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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager is well suited for large organizations that need a powerful, comprehensive and robust CMS to manage multiple websites/translations of websites. It is also well suited for those who need a CMS that is well integrated with other systems such as analytics, targeting and email marketing, or those who want some fancy add ons like Adobe smart tags or AI-enhanced capabilities.It is also an expensive product with a steep learning curve, so it is less appropriate for smaller companies/individuals or those that don't need an overly robust system that is integrated with other digital marketing tools. If you're looking for a more affordable solution that is easy to pick up and play, go with a more basic WordPress or Joomla type option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

UserTesting is an excellent tool for exploring customer sentiment for a variety of business challenges. From needs finding and design validation, to messaging tests and intercept surveys, their platform enables us to quickly and efficiently gauge the impact of our choices. And, most importantly, UserTesting can help save companies from themselves. When we first deployed UserTesting, a very senior executive sent an email regarding the visibility/obviousness of a core app feature. Normally, this would have led to weeks of meetings, emails, and production tests. Instead, a single test produced a chorus of customers stating they had no trouble finding the feature. Fire drill canceled.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.4
UserTesting
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.4
UserTesting

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
UserTesting
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
UserTesting
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
UserTesting

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
UserTesting
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
6.7
UserTesting
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
UserTesting
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
UserTesting
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
UserTesting
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
UserTesting
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
UserTesting
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
UserTesting
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
UserTesting

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
UserTesting
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
UserTesting
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
UserTesting
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
UserTesting
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
UserTesting
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
UserTesting

Pros

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Adobe Experience Manager keeps your content separate from your layout which allows for a lot of flexibility in how you display your content.
  • Adobe Experience Manager integrates really well with other Adobe products like Adobe Analytics.
  • Adobe Experience Manager 's drag and drop interface makes it fairly easy to utilize with minimal familiarity.
Tolulope Lawal | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

  • UserTesting enables collection of qualitative data on what user experience design drives higher engagement and conversions and which site layout does poorly on engaging the customers of an e-commerce website or visitors to a website
  • UserTesting allows follow-up with participants who were part of a UX design test in-case their video recording of the testing session didn't articulate the test findings clearly due to technical issues.
  • UserTesting helps determine content strategy around new products by testing users who may have used those products already when they were customers of another similar business. So, we can implement engaging content which results in high sales.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Experience Manager

  • 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.
Diana Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

  • While the users are diverse, they are, after all, basically professional testers. This gives them a seed of information and a wide range of experience in dealing with different experiences, probably more than the average web user. The challenge here is that they may be "average web users" but are "expert user testers" and provide feedback that is deeper that you would expect from a general user. While this SEEMS good, it can lose focus on the areas that we're looking to target specifically.
  • For the users, UserTesting does require installing software. They mention using your own users via their platform, but it essentially goes through another tool and becomes a moderated test. While this is ok, it's something that we do ourselves anyway and don't really have use of their platform for.
  • There's no way to manage your team's permissions. Everyone gets added as an administrator. That doesn't have major impacts within our organization at current scale, but being able to limit permissions would be nice so we could better track and control who has access to doing user tests.
Jim Hostetler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
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.
Fernando Galeano | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

UserTesting 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We're currently using UserTesting on a pay-as-you-go format where we purchase credits when we get low and use them fluidly to run tests. This format works great for us since our testing cadence waxes and wanes through the phases of any given project. With this low barrier to us using the service, where we can use it as much or as little as we like, it's a no brainer that we would keep buying credits as they come up.
Jim Hostetler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 10.0
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
Vagner Polund | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

UserTesting 9.0
Based on 17 answers
The overall usability is good for UserTesting. We have been able to get surveys up and running with minimal training and contacting customer support. The dashboard is a bit dated for our taste, but still useful. The website is intuitive to use and easy to understand. The feedback we receive is delivered in a manner that helps us greatly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its so far the best Content Management System, available in market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

UserTesting 8.2
Based on 27 answers
Overall, the support is very prompt and helpful! I've had to contact them a decent amount for various minor issues and they're always really quick to get back to me. Definitely would and do recommend the support team to anyone.
Rachel Miles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 8.7
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
Vagner Polund | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

UserTesting 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Not that I know of
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Experience Manager

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.
Mike Plant | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

There's no contest. UserTesting blows competitors out of the water. The usability of their product, the huge userbase of participants, and the overall support gives the product a huge leg up on other products we've tried in the past. That comes with a cost though, but it's well. worth. the money
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Our brand requires a high level of polish and crisp functionality. AEM provides that for us. We do look as good as possible and it reflects well on our brand.
  • We can product new pages rapidly with our modules and so we can keep our content fresh and relevant.
  • Our brand value has risen considerably since we polished our web properties with AEM.
Saren Sakurai | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserTesting

  • Increased conversion rates.
  • Cost savings in the fact that we're getting feedback along the way instead of building the wrong product for our users.
  • One of our objectives is to talk to users, so this is an easy and accessible way to do that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Experience Manager

General

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

UserTesting

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
UserTesting
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager
9.0
UserTesting
10.0

Usability

Adobe Experience Manager
10.0
UserTesting
9.0

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager
9.0
UserTesting
8.2

Implementation Rating

Adobe Experience Manager
8.7
UserTesting
10.0

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