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Score 7.9 out of 101
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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.
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CommonSpot

Commonspot is well suited for web content management to be conducted by individuals with low-level web skills.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
CommonSpot
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
CommonSpot
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
CommonSpot
6.3
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
CommonSpot
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
CommonSpot
6.0
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
CommonSpot
6.5
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
CommonSpot
7.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
CommonSpot
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
CommonSpot
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
CommonSpot
7.0
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
CommonSpot
4.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
CommonSpot
7.7
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
CommonSpot
7.5
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
CommonSpot
7.0
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
CommonSpot
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
5.6
CommonSpot
7.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
CommonSpot
9.0

Pros

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Allows non-technical staff to author and publish content by focusing on the content itself and the needs of a given campaign instead of technical implementations.
  • Content workflows allow varying degrees of complexity for content review and quality assurance before providing approvals on any piece before going live.
  • Development teams can build very robust and complex component for handling virtually all posible needs: from integrating back-end web services to UI Widgets for content authoring; from multisite suites to multi-language components, CQ can handle it all thanks to the power of Java and the flexibility of Sling and JCR.
  • Easy to scale for high-traffic sites and thanks to the Publisher/Dispatcher infrastructure, very flexible for caching and load balancing.
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CommonSpot

  • CommonSpot allows any person with basic web abilities to edit and maintain sites.
  • CommonSpot allows anyone with basic web abilities to focus on content management and to not be consumed with the complexities of HTML .
  • My organization's marketers are able to optimize digital content and email campaigns across all web channels especially social media.
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Cons

Adobe Experience Manager

  • 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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CommonSpot

  • Commonspot needs to improve on its authoring feature. It is impossible to author on more than one page at a time . (One must always click on "View work on all changes") before switching between pages otherwise, the changes will not be saved.
  • CommonSpot does not support sharing the definition of any custom element or any template layouts. Therefore, one must recreate these in each site.
  • In Commonspot, a user who has to manage content in multiple sites will have to log in to each site to see and act on any actions.
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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.
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CommonSpot

No score
No answers yet
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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
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CommonSpot

CommonSpot 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I had no previous background in content management, and found it very easy to use. If I could figure it out, I am pretty certain that just about anyone else could as well.
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Support

Adobe Experience Manager

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

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

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
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CommonSpot

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Experience Manager

AEM exceeds WordPress on customizability. It is the backbone for the many modules and APIs we need to run our business.
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CommonSpot

Commonspot works in tandem with Zendesk very well to accomplish tasks an an efficient manner.
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Return on Investment

Adobe Experience Manager

  • AEM implementation increased employee efficiency as users can drag and drop components and do in place editing. If you have a clear use case for targeting you can achieve those effectively.
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CommonSpot

  • Better customer service
  • Improved accountability as it regards tracking the tasks assigned to which employee
  • Improved accountability led to increased employee efficiency
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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

CommonSpot

General

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

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