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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 6.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager is well suited for large organizations that need a powerful, comprehensive and robust CMS to manage multiple websites/translations of websites. It is also well suited for those who need a CMS that is well integrated with other systems such as analytics, targeting and email marketing, or those who want some fancy add ons like Adobe smart tags or AI-enhanced capabilities.It is also an expensive product with a steep learning curve, so it is less appropriate for smaller companies/individuals or those that don't need an overly robust system that is integrated with other digital marketing tools. If you're looking for a more affordable solution that is easy to pick up and play, go with a more basic WordPress or Joomla type option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM ECM

Again, I like to think of my association and usage of IBM Case Manager V.5.2. Please keep in mind that this is only one component of the IBM Enterprise Content Management suite of products. I believe IBM Case Manager is an ideal solution for medium to large companies looking to automate lnad
Gary Douglas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.4
IBM ECM
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.4
IBM ECM

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
IBM ECM
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
IBM ECM
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
IBM ECM

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
IBM ECM
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
6.7
IBM ECM
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
IBM ECM
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
IBM ECM
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
IBM ECM
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
IBM ECM
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
IBM ECM
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
IBM ECM
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
IBM ECM

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
IBM ECM
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
IBM ECM
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
IBM ECM
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
IBM ECM
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
IBM ECM
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
IBM ECM

Pros

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Adobe Experience Manager keeps your content separate from your layout which allows for a lot of flexibility in how you display your content.
  • Adobe Experience Manager integrates really well with other Adobe products like Adobe Analytics.
  • Adobe Experience Manager 's drag and drop interface makes it fairly easy to utilize with minimal familiarity.
Tolulope Lawal | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM ECM

  • It provides easy to use administrative tools to work with the product.
  • Good documentation on the production is available which makes it easier to use.
  • It supports high availability architecture
Prabhakar Digumarthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Upgrading and applying patches can be hit or miss - I recommend backups because of the potential to damage the existing infrastructure
  • Space management is an issue - every change or request takes up space that can be reclaimed, but only through a complicated procedure done through command prompts. There was no documentation for this on their site and we had to use a third party to create the procedure. It has to be run manually.
  • There isn't a good backup system, particularly one that can be scheduled to run reliably.
Diana Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM ECM

  • As enterprise and mid-market systems go, the price is highly competitive (especially when you consider what's included in the license). That said, this product is not accessible for small businesses as a self hosted solution. The "Navigator on Cloud" solution is much more accessible, but gives less control over data.
  • To get all the features, there are many moving parts. For large enterprises, this is no problem, and the cloud solution obviates most of these concerns.
Eric Walk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
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.
Fernando Galeano | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM ECM

IBM ECM 8.6
Based on 6 answers
There is no plan to change ECM at organizational level. Replacing products and changing custom applications involves lot of effort
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 10.0
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
Vagner Polund | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM ECM

IBM ECM 7.3
Based on 1 answer
The end-user experience is excellent. The Administration experience needs some more work.
Eric Walk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its so far the best Content Management System, available in market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM ECM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 8.7
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
Vagner Polund | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM ECM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Experience Manager

I think AEM is specific to the client's needs and is not necessarily comparable to all other platforms. However, when compared feature to feature I think AEM many times is a leader in the industry. While WordPress has progressed in the WYSIWYG interface it is not there still today and this is truly where AEM shines against all of the other CMS platforms.
Mike Plant | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM ECM

Our relationship with IBM is long standing. We have been Gold Partners for some time and are viewed by many internal groups as their Go To partner for large ECM deployments. Most of our systems engineers hold multiple certifications as solutions developers. Our clients are national and international. The support we receive from IBM has been excellent and our partnership with them on numerous projects has been excellent.
Gary Douglas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Our brand requires a high level of polish and crisp functionality. AEM provides that for us. We do look as good as possible and it reflects well on our brand.
  • We can product new pages rapidly with our modules and so we can keep our content fresh and relevant.
  • Our brand value has risen considerably since we polished our web properties with AEM.
Saren Sakurai | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM ECM

  • We have seen our customers realize increased employee efficiency by reducing the amount of time it takes to process a transaction.
  • We have seen improvements in customer service because information can be made more readily available to customer service personnel who are fielding service calls.
  • We have seen improvements in decision making because processing-related statistics are more readily available to the managers who need the input to make quality business decisions that affect the day-to-day operations.
Scott Maloney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Experience Manager

General

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

IBM ECM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
IBM ECM
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager
9.0
IBM ECM
8.6

Usability

Adobe Experience Manager
10.0
IBM ECM
7.3

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager
9.0
IBM ECM

Implementation Rating

Adobe Experience Manager
8.7
IBM ECM

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