Acquia Digital Experience Platform vs. Umbraco CMS

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
Umbraco CMS
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Umbraco is an open-source .NET Core CMS with over 700,000 active installs worldwide and with more than 200,000 active community members. It was first released on February 16th, 2005, and is still to this day an open-source project backed by a commercial company. To ensure Umbraco is always running the latest technology, the company has aligned with Microsoft's .NET release schedule to always have the Umbraco CMS…
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Pricing
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformUmbraco CMS
Editions & Modules
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Umbraco Free
$0
Umbraco Cloud Starter
$45
per month
Umbraco Heartcore Mini
$49
per month
Umbraco Heartcore Starter
$239
per month
Umbraco Cloud Standard
$283
per month
Umbraco Cloud Professional
$758
per month
Umbraco Heartcore Professional
$999
per month
Umbraco Professional
$12,000
per year
Umbraco Enterprise
Flexible pricing
per year
Umbraco Cloud Enterprise
Flexible pricing
per month
Umbraco Heartcore Enterprise
Flexible pricing
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformUmbraco CMS
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe Umbraco CMS and all of its core features are the same across all plans. The paid on-premise plans include support, onboarding, licenses to add-on products (Umbraco Forms) as well as a discount on developer training courses. Umbraco Cloud is the CMS hosted on Azure Cloud servers with automated upgrades, unlimited hosting, and smooth deployments. All features can be found on Umbraco.com. Umbraco Heartcore is the managed Headless SaaS version of Umbraco.
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Community Pulse
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformUmbraco CMS
Considered Both Products
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
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. …
Umbraco CMS

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformUmbraco CMS
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
49 Ratings
3% above category average
Umbraco CMS
1.0
11 Ratings
156% below category average
Role-based user permissions8.349 Ratings1.011 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
Umbraco CMS
5.3
10 Ratings
37% below category average
API7.739 Ratings5.59 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language7.832 Ratings5.19 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
Umbraco CMS
1.6
11 Ratings
131% below category average
WYSIWYG editor7.631 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness7.634 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Admin section7.942 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Page templates7.830 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Library of website themes7.526 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.828 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.134 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Form generator7.824 Ratings5.99 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
Umbraco CMS
3.6
11 Ratings
69% below category average
Content taxonomy8.028 Ratings1.011 Ratings
SEO support7.229 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Bulk management7.431 Ratings4.98 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions7.832 Ratings5.210 Ratings
Community / comment management7.726 Ratings6.010 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformUmbraco CMS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(93 ratings)
1.0
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.1
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(2 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(5 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.8
(73 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acquia Digital Experience PlatformUmbraco CMS
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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Umbraco
Umbraco CMS is the perfect tool for a company that is looking to keep their website updated. The simple to use tools and templates means updating and creating new pages is easy. The WYSIWYG editor is a nice feature, however, for accessibility, there should be some more guidance on what is suitable to be used on the CMS.
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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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Umbraco
  • Quick to learn. For most if cases, developer needs to know Razor coding.
  • Doesn't require back-end programming.
  • Has build in users management (developers, content managers) and members management consoles (users of the site).
  • Clear admin tool (especially in version 7)
  • Fast.
  • Creating code from scratch, so it is easier to create clean code.
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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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Umbraco
  • Speed for older sites - Umbraco content can load slowly if you have thousands of pages of content. Of course, this would not be a problem for simpler websites
  • Complexity - since the product is free out-of-the-box, it will take technical expertise to get Umbraco setup properly
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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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Umbraco
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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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Umbraco
Many end users will be overwhelmed with the admin interface. Some common functions are buried in menus
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Reliability and Availability
Acquia
No answers on this topic
Umbraco
Occasionally, errors will appear in the admin that make it impossible to work without developer support.
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Performance
Acquia
No answers on this topic
Umbraco
Working in the admin panel (adding / reviewing / editing content) is very slow. The public facing site speed is dependent on what the pages are doing and how well the code was written (whether it is optimized for speed).
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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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Umbraco
Support for Umbraco-owned paid plugins is nonexistent.
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Online Training
Acquia
No answers on this topic
Umbraco
Online training is often based on older versions of the platform. So, you'll have to fill in the gaps on your own.
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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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Umbraco
Spend the time to wireframe the content structure prior to diving in. This helps speed the process of implementation and it serves as documentation for end users.
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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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Umbraco
Umbraco's templating is far superior than WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, but it's update process is WAY behind those platforms. The release schedule of Umbraco is way to often and most releases are to fix something missed in the previous release and not an improvement or new feature of the CMS
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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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Umbraco
Without significant development, the product does not scale well.
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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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Umbraco
  • Has helped us to create more engaging pages that push people to complete the online forms
  • We have seen more people buy from us since we launched our new look website
  • We can easily update the content without waiting for the development team to make changes
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ScreenShots

Umbraco CMS Screenshots

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