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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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AtomicWriter

AtomicWriter is especially suitable for blog writing and for this type of work. It also gives different formats and restructures it with a great view. I think that's it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
AtomicWriter
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
AtomicWriter

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
10.0
Ideation
Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
10.0
Approval workflows
Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
10.0
Content collaboration
Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
10.0
Content calendar
Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
10.0
Network for content licensing/production
Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
10.0

Content Publishing

Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
9.4
Content hub
Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
10.0
Forms / Gated content
Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
10.0
Embedded CTAs
Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
10.0
Content distribution
Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
9.0
Content automation
Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
8.0

Content Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
8.2
Audience profiling and targeting
Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
7.0
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
9.0
Content performance analytics
Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
8.0
Campaign optimization dashboard
Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
9.0
Competitive analytics
Adobe Experience Manager
AtomicWriter
8.0

Pros

  • It is easy for people who are not web designers to achieve an attractive and useful website
  • It is easy to manage users and their permissions
  • It allows users to assemble their digital assets in one place, for use on the web site
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  • Makes my writing awesome.
  • Restructures it.
  • Gives me different writing formats.
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Cons

  • Searching for and organizing images can be a clunky experience.
  • Standard components frequently do not meet our needs. New components must constantly be in production to run what I usually consider pretty standard functionality.
  • Steep learning curve for people not used to web design or development. Not intuitive at all levels.
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  • Nothing too bad.
  • Needs more features.
  • Should be less expensive.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
If I had the choice to renew, I would. Adobe CQ is one of the better CMS's I've been able to use. It's well organized, fast and easy to use. Although it is a little high in price, the fact that it does a good job justifies the decision to renew
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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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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its so far the best Content Management System, available in market.
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

We selected Adobe CQ mostly for the ease of page authoring in brought to our non-technical staff. Powerful and simple UI widgets made it very simple for our merchandiser to create, edit and publish new pages. It also allowed us to customize those widgets to fit their needs while keeping the same clean experience. We also saw a plus in the ability to run activation workflows based on our own organization hierarchy, which helped make sure the right pages were exposed to the right eyes before going live. Overall, it was the mixture of user-friendliness of the authoring interface with the robustness of the technology stack that convinced us to go with CQ.
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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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  • Nothing at all
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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

AtomicWriter

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details