44 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 100
20 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

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

Elementor

If you need to have agile web design and easy editing, then Elementor is the way to go. You run into trouble when you need super custom solutions, or when you combine it with certain plug-ins that don’t play well. This is on a case-by-case basis, and can often be solved by high-level programmers.
Jason Rutel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.9
Elementor
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.9
Elementor
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Elementor
7.4
API
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Elementor
8.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Elementor
6.7

Web Content Creation

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.5
Elementor
8.6
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
10.0
Elementor
8.9
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Elementor
8.7
Admin section
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Elementor
8.7
Page templates
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Elementor
8.7
Library of website themes
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Elementor
8.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Elementor
8.8
Publishing workflow
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Elementor
8.5
Form generator
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
6.0
Elementor
8.2

Web Content Management

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.4
Elementor
8.3
Content taxonomy
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Elementor
8.6
SEO support
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Elementor
8.6
Bulk management
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Elementor
7.7
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Elementor
8.1
Community / comment management
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Elementor
8.7

Pros

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

  • 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

Elementor

  • The interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. Each of the blocks is laid out in a very standard way. This makes learning Elementor pretty quick. There are a lot of advanced features that take longer to become familiar with, but for solid basic design, it is easy to learn.
  • Elementor is quite capable of building nicely designed fast sites. It also has excellent Mobile capabilities allowing a designer to make sure the look on Tablet and Phone are as well designed as the desktop version.
  • Elementor works well with virtually every Theme out there. However, to go a step further, there are quite a few Themes that are built specifically to work with Elementor.
  • This is not something that Elementor does, but I need to mention that there are several Block sets out there that are made for Elementor and expand the design capabilities.
Jeff Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

  • 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

Elementor

  • If you'd asked me a year ago where Elementor could improve, this list would be easy, now, not so much. The product develops at a phenomenal rate with new features consistently being rolled out. Support has improved DRAMATICALLY and is really world class at this point.
Gary Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP) 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

Elementor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Elementor

Elementor 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Elementor is one of those website builders that is really easy to get started with. The drag and drop features make it easy to create attractive and creative webpages for even the non-website designer. Some of the features available are not easy to find or easy to discover when you first start using Elementor. Practice makes perfect.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Elementor

Elementor 8.0
Based on 1 answer
There support is slow and at times can be frustrating and this is why many prefer to air out their frustrations within the Facebook group community. I tend to give up as when I'm working on something and something goes wrong I need the help straight away. I do not have the patience to wait anymore.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

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

Elementor

Elementor is superior to other page builders I have used previously, including Divi and Beaver Builder, and are easier to use than hosted options I have previously used, including Squarespace and Wix. It allows for more flexible designs for advanced users and a more intuitive interface for complete beginners. It is full of great features, widgets and premade templates that are great to use for users of all levels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

  • 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

Elementor

  • ROI: able to complete more web design projects in less time.
  • ROI: able to upload demo content/themes and edit with ease, giving clients the opportunity to see mockups faster than before.
  • ROI: ease of use allows for more opportunities to design sites for more companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Elementor

Pricing Details

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

General

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

Elementor

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.1
Elementor
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
10.0
Elementor

Usability

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Elementor
8.0

Support Rating

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Elementor
8.0

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