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Hippo CMS

3.8
(11 reviews)

Hippo CMS is an open source Java CMS for creating personalized omnichannel web experiences.

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Hippo CMS review by Krista M.
Krista M.
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"Difficult to Use"

What do you like best?

The thing I like most about Hippo is the ability to create custom modules and templates specific to your business needs. The file structure also seems to be pretty well organized once you can get to what you're looking for.

What do you dislike?

Hippo is the least user-friendly CMS I have ever used. Everything seems to be very clunky and not intuitive. It requires many layers of searching. I really think there are way too many levels and names for finding your content. Documents, images, etc, are all found under different menus, which just seems too complicated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Hippo can be extremely complicated to both learn as well as teach to new employees. Expect a steep learning curve if moving forward with this CMS.

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

Hippo allows us to have many different users updating our company's site and manages a lot of content in one place.

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Hippo CMS review by Joshua L.
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"Hippo CMS is an open source CMS that should be one of your top considerations"

What do you like best?

Hippo CMS is open source and extremely flexible for developers for that reason. You can develop your own components for stakeholders to create their own documents and own their content.

User management and publication workflow is as you would hope for and expect from a CMS. There are many starting components to help build your site that can also be duplicated and customized. The documentation and "trail" available to download and walk you through setting up a Hippo site are fantastic.

For enterprise clients, the paid components solve many issues in internationalization and personalizing the web experience for customers.

What do you dislike?

If you are not familiar with a content-based CMS, Hippo CMS will take some getting used to. It uses JCR and other underlying technologies are necessary to understand to set up your new customization. If you are coming from a JAVA background, the switch will be less severe.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For a JAVA content-based open source CMS, Hippo CMS is a top contender for consideration.

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

To let stakeholders take charge and ownership for their content (and give developers a break from these tasks) a content-based CMS approach was desired that Hippo CMS could meet.

Being able to internationalize content and target user personas and customized content met the biggest needs and client expectations.

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Hippo CMS review by Agency in Information Technology and Services
Agency in Information Technology and Services
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"Best Medium Size Java based CMS I selected based on analysis from other 240 systems."

What do you like best?

Document centric approach

YAML config in latest version

Google groups support

Tutorials

A lot of documentation

What do you dislike?

- No Docker image to start with.

- There is no clear way to REST API to integrate CMS layer with customized UI

- Tutorials are not that precise from time to time, like you follow it but you don't get the result and later on you need to ask questions on hippo forum.

- I had a basic problems when starting the tutorials. It was hard to start a project because of not a lot of information on the website, so of info in tutorials was wrong there were mistakes e.g. in prom files or the setup was intended to use by Hippo Developers only

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

Having a system to tune a bit and propose as a part of ready solution for organizations that won't just to manage their texts on website

Saves time to not write a lot from scratch.

Hippo CMS review by Ferdinand S.
Ferdinand S.
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"Hippo for work orders"

What do you like best?

Hippo helps me track work orders. Follow-up with open or pending work orders so we can close or address whatever the issue is.

What do you dislike?

It does not allow me trace back past or completed work orders for my report.

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

Mainly work orders. We are able to track work orders and helps us not to miss any follow-ups.

Hippo CMS review by Assmaa E.
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"Needs coding background, the UI is not all that great"

What do you like best?

Open-source framework which I guess would be nice for people who love to code

Bloomreach, the company now behind it has some coding labs to help

What do you dislike?

I'm not really a coding person, and I do not have solid coding background. May be that's why it's complicated for me.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You need to have a solid coding background to implement

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

I was aiming to handle CMS needs for an educational portal.

Hippo CMS review by Administrator
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"Simple and easy to use"

What do you like best?

The ease of navigation, the ease of assigning work orders, the ease of importing data. Maintenance techs really love to use!

What do you dislike?

The basic version as compared to the upgraded version offers more tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a reliable CMMS system with ease of use and great support I highly recommend.

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

The compiling of all machine data in one easy to access portal gives maintenance techs the tools to complete service and preventative tasks very quickly.

Hippo CMS review by Mark M.
Mark M.
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"Established a one stop expericne for all facets of building management"

What do you like best?

Look at a glance of each section of the building, ongoing repairs, repeat issues, inventory.

What do you dislike?

LOL the one hour log out cannot be adjusted by user

Recommendations to others considering the product

You will experience better control of inventory, purchasing , monthly weekly yearly maintenance reminders, room control quality control, observe repeat issues to get a better handle of replacement needs

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

inventory, vendors all in one location, what company worked where, inventory moved to another location

Hippo CMS review by User
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"Excellent computerized maintenance management sytem"

What do you like best?

The flexibility of the Hippo system is unmatched

What do you dislike?

The inability to have more than one user logged into the system at one time, per operating system

Recommendations to others considering the product

The program is loaded with features, which requires the necessary time to get past the learning curve.

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

Better work flow for work orders

Hippo CMS review by jessica j.
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"Facilities Operations manager"

What do you like best?

I like that I can see the work order schedule daily, prioritize work, add in PMS, add in notes, and allow all staff to add in work orders

What do you dislike?

there isn't much I dislike, the software is sometimes slow

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

we are keeping on top of all items quicker and more efficient

Hippo CMS review by Administrator
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"We us hippo to take control of our day to day preventive maintenance needs."

What do you like best?

I turn on my computer pull up hippo and my pm work orders for that day are on my Email

What do you dislike?

On our tablets sometimes it takes longer to do the input than it does to do the job.

Recommendations to others considering the product

make sure you take the time to input all the information they ask for when they start .

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

Before things would be over looked and not get done. Now all items have pm work orders sent out at the time they are needed. so nothing get overlooked.

Hippo CMS review by Administrator
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"Great program"

What do you like best?

Easy to navigate and use. More information available for equipment readiness and maintenance tracking

What do you dislike?

Reports are difficult to pull older data

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

Preventative maintenance for equipment

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Hippo CMS
3.8
(11 reviews)