Who Uses This Software?

Financial institutions, healthcare, higher education and midsize to larger organizations


Average Ratings

7 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

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

Vendor Details

  • dotCMS
  • dotcms.com
  • Founded 2004
  • United States

About dotCMS

Content is the centerpiece of your brand which is why we created dotCMS. Guided by a Content as Infrastructure philosophy, dotCMS allows you to build, manage, and scale all of your content in one centralized system. Plus, we provide the delivery, integration, and APIs needed to meet your needs in an ever-changing digital world. Deliver content to websites, intranets, single page apps and any web-based application. dotCMS easily integrates with third-party systems. Available for free download.


dotCMS Features

  • Audio Content
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Indexing
  • E-forms
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editor
  • SEO Management
  • Text Editor
  • Version Control
  • Video Content
  • Website Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Document Management
  • Indexing
  • Permission Management
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Rule Based Publishing
  • Search
  • SEO Management
  • Template Creation
  • Version Control

dotCMS Reviews


Best Value of any Enterprise CMS

May 10, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We've been using the software with out clients since almost the inception of the software. Their support is great, and more affordable than most that are comparable amongst enterprise CMS providers.

As mainly a development shop, the flexibility of the different frameworks we can use (Spring MVC, Struts, OSGi, AngularJS) allow us to use cutting edge technologies along with their scalable architecture and tackle just about anything you could want.

Cons: Software still has some legacy functionality that needs refactored; the impact is very low but from time to time creeps up from a "want" to a "need".

Overall: Fast paced team development built around technologies that we're already using with mainstream clients to tackle enterprise problems.

This is an intuitive CMS that gets better with each iteration. Technical support is top-notch.

Dec 12, 2017
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 use folder/html-page style site interface. Extensive API uses Java viewtool objects to interact and code with the data programmatically. Apache velocity is a nice templating language for front-end development. Easy to create and deal with new structures.

Cons: Permissions can be difficult and involved to set up and maintain. There are limits on datatypes in content structures (which is understandable) but I can't think of why the text limit and date limit should be the same. We are always running into the text type limit because so many field types use the text data type. On the other hand, the most we've ever used the date data-type is twice in a structure. We don't need 25 date fields.

When you need a solid framework that lets you build a web infrastructure, dotCMS is a great choice.

Dec 05, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Intuitive interface for creating web pages and reusable or structured content; ease of adding JQuery plugins; custom workflow designer; theme-based templates that support responsive design; built-in personalization and rule-based targeting; effective multilingual support; RESTful API; push publishing across servers.

Cons: Lack of built-in components - but then it's more of a framework than a plug-and-play system like WordPress.

Capterra loader

dotCMS is a great Content Management System

Dec 06, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love the content model, it provides a very flexible and powerful way to model what content makes up our website. I also love the ability to adapt the software itself to what our business needs through the use of plugins.

Cons: Administration is not trivial. The powerful features in dotCMS come at a price that makes it harder to administer at a technical level. It requires more resources to run, upgrades are difficult, etc.

Poor CMS system

Apr 14, 2017
2/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Dot CMS does not give you a lot of flexibility as a web publisher. I have experience with many other platforms and this is the hardest to use, meaning it is not intuitive. It is also dated in terms of some of the plug ins.

Vendor Response

by dotCMS on May 02, 2017

Hey Melinda!

We really value customer feedback and transparency (truly, it effects the request we prioritize and future releases so customer feedback is essential) .

We'd love the chance to speak with you in more depth around your experience as we're value centric and want to help remedy any of your current pain points here.

We've had a relationship with IPFW for quite some time and want to make sure all parties are satisfied with their experience from the platform.

I've reached out to you personally so please do let me know when you're available to connect.

Thanks Melinda, I look forward to hearing from you.

dotCMS Customer Success

Use dotCMS to manage a higher education website

Oct 08, 2015
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pro:

Very flexible and easy to extend. Allows you to build things the way your want. Powerful multi-tenant hosting for managing multiple websites. Separation of authoring and production servers with the ability to push publish between environments.

Con:

More of platform for building web and internet applications. So, some features require a little work to get implemented

dotCMS Software Reflection

Mar 01, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Great experience for over twelve years.