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Acquia

39 Ratings

Evoq Content

24 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Evoq Content

24 Ratings
Score 6.6 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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Evoq Content

DNN should be a consideration for an organizations using Windows and having developers proficient in Microsoft technologies, particularly C# .Net web-forms. However, there are alternative open-source CMS platforms, such as WordPress, that are more popular and, in my opinion, a better choice if the system will be hosted off-site or maintained by outside contractors
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
Evoq Content
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
Evoq Content
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Evoq Content
9.6
API
Acquia
9.0
Evoq Content
10.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Evoq Content
9.1

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Evoq Content
7.3
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Evoq Content
8.6
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
Evoq Content
9.1
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Evoq Content
7.7
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Evoq Content
6.8
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Evoq Content
8.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Evoq Content
6.2
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Evoq Content
5.9
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Evoq Content
5.7

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Evoq Content
6.7
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Evoq Content
5.9
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
Evoq Content
7.2
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
Evoq Content
6.7
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Evoq Content
8.2
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
Evoq Content
5.4

Pros

  • 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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  • Community building
  • Membership management
  • Authorization and authentication.
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Cons

  • Acquia's pricing is sporadic across each product offering and for each industry vertical. Making pricing more standard across the board would help alleviate some of the doubt from our clients when they go to Acquia's site to see different products.
  • Acquia's BLT is a new and innovative product, but still lacks a lot of use cases. This comes with more implementation examples which will definitely come with time.
  • There is sometimes an inconsistency among different Acquia sales people and account managers. This results in a vastly different experience when bringing clients to Acquia. Mixed with Acquia's strange salesperson geographic/industry allocation, this has caused confusion for us and our clients. We'd love to see Acquia reps be more consistent across the board.
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  • DotNetNuke integration with Active Directory can be improved
  • Ability for DNN modules to communicate (send-receive data) is missing and can be helpful if in place
  • DNN could offer wizard-type tools for custom modules development
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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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Evoq Content9.7
Based on 7 answers
DNN is a widely used product; the development team provides timely new releases and a comprehensive roadmap. DNN is a preferred choice when it comes to cost of ownership for small-size business.
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Usability

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Evoq Content9.1
Based on 1 answer
I have not found anything that was as user friendly and easy to use with tons of Community Support as well as Corporate Support like Training Videos, Forums, Blogs, Documentation, Wiki, Free CodePlex downloads, Free Modules and then the DNN Store that has thousands of Skins and Application Modules to accomplish everything you need.
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Support

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Evoq Content9.1
Based on 1 answer
I don't see how it could get any better unless they moved their staff into our offices. You have available to you any type of Support you need or want, both paid and free from thousands of developers and consultants all over the world. You might even find some on Mars if you look hard enough.Also, with all of the available resources available from your Browser you can literally find the answer to any question you have in a matter of minutes.
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Implementation

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Evoq Content9.1
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I would never look back and question our decision to implement DNN not only as the Platform for our own use but also to use it to develop a complete turnkey system for our Clients worldwide. Everything you need is available and there is more expertise around the globe than you could ever imagine
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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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DNN is an open source and is a primary choice for easy to use and use to build website for content management needs. DNN offers rich functionality utilizing core modules. Also, DNN offers an easy integration with third-party custom modules.
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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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  • DNN have given us the ability to have basic sites for clients up and running in a very short time. This makes the client happy.
  • DNN has taken the trivial, simple tasks of changing text on a page or an image on a page and put it into the hands of the client. They do not have to pay us to do it and that also frees up more time for us to spend on development.
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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

Evoq Content

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