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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Score 9.7 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

It seems we have to input a lot of work to generate reports that a computer system should be able to do for us. However, it is very well suited to keep track of things but can be very sensitive when it comes to adding buys and what not. Automatically inputs numbers when I tab over that shouldn't be there and doesn't pick up numbers that should (such as when inputting post logs) which can be quite annoying
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
CoreMedia
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
CoreMedia
5.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
CoreMedia
7.0
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
CoreMedia
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
CoreMedia
7.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
CoreMedia
7.2
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
CoreMedia
10.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
CoreMedia
7.0
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
CoreMedia
7.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
CoreMedia
4.5
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
CoreMedia
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
CoreMedia
7.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
CoreMedia
8.0
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
CoreMedia
7.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
CoreMedia
6.0
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
CoreMedia
6.0
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
CoreMedia
5.0
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
CoreMedia
5.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
CoreMedia
7.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
CoreMedia
7.0

Pros

  • It's a drag and drop kind of platform, so building pages is very easy and you don't need coding abilities.
  • The ability to copy existing blocks and section from other pages is excellent! Instead of creating content from scratch, you can actually copy the section you want from an existing page, and paste it in your new page and update the content. This saves a lot of time!
  • The block/brick system is very clean and the results look very good!
  • You can easily embed videos from Youtube only by adding the Youtube ID. Very easy!
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  • Gives us a detailed report as to what has aired versus what was bought.
  • Helps keep track of our buys.
  • Able to source out traffic through Core which is helpful.
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Cons

  • In all honesty, Adobe Experience Manager is not without its glitches, like anything. Some errors have perplexed our internal IT staff.
  • Likely to require some finessing or customization to work with or port over assets in an existing system.
  • Check that it supports any ancillary, third-party or custom solutions you might already use.
  • Check on hardware requirements, to ensure your infrastructure is sufficient to take full advantage of AEM (web server capacity, speeds, etc.).
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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
I'll continue to use this product for many years. Adobe is making it clear they are taking customer feedback seriously and there continues to be growing demand for Adobe CQ implementations. As a developer, I find that there is still lots of room in this platform to try new techniques and really keep our implementations up to par with the latest standards.
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CoreMedia5.6
Based on 5 answers
It isn't up to me
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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

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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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

  • Difficult to calculate ROI, which would likely only be measured by time savings and improved SEO.
  • Takes time, which lowers productivity, to get up and running smoothly when first adopted.
  • Ensures we're using best practices, including maximizing SEO and more, through check lists and evaluations/ratings.
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  • Increased employee proficiency compared to nothing at all. I really don't have anything else to compare it to though.
  • Reports from Core do not help/.
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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