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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
149 Ratings

Frontify

3 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
149 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 101

Frontify

3 Ratings
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Score 7.8 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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Frontify

It depends on what the colleagues needs are. I think it is GREAT for visual brand management, but it does not (or I have not noticed) have the ability to really have brand descriptions and verbiage of different length (50, 100, 250 words, etc) or other written instructions for how to write, who should have a voice, how social media is handled, etc.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

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

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

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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  • It manages the visual aspects of a brand very well.
  • It is easy to use and update.
  • It converts the colors from hex to rgb and cmyk seamlessly.
  • It has a nice user interface.
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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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  • I believe having an agency option would be great so that one could manage and build multiple brands for multiple clients.
  • Having sections for voice and personality would be great.
  • The ability to export a brand document to a .PDF to share with partners.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
If I had the choice to renew, I would. Adobe CQ is one of the better CMS's I've been able to use. It's well organized, fast and easy to use. Although it is a little high in price, the fact that it does a good job justifies the decision to renew
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Frontify10.0
Based on 1 answer
Frontify is very easy to use and makes updating information a breeze. Frontify acts a central location to house assets and information for easy sharing. You can plug and play information and even white label the guide if desired
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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

I had no involvement in the selection process of Adobe Experience Manager, however, from a user experience point of view, I would recommend it over other CMS due to its ease of use, user friendliness, and clean appearance. You can look at the pages by listing, or by structure. This makes it so easy to find pages
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OpenBrand.com is not quite as visually appealing as Frontify, but it would be worth investigating if you are looking for brand management. I frequently use them in combination with each other and have a more appealing pricing structure.
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Return on Investment

  • Increase employee efficiency
  • Complete control of content by marketing team
  • Great user experience
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  • For a highly visual brand with a small team, I believe the time saved and the tools offered would make the plus plan attractive. I do not know that I would recommend the larger plans to my clients.
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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

Frontify

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