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Score 7.9 out of 101

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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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Squarespace

It is perfect if you want to create a website to promote yourself or your small and medium-sized business. You don't need software knowledge and can build and deploy an e-commerce ready website almost over the weekend. It is also really good if you just want to create a web presence for yourself for cheap. I wouldn't recommend it if you plan on creating a web store that you will be regularly selling items through. It probably would work out cheaper to engage a web development team for the long term savings. But it's good if you only occasionally plan on transacting through your webpage. Also definitely not recommended for enterprise-level usage. You want more control over your web presence in that scenario rather than engaging through a third party.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Squarespace
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Squarespace
8.9

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Squarespace
8.0
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Squarespace
7.8
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Squarespace
8.3

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Squarespace
8.6
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Squarespace
8.7
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Squarespace
8.4
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Squarespace
8.5
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Squarespace
8.5
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Squarespace
8.3
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Squarespace
8.9
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Squarespace
8.7
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Squarespace
8.7

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Squarespace
7.5
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Squarespace
7.9
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Squarespace
7.6
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Squarespace
7.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Squarespace
7.1
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Squarespace
7.8

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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  • Ease of use with its drag and drop interface.
  • Beautiful templates — more so than other easy to use builder tools like Weebly or Wix.
  • Extensive and well-designed elements, including fonts.
  • Images are presented beautifully.
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Cons

  • Styling the front-end of the author interface can sometimes be challenging. Built in styles and HTML can be overwhelming until you get used to it. Having a less intrusive author output or defining a standard output per site could speed development.
  • Documentation is often outdated, keeping docs up to date and readily available is needed.
  • The local build process is slow and takes a lot of space. Reducing the overhead with local testing would be great!
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  • I could see an experienced designer being frustrated by the limitations of Squarespace compared to an open platform like Wordpress.
  • Sometimes it's difficult to make quick edits in the website builder because you don't know where the functionality resides. For example, you can make some edits to your nav bar by clicking on the nav bar, but you can make others by going through a series of menus. This is easily resolved by watching the tutorials, but can be frustrating for new users.
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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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Squarespace10.0
Based on 4 answers
I've renewed my Squarespace 3 years in a row
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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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Squarespace10.0
Based on 3 answers
It's simple to use for someone who is really good with computers as well as those who are not. I've been using my personal squarespace for years and have also helped clients build a starting page which they are later able to manage theirselves.
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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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Squarespace10.0
Based on 2 answers
Easy to find support on their website.
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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 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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WordPress is a full featured blogging powerhouse with tons of extensions and huge user base. You can start with a WordPress.com blog and when you outgrow it you can set up your own server with the WordPress.org site and import your content to it. It's less straightforward than Squarespace but more malleable in the long run
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Return on Investment

  • I am not involved in the acquisition part of AEM as the client was the one involved in that decision.
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  • Increase of visibility of my company.
  • Professional place to display my portfolio online.
  • I've received many inquiries from the form on my website.
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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

Squarespace

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