Acquia Digital Experience Platform vs. Divi

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
Divi
Score 9.1 out of 10
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More than just a WordPress theme, Divi is a website building platform that replaces the standard WordPress post editor with a new visual editor. The vendor states it can be enjoyed by design professionals and newcomers alike, and is designed to give users the ability to create spectacular designs with ease and efficiency.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
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Security
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Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.8
24 Ratings
Divi
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Role-based user permissions7.824 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
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Acquia Digital Experience Platform
6.6
23 Ratings
Divi
8.8
2 Ratings
API6.922 Ratings8.82 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language6.416 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.2
20 Ratings
Divi
8.9
2 Ratings
WYSIWYG editor7.516 Ratings8.82 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness7.018 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Admin section7.520 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Page templates7.415 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Library of website themes6.312 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.014 Ratings9.32 Ratings
Publishing workflow7.717 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Form generator7.411 Ratings6.42 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.3
17 Ratings
Divi
9.4
2 Ratings
Content taxonomy7.615 Ratings8.72 Ratings
SEO support7.313 Ratings9.32 Ratings
Bulk management7.015 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions7.016 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Community / comment management7.712 Ratings10.01 Ratings
User Ratings
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformDivi
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(65 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.7
(10 ratings)
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Usability
8.2
(2 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.4
(3 ratings)
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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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Elegant Themes
Divi has cornered the market on a simple, straightforward WordPress theme that gives some major integrations and functions! Now that I've worked within it for years, I have a much better understanding of how robust a system it is. It takes some practice to get accustomed to but once you "get" it, it is so fun to use. I've shown so many small business owners how to use Divi and I feel that it is much easier to learn than other themes with functions that are controlled by coding or shortcodes. I could play in Divi all day, and some days I do, depending on which projects I am working on at the time
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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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Elegant Themes
  • Website building
  • Menu building
  • Landing page building
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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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Elegant Themes
  • The load time of the builder could be faster. On some websites it takes a long time to load, and may crash the page. (I believe they've said they're working on this stability issue.)
  • Warnings on updates if they're difficult for some sites to run. I have one website that has crashed more than once from Divi's theme updates. I always back it up before the update so I restore the site, but this is still a bit of an inconvenience.
  • Integrated (or more clearly marked) tutorials within the builder. I migrate site maintenance and ownership to clients after the site is complete and some could use refreshers within the builder on what happens where i.e. the difference between a section, row, module.
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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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Elegant Themes
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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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Elegant Themes
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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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Elegant Themes
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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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Elegant Themes
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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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Elegant Themes
Divi price is superior and the infinite sites feature got me. Thrive was good for me at some point, but they got stuck in their layout options. Even i liked the Thrive form builder, in general Divi gave me more options to build my websites and build my landing pages. If they work on their interaction with other apps like Mailchimp or Hubspot, for example, or make the tool even more intuitive, i would give them 10 in everything.
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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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Elegant Themes
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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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Elegant Themes
  • Positive - I purchased the lifetime license and have used it on 20+ sites over three years. I purchased it in June 2018 after using it under the one-year license and am so glad that I upgraded. It is a very good deal for my business since I no longer have to think about this cost and it is such a fantastic product.
  • Positive - I have had prospects specifically ask for Divi because they know it is so user-friendly and reliable. That also speaks to the quality of the product.
  • Negative - the Divi Marketplace is where I go for some specialty features to download for specific client requests. I'm not for all the "bells and whistles" that some websites have but there are some that I feel should be included in Divi core that simply aren't, like mega menus. Because of that I've had to make a few additional purchases since buying the license.
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