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Sitefinity review by Richard P.
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"Love the widgets and module builder tools"

What do you like best?

I love the widgets and module builder tools as it allows me to quickly and easily build new pages without having to pay our digital agency to do so. And withe the handy widgets I can use infinite versions of similar templates to make as many different pages as I need.

What do you dislike?

It took longer that I thought it would to master the module builder tool, but when I did it was great. I like the ability to develop my own widgets without having to pay my digital agench to do that.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get actively involved in a Users Group as you will so much from your peers

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

Our business has reduced its out of pocket costs to our digital agency to develop pages. We can do internally what we were paying our digital agency too much money to do. We now have more people trained to use the systems, expanding the flexibility to update our website faster.

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Sitefinity review by John K.
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"SiteFinity CMS review"

What do you like best?

For our company, the ease to upload and update documents linked on our site is fantastic. Our documents change a lot, and this makes managing them very simple.

What do you dislike?

I am not a fan of the inability to easily find and replace site content. The CMS stores all of the data in a database, so replacing specific lines of text is a chore to say the least. We also have multiple environments, and our content links are specific to each environment (such as QA to QA, and Production to Production). We had to get a custom URL rewriting widget created just to have variable links on each environment. It was a costly chore and something they should have thought of out of the box without needing costly customization. Upgrading from one version to the next is also painful. It is worse then a new install. The databases need to be rebuilt and a ton of new files need to be installed. It was a difficult upgrade process and we are now worried about doing it again as the versions change constantly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a test run and see if you like it. It is very difficult to customize and upgrading to the latest version is a major project. We would probably not use this if we had to start over from scratch. The difficulty of keeping it up to date and not having a C# developer in our group makes using this CMS a chore. We have specific problems and issues more than other companies, so it may work better for others then it does for us.

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

Not as many as we had hoped. The WYSIWYG doesn't make it so that non-coders can update content. We still need to have HTML knowledgeable people making the updates.

What Digital Experience Platforms (DXP) solution do you use?

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Sitefinity review by Xavier B.
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"Sitefinity, tu gran salvación !!!"

What do you like best?

Una de las grandes ventajas es que se encuentra perfectamente integrado con el entorno de Windows Server.Otra ventaja es que Sitefinity es muy profesional en todas las áreas y todos las opciones y herramientas que da están trabajadas y desarrolladas. También destacó la gran capacidad para importar fácilmente datos de otros sistemas de gestión de contenidos y fuentes de datos. Además tiene una gran extensibilidad independientemente de cómo cambian los requerimientos del negocio, puede ampliar, crear e integrar el uso de una API flexible. Por último, hay que destacar que Sitefinity es capaz de satisfacer incluso el más riguroso de los requisitos de desarrollo personalizado.

What do you dislike?

Una de las cosas que no me gusta es que no hay nada nuevo en Sitefinity que le dé una ventaja sobre sus competidores como CMS Joomla.

Tampoco me gusta que Sitefinity muy pocas extensiones, tiene cerca de 78 módulos y controles en su mercado, mientras que Joomla CMS cuenta con más de 6.000 extensiones en este momento. Tampoco me gusta la poca cantidad de plantillas que tiene Sitefinity. También hay que destacar la poca cantidad cantidad de desarrolladores y usuarios que tiene esta plataforma. Otra de las cosas que no me gusta es que haya que estar renovando las licencias constantemente y que no haya una licencia de por vida. También destaca el servicio técnico que no soporta el español por lo que hay que comunicarse siempre en inglés.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Úsalo !!! Sitefinity tiene una versión gratuita por lo que puedes saber si te gusta o sino le encuentras el valor suficiente. Recuerda que para poder utilizarlo debes tener una conexión constante a internet. También tengo que recomendaros que debéis usar un ordenador con gran velocidad para que funcione de manera rápida y sin errores.

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

Sitefinity se suministra con una serie de servicios que me facilitan la construcción y el uso de mi sitio web. Además, dichos servicios incluyen la función de búsqueda interna, se alimenta módulo, papelera de reciclaje, mapa de su sitio, etc. Todas estas características aumentan el rendimiento y me ayudan a gestionar la infraestructura de mi sitio web.

Sitefinity review by Pavel D.
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"Sitefinity is the best CMS I've used, but for certain types of projects"

What do you like best?

The ease of use for business users if the project is done properly by the integration partner. The ease of use for developers if the project is done properly.

What do you dislike?

Most of the shortcommings of Sitefinity seem to come from bad planning, however there are a few places where we may see a bit of improvements. One is to expand the Export for deployment feature a bit so we can select certain items (more or less like the Site Sync). If we have this - we can get rid of doing manual changes for clients with complex infrastructure. Banks for example do not have connection to the live website, so we cannot use site sync. It's very difficult to deploy manual changes on such clients.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be sure you have the problems that Sitefinity solves. Ensure you have the right expectations, ensure that you can meet the Sitefinity requirements.

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

In our view Sitefinity is best if you have a relatively big project with a lot of content editors and a few websites. It is easy to create the first website, duplicate it and then leave the other countries team translate (or maybe use the translation services to have it translated).

Sitefinity review by Kierstin B.
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"Great content management tool"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, basic content management system for beginners, room for expansion for developers.

What do you dislike?

Only looks/works best in Chrome browsers. Will glitch or not save updates in other browsers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great content management product. Good for beginners, but can be used more in-depth by developers. This is a good product for having all of your important content automated in one place. This is key for ensuring quick and easy updates. The product is a huge time saver when copying/uploading content into pages. It keeps almost of the formatting. I will say that if you use and type of tables, you cannot copy and paste them directly. They require some coding experience, as well as editing in specific platforms (excel). If you have forms, you will have to throw in page code, or recode them to have a better look. The templates are basic. Many features like MVC, templates, multilingual, etc. range from basic to high-user levels. Overall, if you have a lot of content that needs managed more efficiently, this is a great tool.

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

We have better ensured our content is the most up-to-date or valid. We've realized this opens opportunities for automating several documents and company information in one place.

Sitefinity review by Jerry v.
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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.

Sitefinity review by Nabeel Q.
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"One of the most 'User Friendly' Content Management System"

What do you like best?

We have been using Sitefinity for more than 8 years now and find it one of the most user friend CMS to manage the website, if implemented correctly. It provides many out of the box widget like News, Events, Cards, Rich text editor, Image Gallery which can be easily drag drop on the page and within minute you can create a new page using any existing template. Also, for developer, it provides the flexibility to build custom modules and utilities API which can be consume by any frontend medium (mobile app, website).

What do you dislike?

Not easy to upgrade to latest version, if by mistake one deploy the latest version DLL, it change the database and you cannot rollback to old version. The Export/Import feature is not advance enough and randomly breaks. By default Sitefinity store some of the changes like labels & Message, Search Index on ‘File System’ which cause issue when you have a Load Balance environment, there you have to manually sync the file on all environment which is not ideal. Also, there is lack of native Analytics support, it integrate with Google Analytics which means dependency on 3rd party system when creating reports.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The way implementation is done is the key when using any CMS, same goes with Sitefinity CMS, if the content is properly structure in backend, then it would be very easy to manage the website, else, if there are a lot of rich feature, it would require complex content architecture, thus require more time to manage content. Also, try to use the default widget provided by Sitefinity wherever possible, which would allow you to take full advantage of Sitefinity DataAccess, Advance Cache, thus improving the overall website performance. Also, when using Sitefinity personalization, make sure you first have the content strategy.

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

Personalization, one of the key feature for any new website. Sitefinity allow simple but effective mechanism to make any page or content within the page personalized. We are using this feature for some of our Banking websites which have a lot of content and pages. There we need to target user based on their behavior, location, time etc. Here Sitefinity plays an important role to achieve our target audience.

Sitefinity review by Nathanael M.
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"A small cms that leaves a lot of room for improvement"

What do you like best?

As a developer / devops engineer, I can't think of anything I found good or outstanding in the Sitefinity product, I feel it falls behind its competitors in the majority of areas. If I had to pick an area I think that was the best part of the product, it would probably be feather (but even this lacks in many areas).

What do you dislike?

The page based architecture (unlike umbraco / sitecore being more of am item based architecture).

The need for a lot of magic strings to make it work and gave poor error guidance when it didn't.

Building an atomic design was near impossible

Content being (generally) limited to a single widget (whilst reusability is possible, it is annoyingly complex to achieve)

The price tag (considering there are better cms' for less money imho)

The promotion pipeline

The lack of community add ons / support

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look at Umbraco, Episerver or Sitecore. I think they are far in advance of Sitefinity

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

I built a website for a large American education establishment.

Sitefinity review by Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Great CMS with kendo built in"

What do you like best?

We like the ability to integrate and share MVC views, and build re-usable widgets which can be manipulated by the end-user. Having an underlying familiar framework in Kendo UI also helps ease the learning curve for any developers with previous experience with Progress products. Many of the functions of a typical ecommerce site are available out of the box and immediately available for customization.

What do you dislike?

MVC (feather) integration in version 10 did not feel very mature in comparison with the webforms templates. In addition documentation for MVC was not as extensive. This may have moved on with the current version, but we have yet to upgrade.

Some templates can only be saved within the application, ideally there would be better integration with Visual Studio and GIT especially for deployment of MVC Partials

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great CMS with integrated Ecommerce functions. Going forward stronger MVC support will make this an awesome product.

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

The business required a flexible public facing website, with out-of-the box ecommerce solution. Sitefinity significantly reduces development time and allows the business to remain flexible in it's presentation to customers.

Sitefinity review by Billie-Ann W.
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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.

Sitefinity review by Joshua B.
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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 Brian A.
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"Open Platform That Allows for a Lot of Customization"

What do you like best?

Sitefinity makes it easy to navigate across large websites and implement changes. It is easy to upload pictures, manage documents and quickly create landing pages.

What do you dislike?

If you are not a developer, there is not a lot of support or discussions online as there are for WordPress. The out of the box modules are very basic and plain. It is hard to implement custom widgets or modules without getting a developer to build them from the ground up.

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

The benefits of Sitefinity is that it can be completely customized and changed as different UI trends and behaviors emerge.

Sitefinity review by Tim E.
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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 Oscar P.
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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 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.

Sitefinity review by Valerie H.
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"A more user friendly enterprise level CMS"

What do you like best?

The structure of content was easy to follow. I learned the system in a day. It was moldable to our content needs, even if that required bootlegging some of their inherit options

What do you dislike?

The sites I've seen built on Sitefinity aren't the most beautiful. And our developers told us there were limitations with some of the functionality we desired that felt more modern. I'm not sure how much of that was our development team or a true Sitefinity limitation though.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sitefinity is a good system for companies seeking to bridge IT and marketing needs. I was satisfied with the ease of use and IT was satisfied with security and scalability.

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

We inherited the use of Sitefinity from our corporate IT department, because they used it for the company's major systems. It was beneficial to have a single platform and get some in house support because of the shared system.

Sitefinity review by Administrator
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"Like building in the CMS but many quirks and Developers hate it"

What do you like best?

Building pages with drag and drop functionality

What do you dislike?

The ability to extend out-of-the-box widgets isn't possible. Developers have to do everything custom because out-of-the-box widgets are very limited. Example you can't add multiple buttons to the Card widget so we had to build a custom widget for that. The problem with customer widgets is that they are built in AngularJS with is an outdated technology so these custom widgets will have to be rebuilt in the near future. Sitefinity NEEDS to keep up with current technology.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do you research. Don't like that customer widgets use AngularJS so would only recommend for basic sites that don't need much customization.

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

Making sites easier to build for our marketing teams and add personalized customer experiences on our sites.

Sitefinity review by Aubrey R.
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"Great out of the box functionality with the ability to easily customize"

What do you like best?

Sitefinity is very easy to use and provides solid design options and features out of the box. More experienced developers can also easy get in and customize the site to fit specific needs.

What do you dislike?

We have always struggled with updates - though this is possibly a result of our own error somewhere along the way as we customized the site.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recent updates have really made Sitefinity a great CMS to work with. It provides a lot out of the box, and if you have a background in .Net and / or are comfortable using Visual Studio, you can easily implement your own customization.

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

We use Sitefinity for our main website, it allows us to easily and stylistically get information out to our residents. When used correctly (using metadata and special publishing features) it really improves efficiency for our public information department.

Sitefinity review by Daniel K.
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"Easy to Use CMS and Highly Extensible"

What do you like best?

Ease of backend editing was the number one featured compared to other Enterprise CMSes we have worked with. Also their content personalization features are really nice. Lastly their site-sync feature was crucial to our workflow.

What do you dislike?

The email marketing component could use some work to bring it up to the standards of some other email service providers. List management functions did not allow for easy segmenting.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure to work with 3rd party vendors that have Sitefinity experience not just .NET. There are nuances that are important to making quality modules.

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

Our challenge was to find an enterprise level CMS that had an easy to use backend, the ability to customize, and a good workflow for syncing staging and production environments. It has provided great flexibility and has proven to be a great platform.

Sitefinity review by Tommy B.
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"Great Platform"

What do you like best?

Sitefinity is very easy to work with and a stable platform. I love the personalization features, and it's been easy to get internal staff to make edits to their pages.

What do you dislike?

Can be hard to implement third-party customizations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that you choose a good vendor that can help with your day-to-day support should you need it.

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

It is helping us immensely with crafting personas and delivering a customized user experience. It is also giving us the opportunity to provide a more dynamic web presence.

Sitefinity review by Hristo M.
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"Incredibly powerfull"

What do you like best?

The more one gets to know Sitefinity, the more he realises the HUGE potential it has of achieving tons of various tasks, being extremely easy for content editors at the same time. If your project is properly configured - fitting your needs with a proper discussion of what exactly needs to be edited often and how - Sitefinity might turn out to be the best CMS there is.

What do you dislike?

Finding the correct implementation partner might be hard. Sitefinity allows tons of different ways to achieve the same thing, but only experienced agencies will build and configure your project in such a manner, that it would fit your exact needs.

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

Dynamic content changes in multiple languages performed and reviewed by a lot of people.

Sitefinity review by Aaron G.
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"Powerful and easy to use Enterprise CMS"

What do you like best?

Sitefinity is very flexible in how you can setup your site and what you can customize. It's a very powerful system with lots of options for plug-ins/integration. The page editing tools are robust and easy to use. The file management is easy to use as well.

What do you dislike?

The main issues I have had with Sitefinity relate to their support. We have had several bugs or issues in the back-end that have taken a long time to fix. We haven't been able to do a platform version upgrade due to all of the projects being done. They have improved their response over the last 6 months. This is not a major issue, just something to be aware of and look for.

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

We have used the Sitefinity platform to build out a custom Intranet site to store company tribal knowledge, as well as a Marketing search engine and a mapping application. All of these have had big business impact and have been done with a fairly low cost and quick timeline. We are very happy with Sitefinity and look forward to seeing how it grows over time!

Sitefinity review by Jason T.
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"Largely a good system but there are some issues"

What do you like best?

As a CMS Sitefinity is really good, there is a great balance of off the shelf features and flexibility to do it yourself. The page creation is easy to use and my clients seem quite happy navigating round the system themselves.

What do you dislike?

The e-commerce platform needs some serious work. We have needed to write lots of customisation to get the e-commerce module anywhere near usable for our clients and we still have a long list of basic e-commerce functionality that we still need to write.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking forCMS that is easy to use, administer and customise to your specific requirements then Sitefinity is a great option. However if you are looking for an e-commerce solution there are other options at present which provide a better solution.

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

Our clients that are on Sitefinity were really keen to use the personalisation that Sitefinity offers and were looking for a single system to manage the vast majority of their online activity.

Sitefinity review by Akhilesh N.
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"A powerful, flexible, user friendly & complete CMS"

What do you like best?

The flexibility that Sitefinity offers in extending its features through custom components is really a must have for all CMSs in the market. The configurations available in Sitefinity make it one of the best CMS in developing optimized websites. The ease of use for end users to administer the site is one of the USP for SItefinity. We had to provide lot of support to users earlier for administering their sites using another CMS but with Sitefinity we have cut down that time to a single 2 hour user training session and then users have picked up site administration. The DIgital Marketing Cloud is another shot in the arm in today's digital driven world.

What do you dislike?

Some of the features like site sync have been erratic at times for us. In our sites we create a lot of custom widgets and we have faced some site sync issues

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for an enterprise content management system then SItefinity is a very good option. If you are an organization that develops websites for customers then you should definitely consider Sitefinity. Sitefinity will be a one stop solution for all your website development and management requirements

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

We create corporate & e-marketing websites for our customers. We also provide e-commerce website solutions using Sitefinity. We feel that Sitefinity provides a lot of good features out of the box and more importantly allows customization of those features based on user requirements.

Sitefinity review by Robert G.
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"Great for Designers and Developers alike"

What do you like best?

Easy to use, easy to understand, and easy to teach users how to get the most out of it. I've been creating and managing sites in SF since version 3 and even though I found it easy to use back then, it has advanced in leaps and bounds since then integrating more sought after features and fixing many of the problems earlier versions had. Project Feather was a huge step forward and I can't wait to see what comes next.

What do you dislike?

There are a few limitations which are either difficult to get around or not possible based on what libraries SF uses and those can be pretty frustrating when you run up against them. The licensing price points also make it difficult to sell to anyone who is not a mid to enterprise level business. I understand them, it's just a hard sell.

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

Website design refreshes are a snap with SF's Design Template system. I can redesign the entire look and feel of a site or just sections of a site without ever interrupting the day to day operations of the site. Then when I am ready to roll out the changes, it's as simple as a few clicks. No need to set up redirects (it does it for you) so even making changes to navigation or linking in the site is all taken care of.

Sitefinity review by Jochem B.
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"MagicQuadrant enterprise content management system with the agility required for this devops age"

What do you like best?

I continue to be impressed by their focus and determination to constantly remain on the forefront of technology by extending features to empower users and let developers focus on development with great ui components, web services and great developer and support community.

With its mixture of both modern (angular/mvc) and trusted (microsoft .net) technology stacks they continue to be the most logical enterprise choice when looking for a solution that bridges silo's and it remains a perfect fit when looking for a solution that spans internal collaboration (sharepoint) web and mobile.

Development continues to be a breeze compared to other cms systems, allowing me to use VS Code, or VisualStudio with full TFS integration with automated build-test-and-deploy and stick to industry best-practices and tools.

What do you dislike?

A lot of dislikes have already been addressed with the v9 features and functionalities released in the last few months. But if one has to name dislikes, there's no consolidated/open market-place with a great number of 3rd party components and integrations available at the moment.

More insights into the road map would be great to have in order to anticipate when developing custom integrations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Watch one or two of their recorded webinars that showcase the cms and its core features, then grab a 30-day sandbox trial to play around or download a trial yourself if you want to install and develop locally. Reach out to the community members with your questions or contact their sales team directly and you'll see why it moved up in the new MagicQuadrant for ECM and why this is the defacto choice for a .net technology cms for the digital transformation age.

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

I've used Sitefinity primarily as a enterprise content management system as a single-repository for content authoring across integrated system, where data from external systems (like kiosks, mobile apps, web applications) is attributed with Sitefinity data but also as an intermediate between sharepoint intranets and mobile applications.

This allowed us to achieve great benefits for the clients in terms of lowering content duplication and presentation of out-dated content and it has greatly reduced development time for stand-alone mobile/web applications that can now take advantage of authorization, workflows and consistent content management.

Sitefinity review by Mark B.
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"Sitefinity has been a love hate relationship over the last 10 years."

What do you like best?

Support has been great to work with, but the time zone differences and timeliness of responses has been tough.

We really like the custom modules functionality and use it heavily.

Very easy to translate content

Templating system is getting much better including well know css frameworks like Bootstrap (not reinventing the wheel is good)

What do you dislike?

Upgrades have never worked the first time on the any of the sites we have upgraded.

I wish there was more of a focus on improving the core

Pricing is spiraling out of control (remember the $895 pro version back in the day?) Now it's 15K per domain to add on to our enterprise license.

Licensing seems to change on a very regular basis, and the turnover of employees in sales seems to be a revolving door. I get emails from

Recommendations to others considering the product

Headed in the right direction, but please focus on your core product. Be aware of cost increases. Have seen this dramatically increase in the last 5 years.

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

We are building global dealer portals and public sites, and the benefits are many. Here are a few:

Easy translation of content

Being out in Azure we can easily load balance

Shared content between many sites

We don't really use other features like newsletter, ecommerce, and DEC yet, as there are other players in the market that specialize in this, so we feel it muddies up the product. (maybe some more acquisitions?)

Sitefinity review by Darrell W.
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"Solid CMS System"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of being able to edit pages, move/rename pages and also change small layout items by using the layout feature of the editor. I also like that Sitefinity is very extensible, being built with SQL server and ASP.net.

What do you dislike?

It is fairly complex to go beyond simple editing and minor layout changes. You need programming skills to set up templates (unless you use built in ones) and to make changes. Also the price, I feel that the cost is pretty substantial for smaller clients/smaller sites.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend this CMS for larger, more complex websites. For smaller websites the solution is just too expensive to implement. In the past, Sitefinity offered the Small Business Edition which would work for smaller sites and smaller clients. They have discontinued that version so the cost of entry now is more than a lot of smaller businesses can undertake. For smaller clients, we are back using open source CMS because of this move by Sitefinity. Like so many software companies, Sitefinity is moving to the "enterprise" model and leaving the small business behind. So for smaller sights with a tight budget, I cannot recommend Sitefinity. But for larger clients and more complex projects, Sitefinity is a good choice.

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

Been able to help clients with Intranets and integration to client systems through Sitefinity. The benefits have been robust solutions that help my clients.

Sitefinity review by Terri G.
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"An application with far too many revisions in too small a time-frame"

What do you like best?

Who wouldn't like a robust CMS? With a plethora of templates and features, this tool has a lot to offer. For users who don't need to overhaul a template, or like our case... modify Master Pages, this tool should suffice. However, if you are required to go down that rabbit hole, be prepared to deal with poorly organized CSS content and a convoluted mess of templates and dependent files.

What do you dislike?

With the exhaustive revision cycle, this application churns out entirely new version numbers 2-3 times per year. Our somewhat basic site was left in the stone-age (version 3.4) in 3 years. Revisiting it for updates, we were forced to either set up and entirely new server to migrate the site up to version 9.x or just move it to our own server for hosting and drop the CMS entirely.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are working within the constraints of the tool, you'll likely not have problems. Also, whether you're actively updating content or not, stay on top of CMS version changes or you'll rapid be left out to dry when the CMS begins to fail.

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

The larger portion of our organization wanted a simple solution to hosting and updating their website, so this tool was chosen as the home for that site. This tool was initially chosen so we could build out the base site and hand it back for others to make updates, however, those changes always ended up being done by a developer due to tweaks frequently needed on master pages.

Sitefinity review by Steve C.
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"Flexible CMS geared toward mid-level to enterprise sized organizations"

What do you like best?

The best part feature of Sitefinity is its flexibility. You can do nearly anything with widgets, either by modifying included code or by creating your own.

The code base is also fairly straightforward meaning you can use C# throughout without needing to learn a large bit of a custom language.

What do you dislike?

On the opposite side of the coin, because it's so flexible, there isn't a lot out of the box that you'll use without at least some customization. Doing so means working with developers because there isn't a ton that can be customized in the front-end.

Another downside is that Sitefinity isn't lightweight, though I suppose you could say that's expected in a CMS positioned for mid to enterprise level customers. A strong infrastructure is a requirement to run Sitefinity at its full potential.

The biggest flaw with Sitefinity is the bugs. They've done much to improve this over the years, but if you read their support forums you'll see a number of customers run into the same issues, and there isn't a ton of support from Sitefinity to resolve them. A Sitefinity rep may reply, but it's typically to say its a known bug, or to provide a simple fix that doesn't actually resolve the problem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Know it's likely that you're going to need to customize a large bit of Sitefinity to meet your needs.

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

The benefit of Sitefinity to us is that it provides our organization with a CMS that a large part of our company can use, whether they have deep coding knowledge or not.

Sitefinity review by Hristina T.
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"Sitefinity review from a developer"

What do you like best?

There are lots of controls provided by Sitefinity CMS, which can be useful to you if you're developing your amateur website, for example - a website with cooking recipes, or one where you show your pets to the community, or just your personal blog.

What do you dislike?

The customization of any of the Sitefinity default widgets is a very unpleasant experience. I can give you a good number of examples. The one issue that took me the most time to resolve is customizing the contact form widget. You can use the provided widget only if you want the customer to give you his/her basic contact info written in a text field. Everything else behaves in an unexpected way (a more detailed example - the file upload field works only with web forms, but not with MVC, and we have to agree that MVC is what most of the clients want). There are plenty other issues but I won't go into detail about them unless you want to hear about them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not use it if you want to have many customizations. If your intention is to have a non-professional website, then go ahead. It provides a nice drag-and-drop opportunity which will be useful to you if you're not an experienced .NET programmer.

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

I've been migrating our company's corporate website from WordPress to Sitefinity. The benefits are supposed to be experienced by our HR team because of the "easily controlled" back end environment.

Sitefinity review by Anuj A.
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"Amazing CMS"

What do you like best?

Accessibility and usability. Page creation and managing the content is very easy even for non-IT personnel .

This CMS enables various personnel - not just the tech-savvy people - to add and manage content. For example, someone who writes for the company blog can simply access the CMS, write and edit their blog post, maybe add an image or two and publish it without having to, say, submit work to the web designer or developer and wait for them to add it to the site.

As from Developer perspective, I am a big fan of Fluent APIs which Sitefinity offers.

What do you dislike?

We discovered many problems with Sync architecture and reported to Telerik. Sitefinity Sync Logs are misleading. Also, External URLs are not going off to Sync list. Environment instability caused by site sync.Captcha Image Issue with Load Balanced Environment. These are some of the major aspects which i don't like.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes, you can definitely rely on it but please consider it's Syncing before go ahead. On load balanced/ multisite environment we faced many problems.

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

We need a super easy, cost effective, reliable CMS which also should be blazing fast when it comes to web page load for end-user. We found Sitefinity to address these all problems and help achieve these business goals.

Sitefinity review by Brett W.
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"A Great Answer For Content Managers That Want to Manage Their Own Content"

What do you like best?

As a developer, some of the most boring tasks when it comes to developing websites is making content changes such as updating photos and changing copy. CMS's solve this problem by taking these changes out of developer hand's and give the power back to content managers. Many CMS's while attempting this try and fail and developers end up making the changes anyway. Not with Sitefinity, it has easiest UI for content managers to change. Drag and Drop controls and rich text editing have never been easier.

For developers, it also takes a lot of SCUT work out of making changes and lets them get back to more interesting problems. I've not run into a problem I have not been able to solve with Sitefinity yet.

What do you dislike?

The biggest thing I dislike about Sitefinity is the price. It's clearly not meant for smaller businesses which has priced many of my clients out of the market. Another negative for me is that the product's base is Web Forms. However, they have made some headway into the MVC space, it still not a purely MVC product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your primary content managers are non-technical Content Managers, then Sitefinity is for you. If your primary content managers are very technical like a developer another CMS may be up your alley.

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

Most of the problems I solve with Sitefinity are content related. Most of my clients have issues maintaining their own content and Sitefinity has solved that problem for them. I have done other projects that involved an active web community. This allowed the business to interact with customers and allowed customers to share their ideas and thoughts.

Sitefinity review by Wesley S.
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"Does so much, but still easy to use."

What do you like best?

The ease of use to set up modules and pages without having to get too deep into the code base. It is also a very robust system that makes it very easy for clients to manage content.

What do you dislike?

As a user that has used many different content management systems, the speed of the admin could be improved when on a development server that is not in a dedicated environment. It would also be nice to have a one button page template creator where you can export out a page template and import it into a newly created page to make it easier for clients to set up page designs without having to drop all the modules on the page or duplicate an already built page.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is easy to get overwhelmed with everything in the admin, but it's pretty straight forward once you understand where things are, what they do and how to work with them.

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

N/A

Sitefinity review by Juan G.
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"Great CMS and Intuitive Design Features"

What do you like best?

The UX is very intuitive for making changes quickly, but it also allows more technical users access to the html, CSS and scripts if there are any changes required on that end.

Creating new templates and having them set up for mobile responsiveness is also standard.

What do you dislike?

Some customization is required if you plan on using a payment or log-in wall. There is no clean way to house those in the CMS.

Recommendations to others considering the product

They offer a test environment to try it out on your current build. A great option if you want to "try before you buy." Also if you plan on moving forward with them they have end-to-end integration services available.

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

For my job it solves managing thousands of pages of content and a library of images, css and script files.

The tool allows me to make all the changes I need that in previous versions would require reaching out to my development team or IT which always added delays. The tool allows more control for design and optimization without having to reach out to IT for normal day-to-day operations.

Sitefinity review by Matt D.
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"Sitefinity is perfect if you have a good partner in your implementation"

What do you like best?

The best thing about Sitefinity is that it is flexible. You can develop and create about anything you would ever need in this platform. We're able to manage our web properties much more efficiently now.

What do you dislike?

There is a very limited content ecosystem in terms of templates and out of the box templates aren't useful. But, with a good developer and designer you can create really amazing templates for yourself, and make a lot of pretty nifty magic happen.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have a good developer team, or a good implementation partner, Sitefinity will be an amazing product for you. You'll have to plan more in terms of creating templates etc. than you would in a Wordpress environment where there is a rich ecosystem, but you have infinitely more opportunities to develop something that works the way you need it to.

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

Trying to maintain a centralized CMS for our family of websites and Sitefinity provides the flexibiity we need to be able to do that. We are able to create different templates for different properties. Web updates are faster, and all sites are centralized on a single platform. Not as easy to use as say, a wordpress, but really deep customization options as an ASP.NET product.

Sitefinity review by Consultant in Environmental Services
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"Sitefinity continues to be the right tool for us and our clients"

What do you like best?

We are a solutions provider, so we are typically creating a turnkey solution which includes Sitefinity websites for clients. We have been using Sitefinity since version 3 and have always found it to be the best solution for clients looking for a CMS that is powerful and robust, yet easy to understand and easy for us to teach.

Sitefinity is extremely easy for our business customers to understand and use. The interface allows users to drag and drop widgets into their pages and the familiar text editor removes any learning curve.

The UI is clean and user friendly. From experience, the granular permissions make it easy to customize the security to fit the client's needs.

The built in widgets provide the majority of the functionality we need, but the extensibility also allows us to create our own widgets to fill in the gaps where needed!

What do you dislike?

Support has been difficult to get at times, with us having to rely on year old forum posts. Or email support, which takes some time.

While not directly involved with the process, I know that upgrades frequently break things, especially if you have customized Sitefinity in any fashion.

Only real complaint is the business approach Telerik took several years back regarding their price points and licensing. It seems obvious that they are focusing more on larger enterprise customers and phasing out all of the lower priced licenses. Small Business, etc.. Many of our clients are no longer able to afford the investment. Its much harder to sell than it used to be.

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

We were able to address challenges in editing websites by multiple contributors/authors. Content sharing and easy content organizing are huge benefits. We also see the same benefits to our clients using Sitefinty. They greatly appreciate the ease of use.

Sitefinity review by Nidhi A.
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"Excellent CMS with easy to use UI for both developers and end users."

What do you like best?

That the CMS is extremely user friendly and that it is very extendible. There are a lot of features available out of the box that require very little setup to get them working like blogs, events, ecommerce; and the entire product is easily customisable and extendible to fit the need of any business.

What do you dislike?

There's nothing that I dislike really. Of course the product has its short comings but which product doesn't.

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

We use Sitefinity to provide simple solutions like giving our clients a web presence, as well as extremely complex applications where our clients use their Sitefinity site for their public appearance and also as an intranet site for their employees only. Having everything managed from within one back-end interface has been extremely beneficial for our clients and the interface is really easy to use which in turn makes them edit and publish content more quickly.

Sitefinity review by Darrin R.
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"Sitefinity Flexability"

What do you like best?

What I like about Sitefinity is the freedom, flexibility and control I have to cerate custom modules and widgets to make content managers experience easy.

This ability also allows me to show how the platform can be extended from just displaying a website but to actually running the business.

What do you dislike?

The platform can have a big start up time and upgrade process across environments are improving.

The system lacks the support for a distributed cache would reduce local server resource requirements. Especially in large deployments.

No small business license.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The development, build and deployment process makes the biggest difference to working with the product. If you get this right then the improvements and management of the implementation is far greater experience.

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

With Sitefinity I have been able to move sites from being advertising or brochure sites of the company to functional management sites of the business.

Sitefinity review by Consultant
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"One of the best intuitive CMS"

What do you like best?

I like how it easy it keeps its User Interface clean and less cluttered. I am a developer but always worried about end users experience but with Sitefinity, I wouldn't have to worry about it.

What do you dislike?

I kind of dislike the loading screen. I know its unavoidable but I would be happy if Sitefinity can literally take off the loading time.

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

We have a requirement of handling many documents and release news and updates which many users tend to browse and use on a daily basis. Sitefinity's in-detail document segregation based on libraries is really helpful and the best part was when we had a choice to move the files from file system to database.

Sitefinity review by Administrator in Banking
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"Huge Improvement From Our Old CMS"

What do you like best?

User-friendly and very flexible. Day-to-day functions are simpler and more advanced functions are possible.

What do you dislike?

Forms, version updates, and plug-ins are all a little clunkier than they could be.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For us, Sitefinity was the least expensive option that still provided all the features we wanted and needed. It's been a huge relief to us to not have to have our hands tied when we want to do something new, even if there are some cheaper options out there that probably would have been good enough.

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

Sitefinity has helped us simplify and streamline our outdated website. This has allowed us to implement a much more robust content marketing strategy, embrace responsive templates, and helped us more directly and effectively manage SEO and quality control.

Sitefinity review by Executive Sponsor
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"Sitefinity CMS review"

What do you like best?

.NET base CMS with many features out of the box. Intuitive interface and expandable with a developer team.

What do you dislike?

Pricing is going up since progress did the acquisition. On the plus side the support team us much more responsive and features are getting added and fixed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good product but you need a team of developers to customize it to your needs. Out of the box there are multiple features available and very useful. You definitely need a UI developer to design your template. Unfortunately, we didn't find any useful template on the sitefinity marketplace. Our developers find their documentation informative but not always up to date to the latest version and their support are very responsive. The type of SLA for the support response, depends on the support package/license you have.

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

We use it for our intranet to manage and host our internal operations and documentation.

Sitefinity review by Julia S.
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"Great functionality and ease-of-use"

What do you like best?

Sitefiinity offered the out-of-the-box functionality we wanted. The deployment required very little custom development to meet our needs. The responsive layout features are great and allow us to easily spin up new pages. The support team is generally responsive and helpful when we encounter issues.

What do you dislike?

With each new version, there seems to be a new batch of minor bugs. Because of this, we have to dedicate a significant amount of time to testing during each upgrade in order to identify the bugs and determine if they will impact our processes.

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

Sitefinity allowed us to make our websites mobile-responsive and also greatly simplified the content management and creation process. Creating, managing and publishing content is very easy and can be managed entirely by our Communications department without assistance from IT.

Sitefinity review by Doug S.
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"SiteFinity Review"

What do you like best?

I like that it has both the flexibility for content to be updated by a non-technical person while at the same time providing the capabilities to be customized by building widgets

What do you dislike?

Support is email-only which sometimes takes time to get things fixed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a great tool which combines ability to customize with tools which allow non-technical individuals to update content and pages to keep it fresh.

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

Use the site to promote our business and provide capabilities for online job applications

Sitefinity review by Bryan J.
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"Sitefinity -- works nicely"

What do you like best?

Great extensibility -- allows us to create components using standard .NET, and the users can drag and drop those components on any page they choose. The MVC flavor allows us to customize the HTML without it adding a bunch of extra code. Great permissions / user setup. Inline editing is nice. The Multi-site component allows us to spin up a new website in a matter of minutes.

What do you dislike?

Upgrading to a new version tends to be a crapshoot -- sometimes it works great, sometimes it introduces issues that take a few days to fix. The initial load screen on an app refresh is painfully slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Stay with the MVC flavor.

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

Standard CMS stuff -- how to have users create web pages while still maintaining a common look and feel, and introducing custom code inside the CMS.

Sitefinity review by Natalie E.
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"Sitefinity rocks!"

What do you like best?

I like that Sitefinity can do everything I need it to do (and more that I don't even utilize!). It is easy to use and the staff is very helpful and friendly whenever I have to put in a ticket.

What do you dislike?

I wish I had a little more freedom when it comes to the forms section in terms of layout and look. It would be nice to be able to govern the amount of space between form elements but this is just a tiny nit pick. Otherwise the forms are very easy to use and versatile in terms of function.

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

We use Sitefinity for our company's website to display our services to clients and prospects, as well as a place for job applicants to come and apply. We use contact/intake forms for various marketing initiatives as well as the "contact us" section on our site. The site acts as a place our clients can go to view news and any best practice articles we post. Eventually we will implement a log in based section to act as an employee portal and will implement a similar portal for clients to access their specific reports and information. The site is also integrated with Google AdWords and Analytics which has helped with our marketing efforts and tracking.

Sitefinity review by Tammy K.
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"Best CMS Out There"

What do you like best?

Drag and Drop Functionality for non programmers.

Re-useable widgets and modules

Ease of modifying SEO

granular user permissions

What do you dislike?

Mobile Rules are not all that friendly to set by non programmers

Cost for Canadian customers due to exchange rate is not cost effective for most Canadian businesses

Multi site environments don't work together smoothly, nor does the sync process.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you have enough and the right internal resources to implement this software. Training and learning time will be critical in the first few weeks but after that you'll be flying.

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

Sitefinity is for growing businesses that require a lot of flexibility and have internal resources who are demanding more access and permissions to modify their own web content. This takes pressure off IT Depts and helps Communications depts get their messages out quickly,

Sitefinity review by Administrator
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"Sitefinity responsive to client needs"

What do you like best?

I like the service staff at Sitefinity. Their response time to my questions is consistently same day or within 24 hours. Once issues are discussed, the service staff is always clear to talk about expectations and timelines, which are prompt.

What do you dislike?

My frustrations with Sitefinity have been limited. I would like more flexibility in changing the appearance of our website pages, but many of my issues have been with getting our third-party provider to work with Sitefinity in a timely manner, not the other way around.

Recommendations to others considering the product

My only recommendations for new Sitefinity clients would be to make sure you're clear about your needs and ask about potential pitfalls.

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

We have worked with Sitefinity staff to optimize our website speed and upgrade software. Our users are pleased with the changes we've made, largely because their time on the site is much more productive and efficient.

Sitefinity review by Consultant in Management Consulting
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"Great from a user perspective. Better from a development perspective"

What do you like best?

I love that Sitefinity is super friendly for business users. The drag and drop interfaces for managing and creating content, particularly in page templates, is excellent. Clients' reaction to seeing the UI for the first time is almost universally positive.

I also really like the introduction of Feather - it allows developers to use the MVC framework in ways that are much truer to the framework - as opposed to feeling like it is just pasted on the top.

What do you dislike?

There are several things within the programming model that leave a lot to be desired. One of the most significant is in how you access data through the API when you are in multi-site mode. They use a concept of data providers that are seeming arbitrary, which complicate accessing data significantly.

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

We are a solutions provider, so we are typically creating Sitefinity websites for clients.

Sitefinity review by Mike W.
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"Sitefinity Review"

What do you like best?

The site is fairly easy to interact with and maintain. The controls make sense, the interface is fairly intuitive.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes speed is an issue, particularly when you have to drill down to an edit form that is buried in subfolders, then under the edit screen, then under the edit form in that edit screen. More direct access would be nice, with a faster interaction (though this might be related to equipment limitations rather than the software).

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

Sitefinity replaced our old CMS, which was difficult to use and had an extremely outdated interface. While we aren't using many of the bells and whistles of Sitefinity, we are able to manage our site pages, and to interface with both Sitefinity and our CRM solution for a more interactive experience on our site.

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