55 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 3.1 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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

When shared with multiple teams, I could not find many products better than this. I enjoyed working in this aspect, it was smooth in cross-teams transferring. They have a good foundation of technology I would say, the thing it is lacking is in the usability for non-technical people. I have seen many struggling with this aspect.
Chandrabhan Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
Sungard AS Managed Hosting

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
API
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting

Web Content Creation

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.5
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
Admin section
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
Page templates
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
Library of website themes
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
Publishing workflow
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
Form generator
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
6.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting

Web Content Management

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.4
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
Content taxonomy
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
SEO support
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
Bulk management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
Community / comment management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting

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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

  • Security - no-one can access your systems, even you!
Anonymous | 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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

  • I needed support for many modules, where I think I was not satisfied.
  • The detailing of each module is lacking.
  • If you form clutter of files, there is no solution for it.
Himanshu Singh | 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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

Sungard AS Managed Hosting 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is completely inflexible in their policies and procedures, turning even the simplest request into a months-long ordeal.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

If you're project requires a multisite architecture with scalable site deployment, and your budget allows, I would recommend Acquia. Acquia pricing sits more on an Enterprise level, so it is overwhelming if you're hosting a smaller site. Pantheon is much more suited for smaller, one-off, independent sites, and they provide similar tooling, availability, and free SSL with every site. If you need to control every aspect of your server environment and you have a server admin on staff, then Rackspace can provide you with an open hosting environment for you to configure yourself.
Kyle Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

I would select Sungard on the basis of technology foundation and functionality. It gave me an ample amount of features which I could use in a better way. The inter-team communication gets a better structure than the other products. I would use it on the basis of the above mentioned points. This has proven to be a good support for my team.
Chandrabhan Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

  • Positive - Inter-department report flow was quick.
  • Positive - Defined process gave us a defined to finish our goals.
  • Negative - Detailing on each module is less.
Himanshu Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

Pricing Details

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

General

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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

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
7.9
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
1.0

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting

Support Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
1.0

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