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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security

    7.3

    Adobe Experience Manager

    73%

    Adobe XD

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Adobe Experience Manager ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    7.3
    73%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    7.8

    Adobe Experience Manager

    78%

    Adobe XD

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Adobe Experience Manager ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    7.6
    76%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    7.9
    79%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    7.3

    Adobe Experience Manager

    73%

    Adobe XD

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Adobe Experience Manager ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    7.3
    73%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    6.6
    66%
    34 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Admin section

    6.8
    68%
    34 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Page templates

    7.2
    72%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    7.2
    72%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    7.6
    76%
    35 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    8.0
    80%
    35 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Form generator

    7.4
    74%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    6.8

    Adobe Experience Manager

    68%

    Adobe XD

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Adobe Experience Manager ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    7.2
    72%
    31 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SEO support

    6.5
    65%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bulk management

    6.7
    67%
    36 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    7.1
    71%
    34 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    6.8
    68%
    30 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Adobe Experience Manager is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability
    • Adobe XD is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.6

    Adobe Experience Manager

    76%
    49 Ratings
    8.6

    Adobe XD

    86%
    30 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Adobe Experience Manager

    90%
    5 Ratings
    7.7

    Adobe XD

    77%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    8.2

    Adobe Experience Manager

    82%
    14 Ratings
    8.0

    Adobe XD

    80%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    8.6

    Adobe Experience Manager

    86%
    5 Ratings

    Adobe XD

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.0

    Adobe Experience Manager

    80%
    5 Ratings

    Adobe XD

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.3

    Adobe Experience Manager

    73%
    11 Ratings
    8.3

    Adobe XD

    83%
    32 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.7

    Adobe Experience Manager

    87%
    4 Ratings
    10.0

    Adobe XD

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    9.5

    Adobe Experience Manager

    95%
    2 Ratings

    Adobe XD

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services

    9.0

    Adobe Experience Manager

    90%
    1 Rating

    Adobe XD

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Adobe Experience Manager

    Adobe Experience Manager is a well-suited tool, If you want to manage your content, sites, pages, etc. in one place, this is the perfect solution. Integrates well with other Adobe products, making development easy. The solution allows you to handle global content in one place if you are managing markets in more than one country
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Adobe XD

    Adobe XD is particularly useful and extremely easy to learn if you are a designer or a frequent user of the Adobe Creative Suite. Like all Adobe software, the tools, shortcuts, and interface are very similar to each other and allow for easy migration. Now, if you are not a frequent user of Adobe, it will probably cost a bit more to learn how to use the software, plus it is probably not going to be worth the price just for Adobe XD.
    Gonzalo Puig | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Adobe Experience Manager

    • Adobe Experience Manager is great for maintaining large websites with lots of content. It has a comprehensive repository and folder structure which makes it easy to organize and break down your website into sections.
    • Although we have not personally used it much yet, Adobe Experience Manager has integrations with the other Adobe Experience Cloud products such as Campaign, Target, and Analytics. The newest version(s) also have integrations with Creative Cloud products like Photoshop, which allows creatives to upload assets directly into the DAM.
    • Adobe Experience Manager has powerful live copy/translation tools that allow you to clone and translate webpages into other languages for alternate language versions of your site.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Adobe XD

    • Easy and simple animations.
    • Good tool for website mock-ups.
    • Easy user interface and tools that are like most Adobe products.
    • You can share a dev link and it displays all assets for developers to download or user like it's very own style guide.
    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

    Pricing Details

    Adobe Experience Manager

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Adobe Experience Manager Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Adobe XD

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0 per month (annual, prepaid)

    Adobe XD Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Individual$9.99 ($119.88)1
    Business - All Apps$79.992
    Business - Single App$33.992
    Students & Teachers - All Apps$19.99 ($239.88)3
    Schools & Universities - Institution WideContact Sales
    1. per month (annual, prepaid)
    2. per month per license
    3. per month, annual plan (for the year)
    4. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    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 7.7
    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 8.2
    Based on 14 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

    Reliability and Availability

    Adobe Experience Manager

    Adobe Experience Manager 8.6
    Based on 5 answers
    When it comes to availability, adobe experience manager is the best with little to no downtime at least during business hours.Considering the enterprise scale and critical business solutions built on experience manager, availability was our primary requirement during CMS evaluation and adobe fits best on this parameter.If there's a planned upgrade, adobe would make sure they do it in non-business hours.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Adobe XD

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Adobe Experience Manager

    Adobe Experience Manager 8.0
    Based on 5 answers
    Page load time is important to me for search engine optimization reasons. I cannot say I have been particularly impressed by Adobe Experience Manager in this area so far. When using tools like Google's PageSpeed Insights, the reports received on our AEM pages have suggested there is a lot of room for improvement, especially when assessing mobile performance.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Adobe XD

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Adobe Experience Manager

    Adobe Experience Manager 7.3
    Based on 11 answers
    Adobe Experience Manager, in all its capacity, is a great alternative to any other CMS you are using. It helps in rapid development and makes life easier for maintaining the website for multi-language sites. Technical know-how is eliminated at content authoring. Better documentation in terms of live examples with videos would be appreciated.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Adobe XD

    Adobe XD 8.3
    Based on 32 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 4 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 2 answers
    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

    While I have used Zeplin, InVision, and Adobe XD on various projects, partly dependent on in-house client teams preferences, Adobe XD is the most familiar to me based on 20+ years [of] working within Adobe applications. They all can do most of what I am looking to do within their toolset, from what I can tell, but jumping from Photoshop to create raster images and to Illustrator for my vectors, it is very second nature then to bring those right into XD to layout, basically as a digital experience analogy to InDesign.The fact that Adobe XD is already there in Creative Suite makes it very hard to consider any other product since it works well with what I do.
    Alexander Lucas | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Adobe Experience Manager

    Adobe Experience Manager 9.5
    Based on 2 answers
    Instead of being directly involved in the tool purchase, I am involved in analysis or what we can use to maximize the tool. Small organizations may find it expensive. However, if the team or organization focuses more on your ROI or the features you will get, then it will definitely be worth it. Pricing is based on a number of factors, including team size or the use of the tool. The user can select the pricing option that best fits their needs based on the number of form submissions they make or the number of pages they wish to publish on their global/multisite sites.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Adobe XD

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Professional Services

    Adobe Experience Manager

    Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The professional services team within adobe is one of the best in terms of technical and solutioning knowledge.However, considering the billing charges of adobe professional services team, it is always recommended to involve them during platform initial setup or when a complex solution is to be built with platform customizations.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Adobe XD

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Adobe Experience Manager

    • We can have multiple teams globally and connect anytime we want.
    • Finding target audiences for advertisement campaigns became [so] much easier than before.
    • One drawback is that the users have to be well trained and [preferably have] more IT knowledge among them to interact with the AEM.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Adobe XD

    • Ease of use means we are up and running in no time.
    • Integrates and is a part of the Adobe CC platform (which we already subscribe to) so there was no additional cost.
    • Online proofing and developer handoff links are the icing on the cake. Keeps everything in one place.
    • Handles all our assets (mostly created in Illustrator) like a dream. Even imports native Photoshop docs, too, so that saves us so much time round tripping.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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