an international country was a good fit for that future goal.
Fayas J | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Out of these CMS systems I've worked in, Kentico is still hands down the easiest to build and manage.

Ingeniux was a failed project, it was too cumbersome to work in (MVC based), it was a nightmare to do any custom dev work in it, couldn't debug, and their own staff couldn't get functionality going.

Drupal and WordPress are pretty nice systems, but require pretty vigilant awareness of vulnerabilities. You often need 3rd party tools to do what you want it to, and those are not always kept up to date.

Sitecore I've only worked a little in, and it seemed overly complex and again required you to build everything yourself. I prefer to only touch code when I want to add custom functionality, not to do basic items.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Previously we used Microsoft SharePoint as a content management system and it was very limited, required a ton of support, and we encountered bugs on a weekly/monthly basis.

All of the negatives that we had associated with SharePoint went away when we switched to Kentico. It was really night and day and Kentico has really helped us move forward and become much more efficient.
December 03, 2018

Kentico for admins rules!

Irina Danilova | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I recently started learning Sitecore which resembles Kentico in some aspects, and I find Kentico to be more user-friendly and intuitive. Sitecore is a more robust system, but in my opinion it gives content administrators too many options, and has a way steeper learning curve. So, I prefer Kentico.
Alex Kimber | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Kentico is a lot easier, more fluent and slicker than these products. It is easy to setup, use and teach others, so content can be managed by multiple users without any special training or skills i.e coding. It is definitely a lot more expensive so you are paying for a premium service but if you are a large organization it is worth it.
Eric Wiley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
When discussing Kentico with clients, I find myself uttering the same phrase repeatedly. "Kentico provides 95% of the functionality of high-dollar CMSs at a fifth of the price." This allows clients to use the dollars they would have previously put towards licencing into feature development -- the true measure of your website. After using Sitecore and AEM extensively, I do not see those systems providing value equal to their licensing costs.
Albert Hovingh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I've used Sitecore, Ektron, Joomla!, WordPress, and SharePoint (if you want to count that as a competitor for CMS). Kentico 8 blows them all out of the water. Nothing is more intuitive in the way that content is created, the way the site is setup, and how efficient rollouts can be with Content Staging.
Brian McKeiver | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
When compared to the above solutions the value that Kentico offers is much higher when compared to the price of these other solutions. Kentico will do 90% of what Sitecore and Ektron and Adobe do, and those other solutions will do 90% of what Kentico does. In my opinion they basically do all of the same thing these days. So when it comes down to paying for that functionality why would you pay up to 2, 4, or 10x more?
Gabriel Fuller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
It seems to have better organization and better extendability. In comparison to WordPress, the support that is offered by Kentico is incredible. When comparing to Sitecore, the price point makes it much more affordable for smaller to mid-size organizations that need a great CMS or EMS tool. Overall Kentico definitely holds its own when compared to many of the other solutions out there that I have reviewed.
Virgil Carroll | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
Where all of these systems have their strengths and weaknesses, one of the reasons we tend to go to Kentico more than other systems is because of the:
  • The reasonable price point for clients
  • Constant innovation and partner communications with Kentico (letting the community really influence future versions)
  • Top-notch support
  • Ease of use from a content owner perspective
Mark Krolikowski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
The competitive toolset and streamlined development process that Kentico provides allows for it to be a viable option at a fraction of the cost of other solutions.
Paul Colborn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
When deciding on Kentico we compared 2 other products, all vendors provided either provided 1 to 2 demos. Compared to the other vendors, the Kentico product worked as expected when demonstrating compared to the other two vendors that had a range of problems in their product when attempting to demonstrate their functionality. This caused many of our stakeholders to dismiss the others for the simple fact that if a demo product is unstable how can a purchased product be better. Additionally, compared to the other two, Kentico was easier to use and would require less training for end users and developers.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used to use Ektron but that was a mess and it was their way or the highway. Their support was not there and their API was horrible. SiteFinity was our other CMS and it was good for many features but it just did not have the modules and support for document creation like we have with Kentico. Also, it got too expensive too fast. I evaluated SiteCore while I was looking for a new CMS but it was too limited with modules and was too expensive for our needs. Kentico was discovered while attending a SiteCore training for the purpose of evaluating SiteCore. A Kentico partner recommended it to us and after training on it as well for evaluation, it was the clear winner. It provided great modules, an easy way for our content authors to author content, and a great API and tools for migrating our content over from our other CMS solutions.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Ultimately Kentico is easier to work with both as a developer and an end user. The solution is well built and supported. Both Ektron and Sitecore have their places, but Kentico's price, performance, and flexibility make it a better fit for most of our clients.
July 01, 2015

Kenti-CAN!

Jessica Hester | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • WordPress,Ektron,Telerik Sitefinity
WordPress - I do like WordPress, and we propose this CMS as an option to Kentico, but I firmly believe that unless everything happens to work perfectly, WordPress will cost more money to develop in the long run. Aside from that, WordPress has intrusive updates very regularly, which can break the already frail compatibility with its plugins.
Ektron - I have never seen the Ektron dashboard, I have only ever designed and developed through the .aspx files. This can't be good for end-users.
Sitefinity - This CMS has a very different approach to the dashboard. You can either see the tree-view of your files or pages, or you can edit that file or page - you cannot do both. I think this makes it easy for users to get lost. I find it very frustrating.
Brian Maki | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Ektron is a great content management system in it's own right but Kentico delivers a lot of the same functionality for a much smaller price. The license fees for Kentico are very reasonable especially when compared to solutions such as Ektron. Kentico is an enterprise ready CMS with a small business price.
December 04, 2014

Couldn't be happier!

Jim Morrissey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We chose Kentico over the above due to Kentico having all the innate functionality that we wanted in the CMS and as well in innate web parts/abilities built into Kentico and not having to depend on a 3rd party developer to update these specific applications.
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