Great platform for developers to build complex websites
Shishir Srivastava | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 06, 2016

Great platform for developers to build complex websites

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Experience Manager

I have worked with more than 5 AEM implementations.This includes various industries ranging from publishing, media & entertainment, manufacturing and education. In most of the cases it was a migration from a legacy CMS to AEM. Most of the implementation involves integrating a video system, email system, news system, and feed integration etc. All the sites are non logged in sites and are large websites having more than 1000 pages.
  • Concept of iparsys enabling inheritance
  • MSM support for multi site
  • Digital Asset management
  • Concept of preview
  • Workflow GUI
  • Widget customization is extremely challenging
  • Ability to create Custom Dashboard is missing
  • Portal support is inadequate
  • AEM implementation increased employee efficiency as users can drag and drop components and do in place editing. If you have a clear use case for targeting you can achieve those effectively.
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.
Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is a great tool but you need to be proficient to handle it well. It allows great control over content hierarchy but this is also a source of its biggest issue. Hence it requires expertise to drive the content hierarchy. Unfortunately most of the out of box components cannot be used directly and it requires some sort of development. So development is not as fast paced as expected from a CMS.
It is best suited for large enterprises which have a number of of sites and it requires complex inheritance or language support for Adobe. If you are not planning to buy any other marketing tool from Adobe and do not have a MSM specific requirement it's to better go with another option as cost would be difficult to justify.

Adobe Experience Manager Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
8
Code quality / cleanliness
7
Admin section
6
Page templates
9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
6
Publishing workflow
9
Form generator
7
Content taxonomy
5
SEO support
8
Bulk management
5
Availability / breadth of extensions
9
Community / comment management
4
API
9
Internationalization / multi-language
9
Role-based user permissions
9