Acoustic Content vs. WordPress VIP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acoustic Content
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Acoustic Content (formerly Watson Content Hub) gives business owners the power to create, robust and consistent brand experiences using cloud-based, cognitive content management capabilities. Marketing and merchandising professionals can quickly select content to create relevant offers delivered across multiple channels, such as mobile, web-based or email. Acoustic is an independent spun off from IBM Watson Marketing in 2019.N/A
WordPress VIP
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Wordpress VIP, from a team at Automattic, is enterprise WordPress hosting with customer or digital experience features for enterprises.N/A
Pricing
Acoustic ContentWordPress VIP
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acoustic ContentWordPress VIP
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Acoustic ContentWordPress VIP
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.5
3 Ratings
WordPress VIP
9.1
1 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.53 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.5
3 Ratings
WordPress VIP
9.1
1 Ratings
API8.43 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language8.53 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.7
3 Ratings
WordPress VIP
8.5
1 Ratings
WYSIWYG editor7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness8.43 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Admin section8.43 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Page templates8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Library of website themes9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow9.53 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Form generator9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.9
3 Ratings
WordPress VIP
9.1
1 Ratings
Content taxonomy8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO support8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk management9.03 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management9.03 Ratings9.11 Ratings
User Ratings
Acoustic ContentWordPress VIP
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(3 ratings)
9.1
(17 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(17 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acoustic ContentWordPress VIP
Likelihood to Recommend
Acoustic
We can organize all our content easily by uploading content files and other digital assets. CMS smart AI generates metadata by tagging them automatically which helps us to sort our content into different categories. CMS content modeling feature helps us to visualize our content structure, assemble them in an intelligent manner and reuse the content whenever we want to for different purposes.
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Automattic
WordPress VIP really changed the game when it comes to WordPress CMS and Content Management. A one-stop shop for all our client's business needs. We are focusing on Content Management instead of technicalities. The big advantage is the security features covering all recent vulnerabilities that any WordPress developer/user wastes lots of precious time fixing/updating. Performance-wise, WordPress VIP is definitely up there. We’ve been doing lots of optimization work over the last few years. Every client wants to score 100. With WordPress VIP we decreased the time spent on optimization significantly and now feel confident with taking more performance optimisation work than we did before. Lastly, maybe the most important for every business is the support quality. WordPress VIP runs a superb support team with phenomenal knowledge and expertise. Quick to respond and solves issues here and now. It is definitely recommended.
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Pros
Acoustic
  • Creating separate pages is easy and straightforward and only requires basic basic knowledge to get started
  • Advanced API calls can be easily built.
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Automattic
  • Security - class leading security, ensuring sites are protected and operate hassle free
  • Scalability - provide patches and updates first before the market place
  • Reliability - up to 99.9% up time, with a fantastic track record
  • Performance - hitting the high notes for Core Web Vitals and ensuring WordPress is operating at its peak performance
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Cons
Acoustic
  • The organization of the application is poor and some elements could be more easily accessible not buried in menus.
  • There is little to no community around the application and what does exist is out of date.
  • Does not work well with our IBM applications as well as you would expect, which seems a common issue with IBM products.
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Automattic
  • There aren't any smaller hosting packages for organizations with lower budgets
  • Plug-in updates through the repo can be somewhat tedious
  • Timezone issues with support can happen occasionally
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Likelihood to Renew
Acoustic
No answers on this topic
Automattic
Most clients never even consider moving to another platform once they are set up on WordPress VIP.
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Usability
Acoustic
No answers on this topic
Automattic
There is documentation for everything you might need.
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Support Rating
Acoustic
No answers on this topic
Automattic
The people who work for WordPress VIP clearly are passionate about representing the organisation. Therefore when support is required, they do go above and beyond what you may expect in terms of overall support. They take security very seriously, and due to the nature of VIP, it's rarely a concern for the end-user, if at all.
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Alternatives Considered
Acoustic
Acoustic Content stands out mainly in 3 areas, Digital Asset Management system AI Based metatags More secure CDN and REST API to share content All these three features play a huge role in Acoustic Content CMS in terms of finding matching images for our content, categorize and sort our content automatically and finally secure way to publish our content.
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Automattic
Our team manages 4 different brands' websites and before WordPress VIP we were using multiple different hosts including DreamHost and AWS. These were convoluted and didn't offer the enterprise features for our organization that WP VIP was capable of. We also considered Pantheon, but they were not Wordpress-centric enough for the direction we were going.
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Return on Investment
Acoustic
  • Approved developer is a simple tool for integrating other end-user applications.
  • It has allowed us to have one-stop-shop and easy-to-use debugging, saving time.
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Automattic
  • Working as a WordPress VIP gold partner has helped our business grow from 12 staff to 28 staff in 2 years. They have brought many projects to the table that are always the right ones for us and they really understand our goals as a business.
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