Sitecore Experience Manager

Sitecore Experience Manager

Score 7.9 out of 10
Sitecore Experience Manager

Overview

What is Sitecore Experience Manager?

Sitecore Experience Manager is an enterprise-grade CMS competing with Oracle WebCenter, IBM Web Content Manager and Adobe. It presents a fairly wide and comprehensive swath of inbuilt features. In Sitecore WCM editing takes place from within the page with its...

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Recent Reviews

Best CMS Product

9 out of 10
May 25, 2021
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Popular Features

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  • Role-based user permissions (19)
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  • Code quality / cleanliness (18)
    9.0
    90%
  • Admin section (18)
    9.0
    90%
  • WYSIWYG editor (19)
    8.0
    80%

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What is Sitecore Experience Manager?

Sitecore Experience Manager is an enterprise-grade CMS competing with Oracle WebCenter, IBM Web Content Manager and Adobe. It presents a fairly wide and comprehensive swath of inbuilt features. In Sitecore WCM editing takes place from within the page with its inline editor, allowing editors and…

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  • No setup fee

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Product Demos

Sitecore Print Experience Manager Introduction
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Features

Security

This component helps a company minimize the security risks by controlling access to the software and its data, and encouraging best practices among users.

9Avg 8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Features related to platform-wide settings and structure, such as permissions, languages, integrations, customizations, etc.

8Avg 7.7

Web Content Creation

Features that support the creation of website content.

8.4Avg 7.6

Web Content Management

Features for managing website content

8.4Avg 7.4
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Product Details

What is Sitecore Experience Manager?

Sitecore Experience Manager is an enterprise-grade CMS competing with Oracle WebCenter, IBM Web Content Manager and Adobe. It presents a fairly wide and comprehensive swath of inbuilt features. In Sitecore WCM editing takes place from within the page with its inline editor, allowing editors and authors to create display rules and content within the context of the page in an integrated process. It allows the creation of blogs, wikis, polls, integrates with social media, and is mobile-accessible for end users so as to provide a varied and tailored environment that is sensitive to visitor characteristics. Localization and regionalization allow the end user to see content in their home language. Analytics track visitor behavior, which aids in the generating of marketing reports and facilitating rule-based targeting. Experience Profiles give a rich understanding of single or groups of similar individuals, to give customer insights. The Sitecore Experience Database contains customer data and can draw additional data from CRM connected to it, for profiling visitors. Sitecore also has an AppCenter, where features can be augmented and expanded.

Sitecore is a paid platform for businesses of all sizes, and pricing varies accordingly with implementation and scale. Its licensing models is based on the number of Sitecore server installations and simultaneous users. When it is implemented as an Intranet pricing varies according to number of employees with access to it.


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Sitecore Print Experience Manager Introduction

Sitecore Experience Manager Technical Details

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cascade CMS, Crownpeak DXP, and Elcom Platform are common alternatives for Sitecore Experience Manager.

Reviewers rate Role-based user permissions and Code quality / cleanliness and Admin section highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of Sitecore Experience Manager are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews

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May 25, 2021

Best CMS Product

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We're able to have unlimited users in Sitecore Experience Manager at any given time, increased knowledge of customers and unique behaviors among personas.
Integration of our leads form with SalesForce.com helped to streamline the process.
However it was very expensive to implement and maintain.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The main reason to use Sitecore is if you want to develop something completely custom. It can be a fit if you have a large budget and a specific vision that can't be achieved with a more off-the-shelf solution. It also has good features for controlling the publication of new content through multi-step in-ouse approval processes. Sitecore is very capable, but I would try to avoid Sitecore if you can because it is a beast to work with and is very expensive to implement.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Great for companies that are looking to create customized, tailored content solutions and be willing to put in the hard work and effort to maximize the value out of the tool. If your company is just looking for very basic content management without all the bells and whistles, I'd recommend looking elsewhere for less [money].
Erica Marois | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I think Sitecore is best suited for very robust, multi-page websites. If you're trying to set up a simple blog, Sitecore is not for you. If you need to build out a website that supports multiple product lines, Sitecore could be a good option. I appreciate the back-end user experience and the level of organization available. E-commerce can be a challenge. If you're looking to sell products from your website and don't have an in-house IT team, you may need to consider a more plug and play option.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
From talking to other users of Sitecore (SC), the experience they have with SC varies a lot. It seems what all the users who like SC have in common is a strong development team who knows how to execute and customize Sitecore the “right” way. When SC is executed by a team of less experienced developers, the results can be very negative and counterproductive to operational efficiency.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sitecore really isn't suited to smaller companies as it is relatively expensive and not all of the features are easily used without proper support and training, at some cost. It is however, very powerful and flexible - in fact it's flexibility is it's strength - as long as you can consume the development overhead that comes with it. I'm glad we're using it, although if you don't do things "right" then features that should be simple to utilise can be tricky. It's best suited to a traditional webshop or content site, our booking path is dependent upon previous decisions made, which definitely complicates things a lot.
s c | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If you have a small to medium size business and moderate consumer traffic on the sites (not like a million hits per day), then you can just go ahead and start using Sitecore with all features, with a small developer base. This saves a lot of costs as you don't need to depend on any third party for analytics, personalization or A/B testing etc. But, if you are looking for a solution for an enterprise, a proper assessment needs to be done on the team structure and [you need to] establish processes to better manage the Sitecore platform.
Laxmi Srinivas Samayamantri | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If you have a small to medium size business and moderate consumer traffic on the sites (not like a million hits per day), then you can just go ahead and start using Sitecore with all features, with a small developer base. This saves a lot of costs as you don't need to depend on any third party for analytics, personalization or A/B testing etc. But, if you are looking for a solution for an enterprise, a proper assessment needs to be done on the team structure and [you need to] establish processes to better manage the Sitecore platform.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Large scale websites that have large teams are very well suited to use Sitecore. It is especially good when the marketing team wants to provide a customized user experience based on previous user interactions. For example if it is October and I am shopping for tents also recommend warm sleeping bags. If I already have a sleeping bag in my shopping cart recommend a camp stove. All of this can be done without any outside ad targeting platform being integrated in your environment. This keeps your user's interactions on your site private for you alone.
August 09, 2016

Sitecore review

Alex Lada | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sitecore has proven to be the best and most powerful CMS option for clients that need more enterprise level solutions, while also having the budget to afford it. It readily adapts to any situation and any sized project. It also really excels in environments that require complex workflows and many user permission groups. Sitecore is less appropriate for smaller sized sites or clients with a more limited budget. The price can become prohibitive for smaller clients, but if they can afford it, Sitecore really outshines the competition.
Laura Bruss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sitecore Web Content Management is very well suited for a web team to use to manage an organization's own website because there are so many features and capabilities that a developer rarely has to get involved. You have a lot of flexibility to do many things you need, and there is only a small learning curve. However, I have worked in the past for clients that have very little technical experience, and this might be a little bit too complicated for someone like that to pick up.
Aaron Branson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Sitecore is an enterprise-level CXM...not just a CMS. It is a great foundation for the marketing technology stack of an organization that has the resources and need for high-powered experience marketing. For organizations that just need a CMS, it is possible that Sitecore may be overkill. I liken Sitecore to a Ferrari. It is a high-performance machine, but to get the most out of it, you also need a professional driver (i.e. trained users), expert mechanics (i.e. an experienced partner), and invest in regular maintenance and performance tuning.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
"Does my specific business fit within the Sitecore CMS toolset for my day to day users, developers and analytic's consumption."
Moreover, does the purchase, initial learning curve, development and analytic needs require Sitecore's large foot print?
1) Does my company require a robust content delivery system. How complex are my workflow requirements. How much data does my companies website really have including physical and virtual assets.
2) How important is a enterprise rendering engine. How much confidence do I have in my IT department.
3) Will a complex analytic's system really be implemented and used.
4) How much integration with other system will there be, taking the load off Sitecore.
July 17, 2015

A Sitecore overview

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  1. How big is your organization (if small, do not use)?
  2. How open are you to researching your customer data and investing time towards creating web content based on your research (if not too open, do not use)?
  3. How much customized functionality do you have in your site like search, CRM, Newsletters (if more, do not use)?
July 07, 2015

Sitecore

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Build enterprise scale solutions for clients to implement, run and manage their entire digital strategy, from web > mobile > social > marketing automation. With this new emphasis on personality as a key brand attribute, traditional “mind-share branding” has given way to that of “cultural branding”. The object is to create compelling brand-related experiences that build on real activities rather than mental associations.
Chris Spears, CMTO | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
We believe in Sitecore as a product because the functionality is all part of the same package. Unlike other marketing technology vendors in the CMS space Sitecore as built all of their components to work together. Organizations that have acquired all of the "parts" of their platform have a Frankenstein's monster that is very difficult to implement and get the expected value from.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sitecore is perfect for an organization that needs the ability to perform a lot of customizations to their website and the data that is exposed there. It allows for "chunking" of data, so that these smaller chunks can be reused across various areas of the site. In the hands of competent .NET and web developers, Sitecore is an amazing platform.

Sitecore is probably too much for a company that just needs a simple website with a few pages. If your pages are not changing frequently and you don't need automated integration to other systems or processes, Sitecore may not be the best fit.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's well suited for enterprise level websites with high complexity and a lot of traffic that need a robust solution with a lot of advanced features. It's not well suited for small/medium companies that want a quick/small website for their internet presence. You will need highly trained developers in order to take the most advantage of its features.
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