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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

MS SharePoint

1147 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

MS SharePoint

1147 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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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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MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint is well suited for organizations that have staff who work remotely as well as those with physical offices. It allows them the capability to access all the necessary programs in one place. The only setback is that not all programs mirror the original program which may cause some frustration.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
MS SharePoint
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
MS SharePoint

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Project Management

Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
7.6
Task Management
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
8.0
Gantt Charts
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
7.4
Scheduling
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
7.5
Workflow Automation
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
8.3
Mobile Access
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
7.2
Search
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
7.5
Visual planning tools
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
7.2

Communication

Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
7.6
Chat
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
6.5
Notifications
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
7.4
Discussions
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
7.6
Surveys
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
7.7
Internal knowledgebase
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
8.2
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
7.8
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
6.8
Integrates with Outlook
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
8.9

File Sharing & Management

Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
8.3
Versioning
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
8.6
Video files
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
7.9
Audio files
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
7.9
Document collaboration
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
8.7
Access control
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
8.6
Advanced security features
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
8.5
Integrates with Google Drive
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
8.3
Device sync
Adobe Experience Manager
MS SharePoint
8.1

Pros

  • It's a drag and drop kind of platform, so building pages is very easy and you don't need coding abilities.
  • The ability to copy existing blocks and section from other pages is excellent! Instead of creating content from scratch, you can actually copy the section you want from an existing page, and paste it in your new page and update the content. This saves a lot of time!
  • The block/brick system is very clean and the results look very good!
  • You can easily embed videos from Youtube only by adding the Youtube ID. Very easy!
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  • It allows our staff to access important documents without connecting to the VPN or our network.
  • The uploading process on the back end is very user-friendly and simple.
  • The ability to consolidate the many programs of MS is amazingly useful. I can access my calendar, Outlook, documents I was working on all in one place!
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Cons

  • Can be very difficult to develop for
  • Adobe takes a very long time to fix bugs, sometimes not fixing them at all
  • Lack of any consistent documentation
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  • Sharing with others outside SharePoint. It is almost impossible to collaborate with others outside the organization
  • The tools to create "website" like experience are very outdated or hard to use. It should be easier to create for non-technical users
  • There is no seamless integration with other tools like chats or skype for business.
  • It feels like a disconnected tool from others. I have seen some improvements over the years but it still feels like it is on its own
  • There are not enough tools to create an actual community type of environment
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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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MS SharePoint9.3
Based on 18 answers
I am not the decision-maker for my organization regarding enterprise technology, so I can't really answer this question very accurately, other than to say that I am happy to continue using SharePoint as long as my organization keeps it.
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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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MS SharePoint7.9
Based on 7 answers
A lot of users can give you many great ideas how to cleverly use SharePoint's core functionality to implement almost any process you need. It is very sturdy, never crashes. Many applications and third party solutions are built for SharePoint so even customization without Microsoft programming skills is rather easy and low cost.
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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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MS SharePoint5.8
Based on 5 answers
Support varies by tech and by vendor. I've used Microsoft's support channel and for the most part have been successful to get my questions answered. I've also used third party vendors and have gotten some answers resolved as well, though sometimes getting them on the phone is difficult. It all depends!
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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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MS SharePoint7.0
Based on 3 answers
Beware of switch in authentication methods!
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Alternatives Considered

AEM provides a better way to control user permissions which Content Marketer is lacking. Moreover, the ability to integrate with the Adobe Target product provides a wider range of audience segments that can be targeted besides the default author-targeted functionalities. It really helps create a custom user experience for a variety of users that might be looking for different things on the site (for example, doctors vs. patients etc.).
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The institution tried a couple other solutions such as Alfresco, Box.com, and even Facebook for business. I believe only Alfresco was the closets to replicate most of the MS Sharepoint functionality. What it comes down to, is the requirements. For example, if you are looking for a community type of site, then something like Facebook for business is the best solution. For our institution, it came down to easy integration with other Microsoft solutions and this was the major reason to use SharePoint.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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MS SharePoint10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is extremely simple to share, within our department and even with other departments, things we have been working on. Formatting is not an issue when we are sharing and that is a big life saver.
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Data Integration

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MS SharePoint8.0
Based on 1 answer
It’s extremely simple to merge forms from different platforms to different types of sources! There is no lag so that is a huge help when you are in a hurry and have no time to spare.
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Return on Investment

  • Lead generation through rapid campaign launches
  • Reduce the reliance on IT
  • Regular content refresh making the company more active and present
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  • Reduced paper cost
  • Reduced risk attached to paper
  • Prevented staff copying confidential company data
  • Given compliance
  • Reduced time it takes to search for documents
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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

MS SharePoint

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