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Sanity vs AEM

Meet Sanity: the modern, flexible AEM alternative

Break free from the limitations of legacy CMSes with the platform built to be customized to your unique business objectives, use cases and processes.

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The results are in

Sanity is ranked #1 out of 85 CMSes on G2

G2.com, the world's largest marketplace for software, has rated Sanity as the #1 leader in the Headless CMS category, as measured by customer review ratings and market presence

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Made for a modern developer toolset

Use JavaScript and TypeScript to customize the backend, leverage popular development frameworks and libraries in the JavaScript ecosystem, and enjoy access to native APIs to extend and integrate with other apps as you wish.

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Fully customizable editing UI

Reflect the needs of your business with a fully customizable authoring experiences for an intuitive self-serve editor workflow.

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Centralize content into a single source of truth

Sanity is built from the ground-up as a composable, API-first solution. We give you database affordances to treat content as data—that can be stored, queried, transformed on the fly, and delivered to any front-end.

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Sanity has given us a clean slate and the opportunity to have our content platform match how the entire organization is thinking about content.

Emily Diamond · VP of Product @ Morning Brew

Why choose Sanity over AEM?

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State of web development survey 2024

Sanity rated #1 in CMS satisfaction by over 7,000 developers

With Sanity your team can dream bigger and move faster to scale, drive innovation, and accelerate customer acquisition. Let content power your growth engine.

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Platform Overview

Sanity Composable Content Cloud

To meet the ever-increasing demands of modern engagement, you need a modern content management system. Tackle channel proliferation, localization, personalization, and more with Sanity. Sanity is made up of three main components:

Sanity Studio

A content workspace you can tailor to match your team's needs—with all the visual tools they expect built-in. Real-time collaboration removes bottlenecks and empowers teams with custom access and workflows.

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Content Lake

A no-ops storage and distribution layer that syncs content and data for use by teams across your organization. Its precise query language enables reusing content anywhere.

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Sanity's APIs are designed for developers to thrive. They seamlessly integrate with existing CI/CD workflows, support programmatic schema coding, and offer real-time 2-way syncing.

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