Ektron, good for .NET sites... with a little performance tag on it
February 18, 2014

Ektron, good for .NET sites... with a little performance tag on it

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Ektron Web CMS

Modules Used

  • CMS
  • API
  • Web Services

Overall Satisfaction with Ektron Web Content Management System (Discontinued)

We use Ektron in our company to support content management for more than 10 websites, allowing the Marketing department to push new content as desired. Besides serving content to websites, we also have Smart Forms to integrate dynamic User Interface elements; for smaller websites, we connect to Ektron using either their API or Web Services. This allows to have very dynamic website with little effort from the development team once they go live, allowing other departments to take ownership.
  • Allows user control management and publishing flow in a seamless way
  • Content versioning
  • Multiple content access (i.e. native control, API, Web Services)
  • Content Manager interface - UI and performance
  • Web Services
  • Better MVC integration
  • Once you implemented in one site, it gets easier to customize for other projects
  • Allows developers to focus in other tasks rather than update content
  • Marketing can make adjustments on campaigns a lot faster to get more users into websites
  • WordPress,Grupal,Joomla
Ektron is based on .NET technologies. If the company where it's going to be used has Microsoft standards, this is a better option to leverage current development knowledge. I would say it has the disadvantage of not being Open Source, and the performance when deploying is not as good as Open Source ones.
Main key was the ability to integrate Ektron on websites, allowing logged in users to select and edit content directly from their browsers when accessing the sites. Ektron will be a little more challenging to use if this is required into an MVC environment. Also, it makes the projects a bit heavier to deploy.

Using Ektron Web Content Management System (Discontinued)

It has a good .NET integration level, and Web Services availability makes it a good choice for smaller sites that are not very dynamic but still need content management features. Based on future releases descriptions, it will keep improving its MVC integration, which we expect will make Ekton performance improve.