There are still some organizations out there that have not been upgraded to Adobe Experience Manager’s Touch User Interface. They might have some legitimate reasons for doing so, cost being chief among them. Though other reasons certainly exist, such as: changing could shift the authoring process requiring retraining or a change in workflow, it requires an investment of time that prevents other work to be done, or a lack of skilled people within the organization that are capable to do it. Some might question if it is worth the effort. What is to be gained by changing to the Touch UI?
Here are at least 5 reasons that you should get your AEM authoring environment onto the Touch UI:
- Stay up to date with the latest from Adobe. This includes security and training.
Security — Software contains bugs and vulnerabilities that can be exploited. Adobe regularly puts out updates to correct these. With each new version of the software these are closed. And Adobe has stopped supporting the Classic UI.
Training — All of the training and documentation is now completely utilizing the Touch Interface, both from Adobe’s side, as well as 3rd party content.
- The Classic UI is going away. Yeah I know they keep saying that, but it’s going to happen… soon. While it is still supported I expect that it won’t be by the next release.
- The Touch UI is actually a lot better than it used to be. When it first came out I HATED the Touch UI. It was clunky and not well thought out. The improvements over the years have been impressive, and actually include tools that allow you to do everything in Touch UI that you used to do in the Classic UI, parity. And in most ways, the Touch UI is better than what the Classic UI offered.
- Some features in AEM are only available within the Touch UI. These include: health dashboards, Experience Fragments, and Content Fragments.
- It’s going to become the unified interface for all of Adobe Experience Cloud products. They have consistently been working on the Touch Interface, and not just for Adobe Experience Manager. This is good because then there is some similarity to how the disparate systems work, making it easier for users to be able to know how to use them.
It’s time to embrace Adobe’s Touch Interface. We’ve helped many companies make the change from Classic to Touch. Are you looking for an implementation partner that has lots of experience helping organizations move onto AEM’s Touch Interface?
We do. We’re Hoodoo.