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226 Ratings
13 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • DNN Platform ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Security, Platform & Infrastructure, Web Content Creation, Web Content Management

Security

7.3

Adobe Experience Manager

73%
10.0

DNN Platform

100%
DNN Platform ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

7.3
73%
38 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

7.8

Adobe Experience Manager

78%
9.5

DNN Platform

95%
DNN Platform ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

7.6
76%
29 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

7.9
79%
29 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Web Content Creation

7.3

Adobe Experience Manager

73%
8.6

DNN Platform

86%
DNN Platform ranks higher in 7/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.3
73%
33 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

6.6
66%
34 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Admin section

6.8
68%
34 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Page templates

7.2
72%
37 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Library of website themes

7.2
72%
26 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.6
76%
35 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Publishing workflow

8.0
80%
35 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Form generator

7.4
74%
29 Ratings
7.0
70%
4 Ratings

Web Content Management

6.8

Adobe Experience Manager

68%
8.6

DNN Platform

86%
DNN Platform ranks higher in 5/5 features

Content taxonomy

7.2
72%
31 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

SEO support

6.5
65%
33 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Bulk management

6.7
67%
36 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

7.1
71%
34 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Community / comment management

6.8
68%
30 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • DNN Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.6

Adobe Experience Manager

76%
49 Ratings
9.0

DNN Platform

90%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Adobe Experience Manager

90%
5 Ratings

DNN Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Adobe Experience Manager

82%
14 Ratings

DNN Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

8.6

Adobe Experience Manager

86%
5 Ratings

DNN Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.0

Adobe Experience Manager

80%
5 Ratings

DNN Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.3

Adobe Experience Manager

73%
11 Ratings

DNN Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.7

Adobe Experience Manager

87%
4 Ratings

DNN Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

9.5

Adobe Experience Manager

95%
2 Ratings

DNN Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Professional Services

9.0

Adobe Experience Manager

90%
1 Rating

DNN Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager is a well-suited tool, If you want to manage your content, sites, pages, etc. in one place, this is the perfect solution. Integrates well with other Adobe products, making development easy. The solution allows you to handle global content in one place if you are managing markets in more than one country
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

DNN [Platform] is great for organizations of any size who wish to have a robust CMS to manage their site. DNN is not ideal for a small site that is better suited to a super easy to user interface such as Wix. DNN [Platform] is plenty strong enough for enterprises and large entities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe Experience Manager

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

  • Very easy to use CMS - Ease of use is paramount with CMS products to minimise on support calls. Also the template structure of pages ensures that content editors cannot inadvertently corrupt the layout of the page.
  • Powerful application framework - The existence of APIs for all functionality within the CMS provides limitless scope in terms of developing bespoke applications which sit within the CMS.
  • Commercially supported option available - For larger clients, the comfort factor of having a direct line to the developers of the application is a big selling point.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Experience Manager

  • 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.
Diana Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

  • Out of the box, it has some modules, but not enough unless you do a paid version.
  • The support is a bit slow.
  • The menuing can be confusing and terms used a bit strange. which makes training difficult.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Experience Manager

General

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

Starting Price

DNN Platform

General

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

Starting Price

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.
Fernando Galeano | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 8.2
Based on 14 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
Vagner Polund | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 8.6
Based on 5 answers
When it comes to availability, adobe experience manager is the best with little to no downtime at least during business hours.Considering the enterprise scale and critical business solutions built on experience manager, availability was our primary requirement during CMS evaluation and adobe fits best on this parameter.If there's a planned upgrade, adobe would make sure they do it in non-business hours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 8.0
Based on 5 answers
Page load time is important to me for search engine optimization reasons. I cannot say I have been particularly impressed by Adobe Experience Manager in this area so far. When using tools like Google's PageSpeed Insights, the reports received on our AEM pages have suggested there is a lot of room for improvement, especially when assessing mobile performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 7.3
Based on 11 answers
Adobe Experience Manager, in all its capacity, is a great alternative to any other CMS you are using. It helps in rapid development and makes life easier for maintaining the website for multi-language sites. Technical know-how is eliminated at content authoring. Better documentation in terms of live examples with videos would be appreciated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 8.7
Based on 4 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
Vagner Polund | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Experience Manager

I think AEM is specific to the client's needs and is not necessarily comparable to all other platforms. However, when compared feature to feature I think AEM many times is a leader in the industry. While WordPress has progressed in the WYSIWYG interface it is not there still today and this is truly where AEM shines against all of the other CMS platforms.
Mike Plant | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

My experience with Joomla! was over six years ago so a lot could have changed. However, I prefer DNN over Joomla because DNN offers more modules and a better administration user interface.
Mike Bunce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Instead of being directly involved in the tool purchase, I am involved in analysis or what we can use to maximize the tool. Small organizations may find it expensive. However, if the team or organization focuses more on your ROI or the features you will get, then it will definitely be worth it. Pricing is based on a number of factors, including team size or the use of the tool. The user can select the pricing option that best fits their needs based on the number of form submissions they make or the number of pages they wish to publish on their global/multisite sites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Professional Services

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The professional services team within adobe is one of the best in terms of technical and solutioning knowledge.However, considering the billing charges of adobe professional services team, it is always recommended to involve them during platform initial setup or when a complex solution is to be built with platform customizations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Adobe Experience Manager

  • We can have multiple teams globally and connect anytime we want.
  • Finding target audiences for advertisement campaigns became [so] much easier than before.
  • One drawback is that the users have to be well trained and [preferably have] more IT knowledge among them to interact with the AEM.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

  • DNN helps us win bids on projects through the improvements the community has done over the past few years; we were ready to scrap it all together but it has made great strides
  • DNN's community has come back and is actively working to improve and expand the capabilities of the cms
  • on a negative note, the confusion between evoq and dnn has caused us headaches
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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