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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Score 5.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager is well suited for large organizations that need a powerful, comprehensive and robust CMS to manage multiple websites/translations of websites. It is also well suited for those who need a CMS that is well integrated with other systems such as analytics, targeting and email marketing, or those who want some fancy add ons like Adobe smart tags or AI-enhanced capabilities.It is also an expensive product with a steep learning curve, so it is less appropriate for smaller companies/individuals or those that don't need an overly robust system that is integrated with other digital marketing tools. If you're looking for a more affordable solution that is easy to pick up and play, go with a more basic WordPress or Joomla type option.
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Squiz Matrix

Working with a large amount of web content where there is a need to focus on related content.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Squiz Matrix
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Squiz Matrix

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Squiz Matrix
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Squiz Matrix
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Squiz Matrix
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Squiz Matrix
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Squiz Matrix
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Squiz Matrix
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Squiz Matrix
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Squiz Matrix
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
Squiz Matrix

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Squiz Matrix
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Squiz Matrix
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Squiz Matrix
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Squiz Matrix
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
5.6
Squiz Matrix
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Squiz Matrix

Pros

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Adobe Experience Manager keeps your content separate from your layout which allows for a lot of flexibility in how you display your content.
  • Adobe Experience Manager integrates really well with other Adobe products like Adobe Analytics.
  • Adobe Experience Manager 's drag and drop interface makes it fairly easy to utilize with minimal familiarity.
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Squiz Matrix

  • Speed and efficiency
  • Roles and content control
  • Related content
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Cons

Adobe Experience Manager

  • 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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Squiz Matrix

  • User Interface was good but heavy, with Java powering the backbone I recall finding this somewhat troublesome at the time.
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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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Squiz Matrix

Squiz Matrix 7.0
Based on 1 answer
I don't work with Squiz any more so it's difficult to say, that said, the site is still running on the same CMS so obviously it's still considered a great platform
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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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Squiz Matrix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Squiz Matrix

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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Squiz Matrix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Experience Manager

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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Squiz Matrix

Easier to work with
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Return on Investment

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Difficult to calculate ROI, which would likely only be measured by time savings and improved SEO.
  • Takes time, which lowers productivity, to get up and running smoothly when first adopted.
  • Ensures we're using best practices, including maximizing SEO and more, through check lists and evaluations/ratings.
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Squiz Matrix

  • Having a single powerful CMS platform that would integrate a number of organisations that had recently merged - Squiz was a big part of bringing our web architecture together gracefully.
  • Increased employee efficiency
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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

Squiz Matrix

General

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

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