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Magento Open Source

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe is an enterprise level software that is best suited for large amounts of web content. The entire web management experience is engineered around the author. It is a large solution with many capabilities readily available to you out of the box.
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Magento Open Source

Definitely well suited to larger e-commerce stores, in particular where multiple store-fronts are needed. Not so well suited to smaller online shops
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Magento Open Source
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Magento Open Source

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Magento Open Source
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Magento Open Source
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Magento Open Source

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Magento Open Source
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Magento Open Source
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Magento Open Source
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Magento Open Source
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Magento Open Source
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Magento Open Source
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Magento Open Source
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Magento Open Source
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Magento Open Source

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Magento Open Source
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Magento Open Source
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Magento Open Source
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Magento Open Source
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Magento Open Source
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Magento Open Source

Online Storefront

Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.6
Product catalog & listings
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
8.5
Product management
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.9
Bulk product upload
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.3
Branding
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.3
Mobile storefront
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.8
Product variations
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
8.4
Website integration
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
8.0
Visual customization
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
6.9
CMS
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
6.5

Online Shopping Cart

Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.0
Abandoned cart recovery
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
6.2
Checkout user experience
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.8

Online Payment System

Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
8.2
eCommerce security
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
8.2

eCommerce Marketing

Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.4
Promotions & discounts
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
8.9
Personalized recommendations
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
6.2
SEO
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.0

eCommerce Business Management

Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
8.4
Multi-site management
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
8.8
Order processing
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
8.9
Inventory management
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
8.2
Shipping
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.8
Custom functionality
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
8.2

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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  • Ability to create unlimited attributes and attribute sets to describe products
  • Ability to launch multiple stores with one install
  • Tons of extensions available to integrate and optimize an eCommerce store
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Cons

  • Searching for and organizing images can be a clunky experience.
  • Standard components frequently do not meet our needs. New components must constantly be in production to run what I usually consider pretty standard functionality.
  • Steep learning curve for people not used to web design or development. Not intuitive at all levels.
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  • Magento can be difficult to learn for a non-technical person, and requires an experienced developer to set it up properly.
  • To really get the most of out Magento, you must run it on on a dedicated server with extensive server customizations.
  • Not really geared for small shops - I don't recommend it for little e-commerce websites.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
I'll continue to use this product for many years. Adobe is making it clear they are taking customer feedback seriously and there continues to be growing demand for Adobe CQ implementations. As a developer, I find that there is still lots of room in this platform to try new techniques and really keep our implementations up to par with the latest standards.
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Magento Open Source10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's the dominant force in the SMB open source market. With the continued support of eBay/PayPal, Magento will continue to evolve and should be a market leader for some time.
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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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No score
No answers yet
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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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No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

We have used both Hybris and AEM, Hybris for e-commerce site and AEM for front facing site. Generally we prefer AEM due to the ease of use and user friendliness, as well as improved interface
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Magento better for a large catalogue.
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Return on Investment

  • Difficult to calculate ROI, which would likely only be measured by time savings and improved SEO.
  • Takes time, which lowers productivity, to get up and running smoothly when first adopted.
  • Ensures we're using best practices, including maximizing SEO and more, through check lists and evaluations/ratings.
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  • Constant development required, expensive
  • Extensions can cover 90% of requirements, but usually still need some customisation.
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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 Open Source

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