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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

CQ is best suited for multi-site projects that require frequent updates or new pages spun up very quickly and with the same quality as the rest of your site. It's also a great fit if you have extensive media libraries: pictures, videos, etc. The Digital Asset Manager is very powerful and if it's coupled with a CDN, it can be itself a great solution for that particular purpose alone.Key questions to ask would be:- How comfortable will our authors be with this publishing platform? What are their needs and wants? Can CQ accommodate them?- How skilled is our development team to take a project like CQ? The best of CQ comes when is customized but it will come with a price. Time and talent will be necessary to tweak it to the right fit.- Do we have enough time and resources to allow our technical and non-technical stuff to learn? Can we afford all the oficial training levels?
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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
8.2
EMC Documentum
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
EMC Documentum

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
EMC Documentum
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
EMC Documentum
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
EMC Documentum

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
EMC Documentum
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
EMC Documentum
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
EMC Documentum
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
EMC Documentum
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
EMC Documentum
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
EMC Documentum
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
EMC Documentum
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
EMC Documentum
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
EMC Documentum

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
EMC Documentum
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
EMC Documentum
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
EMC Documentum
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
EMC Documentum
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
EMC Documentum
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
EMC Documentum

Enterprise Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
9.5
Content capture & imaging
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
9.8
File sync, storage & archiving
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
9.8
Document management
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
9.8
Records management
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
9.8
Content search & retrieval
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
9.5
Enterprise content collaboration
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
9.5
Content publishing & creation
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
7.2
Security, risk management & information governance
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
10.0
Contract lifecycle management
Adobe Experience Manager
EMC Documentum
10.0

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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  • Documentum's backend repository engine is probably one of the most robust, best-designed repository's currently available. While other vendors seem to constantly release new "implementations", Documentum's design has remained virtually unchanged since it was first released, yet it continues to address the content management needs of users.
  • Although there are many document and content management platforms available today, Documentum probably has the largest collection of modules to address varying functional needs.
  • Recent releases of Documentum have provided significant improvements in user-friendly development and configuration tools, making it easier to rapidly configure and deploy applications based on the Documentum platform
  • Documentum provides a large number of interfaces and APIs for managing the application as well as for building custom solutions/add-ons. This makes it an extremely flexible platform that can be used to build most any kind of application
  • Documentum's support infrastructure and the general online community is well established and broad
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Cons

  • The move to the new interface for authoring is drastically different from the previous interface. Moving has been difficult.
  • Since it is so customizable, a talented web dev team is needed to make all the parts.
  • It is not easy to tell if the page is live or draft in the new interface.
  • Integration with non-Adobe marketing automation tools is very difficult.
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  • Expense. If Documentum costs less it would penetrate more markets. This is often the reason a lighter weight solution is chosen.
  • Web Publishing. Documentum is not a great solution for replacing CMSs like SiteCore or Drupal. Probably better as an archiving target for parallel publishing to both web and Documentum. Documentum is also not a web hosting solution like some other systems, it is possible to try and consume directly from the repository in real time but it is better to push web content out and consume from another platform.
  • Development. The price of broad functionality is complexity. Arguably, Documentum drank the kool-aid and tried to become like other enterprise solutions by adapting Java, Windows, etc. in the late '90s and it made them slower, more complex in design, and less stable. They recovered from that but it still requires developers with a few years of experience in Documentum to safely develop in Documentum. The issue is not knowing Java but knowing what to do or not do in an ECM system. This is even more important in regulated ECM/RM systems.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
I'll continue to use this product for many years. Adobe is making it clear they are taking customer feedback seriously and there continues to be growing demand for Adobe CQ implementations. As a developer, I find that there is still lots of room in this platform to try new techniques and really keep our implementations up to par with the latest standards.
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EMC Documentum8.0
Based on 4 answers
The customers liked the product and they don't see any reason to shift to another product
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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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No answers yet
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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
No answer on this topic is available.

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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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