I’m sure you’ve heard this line before, “Act Now!” Marketers and advertisers are always trying to get you to do something right away, quick, hurry!, before it’s too late – and before you really think about what you’re doing. This isn’t one of those times. I’d like for you to consider deeply why it behooves you and your team to move from whatever version of AEM you’re on to AEM 6.4.
First of all, if you’re on AEM 6.2 or earlier, you’re already seeing a degradation in your capabilities. The non-touch UI has been deprecated for you. Storage has been refactored. The DAM evolved into AEM Assets. You might have lost some comfortable functionality already, and you’re not having a great time. Sensei was also still in its infancy when you implemented and now it’s EVERYWHERE in AEM.
If those few reasons weren’t enough, consider that if you’re on 6.0 or later, you can still upgrade to the substantial benefits of 6.4 without it costing an arm and a leg and taking a significant amount of time. If you’re making a bigger jump between versions, it will, sadly, cost you more time and money, but the improvements are still far worth taking advantage of.