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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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Xinet

Xinet is great for print marketing users that have a lot of copy in their artwork. Xinet is not especially useful for 3D artwork production.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Xinet
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Xinet

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

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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  • Xinet works very well with active directory, allowing us to control user account permissions by adding them to user groups.
  • Using SMB via PC allows us to quickly organize and upload files without having to use a software client.
  • If you have XMP tags properly filled out in your files, Xinet is able to edit and store information from the database in the files themselves, which is very helpful in tracking down origins of files after they have left the system.
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Cons

  • Components were introduced to reduce the development & authoring time by reusing them. With some clients, it worked very well because they had page structure and content like that. But if you have UI requirements that can not support component re-usability then your life will be difficult. You will end up creating more and more components in the hope that they will be utilized one day some where on some page... Although you can achieve re-usability by creating smaller customizable component but then again it will increase your development time. In a Nutshell, you will not save development time.
  • Osgi was a great concept. AEM Developer used to write the most of business logic in them but due to adaptation of micro-services, now everybody wants to implement business logic in there instead of AEM internal OSGi. If your architecture had micro services then power of Osgi is useless for you, you will just use 10-20% of it which will bring no big value.
  • License of AEM is super costly, not every organization can afford it. Once you have implemented AEM, it will be hard to get rid of it. Getting rid will mean another investment.
  • Like other products, AEM also releases new versions. Upgrades to new versions never happens smoothly. Means organization needs to spend more money to upgrade the servers.
  • You need a big infrastructure to deploy AEM server setup. Each setup needs at least 3 machines, one for author, one for publisher and one for dispatcher. This means spending more money on maintenance.
  • TouchUI is confusing sometimes for everyone i.e business, authors, developers.
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  • Automated triggers and actions could be a little more intelligent and could use a better interface (visual) for setting them up.
  • Drag and drop file movements in the web portal would be a tremendous improvement.
  • 3D file previewing for max and maya files would make the software invaluable to our teams.
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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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Xinet6.0
Based on 1 answer
Because I only used a portion of Xinet and I did not learn about all of it's features.
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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

This is one of the best java based Web CMS solutions and Adobe has done extremely well to connect all possible integrations required for digital marketing. The rest of the other vendors are still struggling for a complete solution.
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We selected Xinet based on having a large number of potential users and wanted unlimited web seats. Paying a one time software fee versus a monthly seat payment was a big draw. Telescope was four to five times more expensive and was not feasible at the time. We liked Basecamp but we needed a local solution for storage, not hosted.

Xinet is a great platform to build off of. We use it in combination with Enfocus Switch which has greatly improved the automation capabilities and we use Xinet as the portal for external users. Our internal users very rarely interact with the Xinet GUI.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: Can quickly create and launch marketing campaigns.
  • Negative: Can be expensive to develop custom AEM experiences.
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  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Proper usage of assets
  • Client management and control
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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

Xinet

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