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 asp.net 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.
Ektron is marginally better than the worst CMS on the planet which is SiteCore. I didn't select Ektron, I inherited it.