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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

OU Campus

11 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

OU Campus

11 Ratings
Score 9.6 out of 101

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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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OU Campus

OU Campus is well suited for large organizations with multiple pages that should be updated by the content experts themselves. It is less appropriate if your marketing or communications team handles "all" of the website editing. OU Campus should be used if multiple (think 10 or more) editors will be used
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
OU Campus
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
OU Campus
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
OU Campus
9.0
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
OU Campus
9.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
OU Campus
9.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
OU Campus
9.2
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
OU Campus
9.8
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
OU Campus
9.0
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
OU Campus
9.9
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
OU Campus
9.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
OU Campus
9.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
OU Campus
9.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
OU Campus
10.0
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
OU Campus
8.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
OU Campus
4.7
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
OU Campus
2.6
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
OU Campus
2.5
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
OU Campus
8.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
OU Campus
5.2
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
OU Campus
5.2

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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  • I love that fact that whenever I upload something, it is available to the community members within a matter of seconds.
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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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  • I used to have an issue with the 'Browse...' button on the initial 'Insert/Edit Link' interface, but that's already been fixed/resolved/improved.
  • I think the reporting interface could use a facelift - at this point you can pull out CSV files and manipulate them in Excel (which works well), but providing something more visual for displaying system-wide data/reporting would be great (I believe there is something in version 10 that addresses this, but we're not yet migrated over to that version).
  • I think a visual template editor (with drag-and-drop capabilities) would be a great addition to this product. Something that allows for reshaping CSS DIVs, drag-and-drop of page elements (in HTML5/CSS3 and/or for XSL functions).
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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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OU Campus8.4
Based on 5 answers
We renewed our contract with OmniUpdate-OU Campus for reasons previously mentioned and also the well-provided tech support received from the company.
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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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OU Campus9.1
Based on 1 answer
Simple to use from the basic end user, to power user to administrator.
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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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OU Campus9.1
Based on 1 answer
The support at OmniUpdate is one of the reasons we continued with the company when time for renewal of contract.
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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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OU Campus9.1
Based on 1 answer
The support team at OmniUpdate is available to assisting campuses with implementation
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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 don't know how OU Campus stacks against other products because I have been using OU Campus while I have been employed at my university
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: Can quickly create and launch marketing campaigns.
  • Negative: Can be expensive to develop custom AEM experiences.
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  • Increased satisfaction with user experience. OU Campus has made it easier for us to address problems when they arise, making our website more efficient.
  • Role-based control. Our old CMS made it very easy for users to change fonts and colors on their sections, which was very detrimental to the overall brand. That's not a problem anymore.
  • Reduced training times. OU Campus is so easy to use, I've been able to cut training times down by half.
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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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OU Campus

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details