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Acquia

39 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Oracle WebCenter Sites

31 Ratings
Score 7.1 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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Oracle WebCenter Sites

Oracle WebCenter Sites is very well suited to presenting marketing content in all shapes and forms, including mobile, an in a corporate web site. Oracle WebCenter Sites can also manage small product catalogs easily. Important things to consider when selecting a CMS:
  • How important is the ease with which my business users update content?
  • How often are updates made?
  • How distributed are my business contributors?
  • How important is preview in my organization's workflow and publishing process?
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
API
Acquia
9.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites
9.9
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.1

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
Oracle WebCenter Sites
9.9
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.1
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites
9.0
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.1
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.0

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.5
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1
Bulk management
Acquia
7.6
Oracle WebCenter Sites
5.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.0
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1

Pros

  • Acquia has a variety of products and services that serve a variety of clients that span across many industries. The wide variety of use cases, supported by hundreds of case studies, make selling Acquia to our customers very easy.
  • Acquia's platform is secure, scalable, and designed specifically for Drupal allowing us to get projects started much smoother and quicker.
  • Acquia is always innovating and providing new products for their entire suite. Acquia's LIFT product is a game changing platform that is starting to provide a personalization solution meant for any size client and project website.
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  • Timely management of web content including examining future designs and enhancements.
  • Targeting of customer groups.
  • Analytical capabilities to help define usage and gather info for future refinements.
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Cons

  • This is a difficult question for me to answer, as I have seen the platform mature over the past few years and they recently, 3-6 months ago revamped their admin UI web interface that addressed some of their previous shortcomings. I don't ever have any difficulty finding what I need, when I need it on the admin UI. My first suggestion would be to review their documentation in some areas, which are still linked to the previous iteration of the web interface.
  • The majority of the services offered by Acquia Cloud Hosting are built on top of Amazon Web Services. As a result, some SSL certificates do not work well, or at all if they originate from Network Soutions (which have never worked), or GeoTrust (Equifax), VeriSign, and DigiCert, which on occasion produce SSL certificates that fail to work on Acquia Cloud.
  • Recently I have found that team management has a couple of limitations when the client is the "Organization administrator," and the role of "Team administrator" is assigned to myself or a member of my team. There are some links and page options that should be available to those of us assigned the role of Team Lead or Senior Developer within the Team Management structure, but we have had to contact support to update our permissions to be granted the appropriate access. It may be a result of their recent upgrade to the site, and regardless, support was able to fix our issue the same day we submitted a request.
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  • More customer examples to help new users understand the capabilities better.
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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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Oracle WebCenter Sites4.3
Based on 3 answers
A valuable tool for enabling marketers and business users to easily create and manage contextually relevant social and interactive online experiences across multiple channels on a global scale to drive sales and loyalty. It also allows multi-site management (in fact Sites) using the assets and template developed, without having to re-implement again for each individual site.
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Support

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Oracle WebCenter Sites10.0
Based on 1 answer
The WebCenter Sites Support team is extremely good and very responsive to client needs. They are quick to resolve Level 1 issues and when escalated to Level 2, the team makes every effort to keep the client informed.
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Alternatives Considered

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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We think Oracle's solution is more flexible, more robust, has broader support infrastructure and good user community.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Faster time to market for campaigns
  • Cheaper infrastructure costs
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  • Considerable time sharing in managing content between sites which are located across multiple time zones.
  • We don't formally evaluate ROI on projects such as this as there tend to be too many assumptions that have to be made.
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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 WebCenter Sites

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