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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Score 7.4 out of 101

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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SDL Tridion Sites

I think it is really well suited for users who have multiple sites that need to inherit from a parent site, and want easy mass publishing options with the opportunity to also localize/personalize content to a lower level site.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
SDL Tridion Sites
6.9
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
SDL Tridion Sites
5.8
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
SDL Tridion Sites
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
SDL Tridion Sites
6.2
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
SDL Tridion Sites

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
SDL Tridion Sites
8.2
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
5.6
SDL Tridion Sites
8.6
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
SDL Tridion Sites
8.2

Pros

Adobe Experience Manager

  • It is easy for people who are not web designers to achieve an attractive and useful website
  • It is easy to manage users and their permissions
  • It allows users to assemble their digital assets in one place, for use on the web site
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SDL Tridion Sites

  • Our organization was able to customize the implementation of SDL Tridion so that it would fit our unique needs for a CMS; it is flexible in this regard, and we are adding new elements all the time to fit changing requirements and marketing goals.
  • The user interface for SDL Tridion is very clean, and easy to use. This makes it easier for users with less web experience to navigate and use the CMS tool.
  • SDL Tridion integrates well with our back-end organizational systems and applications, making the customer front-end experience seamless, and our back-end processing as smooth as possible.
  • The search tool is really helpful when you have a lot of content to manage. We use the search feature all the time to find things we need if we don't immediately know where it is stored; it is a major time-saver.
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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.
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SDL Tridion Sites

  • Tridion is complicated in enough ways that it makes it difficult to train new users. Therefore, we have to limit the number of people with access to the system since we have not yet implemented Workflow.
  • When something goes wrong (items fail to publish, or there is unexpected behavior with components), there is little explanation provided that would point us in the right direction to troubleshoot. As a result, content Authors and Editors have to frequently ask for IT assistance.
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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.
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SDL Tridion Sites

SDL Tridion Sites 6.3
Based on 15 answers
I am giving this a semi-high rating because we have already got Tridion up and running and we are still in the process of moving the sites over to Tridion. It is unlikely we will be moving things to a new CMS AGAIN in the near future as the cost to get Tridion was high.
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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
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SDL Tridion Sites

SDL Tridion Sites 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The editor user interface is very user friendly and in-site editing makes simple updates fast and easy. The extensibility of Tridion is a big plus and the ability to add our own options into the default Tridion interface helps us integrate with external systems. Finally, the user permissions and security system helps us deploy it within our large organization.
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Support

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its so far the best Content Management System, available in market.
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SDL Tridion Sites

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

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
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SDL Tridion Sites

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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager was chosen by our procurement team over the alternatives we considered primarily because of its seamless integration with other Adobe solution, which we were already using
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SDL Tridion Sites

We didn't chose WordPress because can't handle the traffic we generate. Sitecore is what we are currently looking at and it looks like a much better alternative to Tridion.
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Return on Investment

Adobe Experience Manager

  • AEM has allowed our team to promote high value webinars and passes contact data to our marketing automation tool for a syncronized experience.
  • AEM allows for a work stream and multiple authors for quickly publishing thought leadership articles.
  • From blogs to home screens, AEM allows us to build for many types of marketing projects.
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SDL Tridion Sites

  • Some control given to business to edit site content
  • Much faster ways to copy site content to other sites
  • Expensive to get your site up and running on Tridion
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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

SDL Tridion Sites

General

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

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