Extremely configurable and great ease of use for editors
December 16, 2016

Extremely configurable and great ease of use for editors

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Progress Sitefinity

Sitefinity is the CMS used to power the public web site of our regional government. It has extensive customizations (more than 50 sections with custom C# code), including Sharepoint integration, Crystal Reports integration, ArcGIS integration, and other LOB systems integration. We have several dozen editors throughout the organization, coordinated centrally, but individually responsible for maintaining their content.
  • Extremely configurable and customizable -- we haven't hit any requirements that we have not been able to satisfy with the solution.
  • Very broad and deep functionality of product. eg a rich security model, task scheduler, email list integration, etc.
  • Ease of use for web editors means non-technical users are able to maintain their content.
  • Patching / upgrading is tedious and time consuming, with a moderate degree of risk; therefore we only do it annually and miss out on potential features and fixes.
  • While developing, the spin-up time of the application is quite slow, so small changes take minutes instead of seconds to validate.
  • Ability to integrate numerous standalone solutions into one standard solution that can be maintained and upgraded more efficiently.
  • So far, have been able to respond to needs of our users with customizations to address their requests.
During review of potential solutions, SItefinity won out against others because of extensibility and (esp.) the back-end experience for users. We are a dot net shop, so we limited out CMS options to .Net-based solutions.
The strength of Sitefinity is in its customizability. This, however, requires strong technical expertise, including programming in ASP.Net. It is well suited to be used as-is out of the box by relatively non-technical people; however if it is to be customized, it should be done with a knowledgeable third-party vendor or a strong in-house team.

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