Acquia Digital Experience Platform vs. Amaxus CMS (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Score 8.2 out of 10
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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
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
Score 3.0 out of 10
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Amaxus was a commercial PHP-based content management system from Box UK, an agile software developer and consulting company. It provided an enterprise-level web content management system used by large brand and agencies. It is known for a focus on usability. The product has been discontinued.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.8
24 Ratings
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
9.0
1 Ratings
Role-based user permissions7.824 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
6.6
23 Ratings
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
6.0
1 Ratings
API6.922 Ratings00 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language6.416 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.2
20 Ratings
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
7.4
1 Ratings
WYSIWYG editor7.516 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness7.018 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Admin section7.520 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Page templates7.415 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Library of website themes6.312 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.014 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Publishing workflow7.717 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Form generator7.411 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.3
17 Ratings
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
7.3
1 Ratings
Content taxonomy7.615 Ratings7.01 Ratings
SEO support7.313 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk management7.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions7.016 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Community / comment management7.712 Ratings5.01 Ratings
User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(65 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.7
(10 ratings)
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Usability
8.2
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(3 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
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Product Scalability
7.6
(47 ratings)
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User Testimonials
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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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Amaxus is well suited as a development platform and content management system for companies who have a dedicated, experienced development team because it has such complex functionality. It is not well suited for companies whose main content updater will be a person with limited development experience, because it is so hard to learn and understand how to use.
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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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  • There is a lot of flexibility and power with what you can do.
  • The client has a lot of power to make changes on their own without needing a development team.
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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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  • There is a huge learning curve for developers. All our new website builds were going beyond the timeline because of the learning curve.
  • It is very complex and teaching our clients how to use it required several training sessions.
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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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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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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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Implementation Rating
Acquia
It was implemented when I got there. I don't know how it was prior.
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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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I have used an in-house CMS which was very simple and only allowed the user to update very basic templated content, and I have used Sitecore, which is sort of like a middle-of-the-road. Sitecore is great because it allows for the user to have a lot of control over templates and updating content, but it's not so complex that it is very difficult and time-consuming to learn how to use, like Amaxus.
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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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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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  • It has a negative impact because it put us back on our timelines.
  • It had a negative impact because our customers didn't like the learning curve to use it.
  • It had a negative impact because it caused so much stress among our team to learn it.
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