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Acquia

39 Ratings

Amaxus

1 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Amaxus

1 Ratings
Score 3 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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Amaxus

Amaxus is well suited as a development platform and content management system for companies who have a dedicated, experienced development team because it has such complex functionality. It is not well suited for companies whose main content updater will be a person with limited development experience, because it is so hard to learn and understand how to use.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
Amaxus
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
Amaxus
9.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Amaxus
6.0
API
Acquia
9.0
Amaxus
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Amaxus
6.0

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Amaxus
7.4
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Amaxus
5.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
Amaxus
6.0
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Amaxus
6.0
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Amaxus
10.0
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Amaxus
8.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Amaxus
10.0
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Amaxus
8.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Amaxus
6.0

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Amaxus
7.3
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Amaxus
7.0
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
Amaxus
Bulk management
Acquia
7.6
Amaxus
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Amaxus
10.0
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
Amaxus
5.0

Pros

  • Provides a dev, test, and live environment for deployment
  • Varnish cache available to all levels of service
  • Easy to manage team roles and users
  • Cloud API for additional deployment hooks and processes
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  • There is a lot of flexibility and power with what you can do.
  • The client has a lot of power to make changes on their own without needing a development team.
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Cons

  • Account support is limited on the Cloud Professional plan and requires you to purchase support tickets for the smallest issues, whereas other providers usually provide basic support free of charge.
  • Acquia is very expensive, so unless you're an enterprise level partner, then it is likely out of your budget.
  • The online documentation could use a refresh in design and can be frustrating to search through for answers.
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  • There is a huge learning curve for developers. All our new website builds were going beyond the timeline because of the learning curve.
  • It is very complex and teaching our clients how to use it required several training sessions.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
Drupal is designed to grow with our changing needs and technology trends. Our hope is that as new features are needed, we'll be able to adapt as we grow
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia is a leader in managed Drupal hosting, knowledge and supporting infrastructure.
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I have used an in-house CMS which was very simple and only allowed the user to update very basic templated content, and I have used Sitecore, which is sort of like a middle-of-the-road. Sitecore is great because it allows for the user to have a lot of control over templates and updating content, but it's not so complex that it is very difficult and time-consuming to learn how to use, like Amaxus.
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Return on Investment

  • Completely negated any dev time troubleshooting the platform, freeing us up to develop the website.
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  • It has a negative impact because it put us back on our timelines.
  • It had a negative impact because our customers didn't like the learning curve to use it.
  • It had a negative impact because it caused so much stress among our team to learn it.
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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

Amaxus

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