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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Jive

Top Rated
81 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Jive

Top Rated
81 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

If you have a number of smaller parts of your organization that you want to maintain the same look & feel as the rest of the organization, it is easy to create a base site and then let them customize. Also, if you have contributors of content who are not involved in the web site maintenance - our professors, for example - they can enter the text on a basic page which is then incorporated through tagging
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Jive

The content in the news section isn't totally responsive - meaning if I have a small window taking up half my screen, the images for the headline articles may not load properly and when I maximize that window, it's left with ugly half-loaded images. Also, the collaboration feature for Office documents is great in theory but tends to cause more pain than it's worth to just download the document and open it separately in Word or Excel.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Jive
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Jive

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Jive
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Jive
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Jive

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Jive
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Jive
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Jive
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Jive
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Jive
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Jive

Project Management

Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
6.5
Task Management
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
6.2
Gantt Charts
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
4.8
Scheduling
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
5.4
Workflow Automation
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
6.8
Mobile Access
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
7.8
Search
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
7.6
Visual planning tools
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
6.6

Communication

Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
7.1
Chat
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
7.3
Notifications
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
7.0
Discussions
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
8.0
Surveys
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
7.2
Internal knowledgebase
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
7.5
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
6.9
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
6.4
Integrates with Outlook
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
6.8

File Sharing & Management

Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
7.1
Versioning
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
7.2
Video files
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
6.8
Audio files
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
7.2
Document collaboration
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
7.0
Access control
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
8.4
Advanced security features
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
7.2
Integrates with Google Drive
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
6.5
Device sync
Adobe Experience Manager
Jive
6.8

Pros

  • It is easy for people who are not web designers to achieve an attractive and useful website
  • It is easy to manage users and their permissions
  • It allows users to assemble their digital assets in one place, for use on the web site
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  • Jive is great if you want to give your customers a place to interact with you. You can control what is shared to the customers and they can give you feedback in a controlled environment.
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Cons

  • A lot of the OOB (Out Of the Box) components are still a little buggy and not fully ready to go without some minor tweaks.
  • Since the software was acquired not too long ago by Adobe, a lot of Adobe integrated solutions are not fully baked yet. That is getting better with time.
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  • Notifications can be wonky sometimes. I'm not sure why, but I often have to clear out new notifications multiple times before they disappear.
  • I'd like to see more robust options in the CMS for creating blog posts. It's not always easy for newbies to figure out how to position images, videos, etc. in a blog post.
  • Better training/tutorials for new users. For those comfortable with technology, Jive is quite intuitive. But we've found it's overwhelming for those who aren't as confident using new technology. Perhaps some quick and simple tutorial videos would be a helpful way to familiarize new users with the features available.
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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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Jive6.6
Based on 17 answers
Users are happy with Jive collaboration software and given the amount of customization and budget spent it makes no sense moving over to a newer collaboration suite
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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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Jive6.1
Based on 4 answers
It was very cumbersome to generate reports. Often I had to run several reports and then merge them offline to get what I needed.

Reporting granularity is also lacking
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
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Jive5.0
Based on 1 answer
Uptime was OK. But there was one day that the system crashed for a whole day. Our company was unable to operate. And all the plugins to word/excel froze causing those systems to freeze.

Jive posted a statement to the media saying all customers were up, but we were not.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Jive9.0
Based on 1 answer
The product worked as designed. It just didn't work for our needs.
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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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Jive6.9
Based on 2 answers
They did an OK job when I needed them. Except for the one day the system went down. Jive pointed the finger at the hosting company, and the hosting company pointed the finger at Jive. No reliable information came to us.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Jive5.0
Based on 3 answers
• I never took any live training for this product. I found on-demand training to be almost non-existent.
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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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Jive3.0
Based on 1 answer
If I did this over, I would hire out the implementation. They know the best practices and could have guided us to make an easier to use setup.
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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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We found that Jive had integrations with the existing IT infrastructure/tools which was nicely aligned with our strategy of playing nice with the existing ecosystem, rather than compete against it. Jive uses a technology stack that is well known by our organisation (java/spring/tomcat/SQL) and has a nice framework for customisations (plugins, add-ons).
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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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  • Social collaboration makes everything so much better. Eliminates 75% of email and missed information.
  • Encourages intradepartmental engagement through ease of use.
  • Customization allows for tailored experience and ease of implementation.
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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
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Jive

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

Jive More Information