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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Score 8.5 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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Guru

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

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

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 allows you access information from all departments into one area.
  • Easy to use.
  • Simple interface that is intuitive.
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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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  • It tends to lag.
  • It looks like a messenger app, search in the tool bar and then copy and paste links into emails.
  • It would be cool if it worked straight out of your email.
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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

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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Google Docs is very limited and truly a nightmare to locate information once it's been lost in the Google Doc abyss. Guru has helped us not only find our lost data, but make sure the data is up to date and helpful for our respective teams. Having our team data in Google Docs was very hard to maintain for quality and visibility.
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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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  • 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
Additional Pricing Details

Guru

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