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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Score 9.7 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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CoreMedia

I think this CMS is best suited as an enterprise level system. For small, or simple sites, there are better options, but for large high-traffic sites, this is a great CMS.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.8
CoreMedia
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
CoreMedia
5.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
CoreMedia
7.0
API
Acquia
9.0
CoreMedia
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
CoreMedia
7.0

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
CoreMedia
7.2
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
CoreMedia
10.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.9
CoreMedia
7.0
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
CoreMedia
7.0
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
CoreMedia
4.5
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
CoreMedia
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
CoreMedia
7.0
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
CoreMedia
8.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
CoreMedia
7.0

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
CoreMedia
6.0
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
CoreMedia
6.0
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
CoreMedia
5.0
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
CoreMedia
5.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
CoreMedia
7.0
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
CoreMedia
7.0

Pros

  • Hosting
  • Support
  • Specially tuned environments
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  • CoreMedia is a robust system that can manage large sites with multiple, well-organized subsites.
  • CoreMedia has a built-in workflow system that functions well for a distributed contributor model.
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Cons

  • The knowledge base has improved over the years, but its ease of use could be better.
  • The backend tool UI needs a new "coat of paint".
  • Having more site environments to work with would be great.
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  • CoreMedia, although robust, is also complex. It is not easy to teach or learn, especially when a contributor is not in the system on a daily basis.
  • The user interface is built with developers in mind, but not with contributors in mind. It is hard to navigate and not easy to learn or remember.
  • Some of the terms are confusing. With the translation from German to English, not everything was translated well for an English-based American user base and it is easy to get confused whether one is, for example, marking something for deletion or actually deleting something.
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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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CoreMedia5.6
Based on 5 answers
I am ultimately not a part of the team that would make this decision, but as a content contributor who works in CoreMedia daily, I would suggest looking for a content system that allows for more customization of our site. I think there is a lot of work to be done on the back end to make this the product we want to stick with.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
CoreMedia8.0
Based on 1 answer
Set aside more time than you think you need to migrate content. That is the hard part. Implementing the technology is easy.
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Alternatives Considered

  1. Setting up a local development environment with Drupal is easy and cheap
  2. Setting up an efficient development/deployment process is easy.
  3. Theming SharePoint is extremely difficult.
  4. Many SharePoint modules (aka webparts) are quirky and don't work as expected.
  5. Lists and libraries are quirky and also often do not work as expected.
  6. SharePoint is slow and does not give you real access to the database that powers it.
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I prefer the CoreMedia system to Drupal because, in my experience, I have had many more inconsistencies with Drupal and issues with web errors. CoreMedia seems to be more up-to-date with the latest technology and has a more concrete editing process
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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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  • Increased employee efficiency.
  • Fast time to achieve results saves company money.
  • Better constituent relations.
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Acquia
CoreMedia

Pricing Details

Acquia

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

CoreMedia

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