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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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Oracle Content Marketing

Oracle is great for a very basic blog. The look of ours was designed and built on the back end/code side, so I'm not sure if there are a lot of clean, modern templates like you see in a lot of blogs today to choose from or not. It has been great having a number of authors who can write content directly in the platform and then submit it to our content managers for scheduling and publishing. I think the biggest issue people may have with it is the look of the interface. It needs an update.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.8
Oracle Content Marketing
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
Oracle Content Marketing

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Oracle Content Marketing
API
Acquia
9.0
Oracle Content Marketing
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Oracle Content Marketing

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Content Creation

Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
7.0
Ideation
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.3
Approval workflows
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
8.0
Content collaboration
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
7.4
Content calendar
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
7.1
Network for content licensing/production
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.0

Content Publishing

Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.6
Content hub
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.7
Forms / Gated content
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
5.9
Embedded CTAs
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.9
Content distribution
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.8
Content promotion
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.1
Content automation
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.9

Content Reporting & Analytics

Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.5
Audience profiling and targeting
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.2
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.3
Content performance analytics
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
7.0
Campaign optimization dashboard
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.8
Competitive analytics
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.2

Pros

  • 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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  • It's easy for users to access and write, and there's a nice workflow to review any content before it gets published.
  • Permission levels are also nice so a random user cannot just post without a certain level of access.
  • If you are code savvy, it is nice to be able to access the code to make updates to the site. Not to worry, however, if you are not. There is a clear separation between the front end and the code, so those who aren't comfortable with the code don't have to worry about accidentally messing anything up.
  • At one point, we had two separate blogs, and they were great in helping us combine the two without losing any content or archived articles
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Cons

  • 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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  • Some of our authors have trouble figuring out how the workflow works. It takes a little bit of searching to find where to set a page for approval. They also have trouble locating where to schedule blogs to be published.
  • It's not the most user-friendly design. When you log in, it feels a bit dated and take a bit of time to get acclimated to where everything is located.
  • The organization of the backend code files seems very disorganized.
  • Finding any sort of tutorials, demos, site help is challenging.
  • Maybe the worst part is trying to contact customer support. There is a lengthy registration process for their separate support forum that requires approval. I've had a couple support instances there have been left unresolved and and closed without any offers why.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
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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Oracle Content Marketing8.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use, and supporting several permutations, the CM suite is an excellent solution for a mid to large size business. It's meant to be used by a team, and the functionality can work across websites and landing pages. There's also the high benefit of translation management, providing support for localized products.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
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Oracle Content Marketing10.0
Based on 1 answer
It has never been down since we have used this software.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Oracle Content Marketing10.0
Based on 1 answer
To be perfectly honest, every one of my concerns and problems has been handled by the support team in a very timely manner. If they could not fix my issue they assured me it be addressed in future updates.
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Implementation

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No answers yet
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Oracle Content Marketing6.0
Based on 1 answer
Don't forget about customer service once you have a closed the sale with a customer. Oracle seemed to not care about our needs/timeline after we gave them our Purchase Order
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia is more fully featured and mature.
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While OCM was a lot more money, they were able to prove to us that they are a much better solution to use and worth the extra cost. The reporting, capabilities along with the analytics that was easy to download was a big discussion factor for us.
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Return on Investment

  • Increases security
  • Quickly revert changes in an emergency
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  • Great way to post about the company, and ensuring that the marketing team can track the effectiveness of strategies without involving the product teams.
  • Understand that the software isn't the biggest cost of a blogging program. It's the time and resources it takes to create the content. It's easy to set a schedule/ed call in their solution and assign topics to people (with deadlines).
  • To show management that we have hit out KPIs and thus need more budget for other blogs.
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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

Oracle Content Marketing

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