Acquia Digital Experience Platform vs. Sitecore Experience Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Score 7.6 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
Sitecore Experience Platform
Score 7.2 out of 10
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Pricing
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformSitecore Experience Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformSitecore Experience Platform
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformSitecore Experience Platform
Considered Both Products
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Chose Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Acquia is so much more flexible when it comes to using products beyond what they sell.
Chose Acquia Digital Experience Platform
In my opinion, Acquia compares favorably to any similar product I have seen. It is a cut above Sitecore in usability, ability to build quickly, and general content management capabilities. It is not nearly as complex as AEM which leads it to be much easier to implement. …
Chose Acquia Digital Experience Platform
We selected Acquia because of the positive references obtained from similar institutions who selected Drupal for it's CMS
Sitecore Experience Platform
Chose Sitecore Experience Platform
All of these platforms have their pros and cons. Selecting the best fit is a matter aligning corporate need vs features provided. Have a .NET shop with an advanced marketing team looking to push UX forward and willing to pay a premium, then Sitecore may be the right fit. …
Top Pros
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Features
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformSitecore Experience Platform
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
49 Ratings
3% above category average
Sitecore Experience Platform
8.0
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Role-based user permissions8.349 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.7
41 Ratings
5% below category average
Sitecore Experience Platform
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Ratings
API7.639 Ratings00 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language7.832 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.7
43 Ratings
2% above category average
Sitecore Experience Platform
6.8
1 Ratings
10% below category average
WYSIWYG editor7.631 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness7.534 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section7.942 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Page templates7.830 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Library of website themes7.526 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.828 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.134 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Form generator7.824 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.6
35 Ratings
7% above category average
Sitecore Experience Platform
6.8
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Content taxonomy8.028 Ratings8.01 Ratings
SEO support7.229 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Bulk management7.431 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions7.832 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management7.726 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Digital Experience Platform
Comparison of Digital Experience Platform features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
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Ratings
Sitecore Experience Platform
7.4
1 Ratings
22% below category average
Campaign management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cloud enablement00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Content aggregation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Content classification00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Multi-channel content personalization00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
DXP Third-Party Integrations00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Digital asset management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformSitecore Experience Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(93 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(5 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.7
(73 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformSitecore Experience Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Acquia
It made it super easy to upgrade 300+ Drupal sites to the latest major version in 12 weeks, end to end. It is easy to deploy legal changes and updates to components at scale. Turnkey service to deploy new environments and to clone sites. There are no ecosystem lock-in principles for Customer service/success services and professional services for new approaches.
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Sitecore
We need to spend a lot of time to learn things in Sitecore Experience Platform. I used it for 6 years and there was always something new to learn. Try to start using shortcuts as soon as you start working on it as it really saves a lot of time. Sitecore Experience Platform has maximum number of features which is good but then you need to spend time learning them all
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Pros
Acquia
  • It's fast, no lag time
  • Exceptionally good support. When there's a problem, you reach out to your account manager who either fixes the issue or gets you to the right person. We've had no downtime.
  • Platform is very accessible to those who know how to manage the back end software.
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Sitecore
  • Sitecore has a decent supply of out of the box components and capabilities that can be fairly easily styled to meet business needs without much customization needed. This often helps speed to market.
  • Sitecore has had the flexibility of offering on-premise hosting or cloud hosting to meet different needs of clients, though recently they have strongly pushed their cloud-based hosting. This is in alignment with the industry and very helpful for organizations that aren't looking to add another product to the portfolio of packages that their internal IT teams need to manage
  • Sitecore has a capable UI for editing content. Though some competition may do better in this regard, Sitecore's editing interface is fully capable.
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Cons
Acquia
  • Support responds pretty quickly to critical tickets, but they can be slow to respond on non-urgent items. Some of what we experienced may have been related to a newer ticketing system recently implemented.
  • Standard support covers business days/hours but only critical support is available outside those times. We typically schedule our website updates for the weekend or "off" hours when only critical support is available.
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Sitecore
  • Searching something is difficult, we need to backtrack a lot within Sitecore Experience Platform
  • I found Sitecore Experience Platform to be a bit slow, it takes time to load things
  • Its difficult to work with when we need every page and components to have translations
  • Publish items and subitems is possible but sub-sub items need to be published manually or we need to create scripts
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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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Sitecore
No answers on this topic
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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Sitecore
Implemented for various projects such as:›Market and sales intelligence Competitor tracking Management moves Social media tracking Customized information sourcing. Use web-scraping and parsing for data harvesting where the search is keyword-based and, the content and data extractions are required from various websites•Implemented for diverse requirements:›Social media tracking›Image recognition›Pricing comparison›Competitor content mapping›e-Commerce products’ cataloging, etc.
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Support Rating
Acquia
Every time we have had an issue, Acquia support has responded promptly and worked with us as a team to solve the problem. The Acquia support team is global and we have literally had interactions with all of their support offices, yet the experience has been the same - top notch
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Sitecore
1. Customized software development & maintenance. 2. Technology Consulting - Consulting-based services for technology solutions data engineering or cloud solutions. 3. Used for tapping into multiple data sources such as CRM and marketing automation systems and, creating automated data extracts with a high-end visual representation of data. 4. Implemented for scheduling an existing report to automatically refresh and be delivered to specific users at a specific regular interval.
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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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Sitecore
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Acquia
We chose Acquia for a much better UI that gave non-analytical marketers and easy to use tool where they could create their own reports. The campaign side of things also had an easier to use UI as well, that made the targeting of audiences much easier.
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Sitecore
All of these platforms have their pros and cons. Selecting the best fit is a matter aligning corporate need vs features provided. Have a .NET shop with an advanced marketing team looking to push UX forward and willing to pay a premium, then Sitecore may be the right fit. Have an organization centered around Java and only looking for basic CMS capabilities or looking for a budget-friendly option, then there may be better options beyond Sitecore.
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Scalability
Acquia
The DXP tools can handle millions of requests and can scale automatically to fit your needs. We have clients that use only part of the DXP tools and have a small usage, but even in these cases they see great value in using tools like personalization and CDP.
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Sitecore
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Acquia
  • Acquia has helped us to stabilize and optimize our website performance, lowering page load times and dramatically decreasing the frequency of issues experienced by end-users.
  • Acquia SOLR search provided a much-improved search experience on our website.
  • Acquia's PCI-compliant hosting has helped us to remain compliant and cyber-secure.
  • We are working to implement Acquia Site Studio and Acquia Personalization now and expect those to improve our operation agility and ability to drive more relevant experiences to our various website visitors.
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Sitecore
  • We faced issues while integrating it with other tools like Marketo and salesforce
  • Difficult to manage translations in this CMS
  • Easy to create user roles, categories, page structure and tags
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