Hey Craig, thanks for your feedback. Looks like you work at
The point of this article was specifically that CQ / AEM is not a
good fit for the mid-market, because of the complexity and cost.
According to Loni Stark, the average AEM deal is over $2,000,000 which
is well outside of the budget of mid-market companies.
Drupal often competes against Adobe AEM, and often wins, even in
larger enterprise use cases. I'm not saying AEM is a bad product, it
isn't. But it's certainly not the answer for everyone, and its
increasing cost + complexity continue to narrow the pool of potential
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