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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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DNN Platform

Well suited to large enterprise website or web application developments. Less well suited to smaller site which would be better catered for by something like Wordpress.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
DNN Platform
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
DNN Platform
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
DNN Platform
10.0
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
DNN Platform
10.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
DNN Platform
10.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
DNN Platform
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
DNN Platform
8.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
DNN Platform
7.7
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
DNN Platform
7.4
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
DNN Platform
7.8
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
DNN Platform
2.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
DNN Platform
9.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
DNN Platform
7.8
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
DNN Platform
5.9

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
DNN Platform
7.7
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
DNN Platform
7.6
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
DNN Platform
7.4
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
DNN Platform
7.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
DNN Platform
8.6
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
DNN Platform
8.0

Pros

  • It is easy for people who are not web designers to achieve an attractive and useful website
  • It is easy to manage users and their permissions
  • It allows users to assemble their digital assets in one place, for use on the web site
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  • DNN allows for multiple installation and hosting options, so large corporate and small clients can each have a service that fits them.
  • DNN has the ability to have a lot of features customized.
  • The licensing, if using the on demand or Evoq versions is pricey, but is better than many alternatives.
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Cons

  • A lot of the OOB (Out Of the Box) components are still a little buggy and not fully ready to go without some minor tweaks.
  • Since the software was acquired not too long ago by Adobe, a lot of Adobe integrated solutions are not fully baked yet. That is getting better with time.
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  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
If I had the choice to renew, I would. Adobe CQ is one of the better CMS's I've been able to use. It's well organized, fast and easy to use. Although it is a little high in price, the fact that it does a good job justifies the decision to renew
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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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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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Each project has a specific set of requierments and these drive our CMS decisions. I tend to think of DNN Platform as a good option when the hosting requierments are complex or specificly defined and there needs to be a level of custom options created. The roles and credentialling is also somewhat better than most.
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Return on Investment

  • Our direct business landing pages have seen an increase in ROI since switching to Adobe Experience Manager.
  • Our non-direct pages have seen a severe drop-off in traffic and conversions since the switch to Adobe Experience Manager. The more creative, editorial-type content that used to be imperative to our site is now relegated to second tier. Just getting a "content hub" with this site was a beast of a project.
  • The overall efficiency of our web team has increased with bulk edits, so that they can make single updates and impact our multiple sites. This is a huge money-saver for team staffing.
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  • The free version is certainly good for ROI, but the paid versions are expensively licensed.
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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

DNN Platform

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