What users are saying about
Top Rated
157 Ratings
3 Ratings
Top Rated
157 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.8 out of 101
3 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.1 out of 101

Add comparison

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

It is very well suited for large websites and clients with multiple properties where some data is shared. I would not recommend it for smaller websites as the overheard would be too much for small clients and basic websites.
Mike Plant profile photo

Chameleon

Seems like a great solution for web-based apps and sites when you want to communicate with your users in a fairly lightweight way. Users can "escape" from your guided tours relatively easily. Not sure how it would work for a combined web and mobile experience. Also, if you have a responsive layout, the layout of the guide sometimes breaks - you have to be careful
Michael Ball-Marian profile photo

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Chameleon
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Chameleon

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Chameleon
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Chameleon
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Chameleon

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Chameleon
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Chameleon
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Chameleon
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Chameleon
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Chameleon
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Chameleon
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Chameleon
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Chameleon
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Chameleon

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Chameleon
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Chameleon
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Chameleon
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Chameleon
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
5.7
Chameleon
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Chameleon

Pros

  • Easily searchable with the proper meta data
  • Creating links to assets, publishing assets and sharing assets is very easy and fast
  • Uploading files and creating folders is fast and easy
Meghan Hays profile photo
  • Super easy installation/setup particularly if you use Segment.
  • Improved and relatively easy to learn UI.
  • Great minimal/elegant design of the elements that get displayed to your users.
Michael Ball-Marian profile photo

Cons

  • Components were introduced to reduce the development & authoring time by reusing them. With some clients, it worked very well because they had page structure and content like that. But if you have UI requirements that can not support component re-usability then your life will be difficult. You will end up creating more and more components in the hope that they will be utilized one day some where on some page... Although you can achieve re-usability by creating smaller customizable component but then again it will increase your development time. In a Nutshell, you will not save development time.
  • Osgi was a great concept. AEM Developer used to write the most of business logic in them but due to adaptation of micro-services, now everybody wants to implement business logic in there instead of AEM internal OSGi. If your architecture had micro services then power of Osgi is useless for you, you will just use 10-20% of it which will bring no big value.
  • License of AEM is super costly, not every organization can afford it. Once you have implemented AEM, it will be hard to get rid of it. Getting rid will mean another investment.
  • Like other products, AEM also releases new versions. Upgrades to new versions never happens smoothly. Means organization needs to spend more money to upgrade the servers.
  • You need a big infrastructure to deploy AEM server setup. Each setup needs at least 3 machines, one for author, one for publisher and one for dispatcher. This means spending more money on maintenance.
  • TouchUI is confusing sometimes for everyone i.e business, authors, developers.
Sujeet Sharma profile photo
  • There are not quite as many interactive elements as I'd like to see, but enough to get the job done.
  • The general editing UI is good, but some of the elements could be easier to discover. You sort of have to trial-and-error your way to success.
  • Documentation is fairly light. If you really want to dig in, you'll find it lacking. Luckily support was awesome and fast.
Michael Ball-Marian profile photo

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.
No photo available
No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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
Vagner Polund profile photo
No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its so far the best Content Management System, available in market.
No photo available
No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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
Vagner Polund profile photo
No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Websphere is antiquated
Nadia Sweeting, MS profile photo
We had some colleagues try to implement WalkMe with their Single page app and it was a disaster getting it to work (it eventually did, mostly). Because we already use Segment, we thought we'd give Chameleon a try and it was very easy. I built my first tour in an hour or two.
Michael Ball-Marian profile photo

Return on Investment

  • Positive: Can quickly create and launch marketing campaigns.
  • Negative: Can be expensive to develop custom AEM experiences.
No photo available
  • Saved us time/money building extensive documentation.
  • Quicker to implement a few other solutions. We have access to an enterprise product for FREE, but we chose not to use it because implementation was too cumbersome.
Michael Ball-Marian profile photo

Screenshots

Adobe Experience Manager

Pricing Details

Adobe Experience Manager

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

Chameleon

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