Easyweb and Contentful are both modern headless content management tools (CMSs) used to build custom and fast administration for digital projects such as websites, e-commerce, apps and other digital services. But what are the differences, and when should you consider Easyweb, and when should you consider Contentful? We are of course partly biased, but let's compare both systems anyway - trying to be somewhat objective! 🥂
The core difference between Contentful and Easyweb is probably when and where each system is most beneficial. Both systems would probably work to power most digital projects, but Easyweb is generally targeted towards smaller/mid-sized sites and projects in contrast to Contentful which adds the most value to larger and more complex integrated projects with many differens outputs for the data, and many differens administrators and roles.
|Approval Process Control|
|Asset Lifecycle Management|
|Audio File Management|
|Content Publishing Options|
|Drag & Drop|
|Full Text Search|
|Reporting & Statistics|
|Single Sign On|
|Social Media Integration|
|Third Party Integrations|
For the user who handles the content, Easyweb is usually hands down the easiest option. With a fast, minimalistic and user focused approach in contrast to a more systematic and technical design - Easyweb is built for the content user first and foremost. Contentful has more options which might be advantageous for larger projects or sites, but it comes at the price of making the day to day content work more time consuming and a less intuitive process.
Both systems provide a dynamic API as well as extensive documentation. Contentful being a larger and more complex system overall, does have the upper hand in providing detailed information. In contrast, Easywebs interface is intuitive and easy to understand once you get past the initial learning curve, so documentation is usually not required to get started. Documentation, new features and API-functionality is being added continuously for both platforms.
When it comes to pricing and license for use, Contentful is almost 5 times as expensive for it's basic/standard option for one site or hub. (65 USD/site/month for Easyweb vs 300 USD/site/month for Contentful.) Both systems offer free options for developers and private projects however, so both systems can easily be evaluated and compared before taking the plunge and investment.
Note: Easyweb has no limit on the number of users per site, where as Contentful has a limit of 20 users and 4 roles for it's most basic package. 20 users is usually enough though for most mid sized projects.
Ultimately you must decide what CMS is the best fit for your project or site. Ask yourself who is going to handle the content? Is it the site owner, your content administrator or a developer? How large is the site and the budget? What's the technical abilities of the end users, and what are the plans moving forward on how to expand the site, shop or app? Both tools are great, so why not try them both and do your own evaluation which is the best fit for you. ☕️
Full disclaimer: The author of this article is affiliated with Easyweb, a Headless CMS built for business websites.