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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

BounceX

7 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

BounceX

7 Ratings
Score 8.5 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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BounceX

BounceX is well suited if you want to boost list/customer base growth, but a tricky aspect of it for me is that I don't know the benefit smaller companies would get from BounceX to accelerate growth without having an existing customer base.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
BounceX
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
BounceX

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
BounceX
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
BounceX
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
BounceX
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
BounceX
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
BounceX
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
BounceX

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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  • Email capture
  • Email retargeting for high-intent customers
  • On-site experiences
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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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  • Flexibility with iterating versions of behavioral email sequences - currently running into some issues with emails being inflexible when we think we have room to grow
  • Designing emails within brand standards
  • Identifying new areas for intent nurturing and improvement without making a site seem too cluttered
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
I'll continue to use this product for many years. Adobe is making it clear they are taking customer feedback seriously and there continues to be growing demand for Adobe CQ implementations. As a developer, I find that there is still lots of room in this platform to try new techniques and really keep our implementations up to par with the latest standards.
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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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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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  • Excellent ROI, easy to message the efficiency of what BounceX improves instead of bringing Bounce experiences in-house.
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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
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BounceX

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