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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 Experience Manager

If you have a number of smaller parts of your organization that you want to maintain the same look & feel as the rest of the organization, it is easy to create a base site and then let them customize. Also, if you have contributors of content who are not involved in the web site maintenance - our professors, for example - they can enter the text on a basic page which is then incorporated through tagging
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.8
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
API
Acquia
9.0
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.9
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4

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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  • Manages web content with an intuitive WYSIWYG authoring experience.
  • Manages Digital Assets used by your website such as images, audio, documents, etc.
  • Creates an simple easy to use experience to generate web content. Centers all web content generation around the author.
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Cons

  • "Scheduled" maintenance windows are often non-negotiable, vague and too abrupt.
  • The support escalation is slower than would be expected from a provider focused on enterprise availability.
  • The platform is rigidly composed in a way that serves Acquia's need to serve a wide customer base, and is thus sometimes not ideal for your use case.
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  • There is no easy way to change a template if it has been built a certain way. Sometimes it would be nice to have an option to add an extra item on the spot. Instead, you have to ask your IT team to create for you.
  • You can set up a staging site and a site to publish... but sometimes the 2 environments doesn't connect correctly, meaning some changes in the staging sites doesn't show of on the live site.
  • The quick publish button is dangerous and not that helpful: pages can be published with the "quick publish" option even if they are blocked... however, the purpose of a blocked page is to prevent it from publishing until you unblock it. Also, the "quick publish" option will publish your age and every other page connected to it! so be careful!!
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
Acquia makes Drupal better and contributes significantly to the development of the project. The people are great and we are happy to be a partner
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Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
Adobe CQ has training classes that you can be in or watch to get a better understanding. They have some of the best customer support so if you run into any problems you can just contact them put a ticket in and they will fix it or work with you to fix the problem or issue you are running into.
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Usability

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Adobe Experience Manager10.0
Based on 2 answers
I personally feel that AEM is very intuitive to use from an authoring standpoint. The entire CMS was engineered around the author. Everything about AEM is geared to helping authors generate and maintain content. There are ways that tool tips can be customized so that any individual could simply hover over and be guided step by step on how to author web content
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its so far the best Content Management System, available in market.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adobe Experience Manager8.7
Based on 2 answers
Depending on your individual needs, It is really quite simple to create an authoring experience for a website that looks really good. I have been part of many implementations and many teams and have seen many projects that were super successful and others that were not implemented well. AEM has room for a lot of flexibility in the implementation process compared to other CMS like SharePoint
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia is more fully featured and mature.
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I had no involvement in the selection process of Adobe Experience Manager, however, from a user experience point of view, I would recommend it over other CMS due to its ease of use, user friendliness, and clean appearance. You can look at the pages by listing, or by structure. This makes it so easy to find pages
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Return on Investment

  • Increased speed
  • Better security
  • Faster time to market
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  • I am not involved in the acquisition part of AEM as the client was the one involved in that decision.
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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 Experience Manager

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