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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

MindTouch

Top Rated
179 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

MindTouch

Top Rated
179 Ratings
Score 7.8 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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MindTouch

It's good at easily creating and housing all our documentation/articles.It has a simple and effective way for customers to contact support. With the 3 contact methods appearing on certain pages of the site. And a good support contact form that integrates with our Salesforce.The user community features look to be a good fit for us, but we've not implemented it yet because our engineering department still needs to prepare the single-sign-on for us.It's not as appropriate for housing all our video tutorials. Right now we can put each video on its own page and list them similar to articles. It would be better if we could easily move and navigate between videos without having to click into individual pages. It'd also be nice to have more linking/association between videos and articles of the same subject matter.It's not as appropriate for offering our live class schedule or registration. I'd like to see a GoToMeeting integration. Or even a good way to display classes on a calendar, with the ability to filter which classes display on the calendar.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
MindTouch
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
MindTouch

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
MindTouch
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
MindTouch
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
MindTouch

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Pros

  • Easy content authoring by using drag-n-drop components.
  • Strong workflows support. You can quickly implement review-approve workflows. DAM Workflows can create different renditions of uploaded images by default.. For example create thumbnail image, small image, large image, adding text on image.. all these feature are out of the box
  • OOTB Social integration feature. You can quickly integrate with facebook, pinterest and share your content there.
  • Easy to launch multiple site from source site using live copy feature. You can launch child site from parent site with content subset. For example... for different region of same language you want to launch the site with minimal content.
  • Content fragment, Experience fragment making authors life easy..They can create content in advance that can be used on multiple pages.
  • OOTB integration feature provided for Adobe analytics, Adobe target. Obviously, you need separate license for analytics and target
  • OSGi support. Project can be divided into multiple sub-projects and can be deployed/un-deployed without affecting other deployed projects. Using runmodes, you can impose different configurations for different environments.
  • Easy User management and permission control.
  • Adobe provides OOTB caching plug-in for webserver that can be used to clear cache automatically on content change. You can specify the rule what you want to cache or not.
  • Reporting made easy... DAM asset reports, page reports, click reports are available OOTB..
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  • Authoring and editing articles is quick and easy.
  • Mindtouch has a really responsive and helpful support team.
  • You can customize the structure of your documentation on MT.
  • You can easily re-use content from one article in another, as well as pull in multiple articles to a path or sequence of documentation.
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Cons

  • Widget customization is extremely challenging
  • Ability to create Custom Dashboard is missing
  • Portal support is inadequate
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  • Localization/translation solution and workflow is cumbersome. At the moment we translate to one language, but can foresee complexities in change management if we needed to manage many locales.
  • Improved documentation on advanced topics, such as working with underlying css classes and understanding dependencies. Overall though, Mindtouch documentation has improved significantly over the years.
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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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MindTouch8.8
Based on 18 answers
Overall, we are extremely happy with the product and customer support. Beyond that, we've invested a lot of time and money into our site, and to move to a different platform wouldn't make sense for us.
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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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MindTouch7.3
Based on 29 answers
Authoring and the editor is easy and intuitive.Administrative and advance usage requires a solid foundation on how Mindtouch works and is structure. Like any content management system - there are nuances that you need to be aware and perhaps learn over time
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Performance

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MindTouch7.9
Based on 10 answers
It feels very responsive both in editor mode and when browsing and searching for content as an unauthenticated user of the site. Service windows are announced well ahead of time, so I have never experienced downtime to the extent that I have been unable to get work done.
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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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MindTouch7.4
Based on 31 answers
Mindtouch support is awesome. Support agents are friendly and helpful. Some can benefit from ongoing training. Overall the support experience is very good. One area they can possibly improve is visibility into product feedback. Seeing or getting insight into requests or votes for features would be an added customer experience.
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Online Training

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MindTouch8.7
Based on 5 answers
Written documentation and videos are very good and have helped on numerous occasions when I've had to look up how to accomplish a certain task. The reason I have not given a full score is mainly because there have been some inaccuracies in the documentation because updates to the MindTouch framework have slightly changed the way things work. But this is usually the same type of challenges I face when making documentation for the software solution we develop. So all in all I'm very satisfied with both the personal webinars and the online documentation MindTouch provides for their service.
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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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MindTouch7.9
Based on 10 answers
Implementation was fairly quick. Migration of content from our old CMS could be started right away, while we had a design agency work on the visual aspects of the site. Although some tweaking and CSS troubleshooting was required underway, the system was functional and could be used by ourselves and our customer base from the first week of launch, albeit without the custom styling completely implemented. I'd say that's pretty good.
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Alternatives Considered

This is one of the best java based Web CMS solutions and Adobe has done extremely well to connect all possible integrations required for digital marketing. The rest of the other vendors are still struggling for a complete solution.
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MindTouch offers a unique knowledge and information management tool that was different enough from traditional knowledge bases and advanced enough to not be a Wiki while allowing CRM integration and APIs for customization. MindTouch as a company is focused on making their product great where as other vendors treat this space as a bundle or checkbox feature without being robust enough to replace a knowledge base and PDF manuals.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
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MindTouch2.6
Based on 3 answers
We tried to migrate to MindTouch for 5 months and failed, remained with Zendesk
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Return on Investment

  • Increased efficiency. We were able to update pages faster than we would have on the old site.
  • Fast training time. With already comfortable users, we were able to onboard new developers quickly.
  • Consistency. The site flows better and has a more consistent look.
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  • MindTouch has not been particularly good as a review tool. People in my company have objected to using it, so I have to copy and paste new articles into Google Docs, which has a better review function.
  • That said, as a one-person documentation department, MindTouch has been a reasonably good platform for me. It has all of the features I need to create a help website and in-product help. Since it's a web service, it's easy for me to stay in synch with engineering without the overhead of working inside the produce code base.
  • My biggest objection to it so far is that its export to PDF feature is not as advanced as I would like. It's labor intensive to get a nice looking PDF from MindTouch.
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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
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MindTouch

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$0*
1.  included with license
Additional Pricing Details