WCS is best if implemented correctly
June 14, 2016

WCS is best if implemented correctly

Vijay Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle WebCenter Sites

Oracle WebCenter Sites, is a WEM platform for companies to build their internet/intranet sites. It has a WSISYG form, which makes it easy for the content contributor to create/edit content. It also comes with user management and can be integrated with LDAP if required. Also it has an inbuilt workflow, which allows the company to define their content flow the way they want it.
  • WSISYG editor for content authors
  • Workflow
  • User ACL
  • Publishing method
  • Caching
  • Vanity URL
  • Cloud
  • Publishing
  • Workflow
  • ACL
  • Content Author finds it easy to use
  • Publishing is integrated with user ACL and workflow making it easy
  • Existing Java developers can be retrained to code in WCS
There are lot of WCM products available in the market, some free and some licensed. But for a organisation using more Oracle products and on Java technology, WCS is the best in class, for intranet and internet needs. It has everything which is required for a web application. Also it can be well integrated with other platforms with Oracle Document Cloud/Oracle Content/Oracle Identity Manager and a lot more. Its a well integrated product. It can also be integrated with social media using a community plugin. It also comes with its own search and analytics tools. The templates are pure JSP and can be easily coded by Java developers using the development guide. Its based on Java, so writing custom applications and integrating is easy.
It is very well suited for any web related use, be it intranet or internet. The WSISYG content author form makes it easy to train content authors to use the system. The workflow is well integrated with publishing, making it easy to manage the content flow. The user ACL makes it easy to assign roles to a user and provide appropriate rights to a user in the workflow to act on the asset. It can be easily integrated with social media like Facebook and Twitter via a community plugin. The template coding is in Java, so the existing developers can be trained to use Oracle WebCenter Sites (WCS).

Oracle WebCenter Sites Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Admin section
Page templates
Library of website themes
Not Rated
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Publishing workflow
Form generator
Not Rated
Content taxonomy
SEO support
Bulk management
Community / comment management
Internationalization / multi-language
Role-based user permissions

Evaluating Oracle WebCenter Sites and Competitors

  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Vendor Reputation
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
WCS was the best fit in the architecture given the integration required with existing systems. It provided us with flexibility of using an integration component or write your own. It is built on Java platform, so it's easy to train the existing developers to use WCS.
I would look at all the integration points and publishing. Also I would look at the caching capacity, and how well the site performs with a high number of visitors. Lastly the most important one, is it cloud ready? Does it support the cloud and multi - scaling? Does it come with a service module inbuilt, so that it can be used as service by other platforms?