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Score 7.9 out of 101
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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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Episerver Digital Commerce

Episerver Digital Commerce may be a good fit for you if you do not have your own development team, do not need any custom development, and the out-of-the-box experience takes care of all your business needs.If you need significant custom development and value testable, discoverable software, then Episerver Digital Commerce will not be a good fit for your organization.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Episerver Digital Commerce
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Episerver Digital Commerce

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Episerver Digital Commerce
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Episerver Digital Commerce
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Episerver Digital Commerce

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Online Storefront

Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.3
Product catalog & listings
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.7
Product management
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.3
Bulk product upload
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
5.1
Branding
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.1
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
6.7
Visual customization
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.6
CMS
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.9

Online Shopping Cart

Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.5
Abandoned cart recovery
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.1
Checkout user experience
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.8

Online Payment System

Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.9
eCommerce security
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.9

eCommerce Marketing

Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.5
Promotions & discounts
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
7.0
Personalized recommendations
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.4
SEO
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.2

eCommerce Business Management

Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
5.8
Multi-site management
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.1
Order processing
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.0
Inventory management
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
5.9
Shipping
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
5.2
Custom functionality
Adobe Experience Manager
Episerver Digital Commerce
5.7

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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  • CMS capabilities. It supports the marketing strategy pretty well.
  • Custom pricing (qty based or market specific). Very useful in B2B domain.
  • It supports plug and play architecture pretty well. Makes it easy to build solutions on top of it.
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Cons

  • Searching for and organizing images can be a clunky experience.
  • Standard components frequently do not meet our needs. New components must constantly be in production to run what I usually consider pretty standard functionality.
  • Steep learning curve for people not used to web design or development. Not intuitive at all levels.
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  • The commerce engine is not robust enough and we find this is not very user-friendly at all
  • The promotion engine could use a more user-friendly approach and is very complicated to use
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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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Episerver Digital Commerce6.0
Based on 2 answers
We are locked in for a significant period of time.
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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

AEM exceeds WordPress on customizability. It is the backbone for the many modules and APIs we need to run our business.
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Coming from a Software Engineering background, Episerver was the preferred system as it was an attractive platform from a developer's point of view. Today, I consult solely on Episerver solutions and still prefer the platform for multiple reasons (some already covered earlier in this questionnaire).
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Return on Investment

  • Difficult to calculate ROI, which would likely only be measured by time savings and improved SEO.
  • Takes time, which lowers productivity, to get up and running smoothly when first adopted.
  • Ensures we're using best practices, including maximizing SEO and more, through check lists and evaluations/ratings.
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  • Our rocky implementation was very costly to our organization
  • The untestable nature of epiCommerce has cost us a lot in development time and fragile integrations
  • The difficult database schema has cost us a great deal of development time for maintenance and new feature development
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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