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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager is well suited for large organizations that need a powerful, comprehensive and robust CMS to manage multiple websites/translations of websites. It is also well suited for those who need a CMS that is well integrated with other systems such as analytics, targeting and email marketing, or those who want some fancy add ons like Adobe smart tags or AI-enhanced capabilities.It is also an expensive product with a steep learning curve, so it is less appropriate for smaller companies/individuals or those that don't need an overly robust system that is integrated with other digital marketing tools. If you're looking for a more affordable solution that is easy to pick up and play, go with a more basic WordPress or Joomla type option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe XD

Using Adobe XD for a website mockup on the latest project I've been working on, with designers and developers, is great in many ways. The designers mocked up buttons, animations to show what would happen if a user clicked a certain button to do an action, and to display that in the mockup with no code what so ever is nice to give the devs and idea on what it is exactly supposed to do base on the designer's eye. Also, having a development link where developers can grab assets, color codes, etc. Like a style guide that no one has to make, XD generates it and you can easily get what you need from it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.4
Adobe XD
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.4
Adobe XD

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Adobe XD
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Adobe XD
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Adobe XD

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Adobe XD
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
6.7
Adobe XD
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Adobe XD
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
Adobe XD
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Adobe XD
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Adobe XD
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Adobe XD
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
Adobe XD
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Adobe XD

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Adobe XD
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Adobe XD
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
Adobe XD
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Adobe XD
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
Adobe XD
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Adobe XD

Pros

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Adobe Experience Manager keeps your content separate from your layout which allows for a lot of flexibility in how you display your content.
  • Adobe Experience Manager integrates really well with other Adobe products like Adobe Analytics.
  • Adobe Experience Manager 's drag and drop interface makes it fairly easy to utilize with minimal familiarity.
Tolulope Lawal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe XD

  • Wireframing/high fidelity mockups. We're using it for both responsive websites and apps.
  • Prototyping. It just gets better with each update, especially with auto-automate.
  • Ridiculously small learning curve. In my opinion, everything seems to be just where I would expect it to be, especially being familiar with other Adobe products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Upgrading and applying patches can be hit or miss - I recommend backups because of the potential to damage the existing infrastructure
  • Space management is an issue - every change or request takes up space that can be reclaimed, but only through a complicated procedure done through command prompts. There was no documentation for this on their site and we had to use a third party to create the procedure. It has to be run manually.
  • There isn't a good backup system, particularly one that can be scheduled to run reliably.
Diana Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe XD

  • Doesn’t have image editing tools, so having to go back to Photoshop or Lightroom just to make a sight edit can be a pain.
  • Could add some text editing functionality. It feels silly that I have to draw a line under text when I should just be able to underline.
  • Would be nice to have some real-time collaboration functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
Based on 5 answers
We had and still have a fantastic experience using Adobe CQ. Lots of flexibility, great integration with other Adobe products we already use and a powerful technology make it a great fit for our corporate environment. Also as the community grows, it makes it easier to network with other developers and users to get new ideas on how to continue to get the best out of the software.
Fernando Galeano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe XD

Adobe XD 7.6
Based on 3 answers
We utilize many of the applications in the Adobe CC suite and our usage of this application came about simply because it was the one that was already paid for. Bearing that in mind we will definitely be renewing the software upon the expiration of the licensing. I am not sure if this is the solution we would go with were it not already included, we would have to evaluate all other options
D Walwyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I personally feel that AEM is very intuitive to use from an authoring standpoint. The entire CMS was engineered around the author. Everything about AEM is geared to helping authors generate and maintain content. There are ways that tool tips can be customized so that any individual could simply hover over and be guided step by step on how to author web content
Vagner Polund | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe XD

Adobe XD 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use even for novice software users. A lot of the functionality is ubiquitous among the different software applications so the learning curve is relatively small. The biggest limitation may be someone's creativity or lack of it. There are some functional limitations but my understanding is that reviews come out fast and furious
D Walwyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its so far the best Content Management System, available in market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe XD

Adobe XD 8.1
Based on 18 answers
I have not had a need to connect with the Adobe XD support team as of yet, but from past experience when dealing with the other products, the support has been very very good, and I would have no reason to think that this product would be any different. There are a good number of training videos on the Adobe site for this product as well as on other social media sites so a quick search should let you find the answers in several different ways.
Michael Berchak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 8.7
Based on 2 answers
Depending on your individual needs, It is really quite simple to create an authoring experience for a website that looks really good. I have been part of many implementations and many teams and have seen many projects that were super successful and others that were not implemented well. AEM has room for a lot of flexibility in the implementation process compared to other CMS like SharePoint
Vagner Polund | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe XD

Adobe XD 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation was a snap
D Walwyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Experience Manager

I think AEM is specific to the client's needs and is not necessarily comparable to all other platforms. However, when compared feature to feature I think AEM many times is a leader in the industry. While WordPress has progressed in the WYSIWYG interface it is not there still today and this is truly where AEM shines against all of the other CMS platforms.
Mike Plant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe XD

Adobe XD is everything you would expect from an Adobe offering - seamless integration with creative cloud, easy workflow and great for collaboration. Adobe once again wins over again the competition by ensuring its software works straight out of the box with little to no learning curves. The competition can’t possibly contend with the cross-platform ability available with XD. Not to mention it’s free to use! Well done Adobe.
Jason Wilkinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Our brand requires a high level of polish and crisp functionality. AEM provides that for us. We do look as good as possible and it reflects well on our brand.
  • We can product new pages rapidly with our modules and so we can keep our content fresh and relevant.
  • Our brand value has risen considerably since we polished our web properties with AEM.
Saren Sakurai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe XD

  • The app is free, so ROI is hard to estimate. The workflow is similar to what you would expect from other apps in this space, so it is definitely worth trying to see if it is a good fit.
  • We also own a license to its main competitor, Sketch, and use both apps. Compared to the value of the apps themselves, all of the main prototyping apps in our toolset are cheap.
Michael Prewitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Experience Manager

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Adobe XD

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Adobe XD
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager
9.0
Adobe XD
7.6

Usability

Adobe Experience Manager
10.0
Adobe XD
8.0

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager
9.0
Adobe XD
8.1

Implementation Rating

Adobe Experience Manager
8.7
Adobe XD
10.0

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