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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

OnSemble

OnSemble is solving a lot of problems that our organization had prior to its implementation:
  • We can track communication readership.
  • We can engage with our fellow teammates through chats and recognition.
  • We have a central location for all job-related links.
  • We are just now delving into adding departmental pages so folks can communicate within their teams.
I'm not sure of a scenario where OnSemble wouldn't be appropriate - if you have a company that needs to centralize communication, documentation, and share ideas, it's an excellent choice.
Andrea Manseau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
OnSemble
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
OnSemble

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
OnSemble
API
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
OnSemble
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
OnSemble

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

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

OnSemble

  • Ease of Use - with limited html or design experience, I was able to pick up building and updating in our OnSemble portal with minimal struggles.
  • Customer Service and Support - Passageways employees are hands down the best, always willing to take extra time to dig in, troubleshoot, and resolve any issues in an extremely timely manner. They are always pleasant and super helpful.
  • Customization - the available site of modules offered allow for a "site" that is suited for the differing needs of each business OnSemble is being used by. From calendars, to document repository, to creating content pages for staff, the possibilities for customization are almost limitless.
Audra Williams | 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

OnSemble

  • Add additional templates for customization.
  • Webinars on how other companies use this software.
  • Ongoing best practices on how to use the software.
Melissa Crum | 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

OnSemble

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OnSemble

OnSemble 8.5
Based on 2 answers
As a user: it's pretty intuitive and the only thing holding a user back from getting everything out of it is a lack of curiosity. As an admin: it's not super intuitive. The training and the setup process are crucial to be able to use and maintain the portal, and we still sometimes have questions.
Andrea Manseau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OnSemble

OnSemble 7.5
Based on 2 answers
Top notch support center staff, extremely knowledgeable, and quick to respond. They do not play around. if the tech you reach doesn't know how to fix it, they escalate the ticket quickly. typically, issues are resolved same day. they also offer an extraordinary digital library of product guides, how to videos, and deep dives into modules that provide near step by step instructions in terms even novices and understand and follow.
Audra Williams | 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

OnSemble

The software is easy to use, customizable, and intuitive to its users
Melissa Crum | 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

OnSemble

  • Streamlined documentation - positive impact.
  • Convenient calendar and access to timeclock - positive impact.
  • Hub for staff to gather everything they may need to successfully assist our members - positive impact.
Audra Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

General

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

OnSemble

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.9
OnSemble
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
OnSemble

Usability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
OnSemble
8.5

Support Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
OnSemble
7.5

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