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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
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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We’re running on a Single Page Application, so we were looking to partner with a technology vendor who can seamlessly integrate with SPA environments and allow us to dynamically modify, test, and personalize various elements on our app screens. Prior to Dynamic Yield, we were working with Optimizely and encountered huge challenges integrating with our SPA infrastructure.
Read full review Pros 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 Read full review Provide fantastic support, both in relation to strategy/best practice and troubleshooting. An easy to use interface, as a user who is relatively new to Dynamic Yield I find that it is an intuitive platform to use. The ability to segment and drill down on data allows for really specific insights which, whilst not necessarily being leveraged on a testing basis, can be super valuable from a greater marketing perspective. Read full review Cons 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. Read full review Greater flexibility for the out of the box templates - things such as typeface are not consistent and can require developer time to ensure a seamless site experience Exporting datasets don't necessarily reflect the way Dyanmic Yield is implemented on site, occasionally requiring that you go through experience by experience to extract the data you want I would like to see a more customizable homepage dashboard with the ability to modify the content of widgets, showing trends across multiple experiences rather than just being able to update the timeframe for a widget between Yesterday, Past 7 Days, or Past 30 Days before having to deep dive into a full report Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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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implementation took a long time but also, DY has really proven that they are transforming and adapting their platform to be more user friendly and the right technology choice for their brand or company
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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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Overall, the interface is not difficult to understand. Although to create campaigns or define strategies for recommendations, some study is required.
Also, some reports are hidden, you really need to know where to look in order to see them (e.g. strategies performance or email campaigns performance).
Also, there is a lack of context help that would improve a lot the usability, especially when you face a feature or a report for the first time.
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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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Allison Schwartz, Customer Success Manager at Dynamic Yield has been nothing less than amazing and stellar! She really sets the standard for customer success and support. Their technical support is fast and reliable, and their educational resources are top of the line
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It was implemented when I got there. I don't know how it was prior.
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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.
Read full review Oracle Maxymiser is very clunky and hard to code with. Previewing changes was a challenge and development for fixes were slow Optimizely - Great for coding. Fast and efficient. Everything worked great. They were limited at personalization triggers though and their costs were expensive. Monetate - Evaluated but their UI was hard to use. Read full review Scalability
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.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review Most tests have had a positive impact on either revenue or conversion rate - quite often in double digits. Dynamic Yield has also helped us to stop some particular initiatives through direct interaction with the customer base via questionnaires or by a test proving negative quicker than rolling out a permanent feature. Read full review