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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
8.2
Squiz Matrix
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Squiz Matrix

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Squiz Matrix
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Squiz Matrix
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Squiz Matrix
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Squiz Matrix
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Squiz Matrix
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Squiz Matrix
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Squiz Matrix
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Squiz Matrix
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Squiz Matrix

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Squiz Matrix
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Squiz Matrix
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Squiz Matrix
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Squiz Matrix
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Squiz Matrix
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Squiz Matrix

Pros

  • Manages web content with an intuitive WYSIWYG authoring experience.
  • Manages Digital Assets used by your website such as images, audio, documents, etc.
  • Creates an simple easy to use experience to generate web content. Centers all web content generation around the author.
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  • Speed and efficiency
  • Roles and content control
  • Related content
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Cons

  • Searching for and organizing images can be a clunky experience.
  • Standard components frequently do not meet our needs. New components must constantly be in production to run what I usually consider pretty standard functionality.
  • Steep learning curve for people not used to web design or development. Not intuitive at all levels.
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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
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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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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No answers yet
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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

We have used both Hybris and AEM, Hybris for e-commerce site and AEM for front facing site. Generally we prefer AEM due to the ease of use and user friendliness, as well as improved interface
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Easier to work with
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Return on Investment

  • As a developer, this question is a little difficult to answer, but all of our clients have been pleased with flexibility an Adobe CQ implementation gives them. Marketing teams can really shine and control their web presence without relying on slow tech teams to support them.
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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