I am one of the co-founders of Pixney AB. We are known to be a high quality digital agency in Sweden. We’ve had our eyes on PyroCMS ever since it became known it was being rebuilt on Laravel.
Normally we love working with Laravel when developing web projects. When PyroCMS was finally released back in 2016, we threw ourselves out there to test it out carefully and to make sure it lived up to our high standards.
Besides the quality of the code, we had some known qualities from another CMS that we just had to have. In Pyro, they are called field types. They allow you to attach different kind of fields to a page. It could be a simple input field, image field or more complex fields like google maps where you are able to set locations through the google maps api.
This kind of functionality is a must have, when developing flexible websites being easily editable by admins. As well as allowing our professional designers to have creative freedom, to design the best possible websites to our clients.
While testing it out, we also discovered that PyroCMS is not only a great cms. It's a terrific development platform when you need to develop extra features,functionality or web applications.
The single one reason we love PyroCMS, is the true dedication by lead developer Ryan Thompson. Join their channel at slack (http://pyrocms.slack.com) and be surprised. When we first entered, we were personally greeted within an hour andasked questions about our experience, what we were looking for and he helped us get started. He is available 24/7, solving bugs, adding features and listening to the community how to improve the cms further.
Even though the PyroCMS team is working really hard at providing instructional videos, documentation and tutorials. Documentation is a work in progress. This is an area i feel could improve. At the same time, i am very happy with the speed it is improving though!
I do recommend it. But when it comes to these systems, it's down to your own preferences. I would recommend that you give it a go, and you will most likely realise all the benefits. Just like i did!
To be honest, we are able to use other tools to solve our problems. But with PyroCMS we are able to do it faster and more cost effective than with other competitors out there. It has never been this easy to deliver the high quality standard products we are known to deliver.