Acquia Digital Experience Platform vs. SiteExecutive

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
SiteExecutive
Score 9.0 out of 10
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SiteExecutive from Systems Alliance provides a flexible, capability-rich content managemant system that is available for local-hosting or as a SaaS.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformSiteExecutive
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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Features
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformSiteExecutive
Security
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Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
27 Ratings
10% above category average
SiteExecutive
7.2
2 Ratings
11% below category average
Role-based user permissions8.027 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
6.9
25 Ratings
5% below category average
SiteExecutive
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Ratings
API7.124 Ratings00 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language6.718 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.4
23 Ratings
9% above category average
SiteExecutive
7.9
2 Ratings
4% above category average
WYSIWYG editor7.718 Ratings6.12 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness7.120 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Admin section7.723 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Page templates7.417 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Library of website themes6.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.316 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Publishing workflow7.920 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Form generator7.513 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.6
19 Ratings
17% above category average
SiteExecutive
8.1
2 Ratings
9% above category average
Content taxonomy7.917 Ratings10.01 Ratings
SEO support7.615 Ratings6.32 Ratings
Bulk management7.017 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions7.418 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Community / comment management8.014 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformSiteExecutive
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(68 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.7
(10 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(3 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.6
(50 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformSiteExecutive
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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Systems Alliance
We recently put our alumni magazine online so viewers can read it digitally. SiteExecutive has been great for this project as it allowed us to easily create new templates and styling options specifically suited for our purposes.
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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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Systems Alliance
  • SiteExecutive provides a simple basic and convenient interface for creating and updating webpages.
  • Easy way to create web forms, set up a confirmation webpage, and send a confirmation email.
  • Integration with YouTube allows us to quickly embed the most recent videos to our website automactically as well as choose specific videos by date or title.
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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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Systems Alliance
  • Glitches happen more frequently than I'd like them to
  • Limited options for formatting and organization within blog applications
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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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Systems Alliance
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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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Systems Alliance
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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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Systems Alliance
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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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Systems Alliance
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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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Systems Alliance
WordPress is another CMS that I've used within a professional setting. Despite the cost difference, SiteExecutive is well worth the investment. Its functionality is much, much greater (they can't really be compared on the same level) and I have more freedom for customization and creating EXACTLY what I need.
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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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Systems Alliance
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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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Systems Alliance
  • External constituents are able to clearly see our mission, goals, and programs (i.e: we are successfully attracting potential students and their families)
  • Faculty and staff are able to be directly involved in how their department is represented
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