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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

DNN Platform

12 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

DNN Platform

12 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

It is very well suited for large websites and clients with multiple properties where some data is shared. I would not recommend it for smaller websites as the overheard would be too much for small clients and basic websites.
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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
8.1
DNN Platform
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
DNN Platform
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
DNN Platform
10.0
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
DNN Platform
9.9
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
DNN Platform
10.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
DNN Platform
6.7
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
DNN Platform
7.8
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
DNN Platform
7.3
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
DNN Platform
7.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
DNN Platform
7.4
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
DNN Platform
2.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
DNN Platform
9.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
DNN Platform
7.4
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
DNN Platform
6.2

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
DNN Platform
7.7
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
DNN Platform
7.8
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
DNN Platform
7.2
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
DNN Platform
6.8
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
DNN Platform
8.8
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
DNN Platform
8.0

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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  • 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

  • Cost. AEM is expensive.
  • Touch UI not as intuitive as classic UI.
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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
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

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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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

  • Positive: Can quickly create and launch marketing campaigns.
  • Negative: Can be expensive to develop custom AEM experiences.
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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