Kentico CMS vs. Ektron: User Experience of Two of the Major Players in the ASP.NET CMS Market

Listen to the reviews of real users who have used or deeply researched leading .NET Content Management Systems.
Selection of the best content management system for your business is definitely a complex and time-consuming process. Fancy brochures, flashy product videos and persuasive presentations may feature well, but hearing about actual real-world experiences of others often helps to confirm assumptions and validate a selection. Listen to real life user experiences of two of the leading .NET CMS platforms.

Direct comparison: Why Kentico CMS beat Sitecore and Ektron for us

After a doing extensive research for an enterprise CMS, which involved resources such as Forester and Gartner, as well as having interviews with multiple developers, Blue Key (SC, USA) picked Kentico CMS as their chosen platform. Here is why:
  • Scalability of the system that grows with the business
  • Excellent flexibility  
  • Unlimited design possibilities
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) support and tools
  • Easy-to-use and time-effective user interface
  • Mobile website support

Direct comparison: Ektron vs. Kentico CMS

Chris Riley from Softmedia (MA, USA) speaks about the company’s experience with Ektron and their subsequent switch to Kentico CMS, which they have now been using for four consecutive years and counting.
What were their compelling reasons to start using Kentico CMS instead of Ektron?
  • Out-of-the-box solution
  • Easy and quick development
  • More stable product
  • Better developer API
  • Better technical support

Where to go for more CMS comparison video testimonials:

Comparison of multiple proprietary CMS (Sitecore, Ektron, Episerver…)
Why we chose Kentico CMS from among Ektron and ADX Studio
Dating Ektron, Flirting with Sitecore, but Marrying Kentico CMS

Case studies on migration from Ektron to Kentico CMS:

Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA), Implemented by: Burns Marketing Communications
“Because this project featured a lot of moving parts: external systems, e-commerce payment gateways, and an extensive amount of content and files to manage; ESA determined that their existing Ektron CMS would not meet their needs and they would require a more robust and stable CMS platform.”

Global Health, Implemented by: Curious IT Pty Ltd
“One of the best Content Management Systems I’ve had to work with; easy to understand, user-friendly with excellent documentation.”

Toronto Port Authority, Implemented by: Seventyeight Digital
“Transition from the clients current CMS (Ektron) to a more cost effective, flexible and intuitive CMS platform.”

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Petr Passinger

Petr is the Senior Business Analyst, responsible for the mapping and optimization of the sales funnel and revenue cycle leveraging the Kentico Customer Experience Management solution for online marketing activities.