60 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100
8 Ratings
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Score 7.7 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

Kontent by Kentico

Really easy integration to all of our services and apps. Delivery API libraries make the integration really fast. On the other hand, I miss the option to use SSO (Single Sign-On) with the Professional version of the Kentico Kontent. However, it is included in the Enterprise package.
Filip Conka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Kontent by Kentico
8.2
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Kontent by Kentico
8.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Kontent by Kentico
9.1
API
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Kontent by Kentico
9.1
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Kontent by Kentico
9.1

Web Content Creation

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Kontent by Kentico
8.5
Admin section
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Kontent by Kentico
8.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Kontent by Kentico
7.7
Publishing workflow
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Kontent by Kentico
9.1

Web Content Management

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Kontent by Kentico
8.2
Content taxonomy
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Kontent by Kentico
9.1
SEO support
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Kontent by Kentico
9.1
Bulk management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Kontent by Kentico
7.3
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Kontent by Kentico
7.3

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

Kontent by Kentico

  • Management of multilingual content.
  • Content collaboration and control over the entire content lifecycle.
  • A well-documented delivery API and easy integration with any systems across the digital experience stack.
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

Kontent by Kentico

  • Offer a smaller subscription package for small projects.
Filip Conka | 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

Kontent by Kentico

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Kontent by Kentico

Unified access to the same content without the need to duplicate it across multiple solutions. We do not need to set up a complicated infrastructure to start using the Kentico Kontent.
Filip Conka | 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

Kontent by Kentico

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

Kontent by Kentico

  • Highly positive ROI.
  • Shorten project delivery.
  • Single source of truth for all content.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Kontent by Kentico

General

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

Kontent by Kentico Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$0.001
Business$999.002
EnterpriseTalk to Us3
  1. 2 Users
  2. 10 Users
  3. Custom number of Users
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.4
Kontent by Kentico
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Kontent by Kentico

Scalability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.9
Kontent by Kentico

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