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Sanity vs AEM

Streamline content, eliminate silos, drive revenue

The Sanity Composable Content Cloud is a customizable alternative to AEM that treats content as data to power your digital business.

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The results are in

Sanity is ranked #1 Headless CMS

Sanity is the leader in the Headless CMS category, as measured by customer review ratings and market presence.

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Development that used to take 2-3 weeks is now done in days. We are able to release marketing campaigns and improvements up to multiple times per day. Using Sanity’s structured content together with a focus on code pipelines and automated testing has been a key enabler for improving our content production and processes.

On top of that, developer satisfaction has skyrocketed!

Sebastian Blom · Executive VP Digital Commerce @ XXL

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Integrate with best of breed products

From analytics to UI design systems and more, Sanity allows you to integrate easily with the tools you and your teams want to use.

Say goodbye to content silos

Centralized content management and reuse for any presentation layer means your content teams can get more to market—and drive revenue.

Use modern languages and frameworks

Enable your developers to work in popular tools and frameworks they're familiar with to deliver on what the business needs.

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Sanity rated #1 in CMS satisfaction

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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Make content your competitive advantage