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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Squiz Matrix

2 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Squiz Matrix

2 Ratings
Score 5.2 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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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
8.1
Squiz Matrix
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Squiz Matrix

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Squiz Matrix
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Squiz Matrix
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Squiz Matrix
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Squiz Matrix
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Squiz Matrix
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Squiz Matrix

Pros

  • 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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  • Speed and efficiency
  • Roles and content control
  • Related content
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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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  • 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 Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
If I had the choice to renew, I would. Adobe CQ is one of the better CMS's I've been able to use. It's well organized, fast and easy to use. Although it is a little high in price, the fact that it does a good job justifies the decision to renew
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Squiz Matrix7.0
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 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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Easier to work with
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Return on Investment

  • AEM has allowed our team to promote high value webinars and passes contact data to our marketing automation tool for a syncronized experience.
  • AEM allows for a work stream and multiple authors for quickly publishing thought leadership articles.
  • From blogs to home screens, AEM allows us to build for many types of marketing projects.
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  • 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