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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

In my experience, if you have a talented team of Drupal developers or even a single Drupal developer who has a firm grasp of Drupal, and you are an enterprise-level business or entity, there is no better solution out there. Although I failed to mention cost previously, which is certainly a consideration. If you are serious about your site and you have thousands or hundreds of thousands of site-visitors, the cost may not be an obstacle. For smaller organizations, or non-profits/NGOs, the cost may be prohibitive and you may want to explore a less expensive vendor, such as my second-choice, Pantheon, or even RackSpace (I live in San Antonio, and a good portion of the San Antonio Drupal User's Group is made up of some extremely talented Drupal developers; so I had to include them in here somewhere).
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Maxymiser

Maxymiser is a premium tool with a premium team behind it, thus if budget is an issue- might be better to look at different suppliers to get started. Here is some of the selection criteria that we looked at:
  • What is the quality of their suggestions for the first test- did they understand the business and come up with the best KPIs for the test and your company’s strategy, was design tailored to your style guidelines? Was the follow up test recommendations provided?
  • How much resource was allocated to the test and account- how quickly are the briefs produced, how many people work on the account, where are the assets hosted, how quickly are the issues rectified, how much time did it take between the brief and the test launch?
  • Tag load time- how quickly does the tag load in different geographies, does it cause any problems on any of the pages, does it work with your tag management solution?
  • Analytics- does it provide real time analytics? Does it integrate with other data tools used on your site? How easy it is to understand the data? How easy is it to export and work with the data? How many different ways are there to analyse the data (are the filters and segments provided enough for your business)? Were post- test reports delivered on time? What was the quality of the report?
  • Interface- how easy to use and understand? The quality of the training provided, how often, was it at the level that the team needed? How easy is it to stop, pause and launch the test? How often is the interface updated, etc (esp relevant if not fully managed service)?
  • Roadmap- is it ahead of the competition in terms of product functionality? How relevant is the upcoming functionality to your business? Is it in line with industry trends?
  • Price
  • Team (for fully managed service only)- how approachable and knowledgeable is the team? How quickly they respond to requests? Do they understand challenges in your specific market? How easy is it to work with them? What is the quality of their communication and engagement with you?
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.8
Maxymiser
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
Maxymiser

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Maxymiser
API
Acquia
9.0
Maxymiser
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Maxymiser

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Maxymiser
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Maxymiser
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.9
Maxymiser
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Maxymiser
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Maxymiser
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Maxymiser
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Maxymiser
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Maxymiser
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Maxymiser

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Maxymiser
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Maxymiser
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Maxymiser
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
Maxymiser
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Maxymiser
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Maxymiser

Pros

  • Drupal expertise
  • Products that have ease of use
  • Solid systems built on AWS
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  • Very knowledgeable account management and consulting team
  • Easy to implement and roll out across the footprint.
  • Fully managed service is great if you are just starting with testing
  • Comprehensive and forward thinking product roadmap
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Cons

  • It was difficult getting Varnish caches to clear because we used a CDN.
  • Their highest tiers can be quite expensive.
  • They leverage a Drupal multi-site, but a distro-based solution such as the one offered by Pantheon is more enterprise ready.
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  • Visual Campaign Builder (VCB) still needs work
  • The test set up process is great for complex tests but a bit too long for simpler ones
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
Fast, reliable and tailored to Drupal.
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Maxymiser8.3
Based on 21 answers
Its integrated into the process and we trust it. Its only going to get better.
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Usability

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Maxymiser8.2
Based on 1 answer
Personally, I find it quite easy to use. But for those members of our team who have little or no testing experience, it's been a bit more difficult. There's also training required for development teams in order to have your campaigns coded and set up in the most efficient way. Our developers have been able to do basic and intermediate tests with no difficulty, and they find the interface itself quite intuitive... it's just the extremely complex tests that require a bit more understanding.
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Support

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Maxymiser9.1
Based on 1 answer
They're very responsive, helpful, and respectful. From my perspective, they're a partner in our success - I always get the feeling that they care about what we're doing and helping us to succeed. Emails are usually answered quickly and I've never had to escalate an issue. The team is always willing to help us with anything we might need... I've had them on the phone with my entire dev team in more than one instance, helping to resolve tricky coding for complicated tests. Our dev team is in Manila, and they've also been very helpful in working with us on remote training which has been extremely helpful and also effective. When they're providing managed services, the communication is always excellent, and I've always appreciated the strategic support that they provide... they don't just execute on what I hand them, they make an effort to help us make it even better
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Implementation

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Maxymiser9.1
Based on 1 answer
I give it a 10 because the only issue we had was a result of not following the guidance we were given. Maxymiser provided a customized implementation guide for each site where we were adding the code. On our site implementations when we followed that guide to the letter, it was extremely fast and easy and has worked very well.
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Alternatives Considered

  1. Setting up a local development environment with Drupal is easy and cheap
  2. Setting up an efficient development/deployment process is easy.
  3. Theming SharePoint is extremely difficult.
  4. Many SharePoint modules (aka webparts) are quirky and don't work as expected.
  5. Lists and libraries are quirky and also often do not work as expected.
  6. SharePoint is slow and does not give you real access to the database that powers it.
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Maxymiser's managed service seemed like the best fit for our organisation.
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Return on Investment

  • Team time spent on deployment process is greatly reduced.
  • Reliable and scalable environment.
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  • Using Maxymiser has increased our bottom line sales, and provided insights we were previously unable to obtain.
  • The success of our campaigns have driven more revenue than the cost of the product.
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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

Maxymiser

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