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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Magento Open Source

Top Rated
68 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Magento Open Source

Top Rated
68 Ratings
Score 7.6 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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Magento Open Source

It is well suited to a company that is willing to invest in proper development, web server capacity, and ongoing maintenance. It's not a good solution for a DIY'er unless they are very technical. But if you need any type of custom integration and are willing to invest in your solution, it will definitely give you a good ROI.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Magento Open Source
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Magento Open Source

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Magento Open Source
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Magento Open Source
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Magento Open Source

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Magento Open Source
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Magento Open Source
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Magento Open Source
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Magento Open Source
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Magento Open Source
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Magento Open Source

Online Storefront

Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.4
Product catalog & listings
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
8.1
Product management
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.8
Bulk product upload
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
6.8
Branding
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
6.9
Mobile storefront
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.4
Product variations
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.7
Website integration
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.4
Visual customization
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.3
CMS
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.0

Online Shopping Cart

Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
6.4
Abandoned cart recovery
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
5.7
Checkout user experience
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.1

Online Payment System

Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.5
eCommerce security
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.5

eCommerce Marketing

Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
6.7
Promotions & discounts
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
8.6
Personalized recommendations
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
5.3
SEO
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
6.3

eCommerce Business Management

Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.8
Multi-site management
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
8.5
Order processing
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
8.6
Inventory management
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.5
Shipping
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
6.7
Custom functionality
Adobe Experience Manager
Magento Open Source
7.6

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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  • Magento makes it easy to build out sophisticated pricing options as our clients usually have a complicated pricing structure.
  • For the most part, setting up Magento is easy and straightforward. It's a lot easier than the old days of custom coding.
  • The newly designed UI is so much easier to use. With the old design, we found it difficult to navigate and so did our clients. The newly designed UI is a huge improvement.
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Cons

  • There is no easy way to change a template if it has been built a certain way. Sometimes it would be nice to have an option to add an extra item on the spot. Instead, you have to ask your IT team to create for you.
  • You can set up a staging site and a site to publish... but sometimes the 2 environments doesn't connect correctly, meaning some changes in the staging sites doesn't show of on the live site.
  • The quick publish button is dangerous and not that helpful: pages can be published with the "quick publish" option even if they are blocked... however, the purpose of a blocked page is to prevent it from publishing until you unblock it. Also, the "quick publish" option will publish your age and every other page connected to it! so be careful!!
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  • I am not a big fan of the extensions directory and all of the paid upgrades. There are some basic features that I feel should be included but you have to pay for. By comparison, WooCommerce is better in that regard.
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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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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

AEM exceeds WordPress on customizability. It is the backbone for the many modules and APIs we need to run our business.
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I have worked with Shopify, osCommerce, and WooCommerce.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: Can quickly create and launch marketing campaigns.
  • Negative: Can be expensive to develop custom AEM experiences.
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  • It has made calculating tax owed much simpler overall compared to other e-commerce CMS we've used.
  • Compared to using the Enterprise edition it saves $15,000/year in licensing fees.
  • It has increased our customer retention by over 50% compared to our previous platform because we can provide better product updates end to end.
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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