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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Agility CMS

6 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Agility CMS

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe is an enterprise level software that is best suited for large amounts of web content. The entire web management experience is engineered around the author. It is a large solution with many capabilities readily available to you out of the box.
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Agility CMS

Agility is well suited for companies that want a balance of control and support. For major global site updates, these can be handled by Agility's support team, while minimal changes and updates can be performed autonomously by the company's own staff with ease. For companies that are interested in flexibility to reconstruct site structure or major global facelifts, Agility is less ideal because these changes must be handled and paid for through Agility support.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Agility CMS
6.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Agility CMS
6.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Agility CMS
5.5
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Agility CMS
3.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Agility CMS
8.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Agility CMS
5.4
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Agility CMS
6.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Agility CMS
9.0
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Agility CMS
5.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Agility CMS
5.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
Agility CMS
5.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Agility CMS
4.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Agility CMS
4.0
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Agility CMS

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Agility CMS
5.0
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Agility CMS
5.0
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Agility CMS
4.0
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Agility CMS
5.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Agility CMS
6.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Agility CMS
5.0

Pros

  • Manages web content with an intuitive WYSIWYG authoring experience.
  • Manages Digital Assets used by your website such as images, audio, documents, etc.
  • Creates an simple easy to use experience to generate web content. Centers all web content generation around the author.
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  • File management within the CMS is extremely helpful as a hosting/uploading tool local to our web pages and content.
  • Ability to clone web page content across mutli-language websites takes only a few clicks, and translation can be performed easily based on default English content.
  • Ability to post shared content and link content to categories for easy organization of content on the web - post once, and serve the content up on the live site in multiple places.
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Cons

  • Steep learning curve for both Authors and Developers when it comes to customized components and workflows.
  • Development community is small and somewhat closed. It keeps growing with the years as CQ becomes more popular, which is a good thing.
  • Expensive, both to purchase, train and certify. This makes it harder to learn unless companies are willing to spend thousands on official training.
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  • Simplification of uploading files would be ideal - where all files are located in the Media & Documents section rather than uploaded directly to Shared Content modules. One home for all files helps us keep track of what is uploaded and what is not.
  • Better copy/paste handling of content from external programs (cleaning Word document formatting, etc.), similar to handling by Word Press and other simplified CMS would be helpful.
  • Greater control over global content such as headers/footers, multi-language implementation, etc., would allow our developers more flexibility and reduce our time coordinating with Agility support and using BOH.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
I'll continue to use this product for many years. Adobe is making it clear they are taking customer feedback seriously and there continues to be growing demand for Adobe CQ implementations. As a developer, I find that there is still lots of room in this platform to try new techniques and really keep our implementations up to par with the latest standards.
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Agility CMS5.0
Based on 1 answer
I am not a part of this decision process at our organization.
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Usability

Adobe Experience Manager10.0
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
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Support

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its so far the best Content Management System, available in market.
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Agility CMS9.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is always available and responsive when we email, responding right away that they are on the case, even if they are unable to solve the issue right away. Support will usually find the issue of our problem quickly and require minimal hand-holding, direction, or re-explanation from our team. They are knowledgeable about the platform and our instance and are able to run diagnostics with minimal information from us. When issues are resolved they always request confirmation that things are working as expected before closing out our tickets.
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Implementation

Adobe Experience Manager8.7
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
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Alternatives Considered

This was a C-Level decision.
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Agility offers a balance of simplicity and capability that other platforms don't offer. User-friendly platforms like Word Press do not offer our company the ability to fully customize our site based on our goals, but more adaptable programs like Drupal do not offer the support resources to simplify the structure of our site with pre-existing modules or professional development to meet our needs.
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Return on Investment

  • Increase employee efficiency
  • Complete control of content by marketing team
  • Great user experience
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  • It is fairly simple for our employees to make web updates via Agility CMS, and this greatly optimizes our employee efficiency.
  • We are able to load and host company files easily via Agility CMS Media & Documents, which allows minimal, quick content sharing between departments when other file sharing platforms are not available.
  • Automation platforms and tracking code easily integrate with Agility CMS global headers to allow us to seamlessly acquire analytics on our site visits and content access.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Experience Manager

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

Agility CMS

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