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Likelihood to Recommend

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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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
7.6
Frontify
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Frontify
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Frontify

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Frontify
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Frontify
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Frontify
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Frontify
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Frontify
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Frontify
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Frontify
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Frontify
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
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
6.1
Frontify
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Frontify

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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  • 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

  • Styling the front-end of the author interface can sometimes be challenging. Built in styles and HTML can be overwhelming until you get used to it. Having a less intrusive author output or defining a standard output per site could speed development.
  • Documentation is often outdated, keeping docs up to date and readily available is needed.
  • The local build process is slow and takes a lot of space. Reducing the overhead with local testing would be great!
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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
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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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

This was a C-Level decision.
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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

  • 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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  • 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