Migrate to Episerver and pay nothing until you’re live

If you’re struggling with Sitecore, then you're not alone. Episerver is here to help. When you migrate to Episerver, you won’t pay a penny until your website is live.

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Migrate to Episerver and pay nothing until you’re live

If you’re struggling with Sitecore, then you're not alone. Episerver is here to help. When you migrate to Episerver, you won’t pay a penny until your website is live.

Learn all about the offer

Why you should choose Episerver over Sitecore

Episerver is faster, simpler and more scalable than Sitecore. Choose a platform that enables you to experiment, create and innovate without disruption.

Customers now expect a personalized experience without consciously thinking about it. They want an experience that already understands what they want and offers the perfect product for their needs.

To do this you need to experiment to test out what works and what doesn’t. Episerver is acquiring Optimizly, the global leader in experimentation, giving you a whole new way of creating the best digital experiences.

When you combine Episerver’s personalized content, commerce engine and experimentation capabilities, you can be sure you’re delivering higher value and conversions by optimizing every touchpoint.

Your platform needs speed and simplicity. It needs to let you experiment, create and innovate without disruption. It needs to give your customers a unified and personalized digital experience.

So, when it comes time to choosing the best CMS tool to elevate your DXP, why would you risk it all for the sake of a slow, overpriced, boring-as-all-you-know-what platform?

Read on to learn the 5 big reasons why our customers ditched Sitecore and switched to Episerver.

Or download the complete Episerver vs. Sitecore guide.

Epi + Optimizely
 

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Create personalized experiences, optimized for your customers’ needs

Episerver & Optimizely Tech Stack

With Episerver you are empowered to combine personalized content, commerce and experimentation capabilities to deliver higher value and conversions through optimization of every visitor touchpoint. You succeed with this in three ways:

Put your customer back at the center of design

By extending Episerver’s current recommendation capabilities that are based on what customers do on a site, and adding behavioral data, users can drive increased engagement, lifetime value, satisfaction and repeat purchase.

Combine content creation, merchandising and optimization in one platform

No more silos. Adding to Episervers’s combined content and commerce capabilities, experimentation is integrated into the creative process rather than being treated as a separate discipline. Choosing Episerver over Sitecore means you can do more testing, in more places, with greater ease than ever before.

Access more data and say goodbye to guesswork

By collecting massive amounts of data from experiments, consumed content, customer data, and commerce interactions, you can constantly hone the algorithms that drive recommendations. Together with Optimizely, Episerver will bring together the most advanced capabilities to create the ultimate system of differentiation.

Key Takeaway

Why settle for Sitecore’s CMS, when you can have all-in-one creation and optimization capabilities? Episerver combines its personalized content and commerce engine with experimentation capabilities to deliver higher value and conversions through optimization of every touchpoint.

 

02
Deployment and operations are faster with Episerver

Episerver offers faster deployment and operations than all other business-grade competitors. You get the fastest payback time, the highest ROI, the most reduced switching costs, and a direct route to customer happiness.

Episerver customers see an exceptionally fast ROI

Forrester’s Total Economic Impact™ study showed that Episerver customers enjoy a 443% ROI over 3 years and a break-even point of less than 6 months.

Sitecore’s complexity can risk your time-to-market

The gap between customer expectations and customer experience is widening. Sitecore invests in hard-to-quantify enterprise capabilities that make configuring and using simple features a tedious, exhausting, and unnecessarily drawn-out process. Episerver’s intuitive interfaces and rapid delivery puts you in control.

Sitecore’s upgrades are time-consuming and costly

Sitecore upgrades by partners typically start at 300 hours of work. Upgrades can take months. The result is many stay on older versions, missing out on new features. Episerver is assuming 53 backward-compatible upgrades and more than 120 new features in 2020 alone. You spend less time and money keeping your site up-to-date and more time using the latest features to delight your customers.

Key Takeaway

If you’re a customer of a legacy platform like Sitecore, then you’re probably all too familiar with these headaches. Speed, or rather lack of speed with Sitecore is one of the reasons thousands of customers have made the switch from Sitecore to Episerver.

 

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Episerver is built from the ground up for greater simplicity

Episerver reduces complexity through automation and thoughtful design. The benefits for you are single access point across all capabilities, a simple and fair pricing model, and an extremely intuitive user interface.

Want to break free from the chains of Sitecore – without breaking the bank?

Our migration accelerator gets you from Sitecore to Episerver seamlessly. We're so confident that you'll prefer Episerver that we’re putting our money where our mouth is. You won’t pay a penny until your new website is live.

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Want to break free from the chains of Sitecore – without breaking the bank?

Our migration accelerator gets you from Sitecore to Episerver seamlessly. We're so confident that you'll prefer Episerver that we’re putting our money where our mouth is. You won’t pay a penny until your new website is live.

Learn all about the offer

Great ease of use vs. Poor customer support

At Episerver we've been highlighted for our excellent usability. On the other end, Sitecore's customer support consistently ranks poorly across markets for existing and prospective customers. Call us crazy but using a complex product that boasts poor customer service sounds like a bad idea. 

Support that doesn’t break the bank

If something goes wrong, you should should have simple and reliable access to support. Episerver provides 24/7/365 support. This includes capacity planning, incident management, and problem management. Beyond infrastructure operational management, our teams also provide online presence availability and performance. Sitecore only offers this level of service in their premium offering – and at an additional cost.

Pricing should be transparent, always

We believe that you should understand exactly the kind of services you will be getting for the money you spend. At Episerver we have been highlighted for our transparent pricing structure that makes it easy for businesses to understand what they are buying. As for Sitecore’s pricing transparency: Sitecore customers expressed concern about the confusing pricing for different packages as well as aggressive tactics to try to move on-premises customers to cloud subscriptions.

Key Takeaway

You should work with a digital experience platform that helps you move forward, not one that holds you back. At Episerver we want our customers to be able create value faster, which means removing the complexities that hold back legacy platforms like Sitecore.

Get the full story on why Episerver is the stronger digital experience platform and how you can move forward fast with our migration accelerator. Download the complete Episerver vs. Sitecore guide.

It is completely free – no registration required.

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Episerver’s cloud platform enables innovation without disruption

Get the full story on why Episerver is the stronger digital experience platform and how you can move forward fast with our migration accelerator. Download the complete Episerver vs. Sitecore guide.

It is completely free – no registration required.

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Episerver’s cloud platform enables innovation without disruption

At Episerver we have invested in our cloud capabilities so that you can innovate without disruption. Our cloud platform is designed to take the weight off your IT teams, to keep your site secure and to maintain business continuity. But most importantly our cloud platform is ready to scale and grow when you are.

Sitecore, on the other hand have been called out by their customers for aggressively trying to move on-premises customers to cloud subscriptions. On top of this, the cloud offering itself lags behind in terms of strategy.

At Episerver we will always put our customers first, and will never force them to make critical business decisions that are not in their best interests.

All of the following benefits are included with Episerver. So why pay additional fees to get a substandard service at Sitecore?

  • Speedy CDN: With cloud data centers all over the world, we put computing power in close proximity to your customers.
  • Security: Episever is ISO27001 Compliant. Sitecore requires closer inspection.
  • Business continuity: We include disaster recovery with full backup and migration between data centers with a 24/7/365 DevOps team.
  • Strategic Monitoring: 24/7/365 monitoring of all vital parameters of your digital presence to notify you of any deviations from the norm.

Key Takeaway

Episerver’s rock-solid cloud platform and global content delivery network will securely allow you to innovate without disruption.

 

05
Episerver provides a single, unified digital experience platform

Episerver’s unified content, commerce, search and AI capabilities empower our clients to offer their customers a seamless experience throughout the entire customer journey.

A flexible DXP = a better customer journey

Sitecore currently lacks a quality digital commerce solution, which means users are unable to adequately unify their content and commerce. The result is siloed data for the business and a disjointed experience for consumers. Episerver has search features integrated as standard, allowing for fast and intelligent personalization on your site. Sitecore has no equivalent, so you’re left having to pay more for a third-party platform like Coveo.

Deliver one-to-one experiences at scale

Episerver uses advanced AI-based personalization which allows automated and dynamic targeting of individuals based on their behavior and intent. Using first-party intent data, our platform generates new and predictive datasets on your customers. This then allows the creation of tailored content and commerce experiences without overloading your team.

Easy integration with core systems and new channels

Episerver has an open ecosystem approach, avoiding locking customers in. Leading analysts recognize our focus on providing customers with the building blocks for digital experience management, supported by APIs and web services. Out-of-the-box features in Episerver, such as projects, AI personalization, collaboration, and workflow all require additional development or upgrades within Sitecore.

Key Takeaway

Episerver’s digital experience platform removes barriers and siloes and enables you to seamlessly create consistent customer experiences throughout the entire customer journey.

Advantages of Episerver over Sitecore

  Episerver Sitecore
Speed Episerver is on a continuous deployment model with cumulative, backwards compatible releases every week. That’s 52 releases. Sitecore releases an update once a year with a high cost/complexity “upgrade path” each time.
Security Episerver is ISO27001 compliant. Sitecore requires closer inspection.
Search Episerver provides integrated search out of the box. Sitecore provides search through a partner (Coveo) at additional cost.
Smarts Episerver provides pre-trained, fully automated personalization out of the box. Sitecore only provides either manual rules-based personalization, or a machine learning toolkit which requires extensive data training and expert skills.
Support Episerver has 24x7x365 support as a standard. Sitecore support is only available at an additional premium cost.
Service Episerver includes incident management, problem management, release management and capacity planning. Sitecore services are only available at additional premium cost.
Scalability Episerver includes CDN, WAF, App Monitoring, Synthetic Monitoring, DDoS Mitigation and Backups. Sitecore infrastructure capabilities mostly only available at additional premium cost.