What users are saying about

Acquia

39 Ratings

Jadu CMS

8 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Jadu CMS

8 Ratings
Score 3 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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Jadu CMS

Jadu CMS is not currently geared toward the academic side, but more of the business/government types of organizations. Things can be tweaked to suit your needs, but sometimes there are limitations. The programmers are very helpful in assisting with that.
If you have some in house programmers, and you can get developer training, they will be able to program their own custom widgets to use on your website. We did not have programmers but managed to create a few simple widgets.
There's also a marketplace to look for other widgets that you could use on your site.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
Jadu CMS
2.0
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
Jadu CMS
2.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Jadu CMS
6.0
API
Acquia
9.0
Jadu CMS
3.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Jadu CMS
9.0

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Jadu CMS
3.6
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Jadu CMS
3.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
Jadu CMS
1.0
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Jadu CMS
2.0
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Jadu CMS
8.0
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Jadu CMS
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Jadu CMS
7.0
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Jadu CMS
1.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Jadu CMS
3.0

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Jadu CMS
1.0
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Jadu CMS
1.0
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
Jadu CMS
1.0
Bulk management
Acquia
7.6
Jadu CMS
1.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Jadu CMS
1.0
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
Jadu CMS
1.0

Pros

  • Simplifies installation of Drupal sites with one-click installations.
  • Development, staging, and production environments for a best-practice web development.
  • Access to git repos, databases, and backups that are all managed within the interface.
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  • Reliability. The LAMP-powered server/software rarely has any problems and can handle hundreds of concurrent users without issue. It was developed with scalability in mind.
  • Ease of Use. Our users find the backend GUI very easy to use. The layout is intuitive and follows the same format throughout the entire control panel.
  • Powerful. Even if it doesn't do something you would like it to out of the box, the code is well formatted and easy to customize.
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Cons

  • Continuous integration, code testing.
  • Additional access options.
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  • Bugs. We seem to run in to random bugs quite often and find it odd that nobody else has reported them yet. More extensive testing might be helpful before releasing versions/patches.
  • Authentication. It would be nice to see Single Sign-On added to both the front end and administrator panel. Almost all higher education schools are using some sort of SSO, in particular, CAS.
  • Support. The support team is fantastic, but sometimes we find ourselves waiting several days for a response to an issue we are having.
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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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Jadu CMS9.5
Based on 2 answers
I decided not to give it a 10 because I don't know what else is out there in terms of CMS products, and there's a bias when you've only been exposed to one product. At my current job, I used Jadu sparingly but it's easy to get reacquainted with the software and the look and feel of the CMS
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Usability

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Jadu CMS10.0
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For the common user, Jadu is very easy to use and to understand. For the more complex user/administrator, there's a lot of power to be harnessed in HTML editing, creating widgets, editing styles, creating workflows, and other advanced features Jadu can work up for the customer.
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia has a much easier path for procurement through the GSA contract. Pantheon didn't have an avenue to purchase through the GSA, which severely limited our ability to procure their product. Pantheon has a few extra features which Acquia has yet to develop like true multi-dev, allowing users to test out their changes on their own servers in the cloud. This is incredibly useful since windows Drupal development is typically very slow, even with the Acquia Dev Desktop software.
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Return on Investment

  • Acquia works with non-profits which is a huge plus.
  • The Workflow and environment tools for our sites has been great at improving productivity and quality.
  • Having services like Apache Solr, Varnish, Memcache has been absolutely critical for our success.
  • The additional tools from third-parties that Acquia provides has also been amazing. Having easy to use tools like New Relic already available is great.
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  • More modern design compared to our old website software solution.
  • Much easier to navigate and find content, as well as searching.
  • More reliable and efficient in terms of server resources.
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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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Jadu CMS

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