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Acquia

39 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Adobe Business Catalyst

58 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

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.
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Adobe Business Catalyst

The service provision is good the accounts customer service is poor so I would struggle to give BC a better than average review, if only they could offer customers a better accounts service then the value would be much higher.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
Adobe Business Catalyst
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
Adobe Business Catalyst

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.3
API
Acquia
9.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.7
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Adobe Business Catalyst
Role-based workflow & approvals
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Customizability
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
Integration with Salesforce.com
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Adobe Business Catalyst
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
Adobe Business Catalyst
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Adobe Business Catalyst
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Adobe Business Catalyst
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Adobe Business Catalyst

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Adobe Business Catalyst
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
Adobe Business Catalyst
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Adobe Business Catalyst
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
Adobe Business Catalyst

Email & Online Marketing

Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
WYSIWYG email editor
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.7
Dynamic content
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.9
Ability to test dynamic content
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.3
Landing pages
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.6
A/B testing
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Mobile optimization
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
Email deliverability
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
List management
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
3.3
Triggered drip sequences
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8

Lead Management

Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
Lead nurturing
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
Lead scoring and grading
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
Data quality management
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.5
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9

Campaign Management

Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
Calendaring
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.6
Event/webinar marketing
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4

Social Media Marketing

Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
Social sharing and campaigns
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.8
Social profile integration
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.6

Reporting & Analytics

Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Dashboards
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
Standard reports
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Custom reports
Acquia
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.2

Pros

  • Simplifies installation of Drupal sites with one-click installations.
  • Development, staging, and production environments for a best-practice web development.
  • Access to git repos, databases, and backups that are all managed within the interface.
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  • As mentioned previously, we use the Content Holder module quite often because of the ability to place any html content that is prone to being frequently edited. It simplifies the process and allows us to simplify our templates.
  • We also like the ease of the Photo Gallery and how simple it is to either add or remove photos from the gallery once it has been placed.
  • Media Downloads seems to be a very helpful resource. With its ability to be categorized both by file type and customized categories within the web site and then placed by category also helps us streamline document placement especially when there are large number of those resources to organize.
  • News is obviously a much needed resource and it is simple to add news items, classify them and place them on template pages where they are fed. It is one of the easiest items to teach new clients how to manage.
  • Web Apps is our most prized module because of the ease of creating a database, then being able to style the output in any shape form or fashion.
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Cons

  • 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
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  • The learning curve can be steep.
  • There is no access to the server side programming so some functionality needs a work around or cannot be accomplished.
  • It is more expensive for users than many of the other website options.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
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
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Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
Actually with Business Catalyst there is no renewal; once you are a partner, you are a partner for as long as you like. It is an investment in your business not simply a product you purchase...and as an investment in partnership with Adobe, both are committed to each other's success.
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Usability

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Adobe Business Catalyst9.7
Based on 4 answers
It's easy to log in; areas are well marked, and support is available if needed.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
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No answers on this topic
Adobe Business Catalyst9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adobe Business Catalyst8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 5 answers
The support provided by Adobe is excellent. Though the knowledge base, forums, blogs and online chat questions most all answers can be found. In the event that you are unable to find an answer or you have a unique situation simply post a question to the forums. These forums are regularly monitored by Adobe and its users.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
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Implementation

No score
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No answers on this topic
Adobe Business Catalyst9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia provides much more for the investment. The support and services they provide make them the best choice in choosing a platform to host your Drupal sites. Services like Pantheon may have some new tools or cool features. But Acquia always seems to come out with those features without the trouble of having the "growing pains" that come with them.
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Adobe Business Catalyst has Web Apps which makes all the difference between them and competitors. Without that, BC would be behind many of the other CMS systems out there. Being a hosted system without any maintenance needs also puts it ahead of others. LightCMS is easier for clients to use, but not as customization and Evoq or DNN is over complex but a stronger platform..
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Scalability

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No answers on this topic
Adobe Business Catalyst9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's easy to build small sites or large sites and there is lots of templating.
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Return on Investment

  • Increases security
  • Quickly revert changes in an emergency
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  • Adobe Business Catalyst allows us to offer our clients a custom design, custom functionality with the use of web apps, and the ability to easily update their websites.
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Pricing Details

Acquia

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

Adobe Business Catalyst

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