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Adobe Experience Manager

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager is a well-suited tool, If you want to manage your content, sites, pages, etc. in one place, this is the perfect solution. Integrates well with other Adobe products, making development easy. The solution allows you to handle global content in one place if you are managing markets in more than one country
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canto

Canto is and has been our go-to web DAM for several years now for our internal files as well as files we share with our clients via portals and we are quite pleased! I can't say it needs any improvement, other than perhaps training our internal department how to organize our files better. I highly recommend Canto. Plus, their customer service is amazing.
Robin Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Canto
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Canto

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Canto
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Canto
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Canto

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
Canto
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
Canto
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Canto
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
6.7
Canto
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Canto
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
Canto
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Canto
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Canto
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Canto

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Canto
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Canto
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
Canto
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.7
Canto
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Canto
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Canto

Pros

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Adobe Experience Manager is great for maintaining large websites with lots of content. It has a comprehensive repository and folder structure which makes it easy to organize and break down your website into sections.
  • Although we have not personally used it much yet, Adobe Experience Manager has integrations with the other Adobe Experience Cloud products such as Campaign, Target, and Analytics. The newest version(s) also have integrations with Creative Cloud products like Photoshop, which allows creatives to upload assets directly into the DAM.
  • Adobe Experience Manager has powerful live copy/translation tools that allow you to clone and translate webpages into other languages for alternate language versions of your site.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canto

  • Canto consistently updates it's software, so they're always making it better and more efficient, user-friendly, etc.
  • Provides a portal option that helps you control how your images are being displayed to users, which images can be seen and gives an aesthetic version for employees.
  • Canto is very responsive to support requests, ticket submissions, etc., and will work with you until your problem is resolved.
  • There's no size limit on files that you can upload.
  • It works fairly quickly when uploading images.
Luci Fortune | 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

Canto

  • The option to make a single file downloadable or not. We have some highly sensitive files and some we don't want people to be able to download but be able to look at. So it would be nice if we could make a single file not downloadable. They do have other options like terms of use or watermarks but it [would] be nice if that was a feature. You could do this but only in bulk, so you'd have to make all files not downloadable.
  • Their style guide option - being able to use a single image for the style guide instead of the whole folder or file.
  • I think the different language option could be built out a little better.
Nicole Schultz | 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

Canto

Canto 8.8
Based on 6 answers
We are very likely to renew our service with Canto. This is because of the support we have received and what we have seen Canto do so far for our company. We are finally able to organize our assets well and maintain governance over all of our digital assets. It has eliminated time difference issues and is equipping people within our company with a lot of content for them to use and push.
Nicole Schultz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 8.6
Based on 13 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

Canto

Canto 8.4
Based on 83 answers
Canto is about as easy to use as it gets. I have personally trained a handful of employees who are unfamiliar with DAM/marketing SaaS technology on how to use the platform for their needs. These trainings only take about half an hour (given they are using a very limited set of Canto's features), and afterward, they are pretty well-equipped to use the platform.
Brady Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 7.6
Based on 7 answers
Adobe Experience Manager, in all its capacity, is a great alternative to any other CMS you are using. It helps in rapid development and makes life easier for maintaining the website for multi-language sites. Technical know-how is eliminated at content authoring. Better documentation in terms of live examples with videos would be appreciated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canto

Canto 8.2
Based on 111 answers
The customer service at Canto is great. If I ever had a question, someone from the team would get back to me in a day. They always make time to schedule a call to address all your issues and concerns. I have enjoyed working with the staff at Canto for their professionalism and flexibility!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 8.7
Based on 4 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

Canto

Canto 7.8
Based on 4 answers
We should have planned and identified ingest and content librarian during transfer and launch. Our admins wear other hats and accountability and getting to planned milestones lagged a bit due to this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Canto

The decision wasn't really up to me; it was up to our team's photographer. I actually wanted to use Google Drive initially, just because I thought it would be the easiest option and would integrate well with what we already use, but I have been pleasantly surprised by how easy Canto is to use. I've been very pleased with it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Experience Manager

  • We can have multiple teams globally and connect anytime we want.
  • Finding target audiences for advertisement campaigns became [so] much easier than before.
  • One drawback is that the users have to be well trained and [preferably have] more IT knowledge among them to interact with the AEM.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canto

  • As of right now, we are still in the process of transitioning so I do not know any details on overall business effectiveness or any hard numbers. But as of now it seems very capable of handling the amount of information my company holds.
  • I think it is an amazing perk that you can literally upload any type of file on Canto, and then you can open any type of file on Canto as well. It is amazing to find a product that lets you open and view CAD or DWG files without having the actual program!
  • The idea behind having our information more at everyone's fingertips and helping productivity has boosted moral and people are optimistic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Starting Price

Canto

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Canto
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager
9.0
Canto
8.8

Usability

Adobe Experience Manager
8.6
Canto
8.4

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Canto
8.2

Implementation Rating

Adobe Experience Manager
8.7
Canto
7.8

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