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Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Episerver Web Content Management

19 Ratings
Score 8.2 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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Episerver Web Content Management

Well suited for smaller marketing/comms teams. This is also a good platform for organizations that already have investments in and are successfully using powerful martech tools such as Marketo, etc. Also good for more mid-level clients - I am not sure it is the best platform for more enterprise companies with multiple sites/brands and properties to manage (multiple meaning 5+).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
Episerver Web Content Management
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
Episerver Web Content Management
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Episerver Web Content Management
8.2
API
Acquia
9.0
Episerver Web Content Management
8.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Episerver Web Content Management
8.4

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Episerver Web Content Management
7.2
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Episerver Web Content Management
6.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
Episerver Web Content Management
8.0
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Episerver Web Content Management
7.0
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Episerver Web Content Management
8.5
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Episerver Web Content Management
6.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Episerver Web Content Management
6.9
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
Episerver Web Content Management
6.5
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Episerver Web Content Management
5.5
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
Episerver Web Content Management
7.5

Pros

  • Hosting
  • Support
  • Specially tuned environments
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  • The personalization engine is, from my perspective, one of the primary reasons to choose EPiServer. It works really well, and allows you to make some sophisticated, targeted marketing choices.
  • EPiServer also is very developer-friendly, with an extensive and flexible API set.
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Cons

  • This is a difficult question for me to answer, as I have seen the platform mature over the past few years and they recently, 3-6 months ago revamped their admin UI web interface that addressed some of their previous shortcomings. I don't ever have any difficulty finding what I need, when I need it on the admin UI. My first suggestion would be to review their documentation in some areas, which are still linked to the previous iteration of the web interface.
  • The majority of the services offered by Acquia Cloud Hosting are built on top of Amazon Web Services. As a result, some SSL certificates do not work well, or at all if they originate from Network Soutions (which have never worked), or GeoTrust (Equifax), VeriSign, and DigiCert, which on occasion produce SSL certificates that fail to work on Acquia Cloud.
  • Recently I have found that team management has a couple of limitations when the client is the "Organization administrator," and the role of "Team administrator" is assigned to myself or a member of my team. There are some links and page options that should be available to those of us assigned the role of Team Lead or Senior Developer within the Team Management structure, but we have had to contact support to update our permissions to be granted the appropriate access. It may be a result of their recent upgrade to the site, and regardless, support was able to fix our issue the same day we submitted a request.
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  • EpiServer needs to do a better job marketing themselves here in the US.
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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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Episerver Web Content Management8.8
Based on 7 answers
Valtech will always work w/ Epi :-)
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia is a leader in managed Drupal hosting, knowledge and supporting infrastructure.
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Epi is cheaper. But very comparable functionality.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased speed
  • Better security
  • Faster time to market
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  • Our clients Sales/Marketing team have used it, and it certainly lead to increasing conversion.
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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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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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