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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Salsify

5 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Salsify

5 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

CQ is best suited for multi-site projects that require frequent updates or new pages spun up very quickly and with the same quality as the rest of your site. It's also a great fit if you have extensive media libraries: pictures, videos, etc. The Digital Asset Manager is very powerful and if it's coupled with a CDN, it can be itself a great solution for that particular purpose alone.Key questions to ask would be:- How comfortable will our authors be with this publishing platform? What are their needs and wants? Can CQ accommodate them?- How skilled is our development team to take a project like CQ? The best of CQ comes when is customized but it will come with a price. Time and talent will be necessary to tweak it to the right fit.- Do we have enough time and resources to allow our technical and non-technical stuff to learn? Can we afford all the oficial training levels?
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Salsify

Depending on the company and their use for Salsify, I would definitely recommend this product.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Salsify
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Salsify

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Salsify
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Salsify
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Salsify
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Salsify
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Salsify
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Salsify

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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  • Nearly instant publication of product content onto ecommerce platforms that support API connections. As the number of these connections grows, this will become more powerful.
  • Salsify's support team is usually very helpful, and always friendly. Development is constantly ongoing.
  • My favorite aspect of Salsify is the ability to quickly see what information is missing from a given product. Using readiness reports to identify gaps helps the whole team focus on what is important within their sphere of responsibility.
  • Image transformation is powerful. In the past, we had to rename, resize, crop, etc. to meet different expectations. Now, we just program the right transformations, hit a button, and Salsify does the heavy lifting.
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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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  • It needs more ability to limit viewing or editing of certain attributes by user or user class. I understand this is in the pipeline.
  • Responsive design. It is not usable on a phone (various iPhone n+ models). I NEVER prefer to work in Salsify on my phone, but it would be nice to be able to in a pinch.
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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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Salsify10.0
Based on 1 answer
The team is very helpful and the product is very useful to us.
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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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Salsify9.0
Based on 1 answer
I am only giving it a 9 because they are working on streamlining the uploading process to make things easier on our end - once this is complete I would most likely give it a 10!
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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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Salsify10.0
Based on 1 answer
The team is extremely friendly and helpful. They came in for an in-house training and schedule calls to walk us through new features, etc.
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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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Salsify10.0
Based on 1 answer
The team at Salsify is the best to work with!!!
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Alternatives Considered

I had no involvement in the selection process of Adobe Experience Manager, however, from a user experience point of view, I would recommend it over other CMS due to its ease of use, user friendliness, and clean appearance. You can look at the pages by listing, or by structure. This makes it so easy to find pages
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We have not used alternatives. None seemed to have the feature set that Salsify offered.
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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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  • Salsify increases our speed to release products to our customers.
  • Salsify is expensive. Worth it (so far), but expensive.
  • Increased visibility of content gaps.
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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

Salsify

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