Who Uses This Software?

Zephyr is licensed directly to marketing agencies who build websites for their clients.


Average Ratings

20 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $100.00/month
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Zephyr
  • www.zephyrcms.com
  • Founded 2016
  • United States

About Zephyr

Its for power users who need a CMS that is so nimble and flexible, you might literally freak out a little. And were not done. We arent standing still because technology evolves and we want Zephyr to set pace. Transparency, killer support, and direct access is a big part of our commitment to partner agencies. You deserve front row access to the brains behind Zephyr, and thats what youll get.


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Zephyr Features

  • Audio Content
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Indexing
  • E-forms
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editor
  • SEO Management
  • Text Editor
  • Version Control
  • Video Content
  • Website Management

Zephyr Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Decent CMS but a couple of key workflow problems

Oct 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: 1. Security seems decent--the TFA isn't much of a bother and I don't mind using an Authentication app. However, it does pose a little bit of a quandary if you don't provide work phones because employees will have to use personal phones to access their workflow duties. I believe there was a different option for the TWA (maybe it was email based?) so you can get around it.

2. I do like being able to schedule pages go-live times & dates. That was a nice perk, even if it doesn't do much for us on a regular basis.

3. Social Media presentation and tracking options (even though we don't actually use them).

4. Crafting a decent looking webpage is easier in this software than our older software

Cons: 1. No way to drag and drop assets into order--so if you have an archive of documents on a page there's no way to order them. Our 3rd party coded us a specialty numbering system as a workaround, but it's clunky and a very sub-par solution. Our last CMS had a drag and drop function that worked.

2. No way to see who is receiving forms--so if you have a general contact form that more than 1 person is monitoring, there's no way for other employees to see who else is watching the form. Even WORSE, there is no way to mark whether an employee has already resolved/responded to the inquiry, which has the immediate potential to cause multiple, conflicting replies to a user. Everything about how the forms work, basically, is horrifying and a huge problem. Our 3rd party vendor has supposedly been trying to code a work-around for this for over a year with no progress.

3. There is no option to sort assets into folders, which is hugely problematic if your marketing or website editing is more frequent/robust than ours. There is also no preview of what an asset is UNLESS you click on it first...which means if you don't label your assets with PRECISE DETAIL, good luck finding an image or document in a semi-quick manner. You can sort of "Ctrl+F" to search (because there is no native search, WTH) but if you haven't labeled your asset well, it won't help.

Overall: Zephyr was an emergency CMS swap (our 3rd party website creation group had some vendor issues) that we didn't have any say in, and I can't say I'm in love with it. Our key needs (forms, asset wrangling) are atrocious and the 'bonus features' that we gained with Zephyr are features we don't actually need. Unfortunate all around, mostly.

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Excellent platform for SEO

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: Zephyr is incredibly fast on both the front and the backend. From an admin perspective, I can quickly move through the platform and make edits without waiting on load times. On the front end, the sites always load really fast.

I also appreciate that the Zephyr team listens to our feedback. We're able to submit feature requests and have direct conversations with the leadership team that allows for meaningful discussion. It makes me feel like they care about our success.

Additional features that help me produce results:

- Included SSL

- The ability to create different page layouts on the fly without involving a developer

- Multiple design themes for my clients to choose from

Cons: I would like to see more features in development at a time.

Overall: Zephyr allows us to streamline our website builds, content migrations, and customer support and provide our clients with an easy-to-update website that can help the marketing teams produce solid results.

Requested Review

Oct 08, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 2.0/10 Not
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Pros: The overall layout looks good and once you get used to navigating is fine.

Cons: Least - the lack of drag and drop technology for sorting. Keeping track of numerous bits of ads and data with a numbering system for sorting is ridiculous. A close 2nd would be the asset management module...

Overall: Overall, the ease of use compared to even free back-end services...everything is a step-by-step chore.

Linking images. placing images. organizing your assets...all a chore.

Even janky free services offers the ability to change a format without losing all your data/work and starting over. For example, one column vs. three column...start with one column, then decide you would like to center with a three column...change the format...poof, all is gone and you have to start over.

When uploading an image to replace another image...the image you are replacing doesn't get overwritten. even though it is named exactly the same. So inadvertently...the wrong image gets used; and have to toggle back and forth to make sure not deleting the image needed. Found it best just to delete all and then upload again. Overall...I have it down and have learned my way round the quirks, but it seems like it doesn't need to be this challenging...in the end. it works.

Zephyr is a great product!

Oct 01, 2018
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: It's very easy to use and intuitive. I also like the clean interface.

Cons: There are still some features that need upgraded or built. I do appreciate that the Zephyr team takes feedback and I genuinely believe that they are going to build this to be the best product it can be by the way they respond to my inquiries. There have been many upgrades along the way, so I can see the progress.

Overall: Zephyr is an easy to use platform that is affordable. It's ability to have custom modules has been critical to making and keeping our clients happy. The Support team has also been great to work with.

Zephyr has been fast and easy to engage, and the performance has stunned everyone involved.

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As a developer of cloud applications that require high volume transactions we love the micro services architecture of Zephyr. Micro services provide scalability and consistent performance as user loads increase. We also like that in the instance of a failure micro services provide for localized failure of a single website element and will not create a general failure of an entire site. This gives high performance and high reliability.

Cons: There are one or two additional modules that we would like to have that are not in operation at this time. It is our understanding that they are included in the product road map, however.

Overall: Performance, simplicity and reliability.

We are using Zephyr as the go-to CMS for our clients' website projects.

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Zephyr provides us the flexibility to design and customize websites for our clients - no matter the scope of the project. The CMS is easy to manage and the technical support team is outstanding.

Cons: We are looking forward to more design options that will be available in upcoming templates and module features.

Overall: After licking our wounds over other platforms, we searched for a content management system built for power users and agencies. It provides us the reliability we needed after consistent technical issues with WordPress and other systems.

Zephyr has made my life easier :)

Oct 09, 2018
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: The ease of updating our website, unlimited assets uploading and flexibility with content. Great that it saves everything and I am able to recall old items...great product.

Cons: The only thing I wish could be easier is that sometimes the browser I am using interferes with the functionality but that just may be issue from my end and I need to investigate more.

Overall: In our business, up to the date information is key...with the zephyr product we are able to get that done with minimal effort and time.

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Working with the Zephyr team has been a rewarding experience. They are always ready to help.

Mar 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Zephyr does all of the hard work for us and delivers a very fast responsive design with no additional coding on our part. We can also make changes and additions to our client's websites very quickly and with little effort.

Cons: We'd like to have more templates and control of some design elements within Zephyr so we could experiment with different design themes. We would also like to see the use of folders for website assets to make management of larger sites easier.

Good, functional software

Sep 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Zephyr is cost-effective and easy to use. It does all of what most people would want it to do.

Cons: There are a few attributes still in the works that I would like to see from Zephyr.

Overall: Zephyr is a good system behind my website and overall I'd recommend it.

Review of Zephyr

Sep 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Ease of use to post. Intuitive functions. Easy to edit text.

Cons: I didn't like that I would have to hyperlink the text again. I wish it would copy links over when copy and pasting text into textbox.

Overall: Overall, I enjoy using Zephyr. If the link function was improved, it would make posting even faster and easier.

User friendly

Oct 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like that it is very user friendly overall. It is much easier to add or delete content and I have more freedom with this software than I had previously. In other words, I can make changes and create content with a wider parameter, rather than relying on our web designers to make changes.

Cons: The one thing I don't like is that a preview of my content is not available. I like being able to see what I'm changing as it's happening, rather than keying in a URL while it is in draft mode. I'm still unable to see it until it is published.

Overall: Updating and making changes to our web pages is much easier than before with Zephyr.

Zephyr is great!

Sep 28, 2018
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: I love how easy Zephyr is to use. It is very intuitive.

Cons: I wish it had an better "undo" method, but I believe the developers are working on improving this.

Overall: Zephyr allows me the platform I need to update my clients' websites quickly and effectively without me having to write the code.

Easy and Entirely Usable

Sep 28, 2018
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: Zephyr is easy to learn and easy to use. It's really hard to 'break' anything and simple to add/change content to my site as often as needed.

Cons: There was a small learning curve, but you're going to have that anytime you make a change. I'm over it.

Overall: New clients are finding me faster and easier than previously. The template and guidance of the team helped me create a focussed site that has dramatically improved the quality and 'fit' of new clients.

Zephyr thoughts

Oct 01, 2018
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to modify content without being a technical person

Cons: Many things tasks are not intuitive and can be a challenge to figure out; there's not a help component to reference; couldn't find way to replicate similar pages-had to redo each from scratch

Pumpkin

Sep 28, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Customer service is at its best! Once I was trained then I was able to understand how to post things and make changes or add on items when necessary.

Cons: Some things on the site didn't make sense to me.

Overall: Great customer service! It is awesome that if you gain a contact me question and I accidentally delete it I can count on Zephyr to get me the question back. Overall it's been a good experience.

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Workable Option, Needs a Little Work

Sep 28, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: Two part authentication. Drag and drop feature for adding to Resources page.

Cons: Calendar events are not listed in date order on user page (they are listed in date order on the web site page). When updating event dates, the date changes do not consistently "take" (appear) on user page without first exiting the user event page and going back in to the user event page. To access my web page, visitors must type in "www" before my web domain address whereas before Zephyr visitors could type in my domain without "www" and access my site.

Easy for the non-tech savy

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Zephyr is easy to use, make changes and customize.

Cons: Nothing. Right from the beginning it's been simple to use.

Overall: I get many compliments on my site and how easy on the eyes it is.

Generally good platform with some ml modifications needes

Sep 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Security on the site is top notch. With the two step process you know your information will be safe.

Cons: Can't organize files so it take a really long time to scroll through all of them. Also doesn't work as well on a Mac computer.

Not perfect, but really good

Oct 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy to use

Easy to learn

Web-based

Many options

Cons: No preview page before something is made live

The way assets are handled (though I love the search function)

Conference Platform Review

Oct 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The customer support was very responsive, efficient, and able to help problem solve

Cons: The sign-in process, or process to obtain log-in information should be more streamlined and not so involved.