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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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Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS is the perfect tool for a company that is looking to keep their website updated. The simple to use tools and templates means updating and creating new pages is easy. The WYSIWYG editor is a nice feature, however, for accessibility, there should be some more guidance on what is suitable to be used on the CMS.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Umbraco CMS
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Umbraco CMS
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Umbraco CMS
8.1
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Umbraco CMS
8.9
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Umbraco CMS
7.3

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Umbraco CMS
7.8
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Umbraco CMS
7.7
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Umbraco CMS
7.4
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Umbraco CMS
8.6
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Umbraco CMS
7.6
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Umbraco CMS
7.4
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Umbraco CMS
7.4
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Umbraco CMS
8.8
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Umbraco CMS
7.5

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Umbraco CMS
7.8
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Umbraco CMS
8.4
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Umbraco CMS
8.4
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Umbraco CMS
7.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Umbraco CMS
8.1
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Umbraco CMS
7.1

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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  • customization
  • good prepared SEO
  • integration with other software
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Cons

  • Upgrading and applying patches can be hit or miss - I recommend backups because of the potential to damage the existing infrastructure
  • Space management is an issue - every change or request takes up space that can be reclaimed, but only through a complicated procedure done through command prompts. There was no documentation for this on their site and we had to use a third party to create the procedure. It has to be run manually.
  • There isn't a good backup system, particularly one that can be scheduled to run reliably.
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  • If you miss an update on the software, issues can happen if you jump to far ahead of where you are
  • Search could be improved on the site
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
Adobe CQ has training classes that you can be in or watch to get a better understanding. They have some of the best customer support so if you run into any problems you can just contact them put a ticket in and they will fix it or work with you to fix the problem or issue you are running into.
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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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Umbraco CMS4.0
Based on 1 answer
Many end users will be overwhelmed with the admin interface. Some common functions are buried in menus
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Reliability and Availability

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Umbraco CMS7.0
Based on 1 answer
Occasionally, errors will appear in the admin that make it impossible to work without developer support.
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Performance

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Umbraco CMS3.0
Based on 1 answer
Working in the admin panel (adding / reviewing / editing content) is very slow.The public facing site speed is dependent on what the pages are doing and how well the code was written (whether it is optimized for speed).
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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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Umbraco CMS2.0
Based on 1 answer
Support for Umbraco-owned paid plugins is nonexistent.
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Online Training

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Umbraco CMS3.0
Based on 1 answer
Online training is often based on older versions of the platform. So, you'll have to fill in the gaps on your own.
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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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Umbraco CMS7.0
Based on 1 answer
Spend the time to wireframe the content structure prior to diving in. This helps speed the process of implementation and it serves as documentation for end users.
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Alternatives Considered

I think AEM is specific to the client's needs and is not necessarily comparable to all other platforms. However, when compared feature to feature I think AEM many times is a leader in the industry. While WordPress has progressed in the WYSIWYG interface it is not there still today and this is truly where AEM shines against all of the other CMS platforms.
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We previously used WordPress, however this was not easy to use, it was a complicated system and was limited in what we could achieve, there was a big outlay in buying bolts on and ensuring the system was safe. We found we where spammed loads, we tried to make it work however after a year we decided to leave WordPress behind. The company did evaluated Adobe but the dev team decided that Umbraco was the best tool to meet our own needs.
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Scalability

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Umbraco CMS4.0
Based on 1 answer
Without significant development, the product does not scale well.
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Return on Investment

  • I am not involved in the acquisition part of AEM as the client was the one involved in that decision.
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  • Has helped us to create more engaging pages that push people to complete the online forms
  • We have seen more people buy from us since we launched our new look website
  • We can easily update the content without waiting for the development team to make changes
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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

Umbraco CMS

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