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Adobe Experience Manager

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149 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
149 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 101

Extensis Portfolio

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Score 7.3 out of 101

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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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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
8.2
Extensis Portfolio
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Extensis Portfolio

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Extensis Portfolio
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Extensis Portfolio
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Extensis Portfolio

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Extensis Portfolio
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.6
Extensis Portfolio
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Extensis Portfolio
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Extensis Portfolio
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.7
Extensis Portfolio
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.6
Extensis Portfolio
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
Extensis Portfolio
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Extensis Portfolio
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Extensis Portfolio

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Extensis Portfolio
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Extensis Portfolio
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
Extensis Portfolio
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Extensis Portfolio
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Extensis Portfolio
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.2
Extensis Portfolio

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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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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 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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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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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

We selected Adobe CQ mostly for the ease of page authoring in brought to our non-technical staff. Powerful and simple UI widgets made it very simple for our merchandiser to create, edit and publish new pages. It also allowed us to customize those widgets to fit their needs while keeping the same clean experience. We also saw a plus in the ability to run activation workflows based on our own organization hierarchy, which helped make sure the right pages were exposed to the right eyes before going live. Overall, it was the mixture of user-friendliness of the authoring interface with the robustness of the technology stack that convinced us to go with CQ.
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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

  • Our direct business landing pages have seen an increase in ROI since switching to Adobe Experience Manager.
  • Our non-direct pages have seen a severe drop-off in traffic and conversions since the switch to Adobe Experience Manager. The more creative, editorial-type content that used to be imperative to our site is now relegated to second tier. Just getting a "content hub" with this site was a beast of a project.
  • The overall efficiency of our web team has increased with bulk edits, so that they can make single updates and impact our multiple sites. This is a huge money-saver for team staffing.
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  • 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