My new Jahia Digital Experience Management review, for your best selection
February 19, 2016

My new Jahia Digital Experience Management review, for your best selection

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

Overall Satisfaction with Jahia Digital Experience Platform

Jahia is used as a website factory for several departments. There several internet projects for each department (or cross department projects), and one intranet for some departments and a transversal corporate intranet that aggregates them.
  • Balance between ease of contribution and a powerful integration platform.
  • Possibility to manage templates via the Studio (web based, drag&drop interface).
  • Agility and industrialization of deployments (from 7.0 version); ex: modularity and hot deployment with OSGi modules.
  • New marketing factory (and future eCommerce platform) to provide a full range product for Digital needs.
  • A too small community, not so many interactions thought the community (GitHub for example) with editor.
  • Changes in pricing; necessity for progressivity.
  • Delay in the availability of the website Jahia Academy (e-learning website for Jahia expertise).
  • Increased employee efficiency for contributors (and templates development for internal dev).
  • Allow a better targeting of the audience (in combination with Marketing Factory).
  • Allow users to manage a side sub-project quickly and effortlessly (landing pages, event website).
Liferay is a good product with a broad community and a strong integration capability but a weak contribution interface and no website management easiness.Drupal is good for simple website needs, with a very large community and modules. But it's architecture is too unstable, from version to version, for long term selection and there is not much integration possibility for corporate IT requirements (banking for ex). Both lack in term of hot deployment and agility/industrialization. Adobe Experience Manager is a good product, but with much higher pricing; and so with lower ROI.
Jahia is well suited for:

  • Projects driven by the marketing department
  • Projects with agility and industrialization needs
  • Projects with strong integration/infrastructure requirements (banking/insurance, public sector, big corporate)

Jahia Digital Experience Platform Implementation

  • Professional services company