Adobe Experience Manager vs SharePoint comparison

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We performed a comparison between Adobe Experience Manager and SharePoint based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Enterprise Content Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Adobe Experience Manager vs. SharePoint Report (Updated: November 2022).
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"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.""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."

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"For SharePoint, I believe the most valuable feature is the customization and allowing you to share and edit files and documents. Being able to share externally and the precise administration of the files in terms of giving permissions and controlling who has access to what is a very good feature.""The most valuable features of SharePoint Online are content management, document management, and approval processes. Additionally, there are a number of features that provide integration with multiple Office services and external services.""Ability to store files of any type.""No code and low code, scalable, and stable collaboration platform. Straightforward to set up. Its support system is good and offers fast issue resolution.""What I like about SharePoint is that they keep up with a lot of updates, and they bring out new features. I also like that the system is integrated with the Microsoft 365 suite of apps."

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"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.""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."

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"Integration needs to be more straightforward, particularly with Azure. SharePoint also needs a more comprehensive introductory course for users.""It has worked very well for me. It seems like they've improved everything. I don't have any cons about it as such, but I don't think they have a talk-to-text, speech-to-text, or speech-to-type. That would be cool for accessibility.""Document management and the ability to easily integrate single sign-on (SSO) are areas for improvement in SharePoint.""The solution lacks collaboration features.""SharePoint Online could improve the user interface and when modifying any of the user interfaces can be challenging. Additionally, there are challenges with the detail in the analytics user interface and the overall customization could improve."

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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."
  • "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."
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  • "It is pretty reasonable. It is $5 per month per user. We have 12 users now, so it is about $60 per month."
  • "Any extended support from Microsoft is expensive."
  • "The licensing model for SharePoint Online is based on per user, and it is monthly. The price of the solution overall is good."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:Adobe Experience Manager is a CMS or content management system. It's primary use for web development involves hosting a website. That is, anything that we develop, such as a new feature, a new… more »
    Top Answer:Hi. I would suggest Ezofis which has a lot of customization and ease of use features compared to Alfresco. Even the pricing is better compared to ECM products in the market.
    Top Answer:Hello, there are a number of benefits:  1. SharePoint costs less - especially if your business is already using Office 365. You have access to SharePoint at virtually no additional cost in most… more »
    Top Answer:Hi, I believe that for an environment administrator, using a solution of this size such as SharePoint is more comfortable, you often already have email (O365) and other products. Therefore this… more »
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    Also Known As
    Adobe Day CQ5
    SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010
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    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. 

    SharePoint is a Microsoft-based platform for building web applications. It covers a widerange of capabilities and while it is appropriate for experienced webdevelopers, even non-technical minded users can easily navigate through thesystem and execute functions such as collaborating data, managing documents andfiles, creating websites, managing social networking solutions, and automatingworkflow.

    Major areas that SharePoint deals with are websites,communities, content, search, insights, and composites. The purpose is to give usersthe ability to create or develop these key business components on their owneven without technical knowledge of, for example, how to build a website or howto integrate coding. Configuring SharePoint into a business's system is meantto cut out all of the complicated steps, and pave the way for easierimplementation all around.

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    Sample Customers
    Toyota, Aeroports de Paris, ASBBank Ltd., Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, CambridgeshireConstabulary, D&M Group, NPL Construction Company, and The Regional Municipality of Niagara.
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Adobe Experience Manager vs. SharePoint
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Adobe Experience Manager vs. SharePoint and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Adobe Experience Manager is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Content Management with 4 reviews while SharePoint is ranked 1st in Enterprise Content Management with 8 reviews. Adobe Experience Manager is rated 8.0, while SharePoint is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Adobe Experience Manager writes "Feature-rich, with a straightforward GUI, and an analytics dashboard that shows you the traffic source, number of clicks and impressions, etc. ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SharePoint writes "Offers great OCR capabilities, metadata storage and proficient archiving ". Adobe Experience Manager is most compared with Liferay Digital Experience Platform, Atlassian Confluence, Magnolia CMS, Oracle WebCenter and Adobe CQ5, whereas SharePoint is most compared with Citrix ShareFile, Box, WordPress, Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive. See our Adobe Experience Manager vs. SharePoint report.

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