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Saturday, May 10, 2008

The matrix loaded


Product Novoya 1.4 NovusCMS 4.5 OpenCms 7.0.4 Polaris CMS 1.2 Roxen CMS 4.0 smartCMS 2 TCMS 1.0 XCMS
Last Updated 2/24/2008 4/21/2008 3/25/2008 9/9/2005 8/25/2004 11/6/2006 9/15/2004 10/25/2004
System Requirements Novoya NovusCMS OpenCms Polaris CMS Roxen CMS smartCMS TCMS XCMS
Application Server .Net 2.0 / IIS Tomcat, JBoss, Resin 3, Websphere 6 IIS + ASP.NET 4 or more ASP, ASP.NET .NET none required
Approximate Cost $19,500 Free n.n.t.b. 15.000 euro $90 per month or $7,000 per CPU
Database MySQL, Postgres, mSQL, Interbase, Sybase Microsoft SQL Server AS400 2000 and DB Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 built-in (none required)
License Flat-fee GNU LGPL Commercial Commercial, includes full source code Commercial, Annual Flexible Commercial per installation
Operating System Any Windows Server 2000/2003 Any Windows Server 2003 Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Unix Windows Server 2000/2003 2003, 2000, XP-Pro Any
Programming Language PHP 5.2+ .NET, C#, XSLT, ASP.NET Java 1.4. + C# pike ASP, .NET, extendable via Web Services Asp.Net Perl 5.6+
Root Access No Yes No Yes Yes No
Shell Access No Yes No Yes No No
Web Server Apache IIS IIS, Apache IIS IIS 5.0 & IIS 6.0 IIS Apache, IIS
Security Novoya NovusCMS OpenCms Polaris CMS Roxen CMS smartCMS TCMS XCMS
Audit Trail No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Limited
Captcha Yes Yes Yes No No
Content Approval No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Limited Yes No No No
Granular Privileges No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Limited
Kerberos Authentication No No No No No No No No
LDAP Authentication No Costs Extra Costs Extra No Yes No No Costs Extra
No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
NIS Authentication No No No No Yes No No No
NTLM Authentication No No No No Yes No No No
Pluggable Authentication No No Costs Extra No Yes No Costs Extra Costs Extra
Problem Notification Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Costs Extra
Sandbox No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Session Management Yes No No Yes Yes No No Limited
SMB Authentication No No No No Yes No No No
SSL Compatible No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Costs Extra
SSL Logins No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Costs Extra
SSL Pages No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Costs Extra
Versioning No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Limited
Support Novoya NovusCMS OpenCms Polaris CMS Roxen CMS smartCMS TCMS XCMS
Certification Program No No No No Yes No No No
Code Skeletons Yes No No No
Commercial Manuals No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No
Commercial Support No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Limited
Commercial Training No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Limited
Developer Community No No Yes No Yes No No No
Online Help No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pluggable API No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Limited
Professional Hosting Free Add On Yes Limited Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Professional Services No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Public Forum Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Public Mailing List No No Yes No Yes Yes No No
Test Framework No No Yes Yes
Third-Party Developers No No Yes No Yes No Yes No
Users Conference No No Limited No Yes No No No
Ease of Use Novoya NovusCMS OpenCms Polaris CMS Roxen CMS smartCMS TCMS XCMS
Drag-N-Drop Content Yes Yes Limited No Limited Yes No Yes
No Yes No Yes Yes No No Costs Extra
Friendly URLs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Image Resizing Yes No Yes No Yes
Macro Language No Yes No No Yes No No Yes
Mass Upload No No Yes Yes No
Prototyping No No No No No
Server Page Language No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Site Setup Wizard No No No
Spell Checker No Yes Free Add On Yes No No Limited
Style Wizard No Yes No Yes
Subscriptions No Yes Costs Extra Yes Yes No
Template Language Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
UI Levels Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Costs Extra No
Undo No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Limited
WYSIWYG Editor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Zip Archives No No Limited No
Performance Novoya NovusCMS OpenCms Polaris CMS Roxen CMS smartCMS TCMS XCMS
Advanced Caching No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Database Replication No No Costs Extra Yes Yes Yes No No
Load Balancing No No Costs Extra Yes Yes Yes Costs Extra Costs Extra
Page Caching Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Static Content Export No No Yes No Yes No Yes
Management Novoya NovusCMS OpenCms Polaris CMS Roxen CMS smartCMS TCMS XCMS
Advertising Management No No No Yes No Yes No Costs Extra
Asset Management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Clipboard No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Content Scheduling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Costs Extra
Content Staging No No Limited Yes Yes No Costs Extra Costs Extra
Inline Administration No No Limited No Yes No Yes Yes
Online Administration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Package Deployment No Yes Limited No Yes No No Yes
Sub-sites / Roots No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Themes / Skins Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes
Trash No Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Web Statistics No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Web-based Style/Template Management Yes Yes Limited No Yes No Limited Yes
Web-based Translation Management Yes No No No Yes Yes No No
Workflow Engine No No Free Add On Yes Yes No No Costs Extra
Interoperability Novoya NovusCMS OpenCms Polaris CMS Roxen CMS smartCMS TCMS XCMS
Content Syndication (RSS) Yes Yes Costs Extra No Yes No Costs Extra Costs Extra
FTP Support No No No No Yes Yes No No
iCal No No No
UTF-8 Support Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Limited
WAI Compliant No No Limited No Yes Yes No Yes
WebDAV Support No No Yes No Yes No No No
XHTML Compliant Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Flexibility Novoya NovusCMS OpenCms Polaris CMS Roxen CMS smartCMS TCMS XCMS
CGI-mode Support No No No No Yes No No Yes
Content Reuse No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Costs Extra
Extensible User Profiles No No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Interface Localization Limited No Yes Yes Yes No No Costs Extra
Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-lingual Content No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Multi-lingual Content Integration No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Multi-Site Deployment Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
URL Rewriting Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Built-in Applications Novoya NovusCMS OpenCms Polaris CMS Roxen CMS smartCMS TCMS XCMS
Blog Yes No No No No No No No
Chat No No No No No No No No
Classifieds No No No Yes Costs Extra No Costs Extra No
Contact Management Yes No No Yes No No No No
Data Entry No No No Limited Yes No No No
Database Reports No No Costs Extra No Costs Extra No No No
Discussion / Forum No No Free Add On Yes Yes No Costs Extra Yes
Document Management No No No No No No No No
Events Calendar No No Costs Extra No Costs Extra No Costs Extra No
Events Management No No No Yes
Expense Reports No No No No No No No No
FAQ Management No No Free Add On Yes Costs Extra No Free Add On No
File Distribution No No No No Yes No No Costs Extra
Graphs and Charts No No No No Yes No Costs Extra No
Groupware No No No No No No No No
Guest Book No No No No Yes No No No
Help Desk / Bug Reporting No Yes No Yes No No No No
HTTP Proxy No No No Yes Yes No No No
In/Out Board No No No No Costs Extra No No No
Job Postings No No Costs Extra No Costs Extra No Costs Extra No
Yes Yes Yes Yes Costs Extra No Costs Extra Yes
Mail Form No Yes Yes Yes Costs Extra No Free Add On Yes
Matrix No No No No
My Page / Dashboard No No No Yes Yes No No No
No No Free Add On Yes No No
No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Free Add On No
Polls No No Free Add On Yes Costs Extra No Free Add On No
Product Management No No Costs Extra Yes Yes No Free Add On No
Project Tracking No No No No No No No No
Search Engine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Site Map Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Stock Quotes No No No No
Surveys No No No No No No Costs Extra No
Syndicated Content (RSS) No Yes Costs Extra No Yes No Costs Extra No
Tests / Quizzes No No No Yes No No No No
Time Tracking No No No No No No Costs Extra No
User Contributions No No No No Yes No No No
Weather No No No Yes
Web Services Front End No No No No No No No No
Wiki No No No No No No No No
Commerce Novoya NovusCMS OpenCms Polaris CMS Roxen CMS smartCMS TCMS XCMS
Affiliate Tracking No No No No Yes Yes No Costs Extra
Inventory Management No No No No Yes
Pluggable Payments No No No No No
Pluggable Shipping No No No No No
Pluggable Tax No No No No No
Point of Sale No No No No No
Shopping Cart No No Free Add On No Costs Extra Yes Free Add On Yes
Subscriptions No No No No Yes
Wish Lists No No No No Yes

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Alain Lompo
Excelta - Conseils et services informatiques
MCT
MCSD For Microsoft .Net
MVP Windows Systems Server / Biztalk Server
Certifié ITIL et Microsoft Biztalk Server

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