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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

If you have a number of smaller parts of your organization that you want to maintain the same look & feel as the rest of the organization, it is easy to create a base site and then let them customize. Also, if you have contributors of content who are not involved in the web site maintenance - our professors, for example - they can enter the text on a basic page which is then incorporated through tagging
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Alfresco ECM

Alfresco Enterprise Content Management is well suited for any sized organization with content management needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Alfresco ECM
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Alfresco ECM

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Alfresco ECM
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Alfresco ECM
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Alfresco ECM

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Alfresco ECM
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Alfresco ECM
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Alfresco ECM
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Alfresco ECM
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Alfresco ECM
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Alfresco ECM
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Alfresco ECM
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Alfresco ECM
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Alfresco ECM

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Alfresco ECM
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Alfresco ECM
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Alfresco ECM
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Alfresco ECM
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Alfresco ECM
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Alfresco ECM

Enterprise Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
Alfresco ECM
7.7
Content capture & imaging
Adobe Experience Manager
Alfresco ECM
8.0
File sync, storage & archiving
Adobe Experience Manager
Alfresco ECM
8.0
Document management
Adobe Experience Manager
Alfresco ECM
8.4
Records management
Adobe Experience Manager
Alfresco ECM
7.9
Content search & retrieval
Adobe Experience Manager
Alfresco ECM
7.1
Enterprise content collaboration
Adobe Experience Manager
Alfresco ECM
7.3
Content publishing & creation
Adobe Experience Manager
Alfresco ECM
7.0
Security, risk management & information governance
Adobe Experience Manager
Alfresco ECM
7.6
Contract lifecycle management
Adobe Experience Manager
Alfresco ECM
7.6

Pros

  • It's a drag and drop kind of platform, so building pages is very easy and you don't need coding abilities.
  • The ability to copy existing blocks and section from other pages is excellent! Instead of creating content from scratch, you can actually copy the section you want from an existing page, and paste it in your new page and update the content. This saves a lot of time!
  • The block/brick system is very clean and the results look very good!
  • You can easily embed videos from Youtube only by adding the Youtube ID. Very easy!
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  • Collaboration - it is an excellent tool for collaboration and makes it very easy for several people to work on projects together.
  • Scripting - If there is something that Alfresco does not do natively, you can use their custom API to do almost anything that you want.
  • Interface - The interface of the application is nice and neat, and is very easy to use and understand.
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Cons

  • There is no easy way to change a template if it has been built a certain way. Sometimes it would be nice to have an option to add an extra item on the spot. Instead, you have to ask your IT team to create for you.
  • You can set up a staging site and a site to publish... but sometimes the 2 environments doesn't connect correctly, meaning some changes in the staging sites doesn't show of on the live site.
  • The quick publish button is dangerous and not that helpful: pages can be published with the "quick publish" option even if they are blocked... however, the purpose of a blocked page is to prevent it from publishing until you unblock it. Also, the "quick publish" option will publish your age and every other page connected to it! so be careful!!
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  • This enterprise CMS does not provide backup capabilities and it is lacking several support resources including FAQs and live chat.
  • Alfresco Share platform is good but to create pages , using dashlets is a tedious task in Surf platform. Some automation similar to Liferay Studio is required.
  • Alfresco Backup/Restore strategies needs improvement.
  • Alfresco Customization/Extension process needs improvement.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
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.
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Alfresco ECM9.0
Based on 9 answers
Its a good product for meeting business needs.
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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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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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Alfresco ECM9.0
Based on 1 answer
Process was relatively smooth and overall, downtime minimal. MSI was very responsive to our needs and made the transition easier than it otherwise might have been.
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Alternatives Considered

I had no involvement in the selection process of Adobe Experience Manager, however, from a user experience point of view, I would recommend it over other CMS due to its ease of use, user friendliness, and clean appearance. You can look at the pages by listing, or by structure. This makes it so easy to find pages
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Java based open source wide community and popular ECM which is used by fortune 500 companies.
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Return on Investment

  • Difficult to calculate ROI, which would likely only be measured by time savings and improved SEO.
  • Takes time, which lowers productivity, to get up and running smoothly when first adopted.
  • Ensures we're using best practices, including maximizing SEO and more, through check lists and evaluations/ratings.
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  • It increases employee efficiency
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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

Alfresco ECM

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