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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Weebly

Top Rated
77 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Weebly

Top Rated
77 Ratings
Score 8.2 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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Weebly

Weebly is definitely well suited for small business that don't have a large marketing budget or tech savvy employees but would still like to have information reach their customers. Weebly would not be something I would recommend for a company looking to sell merchandise online or a company with a technology department and the ability to create a little more integrated site for their customers
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

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

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Weebly
7.3
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Weebly
7.6
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Weebly
7.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Weebly
8.0
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Weebly
8.4
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Weebly
7.8
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Weebly
8.0
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Weebly
8.1
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
Weebly
8.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Weebly
7.9
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Weebly
8.4
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Weebly
7.4

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
Weebly
7.6
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Weebly
8.0
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Weebly
7.3
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Weebly
7.6
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Weebly
7.5
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Weebly
7.6

Pros

  • Allows non-technical staff to author and publish content by focusing on the content itself and the needs of a given campaign instead of technical implementations.
  • Content workflows allow varying degrees of complexity for content review and quality assurance before providing approvals on any piece before going live.
  • Development teams can build very robust and complex component for handling virtually all posible needs: from integrating back-end web services to UI Widgets for content authoring; from multisite suites to multi-language components, CQ can handle it all thanks to the power of Java and the flexibility of Sling and JCR.
  • Easy to scale for high-traffic sites and thanks to the Publisher/Dispatcher infrastructure, very flexible for caching and load balancing.
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  • Quick start: You can have a website set up within 15 minutes of thinking of the idea. Weebly is really good at providing templates and starter sites that you can edit quickly. At the same time, you can put in custom HTML blocks into the page so even advanced code can be deployed or tested very quickly.
  • Mobile editing of websites: Weebly provides an iPad app that lets you edit websites on the go or while you're in a team meeting in a conference room.
  • E-commerce features: Weebly allows you to build an online store with drag and drop and not have to worry about coding the payment system or shopping cart. This feature alone saves several days of programming time.
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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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  • The platform has grown to so many different features right now that it can be complicated or overwhelming when you first start using it.
  • Their app store is extremely sparse right now. It would be great if they had a thriving developer ecosystem, like Shopify or Force.com
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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

Have used a handful of other content management systems, all of which tend to be either proprietary or freeware -- and the latter presents a security issue. Adobe Experience Manager is easily the most feature-rich content management system I have used, but more features sometimes comes with inconveniences -- taking longer to load when accessing remotely (times out on slow Internet connections), slower taxonomy tagging, etc. It is also the most well-supported system I have used; Adobe is more responsive than most if glitches happen or in response to changes in Google practices for SEO, etc
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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

  • We have a lot of work for AEM, it's very popular currently
  • Clients seem very happy with AEM, mostly when they are not assisting in development
  • Overall a lot of work has been won because of our AEM expertise
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  • As it provides templates, it saves your time and programming knowledge needed is less.
  • It provides you best security support and protects you from hackers.
  • As compared to other sites the cost per month or year is less.
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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