What is most valuable?
Joomla is a complete and easy-to-use content manager system. It's possible to create a website, to manage its structure and contents, and to add features using hundreds of extensions. The most valuable thing for us though, is the easy way you update content, add articles, modify structure, and apply SEO tags and info.
How has it helped my organization?
Since 2012, Joomla has completely changed our presence on the web.
For how long have I used the solution?
We have been using Joomla to manage our websites since 2012
What was my experience with deployment of the solution?
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
How are customer service and technical support?
We never needed customer services. If we need any information, it's very easy to get it from the web. Technical Support
We have never asked for technical support.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
Before Joomla we were not using a CMS.
How was the initial setup?
If you want Joomla to be totally personalized it needs specific competences both for web server installation and configuration.
What about the implementation team?
The installation was implemented in-house. However, the configuration needed a vendor team, but it's not difficult to find people with experience in using Joomla.
What was our ROI?
ROI is absolutely positive.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
Setup costs were about €2,000 in total. After setup there is not a day-to-day cost, everything is based on how much time you want to spent to update content.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
At the time we evaluated WordPress.
What other advice do I have?
We would suggest you find someone to help you setup your site. With a good structure you'll be able to manage everything for your site very quickly.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Jun 16 2015