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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Score 9 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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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
8.3
SiteExecutive
7.2
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
SiteExecutive
7.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
SiteExecutive
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
SiteExecutive
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
SiteExecutive

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
SiteExecutive
7.9
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
SiteExecutive
6.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
SiteExecutive
9.0
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
SiteExecutive
6.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
SiteExecutive
7.9
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
SiteExecutive
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
SiteExecutive
8.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
SiteExecutive
10.0
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
SiteExecutive
8.1

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
SiteExecutive
8.1
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
SiteExecutive
10.0
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
SiteExecutive
6.3
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
SiteExecutive
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
5.6
SiteExecutive
8.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
SiteExecutive
8.0

Pros

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Media library and asset management is simplified, separating storage and also allowing developers to manage the workflow of the publishing process.
  • No addition of API services are required, using the same requests and data access layer for both front end and back end development simplifies the project lifecycle.
  • Duplicating code is easy, developers can simply copy components and reuse or rework for each use case.
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SiteExecutive

  • User-friendly
  • Intuitive
  • Content type options available for use are plentiful and varied
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Cons

Adobe Experience Manager

  • A lot of the OOB (Out Of the Box) components are still a little buggy and not fully ready to go without some minor tweaks.
  • Since the software was acquired not too long ago by Adobe, a lot of Adobe integrated solutions are not fully baked yet. That is getting better with time.
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SiteExecutive

  • 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 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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SiteExecutive

No score
No answers yet
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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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SiteExecutive

No score
No answers yet
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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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SiteExecutive

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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SiteExecutive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Experience Manager

Have used a handful of other content management systems, all of which tend to be either proprietary or freeware -- and the latter presents a security issue. Adobe Experience Manager is easily the most feature-rich content management system I have used, but more features sometimes comes with inconveniences -- taking longer to load when accessing remotely (times out on slow Internet connections), slower taxonomy tagging, etc. It is also the most well-supported system I have used; Adobe is more responsive than most if glitches happen or in response to changes in Google practices for SEO, etc
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SiteExecutive

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

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Extreme flexibility and speed to publish new pages with as little as a few hours of notice. This allowed us to be more efficient in handling landing pages for lead generation.
  • Powerful technology stack that allows for an infinite amount of customization. New ideas came up as we learned all the capabilities of CQ. It helped us innovate in the way we build and author pages.
  • Poor documentation and small community slowed our initial ramp up and development times until first release. By now this should have improved with the increased popularity.
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SiteExecutive

  • 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

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