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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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Endeca

Best fit for this product:- Advanced or Sophisticated Enterprise Search platform: If you spend effort on your search capabilities, Endeca is the tool.- If you are looking for capabilities to search and navigate similar to a relational-database system, then Endeca is not the best fit.- If you are spending effort to drive customer experience, especially around customer interaction with your web application, Endeca can help with that in a multichannel environment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Endeca
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Endeca

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Endeca
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Endeca
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Endeca

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Endeca
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Endeca
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
Endeca
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Endeca
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Endeca
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Endeca

BI Standard Reporting

Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
4.5
Customizable dashboards
Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
4.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
4.8
Drill-down analysis
Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
10.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
1.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
2.7

Access Control and Security

Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
4.7
REST API
Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
4.5
Javascript API
Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
6.4
iFrames
Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
5.5
Java API
Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
5.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
3.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Adobe Experience Manager
Endeca
2.7

Pros

  • Allows non-technical staff to author and publish content by focusing on the content itself and the needs of a given campaign instead of technical implementations.
  • Content workflows allow varying degrees of complexity for content review and quality assurance before providing approvals on any piece before going live.
  • Development teams can build very robust and complex component for handling virtually all posible needs: from integrating back-end web services to UI Widgets for content authoring; from multisite suites to multi-language components, CQ can handle it all thanks to the power of Java and the flexibility of Sling and JCR.
  • Easy to scale for high-traffic sites and thanks to the Publisher/Dispatcher infrastructure, very flexible for caching and load balancing.
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  • Possibly the best tool for a basic/simple search platform implementation
  • XQuery works well
  • Rule Manager is a very useful tool
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Cons

  • Steep learning curve for both Authors and Developers when it comes to customized components and workflows.
  • Development community is small and somewhat closed. It keeps growing with the years as CQ becomes more popular, which is a good thing.
  • Expensive, both to purchase, train and certify. This makes it harder to learn unless companies are willing to spend thousands on official training.
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  • Endeca's page builder is not fit to be an enterprise product - it is just BAD!
  • It is not easy for a non-user to understand Endeca quickly
  • Multi-index search (or any complex search implementation) is not easy to setup in Endeca
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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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Endeca7.4
Based on 12 answers
From a professional services perspective, Endeca is by far the best at what it does. Hence, we do recommend it whenever the need for it's capabilities arise.
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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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Endeca7.0
Based on 1 answer
The system itself is very usable, and with proper training is very sensible in its organization and method of operation. There are some downsides in initial setup in the way things are imported (or not in some cases) in setting up properties and dimensions. Overall however it's amazingly flexible in terms of the content it can index and make available for search.
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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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Endeca8.0
Based on 1 answer
Support has been very good, and the trainers for the various Endeca courses have all been very willing to help long after the classes have been completed, so in the instances where we're waiting on support from Oracle, it's often that the members of their training arm can help us out as well.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Endeca8.0
Based on 1 answer
The training is actually really good, and absolutely necessary - although this is software that has great documentation, the documentation itself is so vast, that it would be difficult to learn haphazardly, not to mention being incredibly time consuming to do so. Online training probably would have been fine except for the fact that having someone look over your shoulder to see where you're going wrong is helpful. This also allowed our team to sit in a single room and converse about functionality, etc. that would have been difficult to facilitate via an online class.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Endeca9.9
Based on 2 answers
We did some online Q&A with the Oracle team, but I would definitely recommend doing an in person class if you have a large team that will be attending - there's definitely no replacements for a large class of technically oriented staff members who can drive conversation about specific topics that might surface.
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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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Endeca8.0
Based on 1 answer
There were some features we were hoping to get implemented in this particular release of Endeca, but were unable to facilitate those requirements due mostly to timeline. Having seen several other implementations, we will definitely have future iterations to add functionality and improve upon our implementation of Endeca. For the time being, we are satisfied with our implementation as it turned out.
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Alternatives Considered

We have used both Hybris and AEM, Hybris for e-commerce site and AEM for front facing site. Generally we prefer AEM due to the ease of use and user friendliness, as well as improved interface
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I use Microsoft Commerce Server today, but I would recommend Endeca any day.
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Return on Investment

  • Extreme flexibility and speed to publish new pages with as little as a few hours of notice. This allowed us to be more efficient in handling landing pages for lead generation.
  • Powerful technology stack that allows for an infinite amount of customization. New ideas came up as we learned all the capabilities of CQ. It helped us innovate in the way we build and author pages.
  • Poor documentation and small community slowed our initial ramp up and development times until first release. By now this should have improved with the increased popularity.
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  • Increase in revenue from improved search and recommendations for our customers.
  • Increase in revenue from cross-platform selling and reminders.
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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
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Endeca

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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