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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Score 8.5 out of 101

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Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager is well suited for businesses with a lot of information or depth, or businesses that must manage multiple websites simultaneously. I picture this being a great tool for insurance companies, financial communities, etc. I do not believe it is well suited to more creative businesses. Despite images of Illustrator of Photoshop that you may conjure when you hear Adobe, Adobe Experience Manager is ill-suited to the kinds of creatives who thrive with those types of programs.
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Movable Type

Is your business an enterprise level business that has more than a half dozen different content types? If so, then you might want to use a dedicated CMS rather than Movable Type. Movable Type is best used on small / medium sized businesses and is not the best solution for a full-fledged CMS. If you're using your content for something other than just displaying a website, then it's probably not for you. Movable Type works great for news/blogging sites. In fact, Daring Fireball, one of the most popular Apple-centric blogs is using Movable Type as its publishing platform.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Movable Type
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Movable Type
5.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Movable Type
6.0
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Movable Type
6.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Movable Type

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Movable Type
6.4
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Movable Type
9.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Movable Type
6.0
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Movable Type
8.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Movable Type
5.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Movable Type
3.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Movable Type
8.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Movable Type
9.0
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Movable Type
3.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Movable Type
5.6
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Movable Type
9.0
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Movable Type
6.0
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Movable Type
3.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Movable Type
3.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Movable Type
7.0

Pros

  • Adobe Experience Manager allows our company to manage multiple sites simultaneously.
  • Adobe Experience Manager make it easy to share review sites for necessary sign-offs.
  • Adobe Experience Manager is a flexible resource and can always be what you make of it.
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  • User-friendly interface which makes it very easy to navigate.
  • It allows you to easily create multiple blogs in one installation.
  • I like the long list of plugins that are available to use.
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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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  • Especially on the older versions, the limited number of well-developed third-party plugins is problematic for efficiently developing a well-functioning website.
  • Versions of movable type which didn't allow pages to be constructed were difficult to create continuity in design and easily editable pages for our editors.
  • The installation process could be simplified to make it easier for those new to a CMS to install.
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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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Movable Type5.4
Based on 9 answers
No longer supported at the university level.
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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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Movable Type is outdated and out of style with current blog design trends.
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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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  • Provided a blogging platform when we needed one.
  • Helped us compare other blogging platforms as a baseline for what minimums we require and what we don't want.
  • Users often refused to use Movable Type and would go around our official system in order to use my more friendly software.
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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

Movable Type

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