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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

WebDAM

6 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

WebDAM

6 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

It is very well suited for large websites and clients with multiple properties where some data is shared. I would not recommend it for smaller websites as the overheard would be too much for small clients and basic websites.
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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
8.1
WebDAM
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
WebDAM

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
WebDAM
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
WebDAM
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
WebDAM

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
WebDAM
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
WebDAM
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
WebDAM
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
WebDAM
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
WebDAM
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
WebDAM
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
WebDAM
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
WebDAM
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
WebDAM

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
WebDAM
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
WebDAM
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
WebDAM
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
WebDAM
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
WebDAM
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
WebDAM

Pros

  • Media library and asset management is simplified, separating storage and also allowing developers to manage the workflow of the publishing process.
  • No addition of API services are required, using the same requests and data access layer for both front end and back end development simplifies the project lifecycle.
  • Duplicating code is easy, developers can simply copy components and reuse or rework for each use case.
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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

  • There is no easy way to change a template if it has been built a certain way. Sometimes it would be nice to have an option to add an extra item on the spot. Instead, you have to ask your IT team to create for you.
  • You can set up a staging site and a site to publish... but sometimes the 2 environments doesn't connect correctly, meaning some changes in the staging sites doesn't show of on the live site.
  • The quick publish button is dangerous and not that helpful: pages can be published with the "quick publish" option even if they are blocked... however, the purpose of a blocked page is to prevent it from publishing until you unblock it. Also, the "quick publish" option will publish your age and every other page connected to it! so be careful!!
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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
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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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

AEM exceeds WordPress on customizability. It is the backbone for the many modules and APIs we need to run our business.
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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

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