Kentico CMS reviews
door Kentico Software
Beoordeeld op 9-12-2018
Powerful but idiosyncratic CXM
Pluspunten: Kentico is unparalleled at its price point as a comprehensive customer experience platform. With EMS, it has the power of an enterprise-class CMS, marketing automation and nurturing, personalization, e-commerce, and an incredibly deep bag of tricks through its API and integration options. It is not unfair to compare it to higher-end solutions such as Sitecore, which is bests in overall value and ease of use, if not in scalability. (Although Kentico, properly managed, can meet the needs of highly demanding websites.) The system is fairly easy to use once you learn your way around - all the components work similarly within a unified interface, so after training, it's not hard for a proficient user to execute more complex tasks without significant additional support. It is also one of the few solutions running on the Microsoft technical stack, which is an advantage if you are already standardized on Microsoft servers or Azure. Kentico is best if you are looking for a comprehensive marketing suite and want to avoid the headache of tying together your marketing and web stack.
Minpunten: Kentico doesn't work like a lot of systems. It is well thought out, but if you are coming from Wordpress, Drupal, or even Sitecore, it's going to feel pretty alien. The system also suffers from jack-of-all-trades/master-of-none. I consider its CMS top-rate, but the marketing features are not quite up to par with the likes of Marketo or Pardot, and its e-commerce is very rudimentary (but getting better). That said, the integration out-of-the-box is where it wins, and having a less-than-leading-class marketing system that is truly integrated with your e-commerce is a substantial benefit and represents the real value of this system. You should expect to lean on an integrator or build in-house development expertise (full disclosure: I used to work at an integrator - I no longer do). While a lot can be done without actual C# code, building out the CMS is still a highly technical task, on par with development on other platforms. Kentico's underlying system has been around for many years, and has received some significant upgrades every year, but the core technology is showing its age. Kentico is taking some drastic measures to modernize the system and keep it supportable and relevant. But that may mean a bumpy road as you go through upgrades. Again, you will need some proper technical talent to keep the system running smoothly.
Beoordeeld op 23-9-2018
Kentico is a great CMS and is highly adaptable.
I have built couple of great sites for my USA based client using kentico and the client is quite happy with the performance and maintainability of the site.
Using kentico i have saved great amount of my development time as great feature like user management, single sign on using Facebook ,google and many other great features are just out of the box in kentico so you are not required to code them from scratch.
Also my client is also quite happy since he can edit/change the content on the fly on his own and also he can see the business performance easily from the kentico dashboard which he can use in his business strategies and planning.
1. Highly configurable and adaptable according to your business need and requirement.
2. You can use things like Macros, custom modules etc to design configurable website.
3. Kentico provides great marketing campaign inbuilt for you website which you can configure from kentico admin panel to sent promotional mails ,offers etc
4. Provides support to wide range of approach like portal engine, MVC etc.
5. You can design great website by just dragging and dropping the webparts.
6. Site editor can easily manage the content displayed on the site and can also change layouts by dragging and dropping the component.
7. Provides feature like ecommerce also.
8. Provides analytics also to your website which you can see from kentico admin panel.
Minpunten: The only con that i can think of is that the price is on bit higher end.
Beoordeeld op 27-6-2019
Great Enterprise CMS with Excellent Support
Opmerkingen: Kentico is more developer focused but not so much that the continent editor experience suffers. It’s pretty easy to get most of the basic features up and working using the built in widgets and features, but is also easily extendable by developers if more advanced features are needed. The support team is very helpful and the company is committed to fixing any bug in accelerated timelines they enforce on themselves. They also plant trees for each big found and fixed.
Pluspunten: Comes with many of features / widgets out of the box making it pretty quick to get started. Can be customized to add features specific to the customers business. Content can be synchronized between environments. Many built in integrations with third party systems. Great support.
Minpunten: Can take a little to get use to the dashboard interface initially but pretty easy to understand afterwards.
Beoordeeld op 19-2-2019
Kentico CMS - the best content management system available for content administrators
Opmerkingen: This has been the easiest CMS to learn how to use, and definitely the easiest one I've had to train a client to use.
Pluspunten: The way content is structured and organized in Kentico is very intuitive, and allows you to structure your navigation based on how you structure your content. It's also very simple to assign roles to different areas of your site, so that you can restrict which users have access to make updates to specific sections.
Minpunten: There aren't a lot of cons - maybe Kentico's need to try to get the CMS to do *everything*. For instance, you're far better off using Google Analytics than Kentico's built-in analytics.
Beoordeeld op 3-11-2016
Feature-rich .NET CMS option
Opmerkingen: I have been using Kentico CMS since version 3 (currently in version 9). I've seen the Kentico CMS grow into an incredibly feature-rich platform. Advances made with their EMS (allowing for website and email automation) continue to raise the bar. For my team, each new challenge that is set for them is one that is easily met through Kentico's features or their ability to customise something that plugs in nicely. For the single website operator, Kentico is not the most cost-friendly offering. But for larger organisations that have a requirement for several websites ... the unlimited sites licenses become very cost effective.
Pluspunten: Feature set continues to improve with every upgrade (and the upgrades are regular).
Minpunten: Pricing can be very harsh.
Beoordeeld op 29-11-2016
Kentico is the last CMS you will ever use!
Opmerkingen: I have used Kentico for 4 years and I have used a new version each year. Kentico is the most feature-rich CMS I have ever used (I've used all the top-level or most popular CMS). Each year they upgrade to a new version and that comes with many new capabilities and usually a faster more simplified user experience. There support is second to none. I have never had question that lasted more than a few emails (about an hour), and if its a bug, they fix it in 7 days or less. I can't say enough about Kentico!
Pluspunten: All the features, scale-ability and ease of use.
Minpunten: There is a learning curve.
Beoordeeld op 4-5-2018
Very Good CMS for E-Commerce Websites.
Opmerkingen: Easy to manage my E-Commerce Site Content, Orders and Payment.
Pluspunten: Very Easy to use CMS which provides many features to handle sites content directly from the browser. Many Web Parts available which reduce work of writing number of lines of codes.
Minpunten: Should Provide Chat Customer Support, normally Kentico`s support team asked to send email for this issue, when we call them.
Beoordeeld op 20-1-2019
Powerful user friendly CMS
Opmerkingen: Overall, Kentico is a great CMS, intuitive for even a non-technical admin/content manager. It can be used for building pretty complex enterprise websites for variety of industries.
Pluspunten: It allows to quickly build complex, modern looking, responsive web pages. It has an intuitive staging to live site workflow. It allows to add custom code (html, css, bootstrap). It also has tools to add metadata to the page for SEO improvement. You can build custom forms and a sophisticated media library. It allows a good integration with extraneous data sources.
Minpunten: Building forms (especially a layout and validation) could be a bit of a burden.
Beoordeeld op 9-11-2017
Best CMS Out There!
Pluspunten: Kentico is truly the easiest CMS I have ever worked in. It is easy for beginners and advanced webmasters to use. The customization and integration capabilities, as well as the marketing features, make this investment worth every penny. Clients love working on their site with Kentico.
Beoordeeld op 11-12-2017
Great for Content Managers
Pluspunten: From a content admin perspective Kentico is easy to use. I can easily create blog posts and manage my company's website.
Minpunten: Kentico could use some work with their email marketing features, they aren't very user friendly and can be confusing to work in.
Beoordeeld op 28-2-2018
A real CMS solution for your next project!
Pluspunten: Kentico is a great CMS provided in .Net technology. It helps creating websites on the fly. Provides lot of add-ons which adds more functionality to the websites.
Minpunten: It helps creating good looking and manageable websites. Updating sites with Kentico CMS back-end is easy. It helps non technical users to update content.
Beoordeeld op 10-1-2017
Novice appreciates ease of use
Opmerkingen: My organization switched to Kentico during its last website update. The change in managing the content and graphics is remarkably better than our previous, outdated platform. As my HTML knowledge is limited to what I've learned on the job, Kentico's set-up and navigation make it very easy for me to update content, rearrange sections and pages as needed, update form fields, add and edit visual graphics and more. I'd recommend Kentico, particularly for buyers who have to work with marketing/communication colleagues with varying levels of CMS knowledge. My only wish is that we would have tapped into Kentico's built-in analytics instead of maintaining our Google analytics.
Pluspunten: The system allows for multiple logins at one time and is accessible remotely. Appreciate the clear hierarchy of content, the overall design, and ease of navigation. The History to compare and identify prior content changes is a great feature. Also, appreciate the log of system errors in identifying and tracking problem points within the site.
Minpunten: The "Help" articles are technical, as they should be, but often challenging to understand for novice users with little CMS/HTML knowledge.
Beoordeeld op 14-3-2017
Kentico does the job
Opmerkingen: Kentico is a great mid level cms. It is more cost effective and makes more sense for small and midsize businesses who want a quality cms .
Pluspunten: It is more affordable than say a site core and the support is better. Tool has shown progressive improvements over last 5 years and growing community of people who support the product vs. curse it
Minpunten: Marketing features like email submission need to be enhanced and there are a few more areas in the enterprise level like multi site management that need to be improved upon. They work, just not the greatest.
Beoordeeld op 4-5-2019
Opmerkingen: Loved it
Pluspunten: So many features it’s very versatile and powerful
Minpunten: Takes a while to implement features which is a bit of a pain
Beoordeeld op 28-2-2018
Best tool to manage eCommerce sites
Pluspunten: Kentico is the best tool to manage eCommerce based websites. It provides a number of features to be configured for the eCommerce functionality. Helps developers to write less code and perform various operations from the inbuilt libraries. Performance of the applications are good with Kentico.
Beoordeeld op 2-3-2018
CMS which works with any server
Pluspunten: Kentico is a nice CMS and works on any hosting server for us. We can easily design websites using Kentico and create required pages.
Minpunten: It let us update the content of the pages by logging to the admin interface of the website. It helps keeping the website secure and updated.
Beoordeeld op 2-8-2018
Kentico CMS is no doubt a wonderful way of managing ecommerce sites.
Pluspunten: It provides customers with all powerful, effective and comprehensive tools plus customer centric solutions in order to create stunning websites. It is one of the fantastic CMS that is frequently used for E-Commerce websites. It consists of very excellent features to handle site contents in a better way.
Minpunten: When I talk about cons I hardly find even a single. It is quite expensive software so that people can not easily buy this software. Sometimes while designing simple templates, it takes several steps so in this way it wastes time of the users. I would like to suggest one thing that is chat customer support should be available in this software.
Beoordeeld op 14-1-2019
Hmm- don't highly customize your website
Pluspunten: The website is very nice looking. We've been able to put some pretty complicated customization in place. We have over 400 content pages on our website.
Minpunten: The team that implemented this website went for a highly customized version. It makes any change to the website very difficult- even for seasoned kentico professionals. And, the back-end data is a mess. I have to view three different reports to get information on my users, their subscriptions and activity. It's been a challenge.
Beoordeeld op 11-3-2018
Our .Net team enjoy Kentico
Pluspunten: Kentico has been a great solution to be used by our .Net team. It helps developing websites within 1 week. Helps with managing content easily.
Beoordeeld op 25-10-2016
Opmerkingen: Kentico is very dated and hard to use. Having to check out and check in pages over and over again is very time consuming. It's a slow process where you have to wait for the pages to load once you've checked it out in order to be able to make edits. Browser support is very limited as well, doesn't work very good with Google Chrome
Pluspunten: Salesforce integration
Very very limited in things you can do.
It takes several steps just to design a single template
UI is not very friendly
Beoordeeld op 8-2-2018
Great CMS system with easy-to-navigate admin interface
Opmerkingen: much faster and easier than our old CRM
Easy to use/navigate/learn
room for us to grow and use even more functionality into the future without additional cost
Minpunten: There's always a learning curve with any new system, and the initial work required a developer to get the site up and running to our specifications.
Beoordeeld op 6-9-2017
Excited to see even more
Pluspunten: It's fairly easy to use and seems to have a lot of capabilities. Excited to see what marketing automation offerings are available.
Minpunten: Pretty slow to get onboarded and to implement new changes. I want to be able to use it quickly and efficiently but every upgrade and/or customization seems to take a lot of time.
Beoordeeld op 16-11-2016
Six years using Kentico CMS and it keeps getting better
Opmerkingen: I started using Kentico 3.1a and the product has improved with every new version. The Kentico team have listened to the consumer and added or modified the product so that is relatively easy to use whether you are a developer or content editor. Product support is fantastic, either fixing issues very quickly or providing a work around. The widget based layout option is great and opens up so many page layout options for Editors without needing to do any coding. The cost of the product can be a bit daunting for small business but the product does deliver in functionality. Would I recommend Kentico, short answer, yes.
Beoordeeld op 16-11-2016
The best CMS/EMS i have ever seen.
Opmerkingen: I am a PHP developer/graphic designer and being working on different web projects for more than 10 years. The CMS platforms that i have ever used so far includes Wordpress, magento,Drupal, Joomla,CS-cart & X-cart. After 1.5 years spent in Kentico 7,8,9, i will highly recommend Kentico to a medium large corporate or organization because of lots of out-box functions,the way to integrate with html/CSS page design(transformation) and way to build the custom code. Kentico is also supported to be the strongest CMS in handling marketing campaign and web analytics.
Beoordeeld op 5-6-2018
I've been working with Kentico since version 5.
Pluspunten: Easy to build custom websites. Enterprise Marketing Solution is a really powerful tool to personalize content.
Minpunten: They don't have a solution ready to use for small companies. I'd like to use the Kentico in small companies but we can't meet the budget.