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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

CoreMedia

9 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

CoreMedia

9 Ratings
Score 9.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

If you have a number of smaller parts of your organization that you want to maintain the same look & feel as the rest of the organization, it is easy to create a base site and then let them customize. Also, if you have contributors of content who are not involved in the web site maintenance - our professors, for example - they can enter the text on a basic page which is then incorporated through tagging
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CoreMedia

CoreMedia would be great for a very large website handled by very astute developers, who are also editors. Unfortunately, developers and editors are not usually the same people, thus CoreMedia is ill-suited for our company and companies like ours.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
CoreMedia
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
CoreMedia
5.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
CoreMedia
7.0
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
CoreMedia
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
CoreMedia
7.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
CoreMedia
7.2
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
CoreMedia
10.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
CoreMedia
7.0
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
CoreMedia
7.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
CoreMedia
4.5
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
CoreMedia
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
CoreMedia
7.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
CoreMedia
8.0
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
CoreMedia
7.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
CoreMedia
6.0
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
CoreMedia
6.0
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
CoreMedia
5.0
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
CoreMedia
5.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
CoreMedia
7.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
CoreMedia
7.0

Pros

  • Media library and asset management is simplified, separating storage and also allowing developers to manage the workflow of the publishing process.
  • No addition of API services are required, using the same requests and data access layer for both front end and back end development simplifies the project lifecycle.
  • Duplicating code is easy, developers can simply copy components and reuse or rework for each use case.
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  • CoreMedia is a robust system that can manage large sites with multiple, well-organized subsites.
  • CoreMedia has a built-in workflow system that functions well for a distributed contributor model.
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Cons

  • Styling the front-end of the author interface can sometimes be challenging. Built in styles and HTML can be overwhelming until you get used to it. Having a less intrusive author output or defining a standard output per site could speed development.
  • Documentation is often outdated, keeping docs up to date and readily available is needed.
  • The local build process is slow and takes a lot of space. Reducing the overhead with local testing would be great!
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  • It isn't as smart as it could be.
  • Needs to pick up more mistakes.
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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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CoreMedia5.6
Based on 5 answers
I am not in control of renewing 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
Based on 1 answer
Its so far the best Content Management System, available in market.
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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
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CoreMedia8.0
Based on 1 answer
Set aside more time than you think you need to migrate content. That is the hard part. Implementing the technology is easy.
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Alternatives Considered

We selected Adobe CQ mostly for the ease of page authoring in brought to our non-technical staff. Powerful and simple UI widgets made it very simple for our merchandiser to create, edit and publish new pages. It also allowed us to customize those widgets to fit their needs while keeping the same clean experience. We also saw a plus in the ability to run activation workflows based on our own organization hierarchy, which helped make sure the right pages were exposed to the right eyes before going live. Overall, it was the mixture of user-friendliness of the authoring interface with the robustness of the technology stack that convinced us to go with CQ.
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I prefer the CoreMedia system to Drupal because, in my experience, I have had many more inconsistencies with Drupal and issues with web errors. CoreMedia seems to be more up-to-date with the latest technology and has a more concrete editing process
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Return on Investment

  • A few clients see no ROI but few are heavily dependent and align on it.. Mixed reviews from clients
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  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Sometimes unsatisfactory reviews from users because our site is hard to navigate or it looks "old"
  • Increased organization of content. Although this is still an issue we're working to fix, there is the potential to be more organized in CoreMedia.
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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

CoreMedia

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