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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager is well suited for large organizations that need a powerful, comprehensive and robust CMS to manage multiple websites/translations of websites. It is also well suited for those who need a CMS that is well integrated with other systems such as analytics, targeting and email marketing, or those who want some fancy add ons like Adobe smart tags or AI-enhanced capabilities.It is also an expensive product with a steep learning curve, so it is less appropriate for smaller companies/individuals or those that don't need an overly robust system that is integrated with other digital marketing tools. If you're looking for a more affordable solution that is easy to pick up and play, go with a more basic WordPress or Joomla type option.
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PayPal Here

PayPal Here seems to be well suited for low volume merchants with a low average sale. We seem to struggle to have any kind of stability or success in taking payments with an average single sale amount of $300 and have to call in for help every time. They also don't always follow their own rules regarding when they will hold funds and when they won't.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.7
PayPal Here
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.7
PayPal Here

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
PayPal Here
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
PayPal Here
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
PayPal Here

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
PayPal Here
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
PayPal Here
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
PayPal Here
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
PayPal Here
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
PayPal Here
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.1
PayPal Here
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
PayPal Here
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
PayPal Here
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
PayPal Here

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
PayPal Here
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
PayPal Here
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
PayPal Here
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
PayPal Here
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
5.1
PayPal Here
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
PayPal Here

Pros

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Adobe Experience Manager keeps your content separate from your layout which allows for a lot of flexibility in how you display your content.
  • Adobe Experience Manager integrates really well with other Adobe products like Adobe Analytics.
  • Adobe Experience Manager 's drag and drop interface makes it fairly easy to utilize with minimal familiarity.
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PayPal Here

  • Our customers can check out no matter where we are.
  • It is incredibly easy to use. Training new retail employees and volunteers takes almost no time.
  • When we were shopping around for solutions, Paypal Here was very cost effective.
  • Implementation with our current systems went very smoothly. The Paypal support team was great.
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Cons

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Upgrading and applying patches can be hit or miss - I recommend backups because of the potential to damage the existing infrastructure
  • Space management is an issue - every change or request takes up space that can be reclaimed, but only through a complicated procedure done through command prompts. There was no documentation for this on their site and we had to use a third party to create the procedure. It has to be run manually.
  • There isn't a good backup system, particularly one that can be scheduled to run reliably.
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PayPal Here

  • PayPal Here does not appear to integrate directly with Woocommerce.
  • PayPal Here has no built-in inventory control that I am aware of.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
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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PayPal Here

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 10.0
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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PayPal Here

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its so far the best Content Management System, available in market.
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PayPal Here

PayPal Here 6.5
Based on 2 answers
We have never had to use customer support in our time using PayPal Here because we have yet to experience any difficulty accepting donations and have never had a delay in receiving deposits as scheduled.
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Implementation

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 8.7
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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PayPal Here

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Experience Manager

I think AEM is specific to the client's needs and is not necessarily comparable to all other platforms. However, when compared feature to feature I think AEM many times is a leader in the industry. While WordPress has progressed in the WYSIWYG interface it is not there still today and this is truly where AEM shines against all of the other CMS platforms.
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PayPal Here

I have used Square. It worked okay most of the time. The card reader went bad a couple times and happened pretty fast. It was not the best for how many cards we needed to swipe on a daily basis.
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Return on Investment

Adobe Experience Manager

  • 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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PayPal Here

  • It's a free app, but I pay for the merchant services part of Paypal
  • It has allowed me to take credit cards on the spot from a client after a sales pitch. Instead of having to invoice them and getting a check months later
  • It lets me get my money up front and not have to ask for it through email.
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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

PayPal Here

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
PayPal Here
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager
9.0
PayPal Here

Usability

Adobe Experience Manager
10.0
PayPal Here

Support

Adobe Experience Manager
9.0
PayPal Here
6.5

Implementation

Adobe Experience Manager
8.7
PayPal Here

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