Integration, Integration, Integration....that's Sitecore!
September 22, 2015

Integration, Integration, Integration....that's Sitecore!

David Drinnon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Sitecore 6.1 (rev. 090821)

Modules Used

  • LDAP, Version manager, and Google Analytics

Overall Satisfaction with Sitecore Web Content Management

We are using Sitecore to manage our organization's public facing website, Sitecore provided us the opportunity to integrate our website with our backend membership database. As a result, we now have a seamless user experience for event registration, community
groups, self-service portal for updating one's family information and more. The site also won an addy award from the Houston chapter of the American Advertising Federation.
  • Integration Capabilities. The data integration layer gave us unlimited opportunities for Sitecore to pull data from a number of our back office systems.
  • Approval Workflow. Sitecore gives us the ability to define our workflows for content review and approval.
  • Sitecore Community. A community of developers who contribute to the product.
  • Since Sitecore is primarily XML, it makes it difficult to create or generate reports using tools like SSRS or Crystal Reports.
  • Performance. Newer versions may have addressed this, but navigating the Sitecore interface (as opposed to the public facing site) seems heavy....long page load times.
  • Its packed with lots of the complexity of it can be overwhelming.
  • Increased end-user engagement.
  • Increase communications between our leaders and visitors. Through our integrations and community portals, we have over 15,000 people now interacting via each week.
  • Increased engagement in prayer.
  • Sitefinity
For us, Sitecore was all about the integration possibilities and a CMS that empowered our staff to get their information published online in a timely fashion. At the time SiteFinity was still early in its development. Sitecore was a more mature product with many more features.
Sitecore is well suited for enterprise sites that require integrations, multiple sites, or language support.

Sitecore Experience Manager Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Not Rated
Admin section
Page templates
Library of website themes
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Publishing workflow
Form generator
Content taxonomy
SEO support
Bulk management
Availability / breadth of extensions
Community / comment management
Internationalization / multi-language
Role-based user permissions