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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

If the employees in charge of creating pages are not developers, this is a great platform since everything is easy and drag and drop style. For a developer, this might be more frustrating since small code tweaks are not as accessible.
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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
8.2
Stibo STEP MDM
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Stibo STEP MDM

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Stibo STEP MDM
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Stibo STEP MDM
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Stibo STEP MDM

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Pros

  • One central location to manage all sites.
  • All assets can be easily accessed, managed, and published from one central location.
  • Easy for authors to create and publish content.
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  • Asset management
  • Data sharing
  • Page production
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Cons

  • Out of the box (OOTB) component customization should be more versatile. Many time extending/overlaying components are faster but tweaking OOTB components are cumbersome due to the way the jsps and code is handled.
  • Can increase performance with huge content.
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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
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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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

After using Hybris I would love to go back to Adobe CQ. Although we didn't use CQ for an e-commerce it is a lot easier to use and understand compared to Hybris. Adobe CQ has better documentation to figure out how to use it than Hybris does and CQ also has a better UI.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased employee efficiency - Once the components were created the content authors could knock out a ton of pages in one day.
  • Customer changes were easier to fix.
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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