About Omni CMS

OU Campus is a content management system (CMS) that helps higher education institutions create and publish web pages and RSS feeds. The marketing management module allows professionals to send marketing emails, newsletters, announcements and promotional messages to the target audience in real-time.

It offers a variety of features including custom workflows, permission management, A/B testing, campaign management and reporting. Managers can use the application to schedule content for publishing, preview web pages in various formats including PDF, CSV and XML files and track changes through historical versions. Additionally, it enables marketers to automatically share content on Facebook and Twitter, organize image galleries and create forms usin...


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12 Reviews of Omni CMS

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.86 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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September 2020

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Jason from Hope College

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Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

OU Campus helps us manage our entire .edu site

We chose the OU Campus system because it was super flexible. It allows us to do a lot of different things within the system and to really push the boundaries of what a CMS can do. We have more than 100 active users on our campus using the system, and all content review and publishing is centralized through our team. OU Campus makes this possible.

Pros

OU Campus is built for colleges and universities. We love that the software and company understand higher education and our unique needs. OU Campus gives us a great tool with a lot of flexibility to gear it toward our specific use case. OU Campus has a great and quick support team in place to help us anytime we have a question or need some help.

Cons

Just like any software, there are small things that can always be improved. However, we've found OU Campus and OmniUupdate to be a great partner who really listens to their customers needs and they regularly implement features that are requested in their Feedback Forum. They push out new releases very regularly and we never notice any bugs.

Reasons for Choosing Omni CMS

Their robust implementation and support offerings and teams.

Reasons for Switching to Omni CMS

We needed an enterprise level CMS with a strong support team.

September 2020

Mark from Saint Louis University

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

OU Campus is the right choice!

SLU has made the right choice with OU Campus. We hit the ground running after implementation and have been a satisfied customer for six years. System is solid and reliable, and support is prompt and helpful. Would choose OU Campus again, given the choice.

Pros

Ease of use for both end users, administrators and developers. Speedy publishing with built in link check, spell check and ADA compliance allow robust Quality Assurance for our website.

Cons

Built in form tools are good but simple, but not as advanced as some external services. However, Formstack is offered as an add on service.

Reasons for Choosing Omni CMS

Ultimately, once we decided to make a change from our previous CMS, OU Campus offered a user friendly experience for end users and robust tools for management and development for administrators and developers. Deployment of a modern, responsive framework was simple and new development can be added easily. Publishing of the system was quick and painless.

Reasons for Switching to Omni CMS

Several years ago, we made the painful choice to rebuild the [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] website from the ground up and selecting a new CMS helped energize the process. Administrators were happy with the old system but changing CMS allowed an opportunity to establish a new web governance and content strategy with the CMS community.

April 2021

James from Lock Haven University

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2021

Excellent Product

We've been using the product for ten years now and it has been under constant improvement and targets the needs of the higher education industry very well. The support is better than almost all tech-based companies that I've ever had to deal with. There are a number of add-ons and services that enhance the product as well.

Pros

Overall, the ease-of-use from all viewpoints. Omni CMS is very easy to use for our end-users. It allows us the granularity in control to make sure that users can edit the content they need to. We can easily make sure that changes are monitored to maintain consistency of voice across the site. Administration of the site is kept as intuitive as possible as well.

Cons

Templates can be difficult to generate from scratch without some in-depth xml and xslt training.

Reasons for Choosing Omni CMS

Omni CMS was the easiest for users to adapt to. It gave us the perfect balance of control over the site and allowing end-user editing that we needed.

October 2020

Stephanie from Saint Louis University

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2020

Very User Friendly

Pros

This product is extremely user friendly. I'm responsible for training many of our users in OUCampus and I find that most users adapt fairly quickly once getting into the system. The interface is easy to understand and there are plenty of features to customize pages.

Cons

Sometimes formatting/features don't work quite as anticipated which can seem unsolvable for an average user. It would also be nice to have more flexibility in permission user levels as there's almost an all or nothing approach to a certain extent.

April 2021

Jackie from KCTCS

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2021

Perfect fit for your Higher Ed needs

From set up, to training, to customer service and roll-out of new products, the team from Omni are there every step of the way.

Pros

We have 18 different college websites that we manage through OmniCMS and I was on the RFP team that chose the product, I've been a daily user, and now I oversee strategy and operations, and I can say without a doubt that our websites wouldn't be as successful as they are without OmniCMS. From set up, to training, to customer service and roll out of new products, the team from Omni are there every step of the way.

Cons

We're a little different than most systems, so we need some special features that Omni doesn't currently offer. But...the Omni team is working to get us those features, so they're making lemonade out of lemons!

Reasons for Switching to Omni CMS

Sitecore was out of date and hard for our non-developer content editors to use. Plus, it was WAY too much money.

October 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2020

An Initiative Solution for Higher Ed Websites

Pros

OU Campus is a straightforward CMS that is easy to use for users with little to no technical background. We have some users who had to use it in a pinch with no training and even they were able to complete key tasks.

Cons

As an administrator, I would like the ability to bulk reassign pages and to better control workflows with multiple users while still enforcing approals. I'd also like a taxonomy that would allow content to be tagged to be used on multiple pages easily.

Reasons for Switching to Omni CMS

We were pleased with the straightforward interface, particularly the ability for low level users customize pages with snippets, assets and widgets with simple training.

April 2021

Lynn from Stony Brook University

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2021

Excellent CMS for Higher Education

We have been very satisfied with our experience using Omni CMS. Their customer support is top notch. We love working on new projects with them to create even better web content. We have built our course catalog/bulletin in Omni CMS and created many other large projects with their developers.

Pros

We originally chose Omni CMS for it's ease of use. We felt it was very important to offer a system that would be easy for any user and we would in turn get the highest compliance. To encourage everyone to get on board with a new system, it must be easy to use for the typical user. We also liked how it was geared to higher-ed and always adding useful features.

Cons

We wish there was an out of the box solution for presenting dynamic content whether is be by database, spreadsheet or some other solution. This can be overcome but it takes some development.

Reasons for Choosing Omni CMS

ease of use, great reputation

September 2020

Nathan from Utah Valley University

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

OU Campus for all our Web Content Needs

Our overall experience with OU Campus has been a fantastic one, allowing us to grow our system and designs as needed. We feel we have an exceptional partnership with the vendor and have a great opportunity to have input on the key features needed in the new releases. No system is perfect, but OU Campus is as close as we have been able to find for our web needs.

Pros

OU Campus has allowed our web team to implement templates easily and integrate them into our web community. This allows us to empower our hundreds of web community users to maintain their own web page content with little interaction from our development team.

Cons

There are a few times where the editor features available are slightly behind latest open editor features. This is understandable since it takes time to integrate editor changes into the platform, but it would be nice to get those improvement more quickly.

Reasons for Switching to Omni CMS

Luminis CMS was not adaptable to the many different needs for our web. It was very rigid in it's structure, slow to publish and required too many physical and human resources to maintain. Too expensive, too slow, and too restrictive.

May 2021

Eric from Ferris State University

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2021

A Perfect Solution for our University

Our biggest challenge is that we have a small team and a huge website. Omni has made it possible for us to meet that challenge and look good doing it.

Pros

- Most admin functions are a piece of cake. - Allows our small team to punch above its weight class - Simple UI takes the intimidation factor out for our least tech-friendly users. - Some of the best support I’ve ever experienced. When something breaks, it’s so good to know the Omni team has your back. - Provides the flexibility we need to serve our extremely diverse needs - A features roadmap that will allow us to stay current or ahead of our competitors

Cons

There are a few modules that need some updates (like OU Search)

April 2021

Janet from Westmoreland County Community College

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2021

Great for Higher Education

Pros

This CMS is designed specifically for higher education, which gives it a significant advantage over one-size-fits-all products. It includes features unique to our needs, including the ability to manage a digital college catalog and campus alert system.

Cons

Some of the features we needed most were not included with the basic CMS - we had to purchase them additionally.

October 2020

Joe from Stockton University

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2020

OU Campus Review

Excellent support! Makes is so much easier to support our content managers.

Pros

Easy to use for end users and easy to manage for admins

Cons

Templates using XML/XSLT was a bit foreign to us.

Reasons for Choosing Omni CMS

Ease of use and deployment.

September 2020

Ivanka from IBM

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

Exceptional product support by an outstanding team centered on the customer

The OmniUpdate team is constantly upgrading OU Campus with new features that make it even more robust. They are very customer-centric and provide outstanding support going above and beyond what is needed to make their customers successful.

Pros

Easy to use, robust, new features are added constantly, modifications to web design templates are easy, integrates with PHP and other programing languages

Cons

There isn't anything I absolutely do not love about this product.

Reasons for Choosing Omni CMS

More robust than other products and designed with higher education in mind. I believe it was also better priced.