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Score 7.8 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager is well suited for large organizations that need a powerful, comprehensive and robust CMS to manage multiple websites/translations of websites. It is also well suited for those who need a CMS that is well integrated with other systems such as analytics, targeting and email marketing, or those who want some fancy add ons like Adobe smart tags or AI-enhanced capabilities.It is also an expensive product with a steep learning curve, so it is less appropriate for smaller companies/individuals or those that don't need an overly robust system that is integrated with other digital marketing tools. If you're looking for a more affordable solution that is easy to pick up and play, go with a more basic WordPress or Joomla type option.
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Extensis Portfolio

Best for image asset management; hands down the most robust and cost-conscious solution we have worked with. Best for customer support--from design and integration to life-cycle maintenance. Best of expansion of catalogues and assets--- easily add asset packs onto your SaaS agreement as you need--no worries here. Portfolio is continuing to improve its video asset management. However, if you are seeking solely a video management solution, Portfolio is maturing, but not "there" just yet.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.4
Extensis Portfolio
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.4
Extensis Portfolio

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Extensis Portfolio
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Extensis Portfolio
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Extensis Portfolio

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Extensis Portfolio
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Extensis Portfolio
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Extensis Portfolio
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Extensis Portfolio
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Extensis Portfolio
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Extensis Portfolio
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Extensis Portfolio
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Extensis Portfolio
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
Extensis Portfolio

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Extensis Portfolio
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Extensis Portfolio
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Extensis Portfolio
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Extensis Portfolio
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Extensis Portfolio
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Extensis Portfolio

Pros

Adobe Experience Manager

  • 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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Extensis Portfolio

  • Watch folders: Extensis allows for multiple watch folders to be commissioned on a variety of network connected data shares--NAS, direct connect external HDs, etc.. We have our workflow such that each photographer can upload their job into their own folder, and Portfolio automatically injests the image assets.
  • Metadata injecting: a key component of our archiving needs are met with Portfolio's fully- customizatable and automatic metadata injection. This allows us to set standard fields across all the assets, while also allowing for custom variations in categories, keywords, and tags. Absolutely key to our workflow.
  • Integration with Adobe CC is seamless through the built-in connector.
  • Finally, the support team is OUTSTANDING! We absolutely LOVE our support engineer. We are a small org compared to the rest of his portfolio, but he always puts in the extra effort and takes the time to allow us to feel like we are totally supported.
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Cons

Adobe Experience Manager

  • 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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Extensis Portfolio

  • Portfolio supports a ton of asset types. Photos, videos, audio, documents, and large graphic files are all stored on the system. The image management is a mature feature with Portfolio. We are looking for them to continue to improve the video management tools beyond just thumbnail, preview, and playback for various formats.
  • The customization of the out-of-the-box features in Portfolio provides organizations with flexibility to design to spec. However, expect to plan well in advance for customization--this is not particularly a negative, but be prepared to engage specialized persons to assist with the desired feature enhancement.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
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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Extensis Portfolio

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Usability

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 10.0
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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Extensis Portfolio

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Support

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its so far the best Content Management System, available in market.
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Extensis Portfolio

No score
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Implementation

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 8.7
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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Extensis Portfolio

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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Experience Manager

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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Extensis Portfolio

We have been with Extensis for many years-- so the comparisons are outdated at this point. Companies like WebDAM, Adobe's Lightroom, mediavalet, and others, just don't have the robust catalogue management Portfolio does. There is a solidness and assurance of functionality we experience when using Portfolio-- nothing clunky or web-cloud shaky
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Return on Investment

Adobe Experience Manager

  • AEM allows authors to push content live in a matter of minutes. This has greatly increased launch times for business.
  • Good integration with Adobe Marketing suite allows for analytics.
  • Poor documentation of the system proves a challenge for developers and administrators.
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Extensis Portfolio

  • Saves time-- automation features save time, freeing up personnel time, saving money.
  • Assures us that the assets are catalogued, stored, and retrieved with minimal effort by any level of user.
  • Easy to manage from an IT standpoint. Extremely stable on-prem platform. Updates are well thought out and applied on a schedule which works with our business model.
  • Support is key for us-- we are a three-person IT operation with 100s of clients. Portfolio support is top-notch, dedicated pros.
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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

Extensis Portfolio

General

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

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