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Score 7.3 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

Lately, their lack of support and monitoring has soured me on the platform. After all, if you can't count on them during a crisis you need to consider other options.
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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
7.6
Jadu CMS
2.0
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
7.6
Jadu CMS
2.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Jadu CMS
6.0
API
Acquia
8.8
Jadu CMS
3.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Jadu CMS
9.0

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.5
Jadu CMS
3.6
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Jadu CMS
3.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
9.0
Jadu CMS
1.0
Admin section
Acquia
7.7
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
8.0
Jadu CMS
1.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.0
Jadu CMS
3.0

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.6
Jadu CMS
1.0
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Jadu CMS
1.0
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Jadu CMS
1.0
Bulk management
Acquia
7.9
Jadu CMS
1.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.2
Jadu CMS
1.0
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Jadu CMS
1.0

Pros

Acquia

  • 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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Jadu CMS

  • 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

Acquia

  • Account support is limited on the Cloud Professional plan and requires you to purchase support tickets for the smallest issues, whereas other providers usually provide basic support free of charge.
  • Acquia is very expensive, so unless you're an enterprise level partner, then it is likely out of your budget.
  • The online documentation could use a refresh in design and can be frustrating to search through for answers.
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Jadu CMS

  • 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

Acquia

Acquia 10.0
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 CMS

Jadu CMS 9.5
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

Acquia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jadu CMS

Jadu CMS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

I have used Pantheon for almost as long as I have used Acquia. Many colleges and universities will use sub-sites in Drupal either as a separator for each department, or possibly for targeted marketing campaigns. One of the biggest reason we tend to use Acquia over Pantheon for these clients is that Pantheon does not support Drupal sub-sites. So, there is an added cost to the client each time they want to spin up another site based on their base Drupal installation. The admin UI for Pantheon is similar to Acquia's, but they take a more hands-on / hands-off approach when it comes to core Drupal upgrades. Pantheon uses their own software called Terminus to help interface between the developer and the server. By them managing the Drupal core files, you, as a developer just need to understand that you can not update your copy of the site locally, when an updated version of Drupal is released. All of your custom and contributed modules are your responsibility (as they should be), but you just need to be aware that your commits will be rejected if they contain core Drupal updates.
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Jadu CMS

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Return on Investment

Acquia

  • Reduced time managing infrastructure.
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Jadu CMS

  • 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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Acquia

Jadu CMS

Pricing Details

Acquia

General

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

Jadu CMS

General

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

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