CMS battle: Drupal vs. EPiServer

Drupal and EPiServer seem to be the most common adversaries in Finland right now when it comes to big website projects. Therefore we decided to publish some comparison slides that help to figure out the main differences between these systems.

After all, the two systems are quite different kinds of beasts. Especially from the content producer’s perspective it is quite a different thing to do an EPiServer project than a Drupal project. Also living with a commercial product or with an open source ecosystem is quite different story from client organisation’s point of view.

Here are the comparison slides:

>> Browse the slides in SlideShare

To summarize:

If online service is your core business, Drupal is a strong platform for accelerating your own type of development — even a very unique and magnificent one. It is no coincidence that media companies are big players in the Drupal camp. Drupal’s model is also well applicable to extreme multi-channel publishing and performance.

If your online service is primarily sales and marketing oriented, EPiServer’s product features should get you excited. Web teams producing multi-language marketing sites, in particular, should consider EPiServer as a power tool.

One thought on “CMS battle: Drupal vs. EPiServer

  1. I think choice between EpiServer and Drupal plays a lot between choice on .NET and PHP platform and what kind of resources customer has in hand. At least most of my customers have already existing Microsoft infrastructure and business applications that CMS needs to integrate with. It is possible to run Drupal on Windows infrastructure and even integrate with Microsoft based AD/ERP/CRM/Sharepoint systems but I think .NET based systems has more appealing story and architecture model on this regard.

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