55 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100
84 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100

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

Kentico Xperience

Kentico is a robust and flexible CMS platform that is great for managing multiple websites and multiple environments (dev, stage, and production for instance). It makes content management very easy and makes it easy to keep the environments synced with the same content.However, the Kentico CMS does require a bit more technical understanding to get it set up properly and requires a bit more effort and support than, say, free open-source options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
Kentico Xperience
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
Kentico Xperience

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Kentico Xperience
API
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Kentico Xperience
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Kentico Xperience

Web Content Creation

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.5
Kentico Xperience
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Kentico Xperience
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Kentico Xperience
Admin section
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Kentico Xperience
Page templates
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Kentico Xperience
Library of website themes
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Kentico Xperience
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Kentico Xperience
Publishing workflow
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Kentico Xperience
Form generator
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
6.0
Kentico Xperience

Web Content Management

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.4
Kentico Xperience
Content taxonomy
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Kentico Xperience
SEO support
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Kentico Xperience
Bulk management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Kentico Xperience
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Kentico Xperience
Community / comment management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Kentico Xperience

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

Kentico Xperience

  • I love the intuitive top and left navigation within the content management platform. I can easily find what section, sub-section, and page I'm looking to edit
  • For creating content, the WYSIWYG editor is so intuitive; it feels like you're working on an MS Word doc!
  • The tab for adding metadata in simple fields takes away the headache of having to hunt and peck through code to add H1 tag, page description etc.
  • The image library is easy to edit and manage
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

Kentico Xperience

  • Kentico needs to invest in more enterprise class environment management utilities -- example: global CDN support via the CMS is sorely lacking. There are work-arounds, but it should be more elegant.
  • The Kentico staging module could be improved to support the concept of bundled releases. Current staging module functionality is good, but could be improved.
  • Kentico ecommerce support is a touch immature. While content management is superb, Kentico lags in this area when compared to many open source ecommerce engines.
  • Kentico is lacking MVC support. 99% of the time this isn't an issue for the end-user or business user, but can be a hurdle for technology teams depending on the team's makeup.
Eric Wiley | 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

Kentico Xperience

Kentico Xperience 9.1
Based on 22 answers
We are locked into Kentico for the long haul. It provides us with an easy and flexible solution for a very non technical company to create a site and have the features they want, especially with the inclusion of EMS into our license. Now we have a true platform to build and grow our solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kentico Xperience

Kentico Xperience 9.0
Based on 3 answers
It seriously is one of the best interfaces I have ever used. I also love the fact that I can use UI personalization to secure any functionality by user or role that I don't want that role to have access to. The best part is the customization of the UI, I can add in any button, tab, or menu item I want through it, no code required.
Brian McKeiver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kentico Xperience

Kentico Xperience 9.1
Based on 8 answers
Their support staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and will work with you until your issue is fixed. This could take a few phone calls back and forth, but they are very diligent in helping you.
Jessica Hester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kentico Xperience

Kentico Xperience 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The system provides many opportunities to integrate and enhance the platform and makes it easy to do so.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

If you're project requires a multisite architecture with scalable site deployment, and your budget allows, I would recommend Acquia. Acquia pricing sits more on an Enterprise level, so it is overwhelming if you're hosting a smaller site. Pantheon is much more suited for smaller, one-off, independent sites, and they provide similar tooling, availability, and free SSL with every site. If you need to control every aspect of your server environment and you have a server admin on staff, then Rackspace can provide you with an open hosting environment for you to configure yourself.
Kyle Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kentico Xperience

I've used Sitecore, Ektron, Joomla!, WordPress, and SharePoint (if you want to count that as a competitor for CMS). Kentico 8 blows them all out of the water. Nothing is more intuitive in the way that content is created, the way the site is setup, and how efficient rollouts can be with Content Staging.
Albert Hovingh | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Kentico Xperience

  • Kentico has enabled faster speed to market for SMEs. They are empowered to enter content them selves while still having that content go through editorial review to ensure tone of voice and brand are maintained.
  • Deploying Kentico has freed up web developer resources from manual content entry enabling them to build more useful solutions to support the business efforts
  • Tapping into the Kentico event pipelne allows us to trigger external system events when product content is published.
Jon East | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Pricing Details

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

General

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

Acquia Digital Experience Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Kentico Xperience

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Kentico Xperience Editions & Modules

Edition
Kentico Xperience Business$14,9991
Kentico Xperience Enterprise$29,9991
Kentico Xperience CorporateUpon request
Kentico Xperience Business$9,999 / year3
Kentico Xperience Enterprise$17,999 / year3
  1. Perpetual license
  2. Subscription license
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.9
Kentico Xperience
9.9

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Kentico Xperience
9.1

Usability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Kentico Xperience
9.0

Support Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Kentico Xperience
9.1

Implementation Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Kentico Xperience
10.0

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