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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Wix

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Wix

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe is an enterprise level software that is best suited for large amounts of web content. The entire web management experience is engineered around the author. It is a large solution with many capabilities readily available to you out of the box.
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Wix

Wix works well if a user has had some experience with building a website before using a website wizard and has no coding experience. Wix does offer a lot of features for free, but paid is better. For a couple page website the free option would be great, but if you want to host events or sell items, the paid option is needed.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Wix
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Wix
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Wix
7.5
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Wix
7.7
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Wix
7.2

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
Wix
8.0
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
Wix
8.3
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Wix
7.3
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Wix
8.2
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Wix
8.5
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
Wix
8.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Wix
7.7
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
Wix
8.3
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
Wix
7.5

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Wix
7.6
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Wix
7.8
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Wix
7.4
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Wix
7.3
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Wix
7.4
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Wix
7.9

Pros

  • Manages web content with an intuitive WYSIWYG authoring experience.
  • Manages Digital Assets used by your website such as images, audio, documents, etc.
  • Creates an simple easy to use experience to generate web content. Centers all web content generation around the author.
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  • I think if you need a very basic website as a novice it is pretty accessible.
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Cons

  • A lot of the OOB (Out Of the Box) components are still a little buggy and not fully ready to go without some minor tweaks.
  • Since the software was acquired not too long ago by Adobe, a lot of Adobe integrated solutions are not fully baked yet. That is getting better with time.
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  • If you have to change to a different template your having to enter all the information again. They need to separate the template so that the presentation layer and the data layer are independent, it would make it easier to swap out the templates.
  • If you're a business on a low budget your kind of forced to upgrade to their combo package due to all the advertising they do on the free sites.
  • They need to build out the e-commerce piece more to allow for more complex shops.
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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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Wix10.0
Based on 3 answers
We will definitely renew Wix. The ability to completely control our website has been invaluable to us. We will maintain this service as long as we are an incorporated organization, we've tried several other software options and this has been the best solution by far for all of our needs.
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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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Wix7.0
Based on 4 answers
It's useable for the most basic person to use, but it's not a great option overall. I think that the platform for creating is rather cumbersome and not clean or organized. If you don't care about that while working on a website, it's an okay option, but I only recommend this option for basic users.
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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 selected Adobe CQ mostly for the ease of page authoring in brought to our non-technical staff. Powerful and simple UI widgets made it very simple for our merchandiser to create, edit and publish new pages. It also allowed us to customize those widgets to fit their needs while keeping the same clean experience. We also saw a plus in the ability to run activation workflows based on our own organization hierarchy, which helped make sure the right pages were exposed to the right eyes before going live. Overall, it was the mixture of user-friendliness of the authoring interface with the robustness of the technology stack that convinced us to go with CQ.
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Wix is much easier to use than WordPress and more secure, no comparison, don't hesitate.
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Return on Investment

  • AEM has allowed our team to promote high value webinars and passes contact data to our marketing automation tool for a syncronized experience.
  • AEM allows for a work stream and multiple authors for quickly publishing thought leadership articles.
  • From blogs to home screens, AEM allows us to build for many types of marketing projects.
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  • It has been a great tool for many of my clients and the CMS I use for one of my own websites.
  • It allows more freedom within the selected templates than Squarespace.
  • Clients enjoy using it and they provide good documentation and client support.
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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

Wix

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