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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Oracle ATG

100 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Oracle ATG

100 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

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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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Oracle ATG

Oracle ATG Web Commerce has its roots in older technologies and design from years ago. Over time it's been updated but shortcomings in the original design linger in the product's foundation. It is probably a good, general commerce solution for shops that don't require extensive customization of their web presence but if you find yourself needing to categorize products or offerings in "unusual" ways, or include properties that fall out of the mainstream, the burden of customization will be high.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Oracle ATG
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Oracle ATG

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Oracle ATG
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Oracle ATG
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Oracle ATG

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Oracle ATG
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Oracle ATG
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Oracle ATG
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Oracle ATG
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Oracle ATG
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Oracle ATG

Online Storefront

Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
6.8
Product catalog & listings
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
7.7
Product management
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
8.5
Bulk product upload
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
5.9
Branding
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
7.0
Mobile storefront
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
5.9
Product variations
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
7.7
Website integration
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
6.5
Visual customization
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
7.4
CMS
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
5.0

Online Shopping Cart

Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
5.1
Abandoned cart recovery
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
4.4
Checkout user experience
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
5.8

Online Payment System

Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
4.7
eCommerce security
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
4.7

eCommerce Marketing

Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
5.5
Promotions & discounts
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
7.3
Personalized recommendations
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
4.3
SEO
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
4.8

eCommerce Business Management

Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
5.3
Multi-site management
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
7.3
Order processing
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
6.1
Inventory management
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
4.0
Shipping
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
4.4
Custom functionality
Adobe Experience Manager
Oracle ATG
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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  • Product and SKU management
  • Product page display
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Cons

  • A lot of the OOB (Out Of the Box) components are still a little buggy and not fully ready to go without some minor tweaks.
  • Since the software was acquired not too long ago by Adobe, a lot of Adobe integrated solutions are not fully baked yet. That is getting better with time.
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  • The schema design within ATG is poor. It does not follow accepted standards. For example, column naming is inconsistent and generalized, with multiple (unrelated) tables using column names like "ID" as primary/foreign keys. This is a barrier to an intuitive understanding of the schema. Out of the box, the schema is missing many important foreign key relationships. In fact, the publishing schema explicitly prohibits FK relationships, causing data inconsistencies when ATG's black-box algorithms fail. We've built an impressive arsenal of custom scripts specifically for handling the many exceptions and orphan conditions that arise from this design practice.
  • The job scheduler is poorly designed. It uses a database table to manage message queueing. The processes flows as follows: Messages are inserted into a table. Then, a scheduled process selects messages, applies them, updates the message row on success/failure, then goes back and looks for messages that are "complete" in order to delete them. It performs this in a serialized loop that is inefficient and heavy on database resources. There are far better ways for processing message queues than trying to leverage a database.
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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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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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Alternatives Considered

AEM exceeds WordPress on customizability. It is the backbone for the many modules and APIs we need to run our business.
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We're married to Oracle ATG Web Commerce for the time being, and have been users for about six years now. We are slowly moving auxiliary features out of ATG and into custom in house solutions that give us purpose built, more responsive, and more appropriate functionality. Eventually, ATG will serve only core features like catalog management and order processing. All other activities will be handled externally as microservices that we control, rather than relying on the black box of ATG.
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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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  • We've been on ATG for several years so it's difficult to quantify its impact on AOV and conversion compared to other products.
  • Mobile in ATG is not the greatest. We chose to abandon ATG's native mobile offering in favor of a more flexible and fluid mobile engine built in house at less expense and requiring lower maintenance.
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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

Oracle ATG

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