eZ Platform Enterprise Edition

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eZ Platform is a modern open source content management system, based on the Symfony full-stack framework. With eZ Platform Enterprise Edition your developers, editors and marketers have the tools to create, deliver and optimize content as they build exciting digital experiences for your customers. eZ Platform provides a flexible content repository, multichannel and multidevice content delivery, multilingual and multisite content management, , granular user permissions, enterprise-grade support and maintenance services as well as additional training and consulting options. eZ Systems’ innovative technology is trusted by thousands of companies around the world who want to create the digital experiences of tomorrow.

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eZ Systems review by <span>Felix L.</span>
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The most flexible and extensible enterprise level CMS out there.

What do you like best?

Developing web and mobile apps based on 4 generations of eZ Systems CMS's has been a fantastic experience.

The very best thing about eZ Platform is the backend. Symfony, Twig and clean APIs on the top make it super flexible and extensible solution wether you want html, REST or just about any other output.

Even if the community these days is not most crowdy out there, the eZ Crew is easy reachable trough Slack. Help is never far away.

What do you dislike?

Whereas the backend always has been the strong side, the front end hasn't. The contrast to e.g. Wordpress where the front end is good but the backend is crap is great. That said, the front end is improving all the time.

The same goes for documentation. Historically you needed to be quite an eZ Nerd to know where to find the good stuff. These days that is finally changing as the docs get better by the day.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your needs are mostly backend oriented - go for it!

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

Even if the content model hasn't evolved much the last decade, it is so flexible that I hardly gives me constraints.

I develop basic solutions that need to deliver on different platforms. I tend to make my own APIs with clean and light JSON output, but I could easily switch to e.g. REST if that would suite my needs better.

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eZ Systems review by <span>Nicolas A.</span>
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I work with eZ Publish since 8 years. Com to Code implement it around many different projects.

What do you like best?

Flexibility, scalability, performance, security, easy to install, easy to use, easy to maintains. A perfect product if your want perform a great web project. Also, you can use the API to perform a mobile app. e

What do you dislike?

Nothing relevant ! Maybe lack of communication around upgrade needs for our customers but I think I've not find informations in right item on the website

Recommendations to others considering the product

Powerful, easy to use, easy to implement, perfect tool to begin a project and implement new functionality, turn to the future, growing community with Symfony implementation, reactivity of engenering when we submit an issue, perfect product and that's all !

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

Since 8 years, I work on different projects with different size and context related on place game, cooking accessories, building company, training center, intranet, collaborators management.

Each websites has their particularities, their needs and eZ Publish/Platform allows to begin with a simple solution and implement easily our modules, our functionnalities to perform a wonderful tool for our customers.

eZ Publish / Platform is a real useful tool to build an easy life for our customers.

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eZ Systems review by Administrator in Publishing
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A good solution for multi-universe publishers

What do you like best?

The ability to share multiple content across multiple 'universes' setup within the CMS. The flexibility for the setup of these universes and the massive upgrades that add a multiude of new features.

What do you dislike?

Too much development or customisation to a specific version means that upgrading becomes very problematic. Difficult to find programmers with enough experience in the platform to utilise it correctly, meaning specilist costs soon spirial.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Implement the data sets correctly, else migrating to other CMS', or even updating across versions will become very difficult. Understand and implement a redirect strategy as soon as you can to also ensure these can be managed effectively when used across versions. Get the development teams trained in use of the actual CMS as soon as possible.

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

For a 'publication warehouse' - of that there are multiple sites across multiple universes that would benefit from cross article publication. This in a real life example would be having a "food" universe of sites, that compile of Food Manufacture websites, Grocer retail, ingredient sourcing and restaurant review sites. Articles can be shared across a multitude of sites without having to republish. Really sees benefits in ensuring services such as newsletters consistently have new and exciting content.

eZ Systems review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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Mixed feelings about current state of ez publish 5.x and will wait 2+ years before switching to 6.x

What do you like best?

Solid enterprise features

Symfony2 integration

Lower licensing costs compared to competitors

Open Source license on most of the code base

What do you dislike?

Lots of bugs and annoyances due to integration with Symfony2, no clear documentation and way to develop apps/pages using this dual-kernel with a complementary relationship rather than complete features in Symfony2 rather than Legacy Kernel (the desired way)

Lack of latest tech trends and patterns use in the code base

Lack of good solid up-to-date documentation

Lack of development guidelines to streamline dev in a fast and reliable way, compared to competitor solutions (even open sources ones)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do proper due diligence by trying to develop applications and pages in eZ Publish, do not simply read outdated documentation, then judge for yourself.

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

We are using eZ Publish to build a corporate website and applications.

CMS is definitely a huge benefit as it helps streamline content creation by non-developers in a controlled way, this saves us time and money while making great marketing-driven content on the website.

eZ Systems review by Administrator in Internet
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Now developer friendly (A Developer's Review)

What do you like best?

eZ Publish, or eZ Platform, is now built on top of Symfony. Symfony is a modern php web framework that has a large user base. By adopting Symfony as a backbone for eZ Publish, eZ has opened the door to make developing and extending eZ Publish easier than ever. Moreover, by adopting Symfony, eZ Publish by default has a much larger pool of developers who will be able to step into a development role on an eZ Publish project.

eZ Publish has also adopted a better release cycle and a better upgrade path. Keeping up to date is now a breeze with eZ Publish; the same claim cannot be made for other CMSs I have worked with.

What do you dislike?

eZ still has a large legacy base that is still supported. Maintaining that legacy base can mean duplicating configuration and a slower development process for some projects. eZ is working on making this better, but it is still a pain point.

Arguably, another pain point is the eZ Publish administration interface. Due to eZ Publish's power, there is a lot to manage. This can be overwhelming for some users.

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

eZ does a very good job at separating out pieces of content into meaningful types for users and editors. This makes administrating an eZ Publish site much easier than other CMS's where that separation doesn't happen (drupal, wordpress, etc).

eZ Systems review by <span>Ivo L.</span>
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The best enterprise open-source CMS, very powerful, highly extensible and easy to integrate

What do you like best?

There are many thing I like about eZ. First of all its open source which offers more innovation and efficiency when implementing web solutions on top of it. At the same time the end client has, optionally, enterprise level support to lower the risk. Furthermore, eZ has a great architecture with 2 important pillars: extensible content model for channel agnostic content management and separation of content and presentation. It has several API-s that offer easier integrations and customisation. It is based on Symfony2 PHP framework which offer almost unlimited ways of extending the core. It is known for its upgradeability (taking care that the product can be upgraded smoothly when needed)

What do you dislike?

The weakest point currently (Q1 2015) is the editor experience which is based on the old administration interface (the concept dates back from 2003 or so). The long awaited new editorial interface is in the works so we should have more appropriate experience for editors during 2015, finally.

Also, the learning curve is high, but it is a consequence of the fact that it not a simple CMS, it has many features and traits, and it is possible to do the same thing in many ways. So eZ might be better described as a Content Management Framework. Documentation (especially for beginners) is not very rich which contributes to the steep learning curve. This is changing recently as newer versions of eZ are based on Symfony2 which offers plenty of resources for developers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

During 2015 eZ Systems will rollout a completely new editorial interface. That should make the product much easier to use by editors than it is today.

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

My company is implementing eZ based solutions from 2005. We successfully implemented and are still implementing medium and big sized web solutions. We very rarely reached limit with the product, there was always a way how to solve some issue. We like the combination of open source and enterprise which is rare and hard to accomplish. The architecture made it possible to build efficiently multi-site, multi-language and multi-channel solutions for our clients and partners. They appreciate very much, not just the cost, but the time to market benefit which is very important in this fast paced web landscape.

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