Acquia Digital Experience Platform vs. SAP Customer Data Solutions

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Score 8.2 out of 10
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The Acquia Digital Experience Platform is an "Open DXP" with its two core pillars being content and data. Built on top of one of the largest open-source content management systems, Drupal, it aims to provide the flexibility and interoperability a modern organization needs. With its customer data platform, it allows organizations to understand who their customers are and deliver personalized experiences. Acquia's DXP offers variety of other tools including digital asset management,…N/A
SAP Customer Data Solutions
Score 8.3 out of 10
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The SAP Customer Data Cloud, based on Gigya (acquired by SAP in 2017) is a product suite that allows users to identify consumers, business customers, or partners across devices and channels to drive registrations and engagement; manage access, permission, and consent; and transform data into unified customer profiles.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformSAP Customer Data Solutions
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformSAP Customer Data Solutions
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.8
24 Ratings
SAP Customer Data Solutions
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Role-based user permissions7.824 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
6.6
23 Ratings
SAP Customer Data Solutions
-
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API6.922 Ratings00 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language6.416 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.2
20 Ratings
SAP Customer Data Solutions
-
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WYSIWYG editor7.516 Ratings00 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness7.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section7.520 Ratings00 Ratings
Page templates7.415 Ratings00 Ratings
Library of website themes6.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow7.717 Ratings00 Ratings
Form generator7.411 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.3
17 Ratings
SAP Customer Data Solutions
-
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Content taxonomy7.615 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO support7.313 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk management7.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions7.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management7.712 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformSAP Customer Data Solutions
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(65 ratings)
8.4
(27 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.7
(10 ratings)
9.1
(8 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(2 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(31 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(13 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(3 ratings)
9.1
(15 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.3
(13 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.6
(47 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformSAP Customer Data Solutions
Likelihood to Recommend
Acquia
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 Drupal 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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SAP
SAP Customer Data Solutions can be used in scenarios with thousands of users having access to different devices types and using different social providers to log in the users. This solution is not well suited to small sites with basic integrations.
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Pros
Acquia
  • 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
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SAP
  • Profile orchestration capability has enhanced customer engagement by allowing customers to collaborate with the team and other clients in a single location.
  • SAP Customer Data Solutions unifies holistic client profiles whether known, unknown, online, or offline to one solution.
  • Insight activation is another great aspect of SAP Customer Data Solutions, which enhances in-the-moment decision-making in real-time.
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Cons
Acquia
  • 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.
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SAP
  • Nothing obvious. Some editors and traffickers want a more detailed analytics package. Gigya reports are pretty basic. There is a strong need for more advanced analytics and automated reports.
  • We have talked to Gigya about it, and they are working on it.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acquia
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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SAP
It's worth it to us to have Gigya support these lower tier platforms. I might conceivably switch to another product that could do this as well and would consider supporting Facebook and Twitter directly in-house.
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Usability
Acquia
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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SAP
We mostly work with the API which is of very good quality and is well documented.However, some of our success is also due to having very talented developers on staff, and also understanding advanced gamification design. The tool supports a talented team! It won't actually do everything for you automatically.
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Reliability and Availability
Acquia
No answers on this topic
SAP
Like I have mentioned, I have never discovered any drawback on SAP Customer Data Solutions. It’s readily available 24/7/12/365 with no downtime. I am sure if there would some time in the future, the vendor support team will rapidly solve the issue.
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Performance
Acquia
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SAP
There are some latency issues. The 24 hour caching problem mentioned earlier is a problem. Sometimes the Gigya system makes two calls instead of a single call if we go directly to the social platform. For this reason, it's sometimes more efficient to go direct rather than use Gigya.
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Support Rating
Acquia
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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SAP
We have had multiple instances of help from Gigya to get our custom implementation working, including detailed technical assistance to a third party. We have found Gigya to be thorough and timely in their responses to all queries, which are consistently excellent.
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In-Person Training
Acquia
No answers on this topic
SAP
because it was made directly in the company
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Online Training
Acquia
No answers on this topic
SAP
They trained me in a train the trainer model. I then trained the internal team. Total training was about two hours, with an additional two hours for system setup.
Training was maybe a little thin, but the system was fairly easy to learn and this wasn't really a problem.
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Implementation Rating
Acquia
It was implemented when I got there. I don't know how it was prior.
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SAP
There was a bit of a learning curve in the beginning, and perhaps we were unclear on some of our requirements. Once they figured out what we wanted though, things went pretty smoothly. Just some minor hiccups in the beginning
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Alternatives Considered
Acquia
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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SAP
SALESmanago CDP & Marketing Automation doesn't cover all WYSIWYG email editor tools, which makes it less effective to send high volume outbound emails, unlike SAP Customer Data Solutions which has all the mentioned tools making it independent.
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Scalability
Acquia
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.
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SAP
because the platform actually allows you to scale at any time if designed following best practices
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Return on Investment
Acquia
  • 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.
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SAP
  • It is mainly the user experience at the authentication platform that we provide for our customers.
  • We observed the seamless login to our mobile application with the social application login. This provides a shorter login time over at the payment counter.
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