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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

It is very well suited for large websites and clients with multiple properties where some data is shared. I would not recommend it for smaller websites as the overheard would be too much for small clients and basic websites.
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Alfresco ECM

If you have regulatory or business needs that require saving email into Alfresco and you are using Outlook for Mac, you may need to perform significant customization to make it work. Additionally, if you will have users that will be members to a large numbers of sites over time, you need to thoroughly explore what functionality will be degraded or lost and how to mitigate the impact. Other than these two scenarios, I cannot think of any scenarios where Alfresco would not be well suited to an organization's 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
7.4
Alfresco ECM
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Alfresco ECM

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Alfresco ECM
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
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
6.9
Alfresco ECM
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
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
6.4
Alfresco ECM
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Alfresco ECM
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Alfresco ECM
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Alfresco ECM

Enterprise Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
Alfresco ECM
7.6
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
7.8
Content search & retrieval
Adobe Experience Manager
Alfresco ECM
7.2
Enterprise content collaboration
Adobe Experience Manager
Alfresco ECM
7.2
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

  • Adobe Experience Manager allows our company to manage multiple sites simultaneously.
  • Adobe Experience Manager make it easy to share review sites for necessary sign-offs.
  • Adobe Experience Manager is a flexible resource and can always be what you make of it.
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  • One of the standout features available on this enterprise digital document management system is the workflow and collaboration options it includes. This solution lets you easily share files with certain members of your team. You can also route documents to certain individuals for approval or review.
  • Alfresco also offers social tools. You can view an activity feed and see what is happening with content. You can also “like” and “follow” certain creators or content. Additionally, Alfresco offers the ability to publish your content directly to certain websites and social media networks.
  • Alfresco provides all of the necessary features for finding, editing and storing documents. You can open existing documents and edit them. Version control options are available, allowing you to access and view the most recent and previous versions of a document. There are also document imaging capabilities and the option to store your files and documents on the Alfresco cloud.
  • Additionally, this enterprise content management software is accessible on mobile devices. You can view content on these devices and even make changes. This is a valuable tool that makes working on the go much easier and more enjoyable.
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Cons

  • Adding meta data to batch files would make it much more efficient
  • You still need to convert any Word or Excel docs to PDFs if this was on auto when you have multiple files, it would also save time
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  • When users are members of 1000 sites or more, certain features such as sites dashlet do not work properly.
  • There isn't any integration between Alfresco and Microsoft Outlook for Mac. IMAP integration has flaws that can cause loss of email.
  • Mobile app doesn't have a site search feature. this is problematic when you have thousands of sites and you need to access one where you have not saved it as a favorite.
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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

It really comes down to how much money you are willing to spend (Adobe is more) and the skill set of your developers (Sitecore is .NET vs. Adobe is Java).
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  • Alfresco is cheap.
  • Easier to use - user-friendly.
  • It's robust and has the ability to integrate with other software.
  • It's an open source i.e. a developer or programmer can tweak to map to your company's taste.
  • Content sharing easier than other platforms, it'ss also a unified collaborative document management that has most of what the company needs for proper record keeping and cycle
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Return on Investment

  • We have a lot of work for AEM, it's very popular currently
  • Clients seem very happy with AEM, mostly when they are not assisting in development
  • Overall a lot of work has been won because of our AEM expertise
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  • Reduce the stress of [making] several copies of paper
  • It transferred the captured document to the proper department
  • Reduce employment rate
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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