Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

141 Ratings
Score 7.5 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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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

If you have a strong development team who is familiar with Magento (or willing to learn its nuances), it is a very powerful e-commerce tool that can accomplish a lot for your brand. If you don't have someone (or multiple 'someones') that can be dedicated to Magento development/management on a daily basis, you will be very frustrated and it will not be a viable solution. Other tools in the platform are fairly easy to use, but without backend support from a knowledgeable developer, you will not be successful with Magento.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

Online Storefront

Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.4
Product catalog & listings
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.1
Product management
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.3
Bulk product upload
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.1
Branding
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.2
Mobile storefront
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.4
Product variations
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.8
Website integration
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.5
Visual customization
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.1
CMS
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
5.9

Online Shopping Cart

Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
6.2
Abandoned cart recovery
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
6.0
Checkout user experience
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
6.4

Online Payment System

Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.9
eCommerce security
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.9

eCommerce Marketing

Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.4
Promotions & discounts
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.2
Personalized recommendations
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
6.8
SEO
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.1

eCommerce Business Management

Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.8
Multi-site management
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.1
Order processing
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.2
Inventory management
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.9
Shipping
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.4
Custom functionality
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.3

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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  • Great adaptability with a variety of POS/CRM systems.
  • Great open source community that supported questions, themes, and more.
  • Able to support and organize a large amount of content.
  • Easy to find and design modern content.
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Cons

  • User interface can be buggy at times.
  • The touch interface can be confusing and/or unintuitive.
  • Cost. AEM by itself is good, but needs some additional services (Analytics, Target) to really make it more effective.
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  • I would like to see updates be easier to do with less difficulty.
  • I would like to see more rules with coupons.
  • I would like to see complex rules around recurring payments.
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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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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)9.8
Based on 8 answers
Magento is well-supported by a big development team at eBay, which not only addresses bug reports very quickly, but also is constantly working on improvements to the platform. The wealth of Magento third party modules ensures that the platform will be up to date with future changes to
Payment or ERP systems.
Security is always a concern and with the Zend framework as a foundation, Magento has had very few security-related patches since I have started to work with 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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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)9.0
Based on 1 answer
Magento offers lots of templates and themes to customize the look and feel of the store, and even optimize it for mobile phones. The have an extensive library of forms and templates.
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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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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)8.0
Based on 1 answer
The technical service was impeccable. They were on point and were very knowledgeable.
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Online Training

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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)8.0
Based on 2 answers
Great value for an flexible, open source platform.
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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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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)8.0
Based on 1 answer
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Alternatives Considered

Have used a handful of other content management systems, all of which tend to be either proprietary or freeware -- and the latter presents a security issue. Adobe Experience Manager is easily the most feature-rich content management system I have used, but more features sometimes comes with inconveniences -- taking longer to load when accessing remotely (times out on slow Internet connections), slower taxonomy tagging, etc. It is also the most well-supported system I have used; Adobe is more responsive than most if glitches happen or in response to changes in Google practices for SEO, etc
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In terms of functionality and maturity, Magento is far superior to other PHP-based shopping cart systems. While it does not have the flexibility of a high-end system it only costs a fraction to implement.
Depending on the business needs, Magento is the best choice for small to bigger size companies
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Return on Investment

  • AEM implementation increased employee efficiency as users can drag and drop components and do in place editing. If you have a clear use case for targeting you can achieve those effectively.
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  • It has been a nice stream a business outside of "traditional" enterprise systems integration work.
  • Like any new business line or unit, it was challenging at first to figure out the proper team mix to effectively deliver the solution.
  • Once the tool was live, our customers were able to learn and operate the toolset very quickly!
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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

Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

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