Boye & Co evaluates Enonic
Analyst firm Boye & Company has performed a new vendor-neutral evaluation of Enonic.
Analyst firm Boye & Company facilitates networking and knowledge sharing among professionals and leaders in the digital industry in several countries, including the US, the UK, the Netherlands, and native Denmark. Their team engages experts all over the world—providing expert advice on topics like digital solutions, business strategy, and innovation.
As part of this advisory strategy, Boye & Co not only blogs about organisational change and digital transformation, they also go hands-on with concrete services—like CMS—to give the community a solid foundation on which to base future business decisions.
The purpose of the evaluation is to give existing and potential customers an easily available tool to consider Enonic and whether the platform suits the objectives of their organisation.
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Boye & Co notes that the focus of Enonic is on "next-level headless CMS, making it easy to build custom web solutions, to support content production and to be able to deploy it
Enonic’s 20 years of history and the commitment to reinvent the product is then detailed, pointing out that the company has had a steady increase in customers and having brought in experienced digital agencies as partners, which has worked well even in COVID-19 times.
Enonic is described as a modern development platform—likely to impress both technical colleagues and content editors. While not offering a out-of-the-box service that customers must tailor, Enonic’s approach is described as rather novel and refreshing. Customer journeys are used as a theoretical framework from which business and development teams can come together to plan, build, and execute custom and modern digital experiences.
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Boye & Co finishes the executive summary in this way:
“As a highly extensible, feature-rich web experience platform, Enonic is positioned as a cost-effective open-source alternative to proprietary and more expensive solutions like Bloomreach and Episerver and is also able to compete with more well-known alternatives like Drupal and Umbraco.”
About the evaluation
The evaluation is organised into three main parts. The first part is an executive summary. The second part is an assessment of the product—like usability, multi-device, multi-site, multi-language, governance, search, personalisation, digital marketing, integration, architecture, and security. Finally, the third part looks beyond the product, like market context, customer base, pricing and licensing model, community and support, and roadmap. The evaluation lists both advantages and potential disadvantages with the platform, giving the readers a thorough list of pros and cons to consider.
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Boye & Co notes that the evaluation was based on the experience and knowledge of members of their expert team, interviews with Enonic customers and members of the Boye community, and analyst briefings by Enonic.
First published 4 September 2019, updated on 11 March 2021.