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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Guru

14 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Guru

14 Ratings
Score 8.3 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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GURU is well suited, in my opinion, as a tool for moderately sized companies to organize internal collections of knowledge. I think a larger organization (500+ employees) would have a specifically difficult time deploying and utilizing GURU for how long it can take to transfer information, how to organize it, and who has the ability to verify and create new cards. I think it is working very well in our organization as we are well on our way for full implementation
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Guru
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Guru

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Guru
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Guru
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Guru

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Guru
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Guru
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Guru
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Guru
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Guru
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
Guru
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Guru
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Guru
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Guru

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Guru
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Guru
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Guru
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Guru
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Guru
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Guru

Pros

  • 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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  • It allows you access information from all departments into one area.
  • Easy to use.
  • Simple interface that is intuitive.
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Cons

  • There is no easy way to change a template if it has been built a certain way. Sometimes it would be nice to have an option to add an extra item on the spot. Instead, you have to ask your IT team to create for you.
  • You can set up a staging site and a site to publish... but sometimes the 2 environments doesn't connect correctly, meaning some changes in the staging sites doesn't show of on the live site.
  • The quick publish button is dangerous and not that helpful: pages can be published with the "quick publish" option even if they are blocked... however, the purpose of a blocked page is to prevent it from publishing until you unblock it. Also, the "quick publish" option will publish your age and every other page connected to it! so be careful!!
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  • Difficulty transferring bodies of existing knowledge onto GURU - At first we simply copy-pasted entire google drive documents into GURU cards, but that's super cumbersome, especially because the formatting never transfers perfectly. This increases the amount of time it takes to implement GURU fully.
  • It still feels like we are "setting things up" - Its been about 4 months since we first began implementing GURU and it still feels like there is more work to be done to "set things up." How much time should card verifies spend verifying cards? Who is responsible for which collection of knowledge? Who should and who should not have the ability to create new GURU cards? And so forth.
  • No best practices on organizational theory - A hot topic issue for our support team is how to organize customer support related knowledge. This has made implementation for our support team a bit more difficult.
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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

This was a C-Level decision.
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it is more intuitive and the platform is designed to share and collaborate, whereas drive is more for storage.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: Can quickly create and launch marketing campaigns.
  • Negative: Can be expensive to develop custom AEM experiences.
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  • The main business objective this solves is the ease of access for internal knowledge. This is nothing but a positive in my book. I cannot think of any negative business impact this has created for the company.
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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
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Guru

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