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Acquia

39 Ratings

BloomReach

4 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

BloomReach

4 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

If your organization requires you to implement a multi-site architecture, Acquia is one of the few cloud hosting options that makes this easy for Drupal websites. You can easily create a new database through their web UI, update your site's files, and add domains to each environment. This process is simplified even further through the use of another product, Acquia Cloud Site Factory.
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BloomReach

Well suited for companies with low levels of resources who can dedicate time to business tools to operate them. Or just companies who want tools they don't need to dedicate time and resources to (this is purely for the SEO widgets, no other tools are offered by Bloomreach). The SEO widgets would be less appropriate if you already have related products /searches/terms on your pages as they then might clash.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
BloomReach
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
BloomReach

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
BloomReach
API
Acquia
9.0
BloomReach
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
BloomReach

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Pros

  • 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.
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  • No manual resource required to operate SEO widgets. Self learning and updating.
  • Simple integration into System Architecture (with options)
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Cons

  • Not much
  • Send us free candy
  • Continue doing what they are doing
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  • We have occasionally seen old/removed products featured and linked in the Bloomreach widget, whereas you would only want live/active products linked - This led to 404 errors. Albeit this may be an issue in our integration as opposed to the tool - we are unsure.
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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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Alternatives Considered

I have used Pantheon for almost as long as I have used Acquia. Many colleges and universities will use sub-sites in Drupal either as a separator for each department, or possibly for targeted marketing campaigns. One of the biggest reason we tend to use Acquia over Pantheon for these clients is that Pantheon does not support Drupal sub-sites. So, there is an added cost to the client each time they want to spin up another site based on their base Drupal installation. The admin UI for Pantheon is similar to Acquia's, but they take a more hands-on / hands-off approach when it comes to core Drupal upgrades. Pantheon uses their own software called Terminus to help interface between the developer and the server. By them managing the Drupal core files, you, as a developer just need to understand that you can not update your copy of the site locally, when an updated version of Drupal is released. All of your custom and contributed modules are your responsibility (as they should be), but you just need to be aware that your commits will be rejected if they contain core Drupal updates.
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Google Analytics and Bloomreach have similarities in terms of discovering how customers shop on our website and looking at the conversation rate, bounce rate, etc. What I like about bloomreach is that it's more connected with our website I can see the data directly on it whenever I turn on the heat map functionally.
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Return on Investment

  • Increases security
  • Quickly revert changes in an emergency
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  • Helped with an increase in natural traffic, so we could make a saving on paid traffic activity
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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
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BloomReach

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