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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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Plone

The larger your organization, the more appropriate Plone will be. This is not to say that Plone is a worse choice for small websites, only that the minimum investment for a Plone site is certainly higher than for other platforms. If you already use Plone for your site and are looking for a redesign or an overhaul, I would only advise switching to a different platform such as WordPress or Drupal if your organization is downsizing. For any other situation, Plone is the natural choice for your growth.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Plone
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Plone
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Plone
9.7
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Plone
9.7
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Plone
9.7

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Plone
7.7
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Plone
7.8
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Plone
9.0
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Plone
8.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Plone
7.6
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Plone
3.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Plone
7.4
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Plone
10.0
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Plone
8.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Plone
7.9
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Plone
9.4
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Plone
9.0
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Plone
6.3
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Plone
7.4
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Plone
7.7

Pros

  • It's a drag and drop kind of platform, so building pages is very easy and you don't need coding abilities.
  • The ability to copy existing blocks and section from other pages is excellent! Instead of creating content from scratch, you can actually copy the section you want from an existing page, and paste it in your new page and update the content. This saves a lot of time!
  • The block/brick system is very clean and the results look very good!
  • You can easily embed videos from Youtube only by adding the Youtube ID. Very easy!
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  • Plone is a folder-based system, organising content in a similar way desktop-users are doing for the last two decades. No need to teach non-tech customers some relational-database like paradigm for content management.
  • Plone is secure. It is the most secure CMS you can get your hands on.
  • Plone is flexible, and makes fast development easy.
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Cons

  • The move to the new interface for authoring is drastically different from the previous interface. Moving has been difficult.
  • Since it is so customizable, a talented web dev team is needed to make all the parts.
  • It is not easy to tell if the page is live or draft in the new interface.
  • Integration with non-Adobe marketing automation tools is very difficult.
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  • Plone development is hard to learn. Plone is on the right track to make simple development more easy, but is far from its goal.
  • Documentation is always a problem. This is due to Plone's complexity.
  • There are only few providers capable of running Plone-websites.
  • Plone is not very well known to the public, making it harder to sell.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
If I had the choice to renew, I would. Adobe CQ is one of the better CMS's I've been able to use. It's well organized, fast and easy to use. Although it is a little high in price, the fact that it does a good job justifies the decision to renew
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Plone8.3
Based on 10 answers
Don't fix it when it's not broke :-)
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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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Performance

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Plone9.0
Based on 1 answer
Plone is very intensive in its operations, and if not configured well it can be slow. However it is designed and built with speed in mind and with proper use of coding, templates and caching can perform extremely well under high loads. It is capable of scaling to very high load availability environments with no specific coding requirements.
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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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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

This was a C-Level decision.
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We selected Plone for the ease of use.
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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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  • Before Plone there were couple of dozens of web editors. Now it is in the hundreds. That leads to more information on the websites and more accuracy.
  • Through the good SEO properties of Plone, our content is more easily found on Google compared to some of our competitors.
  • Plone being an Open Source product there hasn't been any license payments for a decade.
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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

Plone

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