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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Jadu CMS

8 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Jadu CMS

8 Ratings
Score 3 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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Jadu CMS

Jadu is well suited for larger organizations that require many content owners and editors. It provides levels of access from editor to administrator across all the sites and pages. Be sure to select similar features to compare the product to its competitors to ensure that their are not any key features that may be missing for your Jadu implementation.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Jadu CMS
2.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Jadu CMS
2.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Jadu CMS
6.0
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Jadu CMS
3.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Jadu CMS
9.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Jadu CMS
3.6
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Jadu CMS
3.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Jadu CMS
1.0
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Jadu CMS
2.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Jadu CMS
8.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
Jadu CMS
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Jadu CMS
7.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Jadu CMS
1.0
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Jadu CMS
3.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Jadu CMS
1.0
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Jadu CMS
1.0
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Jadu CMS
1.0
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Jadu CMS
1.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
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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  • Provides site and content standardization
  • Provides ease of use to novice web creators
  • Provides detailed control for more advanced users
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Cons

  • Steep learning curve for both Authors and Developers when it comes to customized components and workflows.
  • Development community is small and somewhat closed. It keeps growing with the years as CQ becomes more popular, which is a good thing.
  • Expensive, both to purchase, train and certify. This makes it harder to learn unless companies are willing to spend thousands on official training.
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  • The custom HTML editor can be frustrating
  • Does not provide advanced controls and looks as well as some competitors
  • Menus to add media content are litigious and require many clicks
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
I'll continue to use this product for many years. Adobe is making it clear they are taking customer feedback seriously and there continues to be growing demand for Adobe CQ implementations. As a developer, I find that there is still lots of room in this platform to try new techniques and really keep our implementations up to par with the latest standards.
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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

We selected Adobe CQ mostly for the ease of page authoring in brought to our non-technical staff. Powerful and simple UI widgets made it very simple for our merchandiser to create, edit and publish new pages. It also allowed us to customize those widgets to fit their needs while keeping the same clean experience. We also saw a plus in the ability to run activation workflows based on our own organization hierarchy, which helped make sure the right pages were exposed to the right eyes before going live. Overall, it was the mixture of user-friendliness of the authoring interface with the robustness of the technology stack that convinced us to go with CQ.
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Compared to WordPress, Jadu provides excellent rights and access management. It can be fined tuned at any level to get the options right to just what you are looking for. It is not quite as user friendly or able to be updated as WordPress but may be better for larger organizations or implementations.
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Return on Investment

  • AEM has allowed our team to promote high value webinars and passes contact data to our marketing automation tool for a syncronized experience.
  • AEM allows for a work stream and multiple authors for quickly publishing thought leadership articles.
  • From blogs to home screens, AEM allows us to build for many types of marketing projects.
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  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Able to empower content providers
  • Ability to access and develop in the cloud
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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