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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

Amaxus CMS (discontinued)

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.
Laura Bruss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
9.0

Web Content Creation

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
7.4
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
5.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
6.0
Admin section
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
6.0
Page templates
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
10.0
Library of website themes
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
8.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
10.0
Publishing workflow
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
8.0
Form generator
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
6.0

Web Content Management

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
7.3
Content taxonomy
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
7.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
10.0
Community / comment management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
5.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
6.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
6.0

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

Amaxus CMS (discontinued)

  • 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.
Laura Bruss | 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

Amaxus CMS (discontinued)

  • 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.
Laura Bruss | 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

Amaxus CMS (discontinued)

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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

Amaxus CMS (discontinued)

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.
Laura Bruss | 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

Amaxus CMS (discontinued)

  • 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.
Laura Bruss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

General

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

Amaxus CMS (discontinued)

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
8.2
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
3.0

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)

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