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Score 7.5 out of 100

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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

OutSystems

OutSystems excels with building web interfaces fast and lends itself to custom integrations written in .Net. Most anything can be brought in given this ability to be extended. One of the drawbacks to the speed of development is that most quality control teams become quickly overwhelmed and may be unable to keep up.
Christopher Fowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.8
OutSystems
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.8
OutSystems

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
OutSystems
API
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
OutSystems
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
OutSystems

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.4
OutSystems
Content taxonomy
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
OutSystems
SEO support
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
OutSystems
Bulk management
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
OutSystems
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
OutSystems
Community / comment management
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
OutSystems

Low-Code Development

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
OutSystems
7.8
Visual Modeling
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
OutSystems
7.9
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
OutSystems
8.0
Platform Security
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
OutSystems
7.8
Platform User Management
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
OutSystems
7.4
Reusability
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
OutSystems
7.8
Platform Scalability
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
OutSystems
8.0

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

OutSystems

  • Deployment management – OutSystems has a built in robust, multi-environment deployment system that helps ensures the clean and error free deployment of applications through the development, testing and production product lifecycle
  • Rapid application development – Through the low code, graphical development environment you can develop applications far quicker than with more traditional development environments
  • Cross platform mobile development – OutSystems handle the development and building of mobile application for both iOS and Android in a simple streamlined way that removes 90% of the problems normally associated with multi platform development
John Williams | 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

OutSystems

  • The platform controls all the parts. While great for development and overall maintenance, it could lead to discussions with your DBA (who has to trust the platform). As a developer I love the platform, as a DBA I would like more control.
  • By making software development model driven using flows, you are forced to rethink the way of programming. It makes it easier, but sometimes the way of working leads to code which could be optimized (standard problem in model based software development).
  • Most of the code is generated, so the technical knowledge of the inner working of coding are not Essentials. This could lead to degration of this knowlegde. As part of this, most technologies will only be used when OutSystems supports it. They do a good job on implementing these things. But things like Node.js would be nice.
Patrick Baanvinger | 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

OutSystems

OutSystems 8.4
Based on 4 answers
We are very happy with OutSystems and our developers deliver good work. OutSystems lets us build new software on a regulare (2 weekly) basis, which is highly flexible and adjustable. Even without very much experience, our developers manage to build usefull software, which is working a lot better than our previous (legacy) software.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OutSystems

OutSystems 8.4
Based on 3 answers
I am really happy using OutSystems in my work. It gives me the opportunity to create good working software without having had very much IT-experience before. It also made me more interested in the background of IT and learning different languages.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OutSystems

OutSystems 7.5
Based on 45 answers
In becoming bigger, the support encountered several growing pains, but we've seen amelioration (also by involving a customer engagement manager, more direct lines with OutSystems, and better contact with partner Noesis). Sometimes growing goes fast and the organization needs to adapt to the new world. New markets are conquered, but others still need to grow.
Stefan Parijs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OutSystems

OutSystems 7.5
Based on 2 answers
Manage expectations properly.
Erik Hagen | 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

OutSystems

I tried to use WordPress with some success. Also looked at Joomla. But when I saw OutSystems I knew I had been wasting my time there. It takes you longer to get going with OutSystems - but even I as a novice realized immediately that Outsystems is simply in another league. Outsystems is powerful. (Can you compare WordPress and Joomla to Outsystems - I don't think so).
Willem Norval | 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

OutSystems

  • The ease of use of the OutSystems development process has been the biggest ROI for us. We have developed our Framework product and maintained/enhanced it with only 4 workers.
  • OutSystems has enhanced their product very significantly over the last 4 years. They have gone from a simple to use tool to a very simple to use sophisticated tool that covers the standard mainframe-based computing apps and the apps used on handheld mobile devices all using the same basic set of development tools.
Lee Penning | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

OutSystems

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

OutSystems

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.1
OutSystems
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
10.0
OutSystems
8.4

Usability

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
OutSystems
8.4

Support Rating

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
OutSystems
7.5

Implementation Rating

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
OutSystems
7.5

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