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Score 7.9 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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IBM Digital Experience Manager

IBM Web Content Manager is well suited for intranet employee portals, websites which drive extensive marketing content, and e-commerce sites to provide product images and details. It cannot be used a document management system to store large volumes of data as it's purely a web content management system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
IBM Digital Experience Manager
5.2
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
IBM Digital Experience Manager
5.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
IBM Digital Experience Manager
4.3
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
IBM Digital Experience Manager
4.3
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
IBM Digital Experience Manager
4.3

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
IBM Digital Experience Manager
3.3
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
IBM Digital Experience Manager
7.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
IBM Digital Experience Manager
3.4
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
IBM Digital Experience Manager
3.4
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
IBM Digital Experience Manager
1.7
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
IBM Digital Experience Manager
1.7
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
IBM Digital Experience Manager
4.3
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
IBM Digital Experience Manager
1.7
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
IBM Digital Experience Manager
3.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
IBM Digital Experience Manager
2.2
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
IBM Digital Experience Manager
1.5
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
IBM Digital Experience Manager
2.4
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
IBM Digital Experience Manager
2.4
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
IBM Digital Experience Manager
2.4
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
IBM Digital Experience Manager
2.5

Pros

  • Manages web content with an intuitive WYSIWYG authoring experience.
  • Manages Digital Assets used by your website such as images, audio, documents, etc.
  • Creates an simple easy to use experience to generate web content. Centers all web content generation around the author.
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  • Well designed web content management system with clearly defined relationships between the various web content objects such as sites, site areas, authoring templates, presentation templates, library resources, components, web content objects, etc.
  • Can create robust content creation and publishing workflows with workflow stages and workflow actions
  • Web Content can be rendered on multiple devices and browsers in a responsive and adaptive manner.
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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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  • IBM Web Content Manager should provide some easily usable connectors through a GUI to connect to bring content from custom data sources including connecting to Salesforce and custom databases.
  • Should further optimize and enhance creation of rich and responsive content driven UIs on various digital channels.
  • Should further optimize and enhance content personalization features.
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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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IBM Digital Experience Manager5.7
Based on 6 answers
I don't like Java Applet editor
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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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IBM Digital Experience Manager9.0
Based on 2 answers
New versions has increased user experience facilitating usability.
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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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IBM Digital Experience Manager7.0
Based on 1 answer
We had some issues related with performing and the support was suitable and sucessful.
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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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IBM Digital Experience Manager7.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation was successful due to Websphere application server used.
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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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IBM Web Content Manager comes with IBM WebSphere Portal. Both [have been] leaders in the portals and content management space for a long time with proven capabilities. Our clients also have other products from the IBM stack and they fit along nicely.
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Return on Investment

  • A few clients see no ROI but few are heavily dependent and align on it.. Mixed reviews from clients
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  • IBM WCM is so expensive that it will turn your ROI down fast.
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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

IBM Digital Experience Manager

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