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Score 7.3 out of 101
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Score 7.5 out of 101

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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Episerver Web Content Management

Key Questions To Ask:
  • What is your current technology stack and/or what technology is your in-house developers able to support?
  • What is your current budget for (1) Software (2) Annual Software Subscription (3) Implementation Services?
  • What are the top 3 business challenges you are expecting to resolve with this purchase?
  • How many CMS authors will need to have access to the system?
  • What role will digital marketing play in your decision making process?
  • What role will eCommerce play in your decision making process?
  • What business requirements do you have that will not be met by out-of-the-box features of the platform?
  • Does your site need to support translations (now or in the future)?
  • Where will the site be hosted (IE: On your servers, the cloud, etc)?
  • What is your timeline for implementation?
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
7.6
Episerver Web Content Management
7.1
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
7.6
Episerver Web Content Management
7.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Episerver Web Content Management
7.8
API
Acquia
8.8
Episerver Web Content Management
8.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Episerver Web Content Management
7.6

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.5
Episerver Web Content Management
6.9
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Episerver Web Content Management
6.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
9.0
Episerver Web Content Management
6.3
Admin section
Acquia
7.7
Episerver Web Content Management
7.0
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Episerver Web Content Management
6.5
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.8
Publishing workflow
Acquia
8.0
Episerver Web Content Management
6.5
Form generator
Acquia
6.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.6
Episerver Web Content Management
6.7
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Episerver Web Content Management
6.7
Bulk management
Acquia
7.9
Episerver Web Content Management
6.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.2
Episerver Web Content Management
5.5
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5

Pros

Acquia

  • Acquia has a variety of products and services that serve a variety of clients that span across many industries. The wide variety of use cases, supported by hundreds of case studies, make selling Acquia to our customers very easy.
  • Acquia's platform is secure, scalable, and designed specifically for Drupal allowing us to get projects started much smoother and quicker.
  • Acquia is always innovating and providing new products for their entire suite. Acquia's LIFT product is a game changing platform that is starting to provide a personalization solution meant for any size client and project website.
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Episerver Web Content Management

  • Translation/localization support
  • Workflow management
  • Flexibility
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Cons

Acquia

  • Continuous integration, code testing.
  • Additional access options.
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Episerver Web Content Management

  • I found that the upload feature was rather tedious. I was responsible for uploading around 500 pictures, by myself. There were ways to upload more than one photo at a time, but in our case we needed to categorize photos in different areas, and so that became tedious. Uploading photos in groups at a time, rather than all at once.
  • I think the user interface could stand to have a friendlier design. More communication within the CMS itself, directed back to the user. Similar to WordPress.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia

Acquia 10.0
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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Episerver Web Content Management

Episerver Web Content Management 8.8
Based on 7 answers
Valtech will always work w/ Epi :-)
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia

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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Episerver Web Content Management

EpiServer competes with both Drupal and WordPress, hands-down, in terms of both efficiency as well as usability. I would say EpiServer is actually a lot easier to use than Drupal was for me personally. EpiServer wasn't confusing like Drupal, and had an easier learning curve.
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Return on Investment

Acquia

  • Increased speed
  • Better security
  • Faster time to market
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Episerver Web Content Management

  • Efficiency has been a positive. There are numerous modules that can be setup for ease of use during a build.
  • A lot of times developers already had specific page structures/templates created, and I was able to fill in that page with core information within minutes.
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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

Episerver Web Content Management

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

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