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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Alfresco ECM

51 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Alfresco ECM

51 Ratings
Score 7.9 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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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
8.1
Alfresco ECM
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Alfresco ECM

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Alfresco ECM
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Alfresco ECM
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Alfresco ECM

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Alfresco ECM
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Alfresco ECM
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Alfresco ECM
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Alfresco ECM
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Alfresco ECM
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
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
8.5
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
7.4
Content publishing & creation
Adobe Experience Manager
Alfresco ECM
7.0
Security, risk management & information governance
Adobe Experience Manager
Alfresco ECM
7.5
Contract lifecycle management
Adobe Experience Manager
Alfresco ECM
7.5

Pros

  • AEM is great for customization. Web Dev builds the parts and authors use what they need.
  • Branding can be ensured with the ability to require brand colors, fonts, and styles.
  • It's easy to see who has built, modified, and published pages. It makes tracking changes very convenient.
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  • Document management i.e. it promotes a paperless office
  • Cloud solution i.e. ability to access content outside your work zone
  • Collaborative web content
  • It also brings content and process together
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Cons

  • Cost. AEM is expensive.
  • Touch UI not as intuitive as classic UI.
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  • Workflows - I believe that creating workflows from the API is a little cumbersome. I think that they could package a few more generic workflows or it could be a little easier to create one.
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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
The business really enjoys this product and we will continue to use it.
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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

After using Hybris I would love to go back to Adobe CQ. Although we didn't use CQ for an e-commerce it is a lot easier to use and understand compared to Hybris. Adobe CQ has better documentation to figure out how to use it than Hybris does and CQ also has a better UI.
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Ultimately a cost decision - Alfresco community is free and has a decent community and various forums, books, etc available. The enterprise version is far less expensive than other options (although costs can add up depending on the the hardware it's running on). It is built upon alot of other mainstream products such as lucene/solr, spring, java and fits into our environment nicely.
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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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  • The Community version is open source so the ROI on that is great.
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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