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Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager is well suited for businesses with a lot of information or depth, or businesses that must manage multiple websites simultaneously. I picture this being a great tool for insurance companies, financial communities, etc. I do not believe it is well suited to more creative businesses. Despite images of Illustrator of Photoshop that you may conjure when you hear Adobe, Adobe Experience Manager is ill-suited to the kinds of creatives who thrive with those types of programs.
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Veeva Vault

Veeva Vault is well suited in scenarios in which multiple people are reviewing a document and may have conflicting changes or need to confirm referencing
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Veeva Vault
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Veeva Vault

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Veeva Vault
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Veeva Vault
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Veeva Vault

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Enterprise Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
Veeva Vault
7.3
Content capture & imaging
Adobe Experience Manager
Veeva Vault
6.0
File sync, storage & archiving
Adobe Experience Manager
Veeva Vault
7.0
Document management
Adobe Experience Manager
Veeva Vault
7.0
Records management
Adobe Experience Manager
Veeva Vault
9.0
Content search & retrieval
Adobe Experience Manager
Veeva Vault
6.0
Enterprise content collaboration
Adobe Experience Manager
Veeva Vault
9.0

Pros

  • AEM is great for customization. Web Dev builds the parts and authors use what they need.
  • Branding can be ensured with the ability to require brand colors, fonts, and styles.
  • It's easy to see who has built, modified, and published pages. It makes tracking changes very convenient.
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  • Annotation of reviewer comments
  • Reminders to review team
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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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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

WordPress is easier to understand and use than AEM, and the cost is less compared to AEM. WordPress is better with iOS and Android, but AEM is better for larger applications.
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Haven't tried any other products.
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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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Pricing Details

Adobe Experience Manager

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

Veeva Vault

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