A Sitecore overview
July 17, 2015

A Sitecore overview

Chinmayee Patnaik | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

6.4, 6.5, 7.2, 8.0

Modules Used

  • Web Forms for Marketers, Sitemap generator

Overall Satisfaction with Sitecore Web Content Management

My organization sets up Sitecore for the client and configures the Sites according to business needs. The users use Sitecore as content entry point for their site. My organization helps with the initial orientation and we teach our clients how to use sitecore and also support them if they run into application issues. My whole organization deals with sitecore - developers implement/support it, marketers market the product. It addresses problems like how to make updating webpages easier and quicker for clients, provide client with data to customize web content for more customer acquisition, automate SEO requirements like sitemap generation, etc.
  • Marketers do not have to depend on developers to update web pages, add new pages/functionality.
  • Marketers do not need to guess customer interest. With Sitecore Analytics, marketers know exactly how to veer the web content towards meeting more and more customer needs and also acquiring more and more customers.
  • A lot of third party tools like Salesforce can be easily integrated to Sitecore.
  • Sitecore requires bigger databases and they grow large very quickly. Not viable for smaller ecommerce establishments.
  • Marketers are sometimes too much use to having a developer work with them, where they can change/update css or js along with page content. It becomes difficult to make them understand that they cannot update CSS/JS only through Sitecore without a code change.
  • Need more analysis into the database and database management side of Sitecore.
A lot more functionality.
  1. How big is your organization (if small, do not use)?
  2. How open are you to researching your customer data and investing time towards creating web content based on your research (if not too open, do not use)?
  3. How much customized functionality do you have in your site like search, CRM, Newsletters (if more, do not use)?

Sitecore Experience Manager Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Admin section
Page templates
Publishing workflow
Form generator
Internationalization / multi-language
Role-based user permissions