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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

SiteExecutive

2 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

SiteExecutive

2 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

It is very well suited for large websites and clients with multiple properties where some data is shared. I would not recommend it for smaller websites as the overheard would be too much for small clients and basic websites.
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SiteExecutive

We recently put our alumni magazine online so viewers can read it digitally. SiteExecutive has been great for this project as it allowed us to easily create new templates and styling options specifically suited for our purposes.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
SiteExecutive
7.2
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
SiteExecutive
7.2

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
SiteExecutive
7.9
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
SiteExecutive
6.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
SiteExecutive
9.0
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
SiteExecutive
6.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
SiteExecutive
7.9
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
SiteExecutive
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
SiteExecutive
8.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
SiteExecutive
10.0
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
SiteExecutive
8.1

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
SiteExecutive
8.1
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
SiteExecutive
10.0
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
SiteExecutive
6.3
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
SiteExecutive
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
SiteExecutive
8.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
SiteExecutive
8.0

Pros

  • Easily searchable with the proper meta data
  • Creating links to assets, publishing assets and sharing assets is very easy and fast
  • Uploading files and creating folders is fast and easy
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  • User-friendly
  • Intuitive
  • Content type options available for use are plentiful and varied
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Cons

  • It is hard to find people with the skill to develop solutions on AEM.
  • The TouchUI pales in comparison to the features found in the Classic UI. Developers have a hard time implementing solutions in the new Touch UI because the framework is lacking, where as in the Classic UI the framework is more robust. For example there are some out of the box classic UI widgets that allow developers to create key/value pair lists in dialogs. In touch ui that does not exists and developers are forced to implement custom solutions.
  • It is based on open source, so a lot of the code base is out there (except the proprietary AEM stuff, i.e. WCM). This means that between versions of AEM, there are major changes (they are good at backward compatibility however). This could be a good thing, but may be a bad thing if your company is more sensitive to big changes that come hard and fast. There are people out there developing on AEM 6.2, as if it were still AEM 5.6. They don't even know how to take advantage of the new features.
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  • Glitches happen more frequently than I'd like them to
  • Limited options for formatting and organization within blog applications
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
I'll continue to use this product for many years. Adobe is making it clear they are taking customer feedback seriously and there continues to be growing demand for Adobe CQ implementations. As a developer, I find that there is still lots of room in this platform to try new techniques and really keep our implementations up to par with the latest standards.
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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've done numerous implementations using WordPress (a free open source CMS that many medium sized companies are leveraging) and found that it's really awkward for non-technical users. Adobe CQ is a much more friendly piece of software for managing large and varied pieces of content. However, if you just want a corporate blog, WordPress will definitely fill your needs.
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WordPress is another CMS that I've used within a professional setting. Despite the cost difference, SiteExecutive is well worth the investment. Its functionality is much, much greater (they can't really be compared on the same level) and I have more freedom for customization and creating EXACTLY what I need.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: Can quickly create and launch marketing campaigns.
  • Negative: Can be expensive to develop custom AEM experiences.
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  • External constituents are able to clearly see our mission, goals, and programs (i.e: we are successfully attracting potential students and their families)
  • Faculty and staff are able to be directly involved in how their department is represented
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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

SiteExecutive

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