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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 2.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager is well suited for large organizations that need a powerful, comprehensive and robust CMS to manage multiple websites/translations of websites. It is also well suited for those who need a CMS that is well integrated with other systems such as analytics, targeting and email marketing, or those who want some fancy add ons like Adobe smart tags or AI-enhanced capabilities.It is also an expensive product with a steep learning curve, so it is less appropriate for smaller companies/individuals or those that don't need an overly robust system that is integrated with other digital marketing tools. If you're looking for a more affordable solution that is easy to pick up and play, go with a more basic WordPress or Joomla type option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bloomreach Experience (brX)

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.4
Bloomreach Experience (brX)
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.4
Bloomreach Experience (brX)

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Bloomreach Experience (brX)
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Bloomreach Experience (brX)
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Bloomreach Experience (brX)

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Bloomreach Experience (brX)
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
6.7
Bloomreach Experience (brX)
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Bloomreach Experience (brX)
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
Bloomreach Experience (brX)
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Bloomreach Experience (brX)
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Bloomreach Experience (brX)
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Bloomreach Experience (brX)
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
Bloomreach Experience (brX)
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Bloomreach Experience (brX)

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Bloomreach Experience (brX)
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Bloomreach Experience (brX)
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
Bloomreach Experience (brX)
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Bloomreach Experience (brX)
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
Bloomreach Experience (brX)
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Bloomreach Experience (brX)

Pros

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Adobe Experience Manager keeps your content separate from your layout which allows for a lot of flexibility in how you display your content.
  • Adobe Experience Manager integrates really well with other Adobe products like Adobe Analytics.
  • Adobe Experience Manager 's drag and drop interface makes it fairly easy to utilize with minimal familiarity.
Tolulope Lawal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bloomreach Experience (brX)

  • Bloomreach does well with customization in data. Using Heatmap, I can look at analytics across any group of products, category, filters etc. It makes getting specific data and results much easier.
  • Compass is a great tool from Bloomreach because it's an area where I can find all of the data and analytics in one spot. My job requires me to look at past data and compare results to see what worked and didn't work and here I'm able to export data and save it for reference.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Upgrading and applying patches can be hit or miss - I recommend backups because of the potential to damage the existing infrastructure
  • Space management is an issue - every change or request takes up space that can be reclaimed, but only through a complicated procedure done through command prompts. There was no documentation for this on their site and we had to use a third party to create the procedure. It has to be run manually.
  • There isn't a good backup system, particularly one that can be scheduled to run reliably.
Diana Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bloomreach Experience (brX)

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
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.
Fernando Galeano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bloomreach Experience (brX)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 10.0
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
Vagner Polund | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bloomreach Experience (brX)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its so far the best Content Management System, available in market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bloomreach Experience (brX)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 8.7
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
Vagner Polund | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bloomreach Experience (brX)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Experience Manager

I think AEM is specific to the client's needs and is not necessarily comparable to all other platforms. However, when compared feature to feature I think AEM many times is a leader in the industry. While WordPress has progressed in the WYSIWYG interface it is not there still today and this is truly where AEM shines against all of the other CMS platforms.
Mike Plant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bloomreach Experience (brX)

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Our brand requires a high level of polish and crisp functionality. AEM provides that for us. We do look as good as possible and it reflects well on our brand.
  • We can product new pages rapidly with our modules and so we can keep our content fresh and relevant.
  • Our brand value has risen considerably since we polished our web properties with AEM.
Saren Sakurai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bloomreach Experience (brX)

  • Helped with an increase in natural traffic, so we could make a saving on paid traffic activity
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Experience Manager

General

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

Bloomreach Experience (brX)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Bloomreach Experience (brX)
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager
9.0
Bloomreach Experience (brX)

Usability

Adobe Experience Manager
10.0
Bloomreach Experience (brX)

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager
9.0
Bloomreach Experience (brX)

Implementation Rating

Adobe Experience Manager
8.7
Bloomreach Experience (brX)

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