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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

WebSphere Portal

12 Ratings
Score 5.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

If you have a number of smaller parts of your organization that you want to maintain the same look & feel as the rest of the organization, it is easy to create a base site and then let them customize. Also, if you have contributors of content who are not involved in the web site maintenance - our professors, for example - they can enter the text on a basic page which is then incorporated through tagging
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WebSphere Portal

It is well suited If we have portal project to implement and we have so many individual modules. It is not appropriate for small web applications.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
WebSphere Portal
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
WebSphere Portal

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
WebSphere Portal
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
WebSphere Portal
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
WebSphere Portal
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
WebSphere Portal
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
WebSphere Portal
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
WebSphere Portal

Pros

  • Manages web content with an intuitive WYSIWYG authoring experience.
  • Manages Digital Assets used by your website such as images, audio, documents, etc.
  • Creates an simple easy to use experience to generate web content. Centers all web content generation around the author.
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  • We can implement better user interface using websphere portal.
  • We can separate our module in separate portlets.
  • We can integrate all types of technology with webphere portal.
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Cons

  • Steep learning curve for both Authors and Developers when it comes to customized components and workflows.
  • Development community is small and somewhat closed. It keeps growing with the years as CQ becomes more popular, which is a good thing.
  • Expensive, both to purchase, train and certify. This makes it harder to learn unless companies are willing to spend thousands on official training.
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  • It has so many inter application running. Reducing applications will help for performance.
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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

I had no involvement in the selection process of Adobe Experience Manager, however, from a user experience point of view, I would recommend it over other CMS due to its ease of use, user friendliness, and clean appearance. You can look at the pages by listing, or by structure. This makes it so easy to find pages
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Return on Investment

  • I am not involved in the acquisition part of AEM as the client was the one involved in that decision.
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  • I am not sure about this.
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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

WebSphere Portal

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