B2B Content Management System Feature Comparison

CMS Comparison

The content management system is the foundation of an effective B2B website ecosystem. Selecting the right CMS system is not a decision that is to be taken lightly. The evaluation needs to take into account the skills and experience of the team that will build the site and the level of functionality required.

Here is a comparison of the leading CMS platforms. This is a high-level overview of the key features. Since all the CMS systems are open source and free, we advise that you take a try-it approach before you commit to one system. The rating scale: 1 to 5. 5 = Excellent, 4 = Good, 3 = Average, 2 = Fair, 1 = Poor

 

Platform Feature
Drupal
Joomla
WordPress
Ease of use
3
4
4
Installation process
3
5
5
Documentation
5
3
5
Learning curve
2
4
5
Upgrading
3
5
5
Number of modules available
5
3
5
SEO support
5
3
5
Taxonomy support (a.k.a. document tagging)
5
2
4
Installing additional modules
5
4
5
Google Analytics support
5
4
5
Customizable UI via themes
5
4
5
Availability of themes
5
4
5
Scalability
5
3
4
Availability (HA)
5
3
4
Salesforce.com integration
4
3
4
Sugar CRM integration
4
2
4
Blog support
5
5
5
Message board support
3
4
4
E-commerce support
5
4
4
SSL support
5
3
N/A
Entitlements (Restrict access to content by user and role)
5
1
3
Security
5
3
5
Underlying technology
Apache, PHP, MYSQL
Apache, PHP, MYSQL
Apache, PHP, MYSQL