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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager is well suited for large organizations that need a powerful, comprehensive and robust CMS to manage multiple websites/translations of websites. It is also well suited for those who need a CMS that is well integrated with other systems such as analytics, targeting and email marketing, or those who want some fancy add ons like Adobe smart tags or AI-enhanced capabilities.It is also an expensive product with a steep learning curve, so it is less appropriate for smaller companies/individuals or those that don't need an overly robust system that is integrated with other digital marketing tools. If you're looking for a more affordable solution that is easy to pick up and play, go with a more basic WordPress or Joomla type option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MarcomCentral

Pros: I like that we can easily add products and how simple it is for our static products. It's easy to add users, products and cost centers. The approval process for products is easy and intuitive. It's a localized resource that our users can use.Cons: The back end of the product is fairly slow. It takes a long time to add products because of how slow it is at times. The reporting for the portal could be better. I know the Business Intelligence feature was created to solve reporting.Also sometimes we experience difficulty with customizable products. I feel like there's more options to build this out more based on the users needs.Overall: It's a localized place where users can find collateral and promotional items.
Christopher Vyletel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.4
MarcomCentral
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.4
MarcomCentral

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
MarcomCentral
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
MarcomCentral
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
MarcomCentral

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
MarcomCentral
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
6.7
MarcomCentral
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
MarcomCentral
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
MarcomCentral
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
MarcomCentral
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
MarcomCentral
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
MarcomCentral
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
MarcomCentral
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
MarcomCentral

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
MarcomCentral
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
MarcomCentral
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
MarcomCentral
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
MarcomCentral
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
MarcomCentral
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
MarcomCentral

Pros

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Adobe Experience Manager keeps your content separate from your layout which allows for a lot of flexibility in how you display your content.
  • Adobe Experience Manager integrates really well with other Adobe products like Adobe Analytics.
  • Adobe Experience Manager 's drag and drop interface makes it fairly easy to utilize with minimal familiarity.
Tolulope Lawal | TrustRadius Reviewer

MarcomCentral

  • The best part of MarcomCentral is its flexibility to solve many unique problems for our customers. It gives us the ability to build solutions that truly allow our customers to operate more efficiently.
  • The best admin feature that I use all day, every day, is the Bulk Operations feature. This allows me to manage entire portals through spreadsheets allowing me to create and manage massive amounts of products, users, and images very efficiently.
  • The reporting feature is second to none as well. Our most successful customers are paying close attention to the ordering history of their products. This allows them to fight obsolescence and focus on the products that their teams or customers are truly using.
Brady Manthe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Experience Manager

  • 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.
Diana Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

MarcomCentral

  • The uploading process is a bit clunky
  • Overall user experience from an admin side could be refreshed to be more modern and easier to use
Corey Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
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.
Fernando Galeano | TrustRadius Reviewer

MarcomCentral

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 10.0
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
Vagner Polund | TrustRadius Reviewer

MarcomCentral

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its so far the best Content Management System, available in market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MarcomCentral

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation Rating

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 8.7
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
Vagner Polund | TrustRadius Reviewer

MarcomCentral

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Experience Manager

I think AEM is specific to the client's needs and is not necessarily comparable to all other platforms. However, when compared feature to feature I think AEM many times is a leader in the industry. While WordPress has progressed in the WYSIWYG interface it is not there still today and this is truly where AEM shines against all of the other CMS platforms.
Mike Plant | TrustRadius Reviewer

MarcomCentral

The thing I love most about this software is how easy it is to use. For someone not super-tech-savvy, it is so easy to set up products and display them in the catalog. It's user-friendly for our employees and customers too. They can easily navigate to whatever item they need without any issues!
Christopher Vyletel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Our brand requires a high level of polish and crisp functionality. AEM provides that for us. We do look as good as possible and it reflects well on our brand.
  • We can product new pages rapidly with our modules and so we can keep our content fresh and relevant.
  • Our brand value has risen considerably since we polished our web properties with AEM.
Saren Sakurai | TrustRadius Reviewer

MarcomCentral

  • Our ability to offer customers a very robust solution has increased customer retention and profitability.
  • Our ability to increase volume without increasing overhead has also be a big win.
Brady Manthe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Experience Manager

General

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

MarcomCentral

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
MarcomCentral
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager
9.0
MarcomCentral

Usability

Adobe Experience Manager
10.0
MarcomCentral

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager
9.0
MarcomCentral

Implementation Rating

Adobe Experience Manager
8.7
MarcomCentral

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