Our organization uses Ingeniux CMS (IGX CMS) every day. It is important part of our organization as much of the University's information to the public is conveyed through our overall website. I am writing this review as a personal observation and not on behalf of the University. Overall, just about every department on campus has allocated sections for which they use and maintain our website using this CMS. The CMS has been helpful and not too steep of a learning curve for our users. We have been able to publish important notices, link to our active directory and other user management systems, organize content and much more. Me coming from a Drupal environment, it seems like this is what this CMS was built to do and as a supporter and a web critic, I can say it does the job fairly well.
- Organizing content has never been easier! - it's a matter of drag and dropping pages in a site tree where you want them to live
- Powerful Taxonomy tagging system - does everything from adding a reference to your page which can be activated wherever taxonomy tags are accepted in your site to transforming user interaction to generate dynamic content on a fly
- Good support team - always there to answer questions and help. This is a plus!
- Functionality, functionality, functionality - the cms has so much functionality to a new user, it is somewhat overwhelming
- Not much developer resources/communities can be found online, which makes it somewhat difficult when you-the developer gets stumped at a question. Their documentation could use some work as well, as it does not cover enough to get a developer who has never used the CMS up and running on their own compared to other CMS'
- They can get pricey when integrating or developing for a client, which is why their market is mainly mid-to-large sites
- Updates are frequent when a new version of the cms software is released. Testing the updates in a staging environment is always encouraged before implementing new patches/updates on your live site.
- Content Availability
- Ease of Updates/changes
- Student and Parent Outreach via the web
- Collaboration on the part of contributing cms authors who update the content
IGX has came a long way and is going even further. Once they integrate more self-support for developers, integrate with other languages and provide more detailed specific training, they will stack up to the leaders, Drupal and Joomla. IGX is on their way, I know product integrity is their main focus and as long as they keep that notion, their success will continue.
Again, this is my point of view and I speak on behalf of me the developer and not on behalf of my organization.
This is a CMS solution that uses ASP and now XSLT and ASP.NET MVC environment, so make sure your servers are Windows based. Also, be sure to speak about audits to your CMS environment, this can save you time, money and energy if you intend on developing anything custom in the future. The more prepared your environment, the smoother it is to use this powerful cms.