Set priorities before you adopt AEM

  • July 08, 2020
  • Xava

Providing the best digital experience to the customers is what businesses aspire nowadays. To ensure that your digital experiences are premium, you need to know the priorities first.

Of you do not have your priorities in order, you won’t be able to design, build and implement premium customer experiences. For the endeavor, you will need great investment of time and efforts, a solid planning strategy and off course the very best platform.

So, how do you pick the best platform? Many businesses have similar approach towards the selection. They focus on identifying the feature gaps and search for platforms that are ideal match for the type of infrastructure and environment of the business. However, this is not termed as the right approach. When it comes to creating digital experiences a business must know its goals from the platform first. These three questions are vital to ask:

What core goals and priorities you have from the business point of view?

How will the digital marketing platform bring efficiency to the organization, helping you achieve your business goals?

How much scalability does the platform offers to meet the business demands in the future?

Adobe Experience Manager (AEM); the right platform to choose

If you want to meet your goals with great efficacy, moving to a next-generation platform, like the Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) us a wise decision. The platform provides you with an opportunity to review your business status from afar and take necessary actions. It is a platform that has the best of the capabilities that most of us desire for our business, in order to bring a boost and profitability.

A platform that aligns with business strategy:

Most importantly, the platform you choose must be aligned with your business strategy. As you evaluate different options, make sure you consider this point as well. For instances, moving to the cloud might be your next big technological shift, you must evaluate how many vendors are readily available to help you explore the cloud implementation possibilities. It is important that you know the core strategic elements of your business and as you evaluate your vendors, one after another, make sure that the solution aligns with your business strategy and its elements.

Analyze total cost of ownership (TCO)

It is important that you analyze total cost of ownership (TCO) and also evaluate how the platform will affect the internal resources and systems of your organization. If you choose a credible implementation partner, they will help you evaluate the TCO on a long term basis, preferably for a 5-year run. The experts will evaluate how much you invest in the technology in the first year and then what you pay as an ongoing maintenance cost. This approach of evaluating the financial impact helps business to know the actual cost of the technology instead of just focusing on the initial cost of licensing.

There are a lot of things to consider when you step forward to invest in a technology and for this having your priorities in order is of utmost importance. Using a qualified partner and following a diligently developed guide will help you understand the business requirement and move efficiently towards your platform migration process.