SDL Tridion Sites Reviews

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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 30, 2020

SDL Tridion Sites Review

Score 8 out of 10
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This totally depends. If the individual asking has a large business that needs a comprehensive solution that includes a multi-national platform, multi-lingual needs, and they need something that they are willing to invest in heavily, then SDL Tridion Sites is fantastic. But for most mid-level organizations, it is way way too complicated and heavy of a lift to setup and support. We succeeded with it, but it was through serious effort and investment.
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Kirsten McGlone | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 30, 2015

Administrator supporting marketers - I am the person they go to when content isn't appearing on the site :)

Score 7 out of 10
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I think it is really well suited for users who have multiple sites that need to inherit from a parent site, and want easy mass publishing options with the opportunity to also localize/personalize content to a lower level site.
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Piti Itharat | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 26, 2014

SDL Tridion

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SDL Tridion is very useful for large corporation which have a number of different websites under their umbrella. They may have many small websites which may need some content from the main site. With the blueprinting model, this is easily achieved. It is also good for translations and multilingual websites since the same blueprinting principle applies.
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Brandon Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 23, 2014

SDL Tridion CMS Review for new customers

Score 8 out of 10
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Tridion is a true enterprise CMS, if your organization is well suited for the cost and the ability to capitalize on managed content and make use of the various tools available then its a great investment. Key questions would be size of organization, budget, licenses, etc.
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Maricar Renion | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 19, 2014

Tridion does it's job

Score 8 out of 10
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Tridion will do its job for simple, less interactive websites. However, if you're looking into creating sites that are more interactive, more personalized and transactional based interaction with visitors, using it can be very challenging. Lots of coding involved, on top of the templating work.
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Deepak Narisety | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 08, 2014

SDL Tridion, good for Multi-brand companies, not for everybody else.

Score 3 out of 10
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If your company is managing lots of websites, and would like custom Content Delivery Applications for them, then SDL Tridion is the right tool. Perfect for companies like Unilever, Kimberly Clark, Kraft, where the brand experience is unique however, costs need to be managed. Do not use Tridion if all you have is one or two website manage.
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Tushar Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 09, 2014

An SDL Tridion review from a Web Content Editor

Score 8 out of 10
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I believe this product is well suited for companies and organizations that want to have its internal employees develop webpages on the fly without concerning themselves with the back end system. This product is also easy to train others in, and does not require a lot of knowledge in Java, .NET or HTML. It certainly helps to know these languages as if an issue arises it allows you to debug more closely.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 16, 2016

Tridion at a biotech service

Score 8 out of 10
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SDL Tridion is good for large-scale sites that use a lot of pages based on templates. Specifically, it is great for extensive online catalogs. It also good for creating microsites. For the simpler scenarios that require all pages to have different layouts and stylesheets associated with them, using Tridion may be too much of a hassle.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 07, 2015

Daily Tridion User

Score 7 out of 10
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If you're already familiar with working in a CMS then it won't be too difficult to pick up -- but still recommend a training session or two. For my company any template tweaks are handled by the IT department so I can't speak to how easy or difficult it is to modify templates.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 04, 2015

SDL Tridion

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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 18, 2015

SDL Tridion for Multi-Language Websites

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Well suited for large international organizations where they can use integrated and automated translations with SDL's language translation tools (World Server, Translation Management Server). With the newer SDL Mobile and SmartTarget modules it is possible to offer more customized and dynamic experiences. However, the strength is definitely in the product architecture and well thought and documented APIs. It handles high server load easily due to this architecture. Managing large multi-lingual websites also is good and fast to rollout additional language websites by reusing existing translations. However, if you have a small website with 1 Content Editor then there are lighter systems out there for those needs.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 08, 2014

Tridion - A CMS to Avoid

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Anything that Tridion can do can be done by another CMS. Maybe not a free one, but definitely other paid CMSs. I would really have liked to use Drupal or Sitecore.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 12, 2014

Switch from SDL Tridion

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How powerful of a CMS do you need?
Multi-site CMS?
Multi-language sites?
Scale of site(s) you will need?
Complexity of site(s) you will need?
Number of Content Authors, from how many locations?
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 11, 2014

SDL Tridion Review

Score 7 out of 10
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I think the tool is well suited for small and large web site management. Be sure to ask about customer support for the long-term contracts. It will take some time to get the kinks worked out and have it serving specific needs but once it is up and running it is very reliable.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 08, 2014

Tridion SDL WCM enterprise

Score 5 out of 10
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Are you building from scratch or migrating into Tridion? Buidling from scratch is easier and migrating can be difficult.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Role-based user permissions (5)
10.0
API (3)
9.0
Internationalization / multi-language (4)
10.0
WYSIWYG editor (5)
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness (4)
9.0
Admin section (5)
8.0
Page templates (5)
5.0
Library of website themes (2)
5.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design (4)
6.0
Publishing workflow (5)
10.0
Form generator (1)
5
Content taxonomy (5)
10.0
SEO support (4)
9.0
Bulk management (5)
6.0
Availability / breadth of extensions (3)
5.0
Community / comment management (3)
3.0

About SDL Tridion Sites

SDLTridion is a content management system that targets global businesses attempting to enrich their customers’ experience through the entire customer journey. It is used by businesses of medium to large size for reaching out to a diverse customer base. The software helps predict what customers want and engage with them across multiple languages, cultures, channels and devices. It features a WYSIWYG editor and simplified interface to automate content creation and editing, and touts mobile-accessibility for visitors without duplicating assets and pages. It possesses analytic features to help integrate visitor behavior into targeted outreach efforts. Compliance technology aids adherence to regulatory and accessibility standards. Monitoring and quality management ensure comprehensive archiving and audit trails are present. It presents a decoupled architecture, supporting Java and .NET environments or hybrids.

As with most content management systems, pricing can be quite complicated and thus will vary a great deal depending on implementation, feature breadth, and how many users will need access. It is available as a cloud-based or as a local-hosted option. Technical training and support are both offered for an additional cost, should these be desired.

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