Overall Satisfaction with Jahia
Jahia was used as a part of our mobile strategy. I designed the user interface for our customer facing products. We needed to integrate a CMS type platform that would work best with our current in-house solution and Jahia was what was selected. I was apart of building the various templates and helping to implement into our strategy. The goal was to make sure that Jahia would allow us to be 100% responsive with our platform.
- Scalabilty - we would be able to add onto Jahia when needed and there was room to grow.
- I was using other CMS platforms and felt that Jahia was made by engineers for engineers. It was not easy to build or implement the U/I into Jahia as easily as some other platforms I used. I would say Jahia needs a new overhaul to compete with the other "drag and drop"type CMS' which still allow the same scalability as Jahia.
- Our customers weren't extremely impressed with the released product running on Jahia. Using Jahia actually did not help our ROI at all as we moved onto a new solution. Jahia was recommended by a 3rd party consultant.
Jahia, in my eyes, is very similar to Joomla - technical. Jahia does not have the ease of use like WP of C5.
I would not use Jahia as it proved too complex for our needs and didn't help our over goal of customer satisfaction. Along with the man hours to build and execute, it wasn't worth the hassle.
I think for an over large corporation that has a great team of engineers, Jahia is suited best. For anything medium-to small business, they would never use Jahia and I wouldn't recommend because its not easy to use. Other products I currently suggest are Concrete5 or even the database-less CMS's that let others view a site how it should be without the knowledge of complex database integration or MYSQL technical knowledge.