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Acquia Digital Experience Platform

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Squarespace

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Squarespace

    86%
    Squarespace ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    57 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Squarespace

    78%
    Squarespace ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    42 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    30 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Squarespace

    85%
    Squarespace ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    74 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    66 Ratings

    Admin section

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    84 Ratings

    Page templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    85 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    83 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    81 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    73 Ratings

    Form generator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    67 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Squarespace

    80%
    Squarespace ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    65 Ratings

    SEO support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    70 Ratings

    Bulk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    43 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    57 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    57 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Squarespace is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
    • Acquia Digital Experience Platform and Squarespace are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    84%
    37 Ratings
    8.4

    Squarespace

    84%
    85 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    90%
    9 Ratings
    10.0

    Squarespace

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Squarespace

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    91%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Squarespace

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    7.6

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    76%
    20 Ratings

    Squarespace

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Well suited for rapid development of applications and sites, ease of maintenance, security enhancements, and ease of patching. Drupal for global enterprise content strategy i.e. industrial robustness. DevOps is there but needs to be easier to integrate with other vendors. In my experience, Acquia Digital Experience Platform doesn't support well data-driven process definition, setup, and management from an application standpoint. In production, we expected the production environment to be separated from the non-production environnement, which was only possible at the logical level and not at the network level.
    Olivier Parriche | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Squarespace

    I have a gorgeous website that I made myself, thanks to Squarespace. I'm able to integrate marketing emails, SEO, analytics, online carts, pretty much instantly. If you want to get started fast, it's really great. I think if you want to customize square space and you're having trouble, it would be most helpful to hire a square space designer. That's what I would have done in retrospect.
    Lisa Cooley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    • 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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Squarespace

    • Stupid simple to use. I know very creative people who cannot code and this is probably the easiest ever platform for them!
    • Pretty website templates and great functionality with showing off portfolios.
    • They've already figured out what are the problems that non-coding people have when creating websites and they've figured out a simple solution for all of it.
    Isabel Sam | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    • Using the platform is not for the faint of heart. It takes some understanding of how a back-end system technology works to be able to get anything done or even know where to go.
    • Being able to verify DNS services is not easy to do. A digital market is required to do this with Facebook or Google from time to time but it is hidden from the non-tech user. I need to find a tech expert to do a simple task that is holding up the quality of our digital advertising. This is the way the digital world works and these capabilities need to be exposed and easy to verify by non-tech users quickly without the possibility of disrupting the system.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Squarespace

    • As a wine company it would really love it if Squarespace had an easy plugin for wine club subscriptions.
    • Squarespace would be awesome if it could automatically take your photos that you upload on the site and optimize them for the web and for the website.
    • I do wish we could have more than two contributors for the basic website costs.
    Megan Murray | 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

    Starting Price

    Squarespace

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $12 per month

    Likelihood to Renew

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform 9.0
    Based on 9 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

    Squarespace

    Squarespace 10.0
    Based on 4 answers
    Unless our website requires significantly more functionality in the future, I can't see us terminating our contract
    Emily Muhoberac | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Squarespace

    Squarespace 10.0
    Based on 4 answers
    It's simple to use for someone who is really good with computers as well as those who are not. I've been using my personal squarespace for years and have also helped clients build a starting page which they are later able to manage theirselves.
    Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    The team is always there to support any issue. We had an issue around adding more code into the system and they supported us all the way through.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Squarespace

    Squarespace 10.0
    Based on 4 answers
    Help is available directly from the back end and uses full sentence searching to find answers to questions others may have asked before. With a ton of articles and support questions documents, it is very likely that your question has been answered. If not each page has the ability to open a direct email to support. Each case has a number and can be followed. Responses are often quick and have links and directions clearly stated
    Angela Skees | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia [Digital Experience Platform]'s offering is much for extendable, flexible, and scalable. The security is far beyond WP and it is much easier to extend than Magento was. Being able to have access to all these tools at an enterprise level, but still have them remain open source is really a huge advantage in my mind.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Squarespace

    Overall, as a designer, it makes perfect sense for small to large businesses to use a site such as SquareSpace. Costs are relatively reasonable with the ability to go in and do custom code.
    The issue is certain aspects of it, depending on the plan, you can't do. So, if you want to do API to the site, you need to use the top-tier program to do so. Even at custom code, you won't have access to the API section.
    As well, like all templates and themes, everybody is using the same style too.
    Michael Chow | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform 7.6
    Based on 20 answers
    We do not use any of the proprietary features from Acquia [Digital Experience Platform], like Site Factory, that enable this. (I am allergic to proprietary.) But Drupal is inherently scaleable via multisite, and things like Single Sign On via contrib modules.
    Maria Greene | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Squarespace

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    • Acquia has a positive impact on our internal ROI for our own website.
    • Most of our clients also see a positive impact on ROI when using Acquia for their web platform. This does change based on the cost of the Acquia instance.
    • Acquia allows us to save time and money on client projects, allowing us to increase our margins.
    Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Squarespace

    • The key positive impact on my overall business objectives is how simple Squarespace sites are to implement new information. Whenever our services change, we can quickly update pages or even change how the website flows, in a very short window of time. This allows me to get back to more urgent work sooner.
    • Our Squarespace site for Club Swim Show helped present our web series to potential partners; Club Swim Show went on to partner with a popular swimming magazine and reach a larger audience through that magazine's hosting thanks to the professional design of our original website.
    • Squarespace does not bring in customers to my storefront, which is fine for me, since I sell things infrequently and it is not my main business, but might work against someone who is expecting a Shopify or Etsy level connection with buyer markets.
    Courtney Birnbaum | TrustRadius Reviewer

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