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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 9.2 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

Progress Sitefinity

Progress Sitefinity remains a little heavyweight for sites that require basic text content, or a limited number of pages. However, its flexibility (including the range of different content types if supports) make it a good choice for any organization requiring advanced content management capabilities at an affordable price.
Justin Cawthorne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
Progress Sitefinity
9.8
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
Progress Sitefinity
9.8

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
9.8
API
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
9.7
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
9.8

Web Content Creation

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.5
Progress Sitefinity
8.8
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Progress Sitefinity
9.3
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Progress Sitefinity
9.5
Admin section
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.9
Page templates
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
9.8
Library of website themes
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
6.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.8
Publishing workflow
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Progress Sitefinity
9.3
Form generator
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
6.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.8

Web Content Management

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.4
Progress Sitefinity
8.7
Content taxonomy
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Progress Sitefinity
9.4
SEO support
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
9.8
Bulk management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.9
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.4
Community / comment management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.9

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

Progress Sitefinity

  • 'Low-code structured content' (dynamic content types) is one of Sitefinity's most powerful features that allows you to structure content according to business needs, while at the same time dampening editorial freedom to ensure accessibility, meta enhancement, SEO and API consumption can be achieved.
  • Sitefinity's content provider model allows us to flexibly (by means of admin interface) easily aggregate or separate content sharing within a multi-site instance.
  • This proofs particularly powerful in emerging situations where there suddenly is a demand for content sharing across countries or regions.
  • Adaptability at its core.
  • While there's never a perfect fit for everything, it allows for easy code customization and extension being a .NET application at heart. Giving it a corporate edge over other custom solutions, whether it is on the development side or deployment side (on premise, IaaS or Azure DevOps Paas). And it has enabled us to put the system to use in its core feature - which is to manage content, where on other occasions we were able to take full advantage of its features such as A/B testing and personalization.
Jochem Bökkers | 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

Progress Sitefinity

  • Diagram or illustrate more use cases for server setups, and managing of upgrades.
  • I'd like to see the ability to synchronize from one server to multiple others at once.
  • Implementation assistance as part of the purchase rather than farming out to 3rd party, although they did answer every question we asked in order to determine our best architecture setup.
Anonymous | 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

Progress Sitefinity

Progress Sitefinity 7.6
Based on 7 answers
Pricing makes this a no brainer. Not the best CMS, but with work arounds and some fumbling around we are able to make it do what we want it to do
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Progress Sitefinity

Progress Sitefinity 7.0
Based on 9 answers
Sitefinity is really easy to use. It has two views for content editing. Once, that is all visual, while the other is a bit more code based. This allows different types of content managers to access content and perform updates and add new content. Accessing all types of content in the system is intuitive and easy to follow
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Progress Sitefinity

Progress Sitefinity 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Has been solid for us on availability
Kelly Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Progress Sitefinity

Progress Sitefinity 5.5
Based on 2 answers
A bit sluggish sometimes as the compiler works.
Kelly Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Progress Sitefinity

Progress Sitefinity 8.1
Based on 7 answers
Mission critical support allows us to have 24/7 support on the software, but while 24/7 also means multiple agents across various continent, Progress provides us with a unifying 'customer success manager' ensuring that all tickets and escalations are handled and communicated in a uniform matter.
Jochem Bökkers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Progress Sitefinity

Progress Sitefinity 5.0
Based on 5 answers
N/A - I was not part of the implementation team. We have had this internally for over 5 years. Based on my experience, ensure that you have documentation on the initial implementation and subsequent upgrades. I would also recommend to have all the documentation on how and why the system was implemented the way it was
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

Progress Sitefinity

It is hands down just easier for our customers to use. The interface and the page builder experience is much better than what we have used in the past and has many enterprise features even in the lower price-point
Alex Hood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Progress Sitefinity

Progress Sitefinity 4.5
Based on 1 answer
Seems pretty scalable.
Kelly Martinez | 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

Progress Sitefinity

  • Sitefinity has reduced the amount of time it takes to edit and publish content, which has enabled us to get information out more quickly.
  • Sitefinity allowed us to establish a consistent and modern brand identity and apply it across multiple websites.
Julia Spangler | 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

Progress Sitefinity

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.9
Progress Sitefinity
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.6

Usability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Progress Sitefinity
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Progress Sitefinity
8.2

Performance

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Progress Sitefinity
5.5

Support Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Progress Sitefinity
8.1

Implementation Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Progress Sitefinity
5.0

Scalability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Progress Sitefinity
4.5

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