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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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Progress Sitefinity

Sitefinity is a great fit for medium to enterprise level websites that require a robust WCM solution that can integrate with other systems, be customized to meet business requirements and can scale as needed. Implementation will require a partner or individual that is well-versed in Sitefinity. If implemented correctly, managing content for non-technical and business users is very simple and straightforward.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Progress Sitefinity
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Progress Sitefinity
8.8

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Progress Sitefinity
7.2
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Progress Sitefinity
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Progress Sitefinity
7.3

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.3
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Progress Sitefinity
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.1
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Progress Sitefinity
7.6
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Progress Sitefinity
7.6
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Progress Sitefinity
5.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.4
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.5
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Progress Sitefinity
7.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Progress Sitefinity
7.0
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Progress Sitefinity
8.3
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Progress Sitefinity
7.9
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Progress Sitefinity
6.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Progress Sitefinity
5.6
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Progress Sitefinity
6.8

Pros

  • Allows non-technical staff to author and publish content by focusing on the content itself and the needs of a given campaign instead of technical implementations.
  • Content workflows allow varying degrees of complexity for content review and quality assurance before providing approvals on any piece before going live.
  • Development teams can build very robust and complex component for handling virtually all posible needs: from integrating back-end web services to UI Widgets for content authoring; from multisite suites to multi-language components, CQ can handle it all thanks to the power of Java and the flexibility of Sling and JCR.
  • Easy to scale for high-traffic sites and thanks to the Publisher/Dispatcher infrastructure, very flexible for caching and load balancing.
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  • Sitefinity Technical Support is always responsive and ready to help. I have even gotten follow ups at night and on weekends.
  • Sitefinity is designed to be flexible. No matter the requirement, there seems to be a way to achieve it.
  • Out-of-the-box items can satisfy a great deal of the needs, but never get in the way of customization's I create.
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Cons

  • There is no easy way to change a template if it has been built a certain way. Sometimes it would be nice to have an option to add an extra item on the spot. Instead, you have to ask your IT team to create for you.
  • You can set up a staging site and a site to publish... but sometimes the 2 environments doesn't connect correctly, meaning some changes in the staging sites doesn't show of on the live site.
  • The quick publish button is dangerous and not that helpful: pages can be published with the "quick publish" option even if they are blocked... however, the purpose of a blocked page is to prevent it from publishing until you unblock it. Also, the "quick publish" option will publish your age and every other page connected to it! so be careful!!
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  • Solution code does not play well with a standard source control mechanism such as Git. A few changes will be needed.
  • Creating custom widgets that are non-trivial takes additional time and effort.
  • Upgrading the platform can be problematic if the default tool doesn't work.
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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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Progress Sitefinity4.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Progress Sitefinity6.9
Based on 3 answers
It is very easy to administer for non-technical folks. The editor and backend interface is among the best I've seen.
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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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Progress Sitefinity7.3
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Progress Sitefinity5.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

We have used both Hybris and AEM, Hybris for e-commerce site and AEM for front facing site. Generally we prefer AEM due to the ease of use and user friendliness, as well as improved interface
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WordPress is a solid competitor to Sitefinity, but it lacks the WSYWIG editor that Sitefinity provides. Additionally, a lot of features that Sitefinity has out of the box, such as advanced document management and form generation, require additional extensions to be installed in order to work. WordPress is also open source, which is a concern for some companies.
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Return on Investment

  • AEM implementation increased employee efficiency as users can drag and drop components and do in place editing. If you have a clear use case for targeting you can achieve those effectively.
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  • It has made the site much easier to maintain requiring less technically skilled professionals to manage content.
  • It has allowed us to customize messaging to in-state and out-of-state users allowing us to maintain key messaging to stakeholders without confusing external visitors.
  • The features of custom modules have been very helpful to build out new tools and site features.
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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

Progress Sitefinity

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