CMS Critic Awards

The CMS Critic awards were started several years ago in order to fill a gap that was missing in the business software industry. While there have been similar awards in the past that have been given out, none have been truly focused on ensuring fair exposure and opportunity to all players in the market. This is the reason the CMS Critic awards were created.

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  • Companies that offer incentives in exchange for votes or nominations will be disqualified. These awards are about fairness, not buying votes or nominations as this is not ethical.
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2017 Winners!

Here is the final list of winners for the 2017 People's Choice portion of our awards as selected by YOU, the reader.

Note to Winners: Physical Copies of the Award Plaques are available for order if you would like some to display. Simply email us to let us know

(Note: If you don't see your favourite CMS listed, it's because it was not submitted for a nomination by any users for a nomination this year. There's always next year!)

2017 Winners List

Best Cloud CMS

Best CMS for SMB (Small to Midsize Business)

Best CRM Solution

Best E-commerce Solution

Best Email Marketing Solution

Best Enterprise CMS

Best Flat File CMS

Best Forum Solution

Best Free CMS

Best Hosting Company

Best Marketing Automation Solution

Best Open Source CMS

Best Social Network Solution

Best Theme Provider

Best Website Builder

Best WordPress Alternative

Past Winners

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