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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager is well suited for businesses with a lot of information or depth, or businesses that must manage multiple websites simultaneously. I picture this being a great tool for insurance companies, financial communities, etc. I do not believe it is well suited to more creative businesses. Despite images of Illustrator of Photoshop that you may conjure when you hear Adobe, Adobe Experience Manager is ill-suited to the kinds of creatives who thrive with those types of programs.
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Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Liferay Portal is a framework which comes with a fine grained security/permission model, (Web) Content Management, Authentication and Authorization, outbox portlets with different features to manage content or users. So if any business application has below questions then I can recommend not to use Liferay as a platform.
  • Application is big but not content or user driven.
  • Application with few static contents.
  • Application with batch transactions(DB) i.e. insert , update db records in batch.
  • Application with ERP capabilities.
  • Application with Big Data support.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Pros

  • Ease of use for content authors by drag and drop components.
  • Easy to manage users and permissions through grouping.
  • Built in assets management.
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  • OpenSource: Liferay is open source portal framework so developers can easily extend or customize it for their organization or department based on their requirement.
  • OutOfBox: Liferay Portal is not only a portal platform. It also provides a 60+ applications and tools included in the form of portlets. These portlets are available out of the box or in the form of plugins.
  • MarketPlace: Liferay has it own market place (i.e app store) where developer or contributors are contributing their ideas (application) so community can use it freely (some are paid).
  • Enterprise-Ready Portal Solution: It is fully ready to support mission-critical, enterprise applications in an environment configured for multiple redundancies and 24/7 up-times.
  • High Availability and High Performance: Liferay Portal has been tested to support more than 3,000 concurrent transactions (33,000 simultaneous users) on a single 8-core application server, with mean login times under one second and maximum ½ throughput of 79+ logins per second. Liferay Portal has proven to handle millions of page views and over 1.3 million users.
  • Liferay Portal is also deployable to the Cloud and virtual server environments and ensures high availability and performance with: Hardware/Software Load Balancing, HTTP Failover, Session Replication
  • Distributed Cache using Lightweight Multicast Protocol
  • Terracotta, Oracle RAC, and other scalability solutions
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Cons

  • Components were introduced to reduce the development & authoring time by reusing them. With some clients, it worked very well because they had page structure and content like that. But if you have UI requirements that can not support component re-usability then your life will be difficult. You will end up creating more and more components in the hope that they will be utilized one day some where on some page... Although you can achieve re-usability by creating smaller customizable component but then again it will increase your development time. In a Nutshell, you will not save development time.
  • Osgi was a great concept. AEM Developer used to write the most of business logic in them but due to adaptation of micro-services, now everybody wants to implement business logic in there instead of AEM internal OSGi. If your architecture had micro services then power of Osgi is useless for you, you will just use 10-20% of it which will bring no big value.
  • License of AEM is super costly, not every organization can afford it. Once you have implemented AEM, it will be hard to get rid of it. Getting rid will mean another investment.
  • Like other products, AEM also releases new versions. Upgrades to new versions never happens smoothly. Means organization needs to spend more money to upgrade the servers.
  • You need a big infrastructure to deploy AEM server setup. Each setup needs at least 3 machines, one for author, one for publisher and one for dispatcher. This means spending more money on maintenance.
  • TouchUI is confusing sometimes for everyone i.e business, authors, developers.
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  • Portal Security: It has good security model but in few areas it requires improvement.
  • Encrypt LDAP passwords on import
  • Log in should be via SSL by default
  • Upgrade/patch process should include an alert in the control panel
  • Add virus scan for uploaded files
  • Server Administration
  • Garbage Collector should be able to be scheduled to run from the control panel
  • Reindexing should be able to be scheduled from the control panel
  • Provide GUI to change the default Liferay favorite icon to any desired logo
  • LDAP mapping GUI to custom Liferay attributes
  • Configurations: Less configurations from properties files and provide more GUI to update from control panel.
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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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Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are currently using Liferay Portal and plan to keep using it.
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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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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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Alfresco: Very good CMS but not good for presentation or front end technology.Portofino: Not much scalable and high available CMS.eXo Platform: Slowly growing in market but not mature community like Liferay and less support from community.Microsoft SharePoint: Proprietary Software from Microsoft. Nuxeo ECM Platform: Picking up the market but not mature community and support from the community.
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Return on Investment

  • A few clients see no ROI but few are heavily dependent and align on it.. Mixed reviews from clients
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  • Liferay scales well both in terms of performance but also in terms of operational self-service and eases the burden on IT.
  • Compliance, Marketing and Client Engagement teams can create and modify content and submit it for approval. This results in lower operational costs in the areas of new private-label sites and maintenance of current sites because, prior to Liferay, site content management required expensive IT software engineering resources to implement compliance and marketing content changes.
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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

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Email sales@liferay.com for pricing information.