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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Quadient Inspire

It is well suited for any mail merge you need to do. It is a one stop shop and it does more than you could imagine. You can have multiple data files and multiple artworks/documents. Inspire enables you to source your data, mailsort it and then pull the correct artwork through using conditions for the correct data record, this enables you to do complex mailmerges where before, say in MS Word, you'd have to do everything separately.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Quadient Inspire
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Quadient Inspire

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Quadient Inspire
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Quadient Inspire
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Quadient Inspire

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Quadient Inspire
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Quadient Inspire
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Quadient Inspire
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Quadient Inspire
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Quadient Inspire
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Quadient Inspire
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Quadient Inspire
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Quadient Inspire
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Quadient Inspire

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Quadient Inspire
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Quadient Inspire
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
Quadient Inspire
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Quadient Inspire
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Quadient Inspire
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Quadient Inspire

Pros

  • Customization. Although this is important for any CMS to allow, CQ does a pretty good job at allowing for customization.
  • Easy to use. Adobe CQ requires a little bit of up-front work to get you started, but after you start, it's easy to continue.
  • Versioning. A huge plus when you're constantly changing pages. The versioning available is amazing and super helpful
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  • The ability to set up complex universal templates to handle frequently repeated tasks is a real time saver.
  • Reading in data files and performing many layers of computations and formatting in a single pass helps to minimize touch points, which in turn minimizes human error.
  • Is there a useful output format that is not supported? I haven't come across a need yet that cannot be met.
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Cons

  • CRXDE is not a very good platform
  • If CQ had better out of the box multilingual support
  • The out of the box components are not customizable enough so we ended up having to override them
  • Environment kept crashing because it is such a memory hog
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  • I'd like to see more help in the way of scripting. The language is unique to Quadient Inspire so it can be a bit daunting, even coming from a programming background, to know the correct syntax.
  • The ability to use TextinRect with UNC paths as we have multiple licences for production so we can run more than one 'Production' at a time but this doesn't seem to work on the server with UNC paths.
  • I find inserting tables somewhat troublesome, I've also found that if you copy a table and paste it to another page in your layout module, although it makes a new table in the Table tab, if you change the contents of your new table, it also changes the contents of the table you copied.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
Adobe CQ has training classes that you can be in or watch to get a better understanding. They have some of the best customer support so if you run into any problems you can just contact them put a ticket in and they will fix it or work with you to fix the problem or issue you are running into.
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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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Quadient Inspire7.3
Based on 1 answer
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.
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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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Quadient Inspire7.3
Based on 1 answer
Answers always seem to be prompt and helpful with a level of detail befitting the experience of the respective user making the enquiry. This can even involve someone creating a workflow to not only solve the problem but also help the questioner perhaps understand some of the principles involved.
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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

After using Hybris I would love to go back to Adobe CQ. Although we didn't use CQ for an e-commerce it is a lot easier to use and understand compared to Hybris. Adobe CQ has better documentation to figure out how to use it than Hybris does and CQ also has a better UI.
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Quadient Inspire is a lot more user friendly and faster.
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Return on Investment

  • Deployed a powerful tool to users
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  • Since purchasing Inspire we have won many business opportunities as it enables us to create documents we couldn't do before, for example: Council Tax Bills.
  • It is a lot faster at processing than our previous software. We had one job we had to extract addresses from, it was 56,000 records from a 5.5million line text file. Our previous software took 26 hours to pull out the addresses, Quadient Inspire took 43 seconds!
  • We are able to automate processes through Inspire via CLI batch files, where a job would normally take 30 minutes to set up and process, a bit of time spent on the workflow and automation script means we can just double click a batch file for repeat jobs and the print file is created in seconds.
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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

Quadient Inspire

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$0*
1.  0
Additional Pricing Details
The solution is highly modular. Pricing may differ a lot depending on usage and configuration.