Great on features
Updated February 18, 2020

Great on features

Kelly Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Progress Sitefinity

Currently being used by multiple departments in the organization. Sitefinity Progress has allowed them to be able to submit content and create forms without any I.T. intervention. It also helps address some administrative overhead so we can focus on improving our overall web presence and back-end server technology rather than helping folks edit.
  • Modern platform.
  • Good customer support.
  • Full featured.
  • Upgrades could be smoother.
  • Licensing could be more tailored toward our industry.
  • Could be considered to have some performance bloat. Would like to see options to slim down the page sizes.
  • Definitely increased website traffic.
  • Traffic increase in the mobile area.
  • Ability to get the word out quickly on current events.
We looked at the newer version of SharePoint and it was too cost prohibitive and not well suited for an overall website. We were primarily using it because of the multiple editors features coupled with the ability to segregate them to different areas of the site. Progress Sitefinity does the same thing at a better cost.
Well suited for a large organization where you would have many editors. Software seems very secure and less "hackable" than some of the open source platforms.

Progress Sitefinity Feature Ratings

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

Using Progress Sitefinity

1500 - They represent both the editing and operational sides of the business.
1 - This person is a web developer with HTML and JavaScript skills as well as a thorough understanding of MVC and C#
  • Company Website
  • Content Editing Across Departments
  • Analytics for stale pages
This is a solid platform but it can be cost prohibitive for some organizations.

Evaluating Progress Sitefinity and Competitors

Yes - We replaced Microsoft SharePoint with Sitefinity. The reasoning is SP was clunky and started to be super cost-prohibitive with licensing.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Vendor Reputation
Product features was probably our most important factor. We wanted something solid and under a regular support umbrella in order to get the newest features but also keeping it secure.
We might have evaluated the licensing a bit more to lock in a better price or a multi-year price.

Progress Sitefinity Implementation

Change management was minimal - There was no change management done. This could have been better to improve the speed of adoption.
  • Gathering content from departments was difficult

Progress Sitefinity Training

Configuring Progress Sitefinity

It can be complex but it's simple for out of the box usage.
No - we have not done any customization to the interface
No - we have not done any custom code

Progress Sitefinity Support

Pretty solid support. They are responsive in the windows they say they are.
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Support understands my problem
Difficult to get immediate help
No - This is another cost and trying to limit budget as much as possible. We have never had a critical issue that we could not wait on.
Yes - Very much so.
There was a bug we found and they ended up escalating it to one of the devs. We were amazed at the complexity of the bug and how fast it was dealt with.

Using Progress Sitefinity

Very solid platform and easy to use for basic editing. While it can get complex overall it's easy to use out of the box.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
Requires technical support
  • Editor
  • Admin of Users

Progress Sitefinity Reliability

Seems pretty scalable.
Has been solid for us on availability
A bit sluggish sometimes as the compiler works.

Integrating Progress Sitefinity

Relationship with Progress Software Corporation

Upgrading Progress Sitefinity

Yes - Some go better than others. The upgrades have been better/easier lately.
  • New Features
  • Security