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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Score 8 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 Web Content Management

[It's] Best suited for a client who wants a .NET WCMS, with maybe some basic marketing automation/personalization functionality to make their CMO happy. Anything beyond that and I might point them to Sitecore (for now).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Episerver Web Content Management
7.9
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Episerver Web Content Management
8.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Episerver Web Content Management
7.9

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Episerver Web Content Management
6.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Episerver Web Content Management
6.8
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Episerver Web Content Management
7.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Episerver Web Content Management
7.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Episerver Web Content Management
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.7
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Episerver Web Content Management
6.4
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Episerver Web Content Management
6.7
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Episerver Web Content Management
6.9
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Episerver Web Content Management
6.3
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Episerver Web Content Management
5.5
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5

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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  • Translation/localization support
  • Workflow management
  • Flexibility
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Cons

  • A lot of the OOB (Out Of the Box) components are still a little buggy and not fully ready to go without some minor tweaks.
  • Since the software was acquired not too long ago by Adobe, a lot of Adobe integrated solutions are not fully baked yet. That is getting better with time.
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  • Deployment (when using a test environment)
  • Reporting
  • CMO across external sites
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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 Web Content Management8.8
Based on 7 answers
Valtech will always work w/ Epi :-)
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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 Web Content Management8.0
Based on 1 answer
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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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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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EPiServer had the right mix of features and cost for what we were looking for. We especially liked the robust translation and localization options since we needed to support multiple languages in many different locations. The support options have gotten better and better over the years as has their update schedule
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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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  • Efficiency has been a positive. There are numerous modules that can be setup for ease of use during a build.
  • A lot of times developers already had specific page structures/templates created, and I was able to fill in that page with core information within minutes.
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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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Episerver Web Content Management

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

Episerver Web Content Management More Information