What users are saying about

Acquia

39 Ratings

CommonSpot

4 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

CommonSpot

4 Ratings
Score 7 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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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
8.9
CommonSpot
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
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
8.8
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
9.0
CommonSpot
7.0
Bulk management
Acquia
7.6
CommonSpot
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
CommonSpot
7.0
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
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
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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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

Cost - Acquia provides more granular control of the costs.Interface - Acquia interface is a bit cleaner, although Patheon may have a few more features.
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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

  • I wasn't in charge of the costs, however, Acquia provides more granular and immediate control of the charges - instead of a flat monthly cost.
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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
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CommonSpot

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