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Score 7.9 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
8.2
WebSphere Portal
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
WebSphere Portal

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
WebSphere Portal
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
WebSphere Portal
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
WebSphere Portal

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

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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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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
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

We have used both Hybris and AEM, Hybris for e-commerce site and AEM for front facing site. Generally we prefer AEM due to the ease of use and user friendliness, as well as improved interface
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Return on Investment

  • Difficult to calculate ROI, which would likely only be measured by time savings and improved SEO.
  • Takes time, which lowers productivity, to get up and running smoothly when first adopted.
  • Ensures we're using best practices, including maximizing SEO and more, through check lists and evaluations/ratings.
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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