4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Sep 18, 2016
Product has excellent functionality although has some complexity to configure
This is a great enterprise web content management system but be aware of the amount of upfront planning required to implement.
The product has a wide range of functionality, particularly around responsive design
It has heavy technical overhead and requires significant asset model planning
Make us more aware of the complexity of implementation
More in depth study of the complexity of configuration
All the functionality that anyhone would ever need
Support I have received from vendor is as expected, going above and beyond but escalation required.
Heavy planning around deployment, typical for an enterprise product
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed May 31, 2016
The tool works for us except that the newer version the Oracle WebCenter Sites 11G cannot be upgraded from the 11g stack, that is a limitation.
little more work, and look at competing open source Java based CMS systems, evaluate if they do the same work and have the same experience.
ease of creation content for content creators and ease of implementation for developers by the use of Tag Libraries and custom APIs.
Removal of JBOSS Support, incompatibility with myMSQ. Inability to migrate from OWCS 11G to OWCS12G and a very high licensing cost.
When Fatwire was acquired by Oracle, they inherited a user base, and then JBoss compatibility was gone, and incompatibility of mySQL is another limitation. Also, the inability to upgrade from an OWCS 11G to OWCS 12G is a big limitation for the future.
look for the future roadmap strategies and open source competing products as well.
In the past this products has worked. In the future if it cannot migrate from OWCS 11G to OWCS12G its a limitation.
If I compare old Fatwire support that was faster and more spot on. Oracle support tends to focus more on processes and formats, that is frustrating if you have an issue that you wish to resolve.
Preexisting Fatwire installation of the product and migrated to OWCS 11G is doing its job well.
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4 out of 5.0, Reviewed May 11, 2016
Our company's Web Delivery (Content Management/Content Serving) platform based upon Oracle WebCenter Sites (OWCS) technology enabled us to quickly create and manage content, implement a modular design for re-usability of components, support customer segment-based targeting while improving the overall customer retention and conversion of site visitors, and enhancing the overall performance of the company website. We were able to achieve the following objectives using the OWCS platform. Increase speed and volume of content produced. Content distribution to various channels without the need to format. Improve traffic acquisition through Editorial content SEO optimization. Integrate content across the company products.
OWCS is very flexible and extensible framework and sometimes it could be a boon for the organizations if it is not properly designed and implemented at the earlier stages. Getting professional support from Oracle and an implementation partner would go a long way in terms of successful implementation & adoption of this technology
Modularization. Caching (Fragments). Authoring tool. Security (Single Sign-on).
Monolithic app for authoring and delivery applications. Complex deployment process. API response format. Backend MVC support using Spring or any related framework.
Split the monolithic application into different components to be more nimble to make frequent deployments to the app server. Also, support for accessing Content via API in a simplified response for easier consumption.
We would have separated the Content Serving and Content Management as two separate components in order to be more agile and deploy more changes to the glass more frequently using the continuous integration and delivery mechanisms.