Jul 17, 2020

Top CMS: Content Management Systems Comparison 2020

A Report on the Top CMS Platforms – July 2020 Edition

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This whitepaper is provided to help you learn how Agility compares to other leading CMS products. While the document focuses on comparisons specific to Agility, it also serves to differentiate the other platforms from each other within the industry.

The things that have made you successful so far should not have to be jettisoned with the adoption of a new system. I believe Agility is a versatile platform with great adaptability; with these concepts in mind, I’d like to show you how it stacks up to the competition. One of the things that I believe is important for anyone considering a CMS platform is how adaptable each a system is.

The biggest benefits will appear when an organization can bring on a new system without having to change too many things. We should also keep in mind that a vendor organization’s vision and strategy is just as important as their current offerings; your requirements might change moving forward, and you need to select whom you want to with just as much as what you want to work with.

Who Should Read This White Paper?

  • CTOs planning to adopt a new CMS
  • CMS developers looking to improve their craft
  • UX professionals seeking to understand the future of digital experience
  • Marketers looking to adopt a new CMS or improve their content approach
  • C-suite executives looking to understand more about the benefits of a modern CMS

Each CMS profile includes:

  • Overview
  • Differentiators
  • License model
  • Pricing starts at
  • Key Components
  • Drawbacks

CMSs included in the comparison:

Agility CMS

Agility CMS is a Headless API-based Content Management System (CMS) with built-in Hybrid components for better Editor Experience. 

Butter CMS

Originally built as an alternative to WordPress as a blogging platform, ButterCMS is now a headless CMS that integrates with existing websites and apps to deliver content.


Contentful considers itself a content platform rather than a CMS. It allows organizations to control their content from a single hub and publish to any digital channel. 


Contentstack is a SaaS platform built upon a microservices architecture, which helps improve performance and reduces the risk of unnecessary feature bloat. 

Kentico Kontent

Kentico’s out-of-the-box web parts, easy customizations, and open API allows customers to get new websites launched quickly. 


Sitecore represents the DXP market. It adds all features inside a single platform, which means you need to change your business to adapt to them.


Similar to Agility, Episerver is heavily affiliated with Azure to support its cloud offerings. However, Episerver still relies heavily on developers to manage upgrades.


DotNetNuke is an open-source codebase based on ASP.Net. 

Drupal / Acquia

Drupal as an open-source product is free, but the services and hosting for it are not, and upgrades need to be handled manually. Acquia works as a service to offset this effort.


Sitefinity as a platform is aimed firmly at the traditional CMS market, and ease-of-use is a top priority. 



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