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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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IBM Digital Experience Manager

IBM Web Content Manager is well suited for intranet employee portals, websites which drive extensive marketing content, and e-commerce sites to provide product images and details. It cannot be used a document management system to store large volumes of data as it's purely a web content management system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.8
IBM Digital Experience Manager
5.2
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
IBM Digital Experience Manager
5.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
IBM Digital Experience Manager
4.3
API
Acquia
9.0
IBM Digital Experience Manager
4.3
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
IBM Digital Experience Manager
4.3

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
IBM Digital Experience Manager
3.3
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
IBM Digital Experience Manager
7.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.9
IBM Digital Experience Manager
3.4
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
IBM Digital Experience Manager
3.4
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
IBM Digital Experience Manager
1.7
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
IBM Digital Experience Manager
1.7
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
IBM Digital Experience Manager
4.3
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
IBM Digital Experience Manager
1.7
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
IBM Digital Experience Manager
3.0

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
IBM Digital Experience Manager
2.2
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
IBM Digital Experience Manager
1.5
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
IBM Digital Experience Manager
2.4
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
IBM Digital Experience Manager
2.4
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
IBM Digital Experience Manager
2.4
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
IBM Digital Experience Manager
2.5

Pros

  • Deployment management is user friendly and developer extensible.
  • Rudimentary monitoring and logging is user friendly and accessible.
  • The Acquia team is on top of emerging threats, and where possible, silently mitigates the worst of them.
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  • With Version 8.5, IBM Web Content Manager introduced in place editing capabilities which allow authors to make content edits on sections of the page instead of going to the content itself. This feature allows authors to make changes in context of the page and preview changes within the actual look and feel of a live page.
  • Projects provide a collaborative atmosphere for the author community so that authors can interact and work as a team to manage inter-dependent content changes under one project and publish all changes at once, instead of working separately on individual content changes. This brings awareness across authors in an organization and easy knowledge share.
  • IBM Digital Data Connector is a cool feature that allows [users] to integrate external content sources onto the portal using IBM Web Content Manager presentation components. This allows UI/UX designers to present integrated external data in any manner they want, manage UI changes with an underlying approval process and leverage syndication to push changes live immediately.
  • IBM Web Content Manager offers a targeted content feature that allows business users to deliver personalized content to customers based on customer demographic information, browsing history and other transaction related information. Any rules created follow the publishing process thereby making it just a configurable item resulting in less turn around to turn on the feature on a website.
  • IBM Web Content Manager offers 'multi lingual solution' out of the box which allows content creation for almost all popular languages.
  • Syndication feature has improved a lot and it now provides a detailed views comprising of 'failed items', 'items that have syndicated successfully, 'items in queue'. Failed items view provides detailed and clear cut information of what resulted in failure helping IT to troubleshoot problems easily.
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Cons

  • "Scheduled" maintenance windows are often non-negotiable, vague and too abrupt.
  • The support escalation is slower than would be expected from a provider focused on enterprise availability.
  • The platform is rigidly composed in a way that serves Acquia's need to serve a wide customer base, and is thus sometimes not ideal for your use case.
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  • Projects provide a collaborative way of managing content changes on a website. However projects cannot be used with a workflow as such. Though different phases in a project can be tied to workflow actions, the real benefits of a workflow on the project are missing.
  • IBM WCM is a bit of a heavy weight component because of the DOJO framework it comes with. Though IBM has improved this over the years, it is still unable to come out of the DOJO framework and leverage some of the best-used frameworks like jQuery.
  • Somehow IBM WCM is best suited with a portal, as a standalone WCM server. IBM Web Content Manager is not that robust providing data to external websites.
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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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IBM Digital Experience Manager5.7
Based on 6 answers
I don't like Java Applet editor
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
IBM Digital Experience Manager9.0
Based on 2 answers
New versions has increased user experience facilitating usability.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
IBM Digital Experience Manager7.0
Based on 1 answer
We had some issues related with performing and the support was suitable and sucessful.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
IBM Digital Experience Manager7.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation was successful due to Websphere application server used.
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia is more fully featured and mature.
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IBM Web Content Manager comes with IBM WebSphere Portal. Both [have been] leaders in the portals and content management space for a long time with proven capabilities. Our clients also have other products from the IBM stack and they fit along nicely.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased speed
  • Better security
  • Faster time to market
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  • Better content driven web portal solution that increases customer satisfaction.
  • Solution that is very reliable and performance optimized.
  • Rich personalization capabilities help our clients achieve their business and operational goals.
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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

IBM Digital Experience Manager

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