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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

CQ is best suited for multi-site projects that require frequent updates or new pages spun up very quickly and with the same quality as the rest of your site. It's also a great fit if you have extensive media libraries: pictures, videos, etc. The Digital Asset Manager is very powerful and if it's coupled with a CDN, it can be itself a great solution for that particular purpose alone.Key questions to ask would be:- How comfortable will our authors be with this publishing platform? What are their needs and wants? Can CQ accommodate them?- How skilled is our development team to take a project like CQ? The best of CQ comes when is customized but it will come with a price. Time and talent will be necessary to tweak it to the right fit.- Do we have enough time and resources to allow our technical and non-technical stuff to learn? Can we afford all the oficial training levels?
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WebDAM

It's all about scale. WebDAM is designed to handle multitudes of assets while still being, technically, an out-of-the-box DAM solution. For smaller firms (which mine is), it might not be ideal. Our situation is probably borderline whether it's worth the money being paid for it
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
WebDAM
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
WebDAM

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
WebDAM
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
WebDAM
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
WebDAM

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
WebDAM
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
WebDAM
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
WebDAM
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
WebDAM
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
WebDAM
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
WebDAM
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
WebDAM
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
WebDAM
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
WebDAM

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
WebDAM
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
WebDAM
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
WebDAM
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
WebDAM
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
WebDAM
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
WebDAM

Pros

  • Easy content authoring by using drag-n-drop components.
  • Strong workflows support. You can quickly implement review-approve workflows. DAM Workflows can create different renditions of uploaded images by default.. For example create thumbnail image, small image, large image, adding text on image.. all these feature are out of the box
  • OOTB Social integration feature. You can quickly integrate with facebook, pinterest and share your content there.
  • Easy to launch multiple site from source site using live copy feature. You can launch child site from parent site with content subset. For example... for different region of same language you want to launch the site with minimal content.
  • Content fragment, Experience fragment making authors life easy..They can create content in advance that can be used on multiple pages.
  • OOTB integration feature provided for Adobe analytics, Adobe target. Obviously, you need separate license for analytics and target
  • OSGi support. Project can be divided into multiple sub-projects and can be deployed/un-deployed without affecting other deployed projects. Using runmodes, you can impose different configurations for different environments.
  • Easy User management and permission control.
  • Adobe provides OOTB caching plug-in for webserver that can be used to clear cache automatically on content change. You can specify the rule what you want to cache or not.
  • Reporting made easy... DAM asset reports, page reports, click reports are available OOTB..
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  • Navigation of the site is user-friendly.
  • Organization of content into folders and categories.
  • Keyword search and advanced search options.
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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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  • The site has crashed when attempting to download larger files.
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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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I wasn't part of the decision making process, so I don't really know. WebDAM does seem like a significantly more mature product than Flight. Not sure about Widen, seems like they are comparable.
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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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  • It is a quick option that eliminates the need for waiting on an email response.
  • On demand downloading
  • Different download options - custom file sizes.
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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

WebDAM

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