Adobe Experience Manager vs Drupal

Last updated: September 04, 2020

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Adobe Experience Manager
A powerhouse combo for your content and digital asset management needs. Get personalized, content-led experiences into market faster with Adobe Experience Manager, which combines digital asset management with the power of a content management system.
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Drupal
Drupal is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) and content management framework (CMF) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. Unlike alternatives it's often used for knowledge management and business collaboration. Because of this plug-in extensibility and modular design, Drupal is sometimes described as a content management framework.
Adobe Experience Manager vs Drupal in our news:

2020. Acquia launches Digital Experience Platform



Digital experience company Acquia today announced the launch of its new Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP). The Acquia Open DXP is powered by Acquia Marketing Cloud and Acquia Drupal Cloud, a unified solution that unlocks the value of data and content so organizations can rapidly create new digital experiences. Marketers and developers now have a single, easy-to-use platform to build, personalize, and orchestrate multi-experience customer journeys across all modes of customer interaction, such as touchscreens, chat, voice, and more. In addition to the marketing tools, Acquia Open DXP will make it easier for developers to build Drupal sites with Developer Studio, its integrated development environment (IDE), and Site Factory, its tool for managing and scaling Drupal 9 sites and applications. Moreover, CMS Migrate will make it much easier to move from older versions of Drupal and legacy CMS to the recently released Drupal 9.


2020. Adobe Experience Manager now offered as cloud-native SaaS application



Adobe Experience Manager is now available as a cloud-native SaaS application. Prior to this, it was available on premises or as a managed service, but it wasn’t pure cloud-native. Obviously being available as a cloud service makes sense for customers, and offers all of the value you would get from any cloud service. Customers can now access all of the tools in AEM without having to worry about maintaining, managing or updating it, giving the marketing team more flexibility, agility and ongoing access to the latest updates. AEM provides a number of capabilities, including managing the customer experience in real time. Having real-time access to data means you can deliver the products, services and experiences that make sense based on what you know about the customer in any given moment.


2015. Drupal 8 is released



Drupal released the long-awaited Drupal 8.0 platform that includes: in-context, what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) editing and previews, content modeling out of the box with entities, fields and views, customization of content pages and even forms and administrative pages via the administrative interface, full translatability and localization out of the box, configuration management for deployment of changes between environments, mobile-first, responsive, HTML5 output, REST-first native web services, enhanced accessibility and WAI-ARIA compliance, modern PHP standards and practices, with integration of libraries such as Composer, Symfony2, Guzzle and Twig, improved front-end performance out of the box, enhanced caching and integration with CDNs and reverse proxies, full compatibility with PHP7, and the PostgreSQL and SQLite databases


2009. Adobe LiveCycle ES goes to the Cloud



Adobe has announced the new "cloud" version of its ECM system Adobe LiveCycle ES. It can be hosted on Amazon Web Services platform. Adobe also offers own hosting service for LiveCycle ES including 24/7 maintenance and support. The new version LiveCycle ES 2 features two new modules: LiveCycle Mosaic and LiveCycle Workspace ES 2 Mobile. The first is for the building internal portals - rich personalized interfaces that provide access to the data stored in LiveCycle ES in the form of widget "mosaic". The second - provides mobile access to the system on iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile. Besides, users can access the system via browser using Flash, AIR desktop client or directly from a PDF document (opened in Adobe Reader).


2008. Adobe wants to manage enterprise content



Long ago Adobe invented PDF - the format designed for document collaboration. Then for this format Adobe created a set of auxiliary tools. One of these tools, Adobe LiveCycle, was designed for building web forms that save entered information directly to PDF-files. And now, on the basis of this product and in partnership with Alfresco, Adobe has released its own ECM solution Adobe LiveCycle ES that will compete with MS Sharepoint, Open Text and Oracle Content Management. Alfresco - is a very ambitious company that is  going to revolutionize the ECM market ruled by Microsoft, IBM, EMC, Open Text, SAP and Oracle. Alfresco is well-known for its open-source strategy. And now they are partnering with the "big brother" Adobe. Adobe LiveCycle ES is intended to automate all paper work - from form input to document approval and executions. And everything is accessible via a web browser. The system functionality includes: