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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Oracle WebCenter Sites

31 Ratings
Score 7.1 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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Oracle WebCenter Sites

Oracle WebCenter Sites is very well suited to presenting marketing content in all shapes and forms, including mobile, an in a corporate web site. Oracle WebCenter Sites can also manage small product catalogs easily. Important things to consider when selecting a CMS:
  • How important is the ease with which my business users update content?
  • How often are updates made?
  • How distributed are my business contributors?
  • How important is preview in my organization's workflow and publishing process?
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Oracle WebCenter Sites
9.9
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.1

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Oracle WebCenter Sites
9.9
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.1
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Oracle WebCenter Sites
9.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.1
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.5
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Oracle WebCenter Sites
5.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1

Pros

  • Provides instant access from anywhere with a web connection to content.
  • Enables development and use of large image repository that is well organized, promoting easy reuse and accessibility.
  • Accommodates near-real-time edits/changes; changes are reflected almost instantly, as soon as refreshed.
  • Adobe does a decent job of adding features and support, such as for new file formats (added PNG support, when previously only supported GIF and JPG).
  • User interface reminiscent of Microsoft Word, enabling fast customization.
  • Great way to add Cloud capabilities and content management to your workflow.
  • Easy to learn and use; learning curve minor.
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  • WSISYG editor for content authors
  • Workflow
  • User ACL
  • Publishing method
  • Caching
  • Vanity URL
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Cons

  • In all honesty, Adobe Experience Manager is not without its glitches, like anything. Some errors have perplexed our internal IT staff.
  • Likely to require some finessing or customization to work with or port over assets in an existing system.
  • Check that it supports any ancillary, third-party or custom solutions you might already use.
  • Check on hardware requirements, to ensure your infrastructure is sufficient to take full advantage of AEM (web server capacity, speeds, etc.).
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  • Creating new content is not so easy
  • Publishing is not trivial
  • In my opinion documentation is weak
  • I think there are cheaper solutions then WCS
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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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Oracle WebCenter Sites4.3
Based on 3 answers
It is too complicated. For my projects I don't need to use such a powerful tool.
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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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Oracle WebCenter Sites10.0
Based on 1 answer
The WebCenter Sites Support team is extremely good and very responsive to client needs. They are quick to resolve Level 1 issues and when escalated to Level 2, the team makes every effort to keep the client informed.
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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

It really comes down to how much money you are willing to spend (Adobe is more) and the skill set of your developers (Sitecore is .NET vs. Adobe is Java).
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We think Oracle's solution is more flexible, more robust, has broader support infrastructure and good user community.
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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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  • Stability
  • Scalability
  • Support
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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

Oracle WebCenter Sites

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