Acquia Digital Experience Platform vs. Contentstack

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Score 7.6 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
Contentstack
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Contentstack headquartered in San Francisco offers an API-first headless CMS. From desktops to smart phones, from kiosks to smart watches, from billboards to jumbotrons, from dashboards to VR headsets – content is delivered with the push of a button and optimized for every screen, device and channel.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
49 Ratings
3% above category average
Contentstack
7.7
11 Ratings
4% below category average
Role-based user permissions8.349 Ratings7.711 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.7
41 Ratings
5% below category average
Contentstack
8.1
10 Ratings
5% above category average
API7.639 Ratings8.29 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language7.732 Ratings8.18 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.7
43 Ratings
1% above category average
Contentstack
8.3
12 Ratings
9% above category average
WYSIWYG editor7.631 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness7.534 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Admin section7.942 Ratings7.812 Ratings
Page templates7.830 Ratings7.38 Ratings
Library of website themes7.426 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.828 Ratings6.79 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.134 Ratings7.710 Ratings
Form generator7.824 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.6
35 Ratings
7% above category average
Contentstack
6.6
12 Ratings
10% below category average
Content taxonomy8.028 Ratings7.510 Ratings
SEO support7.229 Ratings6.910 Ratings
Bulk management7.431 Ratings6.49 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions7.832 Ratings6.48 Ratings
Community / comment management7.826 Ratings5.96 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformContentstack
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(93 ratings)
7.8
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.7
(11 ratings)
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Usability
7.8
(2 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.7
(5 ratings)
8.1
(9 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.7
(73 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformContentstack
Likelihood to Recommend
Acquia
It made it super easy to upgrade 300+ Drupal sites to the latest major version in 12 weeks, end to end. It is easy to deploy legal changes and updates to components at scale. Turnkey service to deploy new environments and to clone sites. There are no ecosystem lock-in principles for Customer service/success services and professional services for new approaches.
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Contentstack
Contentstack has flexible functionality which opens up a lot of possibilities for businesses with proactive web development teams to create their own website builder app to compete with 3rd party agencies. This is especially useful in a large enterprise where non-technical teams often turn to expensive outside agencies which cost more in the long run than an up-front investment into an in-house application.
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Pros
Acquia
  • It's fast, no lag time
  • Exceptionally good support. When there's a problem, you reach out to your account manager who either fixes the issue or gets you to the right person. We've had no downtime.
  • Platform is very accessible to those who know how to manage the back end software.
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Contentstack
  • Enables us to build and architect content through the use of their easy to use software and user interface.
  • Customer service has been by far the most reliable and responsive in any vendor i've dealt with.
  • Listens to feedback and builds features and technical improvements that helps customers usability and experience.
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Cons
Acquia
  • Support responds pretty quickly to critical tickets, but they can be slow to respond on non-urgent items. Some of what we experienced may have been related to a newer ticketing system recently implemented.
  • Standard support covers business days/hours but only critical support is available outside those times. We typically schedule our website updates for the weekend or "off" hours when only critical support is available.
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Contentstack
  • In my opinion it's not very intuitive. I've found its difficult to understand how to best structure entries, especially if they are related
  • In my experience, entries can get difficult to understand if weren't the creator. It would be helpful to have some meta data around the entry itself and the fields within them in my opinion.
  • Integration with an A/B testing platform would be nice.
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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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Contentstack
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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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Contentstack
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Support Rating
Acquia
Every time we have had an issue, Acquia support has responded promptly and worked with us as a team to solve the problem. The Acquia support team is global and we have literally had interactions with all of their support offices, yet the experience has been the same - top notch
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Contentstack
They have an in-app chat with their support team, who is always quick to respond and provide helpful answers. I've never walked away from an interaction without my issue being solved quickly and easily. They're also very communicative over email and are sure to follow up after any changes are made to ensure we're seeing the desired result. They are always very professional and easy to work with.
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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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Contentstack
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Alternatives Considered
Acquia
We chose Acquia for a much better UI that gave non-analytical marketers and easy to use tool where they could create their own reports. The campaign side of things also had an easier to use UI as well, that made the targeting of audiences much easier.
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Contentstack
Contentstack has better international hosting support then Contentful and we found the presales and sales support people were MUCH more responsive than Contentful. The Sitecore sales process was very very slow and overly complex. We felt Sitecore had many features that were not valuable and the cost to benefit ratio was much lower compared to ContentStack
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Scalability
Acquia
The DXP tools can handle millions of requests and can scale automatically to fit your needs. We have clients that use only part of the DXP tools and have a small usage, but even in these cases they see great value in using tools like personalization and CDP.
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Contentstack
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Return on Investment
Acquia
  • Acquia has helped us to stabilize and optimize our website performance, lowering page load times and dramatically decreasing the frequency of issues experienced by end-users.
  • Acquia SOLR search provided a much-improved search experience on our website.
  • Acquia's PCI-compliant hosting has helped us to remain compliant and cyber-secure.
  • We are working to implement Acquia Site Studio and Acquia Personalization now and expect those to improve our operation agility and ability to drive more relevant experiences to our various website visitors.
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Contentstack
  • Saved significant amounts of money that would previously been spent on 3rd party agencies to build websites
  • Empowered Comms teams to create and edit the design and content of their own websites on demand rather than relying on the Dev team
  • Allowed the Development team to concentrate on building functionality rather than websites, so we can focus on improvement rather than BAU work.
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