Adobe Experience Manager vs Liferay Digital Experience Platform comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Adobe Experience Manager
Ranking in Web Content Management
3rd
Ranking in Digital Experience Platforms (DXP)
1st
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
16
Ranking in other categories
Enterprise Content Management (7th), Enterprise Social Software (6th)
Liferay Digital Experience ...
Ranking in Web Content Management
4th
Ranking in Digital Experience Platforms (DXP)
2nd
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
44
Ranking in other categories
Corporate Portals (Enterprise Information Portals) (3rd)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Web Content Management category, the mindshare of Adobe Experience Manager is 16.8%, up from 15.3% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Liferay Digital Experience Platform is 12.1%, up from 7.5% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Web Content Management
Unique Categories:
Enterprise Content Management
1.5%
Enterprise Social Software
1.1%
Corporate Portals (Enterprise Information Portals)
25.0%
Digital Experience Platforms (DXP)
17.3%
 

Featured Reviews

Gaurav Mishra - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 7, 2022
Feature-rich, with a straightforward GUI, and an analytics dashboard that shows you the traffic source, number of clicks and impressions, etc.
I haven't seen any areas for improvement in Adobe Experience Manager as it's a full-fledged CMS tool, and Adobe is already working on enhancements for the solution. Adobe is working to make Adobe Experience Manager more valuable and easier to use for any user, even non-technical ones, through multiple components and templates. Day by day, Adobe provides the latest update to Adobe Experience Manager, and if my team needs any particular change, it just needs to be reported to the Adobe team. As Adobe Experience Manager has a broad scope and a lot of use cases and features, it's a solution that requires some time and effort from you in terms of learning, especially if you're implementing it for different clients, which could be an area for improvement.
SB
Sep 26, 2016
It provides web content and user management.
Web Content Management User Management We utilize this product in multiple ways: for Web content management, inter-portlet communication, user management. LDAP is the most advantageous. All the portlets and widgets are plugins, which provides flexibility to add/modify in multiple ways. It’s user…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"It is easy to learn. You don't need to be an advanced Java developer."
"I've used several CMS tools, but Adobe Experience Manager is feature-rich, especially for web security and content management. It's more efficient to manage content on Adobe Experience Manager, and you can do a lot with it, such as updating content at any time, and on any platform, even from mobile or tablet. Adobe Experience Manager is still getting updated daily, and it's the best CMS tool in the market for me. I like that you can manage assets in Adobe Experience Manager. I also like that the solution has an analytics dashboard that shows you where the traffic comes from, how many clicks come from a specific location, the number of clicks and impressions, etc. Adobe Experience Manager can be accessed by other teams, for example, the digital media department of my company, so the solution can be used and updated per each team's requirement. Adobe Experience Manager is more than just a web developer tool, as it also allows visibility tracking and has other uses. I also like that the GUI for Adobe Experience Manager is straightforward and catchy. It has separate folders and icons, so using Adobe Experience Manager isn't tough. The solution is straightforward to use and handle."
"I like the native applications such as Adobe Target, Adobe Analytics, and Adobe Experience Platform. Because of these, it's very easy to connect and obtain reports on how my website is doing, how many have visited it, how frequently, etc. The multiple publisher concept is one of the best parts of this solution."
"Adobe Experience Manager is a content management system, and we use it to create and manage a website."
"Easy to work with the solution."
"If you want to use content in a mobile application and you want the content in some other application, you can simply expose it from the CMS to different clients or different systems. It's easy. On top of that, the technology underlying AEM is open-source and is very powerful like Apache Sling and JCR."
"Adobe Experience Manager is quite a powerful product that you can use to design files and export them."
"Manageability is very good and probably the most valuable part of a tool of this type. There is a little more of a learning curve than you have with a simple tool, but a business user can learn to manage the system as an administrator very easily."
"It allows us to arrange and develop new ideas, then incorporate them into the portal. We can create a one stop information center, so people can access the information from one window."
"We chose Liferay because it is open-source and that we can make any number of users apply, register into the system and use the system, as opposed to other solutions where the cost is based on user licenses. This is one of the most attractive features."
"The web/mobile/portal integration was one of the features that we found most valuable, primarily because it reduced our development time."
"The look and feel and the user interface are great."
"The integration capabilities of the product are super easy to use."
"The solution is easy to install."
"I think that it could be interesting to expand the eCommerce capabilities to the B2C sector."
 

Cons

"Tool-wise, the Adobe Experience Manager support team is not very responsive when the user face issues in AEM as a Cloud Service."
"I haven't seen any areas for improvement in Adobe Experience Manager as it's a full-fledged CMS tool, and Adobe is already working on enhancements for the solution. Adobe is working to make Adobe Experience Manager more valuable and easier to use for any user, even non-technical ones, through multiple components and templates. Day by day, Adobe provides the latest update to Adobe Experience Manager, and if my team needs any particular change, it just needs to be reported to the Adobe team. As Adobe Experience Manager has a broad scope and a lot of use cases and features, it's a solution that requires some time and effort from you in terms of learning, especially if you're implementing it for different clients, which could be an area for improvement."
"The latest trend is to render everything in the client-side framework. For example, SPA or single page application. This is a feature that needs improvement. The cloud deployment pipeline needs to be improved as well."
"In comparison to other CMS products, Adobe Experience Manager is missing some capabilities such as proper versioning or a better versioning system and backend connectivity. If something is deleted in AEM, the user cannot recover it. You have to call technical support, and they will need to recover the whole instance. So, it's really difficult. For example, if you delete a page, you cannot recover it. There should be an option to recover it. In AEM, you have to go to the previous state of the instance itself or the virtual machine, and you have to restore everything, which is not good."
"The solution's pricing and stability could be improved."
"Adobe Experience Manager's pricing could be improved."
"Programming model could be improved, it's a monolithic solution."
"The plugins should be more affordable."
"It could be improved in terms of adding filters to some of the rules. Therefore, you can retain how long a document would need to stay in an archive."
"The documentation provided needs to be more detailed. It's sometimes hard to develop things because the documentation is so sparse."
"It could have better built-in integration with a wider variety of extensions out-of-the-box."
"Social area and capabilities need improvement."
"The integration and configuration need to be simplified."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"There's a free trial for one month for Adobe Experience Manager, which you can use for learning purposes, then, after the trial period, you'll need to purchase the license. Adobe offers a few plans for Adobe Experience Manager, but I'm unaware of how much my company is paying."
"Users have to pay a yearly licensing fee to use the solution, which is highly-priced."
"It's a costly solution. I would rate the price at two out of five on a scale from one to five, where one is the most expensive and five is the most competitive."
"It is a bit expensive."
"It's an open-source structure. Other costs are for professional services to integrate Liferay to other existing systems."
"Their pricing model should be modified to include per user options instead of just servers/cores, etc."
"The product is neither cheap nor expensive. What Liferay Digital Experience Platform offers at its current price can be considered something that is worth the money."
"Licensing costs can be very expensive."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Educational Organization
42%
Financial Services Firm
10%
Computer Software Company
8%
Manufacturing Company
4%
Computer Software Company
13%
Financial Services Firm
13%
Educational Organization
12%
Manufacturing Company
9%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Adobe Experience Manager?
It is easy to learn. You don't need to be an advanced Java developer.
What needs improvement with Adobe Experience Manager?
Area of improvement for Cloud Service: For the last four years, I've been working on AEM as a Cloud Service. I feel the tool has all the features needed for production, but the problem is with skil...
What is your primary use case for Adobe Experience Manager?
It's a powerful content management system – there's really no competitor in the market right now. The main use case is digital marketing. For example, if you have offers you want to publish immedia...
What is the best feature of Liferay?
A tricky question because it'd depend on what your focus will be on Liferay as a digital experience platform. I mean, if for me the experience management is the best feature, for someone with diff...
Is Liferay suitable for complete beginners?
A non-developer here, and frankly, a little bit of a tech beginner in general. My company branched out into digital experience a bit later than we should have but picking Liferay as a DXP was one o...
What is Liferay’s capacity for backup?
Yes, I think you can trust the cloud feature of Liferay pretty well. It gives you the option to back up your data as well as restore it and that's pretty vital for any digital experience platform....
 

Also Known As

Adobe Day CQ5, Ektron Social Marketing, Episerver Content Cloud
Liferay DXP
 

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Sample Customers

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Adidas, Carrefour, Cisco Systems, Danone, Fujitsu, Lufthansa Flight Training, Siemens, Société Générale and the United Nations
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