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Lots of Power, but Learning-Curve is Way Too High
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September 23, 2016

Lots of Power, but Learning-Curve is Way Too High

Score 3 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Amaxus

It is being used by the website development department as the primary development tool and CMS for all our new website builds. We build new websites for hotels and resorts, and we have transitioned from an in-house CMS to Amaxus as the development platform. I am a project manager and oversee developers building in Amaxus, as well as use Amaxus for content-input.
  • There is a lot of flexibility and power with what you can do.
  • The client has a lot of power to make changes on their own without needing a development team.
  • There is a huge learning curve for developers. All our new website builds were going beyond the timeline because of the learning curve.
  • It is very complex and teaching our clients how to use it required several training sessions.
  • It has a negative impact because it put us back on our timelines.
  • It had a negative impact because our customers didn't like the learning curve to use it.
  • It had a negative impact because it caused so much stress among our team to learn it.
I have used an in-house CMS which was very simple and only allowed the user to update very basic templated content, and I have used Sitecore, which is sort of like a middle-of-the-road. Sitecore is great because it allows for the user to have a lot of control over templates and updating content, but it's not so complex that it is very difficult and time-consuming to learn how to use, like Amaxus.
Amaxus is well suited as a development platform and content management system for companies who have a dedicated, experienced development team because it has such complex functionality. It is not well suited for companies whose main content updater will be a person with limited development experience, because it is so hard to learn and understand how to use.

Amaxus Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
5
Code quality / cleanliness
6
Admin section
6
Page templates
10
Library of website themes
8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
10
Publishing workflow
8
Form generator
6
Content taxonomy
7
SEO support
Not Rated
Bulk management
Not Rated
Availability / breadth of extensions
10
Community / comment management
5
API
Not Rated
Internationalization / multi-language
6
Role-based user permissions
9