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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe is an enterprise level software that is best suited for large amounts of web content. The entire web management experience is engineered around the author. It is a large solution with many capabilities readily available to you out of the box.
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Flight

Flight is perfectly set up for situations where you would like to hold your entire library of digital assets to have everything in one place but set up custom portals for specific areas of the brand or for client use to allow them only a certain portion of your asset library. If you have multiple terabytes of assets it may get a little speedy paying for more storage
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Flight
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Flight

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Flight
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Flight
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Flight

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

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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  • The user experience is very intuitive and navigating to find what you need takes seconds.
  • Custom branding and narrowed portal experiences are game changers for our company.
  • The ease of user setup and navigation from day one is no match to our previous solution.
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Cons

  • Steep learning curve for both Authors and Developers when it comes to customized components and workflows.
  • Development community is small and somewhat closed. It keeps growing with the years as CQ becomes more popular, which is a good thing.
  • Expensive, both to purchase, train and certify. This makes it harder to learn unless companies are willing to spend thousands on official training.
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  • There is very little to complain about when using Flight. I would like to see a more robust brand opener page after sign in much like is seen on the custom portal landing pages.
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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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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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Flight had the right combination of features our company was looking for at price that couldn't be beat by the other companies that we were considering for implementation. Once Flight came into the picture with our search we realized we had found a winner. The implementation and customer service has been impeccable with helping us on board.
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Return on Investment

  • I am not involved in the acquisition part of AEM as the client was the one involved in that decision.
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  • We are already seeing improved usage of this tool compared to our last due to the clean user interface and speed at which you can find and download the assets you.
  • With our previous outdated tool, we were paying double what we now pay for Flight. In my estimation, this platform is at least twice as good as what we were using before. With those two things considered we are definitely coming out ahead.
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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

Flight

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