Episerver CMS

Episerver CMS

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Episerver CMS allows you to achieve maximum impact by managing content seamlessly across screens and channels.

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Episerver review by <span>Lilledeshan B.</span>
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Most non-intuitive CMS ever

What do you like best?

I like the way it looks on the reader side.

What do you dislike?

It's very complicated to assemble a blog if you're a content creator. You have to upload media within different parameters, you have to go in and out of a page to assemble, and the biggest pain in the ass is the difficulty in saving, and/or unpublishing a blog.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Stick with Foundation or Wordpress instead.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's used as an information dissemination tool, and it's great when you're reading it, but as a user it's really hard to use. It's not easy like wordpress or foundation where you just format the photo and plop it in.

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Episerver review by <span>Daniel O.</span>
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Very polished platform that works great for both editors and developers

What do you like best?

As a developer I really like that they have made my life easier overall. It's small things like reducing build and compile times to upgrading procedure which is really smooth. It's easy and fast to extend your current solution and uses a strongly typed model in the background. It's a million small things that add up to two big words: Productivity and Innovation.

As an editor, Episerver is really easy to use. The core functionality of updating and publishing is prioritized while advanced functionality is more hidden which leads to a simple and clean user interface that editors love. An Episerver editor typically needs very little training to be productive.

What do you dislike?

Episervers weak side is actually that they are bad at communicating what a good platform they actually have. So Episervers marketing would be my only answer here. But on the other hand I prefer a company that focuses on making a really great product instead of selling a crappy one so...

Recommendations to others considering the product

Episerver CMS might not have ALL possible features. Other CMSs will score higher if you just check if functionality X Y Z exist. The difference is that Episerver actually does the core functionality great! It really does. The few features it actually lacks you will never use anyway. There is always a balance between making the CMS easy-to-use and able to solve generic problems. I think Episerver has found a great balance here. Use it! Love it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've built most solutions from global intranets in the cloud to e-commerce solutions to government websites.

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Episerver review by Administrator in Retail
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This solution works well when your IT Web Dev staff has experience with MS Dot Net.

What do you like best?

This website solution makes it so much easier for a Site Merchandiser to have a ton of control on their own over site content (without having to go to Web Dev for every little thing).

What do you dislike?

I often feel like tasks are much more difficult than need be. Sometimes even just moving around the software is not the easiest. I think our Web Dev team has something to do with that, however, since they added code to control some things like site look and feel.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't let your partner make too many choices for you without consulting you for your opinion. Our partner ended up having to be let go since they made so many choices for us without asking us what we thought. It was infuriating to have to go back and "fix" things that we should have never had to do.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Epi is in the process of replacing our MS Dot Net home-grown sites. It is supposed to make it much quicker and easier to spin up new sites for our new brands we are adding.

Episerver review by <span>Marija J.</span>
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Flexible and reliable

What do you like best?

What I love about the platform is that it does not reinvent the wheel - as a developer, you are free to leverage any of the newest and coolest frameworks and packages without much hassle. Yet, you have a support of a reliable system underneath.

What do you dislike?

Some out-of-the-box features for Intranets are missing. The development of social features is already in progress, but IMO this is something to focus more on in order to keep the leadership as the best .NET CMS platform.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd always recommend the platform for large or mid-sized business, who need the software to serve their business needs and company brand.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work at Mogul as a consultant and what I love about Epi is never having to say to our clients: we can't do that. The logical implementation of Epi gives a consultant an opportunity to create great editorial experience that eventually leads to having usable applications for end users.

Episerver review by <span>Thomas K.</span>
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With an active inbound marketing strategy, Episerver is key in moving our business forward.

What do you like best?

Block Structure for maximum flexibility

Ease of editing content

UI is user friendly

Ease of Building and Adding new pages and content

Admin side and database works well when regsitering user information and supporting our customers

Ease of customization working through our Episerver implementation partner

The support that we receive from Episerver is world class. If there is a problem you can count on them for a resolution.

What do you dislike?

While I like the flexibility of building forms, the form builder is a bit tough to work with and gives inconsistent builds until you understand its limitations and develop workarounds. Forms work well and execute or needs well, building them is a bit cumbersome at times.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a content management solution for a medium to large sized business, consider Episerver as your CMS platform. Ease of use with high level support. We have been satisfied with Episerver since 2009.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Episerver, we can easily make a vision a reality. When content is requested or we need to communicate a solution that helps solve a problem in our industry, we have the tools to execute to our plan. We've built and audience and seen our online quote requests maintain a healthy pace. Episerver offers a progressive, customizable solution along with world class support.

Episerver review by <span>Johan K.</span>
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The only great .NET CMS

What do you like best?

It stays out of your way where you need it to, as templates are mainly the developing partner's responsibility, and leans heavily on ASP.NET and .NET best practices so it's very easy to be productive right from the start.

We always get good feedback from the end client's editors on the editing experience. This is something the developing partner has a lot of power in setting up though so all Episerver projects might not live up to this.

New versions are released often (every two weeks) and include both new features and bug fixes.

Can be hosted as an Azure Web Site and scale over multiple instances which is great.

What do you dislike?

License has a price tag.

Cloud license options when you want to host on your own Azure subscription are inflexible.

Core product is great but certain add-ons and 3rd party modules are quite often troublesome, degrade performance and block product upgrades.

Client side performance inside Edit Mode could be optimized further.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We run our public web site and our own intranet on Episerver with great success. Our clients use it and in competition with any platform have won awards such as "Best Swedish Intranet" and "Best Corporate website, Nordic companies with global presence".

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