Using Sitefinity from the beginning to now
January 25, 2017

Using Sitefinity from the beginning to now

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Progress Sitefinity

It is being used by our business users to convey information to the committees and clients outside our organization on what they do. It is used as a portal to the users. It is used to hold and manage our many documents thru a customized file management system/module. It is being used by a small business group. It addresses the timeliness of releasing the materials to the users/public and puts the users in control of their content.

Pros

  • Lets users take more control over content without a developer.
  • Ability to get a site up and running very quickly.
  • Can build your own modules to create LOB apps.

Cons

  • File management system needs major improvement. We handle lots of documents on the web and it'll be good to be able to have one that is easy to use and built in. The current one is really bad.
  • Documentation of how to use the product for developers would be nice. It seems like lots of things are found in forums and are not documented.
  • The positive impact is that it seems like it is easy to maintain once it is up and running, so it saves us time and frees developers to other projects.
  • Allows us to create customized apps which the developers can easily transfer knowledge to - so no loss of time to learn the product.
  • Not very good for support turn around time but if you buy the higher versions, might be better but for smaller organizations, I think they need telephone or less than 24hrs email.
We selected sitefinity due to the price and Windows platform using .net. It was also, very configurable.
It is good for the users to manage their own content and to get up a site and running quickly. It would be nice to be able to upgrade in a smooth transition but I realize this is not very possible but any customization is really hard to upgrade. Customization is good but could be hard to upgrade if not kept up to date.

Progress Sitefinity Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
7
Code quality / cleanliness
Not Rated
Admin section
7
Page templates
9
Library of website themes
7
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Not Rated
Publishing workflow
7
Form generator
7
Content taxonomy
7
SEO support
8
Bulk management
5
Availability / breadth of extensions
8
Community / comment management
8
API
7
Internationalization / multi-language
7
Role-based user permissions
7

Using Progress Sitefinity

40 - business users and developers
1 - developers and web designers

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