Progress Software

Sitefinity

3.5 / 5 12 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Sitefinity serves customers in all verticals and geographic regions. The company has a very large footprint both within mid-sized companies(over 100 employees) and Fortune 1000 customers.


Average Ratings

12 Reviews
  • 3.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Progress Software
  • www.progress.com
  • Founded 2002
  • Bulgaria

About Sitefinity

Progress Sitefinity is the leading CMS productivity solution on the market thanks to its great usability and UX enabling mid-market organizations to deliver compelling multi-channel digital experiences. With an intuitive interface, it is incredibly extensible and developer friendly, sustaining it's best-in-class reputation when looking to rapidly and cost-effectively roll out new sites and digital projects, avoiding the high cost and extremely long time to market of the larger marketing suites.


Sitefinity Features

  • Approval Process Control
  • Document Management
  • Indexing
  • Permission Management
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Rule Based Publishing
  • Search
  • SEO Management
  • Template Creation
  • Version Control
  • Data Synchronization
  • Document Management
  • File Sharing
  • Mobile Capture
  • Offline Access
  • Permission Management
  • Personalization
  • Search
  • Templates
  • Version Control

Sitefinity Reviews Recently Reviewed!


User friendly and great for customers while being flexible to setup for developers

Apr 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love the custom modules and the flexibility they offer to create a very user friendly experience for my customers!

Cons: What I like least about this software is the lack of out of the box features and the relatively small and underwhelming marketplace for add ons.

Capterra-loader

Great, easy to use landing page platform

Mar 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to create and maintain templates. Editor is easy for anyone to use, even if they have no experience in HTML. Good file and folder structure for organizing landing pages into groups.

Cons: Image and media management structure could be refined - lots of manual work to organize and sort through file trees if you have lots of media that you're hosting.

While it is easy to use, the functionality of it is not very good and hard to change.

Mar 05, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that it is pretty easy to use the CMS. It's pretty easy to learn. I didn't have any formal training on the platform and pretty much taught myself how to use it. So, that is definitely a plus.

Cons: I don't like that the functionality of the software is so strict. I think the customer service could definitely be better. And, I feel the quality matches the value.

Overall: It's been a pretty easy CMS to navigate so that is definitely a benefit.

Capterra-loader

Sitefinity is a strong CMS with very scaleable capabilities.

Feb 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Sitefinity has strengths surrounding template management, document management, and page creation. The drag-and-drop capabilities are very useful, and are easy to brand with HTML and CSS. Our team uses this CMS for both of our corporate websites, and use multi-site management to switch from each site. If you are managing multiple websites, this is a great feature.

Cons: Publishing pages, and making significant changes to the website can often slow it down for a couple of minutes, or take some time to initialize. Not a big deal, but visitors during that time will be greeted with a "Initializing" message.

Overall: It manages our site content very well, and provides the level of analytics we need.

Security problems which you pay to correct.

Feb 01, 2018
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Better Content Management System than we used to have, but that wasn't a high bar.

Cons: Customer Service is awful. They found severe security problems recently and "the highest levels of management" decided that their customers must bear the cost of upgrading to a more secure version.

The ability to manage blogs on your website is very poor.

If you're using marketing software with your website like HubSpot, good luck getting the linkage to work with Sitefinity.

I would check into other opportunities

Oct 06, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software allows you to set up various user levels and access. It is also easy to clone pages and edit text.

Cons: The site structure is very limiting. There is little to no support. Once the site is setup, you better like it because to change it is very difficult. It's outdated and not nearly as good as other options out there.

I have used Sitefinity in the past and it's a good web content management system. It's user-friendly

Sep 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: - If you are good at HTML, you can code on your own to make your site customizable
- Good tool for SEO
- Pricing is not mentioned on the website so if I have to go back to using it, I'd have to request a quote
- Found it extremely easy to create new pages, add images etc.
- Used it while working for a tech-company, hence, it was important for us to use a good CMS.

Cons: - If you mess up the HTML by a simple copy+paste action, you have to fix it before you can continue adding content
- There were a few issues with image naming convention (images would get replaced) which later had to be fixed manually by our tech team.

An ok CMS - best to look elsewhere

Apr 20, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It fulfills our need for a CMS.

Cons: - Terrible customer support
- Lots of issues with bugs
- Non-intuitive backend

Overall: I have a client who has been using Sitefinity for the past 7 years. For an end user who is not very tech-savvy, the interface is very cumbersome. I wind up doing a lot of content changes for them in the CMS since it is so complicated. Even for me as a developer, things are not intuitive. I've had more problems with updates and upgrades than I can count, and their customer support department is very lacking.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would highly recommend looking elsewhere for a CMS platform to fit your needs.

Complex, confusing, old-fashioned

Apr 12, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support

Cons: Complexity, complexity, complexity.

Overall: In the modern age of lean-yet-extensible software, Sitefinity seems to me like a relic of an age that software developers collectively decided should disappear. I was asked to develop a Sitefinity extension for a client's website, and the experience has been a consistently miserable one from start to finish.

First of all, I find it hard to understand the value proposition of a closed-source, statically compiled CMS in an age of high-quality, open-source CMSes with plenty of developer support. Debugging is hard, licensing is hard(-ish), redeployment is hard. If Sitefinity offered features or a developer experience that was better than, say, WordPress (not a hard bar to hit; WordPress is pretty frustrating too), it could justify its costly licenses.

Sitefinity feels overengineered; there are far too many features for the casual user, and necessary developer features are often buried behind confusing and baroque admin menus. This complexity comes at a cost; it's hard to manage and develop for a Sitefinity site. Large design firms can afford to become experts in Sitefinity, I'm sure, and create a justification for their continued involvement in a website project by continuing to manage the application's complexity for their clients. But I'd rather build a website on something simple that helps me deliver business value to my clients, and doesn't require my involvement for simple, day-to-day operations. This seems like much better use of my time and my client's budget.

This overengineering also impacts performance. Application startup is painfully slow, and page loads aren't all that snappy either.

I know there are many people who absolutely love Sitefinity, but I can't figure out what the fuss is all about.

Recommendations to other buyers: Consider your client's business needs before you rush out and buy a CMS. Try the free trial of Sitefinity first. Do your client's unique needs justify the high licensing and development costs of your favourite solution? Could you get by with an unglamourous-but-functional WordPress install, or even a statically-generated (e.g., Jekyll) website?

World Class Product Sitefinity 9.*

Feb 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, developer friendly, admin friendly, user friendly, modularity, mobile ready, scalable, builtin multilanguage support, secury, user management, quick development.

Cons: not the best price for small budget

Overall: It's modularity is one of the best features, a lot of mobile responsive capabilities, builtin web api that exposes your services without an extra line of code. very user friendly and well documented, customer support is the best I ever had if you have a license, and okay if you don't have a license.

Best CMS software available

Jan 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use

Cons: none

Overall: I have used Sitefinity for two large corporate websites, for B2B and B2C. Their software is very easy to use and is a good value for the cost.

Quite a poor piece of software, unfortunately

Apr 15, 2016
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Well, to make a long, painful story short: keep away from Telerik. They don't respond, they don't like their customers, all they want is the quick Dollar.