Headless / Decoupled CMS Comparison Matrix
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PointsBuilt.io ContentstackKentico CloudContentfulButterCMSCloudCMSPrismic.ioGraphCMSDirectusContenta⁶
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Website
https://www.built.io/contentstack
https://kenticocloud.com/https://www.contentful.com/https://buttercms.com/
https://www.cloudcms.com/
https://prismic.io/https://graphcms.com/https://getdirectus.com
http://www.contentacms.org/
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Open SourceNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes
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Software or SaaS (Hosted)HostedHostedHostedHosted
Hosted or Software (Docker)
HostedHostedHosted or SoftwareSoftware
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Software Cost (Monthly)Call$299 / Enterprise Call$249 / $1,949/ Enterprise Call$83 / $166 / Enterprise Call$200 / $800 / $1,200
$100 / $300 / $500
$29 / $99 / $349 / Enterprise Call$19 / $49 / $99Free
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API Calls1M250k / 2M3M / 6M / CustomUnlimited1M / 5M / Unlimited100k/ 500k / 1M / Unlimited100k / 1M / 2M-
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Users2010 / 2015 / 30 / CustomUnlimitedUnlimited25 / Unlimited10 / 20 / 50 / Unlimited3 / 10 / Unlimited-
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Bandwidth Limit500Gb1 TB / 1 TB / Custom (Enterprise)10Gb / 50Gb / 100Gb / Unlimited10GB / 100Gb / 250Gb ⁵-
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Database Records50k25k / 50k / Custom (Enterprise)Unlimited3 / 10 / 30 (Tables)-
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Environments (Dev,Stage,Prod)3-
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Supportin app supportEnterprise 24 / 7Community / Advanced / Custom (Enterprise)Live Chat / Email / Pair Programming (Enterprise)Live Chat / Slack Community / Premium Support ($349 Plan)-
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SLA99.9 SLAEnterpriseEnterpriseEnterprise99.5% / 99.9%Enterprise-
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BackupYes (Nightly / 30 day archive)(Offsite) Enterprise OnlyYes (Nightly)HourlyYes-
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Plugins / Modules / ExtensionsYesYes³YesYes
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Demo / Sandbox SiteDemo by requestYes (free version)Yes (free version)Yes (free trial)Yes (free trial)Yes (free version)Yes (free version)Yes (free trial requires credit card)Yes
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User Roles and permissions1YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
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Taxonomy1YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
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Scheduling (content publishing)1YesYes*YesYesYesYes
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Logging / Auditing / Revisions1YesYesYesYes
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Media Management1YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
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Webhooks1YesYesYesYesYesYes
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XML Sitemap Management1YesYesYes
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Meta Tags (native, not just field)1YesYes (via react-helmet)Yes
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Content Importing1YesYesYesYes²Import / Export (?)YesYes
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Editorial Workflow1YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
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CDN1Yes (Fastly)Yes (Fastly)Yes (Fastly / Cloudfront)YesYesYesYes (Fastly)-
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Form Integration1YesYes
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Content Management (Admin Features)
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Content Types1YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
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Custom Fields1YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
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Content Revisions1YesYesYesYesYes
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Custom Layouts / Templates1Yes¹
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Content Reference Fields1YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
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Search1YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
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Filter and Sort1YesYesYesYesYes
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Automatically create URL Paths (slugs)1YesYesYesYes
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Total Score201713141391291018
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Note: "-" = Not applicable and an empty cell = feature not found or confirmed
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¹ Feature described here https://prismic.io/feature/dynamic-layout-content-components
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² Optional service
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³ Additional functionality provided with these extensions https://www.contentful.com/developers/docs/tools/extensions/
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⁴ Non-profit rate
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⁵ File bandwidth, also has 1Gb / 10Gb / 25Gb API Bandwidth
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⁶ A custom distribution of Drupal with many of the features requiring the use of freely available module add-ons for the core package and in some cases may require modification
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