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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quadient Inspire

It is perfect for any large-scale variable document composition. Workflows and templates for Invoices, reminders, contracts, and many more can be created in a matter of hours. The performance is awesome! Creating millions of pages in a matter of hours. The handling of the output is exceptional—grouping, merging, splitting, you name it. It is particularly well suited for large-scale migrations. I have personally managed many migrations, reducing the number of templates by as much as 80%.
Tomaž Juvančič | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.4
Quadient Inspire
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.4
Quadient Inspire

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Quadient Inspire
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Quadient Inspire
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Quadient Inspire

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Quadient Inspire
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
6.7
Quadient Inspire
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Quadient Inspire
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
Quadient Inspire
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Quadient Inspire
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Quadient Inspire
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
Quadient Inspire
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
Quadient Inspire
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Quadient Inspire

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Quadient Inspire
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Quadient Inspire
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
Quadient Inspire
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Quadient Inspire
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
Quadient Inspire
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Quadient Inspire

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.
Tolulope Lawal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quadient Inspire

  • It keeps the graphic quality and colors of the supplied PDFs. Other software we have used to personalise PDFs has reduced the DPI and even changed the colors. Inspire is great at keeping everything as it should be.
  • The imposition tools within Inspire give a vast range of getting the most out of your printers for the least cost. You can easily arrange documents 2 up or 4 up on SRA3 sheets for printing, cutting and stacking.
  • The TextinRect tool is extremely useful for pulling information off a Digital Document allowing you to manipulate it in many ways.
  • The little know MinMax Generator module is useful for seeing if all your text fits within a flow, if not the 'First Fitting Auto' feature enables you to shrink text automatically if it doesn't quite fit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Diana Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quadient Inspire

  • Usually quick to de-bug/resolve any issues, currently having a problem saving production profiles. Its more of a little annoyance than a problem and its not a time consuming fix. Maybe I'm just being lazy..
  • No more issues that I have currently come across that haven't already been resolved.
David Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Fernando Galeano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quadient Inspire

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
Vagner Polund | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quadient Inspire

Quadient Inspire 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Inspire has enormous scope for creating output of numerous different formats and scales. As such, it is necessarily quite a complex tool. But taking these aspects into account I think it has been created in a logical and straightforward way that has minimised some of the problems that this could have brought about. Overall, it is much more powerful and intuitive than other options I've used in the past.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its so far the best Content Management System, available in market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quadient Inspire

Quadient Inspire 8.7
Based on 5 answers
Great staff who are really passionate and knowledgeable about the solutions. They have people who want to understand your companies requirements and help create solutions that fit your needs and improve your business. However, sometimes it can be hard getting in contact with the right person and as they are often busy it can sometimes take a while for people to respond to you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Adobe Experience Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Quadient Inspire

Quadient Inspire 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I had a couple of weeks of training back in 2005 on the Quadient premises in Hradec Kralowe. The instructor was just great! Besides showing as normal functionalities, he went so far to solve our concrete challenges. He actually encouraged me to become a "real" programmer. I have written my first lines of code in Inspire (GMC PrintNetT) and never looked back.
Tomaž Juvančič | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Adobe Experience Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Quadient Inspire

Quadient Inspire 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Quadient offers online training for all of its products (paid service). You can choose your pace and go through the material and then solve real challenges. At the end, you can choose to take a final assignment and get certification which is a really good thing to do. If you get stuck, the training team will answer any of your questions and give you guidance.
Tomaž Juvančič | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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
Vagner Polund | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quadient Inspire

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.
Mike Plant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quadient Inspire

This is my first product in this category and I believe my company selected Quadient Inspire because amongst all the other software available out there, this was the more suitable to our use, and the price is also affordable.
Elvis Wouashe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Our brand requires a high level of polish and crisp functionality. AEM provides that for us. We do look as good as possible and it reflects well on our brand.
  • We can product new pages rapidly with our modules and so we can keep our content fresh and relevant.
  • Our brand value has risen considerably since we polished our web properties with AEM.
Saren Sakurai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quadient Inspire

  • To date Quadient Inspire has allowed us to retire several legacy platforms and reduce the overheads - licensing/servers/maintenance - incurred.
  • Reduction of single-skilled resources has meant that FTE requirements can be reduced as cross-skilled resources can be used.
David Nixon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Adobe Experience Manager

Pricing Details

Adobe Experience Manager

General

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

Quadient Inspire

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$0*

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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Quadient Inspire
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager
9.0
Quadient Inspire

Usability

Adobe Experience Manager
10.0
Quadient Inspire
9.1

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager
9.0
Quadient Inspire
8.7

In-Person Training

Adobe Experience Manager
Quadient Inspire
10.0

Online Training

Adobe Experience Manager
Quadient Inspire
10.0

Implementation Rating

Adobe Experience Manager
8.7
Quadient Inspire

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