Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Episerver Digital Commerce

Top Rated
36 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Episerver Digital Commerce

Top Rated
36 Ratings
Score 8.5 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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Episerver Digital Commerce

It's well suited for all personalisation and front end requirements. The commerce engine, however, is clunky and difficult to use and a lot of what we would expect to be best of breed user experience for a commerce catalog management is not out of the box with EPI. We have had multiple customisations to the platform and for a retailer, there should not be so much customization required as it's extremely costly to manage. The VM/merch tool is non-existent and we really need this.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Episerver Digital Commerce
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Episerver Digital Commerce

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Episerver Digital Commerce
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Episerver Digital Commerce
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Episerver Digital Commerce

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Online Storefront

Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.5
Product catalog & listings
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.5
Product management
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.1
Bulk product upload
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
4.9
Branding
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.2
Mobile storefront
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.2
Product variations
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.3
Website integration
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
7.0
Visual customization
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
7.3
CMS
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
7.5

Online Shopping Cart

Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.4
Abandoned cart recovery
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
5.7
Checkout user experience
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
7.0

Online Payment System

Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
7.1
eCommerce security
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
7.1

eCommerce Marketing

Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.5
Promotions & discounts
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.6
Personalized recommendations
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.6
SEO
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.3

eCommerce Business Management

Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.4
Multi-site management
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
5.7
Order processing
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.9
Inventory management
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.4
Shipping
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.5
Custom functionality
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.6

Pros

  • Easily searchable with the proper meta data
  • Creating links to assets, publishing assets and sharing assets is very easy and fast
  • Uploading files and creating folders is fast and easy
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  • Personsaliation
  • Content Management
  • Account Management
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Cons

  • User interface can be buggy at times.
  • The touch interface can be confusing and/or unintuitive.
  • Cost. AEM by itself is good, but needs some additional services (Analytics, Target) to really make it more effective.
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  • Additional flexibility in setting up content blocks and web templates
  • Increased options on managing persona's and personalization rules
  • Increased number of potential systems to integrate with.
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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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Episerver Digital Commerce8.2
Based on 1 answer
Really want to be able to spend more time and resources on rolling out new things with Episerver but at the moment we seem to be fixing alot of issues and pain points with the way our system was setup.
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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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Episerver Digital Commerce4.5
Based on 1 answer
The CMS has clearly had time to evolve as a tool but the digital commerce aspect is outdated and needs to be reviewed as it is not intuitive to the admins using it.
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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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Episerver Digital Commerce8.2
Based on 1 answer
We had an incredible team at Episerver Supporting us with the go live, reviewing our integration, and pushing our integration partner to deliver a quality product
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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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Episerver Digital Commerce2.7
Based on 1 answer
Fully understand what is OOTB feature of the platform before proceeding to develop. Then implement a customization of key features once you can prove they are working as OOTB to make them more user friendly and productive for the business. Eg pre order and e gift card
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Alternatives Considered

Ease of setup and use makes Adobe Experience Manager one of the best content management systems that is available in the market. The fact that the underlying frameworks are largely open source, helps in facilitating third party integrations more seamlessly. The default options available to the user are significantly larger than other CMS. Exercising control and workflow management is really simple and extremely powerful.
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I did evaluate other products in addition to Episerver. The other finalist was Magento, which has a very robust cart and a large market share. I have used that platform in the past and overall had been happy with it's performance. I ultimately selected Episerver because it was .NET (versus PHP) and had very strong commerce and content components. Magento would have required an integration with another (second) platform to build out non-commerce content in the way that was necessary for the project's needs. Episerver had that out of the box. Plus Episerver's evolution and road map showed solid growth and innovation while at the same time Magento was well behind their plans to launch Magento 2.0 after already significant delays.
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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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  • Too soon to tell
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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

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Episerver Digital Commerce

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

Episerver Digital Commerce More Information