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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Stibo STEP MDM

1 Ratings
Score 7 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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Stibo STEP MDM

STEP is very good for producing catalogues and direct mail, providing the content is maintained and updated regularly. The autopage function is ideal for catalogues, whereas for more stylised brochures we can paginate into InDesign which allows publishing end users to apply a more visual design.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Stibo STEP MDM
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Stibo STEP MDM

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Stibo STEP MDM
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Stibo STEP MDM
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Stibo STEP MDM

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Stibo STEP MDM
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Stibo STEP MDM
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Stibo STEP MDM
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Stibo STEP MDM
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Stibo STEP MDM
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Stibo STEP MDM

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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  • Asset management
  • Data sharing
  • Page production
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Cons

  • Steep learning curve for both Authors and Developers when it comes to customized components and workflows.
  • Development community is small and somewhat closed. It keeps growing with the years as CQ becomes more popular, which is a good thing.
  • Expensive, both to purchase, train and certify. This makes it harder to learn unless companies are willing to spend thousands on official training.
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  • Some processes can be a bit long-winded, and have too many steps
  • Issues with writing back from InDesign to STEP
  • Speed of paginating large catalogue sections
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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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Return on Investment

  • Improvement in customer service, as the companies are able to update their product/service offerings as soon as any updates are made.
  • Increased marketing presence and quicker response to changing market trends.
  • Avoiding legal and regulatory obstacles by creating a more consistent content across the organization.
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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

Stibo STEP MDM

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