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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

If you have a number of smaller parts of your organization that you want to maintain the same look & feel as the rest of the organization, it is easy to create a base site and then let them customize. Also, if you have contributors of content who are not involved in the web site maintenance - our professors, for example - they can enter the text on a basic page which is then incorporated through tagging
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Workfront DAM

It seems to suit our purpose well - ie storing of artwork, brand livery, collateral, documentation, and images.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Workfront DAM
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Workfront DAM

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
Workfront DAM
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Workfront DAM
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Workfront DAM

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Workfront DAM
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
Workfront DAM
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Workfront DAM
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Workfront DAM
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Workfront DAM
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Workfront DAM

Pros

  • Media library and asset management is simplified, separating storage and also allowing developers to manage the workflow of the publishing process.
  • No addition of API services are required, using the same requests and data access layer for both front end and back end development simplifies the project lifecycle.
  • Duplicating code is easy, developers can simply copy components and reuse or rework for each use case.
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  • Upload and download files
  • Easy to navigate without too much training
  • Stores what you need in one place
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Cons

  • 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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  • The UI is a little clunky
  • We are missing the functionality to quickly add metadata to the contents of a whole folder at once
  • The search function can be a little hit or miss
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
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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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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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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Seems to have similar features to other NZ local options we investigated. But what appealed was its integration with Workfront which we use.
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Return on Investment

  • Extreme flexibility and speed to publish new pages with as little as a few hours of notice. This allowed us to be more efficient in handling landing pages for lead generation.
  • Powerful technology stack that allows for an infinite amount of customization. New ideas came up as we learned all the capabilities of CQ. It helped us innovate in the way we build and author pages.
  • Poor documentation and small community slowed our initial ramp up and development times until first release. By now this should have improved with the increased popularity.
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  • Reduces the risk of not knowing where a certain asset is stored
  • No more file retrieval fees
  • Everything located in one place that everyone can access
  • But ..... it’s a painful process locating all your files and setting it up. No fault of the DAM
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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

Workfront DAM

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