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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

It is very well suited for large websites and clients with multiple properties where some data is shared. I would not recommend it for smaller websites as the overheard would be too much for small clients and basic websites.
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TERMINALFOUR

It's an extremely flexible solution. It can be a nightmare to work with if not properly planned out or fantastic if well thought out. If you have a team and an application owner with a plan it's a great option.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
TERMINALFOUR
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
TERMINALFOUR
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
TERMINALFOUR
5.0
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
TERMINALFOUR
6.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
TERMINALFOUR
4.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
TERMINALFOUR
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
TERMINALFOUR
8.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
TERMINALFOUR
8.0
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
TERMINALFOUR
8.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
TERMINALFOUR
8.5
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
TERMINALFOUR
6.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
TERMINALFOUR
4.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
TERMINALFOUR
8.0
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
TERMINALFOUR
5.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
TERMINALFOUR
6.7
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
TERMINALFOUR
7.4
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
TERMINALFOUR
7.0
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
TERMINALFOUR
5.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
TERMINALFOUR
6.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
TERMINALFOUR
7.9

Pros

  • Adobe Experience Manager allows our company to manage multiple sites simultaneously.
  • Adobe Experience Manager make it easy to share review sites for necessary sign-offs.
  • Adobe Experience Manager is a flexible resource and can always be what you make of it.
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  • Easy to navigate site management.
  • Customizable templating with not much limitation.
  • User management by groups.
  • Selective publishing.
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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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  • It can be a bit buggy with media library management.
  • The html editor can act pretty wonky sometimes with the html it translates things into.
  • The navigation builder tool is pretty confusing.
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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

I had no involvement in the selection process of Adobe Experience Manager, however, from a user experience point of view, I would recommend it over other CMS due to its ease of use, user friendliness, and clean appearance. You can look at the pages by listing, or by structure. This makes it so easy to find pages
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WordPress is obviously a fantastic product. TerminalFour was more appropriate for our needs as determined by a team before my arrival. I think WordPress is better and cheaper but going with TerminalFour offered the opportunity to work with a smaller company to whom we mattered
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Return on Investment

  • Increase employee efficiency
  • Complete control of content by marketing team
  • Great user experience
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  • Increased employee efficiency.
  • Happier internal customers because changes are much easier than they used to be and we can often empower them to make their own changes to their websites.
  • For our application owner it's become a huge project that consumes all of his time. Not ideal but it's working for now. Knowledge sharing the more intricate pieces can be really difficult.
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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

TERMINALFOUR

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$15,000*
1.  organisation per year
Additional Pricing Details
Generally the initial cost is between $15,000 to $100,000 with ongoing support and hosting subsequent years.