Choosing the Right Adobe Experience Manager Solution

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By Jay Proulx

Sr. Director, Adobe

As digital content needs evolve, businesses must choose the content management solution that best fits their unique needs. Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) provides two compelling options, and we’ve outlined the advantages of traditional AEM development and AEM Edge Delivery Services in previous articles. Here, we’ll guide you in making an informed choice between the two.

Traditional AEM Development: Power and Flexibility

Traditional AEM development offers a comprehensive, robust solution that is highly customizable. It boasts rich content management features, seamless integration with other Adobe products, and impressive scalability.

AEM Edge Delivery Services: Speed and Efficiency

AEM Edge Delivery Services focuses on speed, agility, and efficiency. Franklin excels at streamlining content creation, editing, and collaboration and integrating with tools like Google Workspace and Microsoft Office 365. It emphasizes web performance and optimal Google Lighthouse scores, which can result in improved user experience and SEO.

Making Your Choice: AEM Development or Edge Delivery Services?

The choice between traditional AEM development and AEM Edge Delivery Services depends on your organization's unique needs and goals.

If your organization requires a comprehensive, flexible, and highly customizable solution with deep integration with Adobe’s suite of tools, traditional AEM development would serve you best.

On the other hand, if speed, efficiency, and improved web performance are high on your list, along with ease of collaboration and familiar tools, AEM Edge Delivery Services would be the solution for you.

The Bottom Line

Whether you choose traditional AEM development or AEM Edge Delivery Services, both are powerful tools within the Adobe Experience Manager suite. Your choice ultimately depends on your organization’s specific needs, your team's familiarity with tools, and your long-term digital strategy. Either way, Adobe's solutions are designed to help you deliver compelling, personalized digital experiences.

As one of the few companies in the world with Adobe Global Platinum Solution Partner status, TA Digital has one of the largest and deepest Adobe-certified digital consulting teams in the world. Schedule a call to talk with us about the right decision for your business.

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Over the past 20 years, TA Digital has positioned clients to achieve digital maturity by focusing on data, customer-centricity, and exponential return on investment; by melding exceptional user experience and data-driven methodologies with artificial intelligence and machine learning, we enable digital transformations that intelligently build upon the strategies we set into motion. We are known as a global leader that assists marketing and technology executives in understanding the digital ecosystem while identifying cultural and operational gaps within their business – ultimately ushering organizations toward a more mature model and profitable digital landscape.

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