Adobe CQ5/AEM is arguably the industry-leading WEM platform. Implementing Adobe CMS requires careful planning and masterful execution. The process, from planning to launching Adobe Experience Manager, might encounter several obstacles like any other implementation. These problems may have the potentiality to derail the implementation process with increased costs and performance issues, if not carefully executed.
Implementing Adobe Experience Manager (to that fact, any CMS), involves careful planning, involving all stakeholders in the project, in defining project goals and requirements. A project can fail for various reasons, most notably communication gaps among key stakeholders. Engaging all stakeholders including marketing teams, IT teams, infrastructure team is the key for AEM implementation success. Below are some of the factors that may lead project implementation to failure if there is no proper alignment among your teams.
Figure1: An example screenshot of a successful CQ5 implementation
Why engage an outside partner for implementations?
Do you have enough talent in-house? That should be the first question to ask yourselves. When it is a new implementation, I bet you may not have much talent in-house. While you breed your talent, you can’t put the project on hold, rather engage an Adobe implementation partner like NextRow to implement your CQ5 project. NextRow can bring in a different perspective to your team that will enable you to think outside the box to achieve best results.
NextRow will be a perfect partner for your outsourcing projects because we can guide you with our unique CQ5 services from strategic consulting and implementation to deploying the platform and offering training. As an Adobe solution partner, NextRow has Adobe certified CQ5 developers/architects to implement your Adobe Experience Manager projects leveraging their deep experience in working with the platform. To ensure strong relationship with our clients, we offer flexible business models including Fixed Price Model, Time and Material Model and Hybrid Business Model.
As a trusted service provider, we also offer our clients maintenance and support services (fixed development hours and L1/L2/L3 support) for your Adobe Experience Manager platforms. According to Adobe, a CQ5 platform must respond to 70% of the requests in less than 100ms; 25% requests in less than 100ms-300ms; and no page should take less than 1 second. So to monitor your CQ5 instances, NextRow has developed a tool, Remote Monitoring Center (RMC). This cloud-based solution will monitor your CQ5 platforms in multiple servers and notifies you of any issues in the platform before your audience notice them.
Figure2: A screenshot of NextRow’s RMC tool dashboard monitoring a CQ5 platform