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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 WebCenter Sites

It is better suited to larger projects where stability and scalability are key problems, but for simple projects it requires too much effort by the developer.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Oracle WebCenter Sites
9.9
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.1

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites
9.9
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Oracle WebCenter Sites
9.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.4
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.0
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.0
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Oracle WebCenter Sites
5.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.0

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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  • Scalability
  • Well supported
  • Stable
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Cons

  • Steep learning curve for both Authors and Developers when it comes to customized components and workflows.
  • Development community is small and somewhat closed. It keeps growing with the years as CQ becomes more popular, which is a good thing.
  • Expensive, both to purchase, train and certify. This makes it harder to learn unless companies are willing to spend thousands on official training.
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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
A valuable tool for enabling marketers and business users to easily create and manage contextually relevant social and interactive online experiences across multiple channels on a global scale to drive sales and loyalty. It also allows multi-site management (in fact Sites) using the assets and template developed, without having to re-implement again for each individual site.
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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

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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For my company's purposes, WCS is much too complicated so, after a period of testing, we decided to use other products.
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Return on Investment

  • Extreme flexibility and speed to publish new pages with as little as a few hours of notice. This allowed us to be more efficient in handling landing pages for lead generation.
  • Powerful technology stack that allows for an infinite amount of customization. New ideas came up as we learned all the capabilities of CQ. It helped us innovate in the way we build and author pages.
  • Poor documentation and small community slowed our initial ramp up and development times until first release. By now this should have improved with the increased popularity.
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  • Considerable time sharing in managing content between sites which are located across multiple time zones.
  • We don't formally evaluate ROI on projects such as this as there tend to be too many assumptions that have to be made.
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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