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Acquia Cloud is well suited for organizations and teams without the ability to support their own hosting, such as on AWS, Digital Ocean, etc. If a team has the ability (and desire) to manage it themselves, I'm not sure I would recommend it. However, if your team needs reliable, hands-off
hosting, I would definitely recommend Acquia Cloud. Once a deployment pipeline is configured, it's very nearly set-and-forget as far as server configuration is concerned
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It is less appropriate in terms of usability. As discussed in the previous points, there are some UI modifications and reporting formats required that can be improved. It is less appropriate in a situation where you need too many customizations. As big data grows, data customizations will be very important as organizations need to re-organize data. This is one area where it is not very well suited or requires improvement.
Read full review Pros 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 Read full review QucikPivot does a great job with machine learning of the stored data. This AI based method drives the firm to meaningful results. It stores and makes data available both online and offline. This particularly helps in accessing data from any place. Managing resources becomes easier if data is stored online. The Marketing campaign that can be created is led with authority, and the success ratio can actually be measured with this digital platform. Read full review Cons the support portal can be hit and miss. sometimes there are very helpful people who get back to you in a timely manner, but more often there's a lot of lag time for the ticket to get picked up and in between responses, which can also be less than helpful. it seems like the different departments within acquia (support, management, build teams) don't communicate with each other. because features are so dense and granular, sometimes the workflow or how they are connected can be really complex to access. Read full review The UI of the dashboard is not as good as the other BI tools. While the metrics dashboard is a good idea, not allowing query templates to work in the metrics dashboard makes it impossible to use it as our daily dashboard. The e-mail shows the indicators clearly and also attaches some spreadsheets from the reports. We think it could get even better if we could also get attached a PDF version of the dashboard. Low user customizability. Admin have to create reports and maintain the reports very thoroughly. The report format is quite unreadable in email Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We're moving away from Drupal as a platform. Drupal 8 and 9 were simply too overburdened and difficult to maintain compared to other offerings. PHP seems like a dying language so we are currently in the process of migrating all of our Drupal 7 functionality and custom modules to a Python/Django/Wagtail platform. This doesn't mean Acquia isn't a great service, they are professional and top-knotch, but the only way we'd say with them is if I didn't complete the migration.
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It's a great user interface. It's always being updated and I've never noticed a bad update that increased the complexity or reduced
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They are absolutely fabulous and have never dropped the ball in 8 years of us being on the platform. If it wasn't for Drupal 8/9 being unrealistically complicated compared to other offerings like Django/Wagtail we'd be still with Acquia and Drupal.
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It was implemented when I got there. I don't know how it was prior.
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We use AWS (a variety of services inside AWS) to host our less than mission-critical sites. These are great options for sites that are relatively simple, technically, and/or that can tolerate occasional problems. However, Acquia Digital Experience Platform does provide a level of concierge service that I have appreciated when it comes to running a highly available web application.
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QuickPivot stacks very well against these tools, as it is cost effective and role-based. Other than the UI improvements, it gives a holistic picture into data analysis and marketing campaigns. It only needs deeper customizations and a few better reports. Otherwise, it would be an industry leading tool in the market.
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Since the beginning of the website rebuild project, our agency gathered our needs and expectations. We also shared several technical or SEO specifications, and they have been able to fully adapt the software to our needs, in order to create a custom interface that we can easy use on a daily-basis.
Read full review Return on Investment It's done a really nice job of allowing us to focus on business-specific needs as opposed to infrastructure/security issues. The platform is rock solid from a support and security standpoint. The ability to add automation and levels of personalization without having to break the bank has been a big boost to clients. Unfortunately, our adoption of Site Studio was short-lived due to some inherent restrictions that limited the level of customization we were able to do. Read full review It does not have have a negative ROI, as it is still being used and we use it as per its strengths. It has a positive impact on business as it is not very expensive. The reports in terms of dashboard help save a lot of time and help in a drill-down analysis. Read full review