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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
7.5
DNN Platform
9.9
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
DNN Platform
10.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
DNN Platform
6.8
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
DNN Platform
7.9
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
DNN Platform
7.5
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
DNN Platform
7.2
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
DNN Platform
7.6
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
DNN Platform
2.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
DNN Platform
9.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
DNN Platform
7.6
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
DNN Platform
6.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
DNN Platform
7.7
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
DNN Platform
7.7
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
DNN Platform
7.3
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
DNN Platform
6.9
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
DNN Platform
8.7
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
DNN Platform
8.0

Pros

  • Adobe Experience Manager allows our company to manage multiple sites simultaneously.
  • Adobe Experience Manager make it easy to share review sites for necessary sign-offs.
  • Adobe Experience Manager is a flexible resource and can always be what you make of it.
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  • 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.
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Cons

  • There is no easy way to change a template if it has been built a certain way. Sometimes it would be nice to have an option to add an extra item on the spot. Instead, you have to ask your IT team to create for you.
  • You can set up a staging site and a site to publish... but sometimes the 2 environments doesn't connect correctly, meaning some changes in the staging sites doesn't show of on the live site.
  • The quick publish button is dangerous and not that helpful: pages can be published with the "quick publish" option even if they are blocked... however, the purpose of a blocked page is to prevent it from publishing until you unblock it. Also, the "quick publish" option will publish your age and every other page connected to it! so be careful!!
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  • Documentation of the APIs is sometimes quite sparse with varying levels of details provided depending on the function.
  • The liquid content feature stores content in the DNN cloud rather than on the application server. Convincing a client that the content isn't on their own servers (when trying to sell this feature) can be a challenge.
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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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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

I had no involvement in the selection process of Adobe Experience Manager, however, from a user experience point of view, I would recommend it over other CMS due to its ease of use, user friendliness, and clean appearance. You can look at the pages by listing, or by structure. This makes it so easy to find pages
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We chose DNN primarily because we were looking for an open source, scalable .NET based platform. This business decision was made 8 years ago and we have used it for every web development since. To date, no product provides such diversity of functionality and robustness against these requirements.
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Return on Investment

  • Lead generation through rapid campaign launches
  • Reduce the reliance on IT
  • Regular content refresh making the company more active and present
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  • A distinguishing factor between DNN and other CMS products is the focus on DNN as a marketing platform rather than website CMS. This has lead to clients being able to measure the success of online marketing campaigns far more effectively than would otherwise have been the case.
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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