Adobe Experience Manager Overview

Adobe Experience Manager is the #6 ranked solution in our list of top Web Content Management tools. It is most often compared to Liferay Digital Experience Platform: Adobe Experience Manager vs Liferay Digital Experience Platform

What is Adobe Experience Manager?

Adobe Communique 5 (Adobe CQ5), currently manifested as Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), is a web-based content management system which is developed to help businesses in offering high-end digital experience to their customers. 

Adobe Experience Manager is also known as Adobe Day CQ5.

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Amit Singh
Adobe Experience Manager and AEM-Mobile at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Helps us with analytics and application design for specific platforms, but image management can be difficult

What is our primary use case?

It is helpful for hybrid applications, generic templates, third-party data synchronization, and user-specific data restriction and analytics.

How has it helped my organization?

It helps us with analytics, application design for specific platforms, and enables us to easily create applications for iOS and Android.

What is most valuable?

Hybrid applications and Cordova support.

What needs improvement?

With the default template design, it is difficult to manage the different resolutions of images.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.
YM
Senior Developer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Real User
Data is increasing, and in order to manage millions of assets which a large enterprise has, it provides lots of capabilities (searching, reporting, managing, workflows for automation, etc.)

What other advice do I have?

The way it's stored is different from the legacy system, where we used an RDBMS-based solution. Here, we have a file-based system and all information is saved on nodes. Also, keep in mind David's principle.
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it_user708489
AEM/CQ5 Developer at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
With the improvements made in Assets 6.3 for synchronization and accessibility of product data and content records, information can be utilized in a wide range of different channels, including catalog

What other advice do I have?

Start small and plan your first set of objectives clearly, leaving all the “nice-to- haves” for a later phase. Starting this way will help companies get a sample of the benefits, and get familiar with the tool in general. After the first phase, they may find things that they thought they wanted are not really required or can be achieved in a better, more efficient way in the AEM world. Another useful piece of advice is to avoid trying to re-create your current solution using AEM, and rather, try to look for new and different ways to achieve the same results that take advantage of AEM’s…
it_user694686
AEM Developer / Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Its primary feature is the extent to which it allows authors to modify, build and operate their website/page components.

What other advice do I have?

The product was originally developed by a company called Day Software that was taken over, and then further developed by Adobe, changing its name from CQ5 to Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). Currently, the latest version is AEM 6.3. When using other Adobe Marketing Cloud products with AEM, I would advise keeping short-term goals instead of going straight ahead to build something massive/complex. Furthermore, selecting an experienced and competitive consulting partner for the development goes a long way.
it_user694671
Senior AEM/CQ Admin Consultant & Business and Community Development
Consultant
Helps standardize the branding of pages across an enterprise.

What other advice do I have?

Have a good relationship with budgeting and your various in-house IT divisions; have them understand the needs of digital marketing.
it_user685311
Senior Consultant AEM at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Vendor
​Ease of use for content authors and tight integration with Adobe Marketing Cloud Products like Target, Analytics, Campaign; a complete solution for organizational digital marketing needs.

What is most valuable?

Ease of use for content authors and tight integration with Adobe Marketing Cloud Products like Target, Analytics, Campaign; a complete solution for organizational digital marketing needs.

How has it helped my organization?

My organization is a services company.

What needs improvement?

Speed of web response for high transaction websites. Those websites which have a lot of user interaction in terms of forms submissions, live comments, etc.

For how long have I used the solution?

Over five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Rarely.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How are customer service and technical support?

Six out of 10. The tech support from Adobe is slow to respond and takes a lot of…
it_user685335
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Consultant
The solution can be very efficient in the long-term.
it_user685338
Senior Software Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
​CRXDE really allows you to browse static content data and change it on demand.

What other advice do I have?

CQ is expensive but the worth money. If you are looking for a free or cheap equivalent use Magnolia CMS. Very similar in the general design idea.