Compare BranchCMS

There are a number of CMS's out there and instead of singling any of them out, we're going to compare in a more general sense.

We're not going to compare everything, just the important talking points. Please contact us if you have any specific questions.

BranchCMS vs Open Source CMS's

BranchCMS
Open Source CMS's
Cost
Monthly - includes - hosting/platform, support, and automatic software updates
No on software but you pay for hosting, support, maintenance, customizations, and updates
Automatic updates
Yes
No
Built-In SEO
Yes
Sometimes - often need a plugin
Custom fields for content
Yes Content builder and custom attributes
Usually need a plugin
Skill required
No more than a web developer. Everything server related is taken care of.
Often need experience with managing hosting/servers to have a well performing site.
Support
Yes Email / Chat
No
Software consistency
Yes Entire platform and apps built to work together
Plugins and extensions by many different developers who may or may not continue support

 

 

BranchCMS vs Website Builders

BranchCMS
Website Builder
Automatic Updates
Yes
Yes
Email and chat support
Yes
Probably
Themes
Mostly - more coming soon
Yes
Full design customization
Yes
Not usually
Design limitations
No
Usually limited template customizations
Customize fields for content
Yes
Not usually. Limited to what the templates offer.
Built-in Ecommerce
Yes
Sometimes
Built-in gallery, calendar, email campaigns (+ all the other BranchCMS apps)
Yes
Limited functionality - maybe with plugins
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