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Sitefinity review by <span>Jerry v.</span>
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Great CMS For Mid-Large Business

What do you like best?

The Sitefinity GUI is very friendly, and easy on the eyes. This makes it an easy platform to use for hours. The layout of all the capabilities is also very intuitive.

What do you dislike?

Some of the previewing capabilities while one is working on a page are very basic. This doesn't allow one to visualize the final result of how a widget will be rendered.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a very powerful tool, so make sure that you have the need for it. The different licencing levels also allow for some more advanced capabilities like personalization and multi-site management. It can get you many of the higher end features without a lot of deployment complexity. Don't consider this if you have ecommerce needs, it's an area of functionality that Progress is receding.

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

Sitefinity is the CMS for our corporate site (smartercommerce.net), but our organization also partners with Progress Software to provide Sitefinity CMS as the front end to our JD Edwards integrated ecommerce solution. However, I am a user of the software, because I manage the corporate site.

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Sitefinity review by <span>Billie-Ann W.</span>
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Sitefinity: Easy to use for content managers

What do you like best?

We have a few users in different departments (content managers) and the UI is simple and intuitive enough for everyone to use. I haven't had any major issues with the product as a content manager. It's fairly straightforward.

What do you dislike?

Our major limitations come from the web developer we use to design the site - our templates are restrictive in the sense that we can't just plug in any Sitefinity feature, it has to be integrated into our site design which can be costly (time and money). In that sense, it's not a very adaptive platform but I recognize it's because our design isn't native to the tool. Along those lines - some of my gripes might pertain directly to the lack of access/implementation due to template restrictions (forms, better SEO customization, AB testing).

Recommendations to others considering the product

I wasn't at the company when Sitefinity was chosen/launched so I'm not sure what benefits were proposed for the tool. However, as a more advanced digital marketer I would have liked to see more integration with automation and sales tools or native tools - but I think this is user-based (predecessor was less adaptive to marketing automation technology).

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

I would say that Sitefinity is an easy enough tool that our departments that have content on the site have total ownership of their pages - it takes the onus of time and content responsibility away from the owners of the site.

What Web Content Management solution do you use?

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Sitefinity review by <span>Joshua B.</span>
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Easy implementation, great support, productivity boost to small teams

What do you like best?

Ease of implementation, decent documentation, the productivity boost to small teams as well as their commitment to new features are reasons enough to recommend this product.

What do you dislike?

The thing I dislike most about this product is that they do not always drink their own cool-aid. I have brought it up multiple times in this review, but the whole 1-2 resources being larger than they should be, un-mimified, and render blocking in this day and age is unacceptable. 2 seconds is not a lot of time, unless you are a customer waiting for a website to load.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ease of implementation, decent documentation, the productivity boost to small teams as well as their commitment to new features are reasons enough to recommend this product.

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

With the increased need for mobile friendly sites, and the need to be able to pivot quickly Sitefinity gave us the agility to rapidly deploy changes to our site to A/B test things that increased our lead generation stats.

Sitefinity review by <span>Tim E.</span>
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Great Price and Customization

What do you like best?

Great customization and simple installation has made the implementation a great success. There is a community with great tips or help you are stuck and having the ability to integrate into SharePoint is a huge plus from our side.

What do you dislike?

End Users GUI.. for the end users that need to update certain areas of the website the web ui is not the most user friendly. This has caused a lot of back training, as well a little more involvement then we wanted to take on

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a great product, end user training does take some time. If you want the most out of the product expect do to customization to the underlying code versus the ootb solution.

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

The original scope was to reach out to patients and communities about the health regions, since adoption we have recently help move along fundraising which as been great.

Sitefinity review by <span>Oscar P.</span>
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Very happy with the performance and versatility of Sitefinity

What do you like best?

Sitefinity is a pretty robust CMS platform very user friendly and flexible yet allowing enterprise deployments that scale well. In the past performance was an issue but this has been significantly improved since version 8 and it keeps getting better. The API is one of e biggest advantages it is very flexible and allows integration to pretty much any third party solution.

Content creators and managers like it a lot because they do not need technical skills to publish content and make adjustments to the structure. Tech people like it a lot because the software runs well does not cause headaches and performs well.

What do you dislike?

Feature waste. In the last few versions too many features have been added reducing the focus on the core product. Licensing is not very clear as well, sales process has gotten pretty complex after Telerik's acquisition. Sales people are focused on "closing the deal" rather than "finding the right solution to the problem".

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

Running multiple web properties 24x7 with confidence in great up-time. Ability for internal non-tech teams to manage the content increasing overall productivity and reducing inefficient flows and procedures.

Sitefinity review by <span>Warren B.</span>
Warren B.
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Robust and reliable solution for managing website

What do you like best?

We have been using Sitefinity CMS for over 3 years. The platform has been very reliable and hasn't required us to reach out for support very often. We recently launched a redesigned version of the site and moved to a responsive layout - Sitefinity has allowed us to add custom modules etc. while remaining at it's core a stable and solid way to manage our website content.

What do you dislike?

The UI. While recent versions of the platform have made improvements, the UI still feels behind the curve. The layout can be confusing and overly complex at times. And it's not responsive - when other solutions such as WordPress are. The learning curve for new content managers is a little steep. Better documentation and user guides for beginners would help with this.

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

We need a CMS that is stable, flexible and easy to use. Sitefinity has for the most part hit the mark.

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