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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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Jadu CMS

The power of Jadu is incomparable. The set of features provided by alternative solutions like Drupal just don't stand up to Jadu. Jadu is continuously working on development and adding new tools. They even recently started releasing bi-weekly updates. We find it to be perfect for managing large websites, even if you have thousands of pages.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Jadu CMS
2.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Jadu CMS
2.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Jadu CMS
6.0
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Jadu CMS
3.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Jadu CMS
9.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Jadu CMS
3.6
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Jadu CMS
3.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Jadu CMS
1.0
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Jadu CMS
2.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Jadu CMS
8.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Jadu CMS
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Jadu CMS
7.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Jadu CMS
1.0
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Jadu CMS
3.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Jadu CMS
1.0
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Jadu CMS
1.0
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Jadu CMS
1.0
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Jadu CMS
1.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
5.7
Jadu CMS
1.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Jadu CMS
1.0

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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  • Reliability. The LAMP-powered server/software rarely has any problems and can handle hundreds of concurrent users without issue. It was developed with scalability in mind.
  • Ease of Use. Our users find the backend GUI very easy to use. The layout is intuitive and follows the same format throughout the entire control panel.
  • Powerful. Even if it doesn't do something you would like it to out of the box, the code is well formatted and easy to customize.
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Cons

  • I've found that CQ isn't quite as stable as I'd expect an enterprise piece of software to be. There are a few out of the box components that are finnicky/fragile.
  • Supposedly this has been improved in the latest release (6.0), but up until 5.6.1 there were no true coding standards, so business logic could be found scattered all over in scriptlets and servlets. The scriplets would be part JSTL/Expression Language, part scriplet code. This is kind of a nitpick, but as a developer it definitely has an impact.
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  • Bugs. We seem to run in to random bugs quite often and find it odd that nobody else has reported them yet. More extensive testing might be helpful before releasing versions/patches.
  • Authentication. It would be nice to see Single Sign-On added to both the front end and administrator panel. Almost all higher education schools are using some sort of SSO, in particular, CAS.
  • Support. The support team is fantastic, but sometimes we find ourselves waiting several days for a response to an issue we are having.
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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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Jadu CMS9.5
Based on 2 answers
I decided not to give it a 10 because I don't know what else is out there in terms of CMS products, and there's a bias when you've only been exposed to one product. At my current job, I used Jadu sparingly but it's easy to get reacquainted with the software and the look and feel of the CMS
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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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Jadu CMS10.0
Based on 1 answer
For the common user, Jadu is very easy to use and to understand. For the more complex user/administrator, there's a lot of power to be harnessed in HTML editing, creating widgets, editing styles, creating workflows, and other advanced features Jadu can work up for the customer.
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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

It really comes down to how much money you are willing to spend (Adobe is more) and the skill set of your developers (Sitecore is .NET vs. Adobe is Java).
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Return on Investment

  • We have a lot of work for AEM, it's very popular currently
  • Clients seem very happy with AEM, mostly when they are not assisting in development
  • Overall a lot of work has been won because of our AEM expertise
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  • More modern design compared to our old website software solution.
  • Much easier to navigate and find content, as well as searching.
  • More reliable and efficient in terms of server resources.
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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

Jadu CMS

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