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Vev vs

Ceros

While Ceros offers a platform to create digital marketing material, Vev does that and more. Vev's flexible web design and publishing platform enables you to streamline and scale production of any site or digital asset.


Here is what you need to know to choose the right platform for you.

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What are the platforms suitable for?

Flexible enough to build close to anything, whether that be full-on websites or marketing material you want to include on your existing website.

Build and scale the production of highly customized websites (the sites you used to build with hard code), campaigns, interactive storytelling, product launches or anything you can dream up.


Vev offers amazing flexibility for designers and developers alike. If you are working as a team, Vev can help you streamline your production process and bring your wildest ideas to life at superspeed.


The Vev website is built with Vev.

Suitable for marketing material, or 'immersive content'. Ceros is not a website builder, but a tool to help marketing teams create digital versions of for example brochures, sales material, product demos and microcontent such as infographics.


The Ceros website is built with WordPress, with some embedded Ceros experiences.

Hosting options

Host with us or set up an integration that enables you to one-click-publish to your own CMS.


Our integrations will allow you to click "publish" in Vev, and the sites and content will automatically be transferred and hosted on your own server.


Having the sites or content hosted on your own server is critical for some companies because it ensures that the sites produced in Vev are included in your existing domain structure.


This also streamlines and automates the publishing process.


Your technical department will be pleased to learn:

  • Pre-rendered content ensures fast loading and high SEO scores.

  • We do not use inline styles, ensuring high-performing sites.

You can embed Ceros experiences in a template in your CMS, this could be a smaller piece inline with other content, or result in a full page takeover. Content will always be hosted by Ceros.


Technical weaknesses:

  • Publishing a Ceros experience takes manual work each time you want to publish something.

  • Ceros does not pre-render content on their stand-alone sites or embeds, resulting in slow loading sites and lower SEO scores.

  • Ceros use Inline styles, which results in bad performance. This will typically result in your page being done loading long before the Ceros content is visible.

Who owns the content?

You own the finished site. When you publish and host a Vev site on your CMS, the site will always be in your possession.


In our terms, we state that you have the right to export your site as a Zip file for a fixed cost. This makes it safe to start using Vev without being 'locked in' - in case you decide to unsubscribe to Vev.

Since Ceros host your content, they own it and you'll lose the work if you no longer subscribe to the platform.


We have met Ceros users wanting to change platforms, but since they will lose all their productions, they are forced to stay with Ceros and continue to pay more than double the price.

Design systems: Features to help you streamline your production process to produce more digital.

Vev was made not only to help you build beautiful sites and content but also to help you do so in a scalable and productive way.


We have built-in features to streamline your production process:

  • Build in Vev instead of hard coding. With both no-code and code functionality, Vev streamlines collaboration between designers and developers.

  • Build your own templates to speed up production.

  • Vev delivers a safe and easy-to-use editing environment for content editors. Edit and launch sites based on your custom templates with no risk of breaking anything.

  • Use Styles, Main Components and more to nail your design system.

Ceros offer copy-paste functionality to help you reuse your styled elements across projects.


This is helpful but it is not a design system that helps you scale production across many team members or departments while ensuring that your brand is kept intact.


Ceros seems to be used for less frequent launches, where you have time to customize each piece.

Code flexibility and customization

To empower the future of no-code, we have included the possibility to make your own front-end components that you can share with your team and edit visually in the design editor.


Tie in third-party backend services you're already using to build whatever you want in Vev.

Simple SDK to edit elements, meaning you can edit the CSS of a single element.

Pricing

Our free plan allows you to create up to three pages with unlimited contributors. No trial period necessary.


When you're ready, unlock more opportunities with our account plans and add hosting to go live.


You are not allowed to sign up and try for free.


Ceros is many times more expensive than Vev's most expensive plan, and targets marketing teams within large enterprises with large budgets.


While Vev is a more modern and powerful platform, Ceros has been able to charge that high price based on the fact that they were alone in the market for a long time.

Adobe TypeKit, Google fonts and upload your own.

Google fonts, and upload your own.

Fonts

Yes. Vev streamlines and facilitates seamless collaboration between designers, developers and content creators, improving overall workflow.

No.

Collaboration/multi-editing

Analytics and tracking

Vev comes with a range of easy-to-use plugins to allow you to easily add and control metadata, SEO, tracking pixels and other third-party integrations for your projects.


You can plug in any analytics or third party platform you please.



Ceros Experiences utilize HTML5 pushState, which means when a page looks like it changes to the next page for a user, it's actually just the browser’s window being modified by the Ceros Player. To tell analytics systems that the user is viewing page 2 and beyond, you have to stick with the few analytics options built by Ceros. They offer integrations for Eloqua, Google Analytics, and Google Tag Manager to fire a page view event for each page the visitor sees. Without the integration, these analytics systems will only see a single pageview activity when the Experience loads.


This makes it hard to implement any other tracking platform or a third-party solution, and have it work as expected.

Summary

For a long time, Ceros was alone in the market of enabling marketing teams to digitize and elevate their content. All though their platform does allow marketers to build nice looking content, this has resulted in high prices, and somewhat outdated technology.

Vev has now risen as a more flexible and technically smart platform to enable companies to streamline the production of any digital asset. Investing in Vev is a safe, long term investment that will help you streamline any digital production. Break free from the creative boundaries of your CMS with Vev.

Ceros

For a long time, Ceros was alone in the market of enabling marketing teams to digitize and elevate their content. All though their platform does allow marketers to build nice looking content, this has resulted in high prices, and somewhat outdated technology.

  • Suitable to build embeds for your CMS (smaller pieces of content).

  • Some technical weaknesses in the platform comes to show in slow loading time and low SEO score. This is critical when the point of the platform is to improve marketing.

  • Ceros hosts all content you produce in the platform. Impossible to move to your servers or export, meaning you will lose your content if you end your subscription with the service.

  • Lack of design systems in the platform makes it hard to scale production, the platform seems to be more suitable for less frequent releases where each production is quite timely.

  • No coding flexibility.

  • No collaboration features.

  • You can only use the tracking services offered by Ceros, as their output is impossible to match with third-party tracking platforms without customization from the Ceros team.

Vev

Vev has now risen as a more flexible and technically smart platform to enable companies to streamline the production of any digital asset. Investing in Vev is a safe, long term investment that will help you streamline any digital production. Break free from the creative boundaries of your CMS with Vev.

  • Flexible enough to build close to anything, whether that be full-on websites or marketing material you want to include on your existing website.

  • Host with us or set up an integration that enables you to one-click-publish to your own CMS. Clean code ensures snappy loading time and strong SEO.

  • You own your published sites and content. Publish to your own CMS or export to make sure the content is in your posession, even after ending your subscription.

  • Design systems helps you speed up production and scale production across multiple teams and departments, while ensuring your brand is kept intact.

  • To empower the future of no-code, we have included the possibility to code your own front-end components that you can share with your team and edit visually in the design editor.

  • Improve collaboration with Vev: Streamline and facilitate seamless collaboration between designers, developers and content creators, improving overall workflow.

  • Vev comes with a range of easy-to-use plugins to allow you to easily add and control metadata, SEO, tracking pixels and other third-party integrations for your projects.


World-class creators are using Vev every day.

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