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 (GPL 2.0)
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Software or SaaS (Hosted)HostedHostedHostedHosted
Hosted or Software (Docker)
HostedHostedHosted or SoftwareSoftware
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Software Cost (Monthly)$3,500 / Enterprise Call$299 / $999 / 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 Calls1M2M3M / 6M / CustomUnlimited1M / 5M / Unlimited100k/ 500k / 1M / Unlimited100k / 1M / 2M-
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Users2010 / 1515 / 30 / CustomUnlimitedUnlimited25 / Unlimited10 / 20 / 50 / Unlimited3 / 10 / Unlimited-
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Bandwidth Limit500Gb1 TB1 TB / 1 TB / Custom (Enterprise)---10Gb / 50Gb / 100Gb / Unlimited10GB / 100Gb / 250Gb ⁵-
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Database Records50k10k / 25k25k / 50k / Custom (Enterprise)---Unlimited3 / 10 / 30 (Tables)-
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Environments (Dev,Stage,Prod)3--------
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Supportin app supportReal-time Chat / Enterprise 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 SLAEnterpriseEnterpriseEnterprise-99.5% / 99.9%Enterprise--
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BackupYes (Nightly / 30 day archive)(Offsite) Enterprise OnlyYes (Nightly)Hourly-Yes--
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Plugins / Modules / ExtensionsYesYes³----YesYes
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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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Features
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User Roles and permissions1YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
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Taxonomy1YesYesYesYesYes-YesYes
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Scheduling (content publishing)1YesYesYes*YesYesYes-Yes
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Logging / Auditing / Revisions1Yes---Yes-YesYes
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Media Management1YesYesYesYes-YesYesYesYes
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Webhooks1YesYesYesYes-YesYes-Yes
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XML Sitemap Management1---Yes-Yes--Yes
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Meta Tags (native, not just field)1Yes--Yes (via react-helmet)----Yes
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Content Importing1YesYesYesYes²Import / Export (?)-Yes-Yes
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Editorial Workflow1YesYesYes-YesYes-YesYes
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CDN1Yes (Fastly)Yes (Fastly)Yes (Fastly / Cloudfront)YesYesYesYes (Fastly)-Optional (via 3rd party)
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Form Integration1----Yes---Yes
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Content Management (Admin Features)
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Content Types1YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
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Custom Fields1YesYesYesYes-YesYesYesYes
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Content Revisions1YesYesYes--Yes--Yes
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Custom Layouts / Templates1-----Yes¹---
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Content Reference Fields1YesYesYes--YesYesYesYes
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Search1YesYesYesYesYes-YesYesYes
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Filter and Sort1YesYesYes----YesYes
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Automatically create URL Paths (slugs)1YesYes-Yes---Yes
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Total Score⁷201715141391291018
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Learn more about this chart on my Medium post: https://medium.com/@krynsky/my-headless-decoupled-cms-comparison-matrix-98c926f5378d
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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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⁷ You can adjust the scoring value to provide your own weighting to customize your selection
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