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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

ManageWP

11 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

ManageWP

11 Ratings
Score 9.6 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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ManageWP

If you are a WordPress development shop, or host a number of WordPress websites, this is for you. Even if you only have one website but are looking for an easy way to make updates, schedule backups and keep track of the maintenance of your site, this would be a great tool. The cost is reasonable and it saves time, while adding peace of mind with "Safe" updates.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
ManageWP
8.6
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
ManageWP
8.6

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
ManageWP
8.2
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
ManageWP
9.3
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
ManageWP
7.1

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
ManageWP
8.4
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
ManageWP
5.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
ManageWP
10.0
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
ManageWP
9.7
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
ManageWP
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
ManageWP
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
ManageWP
10.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
ManageWP
7.4
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
ManageWP

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
ManageWP
9.7
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
ManageWP
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
ManageWP
10.0
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
ManageWP
10.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
ManageWP
10.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
ManageWP
9.0

Pros

  • It is easy for people who are not web designers to achieve an attractive and useful website
  • It is easy to manage users and their permissions
  • It allows users to assemble their digital assets in one place, for use on the web site
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  • Lets us see the health and status of all our WordPress sites at a glance
  • Makes us aware of any performance and uptime problems, as well as any security threats
  • Provides an easy-to-use mechanism to update hundreds of plugins with just a few clicks
  • Provides frequent backups with one-click restore points.
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Cons

  • Upgrading and applying patches can be hit or miss - I recommend backups because of the potential to damage the existing infrastructure
  • Space management is an issue - every change or request takes up space that can be reclaimed, but only through a complicated procedure done through command prompts. There was no documentation for this on their site and we had to use a third party to create the procedure. It has to be run manually.
  • There isn't a good backup system, particularly one that can be scheduled to run reliably.
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  • When you have many updates going at the same time, you often have to refresh and/or log back in to the console to the status. The updates go through, but the console doesn't update automatically when you have many updates happening.
  • It would be nice to deploy plugins directly from ManageWP. You have to have a plugin installed on at least one site in order to deploy it on others.
  • The reporting functionality could be better.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
If I had the choice to renew, I would. Adobe CQ is one of the better CMS's I've been able to use. It's well organized, fast and easy to use. Although it is a little high in price, the fact that it does a good job justifies the decision to renew
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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

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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ManageWP is definitely the best in class product for WordPress website management. There are other tools such as InfiniteWP that do similar things, but don't have as complete an offering. Other options like WPEngine are also for hosting and we are not interested in that element. I think that ManageWP is the best tool out there for what it does.
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Return on Investment

  • AEM has allowed our team to promote high value webinars and passes contact data to our marketing automation tool for a syncronized experience.
  • AEM allows for a work stream and multiple authors for quickly publishing thought leadership articles.
  • From blogs to home screens, AEM allows us to build for many types of marketing projects.
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  • Without ManageWP we would have to spend hours manually logging in to and checking on the health of our client sites on a rolling basis. ManageWP automates this process for us, giving us a dashboard of relevant results. This saves us hundreds of man hours per month.
  • ManageWP's "safe update", backup, and roll back features make it very very simple to update site plugins without fear of breaking a site and the hours of work that would result to fix it.
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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

ManageWP

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