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Acquia

39 Ratings

Crownpeak DXM

4 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Crownpeak DXM

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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Crownpeak DXM

Are you ok having extra people manually categorize content and update most things by hand?
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
Crownpeak DXM
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
Crownpeak DXM

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Crownpeak DXM
API
Acquia
9.0
Crownpeak DXM
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Crownpeak DXM

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Pros

  • Hosting
  • Support
  • Specially tuned environments
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  • Hosting simple article pages and images
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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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  • The development environment is sub-par. It's difficult to create any type of "application" as the format of page templates is not suited for compile-time checks, cross classes, and many .NET libraries are excluded. You cannot use modern development techniques such as SASS for CSS, nor does their system minify or bundle JavaScript or CSS. There is no place for a standard relational database so creating "category" pages of related content is difficult. There is no source control integration. Again. No source control history or usage whatsoever. Also, a real difficulty in development is the code-deploy-wait model used - it's similar to SharePoint in that a developer makes a change to a template, saves, and then needs to "deploy" that change to another server to view it. The deployment usually takes from seconds to minutes. This makes development take a lot longer than other platforms where the feedback is more immediate.
  • The content creation user experience is very confusing. For instance, there is a "new" menu for creating content but the developers control of that is limited and end users often get lost in a large development template folder looking for the "right" template to use. Other content creation systems like Wordpress are a lot more intuitive.
  • The documentation and online forum are particularly lacking. The documentation does not have many examples and the forum is extremely cumbersome and limited. Most of the "help" documentation is sideways Powerpoints. CrownPeak makes up for this with their support email system - they respond very quickly - but it's very hard to look up anything for yourself.
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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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Crownpeak DXM5.0
Based on 1 answer
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia is a leader in managed Drupal hosting, knowledge and supporting infrastructure.
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Return on Investment

  • Rapid prototyping and feature development is simpler with Drupal and the Acquia platform is simple to extend for experimental sites.
  • By leveraging the enterprise hosting platform, we could focus on the feature development during the initial build out of the site, deferring the hosting complexities to a time when we would have more bandwidth.
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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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Crownpeak DXM

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