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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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Oracle Social Cloud

If you are looking to manage multiple social channels and quickly schedule posts it's a great tool. Not the best tool if you're looking to provide real time or near real time support and feedback to customers who are in the moment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Oracle Social Cloud
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Oracle Social Cloud

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Oracle Social Cloud
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Oracle Social Cloud
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Oracle Social Cloud

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Pros

  • Media library and asset management is simplified, separating storage and also allowing developers to manage the workflow of the publishing process.
  • No addition of API services are required, using the same requests and data access layer for both front end and back end development simplifies the project lifecycle.
  • Duplicating code is easy, developers can simply copy components and reuse or rework for each use case.
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  • Scheduling posts across multiple social platforms
  • Listening and monitoring what's going on in the social world
  • Reporting on social campaigns
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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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  • The approval process could be made easier. It would be great to approve all content for all channels, rather than have to visit each individual post to approve.
  • Ability when scheduling a multi channel post to set it to different dates and times for each post.
  • It would be good to duplicate posts and schedule them for another date and time from the one thread.
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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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Oracle Social Cloud9.0
Based on 10 answers
Our personal support finally came back at the end of our contract, but their product just could not offer what the competition offered. Social media is moving fast, and you need to work with companies that understand that and are at the forefront of trends, you can't get stuck with a company that is standing still.
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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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Oracle Social Cloud9.0
Based on 1 answer
Within a few hours you should be able to get up to speed to do the basics. I find it very intuitive
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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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Oracle Social Cloud7.6
Based on 4 answers
I think support is always a struggle for every company. A balance between responding quickly and quality.
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Online Training

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Oracle Social Cloud5.0
Based on 1 answer
Vitrue's training was limited online and not very in-depth, but the the platform is overall very easy to use and doesn't necessarily need a large amount of training.
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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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I have used one other enterprise level application; it was comparable to SRM. We moved away from the first application because our parent company uses many other Oracle applications, not because we were 'unhappy' with the application we had at the time. Having said that, SRM does everything we need from it; in fact, there are features we aren't fully leveraging at this point. I especially find Engage, Content and Apps and Publish particularly useful. This is the kind of platform that is very robust; you get out of it what you have the time and resources for
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Return on Investment

  • Our direct business landing pages have seen an increase in ROI since switching to Adobe Experience Manager.
  • Our non-direct pages have seen a severe drop-off in traffic and conversions since the switch to Adobe Experience Manager. The more creative, editorial-type content that used to be imperative to our site is now relegated to second tier. Just getting a "content hub" with this site was a beast of a project.
  • The overall efficiency of our web team has increased with bulk edits, so that they can make single updates and impact our multiple sites. This is a huge money-saver for team staffing.
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  • Audience. Before SRM, we had 1,000 Likes on Facebook. In 1 1/2 years using SRM, our Likes have grown to 20,000.
  • Frequency. Before SRM, we posted once a week on Facebook & Twitter. In 1 1/2 years using SRM, we now post 54 times a month, or about twice a day on weekdays.
  • Internal acceptance. Before SRM, social was considered "a hobby" by senior management. Now, social marketing is a key part of the strategy of every product launch. That is due to the hard work of our social marketing manager, of course, but her efforts were amplified by SRM.
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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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Oracle Social Cloud

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
varies pending package.*
1.  varies pending package.
Additional Pricing Details