About Sitefinity

Sitefinity by Progress is a digital experience platform, designed for marketers, that offers tools for web content management, digital experience management, website personalization, digital commerce, and more. It allows businesses to completely customize and personalize their digital experience. Hosted on Microsoft Azure by Progress, Sitefinity allows users to build and manage custom digital experiences within the cloud.

Using Sitefinity’s web content management tools, users can create and update online content, including text, images, and more, design custom layouts, embed widgets to websites, personalize content, manage multiple sites in multiple languages, manage digital assets, and enhance SEO. The Sitefinity Digital Experience Cloud Platform helps marketers to identify new opportunities, study customer behavior patterns, conduct A/B tests to aid decision making, and use web analytics to improve the customer experience. Sitefinity also offers tools for managing security and compliance, with features such as endpoint protection, a web application firewall, and GDPR compliance.

Pricing starting from:

US$0,01/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Business size

S M L

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$0,01/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Sitefinity

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Features

Total features of Sitefinity: 33

  • AB Testing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Document Classification
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Information Governance
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Language
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SEO Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Video Support
  • Website Management
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

3,4 /5
(26)
Value for Money
3,5/5
Features
3,8/5
Ease of Use
3,7/5
Customer Support
3,3/5

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Jerry V.
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  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Sitefinity is a strong CMS with very scaleable capabilities.

Reviewed on 2018/02/14

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

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

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.

Ali K.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Professional cloud base CMS deploy from Azure

Reviewed on 2021/02/15

This is a good CMS for someone who is new to the site or companies who needs a professional site...

This is a good CMS for someone who is new to the site or companies who needs a professional site and does not know where to start and who needs professional and committed support. Because as someone who has been active in the field of IT and internet business consulting for more than 14 years, setting up a website is a separate issue, and maintaining and developing it is another issue and you should always have an IT expert and support team by your side. Sitefinity can be one of your best options.

Pros

It's so professional and easy to use Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) CMS with professional team support. No need to constantly update or maintain files and backups. All you need is them on a secure cloud under Microsoft Azure. If you are a content author or webmaster this platform simplifies your tasks for updating content, managing files, and maintaining the site, and is smart automation under the cloud.

Cons

Features are good by default, some unnecessary parts may be disabled, it is better so that unnecessary JavaScript code does not slow down the site.

Alternatives Considered

WordPress, Xperience, HubSpot CMS Hub and Solodev CMS

Reasons for Choosing Sitefinity

Looking for a CMS platform with good PAAS cloud features for our customers.

Reasons for Switching to Sitefinity

It's easy to learn and run via Azure Marketplace. Great responsive support.
Paul D.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Complex, confusing, old-fashioned

Reviewed on 2017/04/12

In the modern age of lean-yet-extensible software, Sitefinity seems to me like a relic of an age...

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.

Cons

Complexity, complexity, complexity.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Full Featured Mature CMS

Reviewed on 2019/09/17

Sitefinity is a fairly lightweight .NET based CMS which means that you can customize it just about...

Sitefinity is a fairly lightweight .NET based CMS which means that you can customize it just about however you need. That is for better or worse.

Pros

Compared to other .NET based CMS we looked at: Very low learning curve, able to get up and running quickly. Updates come quickly and with features and fixes from the community. Able to handle thousands of pages.

Cons

Some features are finnicky especially during upgrades. Backend interface isn't yet consistent, but that is improving. Caching options are lacking.

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Dave J.
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  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Excellent value for the money

Reviewed on 2018/08/07

We switched to the Sitefinity platform in 2012 and really like this very affordable proprietary...

We switched to the Sitefinity platform in 2012 and really like this very affordable proprietary solution that is simple to maintain.

Pros

I went from being the only person inputting content onto our website to an admin that was able to show product managers how to easily input their own content. As a result, we have many more web pages than ever before.

Cons

A few weird little glitches with their "MVC" content widgets.

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Sitefinity offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$0,01/one-time
  • Free Trial: Available

Sitefinity is available to purchase in 3 different editions: the Professional Edition, the Online Marketing Edition, and the Enterprise Edition. Contact Progress to request a price quote.

Sitefinity has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Sitefinity supports the following languages:

English

Sitefinity supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Sitefinity integrates with the following applications:

Dynamics 365 Business Central, HubSpot CRM, LiveChat, Marketo Engage, Microsoft SharePoint, Oracle Eloqua, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Siteimprove

Sitefinity offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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