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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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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
7.4
BloomReach
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
BloomReach

Web Content Creation

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

Pros

  • Allows non-technical staff to author and publish content by focusing on the content itself and the needs of a given campaign instead of technical implementations.
  • Content workflows allow varying degrees of complexity for content review and quality assurance before providing approvals on any piece before going live.
  • Development teams can build very robust and complex component for handling virtually all posible needs: from integrating back-end web services to UI Widgets for content authoring; from multisite suites to multi-language components, CQ can handle it all thanks to the power of Java and the flexibility of Sling and JCR.
  • Easy to scale for high-traffic sites and thanks to the Publisher/Dispatcher infrastructure, very flexible for caching and load balancing.
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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

  • The move to the new interface for authoring is drastically different from the previous interface. Moving has been difficult.
  • Since it is so customizable, a talented web dev team is needed to make all the parts.
  • It is not easy to tell if the page is live or draft in the new interface.
  • Integration with non-Adobe marketing automation tools is very difficult.
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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

This was a C-Level decision.
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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

  • AEM allows authors to push content live in a matter of minutes. This has greatly increased launch times for business.
  • Good integration with Adobe Marketing suite allows for analytics.
  • Poor documentation of the system proves a challenge for developers and administrators.
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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