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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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CommonSpot

Commonspot is well suited for web content management to be conducted by individuals with low-level web skills.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.8
CommonSpot
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
CommonSpot
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
CommonSpot
6.3
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
CommonSpot
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.9
CommonSpot
6.0
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
CommonSpot
6.5
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
CommonSpot
7.0
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
CommonSpot
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
CommonSpot
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
CommonSpot
7.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
CommonSpot
4.0

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
CommonSpot
7.7
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
CommonSpot
7.5
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
CommonSpot
7.0
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
CommonSpot
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
CommonSpot
7.0
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
CommonSpot
9.0

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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  • CommonSpot allows any person with basic web abilities to edit and maintain sites.
  • CommonSpot allows anyone with basic web abilities to focus on content management and to not be consumed with the complexities of HTML .
  • My organization's marketers are able to optimize digital content and email campaigns across all web channels especially social media.
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Cons

  • Continuous integration, code testing.
  • Additional access options.
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  • Commonspot needs to improve on its authoring feature. It is impossible to author on more than one page at a time . (One must always click on "View work on all changes") before switching between pages otherwise, the changes will not be saved.
  • CommonSpot does not support sharing the definition of any custom element or any template layouts. Therefore, one must recreate these in each site.
  • In Commonspot, a user who has to manage content in multiple sites will have to log in to each site to see and act on any actions.
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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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Usability

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CommonSpot8.0
Based on 1 answer
I had no previous background in content management, and found it very easy to use. If I could figure it out, I am pretty certain that just about anyone else could as well.
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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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Commonspot works in tandem with Zendesk very well to accomplish tasks an an efficient manner.
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Return on Investment

  • With Acquia Cloud, I no longer need to implement my own home-grown deployment system and stay up-to-date on the latest LINUX security vulnerabilities or upgrade my web server software, as all of that is managed by Acquia. That in itself can save a single developer 50% of their time when compared to self-hosting.
  • Again, as I recommend the platform, I have no direct involvement in the actual cost of the hosting solution, I still benefit as a developer by using a solid mature software solution that delivers exactly what is promised.
  • My team offers Drupal and Wordpress solutions for Higher-Education institutions. Over the past couple of years, we have put together a list of recommended hosting providers for both Drupal and Wordpress. On the Drupal side, we only recommend Acquia and Pantheon and as-such, we are able to share our knowledge with other team-members using the same vendor. As a result, we have compiled a number of tips and artices we publish on the team's wiki. Put in the perspective of ROI, working with a known entity, the consistency reduces the time-to-market of many of our site builds as we have established relationships with our counterparts at Acquia and we know its strenghts and limitations.
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  • Better customer service
  • Improved accountability as it regards tracking the tasks assigned to which employee
  • Improved accountability led to increased employee efficiency
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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

CommonSpot

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