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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Movable Type

16 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Movable Type

16 Ratings
Score 8.6 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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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
8.1
Movable Type
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Movable Type
5.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Movable Type
6.0
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Movable Type
6.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Movable Type

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Movable Type
6.4
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Movable Type
9.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Movable Type
6.0
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Movable Type
8.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Movable Type
5.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
Movable Type
3.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Movable Type
8.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Movable Type
9.0
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Movable Type
3.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Movable Type
5.6
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Movable Type
9.0
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Movable Type
6.0
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Movable Type
3.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Movable Type
3.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Movable Type
7.0

Pros

  • Ease of use for content authors by drag and drop components.
  • Easy to manage users and permissions through grouping.
  • Built in assets management.
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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

  • User interface can be buggy at times.
  • The touch interface can be confusing and/or unintuitive.
  • Cost. AEM by itself is good, but needs some additional services (Analytics, Target) to really make it more effective.
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  • It cost too much
  • Should be free
  • Creating your own templates should be easier
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
I'll continue to use this product for many years. Adobe is making it clear they are taking customer feedback seriously and there continues to be growing demand for Adobe CQ implementations. As a developer, I find that there is still lots of room in this platform to try new techniques and really keep our implementations up to par with the latest standards.
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Movable Type5.4
Based on 9 answers
Because the intranet has already been built. We don't want to spend the time and resources to use a new system.
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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

Have used a handful of other content management systems, all of which tend to be either proprietary or freeware -- and the latter presents a security issue. Adobe Experience Manager is easily the most feature-rich content management system I have used, but more features sometimes comes with inconveniences -- taking longer to load when accessing remotely (times out on slow Internet connections), slower taxonomy tagging, etc. It is also the most well-supported system I have used; Adobe is more responsive than most if glitches happen or in response to changes in Google practices for SEO, etc
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I'd say Wordpress is better because it's free, but MT is better than Drupal,Joombla and Concrete5.
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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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  • 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
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Movable Type

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