Overall Satisfaction with Progress Sitefinity
We use Sitefinity as a CMS for our corporate website etap.com and several sub-domains for development. When we purchased the software in 2015, we found that we needed quite a bit of customization of which we rolled back a considerable portion because of our own learning curve of what you can do with Sitefinity. We tried to implement multiple-site replication for our Chinese office and other places, but found that the cost for multi-site licenses is expensive and we couldn't find the development and support staff to work with. Languages was another area where we struggled since workflows didn't work with language roles. Otherwise we have been using the CMS across the company with Marketing being the driving force for content and development.
- Depending on the usage, it is pretty easy to work with page templates and build content widgets
- Content syncing with SiteSync works great
- Implementation of languages works well
- Personalizing page with persona, country or other specific content works well
- We are using release 9.2 right now and are in the process of updating. Using mail templates with forms is a important missing piece.
- Better connectivity of the Digital Experience Cloud with the site content.
- E-commerce, biggest disappointment! Apparently new integration with 3rd party available, but we specifically purchased Sitefinity to have an integrated e-commerce platform.
- MVC page templates
- User guides are very often not very user-friendly for non-developers.
- Sitecore Web Content Management, Kentico and ektron Web Content Management System (Discontinued)
- Best system from a feature/cost point of view. We had specific requirements, one of which was that the system had to be based in a IIS/.net environment.
- Price was another factor and ease of implementation with the existing development staff another.
- E-commerce had to be integrated and needed to be able to be customized.
- Straight forward websites without e-commerce and a few languages - great.
- You can develop your own modules/widgets and get most work done without needing a developer. You will need a consultant or developer for the initial setup and deployment.
- Sites like ours, etap.com, with dynamically generated pages via API, languages, event management, etc. difficult.
- E-commerce is so basic that it is hard to do any sort of customization. basic e-commerce tools are missing.
- Release 12.0 however looks promising.