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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Quadient Inspire

3 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Well suited to deploy multiple sites with a consistent look and feel with the forms, especially for global companies with multiple authors spread out within different regions. Easy for authors to publish content on a frequent basis. More suited used for large scale deployments due to licensing costs.Complexity of the system may be a challenge for AEM administrators and developers.
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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
8.1
Quadient Inspire
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Quadient Inspire

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Quadient Inspire
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Quadient Inspire
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Quadient Inspire

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Quadient Inspire
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Quadient Inspire
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Quadient Inspire
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Quadient Inspire
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Quadient Inspire
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
Quadient Inspire
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Quadient Inspire
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Quadient Inspire
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Quadient Inspire

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Quadient Inspire
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Quadient Inspire
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Quadient Inspire
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Quadient Inspire
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Quadient Inspire
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Quadient Inspire

Pros

  • Concept of iparsys enabling inheritance
  • MSM support for multi site
  • Digital Asset management
  • Concept of preview
  • Workflow GUI
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  • 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.
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Cons

  • Commerce platform integrations are really hard
  • Developer documentation is not up to the mark
  • Certain issues are very hard to detect and there is little log information
  • Rapidly changing features are compromising the stability of the system
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  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
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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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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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

I would say that Adobe CQ and WordPress come in neck and neck. They both have easy to understand dashboards, and both require a knowledge of a specific programming language. If you are more comfortable with JSP and Java, Adobe CQ is right for you; if you are more of a PHP person, then WordPress may be a better choice. Adobe CQ, however, controls resources 10 times better than WordPress. Looking for an image or document is easier and more organized than WordPress
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The above drop down would not allow me to pick the similar products that I have used previously. Planet Pres : Good in its time. Now very slow compared with Quadient.Compart:As quick... If not slightly quicker than Quadient. This does not counteract how difficult this software is to use. It has no GUI interface and even advanced programmers struggle to use it.Both of these products are inferior to Quadient when it comes to implementing within a normal organisation.
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Return on Investment

  • Deployed a powerful tool to users
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  • Speeds up processing which frees up programmers thus producing more mailings and increasing capacity for jobs and thus profit.
  • Allowed us to tender for bigger businesses looking to outsource now that we have the capabilities to process their complex documents. Yielding a large ROI.
  • Seems like a costly investment at the beginning. Purchasing the software, investing in some training for the staff. It pays for itself once you have made the jump. TIP: If in the budget, hire somone versed in GMC/Quadient Inspire at the beginning, this individual will then be able to filter knowledge down to the other staff. In my opinion better than purchasing training because you can start using the software straight away as someone is already versed in the programming.
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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.