Acquia Digital Experience Platform vs. DNN Platform

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
DNN Platform
Score 9.0 out of 10
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The DNN Platform (formerly DotNetNuke) is a free web content management systems (CMS) from DNN Corporation headquartered in San Mateo, California.N/A
Pricing
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformDNN Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformDNN Platform
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
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Features
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformDNN Platform
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
49 Ratings
3% above category average
DNN Platform
10.0
4 Ratings
20% above category average
Role-based user permissions8.349 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.8
41 Ratings
3% below category average
DNN Platform
9.5
3 Ratings
21% above category average
API7.739 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language7.832 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.8
43 Ratings
3% above category average
DNN Platform
8.6
4 Ratings
12% above category average
WYSIWYG editor7.631 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness7.634 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Admin section7.942 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Page templates7.830 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Library of website themes7.526 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.828 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.134 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Form generator7.824 Ratings7.04 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
DNN Platform
8.6
4 Ratings
15% above category average
Content taxonomy8.028 Ratings9.03 Ratings
SEO support7.229 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Bulk management7.431 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions7.832 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Community / comment management7.726 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformDNN Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(93 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.3
(11 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(2 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.8
(5 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.8
(73 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformDNN Platform
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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DNN
DNN [Platform] is great for organizations of any size who wish to have a robust CMS to manage their site. DNN is not ideal for a small site that is better suited to a super easy to user interface such as Wix. DNN [Platform] is plenty strong enough for enterprises and large entities.
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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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DNN
  • Very easy to use CMS - Ease of use is paramount with CMS products to minimise on support calls. Also the template structure of pages ensures that content editors cannot inadvertently corrupt the layout of the page.
  • Powerful application framework - The existence of APIs for all functionality within the CMS provides limitless scope in terms of developing bespoke applications which sit within the CMS.
  • Commercially supported option available - For larger clients, the comfort factor of having a direct line to the developers of the application is a big selling point.
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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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DNN
  • Out of the box, it has some modules, but not enough unless you do a paid version.
  • The support is a bit slow.
  • The menuing can be confusing and terms used a bit strange. which makes training difficult.
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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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DNN
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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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DNN
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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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DNN
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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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DNN
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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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DNN
My experience with Joomla! was over six years ago so a lot could have changed. However, I prefer DNN over Joomla because DNN offers more modules and a better administration user interface.
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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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DNN
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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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DNN
  • DNN helps us win bids on projects through the improvements the community has done over the past few years; we were ready to scrap it all together but it has made great strides
  • DNN's community has come back and is actively working to improve and expand the capabilities of the cms
  • on a negative note, the confusion between evoq and dnn has caused us headaches
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