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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

Workfront DAM

2 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Workfront DAM

2 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Great for asset management and sharing content. Not ideal for Word docs and Excel format assets.
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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
8.1
Workfront DAM
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
Workfront DAM

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
Workfront DAM
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Workfront DAM
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
Workfront DAM

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.2
Workfront DAM
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
Workfront DAM
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Workfront DAM
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
Workfront DAM
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Workfront DAM
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
Workfront DAM

Pros

  • Provides instant access from anywhere with a web connection to content.
  • Enables development and use of large image repository that is well organized, promoting easy reuse and accessibility.
  • Accommodates near-real-time edits/changes; changes are reflected almost instantly, as soon as refreshed.
  • Adobe does a decent job of adding features and support, such as for new file formats (added PNG support, when previously only supported GIF and JPG).
  • User interface reminiscent of Microsoft Word, enabling fast customization.
  • Great way to add Cloud capabilities and content management to your workflow.
  • Easy to learn and use; learning curve minor.
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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

  • In all honesty, Adobe Experience Manager is not without its glitches, like anything. Some errors have perplexed our internal IT staff.
  • Likely to require some finessing or customization to work with or port over assets in an existing system.
  • Check that it supports any ancillary, third-party or custom solutions you might already use.
  • Check on hardware requirements, to ensure your infrastructure is sufficient to take full advantage of AEM (web server capacity, speeds, etc.).
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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
Adobe CQ has training classes that you can be in or watch to get a better understanding. They have some of the best customer support so if you run into any problems you can just contact them put a ticket in and they will fix it or work with you to fix the problem or issue you are running into.
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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

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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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

  • A few clients see no ROI but few are heavily dependent and align on it.. Mixed reviews from clients
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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