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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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Anyone selling B2B, except email, first name, last name (and email can be free mail (Gmail.com) so not very accurate - end-user data is notoriously inaccurate - examples:
Company: IBM, I.B.M. IBM Inc
# of Employees - is that the number in my office, in my region, in my country or global?
Company Revenue - Actual form completed by an executive at IBM - $10MM (is that monthly? annual? division? etc)
Most B2B companies segment their database based on these fields or similar (either for routing or scoring) so when they are 98% inaccurate (based on studies by Eloqua (Oracle) and Sirius Decisions) - having accurate data is even more important.
The simplest reason is the fewer fields you have the higher your conversion rates, even using tools inside of Marketing Automation Platforms like Progressive profiling and autofill - doesn't have the same impact as having 4 fields vs. 6-10 fields that are auto-filled - add the added benefit of getting 10x the data and it being accurate and standardized.
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 Increase the number of leads by decreasing your fields that you need on each form. We all know the number of fields is inversely correlated to how many leads we get. Smart Forms is easily integrated into Marketo (not sure which other MAS are compatible as well) and ensures that data coming in appends with firmographic data so you don't have to ask for it. Customized data format - They can customize to fit our specific selections and buckets. For example for employee size the raw data is a single number, we look at ranges. They can customize so the data appends with the range format that we need to have. Awesome sales team, customer support, and very helpful and knowledgeable. They were incredibly responsive and very easy to work with. Flexibility in data input - we can upload leads into the ReachFroce cloud, append, then push data over to Marketo, or if it gets into Marketo directly it can clean once its in Marketo and you can clean as many times as you want without being charged each time. 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 Hard to pinpoint any cons with Reachforce. Any issues/concerns I've ever had, they've addressed or even improved the product to help us (and other customers). 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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It was much easier and cost-effective for us to implement and use Reachforce than Infutor data solutions. We had a better customer service with Reachforce and their account representatives made sure we were happy with the service they provided from the beginning to end. I would have no problem recommending this company to any of our colleagues or customers.
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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 Higher form conversions Accurate data for segmentation Read full review