A Realistic Look at Sitefinity
Darrell Wehlmann | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 19, 2018

A Realistic Look at Sitefinity

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Progress Sitefinity

I have used Sitefinity on multiple projects that require more sophistication and the ability to scale with client's needs. We have used for a large equipment manufacturer/retailer to manage the company's external website as well as the company's Intranet. In addition, we have developed several custom applications in dot.net technology that have been integrated into these implementations. We have also synced with the company's Active Directory for single sign on/authentication as well as made customer inquiries from the external website flow directly into Microsoft Dynamics - the customer's CMS.
  • Scalable: As new needs arose we were able to manage and integrate/use Sitefinity.
  • Customization: It does take knowledgeable programmers, but you can customize quite a bit.
  • Flexibility: Allows for changes in site structure very easily.
  • Expensive. Sitefinity did away with their small business edition some time back and the time of this writing, it takes around $3,000 to get a license. That rules out Sitefinity for a lot of small to small-medium sized businesses.
  • Complex: You can do almost anything with it, but it will require knowledgeable programmers to make that happen.
  • Improve workflow and overall efficiency
  • Build new tools and site features
  • Increase customer engagement
We have improved workflow for clients by setting up custom workflows for content authoring, content review and subsequent publishing. We have also engaged customers better by offering advanced website features/touchpoints.
In terms of sophistication, scalability and the ability to achieve complex functionality - Sitefinity is the hands-down winner. In terms of sheer ease of use from a web content authoring perspective, Concrete5 is the hands down winner. In addition, Sitefinity doesn't compare on costs as the others are open-source CMS systems.
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It's suited for bigger, more sophisticated projects that have adequate budget. It is not suited for smaller websites and projects as it is cost-prohibitive.

Progress Sitefinity Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
7
Code quality / cleanliness
8
Admin section
8
Page templates
7
Library of website themes
3
Mobile optimization / responsive design
9
Publishing workflow
9
Form generator
6
Content taxonomy
9
SEO support
10
Bulk management
9
Availability / breadth of extensions
4
Community / comment management
6
API
8
Internationalization / multi-language
10
Role-based user permissions
10