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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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Brandfolder

Great for organization and visualization of all marketing collateral. Great for sharing public facing assets with everyone, including external parties.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

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

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

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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  • It's really nice to have a place where we consider everything uploaded to be finished and useable material. Now when someone needs an image for something, they don't have to ask for it, they can just go grab it from Brandfolder.
  • Being able to search the whole collection and have different types of assets is fantastic.
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Cons

  • 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.
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  • If you have a large collection of images, like we do, and you go 2 or 3 pages deep and select an image, then close the image, the collection snaps back to page 1. It's pretty frustrating.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
Adobe CQ has training classes that you can be in or watch to get a better understanding. They have some of the best customer support so if you run into any problems you can just contact them put a ticket in and they will fix it or work with you to fix the problem or issue you are running into.
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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

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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I used Marketing Central before Brandfolder. The later is better with faster access to design ideas.
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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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  • Definitely a positive impact in that we can now very easily share and stay organized across teams and departments.
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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

Brandfolder

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