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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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Monetate

I've used different testing systems, and Monetate is simple-to-use. I've been able to train interns who'd previously had little experience, too. More complicated tests require web dev. I'd like to be able to "safely" shift and style elements in a WYSIWYG interface, but the interface provides most of what I want.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Monetate
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Monetate

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Monetate
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Monetate
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Monetate

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

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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  • Monetate does well with showing us the impact of a test in a clear, detailed way. There are many different tests that can be done in Monetate and the results can be broken down by conversion, bounce rate, add to cart rate etc. This has helped us create the best possible experience for our customers.
  • Monetate has tons of variety of different ways you can optimize a website. From badging, product cross-sells, navigation changes and product changes, it's now easy to completely change a portion of the website without having to go to IT for help.
  • Monetate saves and archives all tests, even after they are completed. It's nice to have the option to look at what we did the past month or year and have the results saved as well.
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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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  • Product recommendations
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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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Monetate8.2
Based on 24 answers
It is a technology that is being used on a daily basis by the team. So it has real value rather than just "potential" value. Monetate continues to roll out new functionality, and, while not cheap, is cost effective.
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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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Monetate9.0
Based on 6 answers
Part of what I love about Monetate is how intuitive the tool is. Very very easy to use - based on the basics - Who/What/When/Where concept. Anyone can jump right in and start using the tool. And very easy to copy campaigns and tweak to continue to build experiences. We recently added Monetate on mobile and similar experience - easy to jump back and forth between platforms. Also love the analytics dashboard...easily quantifiable and easy to get tidbits that are digestible for others not as familiar with tool.
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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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Monetate8.4
Based on 6 answers
I give this a 9 because I've never had to actually contact the technical support team. My daily business management team has been able to assist and resolve any issues I've encountered. What especially endears them to me - is that the few times I've had emergencies and couldn't figure out why something wasn't working - account reps have ALWAYS responded right away and helped me figure it out. Whether it's been a Friday evening when everyone is leaving the office or over the weekend (which shouldn't be an expectation but they've always been there). Running a website that is on 24/7 - this counts big time.
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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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Monetate8.5
Based on 3 answers
Make sure that your feeds into Monetate are thoroughly QA'd
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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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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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  • Positive ROI
  • Enhanced Site Flexibility
  • Enhanced Marketing Efforts
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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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Monetate

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

Monetate More Information