I've spent the last two months looking over Content Management Systems in an attempt to find a great Knowledge Management solution for the creation, sharing, and distribution of content.
Since there is the occasional visitor to this site, specific tests, specific outcomes, and my final selection will not be revealed. However, for each of the many CMSs I looked at, this will document the good, the outstanding, the bad, and the occasional ugly.
With Ektron CMS400, I saw a demo, and then I had a chance to download and install a sandbox to play with.
As with all the CMSs I looked at, my 91 tests was the starting point.
Unfortunately with my Ektron tests, far too many features that I needed did not function. One disappointment was that the WYSIWYG Editor that I required was a separate plug-in that had to be added after I initially started the tests. Given Ektron was appreciated so well by KMWorld, I gave them the benefit of a second chance, and still I ran into issues that were insurmountable for my need.
To Ektron's credit, their solution begins at around $12,000 and includes a Document Management System. The combination of DMS and CMS is valuable. I suspect that these are the reasons that they matter in KM...a good price for a product that combines two important concepts (DMS/CMS). Just ensure your demands are not too intense.
I would also state that it is a benefit that Ektron stands behind their product and will allow a company to download a full working version to demo and test. To me, that is always test number 1. I was not able to do that with RedDot Solutions. The technical and sales staff were also very helpful; it just did not work with my needs.
On the Tom Godfrey rating scale, definitely 'asdf'...middle of the field.