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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

Elementor

I would recommend this for the ease of use and price. It is a good value for any website developer or designer to be able to create multiple websites a year with super simple coding. If you've got a way to speed up your website without using WP Rocket, then it's even better! I think this software is specifically made for someone with a coding background and would recommend that you have a background with Wordpress to make using this software even easier
Isabel Sam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
7.7
API
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
7.8
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
7.5

Web Content Creation

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
8.0
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
8.9
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
7.7
Admin section
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
7.7
Page templates
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
8.2
Library of website themes
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
7.9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
8.2
Publishing workflow
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
8.0
Form generator
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
7.2

Web Content Management

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
7.6
Content taxonomy
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
8.2
SEO support
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
7.5
Bulk management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
6.9
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
7.7
Community / comment management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
7.5

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

Elementor

  • With Elementor overcome the limitations of the themes quickly and without using code
  • The design and integration of forms is very simple and helps us optimize our delivery times
  • The management of widgets that make websites more attractive, for example the post widget for blog post
  • The great variety of themes that offers more than 3000 themes
Anonymous | 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

Elementor

  • You only get good support if you're using the pro version - I have used Elementor across two different sites and found support to be rude when only the free version is in use.
  • Some of their guides on their website seemed out dated as the steps differed slightly when following a guide
Victoria Hoete-Dodd | 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

Elementor

No score
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Usability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Elementor

Elementor 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Elementor is one of those website builders that is really easy to get started with. The drag and drop features make it easy to create attractive and creative webpages for even the non-website designer. Some of the features available are not easy to find or easy to discover when you first start using Elementor. Practice makes perfect.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Elementor

Elementor 2.4
Based on 2 answers
There support is slow and at times can be frustrating and this is why many prefer to air out their frustrations within the Facebook group community. I tend to give up as when I'm working on something and something goes wrong I need the help straight away. I do not have the patience to wait anymore.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

We decided to switch as Acquia/Drupal looked to have a better library of 'off the shelf' modules that could easily be integrated into the platform. The hosting and CDN options were comparable however I was personally happier with Acquia's close relationship with Cloudflare.
Nick Lamming | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

Thrive Leads and thrive architect is a pain to update, they've changed version and name in recent years. I am unable to update because every time there was an upgrade or new release of the plugin it caused issues with my website's functionality which has left me stuck updating old versions that don't work anymore. With Elementor i haven't had this issue.
carlos ibarra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Acquia Digital Experience Platform 8.9
Based on 3 answers
The data Acquia collects, and the way it displays it and is able to be imported into other tools is useful beyond just teams working on our main website. Segment data can be collected and imported into other tools to help further break down user metrics based on certain criteria we have deemed important.
Ben Tolmachoff, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Elementor

  • Elementor has made it possible for our non-profit to stand out in the non-profit space in which we operate. Our website was highly flexible and looked great, which provided confidence to our donors.
  • Elementor has never been a weak spot in the security of our website. We've had several attempted attacks against our website and yet everything was remained locked down.
  • We have only used the free version of Elementor, so it has kept our costs low and allowed us to have a professional looking website, but being able to put more money towards our charitable cause rather than IT.
Anonymous | 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

Acquia Digital Experience Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Elementor

General

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

Elementor Editions & Modules

Edition
Personal$49.001
Plus$99.001
Expert$149.001
  1. per year
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.4
Elementor
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Elementor

Usability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
8.0

Support Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Elementor
2.4

Scalability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.9
Elementor

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