55 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Acquia is well-suited for any Drupal web platform. I think it best plays in the enterprise space, either for B2B or nonprofit/higher ed/government. Acquia is a great solution for smaller web platforms, as well, but the price is typically prohibitive in these scenarios.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe Experience Manager Forms

We use PDF forms for our submissions to the USPTO as well as for obtaining signature documents. With LiveCycle, I can update forms, save them, load them into my docketing database, and have them pre-populated with data. This process ensures continuity, less chance for error, and the ability to save the paralegals time when it comes to preparing filings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
Adobe Experience Manager Forms

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
API
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Adobe Experience Manager Forms

Web Content Creation

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.5
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
Admin section
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
Page templates
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
Library of website themes
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
Publishing workflow
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
Form generator
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
6.0
Adobe Experience Manager Forms

Web Content Management

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.4
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
Content taxonomy
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
SEO support
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
Bulk management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
Community / comment management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Adobe Experience Manager Forms

Pros

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

  • The Acquia Cloud Hosting (enterprise) provides a three-server solution. You have a Development, Staging (or UAT), and Production servers with a clear path of deployment straight up the chain. You may use Acquia's own Cloud Hooks, or their web admin UI interface to deploy to any or all of the servers.
  • Git is one of the foundation services built-in to the management of the website codebase. Allowing a developer, or well-trained end user (university employee) to easily deploy a tag or branch to any one of the servers, makes it very easy for us to offload the server / account management to the school, while we focus on improving their site.
  • Not only does Acquia Cloud provide a multi-datacenter failover disaster recovery solution, but they also maintain a multi-region failover as well, which allows for a fully redundant enviroment to be maintained in two geographic regions. No fear of losing any database changes or form submissions from students.
  • Lastly, the onboarding process is constantly being improved, and as I have been a third-party vendor involved in many of our hosting negotiations, I have seen it firsthand. Each enterprise client is assigned a small team of engineers, technical leads, and a pseudo-project-manager to explain the process in layman's terms to the client (university / college for my example), but they also perform a number of code reviews and best-practice analysis of a site prior to launch.
Sean Hanford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe Experience Manager Forms

  • Ease of use for end users - the forms made from LiveCycle work flawlessly
  • Adding sections dedicated to pictures or other elements - there is some room for design here
  • Variety of choices for types of input to be added to each form and many options for configuring each of them
  • Works REALLY well for forms that just require text information to be filled in
Ruby Javaid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

  • Responses from tickets aren't always from the same person, and can vary in effectiveness of solving your problem
  • While documentation is robust, it can be difficult to find exactly what you need
  • Provided forums are not monitored frequently, and are not as useful as they could be
Eric Steinborn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe Experience Manager Forms

  • A better guide or intro tutorial would have been great to have.
  • The learning curve is very steep.
  • File sizes can be improved upon as complex projects often push limits of this solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Acquia Digital Experience Platform 10.0
Based on 8 answers
As a Drupal Web Developer, I have not encountered or been exposed to any other hosting solution that could surpass the benefits of having a site hosted on Acquia Cloud. Although, for any side-project or low-cost freelance gigs, I cannot expect that I'll always have the option of recommending Acquia Cloud, and that's okay. While I am at work and trying to help our team gain more exposure to my companies' extensive list of clients, when we have the fortune of adding another Drupal-based client to our roster, getting those clients on Acquia Cloud makes every other aspect of building or modifying their school website that much easier
Sean Hanford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe Experience Manager Forms

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Alternatives Considered

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

If you're project requires a multisite architecture with scalable site deployment, and your budget allows, I would recommend Acquia. Acquia pricing sits more on an Enterprise level, so it is overwhelming if you're hosting a smaller site. Pantheon is much more suited for smaller, one-off, independent sites, and they provide similar tooling, availability, and free SSL with every site. If you need to control every aspect of your server environment and you have a server admin on staff, then Rackspace can provide you with an open hosting environment for you to configure yourself.
Kyle Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe Experience Manager Forms

I have only ever used LiveCycle for our PDF form creation. I am not sure what other options there are, but we have never needed to look into anything else as LiveCycle works for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

  • Our website isn't a revenue generator, so we don't have specific ROI calculations.
  • The new website is helping us move off of a legacy on-prem server environment. The reduction of cost in maintaining those will be beneficial.
  • We have had to invest in some training for our developers to learn Drupal.
Jim MacLeod | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe Experience Manager Forms

  • Having LiveCycle enables me to offer more products in my lineup, so that is always a good thing. Most clients like the idea of being able to purchase a template and then making changes themselves, so I've had quite a few sales here. However it's not really something that will make me rich overnight or anything. It's just a tool that enables me to have different products.
  • If they could figure out a way to improve the limitations in terms of design capability in the form creation process, I could probably leverage this software a lot better since I would use it more.
Ruby Javaid | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Adobe Experience Manager Forms

Pricing Details

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Adobe Experience Manager Forms

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.8
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
6.2

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Adobe Experience Manager Forms

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