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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

I think the Widen Collective is well suited for businesses of any size. It can be used for photos or documents, and since the metadata fields can easily be customized to fit your business, it's extremely flexible to fit your needs. I think Widen Collective is less appropriate where the business does not have a lot of images or documents quite yet - that scenario would be putting the cart before the horse - it would be hard to set up the correct metadata fields before you know how you'll be searching for them in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.4
Widen Collective
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.4
Widen Collective

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Widen Collective
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Widen Collective
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Widen Collective

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Widen Collective
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
6.7
Widen Collective
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Widen Collective
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
Widen Collective
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Widen Collective
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Widen Collective
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.4
Widen Collective
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.3
Widen Collective
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Widen Collective

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Widen Collective
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Widen Collective
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
Widen Collective
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Widen Collective
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.4
Widen Collective
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.8
Widen Collective

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.
Tolulope Lawal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

  • Fantastic customer support
  • Great on-boarding and migration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Upgrading and applying patches can be hit or miss - I recommend backups because of the potential to damage the existing infrastructure
  • Space management is an issue - every change or request takes up space that can be reclaimed, but only through a complicated procedure done through command prompts. There was no documentation for this on their site and we had to use a third party to create the procedure. It has to be run manually.
  • There isn't a good backup system, particularly one that can be scheduled to run reliably.
Diana Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

  • Sharing - I wish there was a way to have a Dropbox-like feature where you could store a set of images momentarily and share the image set via url. Currently, you can only send image sets through email. If someone you're sharing the images with would like to also share the images, they have to figure that out on their own.
  • Reminders - there could be automatic reminders that you could set if images were uploaded with metadata - something on the home page where it says "reminder: add metadata to 35 images" or just quick alerts to keep everything up to date.
  • Uploading/converter - I wish there was a quick converter for uploading large images - for example, if a huge eps image is uploaded, it could suggest to convert it to a high resolution jpg, saving space in the DAM.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Fernando Galeano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

Widen Collective 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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
Vagner Polund | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager

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

Widen Collective

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

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
Vagner Polund | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Experience Manager

I think AEM is specific to the client's needs and is not necessarily comparable to all other platforms. However, when compared feature to feature I think AEM many times is a leader in the industry. While WordPress has progressed in the WYSIWYG interface it is not there still today and this is truly where AEM shines against all of the other CMS platforms.
Mike Plant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

Cumulus didn't offer the flexibility or price point our organization needed. We would need to pay almost double the amount to Cumulus to get the same feature set of Widen out of the box.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Experience Manager

  • Our brand requires a high level of polish and crisp functionality. AEM provides that for us. We do look as good as possible and it reflects well on our brand.
  • We can product new pages rapidly with our modules and so we can keep our content fresh and relevant.
  • Our brand value has risen considerably since we polished our web properties with AEM.
Saren Sakurai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

  • Widen Collective saves a lot of time for our employees as users can access the DAM on their own, which definitely has a positive impact on ROI
  • The positive impact of the Collective is greater than the cost
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Widen Collective

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Widen Collective
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager
9.0
Widen Collective
10.0

Usability

Adobe Experience Manager
10.0
Widen Collective

Support Rating

Adobe Experience Manager
9.0
Widen Collective

Implementation Rating

Adobe Experience Manager
8.7
Widen Collective

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