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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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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
8.3
CoreMedia
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
CoreMedia
5.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
CoreMedia
7.0
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
CoreMedia
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
CoreMedia
7.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
CoreMedia
7.2
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
CoreMedia
10.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
CoreMedia
7.0
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
CoreMedia
7.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
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
7.5
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
7.0
CoreMedia
6.0
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
CoreMedia
5.0
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
CoreMedia
5.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
5.7
CoreMedia
7.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
CoreMedia
7.0

Pros

  • Adobe Experience Manager is great for maintaining large websites with lots of content. It has a comprehensive repository and folder structure which makes it easy to organize and break down your website into sections.
  • Although we have not personally used it much yet, Adobe Experience Manager has integrations with the other Adobe Experience Cloud products such as Campaign, Target, and Analytics. The newest version(s) also have integrations with Creative Cloud products like Photoshop, which allows creatives to upload assets directly into the DAM.
  • Adobe Experience Manager has powerful live copy/translation tools that allow you to clone and translate webpages into other languages for alternate language versions of your site.
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  • Easy to use for beginners, because the software is straightforward and easy to learn.
  • The input to output is consistent - when editing for a webpage, you know what to expect.
  • The program helps streamline the web development process and works to achieve fast, consistent results.
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Cons

  • Upgrading and applying patches can be hit or miss - I recommend backups because of the potential to damage the existing infrastructure
  • Space management is an issue - every change or request takes up space that can be reclaimed, but only through a complicated procedure done through command prompts. There was no documentation for this on their site and we had to use a third party to create the procedure. It has to be run manually.
  • There isn't a good backup system, particularly one that can be scheduled to run reliably.
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  • Some technical concepts require quite a bit of learning. There is very good training and documentation available, but you will need a strong team of developers to leverage all the features of CoreMedia.
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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
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

We have used both Hybris and AEM, Hybris for e-commerce site and AEM for front facing site. Generally we prefer AEM due to the ease of use and user friendliness, as well as improved interface
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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

  • AEM allows authors to push content live in a matter of minutes. This has greatly increased launch times for business.
  • Good integration with Adobe Marketing suite allows for analytics.
  • Poor documentation of the system proves a challenge for developers and administrators.
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  • The overhead of maintaining a 16,000+ page site is minimal now where it was entirely unmanageable previously.
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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
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CoreMedia

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