Sitecore: capable product, needs to align with your objectives
March 09, 2019

Sitecore: capable product, needs to align with your objectives

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Sitecore Experience Platform

We typically implement Sitecore for clients. In most cases, those implementations have been multi-business unit implementations where the business units across the whole organization and individual marketing departments were using Sitecore to power their external sites and allow for digital marketing across business units for their end users. In some cases, it has only been used by individual departments for an organization.
  • Sitecore has a decent supply of out of the box components and capabilities that can be fairly easily styled to meet business needs without much customization needed. This often helps speed to market.
  • Sitecore has had the flexibility of offering on-premise hosting or cloud hosting to meet different needs of clients, though recently they have strongly pushed their cloud-based hosting. This is in alignment with the industry and very helpful for organizations that aren't looking to add another product to the portfolio of packages that their internal IT teams need to manage
  • Sitecore has a capable UI for editing content. Though some competition may do better in this regard, Sitecore's editing interface is fully capable.
  • While the UI is capable, some other products in this space have a much more intuitive editing interface. Sitecore could do better in providing an easy to use editing UI.
  • It would be nice to see a fully managed Sitecore instead of just cloud hosted
  • The price falls more to the premium side of things. Making the value proposition a bit harder to justify
  • For mature marketing organizations, the analytics that Sitecore allows you to capture have been valuable in pushing forward marketing objectives and giving insight into how to tailor content for the best UX
All of these platforms have their pros and cons. Selecting the best fit is a matter aligning corporate need vs features provided. Have a .NET shop with an advanced marketing team looking to push UX forward and willing to pay a premium, then Sitecore may be the right fit. Have an organization centered around Java and only looking for basic CMS capabilities or looking for a budget-friendly option, then there may be better options beyond Sitecore.
Sitecore can be a good solution for a company wanting a premium product and is really looking to leverage the platform for advanced digital marketing capabilities. If a company isn't mature enough to utilize all of what Sitecore has to offer, or is just basically looking for a CMS, there are other options that may be a better value.