Adobe AEM Alternative

We are committed to creating the right outcomes for our customers, including developing Brightspot applications to compensate for Adobe AEM's shortfalls. Brightspot is designed to be integration-ready and is built to extend and enhance all your relevant important enterprise information and systems.


Brightspot CMS is publisher-informed, with ease of use customers crave when seeking an Adobe Experience Manager alternative. Built with a modern, flexible architecture that enables companies to publish decoupled, headless, or hybrid all from the same environment, Brightspot provides solutions that customers need from digital experience platforms.

If you’re in the process of vetting enterprise content management systems, you’re likely familiar with Adobe Experience Manager. While Adobe Experience Manager is certainly a formidable CMS, it’s often too expensive, cumbersome to deploy, and extremely difficult to adopt. None of this is conducive to developing a high-volume, multichannel content production workflow.

A major challenge of Adobe Experience Manager is how complicated it is to set-up and adopt.

Developers will need to build everything—from templates to buttons and anything in between. It also has a reputation for being difficult to adopt by anyone who isn’t familiar with HTML. Brightspot is the opposite. It fits seamlessly into virtually any publishing process, enabling rapid content creation across multiple channels without the need for IT.

Major differences between Adobe Experience Manager and Brightspot

Some of the major differences between Adobe Experience Manager and Brightspot include deployment time and cost, integration availability, and required developer intervention.

Agile 90-day deployment vs. 9-to-18-month-long projects

Unlike Adobe Experience Manager—whose archaic foundation almost always requires heavy IT involvement and sometimes year long (or more) implementation cycles—Brightspot is designed to be up and running in 90 days or less, so your team can start creating content as soon as possible at half the cost.

Hundreds of native integrations and out-of-the-box analytics

Brightspot was designed to be API first. Brightspot also includes a comprehensive analytics dashboard that integrates with Google Analytics (among others) for more timely and actionable decision making.

User-friendly vs. developer-heavy

A major challenge of Adobe Experience Manager is how complicated it is to set-up and adopt. Developers will need to build everything — from templates to buttons and anything in between. It also has a reputation for being difficult to adopt by anyone who isn’t familiar with HTML. Brightspot is the opposite. It fits seamlessly into virtually any publishing process, enabling rapid content creation across multiple channels without the need for IT.

A side-by-side comparison of Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) vs. Brightspot for content management and delivery

While we didn’t include every challenge we’ve seen with Adobe Experience Manager, this downloadable PDF compares some of most common pitfalls of Adobe Experience Manager against Brightspot’s powerful capabilities.

Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) vs. Brightspot Resources

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Find out how we’ve helped numerous Adobe customers either make the most of their Adobe AEM investment or transition entirely to Brightspot.
Brightspot was designed to fit into your publishing process, freeing content creators to quickly distribute content to every channel without the need for IT. Your development team gets to focus on innovations; creators get to create.
Don't let a legacy CMS stand in the way of your digital transformation. Brightspot works with customers’ existing logic and can be deployed to complement existing AEM, Wordpress and other legacy CMS solutions.
We’ve outlined the top challenges companies encounter when working with Adobe Experience Manager and how we can help you overcome them.
Now you can replatform faster than the time it took for you to decide to redesign and relaunch your site—in less than six months.

Brightspot means no compromise

Our team's commitment to your success means we truly listen to your needs to build solutions that address your problems the right way and deliver results that move your business forward, every time.
Our API-first and framework-agnostic development platform allows you to use any business logic, any workflow, with any integrations to build custom solutions at speed and at scale.
This is your platform for life. Brightspot CMS scales and extends to deliver on your digital priorities today and all your future content projects.
Publisher-informed and publisher-focused, the Brightspot platform is intuitive and built with content and editorial teams in mind. High-volume content is our specialty.
Brightspot is naturally multisite and multi-language, with an Assignment Desk tool to make content creation and collaboration easy.
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