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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
8.2
SiteExecutive
7.2
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
SiteExecutive
7.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
SiteExecutive
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
SiteExecutive
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
SiteExecutive

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
SiteExecutive
7.9
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
SiteExecutive
6.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
SiteExecutive
9.0
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
SiteExecutive
6.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
SiteExecutive
7.9
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
SiteExecutive
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
SiteExecutive
8.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
SiteExecutive
10.0
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
SiteExecutive
8.1

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
SiteExecutive
8.1
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
SiteExecutive
10.0
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
SiteExecutive
6.3
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
SiteExecutive
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
SiteExecutive
8.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
SiteExecutive
8.0

Pros

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

AEM exceeds WordPress on customizability. It is the backbone for the many modules and APIs we need to run our business.
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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

  • We have a lot of work for AEM, it's very popular currently
  • Clients seem very happy with AEM, mostly when they are not assisting in development
  • Overall a lot of work has been won because of our AEM expertise
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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