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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Contentful

1 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Contentful

1 Ratings
Score 6 out of 101

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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.
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Contentful

Contentful is perfectly suited to global apps running in the cloud that need to download the latest content, images, text or media, as well as support versions of the content, entries and entry types as apps grow. The massive benefit is also that you can reuse the content anywhere you want in any app or any facility you can imagine once it is in the system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Contentful
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Contentful
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Contentful
8.0
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Contentful
8.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Contentful
8.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Contentful
6.4
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Contentful
4.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Contentful
7.0
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Contentful
6.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Contentful
7.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
Contentful
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Contentful
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Contentful
8.0
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Contentful

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Contentful
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Contentful
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Contentful
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Contentful
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Contentful
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Contentful

Pros

  • 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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  • Version Control is outstanding
  • Uploading media
  • Adding and removing fields to content types
  • Linked content types
  • Verification and control of input entries
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Cons

  • The move to the new interface for authoring is drastically different from the previous interface. Moving has been difficult.
  • Since it is so customizable, a talented web dev team is needed to make all the parts.
  • It is not easy to tell if the page is live or draft in the new interface.
  • Integration with non-Adobe marketing automation tools is very difficult.
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  • It would be nice to have some documentation for entry level coders
  • Built in preview mechanisms for more than just entry fields
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
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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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
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Its so far the best Content Management System, available in market.
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Implementation

Adobe Experience Manager8.7
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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

Have used a handful of other content management systems, all of which tend to be either proprietary or freeware -- and the latter presents a security issue. Adobe Experience Manager is easily the most feature-rich content management system I have used, but more features sometimes comes with inconveniences -- taking longer to load when accessing remotely (times out on slow Internet connections), slower taxonomy tagging, etc. It is also the most well-supported system I have used; Adobe is more responsive than most if glitches happen or in response to changes in Google practices for SEO, etc
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Contentful is easy and fast and cheap. I went from zero experience to loading data out of my contentful space in about an hour or more. The cost is very reasonable and compared to options like CloudCMS are a fraction of the cost. The benefit is that with a lower cost entry point, you are more likely to try it out and find new ways to use it.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: Can quickly create and launch marketing campaigns.
  • Negative: Can be expensive to develop custom AEM experiences.
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  • Instant data into your app
  • Instant publication of data and also reversion to previous versions
  • Support tens of thousands of simultaneous users with little effort
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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
Adobe Experience Manager Editions & Modules
Adobe Experience Manager
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Contentful

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Contentful Editions & Modules
Contentful
Edition
Starter
Free1
Plus
$99/month1
Pro
$199/month1
Enterprise
Contact us1
1. https://www.contentful.com/plans/
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