If You Have a Choice, Run from RedDot CMS
I’ve been a software developer/integrator for more than 20 years. I’ve worked in California, Canada, and Europe. And I’ve worked with everything from Cobalt programming to ERP deployments.
Never have I worked with software or a software company as deeply disappointing – as fundamentally broken - as RedDot Content Management (purchased by Hummingbird, purchased by OpenText and now called OpenText Web Solutions).
I’ve watched the company plummet from the developer of a respectable, if overly-complicated web content management solution in 2000 to the debacle of today. Bad management, worse development and an underlying disdain for clients = the sound of a toilet flushing.
8 Reasons You Should Run Away from RedDot Content Management (CMS)
- RedDot Lies. Their “.Net Release?” Their ain’t no .Net in it.
- RedDot workflow doesn’t work. Or only works if your site happens to be structured according to your org chart, rather than user needs
- RedDot pushes LiveServer as a search engine. LiveServer! It doesn’t even do its real job (personalization) well.
- They hate their partners. Which means that there’s no one to support the poor customers that buy the software. You’re on your own. And you’re screwed.
- Upgrades from Hell. Congrats, our new release wrecks your three years of development.
- The rats are fleeing. One sign a company is going into free fall – their best people run away.
- Who is in charge anyway? Four acquisitions in 4 years means the answer is no one.
- If you must buy RedDot, buy in Europe. They charge Europeans ¼ of what they charge us