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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.
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Kapost

Kapost has potential to be a great asset in small and large orgs. If you're not producing a great deal of content, or coordinating across a large team, there's still tremendous value, but it scales as your org scales because it makes it easier to coordinate and manage large teams and large content archives.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.5
Kapost
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.5
Kapost

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Kapost
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Kapost
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Kapost

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Kapost
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Kapost
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Kapost
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Kapost
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Kapost
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Kapost
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
6.7
Kapost
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
Kapost
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Kapost

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Kapost
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Kapost
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Kapost
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Kapost
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Kapost
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Kapost

Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
8.6
Ideation
Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
7.0
Approval workflows
Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
10.0
Content collaboration
Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
9.0
Content calendar
Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
8.0
Network for content licensing/production
Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
9.0

Content Publishing

Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
8.2
Content hub
Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
10.0
Forms / Gated content
Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
7.0
Embedded CTAs
Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
7.9
Content distribution
Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
7.0
Content promotion
Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
8.3
Content automation
Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
8.8

Content Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
8.2
Audience profiling and targeting
Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
9.0
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
9.0
Content performance analytics
Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
8.0
Campaign optimization dashboard
Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
7.2
Competitive analytics
Adobe Experience Manager
Kapost
7.9

Pros

Adobe Experience Manager

  • AEM is great for customization. Web Dev builds the parts and authors use what they need.
  • Branding can be ensured with the ability to require brand colors, fonts, and styles.
  • It's easy to see who has built, modified, and published pages. It makes tracking changes very convenient.
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Kapost

  • Sets you up with a strategist. You are able to be in constant communication through Kapost with your strategist and send one another working proofs and comments.
  • Unity - it has made all our email campaigns have a similar look and feel. Kapost has shown results on the appropriate amount of images to use and the type of language that works.
  • Stay on track - each person is notified when the role before theirs is complete so they know when it is their turn to act upon something.
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Cons

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Migration. We had multiple environments that we were constantly moving content back and forth on. Moving the content over through CQ was a bit of a challenge.
  • Integration. In some instances, Adobe CQ's built in modules would fight with custom modules. Usually the problems went away on their own.
  • Forms. Sometimes when adding a form to the page, the TO and CC sections would show up as empty when they had email addresses. Then when you went to change them, you couldn't close the settings window without clicking cancel.
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Kapost

  • There are improvements that could be made to the insights component of Kapost. It would be helpful to have more custom ways to view the data.
  • Sometimes it's slow and there could be more links from section to section. I would like to be able to easily get back to the campaign page from each individual asset.
  • The platform could have stronger social media publishing options and better campaign tracking views, but we used other tools for those purposes.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
Based on 5 answers
Adobe CQ has training classes that you can be in or watch to get a better understanding. They have some of the best customer support so if you run into any problems you can just contact them put a ticket in and they will fix it or work with you to fix the problem or issue you are running into.
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Kapost

Kapost 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I don't foresee us making a change at this point, however, if a competitive product were available that had the content and workflow capabilities of Kapost, with added social media functionality we might be persuaded to try it
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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
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Kapost

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Adobe Experience Manager

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

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
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Kapost

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Experience Manager

Much simpler than SharePoint and by far much easier to develop as well. Getting a unique look and feel into a SharePoint is like pulling teeth compared to Adobe Experience Manager. I also felt that the authoring experience was simpler and easier in Adobe Experience Manager as well. If I had the choice between the two, I would definitely choose AEM
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Kapost

Kapost solves many project management aspects of creating marketing content. The automated workflows allow for faster setup of common assets and automatically remind team mates of deadlines and upcoming requests. It streamlines content creation. Hootsuite Enterprise was made specifically for social media and at the time of using these products, we were focused primarily on email marketing. Hootsuite is more user friendly and has an excellent customer serivce team in my personal experience
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Scalability

Adobe Experience Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kapost

Kapost 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's easy to expand across an organization and the software is continuously being improved with new features rolled out to all users
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Return on Investment

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Adobe Experience Manager has helped us drastically reduce support requests from our customers and partner organizations
  • Adobe Experience Manager has helped ensure all our sites remain on-brand, without curtailing creativity and customization.
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Kapost

  • It allows us all to compare other email campaigns to each other. We are also able to get almost instant results.
  • By having a working one system - we all can expect the same quality newsletters versus using an outside designer.
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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

Kapost

General

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

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