Can't beat the functionality and ease of use
December 19, 2016

Can't beat the functionality and ease of use

Julia Spangler | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Progress Sitefinity

We use Sitefinity as the CMS for several external corporate websites. Our choice to use Sitefinity was to address the problems of slow and non-intuitive content management and design limitations we experienced with our previous CMS solution (Microsoft SharePoint).

Pros

  • Sitefiinity offered the out-of-the-box functionality we wanted. The deployment required very little custom development to meet our needs.
  • Responsive layout features are great and allow us to easily spin up new pages.
  • The support team is generally responsive and helpful when we encounter issues.
  • Creating, managing and publishing content is very easy and can be managed entirely by our communications department without assistance from IT.

Cons

  • With each new version, there seems to be a new batch of minor bugs. Because of this, we have to dedicate a significant amount of time to testing during each upgrade in order to identify the bugs and determine if they will impact our processes. The Site Sync feature appears to be particularly buggy, which is inconvenient because it's one of our most-used tools.
  • The new user interface introduced a lot of white and light gray, so there's not as much contrast between different elements as there used to be. It's a clean look but the elements are little non-distinct.
  • Sitefinity has reduced the amount of time it takes to edit and publish content, which has enabled us to get information out more quickly.
  • Sitefinity allowed us to establish a consistent and modern brand identity and apply it across multiple websites.
Sitefinity is far superior to SharePoint as a web content management system. Its drag-and-drop editor is excellent and the user interface is much better-suited to easy management of content and assets. It also has built-in responsive layout options so you can easily create new content and control how it will display on mobile.
Great for website content management, particularly if you share content/assets across multiple sites.

Progress Sitefinity Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
9
Code quality / cleanliness
9
Admin section
9
Page templates
9
Library of website themes
Not Rated
Mobile optimization / responsive design
9
Publishing workflow
9
Form generator
Not Rated
Content taxonomy
9
SEO support
9
Bulk management
Not Rated
Availability / breadth of extensions
Not Rated
Community / comment management
Not Rated
API
Not Rated
Internationalization / multi-language
Not Rated
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
Not Rated

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