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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Kentico

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Kentico

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 8.5 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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Kentico

Well suited for marketers that do not have in-house web programming or web designing resources available. Less appropriate for people that aren't computer savvy (i.e. don't know how to use basic programs like email, Excel, PowerPoint) or for those who are not detail-oriented because if you skip certain steps when adding/editing content, your webpage won't render correctly and/or create negative impact for search engine optimization without you knowing it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Kentico
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Kentico
9.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Kentico
8.7
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Kentico
8.4
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Kentico
9.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Kentico
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Kentico
8.8
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Kentico
8.6
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Kentico
9.3
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Kentico
9.3
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
Kentico
4.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Kentico
9.6
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Kentico
9.3
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Kentico
8.7

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Kentico
8.9
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Kentico
8.8
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Kentico
8.8
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Kentico
8.9
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Kentico
9.4
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Kentico
8.3

Pros

  • Manages web content with an intuitive WYSIWYG authoring experience.
  • Manages Digital Assets used by your website such as images, audio, documents, etc.
  • Creates an simple easy to use experience to generate web content. Centers all web content generation around the author.
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  • I love the intuitive top and left navigation within the content management platform. I can easily find what section, sub-section, and page I'm looking to edit
  • For creating content, the WYSIWYG editor is so intuitive; it feels like you're working on an MS Word doc!
  • The tab for adding metadata in simple fields takes away the headache of having to hunt and peck through code to add H1 tag, page description etc.
  • The image library is easy to edit and manage
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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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  • Perhaps upgrade the dashboard's user interface to make it feel more like an app environment which is more modern and expected these days.
  • The standard You-Tube widget doesn't always render correctly on mobile or desktop. not sure if this is the tool itself or the way the people who built out my site for me configured it
  • Make it easier to add anchors to a page (i.e. when clicking a certain link it "jumps" to a specific part of a page) for a user that is not a programmer.
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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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Kentico9.2
Based on 22 answers
We are locked into Kentico for the long haul. It provides us with an easy and flexible solution for a very non technical company to create a site and have the features they want, especially with the inclusion of EMS into our license. Now we have a true platform to build and grow our solutions.
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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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Kentico9.0
Based on 3 answers
It seriously is one of the best interfaces I have ever used. I also love the fact that I can use UI personalization to secure any functionality by user or role that I don't want that role to have access to. The best part is the customization of the UI, I can add in any button, tab, or menu item I want through it, no code required.
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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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Kentico9.3
Based on 3 answers
They truly are amazing with how fast they get back to us on issues. Almost all of the time the support team is able to answer our issues with direct and to the point information.
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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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Kentico10.0
Based on 1 answer
The system provides many opportunities to integrate and enhance the platform and makes it easy to do so.
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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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We researched .asp and .net platforms and for our company's needs (we do not do e-commerce) Kentico was the best overall fit and value.
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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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  • Implementing Kentico has allowed us to deploy a robust content marketing strategy
  • We're now able to share our in-house knowledge and expertise on our website and have a digital "home" we are proud to be the first stop in our customer's journey
  • We are now considered one of the leaders in the digital marketing space in our industry
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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
Adobe Experience Manager Editions & Modules
Adobe Experience Manager
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Kentico

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Kentico Editions & Modules
Kentico
Edition
Kentico CMS Base License for 1 Website
$4,4991
Kentico CMS Base License for 10 Websites
$16,9991
Kentico CMS Base License for Unlimited Sites
$27,9991
Kentico EMS License for 1 Website
$19,9991
Kentico EMS License for 10 Websites
$39,9991
Kentico EMS License for Unlimited Licenses
$69,9991
Kentico CMS Ultimate License for 1 Website
$9,9991
Kentico CMS Ultimate License for 10 Websites
$29,9991
Kentico CMS Ultimate License for Unlimited Websites
$49,9991
Kentico EMS Corporate
$399,0002
1. Lifetime License per Seat
2. Unlimited Users, Websites, Environments, Server Deployment, Source Code, Premium Support
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