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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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Magento Open Source

Magneto is very well suited for larger e-commerce businesses. Our catalog of thousands of products across multiple stores and storeviews is very easy to manage with Magento Open Source. I can imagine that for a smaller start up company, Magento Open Source would be overkill. If you are looking for a platform with a lot of built in extensions and customizations, Magento Open Source is probably not best for you. Expect to do some custom development if you are going to go with Magento Open Source.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
7.6
Magento Open Source
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
7.6
Magento Open Source

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Magento Open Source
API
Acquia
8.8
Magento Open Source
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Magento Open Source

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.5
Magento Open Source
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Magento Open Source
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
9.0
Magento Open Source
Admin section
Acquia
7.7
Magento Open Source
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Magento Open Source
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Magento Open Source
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Magento Open Source
Publishing workflow
Acquia
8.0
Magento Open Source
Form generator
Acquia
6.0
Magento Open Source

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.6
Magento Open Source
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Magento Open Source
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Magento Open Source
Bulk management
Acquia
7.9
Magento Open Source
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.2
Magento Open Source
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Magento Open Source

Online Storefront

Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.8
Product catalog & listings
Acquia
Magento Open Source
8.7
Product management
Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.9
Bulk product upload
Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.6
Branding
Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.6
Mobile storefront
Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.9
Product variations
Acquia
Magento Open Source
8.6
Website integration
Acquia
Magento Open Source
8.4
Visual customization
Acquia
Magento Open Source
6.8
CMS
Acquia
Magento Open Source
6.5

Online Shopping Cart

Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.2
Abandoned cart recovery
Acquia
Magento Open Source
6.5
Checkout user experience
Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.9

Online Payment System

Acquia
Magento Open Source
8.5
eCommerce security
Acquia
Magento Open Source
8.5

eCommerce Marketing

Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.4
Promotions & discounts
Acquia
Magento Open Source
9.0
Personalized recommendations
Acquia
Magento Open Source
6.2
SEO
Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.1

eCommerce Business Management

Acquia
Magento Open Source
8.5
Multi-site management
Acquia
Magento Open Source
8.5
Order processing
Acquia
Magento Open Source
9.1
Inventory management
Acquia
Magento Open Source
8.5
Shipping
Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.8
Custom functionality
Acquia
Magento Open Source
8.4

Pros

Acquia

  • The Acquia Cloud Hosting (enterprise) provides a three-server solution. You have a Development, Staging (or UAT), and Production servers with a clear path of deployment straight up the chain. You may use Acquia's own Cloud Hooks, or their web admin UI interface to deploy to any or all of the servers.
  • Git is one of the foundation services built-in to the management of the website codebase. Allowing a developer, or well-trained end user (university employee) to easily deploy a tag or branch to any one of the servers, makes it very easy for us to offload the server / account management to the school, while we focus on improving their site.
  • Not only does Acquia Cloud provide a multi-datacenter failover disaster recovery solution, but they also maintain a multi-region failover as well, which allows for a fully redundant enviroment to be maintained in two geographic regions. No fear of losing any database changes or form submissions from students.
  • Lastly, the onboarding process is constantly being improved, and as I have been a third-party vendor involved in many of our hosting negotiations, I have seen it firsthand. Each enterprise client is assigned a small team of engineers, technical leads, and a pseudo-project-manager to explain the process in layman's terms to the client (university / college for my example), but they also perform a number of code reviews and best-practice analysis of a site prior to launch.
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Magento Open Source

  • Magento Open Source allows us to manage thousands of products in an easy to view and edit manner. We can make bulk changes to hundreds of products when necessary in just a few minutes.
  • Magento Open Source is incredibly flexible from a developers perspective. We have been able to develop many custom solutions that Magento Open Source didn't offer out of the box without any difficulty.
  • Magento Open Source allows us to pull reports very quickly. The product grid screen (Manage Products) allows you to customize the data columns you see which allows you to pull a report of just the data you want. We use this multiple times per day to see data on our catalog.
  • Magento Open Source makes it very easy to set URL redirects when we change product pages or category structure. This is incredibly useful in our daily use of Magento.
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Cons

Acquia

  • Admin interface could use some work
  • I wish we could host non-Drupal stuff on the cloud
  • Node.js support would be great
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Magento Open Source

  • Resource intensive, recommended that you host this on a dedicated server
  • Updating site layout is not intuitive, developers may be needed at an additional expense
  • Extensions can be costly, and typically developers are needed to install
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia

Acquia 10.0
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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Magento Open Source

Magento Open Source 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's the dominant force in the SMB open source market. With the continued support of eBay/PayPal, Magento will continue to evolve and should be a market leader for some time.
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia

Acquia is more fully featured and mature.
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Magento Open Source

Magento is excellent for large shops, with large quantities of products and makes scaling as the shop grows easy and quick. But it does truly require a dedicated server and an experienced developer to get things up and going. I prefer WooCommerce for smaller shops as its quick and easy to get setup and running with minimal fuss and will run well on a shared hosting.
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Return on Investment

Acquia

  • Team time spent on deployment process is greatly reduced.
  • Reliable and scalable environment.
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Magento Open Source

  • Magento makes scaling for large e-commerce websites easy, saving time and money when its time to grow large shops.
  • Magento has a strong core system which is easily extendable with an experienced developer.
  • Magento has an excellent community behind it that makes finding answers easy.
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Acquia

Magento Open Source

Pricing Details

Acquia

General

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

Magento Open Source

General

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

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