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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Acquia is well-suited for any Drupal web platform. I think it best plays in the enterprise space, either for B2B or nonprofit/higher ed/government. Acquia is a great solution for smaller web platforms, as well, but the price is typically prohibitive in these scenarios.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

As already mentioned, migrating websites from Adobe Business Catalyst, or any other platform is a strength. Using the Siteglide CLI, websites can be migrated as a static site to Siteglide, thus greatly reducing the amount of work necessary for the migration. Also, as long as developers are acquainted with HTML, CSS, Liquid, and Javascript, building sites with Siteglide can be done rapidly using their Siteglide Studio site builder. One of the additional strengths of Siteglide is Webapps. These can be easily used to provide the display and manipulation of dynamic data. The site can be designed so that users can change information without knowing anything about the underlying code. It allows a form-driven way to update site pages.
Bob Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
9.1
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
9.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
5.5
API
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
8.2
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
2.7

Web Content Creation

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
6.4
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
9.1
Admin section
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
8.2
Page templates
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
7.3
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
9.1
Publishing workflow
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
9.1
Form generator
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
8.2

Web Content Management

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
8.9
Content taxonomy
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
9.1
SEO support
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
9.1
Bulk management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
9.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
8.2
Community / comment management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
9.1

Pros

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

  • The Acquia Cloud Hosting (enterprise) provides a three-server solution. You have a Development, Staging (or UAT), and Production servers with a clear path of deployment straight up the chain. You may use Acquia's own Cloud Hooks, or their web admin UI interface to deploy to any or all of the servers.
  • Git is one of the foundation services built-in to the management of the website codebase. Allowing a developer, or well-trained end user (university employee) to easily deploy a tag or branch to any one of the servers, makes it very easy for us to offload the server / account management to the school, while we focus on improving their site.
  • Not only does Acquia Cloud provide a multi-datacenter failover disaster recovery solution, but they also maintain a multi-region failover as well, which allows for a fully redundant enviroment to be maintained in two geographic regions. No fear of losing any database changes or form submissions from students.
  • Lastly, the onboarding process is constantly being improved, and as I have been a third-party vendor involved in many of our hosting negotiations, I have seen it firsthand. Each enterprise client is assigned a small team of engineers, technical leads, and a pseudo-project-manager to explain the process in layman's terms to the client (university / college for my example), but they also perform a number of code reviews and best-practice analysis of a site prior to launch.
Sean Hanford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

  • Adobe Business Catalyst Migration
  • Client Support and Responsiveness to questions and issues
  • Product Improvement and Feature Upgrades and Additions
  • Documentation is well maintained and updated frequently
  • Early adopters have access to excellent billing plans
Bob Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

  • Responses from tickets aren't always from the same person, and can vary in effectiveness of solving your problem
  • While documentation is robust, it can be difficult to find exactly what you need
  • Provided forums are not monitored frequently, and are not as useful as they could be
Eric Steinborn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

  • Some features are still under development
  • Billing plans occasionally cost more than competition, mainly because of the way Platform OS works
  • "Drag and Drop" website building and maintenance could be improved in order to compete with other site-builders. Less reliance on knowing HTML, CSS, Liquid, Javascript, etc. would be a good direction to go in the future.
Bob Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Acquia Digital Experience Platform 10.0
Based on 8 answers
As a Drupal Web Developer, I have not encountered or been exposed to any other hosting solution that could surpass the benefits of having a site hosted on Acquia Cloud. Although, for any side-project or low-cost freelance gigs, I cannot expect that I'll always have the option of recommending Acquia Cloud, and that's okay. While I am at work and trying to help our team gain more exposure to my companies' extensive list of clients, when we have the fortune of adding another Drupal-based client to our roster, getting those clients on Acquia Cloud makes every other aspect of building or modifying their school website that much easier
Sean Hanford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Siteglide

Siteglide 8.2
Based on 1 answer
There could be an improvement for "non-programmers" and drag and drop editing. However, Siteglide's target market of website development agencies is well served and a great fit. Sites can be migrated from other platforms quickly and easily. New responsive websites can be developed quickly using Siteglide Studio and then robust functionality can be built out quickly and reliably. There is a wide range of features included in Siteglide and more features and upgrades are being rapidly added. The environment is built on a stable and performance-oriented platform. This allows agencies to provide excellent service on a worldwide basis.
Bob Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Siteglide

Siteglide 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Very responsive and a great system in place to facilitate communication.
Bob Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

We decided to switch as Acquia/Drupal looked to have a better library of 'off the shelf' modules that could easily be integrated into the platform. The hosting and CDN options were comparable however I was personally happier with Acquia's close relationship with Cloudflare.
Nick Lamming | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

WordPress was used on one migration of a complex site as a test of the capabilities of both WordPress / Elementor and the WordHerd migration service. It went very well but did take a long time to get what the client wanted, mostly due to the fact that they wanted a complete redesign. The downside of WordPress is plug-in management, which is nearly constant and at one time broke some functionality. Siteglide does not have these issues, as plugins are controlled and tested -- and are functions that are built-in.I also used Duda to migrate several sites where the client wanted a redesign, but also a site design refresh. This works best with smaller sites, and there are no automated migration tools, such as in Siteglide.
Bob Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Acquia Digital Experience Platform 8.9
Based on 3 answers
The data Acquia collects, and the way it displays it and is able to be imported into other tools is useful beyond just teams working on our main website. Segment data can be collected and imported into other tools to help further break down user metrics based on certain criteria we have deemed important.
Ben Tolmachoff, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

  • Our website isn't a revenue generator, so we don't have specific ROI calculations.
  • The new website is helping us move off of a legacy on-prem server environment. The reduction of cost in maintaining those will be beneficial.
  • We have had to invest in some training for our developers to learn Drupal.
Jim MacLeod | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

  • I was able to migrate sites quickly from Adobe Business Catalyst - saved a lot of time
  • Some sites were migrated in place without client knowledge or involvement - and no business disruption.
  • Initial learning curve caused a couple of "redos".
Bob Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Siteglide

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.4
Siteglide
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Siteglide

Usability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
8.2

Support Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Siteglide
9.1

Scalability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.9
Siteglide

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