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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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BloomReach

Well suited for companies with low levels of resources who can dedicate time to business tools to operate them. Or just companies who want tools they don't need to dedicate time and resources to (this is purely for the SEO widgets, no other tools are offered by Bloomreach). The SEO widgets would be less appropriate if you already have related products /searches/terms on your pages as they then might clash.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

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

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

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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  • No manual resource required to operate SEO widgets. Self learning and updating.
  • Simple integration into System Architecture (with options)
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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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  • We have occasionally seen old/removed products featured and linked in the Bloomreach widget, whereas you would only want live/active products linked - This led to 404 errors. Albeit this may be an issue in our integration as opposed to the tool - we are unsure.
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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

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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Google Analytics and Bloomreach have similarities in terms of discovering how customers shop on our website and looking at the conversation rate, bounce rate, etc. What I like about bloomreach is that it's more connected with our website I can see the data directly on it whenever I turn on the heat map functionally.
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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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  • Helped with an increase in natural traffic, so we could make a saving on paid traffic activity
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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

BloomReach

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