Kentico CMS

by Kentico Software
[ 5.0 ]
Framework: .NET
License: Pay per Domain
Product Cost: $
Implementation Cost: Free


Kentico CMS is an enterprise Web Content Management System and Customer Experience Management System that provides a complete set of features for building websites, intranets, community sites and e-commerce solutions on the Microsoft ASP.NET platform. It supports mobile websites, SEO, document management, online marketing tools, multilingual websites, multisite management and it ships with 40 modules, 340 configurable Web parts and source code available. Kentico CMS customers can expect a highly flexible platform with a uniquely easy-to-use user interface. It’s currently used by more than 12,000 websites in 87 countries.  The clients include Microsoft, Guinness, McDonald's, Vodafone, O2, Orange, Brussels Airlines, Mazda, Ford, Subaru, Isuzu, Samsung, Gibson, ESPN, DKNY, Abbott Labs, Medibank, and others.


Capability Availability
Document Library Yes
Event Management Yes
Jobs Yes
Search Yes
Publishing Workflow Yes
Analytics/ Statistics Yes
Personalization Yes
Taxonomy Yes
Multilingual Yes
Mobile Website Support Yes
FAQs Yes
Meta Data Tags Yes
Workflow Framework Yes
Mobile Authoring Client Yes
Audit Trail Yes
Photo Gallery Yes
Geolocation Yes
Sitemap Yes
Preview for Mobile Device Layouts Yes
Multi-Site Yes

Reviews (2)

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  1. The Only CMS Submitted by Daren Hawes on March 05, 2012 – 11:34PM

    After 13 years in the industry and experience creating our own CMS, using open source and commercial products Kentico has allowed our business to flourish.

    The Open Source market has some amazing products but lacked true support with SLA. See we work with large organisations where Open Source is not allowed. They have not yet grasped that concept and the 

    It goes beyound the features - Kentico ticks them all. It is about the support, the bug fixes and the ease of use. Not to mention the training programs, sales tools and basically great people.

    If your looking for a CMS that you want to either pay for or not then Kentico is your choice.

    Do yourself a favour and try out the free trials they offer. You will not be disapointed.

  2. My Favorite Web Based Content Management System Submitted by Brian McKeiver on March 15, 2012 – 02:25AM

    I use Kentico CMS daily at BizStream and have personally been involved with building over 30 sites. My team and I chose Kentico as our CMS of choice after going through what seems like a normal progression of building our own custom CMS from the ground up, moving on to using and customizing open source CMS's like WordPress and Drupal, and then finally realizing that there just has to be a better way. 

    That better way was Kentico. I am not kidding when I say that after 2 hours of using this product I fell in love with it. Not only was it built on my favorite technologies, SQL, ASP.NET, C#, but it delivered on it's claim to be an all inclusive solution to building websites. The out of the box functionality is great, adding modules such as e-commerce, mobile friendly templates, or blogs is as simple as adding a few web parts to a page template all through the easy to use interface. Building sites with Kentico is extremely fast and easy. I love how transformations and document types are setup so that you can write content once and re-use it in many places on the site.

    Another fact that really sold me was that our end customers at BizStream love the sites that we build for them. They constantly give us great feedback on how easy it is to add and update content on their websites. When my customers are happy I am happy.

    The support that Kentico provides for it's products is also top notch. They are open 24/7 and respond very very quickly to any email I send. It's a great feeling to know that I always have a backup in case there is something that I cannot figure out. And if you do find a bug in their software they are committed to fixing it within 7 days, and even plant a tree in your name for every bug you find.

    In Summary


    • Easy to use for Content Editors
    • Full Featured Solution
    • Easy to Customize / Integrate
    • Highly Scalable
    • Globalized
    • Great Support


    • Slow build time for the full solution in Visual Studio during the development cycle (It's worth the wait though)
    • Multi-site installations not 100% isolated (good or bad depending on your situation, verion 6 fixes much of this though)


    I highly recommend Kentico CMS to anyone. It is a very powerful platform for small, medium, and large web sites.

Case Studies

Vodafone Ghana

The website was created by ExplainerDC and launched in April 2009. The site assists in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the HR function in Vodafone. The Careers site of Vodafone now handles all recr...

McDonald's Ireland

McDonald's wanted to be able to tell their story in an open and honest manner. The site layout, content and imagery help to convey this and in particular the "Talk to us" feature has proved an effective tool to generate a dialogue a...

ASICS Australia

Right from the get go we wanted to create a website that met 100% of the client's needs without the hindrance of CMS restrictions. This meant incorporating huge amounts of content including an entire product catalogue. We also had t...

Danone Netherlands

The Dutch Danone Group had an existing website, that didn’t reflect the company’s corporate identity and was not built with a CMS. This made it difficult for HR management to place their job-offers online. The assignment was to...

Blackboard Corporate Site

The team faced some challenges along the way, including the need to incorporate a tremendous amount of content – several hundred pages’ worth – into the new site. Additionally, most of the content needed to be translated and manag...