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Acquia

39 Ratings

Magento Open Source

Top Rated
68 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Magento Open Source

Top Rated
68 Ratings
Score 7.6 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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Magento Open Source

It is well suited to a company that is willing to invest in proper development, web server capacity, and ongoing maintenance. It's not a good solution for a DIY'er unless they are very technical. But if you need any type of custom integration and are willing to invest in your solution, it will definitely give you a good ROI.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
Magento Open Source
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
Magento Open Source

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Magento Open Source
API
Acquia
9.0
Magento Open Source
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Magento Open Source

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Magento Open Source
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Magento Open Source
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
Magento Open Source
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
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
7.8
Magento Open Source
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Magento Open Source

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Magento Open Source
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Magento Open Source
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
Magento Open Source
Bulk management
Acquia
7.6
Magento Open Source
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Magento Open Source
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
Magento Open Source

Online Storefront

Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.4
Product catalog & listings
Acquia
Magento Open Source
8.1
Product management
Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.8
Bulk product upload
Acquia
Magento Open Source
6.8
Branding
Acquia
Magento Open Source
6.9
Mobile storefront
Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.4
Product variations
Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.7
Website integration
Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.4
Visual customization
Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.3
CMS
Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.0

Online Shopping Cart

Acquia
Magento Open Source
6.4
Abandoned cart recovery
Acquia
Magento Open Source
5.7
Checkout user experience
Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.1

Online Payment System

Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.5
eCommerce security
Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.5

eCommerce Marketing

Acquia
Magento Open Source
6.8
Promotions & discounts
Acquia
Magento Open Source
8.6
Personalized recommendations
Acquia
Magento Open Source
5.3
SEO
Acquia
Magento Open Source
6.4

eCommerce Business Management

Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.8
Multi-site management
Acquia
Magento Open Source
8.5
Order processing
Acquia
Magento Open Source
8.6
Inventory management
Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.5
Shipping
Acquia
Magento Open Source
6.7
Custom functionality
Acquia
Magento Open Source
7.6

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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  • 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

  • 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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  • I am not a big fan of the extensions directory and all of the paid upgrades. There are some basic features that I feel should be included but you have to pay for. By comparison, WooCommerce is better in that regard.
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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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Magento Open Source10.0
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

We evaluated multiple content management solutions, and Drupal was the best fit for our needs.
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I have worked with Shopify, osCommerce, and WooCommerce.
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Return on Investment

  • better support
  • more sales
  • faster development
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  • We have been able to succeed in e-commerce with Magento.
  • We have been able to implement many custom features requested by customers through the flexibility of Magento.
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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

Magento Open Source

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