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278 Ratings

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Joomla

    80%
    Joomla! ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    44 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Joomla

    77%
    Joomla! ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    39 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    40 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Joomla

    77%
    Joomla! ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    46 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    44 Ratings

    Admin section

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    44 Ratings

    Page templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    45 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    43 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    43 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    43 Ratings

    Form generator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    39 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Joomla

    75%
    Joomla! ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    44 Ratings

    SEO support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    44 Ratings

    Bulk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    42 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    45 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    43 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Acquia Digital Experience Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Joomla! is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating, Product Scalability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    84%
    37 Ratings
    7.6

    Joomla

    76%
    68 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    90%
    9 Ratings
    10.0

    Joomla

    100%
    28 Ratings

    Usability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9

    Joomla

    99%
    7 Ratings

    Availability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9

    Joomla

    99%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8

    Joomla

    78%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    91%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Joomla

    100%
    8 Ratings

    Online Training

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Joomla

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7

    Joomla

    87%
    6 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    7.6

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    76%
    20 Ratings
    9.9

    Joomla

    99%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Well suited for rapid development of applications and sites, ease of maintenance, security enhancements, and ease of patching. Drupal for global enterprise content strategy i.e. industrial robustness. DevOps is there but needs to be easier to integrate with other vendors. In my experience, Acquia Digital Experience Platform doesn't support well data-driven process definition, setup, and management from an application standpoint. In production, we expected the production environment to be separated from the non-production environnement, which was only possible at the logical level and not at the network level.
    Olivier Parriche | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Joomla

    It seems with the release of Joomla! 4 that the weak areas have all been covered. Its always been good for the mid-level small to large business, the blogging was WP, and the large-scale enterprise was probably bespoke. But the new interface is so simple it seems pointless using WP when Joomla! is as easy and can then grow as big as you like.The Workflows feature which allows you to set up work pipelines easily is going to be a boom to any larger enterprise sites.Couples with the new API which I got to see at one of their user groups, is amazing. They were creating articles on one site then another site was taking the feed directly for just certain categories. Really blows your mind what you could do with that and the new workflows.
    Philip Walton | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    • 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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Joomla

    • We use Joomla to build our websites and web applications because of its incredible intuitiveness and tools to make everything more manageable.
    • Its working environment is quite comfortable for my development team, and its web design resources significantly speed up our work when carrying out web development projects.
    • It allows you to use blocks to create and visually manage websites and divide them into different categories without programming knowledge.
    Sergey Gvozdetskiy | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    • Using the platform is not for the faint of heart. It takes some understanding of how a back-end system technology works to be able to get anything done or even know where to go.
    • Being able to verify DNS services is not easy to do. A digital market is required to do this with Facebook or Google from time to time but it is hidden from the non-tech user. I need to find a tech expert to do a simple task that is holding up the quality of our digital advertising. This is the way the digital world works and these capabilities need to be exposed and easy to verify by non-tech users quickly without the possibility of disrupting the system.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Joomla

    • Because Joomla's user community is smaller than WP, it lacks as many choices from 3rd party developers, meaning it can be a little more difficult to find the right extension for what you need to accomplish
    • Along the same vein, most of the best 3rd-party software for Joomla! is paid
    • Simple features such as Add to Menu and Cache cleaners should be adopted as part of the Joomla! core, though they are available as extensions
    • Joomla! could use a simpler and easier URL rewriting process
    Lisa Keyser | 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

    Starting Price

    Joomla

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform 9.0
    Based on 9 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

    Joomla

    Joomla 10.0
    Based on 28 answers
    I gave it a rating of 10 because I just love how Joomla! works, how it is set up and how it handles many users. Also it is very fast, and there is no overload on the MySQL database or servers ever.
    Leontine Vandermeer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Joomla

    Joomla 9.9
    Based on 7 answers
    Joomla! 3.x is easily installed either manually or via a script provided by your host. It contains most of the tools needed to begin creating websites right from the start. Those features that it doesn't have are easily installed via links and buttons from the thousands of extensions available in the community
    Rita Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Joomla

    Joomla 7.8
    Based on 4 answers
    Today's Modern Joomla performs very well and is robust and durable. The pages load faster than they ever did in the past and Modern Joomla's integration into other software or systems has become seamless. Modern Joomla sites will last long and will stay running forever.
    James Fauria | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    The team is always there to support any issue. We had an issue around adding more code into the system and they supported us all the way through.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Joomla

    Joomla 10.0
    Based on 8 answers
    Between the core Joomla developers who are excellent at answering questions and providing support, you have a whole community of developers who work with Joomla and are happy to help fellow developers out answering questions and supporting the Joomla project. Out of the many communities I am involved in for open-source software, Joomla's community is by far the best.
    Jen Garfinkel-Canseco | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Joomla

    Joomla 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    It is good if you know Joomla! if not it can get a bit confusing
    Johann Joubert | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Joomla

    Joomla 8.7
    Based on 6 answers
    Joomla has gone through tremendous growing pains. It is now better than ever. But before, when it was going from 1.5-2.5, the templates and plugins would break over and over again. If you don't understand what Joomla was trying to do back then, you might have a bad attitude toward it. Today, those pains are over and things don't break like they used to during that time period.
    James Fauria | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia [Digital Experience Platform]'s offering is much for extendable, flexible, and scalable. The security is far beyond WP and it is much easier to extend than Magento was. Being able to have access to all these tools at an enterprise level, but still have them remain open source is really a huge advantage in my mind.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Joomla

    We tested other platforms like WordPress, Magento and some local CMS. 
    But Joomla offered us better resources for generating content.
    Joomla is a CMS suitable for many types of projects, especially if you have several people editing content at the same time.
    It allows you to maintain visual standardization and offers many options for working with images.
    With its ability to control access to different articles, categories or even different components, it is a great tool, even if they are managed by different people.
    Fernanda Ministerio | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform 7.6
    Based on 20 answers
    We do not use any of the proprietary features from Acquia [Digital Experience Platform], like Site Factory, that enable this. (I am allergic to proprietary.) But Drupal is inherently scaleable via multisite, and things like Single Sign On via contrib modules.
    Maria Greene | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Joomla

    Joomla 9.9
    Based on 3 answers
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Return on Investment

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    • Acquia has a positive impact on our internal ROI for our own website.
    • Most of our clients also see a positive impact on ROI when using Acquia for their web platform. This does change based on the cost of the Acquia instance.
    • Acquia allows us to save time and money on client projects, allowing us to increase our margins.
    Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Joomla

    • Joomla has reduced our costs of rolling out a new website because it uses less developer time and can be rolled out by individual users as needed.
    • Joomla has a lot of extensions and add-ons that make it easy to create and implement advanced solutions quickly.
    Miles Szkoda | TrustRadius Reviewer

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