Acquia Digital Experience Platform vs. Agility CMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
The Acquia Digital Experience Platform is an "Open DXP" with its two core pillars being content and data. Built on top of one of the largest open-source content management systems, Drupal, it aims to provide the flexibility and interoperability a modern organization needs. With its customer data platform, it allows organizations to understand who their customers are and deliver personalized experiences. Acquia's DXP offers variety of other tools including digital asset management,…N/A
Agility CMS
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Agility CMS is a cloud-based content management system from the company of the same name in Toronto, Ontario.
$1,249
per month
Pricing
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformAgility CMS
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0
1 user, 1000 content items, 2 locales
Business
$900
per month
PRO
$1800
per month
Enterprise
Custom
Unlimited
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformAgility CMS
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
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Community Pulse
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformAgility CMS
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformAgility CMS
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.8
23 Ratings
Agility CMS
8.6
6 Ratings
Role-based user permissions7.823 Ratings8.66 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
6.7
22 Ratings
Agility CMS
7.8
6 Ratings
API6.921 Ratings8.76 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language6.415 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.4
19 Ratings
Agility CMS
7.9
6 Ratings
WYSIWYG editor7.615 Ratings7.66 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness7.017 Ratings7.46 Ratings
Admin section7.619 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Page templates7.614 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Library of website themes6.411 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.213 Ratings7.86 Ratings
Publishing workflow7.916 Ratings8.66 Ratings
Form generator7.710 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.5
16 Ratings
Agility CMS
7.5
6 Ratings
Content taxonomy7.914 Ratings8.66 Ratings
SEO support7.612 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Bulk management7.014 Ratings8.16 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions7.115 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Community / comment management7.811 Ratings5.01 Ratings
User Ratings
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformAgility CMS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(64 ratings)
8.3
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.7
(10 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(3 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.6
(46 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformAgility CMS
Likelihood to Recommend
Acquia
Acquia Cloud is well suited for organizations and teams without the ability to support their own hosting, such as on AWS, Digital Ocean, etc. If a team has the ability (and desire) to manage it themselves, I'm not sure I would recommend it. However, if your team needs reliable, hands-off Drupal hosting, I would definitely recommend Acquia Cloud. Once a deployment pipeline is configured, it's very nearly set-and-forget as far as server configuration is concerned
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Agility CMS
Agility is well suited for companies that want a balance of control and support. For major global site updates, these can be handled by Agility's support team, while minimal changes and updates can be performed autonomously by the company's own staff with ease. For companies that are interested in flexibility to reconstruct site structure or major global facelifts, Agility is less ideal because these changes must be handled and paid for through Agility support.
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Pros
Acquia
  • Easy to manage multiple environments and a team of Site Developers and Site Administrators
  • Easy and intuitive to conduct deployments, back-ups, rollbacks of code, databases, and files
  • Useful add-ons such as Solr Search, Security, Site Monitoring, Migration tools, etc.
  • Excellent and responsive support
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Agility CMS
  • Unlimited Content Modules which are extremely helpful for file management .
  • Unlimited number of API and Asset Requests
  • File management among the CMS is extraordinarily useful as a hosting tool native to our web content
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Cons
Acquia
  • the support portal can be hit and miss. sometimes there are very helpful people who get back to you in a timely manner, but more often there's a lot of lag time for the ticket to get picked up and in between responses, which can also be less than helpful.
  • it seems like the different departments within acquia (support, management, build teams) don't communicate with each other.
  • because features are so dense and granular, sometimes the workflow or how they are connected can be really complex to access.
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Agility CMS
  • The filing system and search function are often difficult to navigate. Finding a file that I've uploaded isn't always easy to locate in Agility CMS
  • The WYSIWYG content manager isn't always intuitive. I often have to go directly into HTML editing to resolve line spacing problems
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Likelihood to Renew
Acquia
We're moving away from Drupal as a platform. Drupal 8 and 9 were simply too overburdened and difficult to maintain compared to other offerings. PHP seems like a dying language so we are currently in the process of migrating all of our Drupal 7 functionality and custom modules to a Python/Django/Wagtail platform. This doesn't mean Acquia isn't a great service, they are professional and top-knotch, but the only way we'd say with them is if I didn't complete the migration.
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Agility CMS
I am not a part of this decision process at our organization.
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Usability
Acquia
It's a great user interface. It's always being updated and I've never noticed a bad update that increased the complexity or reduced
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Agility CMS
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Acquia
They are absolutely fabulous and have never dropped the ball in 8 years of us being on the platform. If it wasn't for Drupal 8/9 being unrealistically complicated compared to other offerings like Django/Wagtail we'd be still with Acquia and Drupal.
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Agility CMS
Support is always available and responsive when we email, responding right away that they are on the case, even if they are unable to solve the issue right away. Support will usually find the issue of our problem quickly and require minimal hand-holding, direction, or re-explanation from our team. They are knowledgeable about the platform and our instance and are able to run diagnostics with minimal information from us. When issues are resolved they always request confirmation that things are working as expected before closing out our tickets.
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Implementation Rating
Acquia
It was implemented when I got there. I don't know how it was prior.
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Agility CMS
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Acquia
We use AWS (a variety of services inside AWS) to host our less than mission-critical sites. These are great options for sites that are relatively simple, technically, and/or that can tolerate occasional problems. However, Acquia Digital Experience Platform does provide a level of concierge service that I have appreciated when it comes to running a highly available web application.
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Agility CMS
A few reasons to go with Agility CMS Product Capabilities Value for money Product functionality and performance Product roadmap Better Pre-sales experience
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Scalability
Acquia
Since the beginning of the website rebuild project, our agency gathered our needs and expectations. We also shared several technical or SEO specifications, and they have been able to fully adapt the software to our needs, in order to create a custom interface that we can easy use on a daily-basis.
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Agility CMS
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Acquia
  • It's done a really nice job of allowing us to focus on business-specific needs as opposed to infrastructure/security issues. The platform is rock solid from a support and security standpoint.
  • The ability to add automation and levels of personalization without having to break the bank has been a big boost to clients.
  • Unfortunately, our adoption of Site Studio was short-lived due to some inherent restrictions that limited the level of customization we were able to do.
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Agility CMS
  • Helps get contents updated and shared very quickly
  • Ability to have team work based on standard templates ensures content presentation is inline with organizational standards
  • Lack of DB and templates makes it easier for interns to come onboard and develop contents - this is super cost effective
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