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Score 7.9 out of 101

Weebly

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Score 8.1 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager is well suited for large organizations that need a powerful, comprehensive and robust CMS to manage multiple websites/translations of websites. It is also well suited for those who need a CMS that is well integrated with other systems such as analytics, targeting and email marketing, or those who want some fancy add ons like Adobe smart tags or AI-enhanced capabilities.It is also an expensive product with a steep learning curve, so it is less appropriate for smaller companies/individuals or those that don't need an overly robust system that is integrated with other digital marketing tools. If you're looking for a more affordable solution that is easy to pick up and play, go with a more basic WordPress or Joomla type option.
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Weebly

If you are having students create websites or information pages about something they are studying in class, this is a great option. The fact that students can spend less time getting situated and learning the app and get right to work researching and creating their pages is great. For middle to high school, this is a fantastic app to use. However, if you want more nuanced analytics or want students to focus on blogging more than webpage building, this is limited.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Weebly
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Weebly
8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Weebly
7.3
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Weebly
7.8
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Weebly
6.8

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Weebly
8.0
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Weebly
8.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Weebly
7.8
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Weebly
7.9
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Weebly
8.1
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Weebly
8.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Weebly
8.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Weebly
8.5
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
Weebly
7.3

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Weebly
7.6
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Weebly
7.9
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Weebly
7.2
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Weebly
7.7
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
5.6
Weebly
7.4
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Weebly
7.6

Pros

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Adobe Experience Manager keeps your content separate from your layout which allows for a lot of flexibility in how you display your content.
  • Adobe Experience Manager integrates really well with other Adobe products like Adobe Analytics.
  • Adobe Experience Manager 's drag and drop interface makes it fairly easy to utilize with minimal familiarity.
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Weebly

  • Weebly is easy to use. It's not hard to create web pages/blog posts and edit them with a convenient drag and drop builder.
  • Weebly templates are responsive and mobile friendly, so you don't have to worry about your site's appearance on a phone or tablet.
  • Weebly has e-commerce capabilities and is great for small companies just starting out in e-commerce.
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Cons

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Styling the front-end of the author interface can sometimes be challenging. Built in styles and HTML can be overwhelming until you get used to it. Having a less intrusive author output or defining a standard output per site could speed development.
  • Documentation is often outdated, keeping docs up to date and readily available is needed.
  • The local build process is slow and takes a lot of space. Reducing the overhead with local testing would be great!
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Weebly

  • Weebly's pricing structure leaves plenty of room for improvement. Their Pro and Business tiers should be combined, as the overlap is significant and often confuses clients.
  • The inability to expand my account to handle all 18 client sites under one account is frustrating. We are forced to have two separate logins and set both accounts as editors for all sites on each account, instead of just paying double the annual fee and getting all the sites together.
  • The inability to shift a client's site from 'white label' to group management is terribly irritating.
  • The default themes are fairly limited in style and do not always directly follow modern design trends, making matching client desires more difficult.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
Based on 5 answers
We had and still have a fantastic experience using Adobe CQ. Lots of flexibility, great integration with other Adobe products we already use and a powerful technology make it a great fit for our corporate environment. Also as the community grows, it makes it easier to network with other developers and users to get new ideas on how to continue to get the best out of the software.
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Weebly

Weebly 10.0
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 Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 10.0
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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Weebly

Weebly 9.0
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 Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its so far the best Content Management System, available in market.
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Weebly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager 8.7
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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Weebly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Experience Manager

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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Weebly

Squarespace is an underpowered and less-intuitive version of Weebly, which requires your customers go to site.Squarespace.com to finish the checkout process. This is absolutely unacceptable and I would never recommend anyone use them because of this alone, so no other comparisons matter.WordPress is incredible because of the community around it. Tens of thousands of actively supported plugins and themes with breathtaking complexity are available for very small sums, and WordPress is the platform which keeps these extensions playing well together. That said, WordPress is too powerful for some clients or would exceed some client budgets. Drupal is monstrous to implement, terrible to use, frustrating to modify mid-build, and is far outside the realm of self-management by clients, requiring an on-call development house handles even minor changes. There is nearly no situation I would recommend using Drupal.
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Return on Investment

Adobe Experience Manager

  • AEM allows authors to push content live in a matter of minutes. This has greatly increased launch times for business.
  • Good integration with Adobe Marketing suite allows for analytics.
  • Poor documentation of the system proves a challenge for developers and administrators.
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Weebly

  • People trust me to recommend a good CMS system. Weebly is usually my first choice and they love it.
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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

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