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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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TemplateToaster

TemplateToaster has the best features which include: BOOTSTRAP 3 support, W3C compliance, all devices and all browsers compatibility, clean and concise code generation, and extensive designing options. A big pack of sample templates comes free with software installation, and all the designing options have been provided as per the latest web design trends. Templates made in TemplateToaster make clients say, “wow, it’s amazing”. TemplateToaster is a designing tool as well as a development tool. In short words, it provides a GUI for designing templates, after the accomplishment of designing, the template can be exported into a fully-fledged web template, which is ready to use as a website design.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
TemplateToaster
9.1
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
TemplateToaster
9.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
TemplateToaster
9.1
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
TemplateToaster
9.1
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
TemplateToaster
9.1

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
TemplateToaster
9.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
TemplateToaster
9.1
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
TemplateToaster
9.1
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
TemplateToaster
9.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
TemplateToaster
9.1

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
TemplateToaster
9.1
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
TemplateToaster
9.1
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
TemplateToaster
9.1
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
TemplateToaster
9.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
TemplateToaster
9.1
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
TemplateToaster
9.1

Pros

  • It is easy for people who are not web designers to achieve an attractive and useful website
  • It is easy to manage users and their permissions
  • It allows users to assemble their digital assets in one place, for use on the web site
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  • Advanced designing features and using these advanced features very easily e.g. Bootstrap 3 support that makes flawless responsive templates.
  • Encapsulated all the major designing trends with respect to particular CMS.
  • Optimized code is produced for every theme/template as such the coding standards are perfectly followed by this software.
  • All WordPress themes made with this software pass the Theme Check test.
  • Because of W3C compliance it ensures consistency of websites over the web.
  • HTML5 and CSS3 also ensure better look of designs on small screens.
  • Apart from making web templates, one can make full fledged websites too. TemplateToaster allows making static websites with YouTube video inclusion. It has inbuilt FTP, so that user can easily move its website to the server.
  • An amazing and exclusive feature it provides is the option to draw custom widget/module/ block area.
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Cons

  • Components were introduced to reduce the development & authoring time by reusing them. With some clients, it worked very well because they had page structure and content like that. But if you have UI requirements that can not support component re-usability then your life will be difficult. You will end up creating more and more components in the hope that they will be utilized one day some where on some page... Although you can achieve re-usability by creating smaller customizable component but then again it will increase your development time. In a Nutshell, you will not save development time.
  • Osgi was a great concept. AEM Developer used to write the most of business logic in them but due to adaptation of micro-services, now everybody wants to implement business logic in there instead of AEM internal OSGi. If your architecture had micro services then power of Osgi is useless for you, you will just use 10-20% of it which will bring no big value.
  • License of AEM is super costly, not every organization can afford it. Once you have implemented AEM, it will be hard to get rid of it. Getting rid will mean another investment.
  • Like other products, AEM also releases new versions. Upgrades to new versions never happens smoothly. Means organization needs to spend more money to upgrade the servers.
  • You need a big infrastructure to deploy AEM server setup. Each setup needs at least 3 machines, one for author, one for publisher and one for dispatcher. This means spending more money on maintenance.
  • TouchUI is confusing sometimes for everyone i.e business, authors, developers.
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  • It is not available for MAC operating system.
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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

It really comes down to how much money you are willing to spend (Adobe is more) and the skill set of your developers (Sitecore is .NET vs. Adobe is Java).
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  • Advanced features, lesser price and ease of use. For designing perspective, it has many options in accordance with latest web designing trends.
  • Most prominent is- custom positions can be made for widgets or plugins to be included
  • Slideshow can be included.
  • Images browsed from the system can be transformed using its image editor.
  • Texture-effects-shadow can be applied wherever required.
  • margin-padding settings can be done easily.
  • And many more options are provided by this software on its interface.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: Can quickly create and launch marketing campaigns.
  • Negative: Can be expensive to develop custom AEM experiences.
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  • TemplateToaster returns full value of money.
  • It helps in finishing my projects ahead of time, hence I can finish more projects in less time. In other words, it helps in increasing my efficiency, which brings monetary benefits to me.
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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
Adobe Experience Manager Editions & Modules
Adobe Experience Manager
Additional Pricing Details

TemplateToaster

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
TemplateToaster Editions & Modules
TemplateToaster
Edition
Standard Edition
$491
Professional Edition
$149
1. Annually
Additional Pricing Details
After one year, some concession is given on the specific edition.