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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 7.5 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

Sitecore Experience Platform

Sitecore can be a good solution for a company wanting a premium product and is really looking to leverage the platform for advanced digital marketing capabilities. If a company isn't mature enough to utilize all of what Sitecore has to offer, or is just basically looking for a CMS, there are other options that may be a better value.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

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

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

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

Sitecore Experience Platform

  • Sitecore has a decent supply of out of the box components and capabilities that can be fairly easily styled to meet business needs without much customization needed. This often helps speed to market.
  • Sitecore has had the flexibility of offering on-premise hosting or cloud hosting to meet different needs of clients, though recently they have strongly pushed their cloud-based hosting. This is in alignment with the industry and very helpful for organizations that aren't looking to add another product to the portfolio of packages that their internal IT teams need to manage
  • Sitecore has a capable UI for editing content. Though some competition may do better in this regard, Sitecore's editing interface is fully capable.
Anonymous | 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

Sitecore Experience Platform

  • While the UI is capable, some other products in this space have a much more intuitive editing interface. Sitecore could do better in providing an easy to use editing UI.
  • It would be nice to see a fully managed Sitecore instead of just cloud hosted
  • The price falls more to the premium side of things. Making the value proposition a bit harder to justify
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

Sitecore Experience Platform

No score
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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

Sitecore Experience Platform

All of these platforms have their pros and cons. Selecting the best fit is a matter aligning corporate need vs features provided. Have a .NET shop with an advanced marketing team looking to push UX forward and willing to pay a premium, then Sitecore may be the right fit. Have an organization centered around Java and only looking for basic CMS capabilities or looking for a budget-friendly option, then there may be better options beyond Sitecore.
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

Sitecore Experience Platform

  • For mature marketing organizations, the analytics that Sitecore allows you to capture have been valuable in pushing forward marketing objectives and giving insight into how to tailor content for the best UX
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Sitecore Experience Platform

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

Sitecore Experience Platform

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
Sitecore Experience Platform
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
10.0
Sitecore Experience Platform

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