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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 6.9 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

Magnolia V5+

Magnolia CMS is a great product to develop enterprise websites, extranets and intranets. At the moment, the community is growing day by day but so far not many extensions are available. Magnolia is an enterprise CMS, the initial learning curve takes time, to learn all its functionalities and how to customize it is necessary to know Java. When one wants to develop just a simple website without complexity which doesn’t need any specific features such as workflow, versioning, environment separation between staging and public, etc. it is preferable to choose another CMS.
Maurizio Müller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.9
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.9
Magnolia V5+
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
API
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0

Web Content Creation

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.5
Magnolia V5+
6.9
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
10.0
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Admin section
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Page templates
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Library of website themes
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Magnolia V5+
Publishing workflow
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Form generator
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
6.0
Magnolia V5+
8.0

Web Content Management

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.4
Magnolia V5+
6.6
Content taxonomy
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Magnolia V5+
6.0
SEO support
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Bulk management
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Community / comment management
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Magnolia V5+
6.0

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

Magnolia V5+

  • Easy to use for end users
  • You can use both jsp and ftl
  • It lets you easily develop a site for both mobile and desktop (V5 only)
  • Nice templating mechanism
Davide Dispenza | 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

Magnolia V5+

  • Publishing
  • Content Management
  • Subscribe
Anonymous | 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

Magnolia V5+

Magnolia V5+ 9.5
Based on 3 answers
I am unable to rate this.
Anonymous | 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

Magnolia V5+

The web features of Magnolia are better.
Andrea Castelli | 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

Magnolia V5+

  • The biggest business for Tinext is digital marketing. Our team - which includes Sales accounts, Project managers, information architects, software engineers, designers, system engineers, etc. - use Magnolia CMS every day. Having a team focused on a product only is very efficient and allows us to offer a good service and advice to customers.
  • Our customers have very high expectations and need a lot of integration: the flexibility of Magnolia allows us to satisfy every request.
Maurizio Müller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Magnolia V5+

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

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Magnolia V5+

General

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

Magnolia V5+ Editions & Modules

Edition
Magnolia Community Edition$0
Magnolia Enterprise Edition Standard-2
Magnolia Enterprise Edition Pro-2
  1. per instance
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.1
Magnolia V5+
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
10.0
Magnolia V5+
9.5

Online Training

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Magnolia V5+
8.2

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