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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

EMC Documentum

33 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

EMC Documentum

33 Ratings
Score 7.5 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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EMC Documentum

What are the document volume, the throughput - currently and expected in year, 3 years etc.? Is the company doing content management on international level, where access from multiple locations is needed - then Documentum can be good investment. What ECM system will be used for - document storage, document lifecycle or retention? Or all of the above? - Documentum works very well if all 3 items are combined, yet for storage there must be cheaper and more easily adaptable solutions available.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
EMC Documentum
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
EMC Documentum

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
EMC Documentum
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
EMC Documentum
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
EMC Documentum

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
EMC Documentum
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
EMC Documentum
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
EMC Documentum
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
EMC Documentum
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
EMC Documentum
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
EMC Documentum
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
EMC Documentum
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
EMC Documentum
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
EMC Documentum

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
EMC Documentum
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
EMC Documentum
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
EMC Documentum
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
EMC Documentum
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
EMC Documentum
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
EMC Documentum

Enterprise Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
9.4
Content capture & imaging
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
9.7
File sync, storage & archiving
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
9.7
Document management
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
9.7
Records management
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
9.7
Content search & retrieval
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
9.4
Enterprise content collaboration
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
9.3
Content publishing & creation
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
7.3
Security, risk management & information governance
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
9.9
Contract lifecycle management
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
9.9

Pros

  • Media library and asset management is simplified, separating storage and also allowing developers to manage the workflow of the publishing process.
  • No addition of API services are required, using the same requests and data access layer for both front end and back end development simplifies the project lifecycle.
  • Duplicating code is easy, developers can simply copy components and reuse or rework for each use case.
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  • For transaction based content management, xCP product from Documentum product suite works excellent, supporting easy and fast development, huge throughput and integration with other products, like scanners etc.
  • Documentum Content Server is probably the most robust and most advanced in the ECM field, which does an excellent job out of the box but provides much of extensions to be developed for specific client needs. Yet, for companies that don't require so many features, there are definitely cheaper solutions that gets the basic ECM work done.
  • Newly changed interface approach for xCP and D2 products are quite appealing to customers and very fast, when in comparison with web based applications. Yet, with Documentum 7, even wdk is faster and more robust.
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Cons

  • Styling the front-end of the author interface can sometimes be challenging. Built in styles and HTML can be overwhelming until you get used to it. Having a less intrusive author output or defining a standard output per site could speed development.
  • Documentation is often outdated, keeping docs up to date and readily available is needed.
  • The local build process is slow and takes a lot of space. Reducing the overhead with local testing would be great!
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  • WDK framework has been the biggest drawbacks from the application speed point of view, as well as client complexity and not so natural look and feel. Yes, with the latest releases much of these features are improved.
  • EMC is very expensive to buy, own and support, where some products require many dependent Docuemntum products to be installed to work at its best.
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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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EMC Documentum8.0
Based on 4 answers
There are already resources that know Documentum and can do customization to meet company needs, thus changing to a different ECM would be more expensive and there would be steep learning curve.
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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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EMC Documentum9.0
Based on 1 answer
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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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There are numerous other products available including SharePoint, Stellent, FileNet, etc. Most offer many of the same solutions and modules that Documentum provides, however some, such as SharePoint, still have significant shortcomings when it comes to true, enterprise-level document management that require workaround solutions, either via architectural or custom tweaks. The Documentum platform tends to excel in its flexibility due to its available APIs and configuration options. In addition, the stability of its backend repository makes it ideal for global, enterprise-level solutions.
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Return on Investment

  • A few clients see no ROI but few are heavily dependent and align on it.. Mixed reviews from clients
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  • Better version tracking and easier retrieval of content
  • Significant improvements of content publishing solutions (faster cycle times, more accurate content releases, better management of security)
  • There can be some significant ramp-up times, particularly where custom components are required, but other products may not even offer the option for such custom add-ons
  • Improvements in adherence to regulatory requirements
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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

EMC Documentum

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