Robust, fully integrated solution with open API that makes integrations easy
November 23, 2018

Robust, fully integrated solution with open API that makes integrations easy

Mike Fus | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Progress Sitefinity

We use it internally and are also a solutions partner that implements Sitefinity for our clients, should the solution meet their requirements. On a whole, the Sitefinity product comes with a large tool kit and can handle many business requirements with out-of-the-box functionality. Its open API makes it easy to integrate with other systems as well.

Pros

  • Scales well
  • Fully integrated marketing features
  • Very strong API layer
  • Many out-of-the-box integrations available

Cons

  • Their eCommerce add-on has a very limited feature set
  • Support for their partners can be better
  • Pricing can be confusing
We prefer Sitefinity to any of the open source solutions out there for the basic arguments you will typically hear. Additionally, Sitefinity fit well into our .NET development stack and competency we have on staff. Relative to Sitecore, Sitefinity seemed to offer better value and didn't require as much customization to meet customer needs.
Sitefinity is a great fit for medium to enterprise level websites that require a robust WCM solution that can integrate with other systems, be customized to meet business requirements and can scale as needed. Implementation will require a partner or individual that is well-versed in Sitefinity. If implemented correctly, managing content for non-technical and business users is very simple and straightforward.

Progress Sitefinity Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
9
Code quality / cleanliness
8
Admin section
9
Page templates
8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
8
Publishing workflow
10
Form generator
8
Content taxonomy
9
SEO support
8
Bulk management
7
Availability / breadth of extensions
10
Community / comment management
5
API
10
Internationalization / multi-language
9
Role-based user permissions
9

Using Progress Sitefinity

It is very easy to administer for non-technical folks. The editor and backend interface is among the best I've seen.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Building elements or modules that can be reused
  • Open API
  • Scalability
  • eCommerce very limited
  • Need a person or firm very well-versed in Sitefinity and .NET to build properly
Yes - It works well if you work within the confines of the template. We typically don't use the built-in mobile interface since most of our designs are very customized.

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