Not quite the worst CMS but close.
Updated December 23, 2015

Not quite the worst CMS but close.

Duane Da`Vein | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Ektron Web CMS

Modules Used

  • CRM

Overall Satisfaction with Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)

The Ektron CMS is being used by the website stake holders. As most know who work in a corporate setting, the company website is managed by Marketing. The so-called business problem the CMS addresses is the elusive, “we would like to update content on the site ourselves…” syndrome that many website owners/managers suffer from. The theory is that a CMS will eliminate the expense and often times – several days or more lead time that a busy web master may require to add or change content. After all if that one word in the third paragraph of a product description isn’t bolded immediately the universe will end, therefore causing the company to go under.
  • The main strength of the Ektron CMS is that yes indeed, after very expensive training, non-technical users will be able to add and update website content.
  • Ektron makes it easy to manage users and content once you become an expert at it after extensive and costly training plus plenty of experience using it day to day.
  • The CMS is built on the .NET Framework therefore easy to modify and extend by an experienced developer. After training of course. There is also plenty of free code contributed by other developers – some may actually be useful for your particular situation.
  • The first and greatest weakness is the price. More accurately the over-price. Software that requires a hard sell by a sales person is universally expensive. Ektron doesn’t have prices published on its website. Everything is simply "contact us for more information".
  • Unless you have monster servers even for a low traffic site, the bloated Ektron software will be obvious by the slow page loads.
  • The only CMS worse than Ektron is SiteCore.
  • It has done nothing except cost us a lot of money.
Ektron is marginally better than the worst CMS on the planet which is SiteCore. I didn't select Ektron, I inherited it.
Honestly, I inherited the application. It is a huge money pit. I wish it would just go away.

Optimizely Content Management System Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Admin section
Page templates
Library of website themes
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Publishing workflow
Form generator
Content taxonomy
SEO support
Bulk management
Availability / breadth of extensions
Community / comment management
Internationalization / multi-language
Role-based user permissions

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud) Implementation