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159 Ratings
62 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Score 8.1 out of 101

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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Concrete5

If you have some knowledge of coding or website editing, Concrete5 is a great choice. You can go into their marketplace and find additional add-ons or modules that you would like to add to your site. If you are looking for a simple web site hosting service, this may not be the option for you.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Concrete5
9.7
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Concrete5
9.7

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Concrete5
10.0
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Concrete5
10.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Concrete5
10.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Concrete5
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Concrete5
9.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Concrete5
8.7
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Concrete5
8.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Concrete5
8.4
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Concrete5
6.4
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Concrete5
9.7
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Concrete5
9.5
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
Concrete5
8.1

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Concrete5
8.0
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Concrete5
9.0
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Concrete5
10.0
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Concrete5
5.9
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
5.6
Concrete5
6.8
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Concrete5
8.4

Pros

Adobe Experience Manager

  • 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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Concrete5

  • Community and Support : Concrete5 has a large community base with many users responding to questions within 24 hours. C5 has forums, newsletters, and other means of communication including chat. There is a lot of useful documentation available on the site.
  • Customization : Concrete5 is easily customizable by the web developer and web designer. You are able to tinker with almost any setting and decide what the client should or shouldn't be able to alter. It's very flexible, and can be used for almost any type of site. It's better for general web sites than for web sites with one or two very specific features like blogs and videos and photography, but it can still be useful for people who want to use C5 solely for one of these purposes. Depending on what you want to accomplish and how flexible you are.
  • Usability : Like some other CMS, Concrete5 is easy to set up and implement for the client. There is plenty of documentation available to assist you. Clients find that C5 is one of the easiest CMS to use from their point of view. They can easily make basic changes and move pieces / modules of the web site around as they wish (if you enable this for them). There is a lot of dragging and dropping. The Dashboard is relatively easy to use once you find the page or area you're looking for. There are many extra features available in the back, including analytics and a file manager. Editing the web site in the "Live" editor is very simple and intuitive.
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Cons

Adobe Experience Manager

  • A lot of the OOB (Out Of the Box) components are still a little buggy and not fully ready to go without some minor tweaks.
  • Since the software was acquired not too long ago by Adobe, a lot of Adobe integrated solutions are not fully baked yet. That is getting better with time.
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Concrete5

  • More robust form making out of the box without the need to purchase a more robust module
  • More visitor analytics built into the dash board
  • Subdirectories in the file manager
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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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Concrete5

Concrete5 9.9
Based on 22 answers
  • Ease of use
  • In-context editing
  • Being able to use your own design
  • Satisfaction with community
  • 5.7 looks promising although addons are few at the moment
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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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Concrete5

Concrete5 9.0
Based on 12 answers
There are few drawbacks with Concrete5, perhaps one, being that they did not develop the platform on the latest technologies that utilize javascript as teh front-end framework for the application as apposed to PHP.Other than that, with the power and extendability of concrete5 upgrading can cause snags.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Experience Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Concrete5

Concrete5 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Since it's not tied to a central server (other than for authorizing updates and assigning licenses to specific sites), it's available pretty much 100% of the time.
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Performance

Adobe Experience Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Concrete5

Concrete5 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The site works extremely well, the front end flies, searches and form submissions are very fast indeed.The reason its a 9 not a ten? the back end can be a little slow at times, and this is unfair, because for the backend to be so amazing, it has to do a huge amount of work!
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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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Concrete5

Concrete5 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The site is built to be self-helping, and it works really well. You get "paid" with karma credits, that you can cash in. Payment for helping to find bugs, fix bugs and support others. This means that when you have an issue, there is a rush to help you! The one to helps gets the recognition, and there are many wanting to help
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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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Concrete5

Concrete5 9.8
Based on 6 answers
Build off of an existing theme to speed up the creation of custom designed themed. Bootstrap is a good one but there are many others that are probably much simpler to build from than the Bootstrap one was. Make sure you host on a Unix/Linux server so you don't have to install PHP or MySQL separately. It's just smoother on those platforms.
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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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Concrete5

I often use Perch for smaller site builds because it is simpler, lighter, and faster than Concrete5. Perch has become more and more capable and along the way is taking over some of the medium-size sites I build.WordPress was designed for blogs, and its ubiquity has made it a common hacker target. I avoid it entirely now because it is unusual that I build blogs.
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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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Concrete5

  • As a developer Concrete5 has been a differentiator as a valuable product that was relatively unknown when I first started using it (in 2010). Many people were already looking for alternatives to "the big three" (Wordpress, Drupal, and Joomla).
  • Concrete5's stable marketplace has allowed the addition of some requested site features that I wasn't ready or willing to create myself at various points over the last four years. This enabled me to deliver on some projects that otherwise I wouldn't have been able to do.
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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

Concrete5

General

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

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