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Adobe Experience Manager

Out of the box, AEM is great for building simple websites. For more complex websites such as e-commerce and database integrated websites it requires a lot of customization. Due to this, our team does not use AEM for an e-commerce site we support.
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Weebly

Weebly is easy to navigate and create for even a first-time web designer! They provide all the options in a drag and drop format to easily create an an amazing array of themes that will fit anyone's needs! The analytics provided with a pro subscription are very helpful in seeing where the traffic on the site came from, what pages they viewed and search terms used. Weebly makes consistent updates adding and/or tweaking features that make creating a site easy and giving you the tools you need to make your site unique.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Weebly
8.1
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Weebly
8.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Weebly
7.3
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Weebly
7.7
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Weebly
6.9

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Weebly
8.0
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Weebly
8.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Weebly
7.8
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Weebly
8.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Weebly
8.1
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Weebly
8.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Weebly
8.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Weebly
8.4
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Weebly
7.4

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Weebly
7.6
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Weebly
8.0
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Weebly
7.3
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Weebly
7.6
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Weebly
7.4
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Weebly
7.7

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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  • Easy to customize
  • Great visuals and tools to make your website feel alive
  • Great atmosphere and support
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Cons

  • It is hard to find people with the skill to develop solutions on AEM.
  • The TouchUI pales in comparison to the features found in the Classic UI. Developers have a hard time implementing solutions in the new Touch UI because the framework is lacking, where as in the Classic UI the framework is more robust. For example there are some out of the box classic UI widgets that allow developers to create key/value pair lists in dialogs. In touch ui that does not exists and developers are forced to implement custom solutions.
  • It is based on open source, so a lot of the code base is out there (except the proprietary AEM stuff, i.e. WCM). This means that between versions of AEM, there are major changes (they are good at backward compatibility however). This could be a good thing, but may be a bad thing if your company is more sensitive to big changes that come hard and fast. There are people out there developing on AEM 6.2, as if it were still AEM 5.6. They don't even know how to take advantage of the new features.
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  • I'd like to see smoother flows when using animations for scrolling up/down the page, but I know that will come in time.
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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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Weebly10.0
Based on 1 answer
Weebly is consistently adding features that line up with our needs. The ease of use makes it the perfect program for us since we have users of multiple age brackets and knowledge of web design. We love that we can give users access to only the pages they are affiliated with
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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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Weebly9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is simple to use and offers enough customization to make a website that is personalized. Templates are pretty standard and the help section is laid out well by topic with frequently asked questions. Some design knowledge is helpful, but through trial and error anyone can get a hold of the reins fairly quickly.
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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

It really comes down to how much money you are willing to spend (Adobe is more) and the skill set of your developers (Sitecore is .NET vs. Adobe is Java).
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I selected Weebly because I thought their themes weren't as janky as WordPress. I also like their price structure and overall easiness of maintaining the app. It also syncs with other applications that I use, like Hatchbuck. I like the support and reliability of Weebly so far and hope to continue to use them for my needs.
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Return on Investment

  • Lead generation through rapid campaign launches
  • Reduce the reliance on IT
  • Regular content refresh making the company more active and present
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  • So here is the reality - while the design portions of Weebly are excellent, I feel like I was sold a car without gas. You absolutely must use some type of SEO service with this site and learn how to integrate it with Weebly.
  • Not happy with the ROI due to not having initially implemented healthy SEO strategies.
  • While Weebly is excellent for beginners and niche/creative offerings, it lacked emphasizing how important SEO is and I wish this education was better emphasized to me as a new customer 4 years ago.
  • I eventually used an SEO service along with Weebly to fill in this void but lost a couple of years before I discovered the best one for my project.
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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

Weebly

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