Adobe

Adobe Experience Manager


4 / 5
34 reviews


Average Ratings

34 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Adobe
  • www.adobe.com
  • United States

About Adobe Experience Manager

Content management solution for videos, dynamic and personalized media, etc. that supports content search and workflow management.


Adobe Experience Manager Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Asset Categorization
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Sharing
  • Customizable Branding
  • Metadata Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

Adobe Experience Manager Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Best User Friendly CMS Tool

Aug 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Adobe Experience Manager is one of the most sort after CMS tool in the world currently. It's modular design, and it's ease of integration with both other Adobe products as well as other third party products makes it unique. It's OOTB features are so easy and well developed that it decreases the effort required in overlaying them. Seamless integration with Java in the back-end and almost all the high rated front-end tools makes it a best product to design a website on. And the customer or business support is the best in the market.

Cons: Nothing as of such. It's almost a near perfect product.

Overall: I have been using Adobe Experience Manager as a developer for almost 4 years now and every version out does itself. As a developer, I will be recommending AEM for everybody out there.

An enterprise content manager that acts like visual studios

Dec 09, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Tag manager, digital asset manager, and nontechnical admin abilities.

Cons: Permissions take a lot of effort to lock down and authors could potentially do prod damage. A lot of I's to dot and t's to cross to make sure they don't have damaging access.

Overall: I've used a few content managers, but this one has been the best for author customization and communication. I like that you can leave other authors notes. I compare it to visual studios because authors have the ability to drag and drop to modify pages. Authors have a lot of freedom potential for settings, obviously depending on permissions. Their tag manager is also a great asset to our architects.

Recommendations to other buyers: We use this software by relying a lot on governance with authors. Make sure you have trustworthy authors or admins which should already be a given.

AEM isn't easy but it's a workhorse

Sep 17, 2015
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: When we decided that we needed to redesign our college's websites (over 100 of them), we looked for a tool that was robust and versatile, and one that had recommendations from others in higher ed. We found Adobe's Experience Manager (Called CQ5 back then). And although it's been a bumpy road, we are starting on our third large redesign with no regrets.

Pros: Whatever you want to do, AEM will let you do it. Customization is key, and the ability to create multiple sites with one product is a bonus. There are tools to help you get started, and the ability to create a template where our authors can just enter content without worrying about format is a blessing.

Cons: AEM is not an easy program to install or to administer, not if you are going to go beyond an all-in-one server. The configurations are headache inducing, and the documentation isn't always current. Sometimes it behaves in inexplicable ways until you get your hands into its guts to look at the underlying configuration - then it becomes fairly simple to diagnose. But finding experts who are doing what you are with the software (my favorite way to solve an issue) can be difficult.

Useful Content management system

Jun 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Very user friendly with the WYSIWYG interface and easy to learn components and templates. Regular workers can author their own content.

Cons: With most content management systems they each have their own nuances. Things can arise depending on what browser youre using, how your components were made, what kind of network restrictions your company has. All things to consider when setting up this application.

Pretty solid not when it works; smaller additions would make it a more solid program

Jul 12, 2018
2/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is pretty easy to pick up with the text component and image one, even for clients who aren't tech savvy.

Cons: The touch UI interface with versions 6.1 and above feels rather underwhelming. Because I can do much more in the classic interface, it provides little motivation to "play" with the touch interface. Also, cannot see doing much development on the touch UI side.

Second, there are a lot of little things Adobe can do that will greatly improved the user experience of this product. First, add a simple spell check the various text editors and allow users to expand the size of the edit dialogue box even selecting assests and pages. Additionally, adding the name of the components when hovering over the component in editing mode in authoring. I know people have requested this.

The latest version cloud version also seems a little unstable. Seems to have connectivity issues from time to time.

Overall: Once set up, it is fairly easy to pick up, especially if you have worked with other CMS products.

One of the best content management systems

Oct 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A Sophisticated tool that is easy and quick to develop and addresses digital marketing needs, super easy to use for a marketer.

Cons: Adobe docs do not provide comprehensive development help. Learning is more community driven than authenticated by Adobe

Good content management system

Nov 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Adobe Experience Manager makes it easier to organize and manage the data needed as per the company's needs. It has a hassle free set up and it's overall a stable tool.

Cons: A bit pricey, but totally worth every penny.

Adobe Aem Review

Dec 05, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Configuration based

Java based

OSGi services

Extensible components

Salable

Use either MongoDB or tarMk

Cons: Steep learning curve

Preliminary knowledge of Java is required

Oob components are poorly designed

Overall: Overall I would say king of CMS in the market now. Hard to understand and implement. You have to go by convention then and then you will get desired results.

Best CMS tool

Oct 27, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Best CMS tool in the current market

Cons: Maintenance like compaction reindexing and purging needs to be more automated,

Overall: The tool is pretty impressive .Adobe customer support is good.Stuff like compaction , reindexing , purging can be more automated rather than running them frequently.We spend lot of time on these maintenance activities which include author downtime

Recommendations to other buyers: adobe Support is really appreciatable

Working within AEM allowed for fast and effective publishing

Dec 06, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I used this tool on a daily basis at my last job for 2 and a half years. The templating options allowed our company to work within a standard set of page layouts that helped streamline the page builds and keep the site w/in brand standards.

Cons: From time to time some of the page templates seemed to be a bit buggy and not perform normal functionalities.

Overall: So much of the website could be updated with new content in a timely manor with a relatively small team managing the builds.

Expensive choice for a CMS, but integrates with other Adobe tools

Aug 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its integration with other Adobe tools is probably the main reason to choose AEM.

Cons: The CMS I was using previously was a little more intuitive and less restrictive in some areas.

Overall: Our move to AEM was mandated, but at least it has given us a chance to start afresh and apply some newer thinking and adopt some more modern best practices. That's definitely a plus for us.

This is our content platform and it is robust

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: We use this as a single source of truth for all our content. It houses a lot of content that can be pushed to different sources.

Cons: I don't like the functionality we have set up. There are constraints on what we're able to do with certain pages. That can lead to a lot of busy work and cleanup for users.

I am amazed

Nov 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: What I like most is that it make it easier to organize, adapt, and distribute rich media and experiences across the customer journey.

Cons: Sometimes the wait time by each screen until I reach the app I need disencourages me a bit.

Happy Customer

Oct 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: best cms tool ever

Cons: Author compaction needed every two weeks for our system and re indexing process needs to be fixed.

Overall: Using AEM from 2 years and its pretty good CMS tool.customer service is really great and they are pretty quick and knowledgeable.

i have also attended the adobe training which is also good to have.

their materials are good.

Recommendations to other buyers: not really :)

I use it to manage content for websites and different devices.

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I can see my assets for website management and potential user devices, which makes me able to manage how people interact with my business.

Cons: There are a lot of aspects to the app, and a lot of data that can be managed, so it can be overwhelming if you don't take the time and care to organize everything very carefully.

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Adobe Experience Manager

Nov 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The features of the Adobe Experience Manager is what sets them apart from the competition! Although fit more for the enterprise level, it offers much more than competitors can.

Cons: Price point is high, however extremely worth the price if it fits in the budget.

Overall: Adobe Experience Manager let us put some of our past concerns past us. We no longer have security issues like we had experienced in the past.

Capterra loader

Ultimate way to organize media

May 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This thing is powerful and can handle so many things I can't list them all. If you use Adobe software and have lots of files, you owe it to yourself to check AEM out and how it can help your company.

Cons: Because it can do everything under the sun, it's hard to navigate and difficult to see all of it's functions. The support contract is almost as much as the software

Capterra loader

The Most Expensive Wonderful Thing (you probably don't need)

Nov 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is so incredibly easy to use and really is a wonderful compliment to the Adobe suite of products.

Cons: It was like a gold and diamond encrusted shoehorn and we felt like we were paying it in spades. The cost of this product was astronomical and the utility of these services is progressively outweighed by the continued imposition of data privacy and protection standards.

While the price is a very distracting drawback, there are other issues which make this service somewhat overrated and otherwise biased by it's ease of use

Overall: We wanted to personalize landing pages, nice and simple. As we continued to optimize, we determined that we we're better off building our own react.js library and leveraging Adobe Target for an even better experience at a fraction of the cost.

Clumsy and bulky

Nov 27, 2018
2/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: it has basic functionality to store, tag and share creative assets with internal and external team members

Cons: Not a user-friendly design. For example, search results load in portions, you never know if that's all or you need to scroll down more, hold, release, wait. Not intuitive at all.

Comprehensive content management solution for our websites, mobile apps and forms.

May 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Since my team is in different countries, this system allows multiple contributors to access and manage the content simultaneously.

Cons: Difficult at the beginning if you have no knowledge, you'll often have to figure out on your own and spend hours learning something. And also it can be a bit pricey for some small companies.

Easy to figure out. Interface was a little buggy and finicky.

Mar 13, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Cool all in one resource to find software. I would use it.

Cons: Buggy. Sometimes too many options without descriptions.

There are easier ways to control work flow but this the software that helps the most.

May 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I think that there could be a good way to get some of the smaller apps to work better, and integration could be tighter but overall a good product.

Cons: Like most of the Adobe programs this one is a little pricey. Watch out how they control their pricing.

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AEM is so helpful

Apr 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love using this tool to create all of our website updates. It's so simple, almost anyone can learn to use it.

Cons: Sometimes when I activate changes to my account, it takes several attempts to get the new text/images to appear on our live site. The DAM usually takes a long time to load, too.

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Great tool for Marketers.

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to navigate and arrange all my product listings. Great tool when we have to handle multiple web interfaces.

Overall: I feel it is a great tool every marketer should master. Really helps in my daily life.

Feb 12, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Helps to keep track of your web based marketing initiatives. Can be cumbersome and awesome

May 13, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The are no other programs like this that can manage so many features and aspects of our web based initiatives. The list goes on and on.

Cons: There are some peoples who will definitely be intimidate by the shear depth and breadth of the software. I suggest getting youtube fired up.

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Until now it has been little experience, but satisfactory

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We enjoy a very good web content management for digital experiences of combined channels, providing an environment with technical assistance for editing, composition of pages from a library of web components and search engine optimization controls

Cons: A basic AEM package license must be purchased separately for each functionality and does not include licenses for users, who must have a separate license for each product

Overall: Combination of several web channels

Used video and pdf softwares of Adobe

Apr 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What I like most about this software was that you could make fillable forms very quick and easy. It also has lot's of features for video editing and photo editing as well.

Cons: What I did not like about this software is that it is not very easy to use as a beginner. If you go to use this software you definately will come across something that you do not know how to use and will have to look up lot's of youtube tutorials on how to use it.

Excellent software, with a learning curve.

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -Great use for business -Accessible if familiar with adobe - Excellent service for anyone opening up a business

Cons: There's a pretty steep learning curve to the software if not familiar with it, but can be learned with some research.

Jul 30, 2015
2/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money

May 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

On Par for Adobe, It's Great

Nov 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It is like the rest of the adobe suite of products, built very sound and for marketers.

Cons: Hard to adjust when you need to make changes.

Audience Manager Review

Nov 03, 2016
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Easy to use and extremely useful for audience building and segmentation and integrating with other tools to use across various channels

Comprehensive CMS Solution

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Well...it just about covers all the bases as far as a CMS solution goes. It is the FULL package for content management

Cons: It's a bit intimidating at first. There are a LOT of features and it can be hard to know where to start. It takes time, but well worth the investment.

Overall: Excellent CMS solution