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Acquia

39 Ratings

SAP Hybris

49 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

SAP Hybris

49 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

How much money do you have, and how much support do you need?Those are the biggest questions that you need to ask yourself when determining if you want to procure Acquia services. The cost for us was low compared to paying our own employees to run the type of system provided to us by Acquia. But the cost would be much higher for non-enterprise customers who are just looking to have their sites hosted for them. In the end, you get what you pay for - world-class Drupal hosting backed by highly effective customer support.
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SAP Hybris

Hybris fits well into a large development organization and will need many disciplines to fully leverage. It should fit very well into SAP heavy environments and recent roadmaps indicate a tighter and tighter integration in the future. It would be a challenge for a smaller shop to cultivate the kind of knowledge diversity necessary. Getting the initial momentum may also be a challenge if you do not have a good implementation partner, at least in the early stages.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
SAP Hybris
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
SAP Hybris

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
SAP Hybris
API
Acquia
9.0
SAP Hybris
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
SAP Hybris

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Online Storefront

Acquia
SAP Hybris
9.0
Product catalog & listings
Acquia
SAP Hybris
9.9
Product management
Acquia
SAP Hybris
9.0
Bulk product upload
Acquia
SAP Hybris
7.0
Branding
Acquia
SAP Hybris
8.9
Mobile storefront
Acquia
SAP Hybris
9.9
Product variations
Acquia
SAP Hybris
9.0
Website integration
Acquia
SAP Hybris
9.9
Visual customization
Acquia
SAP Hybris
9.0
CMS
Acquia
SAP Hybris
8.9

Online Shopping Cart

Acquia
SAP Hybris
8.7
Abandoned cart recovery
Acquia
SAP Hybris
9.9
Checkout user experience
Acquia
SAP Hybris
7.5

Online Payment System

Acquia
SAP Hybris
9.0
eCommerce security
Acquia
SAP Hybris
9.0

eCommerce Marketing

Acquia
SAP Hybris
7.8
Promotions & discounts
Acquia
SAP Hybris
6.4
Personalized recommendations
Acquia
SAP Hybris
6.9
SEO
Acquia
SAP Hybris
10.0

eCommerce Business Management

Acquia
SAP Hybris
8.3
Multi-site management
Acquia
SAP Hybris
9.5
Order processing
Acquia
SAP Hybris
8.5
Inventory management
Acquia
SAP Hybris
6.5
Shipping
Acquia
SAP Hybris
8.0
Custom functionality
Acquia
SAP Hybris
8.9

Pros

  • Provides a dev, test, and live environment for deployment
  • Varnish cache available to all levels of service
  • Easy to manage team roles and users
  • Cloud API for additional deployment hooks and processes
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  • New technologies. One of the reasons that I like the platform is that it's in constant improvement. It feels like some of the competitors are bloated and slow to adopt new features in comparison.
  • Wide range of features. Many out of the box features for common commerce paradigms.
  • Scaleability. We have had no issues of scalability even at what we feel are high volumes of traffic.
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Cons

  • It was difficult getting Varnish caches to clear because we used a CDN.
  • Their highest tiers can be quite expensive.
  • They leverage a Drupal multi-site, but a distro-based solution such as the one offered by Pantheon is more enterprise ready.
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  • Though there is an online community presence for support, it is not as strong as other platforms I have used.
  • The Content Management System though functional is a bit dated and can be difficult for non technical business owners to manage. Other industry leading CMS solutions are generally used in conjunction with Hybris in my experience.
  • Product indexing and search also is not up to industry leaders, used another product in conjunction with hybris to accomplish this business need.
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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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SAP Hybris9.3
Based on 2 answers
I truly enjoy leading Hybris development projects and participating in new feature development for the platform. I see huge potential for growth and hope to be instrumental in bringing Hybris to the bleeding edge of presentation layer technology.
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Usability

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SAP Hybris7.0
Based on 2 answers
Figuring out the CMS tools took some time. Supporting documentation is sparse.I also found the tools to be slow at times, making simple template edits an arduous process.
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Implementation

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SAP Hybris8.0
Based on 1 answer
I give this an 8 instead of a 10 because in hindsight, while I am extremely happy with the platform and the things I've learned through my exposure to it, I also see so many areas for improvement in the outcome of my efforts. My advice to front end developers working with Hybris and/or the Java stack for the first time, is to not be intimidated by it. Question everything. Trust your intuition. Do not be afraid to refactor or completely replace something that appears integral to the platform if you see a clear benefit to doing so. It's much less far reaching than you think and the core system will not come crumbling to its knees if you make broad sweeping alterations. In fact, the energy you will expend to retool your site with a new framework will grow in tandem with the amount of time you spend hesitating, and at some point may become critical enough to force your hand while simultaneously becoming risky enough to destabilize your entire project delivery. If you don't like JQuery UI, punt it. If you don't care for the Blueprint CSS framework, burn it down. Making the strategic decision to adopt the toolset that best fits your organization from the very beginning will pay off in spades.
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Alternatives Considered

We evaluated multiple content management solutions, and Drupal was the best fit for our needs.
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Hybris is a strong contender in the eCommerce platform race. It's closest competitor is probably ATG whereas Endeca, from the standpoint of our projects, is more of a supplementary tool to assist it. I and others have found hybris' strengths in that it's a light weight and very modular system which can rely on other tools where it's own abilities may fall short. ATG tries to do everything and be an all encompassing framework but in reality it is very hard to do all things at once and be great at all of them. Our philosophy was to use hybris' modularity and take what it does extremely well and leverage it along with supplementing tools such as Endeca to provide a solution that excels across the board. Being able to customize a solution to a business need is an important part delivering the right solution. The flexibility of hybris is the one thing that stood out to me and was most likely the reason for it's use in our project.
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Return on Investment

  • Increases security
  • Quickly revert changes in an emergency
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  • With one solid Hybris implementation live, and another on it's heels in Q3, we've built significant in-house expertise in the platform. As we win more Hybris business, our ability to rapidly implement performant and unique e-commerce solutions for our clients can only improve.
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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

SAP Hybris

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