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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Umbraco CMS

21 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Umbraco CMS

21 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Out of the box, AEM is great for building simple websites. For more complex websites such as e-commerce and database integrated websites it requires a lot of customization. Due to this, our team does not use AEM for an e-commerce site we support.
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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
8.1
Umbraco CMS
9.4
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Umbraco CMS
9.4

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Umbraco CMS
8.7
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Umbraco CMS
9.3
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Umbraco CMS
8.1

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Umbraco CMS
7.8
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Umbraco CMS
9.3
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Umbraco CMS
7.7
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Umbraco CMS
8.9
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Umbraco CMS
7.8
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
Umbraco CMS
7.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Umbraco CMS
6.2
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Umbraco CMS
8.7
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Umbraco CMS
6.6

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Umbraco CMS
7.7
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Umbraco CMS
8.0
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Umbraco CMS
8.0
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Umbraco CMS
7.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Umbraco CMS
8.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Umbraco CMS
7.7

Pros

  • Ease of use for content authors by drag and drop components.
  • Easy to manage users and permissions through grouping.
  • Built in assets management.
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  • Simple to use
  • Different people can be assigned different roles
  • Easy to keep the site updated with the latest information, no technical knowledge needed
  • Accessibility features can be turned on
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Cons

  • Adding meta data to batch files would make it much more efficient
  • You still need to convert any Word or Excel docs to PDFs if this was on auto when you have multiple files, it would also save time
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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
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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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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No answers yet
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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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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

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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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

  • A few clients see no ROI but few are heavily dependent and align on it.. Mixed reviews from clients
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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