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Michael Dell'Arciprete profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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Progress Sitefinity is being used by our marketing team as a site content management system. We use it to create new content and to upload images. It allows our marketing team to engage with our online audience and to remain current/accurate in our messaging. It is managed by our team webmaster, but it is used by many members on our team to create and duplicate landing pages. It also allows us to create messaging at various touchpoints. This is especially useful when urgent messages need to be communicated.
  • Landing pages that include metadata, UTM tracking, and vanity URLs. These landing pages are easy to create and can be duplicated in a very short team.
  • Site content management - It is easy to add text content and to upload new images.
  • Messaging - We often need to create urgent messages related to a storm warning. This allows us to create message units or widgets that alert our policyholders.
  • Landing pages are easy to duplicate but could be easier to customize.
  • Reporting is limited. If reporting could be automatically tied to Google Analytics that would be a plus.
  • An SEO optimization tool that looked for errors and suggested improvement would be very helpful.
Sitefinity is very cost-effective and support is good. After the 12.0 update, we were able to eliminate use of tools like Unbounce and Optimizely. Having one content management system with broad functionality is very valuable. Sitefinity does many things well like A/B testing, landing page development, and messaging. It is not the best for customization, but it is improving. The one area that would help is more training. Very few webmaster candidates had familiarity with Sitefinity.
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Score 9 out of 10
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The whole organization uses Sitefinity. Primarily it is a marketing tool, but has grown into a company wide resource that allows all departments to reach out to the community and let everyone know what each department can offer.
  • Easy to manipulate and organize widgets on a page
  • Interface to create custom widgets
  • Keeping up to date with JavaScript libraries
  • More features and control to form management
Sitefinity is well suited for a company with a programmer available, especially if there are any custom widgets. If custom widgets aren't needed then a company with the need to keep clients engaged and coming back would do well with this software. Sitefinity is less suited for a company that has static information or large volumes of PDFs that need to be downloaded.
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Richard Peterson profile photo
Score 7 out of 10
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Sitefinity is used for five of our 34 websites currently. We use it for two languages and it has held up strong over the ten years we have been using it. I like the ability to teach it to new hires and they can add content immediately, without having to attend classes. It is very intuitive and easy for anyone with CMS experience to pick it up and run with it.
  • They do a great job of sending out notices of upgrades and bug fixes which keeps us current.
  • I like the module builder tool for building my own widgets.
  • Sitefinity could do a better job on providing training modules for me to use with new hires so I do not have to be the training instructor for all new hires.
  • Their introduction of MVC technology could have been sooner to stay ahead of the competitors.
Sitefinity is good for a medium-sized website. When it gets above that the file structure starts slowing down the site and the user experience suffers from slower page load times.
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August 19, 2019

Recommend Sitefinity

Score 8 out of 10
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It is used by several agencies. It gives our end users the ability to update their content easily. Developers are able to create a site in a timely manner.
  • The product is user-friendly and robust.
  • Keeping content organized is easy.
  • Sitefinity is easily customizable and relatively intuitive for developers.
  • Upgrading to new versions is time consuming. There are always several errors to work through. Each upgrade has to be completed individually, instead of offering cumulative updates.
Sitefinity is well suited for a .NET environment.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Sitefinity is used for our organization's website that is open for our members and new members to join our organization. We use it primarily to promote our business and resources that we have for emergency medicine.
  • Customer Support
  • Account Sales and Contracts
  • Tech Support Team Open to Assist 24/7
  • Provide some of the new features in older version as much as possible
  • Improve on the HTML Editor as some of the functions for HTML are not compatible with Sitefinity Format
Great people to communicate with and on-point to answering questions and inquiries.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Used across the whole organization, Sitefinity is the CMS and backbone of our website used across many teams. We use Sitefinity with many other tools like Salesforce and Adobe.
  • synching process
  • Staging environments
  • Ability to have multiple translations
  • How to update content through all translations.
Its been great for us to work collaboratively with different teams and translations amongst different countries.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Sitefinity is our CMS for our website and all of our affiliate websites. We wanted a platform that was easy to use, yet robust with analytics, customization and features. Sitefinity met our requirements.
  • Easy front-end customization
  • Feature-packed eCommerce module
  • Good support
  • Simple mobile optimization
  • Pricing structure
  • Make process to update software easier
Sitefinity is great for most website applications, but I would specifically recommend it for eCommerce-type of sites.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We use Sitefinity to host our corporate website. It provides a reliable and stable platform to managing the content and deployment of our website.
  • Good content management features.
  • Good performance.
  • Integration with analytics.
  • Ability to build upon using API and Visual Studio integration.
  • Difficult upgrade process.
  • Does not offer an option to restore backend configuration or revert to original defaults.
It's well suited for hosting websites and managing content.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We run our corporate website off a series of 6 total servers running Sitefinity. We utilize it across a few departments, Marketing and IT mainly. Sitefinity has been a very flexible, easy to adopt CMS. We launched a new website and CMS all at once and it was refreshing to utilize Sitefinity over our prior CMS system. Sitefinity is a clean, very user friendly, adaptable, feature rich CMS. Pricing is attractive, features are there, support is very adequate. We have a complex use case with 6 servers running Sitefinity and interacting with each other, and we're still trying to get a handle on simplifying the upgrade process - which has been our only minor hurdle.
  • Very flexible and easy to use to create new pages.
  • Customizable widgets allow for displaying data the way you need and want it to.
  • Simple to setup synchronization to additional servers.
  • Diagram or illustrate more use cases for server setups, and managing of upgrades.
  • I'd like to see the ability to synchronize from one server to multiple others at once.
  • Implementation assistance as part of the purchase rather than farming out to 3rd party, although they did answer every question we asked in order to determine our best architecture setup.
Sitefinity is a very cost-effective CMS system with the flexibility needed by a front-end developer while still being super easy to use by less code knowledgeable people. If you just had one server and database set up with Sitefinity it would be the simplest, and possibly adequate, setup. Adding servers complicates the upgrade process, the scheduling process, custom field additions etc. but having development, staging and production servers is worth the effort.

Super easy to generate new pages, news/press items, lists. A little more complicated to set up Salesforce and Sharepoint connectors.
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Score 10 out of 10
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It is used as a marketing front-end as well as to manage a registered user base. We have installed several different instances to take on different roles. As far as marketing is concerned, it's great to leverage the built-in SEO and forms for lead generation capturing. For managing registered users, we customize Sitefinity to fit our business model which was straight-forward to do.
  • Progress Sitefinity does a great job of staying on top of new and ever-changing IT security threats and patching for it.
  • Progress Sitefinity has great support for people interested in customizing their instances with a vast knowledge base that includes videos and white papers.
  • Progress Sitefinity is great at communicating and following up on any opened support tickets.
  • Creating an out of box cloud deployment experience to ease the deployment burden.
  • Improve on their developers using source control and automated deployment experience.
  • Go back to their upfront pricing as opposed to having to speak to someone.
At the current price point, Sitefinity is too expensive for a simple brochure or lead generation website. There are a ton of great options out there for this use case. It is great if your website will include various integrations to third parties or user management that requires complex scenarios that need to be accounted for.
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Score 6 out of 10
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It is being used for our entire website. Each department has its own web manager, but I manage the overall website design and coding. Everything runs through my team before anything gets published.
  • Organize pages
  • Create lists
  • Blogs
  • News articles
  • Usability
  • Reliability
  • Help documentation and support
Once set up it works pretty well. Administrative side of things is a little harder to use than other CMSs.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Currently using this as our corporate website, but have also recommended and developed websites for 3 other organizations. It is being used primarily by the design/technology departments for marketing to update our company brand and presence online.
  • Once templates and custom data has been defined, it is very easy for CMS authors/editors to manage content on the site without knowledge of HTML programming.
  • Programming templates and custom module and extending the CMS is fairly straightforward for our development team.
  • Security is in the forefront, with regular updates and enhancements to the product.
  • Working with support is great, they have extensive knowledge on the product are able to assist if called upon.
  • Product utilizes .net standards, and also integrates well will standard front end tools such as jquery/bootstrap.
  • I wish there was more sharing in the community of user-generated scripts/tools (like the word press community and the vast amount of plugins)
Well suited where the site content authors/editors do not have extensive knowledge of web programming. User needs to know the basics of cropping/optimizing images for the web, but those tools to crop images are also available in the CMS. Advanced users can extend the data structures, and update module themes, views easily without requiring a dedicated development team in-house (compile in VS). CMS administrators can choose data storage (file vs database), but wish there was out of box functionality to connect with external CDN - S3 storage. Custom Development, and enhancement of the CMS out-of-the-box functionality is straightforward for development teams, easy to customize the product, themes, and custom modules. You will need to have access to Microsoft .net developers to be able to extend beyond out-of-the-box functionality.

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Score 10 out of 10
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We use Progress Sitefinity to host and maintain our corporate website and the global domains. It is utilized mainly by Marketing and their Digital team along with IT with the product owner, BAs, and Developers. There is real-time integration with a number of corporate-wide systems which allows instant access to the latest pricing, product details, and inventory availability.
  • Content authoring, approvals, provisioning, and global synchronization
  • Easy integration with backend systems and microservices.
  • Customer data profiles and personas tracking.
  • None
Global delivery of content with ease of use, content authoring, and provisioning. Easy to maintain, approve, and synchronize.
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November 24, 2019

Consistent and Reliable

Score 8 out of 10
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I like the ability to customize the editors and change what functions do to create HTML on the backend. This makes it easy for me to create the experience which is easiest for my users, the most autonomous, and requires the least amount of retraining and support hours from the administrators. The CMS creates a lot of .axd references in the executed code which slows down page speed, but we still have ~4s real-world site-wide averages. To get it lower, we would have to limit the number of .axd references, and we don't know how to do that. With page-load speeds becoming more important to user experiences, it would be nice to see tools specifically related to measuring and improving this.
  • We've had a consistent experience with few, if any, bugs.
  • Provide better tools to measure and improve the page load speeds.
It is well suited for deployments with a dedicated web manager with extensive HTML/CSS experience, and not for situations where one is unavailable for contracts.
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November 12, 2019

SItefinity = Good

Score 7 out of 10
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This is a web CMS platform that's being used across departments, but only by a subset of employees that work on web content.
  • Modern infrastructure.
  • Good quality of technical support, and a renewal/sales representative that is willing to work with you.
  • Lots of features and room for customization.
  • Delay in getting technical support tickets assigned.
  • Performance is a bit of an issue, but that may be due to our on-premise infrastructure.
Progress Sitefinity is fully featured and has much of the nuts and bolts in place to get things running relatively quick.
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August 27, 2019

Simple to use CMS

Score 7 out of 10
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I use Progress Sitefinity as the content management software on an external government website.
  • Ease of use: HTML or design mode.
  • It is intuitive and can be used with very little training.
  • Would like to see the addition of an undo button.
  • User videos are not accessible.
Progress Sitefinity is an adequate content management software, without any unnecessary glitz and glamour.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Progress Sitefinity is being used to host our company website. It has allowed us to host our own site, manage the content and easily customize the CMS to our business needs.
  • Customizations can be made easily.
  • Built-in tools are very functional.
  • Provides integration with other platforms such as Salesforce.
  • It would be nice to see more options in some of the modules such as events, news, documents, and files.
  • More extensive samples of customization and use cases.
  • More updated online training.
Progress Sitefinitiy is very easy to use and navigate, and the ease of installation and deployment was, and is, excellent.
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February 21, 2019

Sitefiniy

Score 9 out of 10
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Sitefinity is used to allow employees from different departments to manage their own web departments web content. This solves the problem of having to have a dedicated employee just for web updates. Sitefinity allows for faster web posts and more timely information to our stakeholders.
  • Sitefinity allows people with little of no development skills to publish content to a webpage
  • Provides a way to manage email lists.
  • Allows for feedback from our stakeholders
  • Sitefinity has been very well designed for our need (though our needs are small)
Sitefinity works great when you need a way for people without development skills to interact with the web. Sitefinity may not be needed if you are a very small company or individual looking for only a static webpage. Sitefinity does take time to develop, setup, and build forms for lots of content.
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Thomas Noack profile photo
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Sitefinity as a CMS for our corporate website etap.com and several sub-domains for development. When we purchased the software in 2015, we found that we needed quite a bit of customization of which we rolled back a considerable portion because of our own learning curve of what you can do with Sitefinity. We tried to implement multiple-site replication for our Chinese office and other places, but found that the cost for multi-site licenses is expensive and we couldn't find the development and support staff to work with. Languages was another area where we struggled since workflows didn't work with language roles. Otherwise we have been using the CMS across the company with Marketing being the driving force for content and development.
  • Depending on the usage, it is pretty easy to work with page templates and build content widgets
  • Content syncing with SiteSync works great
  • Implementation of languages works well
  • Personalizing page with persona, country or other specific content works well
  • We are using release 9.2 right now and are in the process of updating. Using mail templates with forms is a important missing piece.
  • Better connectivity of the Digital Experience Cloud with the site content.
  • E-commerce, biggest disappointment! Apparently new integration with 3rd party available, but we specifically purchased Sitefinity to have an integrated e-commerce platform.
  • MVC page templates
  • User guides are very often not very user-friendly for non-developers.
  • Straight forward websites without e-commerce and a few languages - great.
  • You can develop your own modules/widgets and get most work done without needing a developer. You will need a consultant or developer for the initial setup and deployment.
  • Sites like ours, etap.com, with dynamically generated pages via API, languages, event management, etc. difficult.
  • E-commerce is so basic that it is hard to do any sort of customization. basic e-commerce tools are missing.
  • Release 12.0 however looks promising.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We have a few users within our marketing and IT departments that use Sitefinity as a CMS for our website. Sitefinity has made it easy to publish, maintain, and edit content on our website for our clients to find information and access online banking.

  • Ease of use. Content items are easy to add to the page and make edits.
  • Customization. Standard content items are available but there is also the ability to make more advanced customization by embedding code and scripts.
  • Well structured interface. Easy to navigate within the Sitefinity console.
  • Availability of an easy to add on two-factor authentication for logging into the CMS.
Ease of use. Good solution for those needing an easy to use CMS with the ability to further customize.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We developed a website for our client, to transition them from the lack of security and database integration that they were experiencing with their current web platform. We wanted stability and scalability, and Sitefinity fit the bill. We were also pleased to see that the support offered by Progress was top-notch.
  • Dynamics database integration
  • Customization of the platform
  • Ease of training
  • Extendability with off-the-shelf modules
  • Better SEO tools
  • More options for social media integration
If your CMS or donor management system works in a Windows environment, you need to use this CMS. Also, if you have a broad team of contributors and each has a varied level of sophistication, Sitefinity does a great job in making training and access easy to set. Finally, it's written for people to understand, unlike other CMS platforms that seem to be written only for developers.
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Score 8 out of 10
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We employ Sitefinity on behalf of our client who has multiple websites and development needs for state-run programming. We are contracted to host, maintain and develop this platform on our client's behalf through our technology division, our research, and evaluation division and our communications department.
  • Technical Support
  • Account Management
  • Solution Architecture
  • The CMS portion of Sitefinity can be updated with more current objects for customization.
  • Additional ease of use for entry level developers.
  • Automated licensing updates.
Since we first evaluated this product, Progress has been very supportive from a relationship and account perspective as well as a technical perspective. We have not had a challenge or situation where they have responded in a way that created challenges. The Progress team is very solutions-oriented and the account staff is always close by to handle requests and provide opportunities.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Sitefinity provides our financial institution customers with an easy-to-use content management platform. Our customers can make all of their day-to-day website edits, and Sitefinity's built-in "revision history" feature helps them to meet their unique financial compliance and regulatory needs. In addition, Sitefinity integrates well with online banking and application vendors, which is a must for financial institutions. Most of our customers do not have web designers or developers on staff and rely heavily on third-party relationships which can be costly. Sitefinity CMS makes the website management process easy, and to the point where they can manage their website independently of third-party relationships.
  • Closed-Source
  • Updated Regularly
  • Easy Drag and Drop Style Editing
  • Expensive for Smaller Organizations.
Sitefinity is great for those organizations without designers and programmers on staff, as the platform helps non-developers to quickly and easily manage their websites.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Currently, it is being used by the Digital Marketing department and in the future, the goal is to have this as a source of images and content for on-board data. It helps solve the need for marketing to create and update landing pages in real-time and see a preview of their page using a "what you see is what you get" manner.
  • User-Interface
  • Customization
  • Support
  • Duplicate URLs
  • Redirects
  • Architecture
If you need to use geo-IP to serve a popup to users in a specific area, this can be done through development. If you need to create widgets that marketing can use, this can be done through development. If you need to share content across multiple areas of the site, this can be done through development.
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Score 7 out of 10
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We work with a 3rd party vendor to implement Sitefinity CMS to host our organization website. The 3rd party does the development for us and we manage the content on a day to day basis.
  • Sitefinity is a stable environment. We don't have many issues with crashes etc.
  • Sitefinity has a good organizational structure.
  • On the front end, Sitefinity is fairly easy to use.
  • We aren't able to do customization on our own. The 3rd party vendor controls the back end code. This limits our ability to always do what we would like to do without calling in a 3rd party.
  • It might be helpful to have a "plugin" system, kind of like WordPress, that allows users easier access to a wider variety of functions without programming knowledge.
If you want to hire a third party to set things up and you want to just manage content or if you have people on staff who can do the heavy lifting with the programming languages involved, Sitefinity could be a good match. If you want to be able to do more than just manage content, but don't have the programmers to handle the languages involved (Microsoft), Sitefinity might be limiting.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Role-based user permissions (155)
8.9
API (129)
7.9
Internationalization / multi-language (98)
8.2
WYSIWYG editor (152)
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness (145)
8.0
Admin section (160)
8.2
Page templates (156)
8.6
Library of website themes (100)
5.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design (147)
7.9
Publishing workflow (144)
7.9
Form generator (132)
7.9
Content taxonomy (149)
8.7
SEO support (143)
8.5
Bulk management (115)
7.9
Availability / breadth of extensions (122)
6.5
Community / comment management (117)
7.8

About Progress Sitefinity

Progress Sitefinity is a content management and customer analytics platform, that both marketers and developers use to create winning customer experiences across all channels.

Progress Sitefinity integrates with Sitefinity Digital Experience Cloud. With numerous integrations and add-ons listed in Sitefinity Marketplace, your Sitefinity solution can easily be extended to meet your specific business requirements. says the vendor.

Progress acquired this product from Telerik.

Progress Sitefinity Features

Web Content Creation Features
Has featureWYSIWYG editor
Has featureCode quality / cleanliness
Has featureContent versioning
Has featureAdmin section
Has featurePage templates
Has featureLibrary of website themes
Has featureMobile optimization / responsive design
Has featurePublishing workflow
Has featureForm generator
Has featureContent scheduling
Web Content Management Features
Has featureInternal content search
Has featureContent taxonomy
Has featureSEO support
Has featureBrowser compatibility
Has featureBulk management
Has featurePage caching
Has featureAvailability / breadth of extensions
Has featureBuilt-in e-commerce / shopping cart
Has featureE-commerce / shopping cart extension
Has featureCommunity / comment management
Has featureImport / export
Has featureWebsite analytics
Platform & Infrastructure Features
Has featureAPI
Has featureInternationalization / multi-language
Security Features
Has featureRole-based user permissions
Has featureMulti-factor authentication
Has featureUser-level audit trail
Has featureVersion history
Has featureSimple roll-back capabilities
CMS programming language or framework Features
Does not have featurePHP
Does not have featurePython
Does not have featureJava
Has feature.NET

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Progress Sitefinity Integrations

HubSpot, Marketo, Eloqua, Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Microsoft Dynamics CRM), Salesforce CRM, SharePoint Case Management System (SCMS)

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Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

Progress Sitefinity Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Live Chat
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Video Tutorials / Webinar
Phone

Progress Sitefinity Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows
Mobile Application:No