Ektron CMS is good.
February 25, 2014

Ektron CMS is good.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Ektron Web CMS

Overall Satisfaction with Ektron Web Content Management System (Discontinued)

My company is an Ektron integrator and partner. Ektron's Content Management System is used by clients to maintain their websites. Typical clients are associations that have an Association Management System that plugs into the Content Management System. They manage the permissions of content, create workgroups, set up notification alerts for administrative users and members.

The system is typically used throughout an organization as it is user friendly and intuitive. The business problem it addresses is disseminating content online in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Content creation
  • User and workgroup creation with AMS
  • Permissions and control of information
  • Admin dashboard should have a default setup
  • Integrate videos into Help component of Admin
  • While I can not speak to numbers I can say that Ektron is a well known, well designed CMS and our clients like using it.
  • The Ektron name has opened opportunities for lead conversions because it is so well respected in the industry.
  • Ektron's developer portal was recently revamped and has a wealth of knowledge.
  • Working with Ektron to open tickets is pretty simple.
The first thing to consider is the organization's goals and business requirements: what is you looking to showcase on your site? The homepage has valuable real estate so what kind of content are you trying to highlight and why. For instance:
Membership, products, events or information

Ektron's CMS products are great for website management and have components that user base organizations will like: Sliders, Smartforms (ease level of effort for event creation or forms). The reports in the Admin are helpful and the revamped search in version 8.7 and 9 features faceted search.

Using Ektron Web Content Management System (Discontinued)

For a robust CMS, Ektron is pretty user friendly. Once you are familiar with the Administrative backend, you can view the content, dms (pdf, word, xls, images) objects, users groups, reports and configuration setting. Essentially, you can personalize and control the content you want to present and the audience you want to present it to. Ektron also works with a number of AMS' - so you can customize any products and events you would like to display.