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Acquia

39 Ratings

OU Campus

11 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

OU Campus

11 Ratings
Score 9.6 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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OU Campus

For a college campus, OU Campus is the best CMS product I've seen, especially when budgets continue to be cut and we are all trying to do more with less staff and less resources. It's impossible for a small web team to keep up with changes across campus, so it's very nice to be able to give users access across campus to update their content without sacrificing the university brand
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
OU Campus
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
OU Campus
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
OU Campus
9.0
API
Acquia
9.0
OU Campus
9.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
OU Campus
9.0

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
OU Campus
9.2
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
OU Campus
9.8
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
OU Campus
9.0
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
OU Campus
9.9
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
OU Campus
9.0
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
OU Campus
9.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
OU Campus
9.0
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
OU Campus
10.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
OU Campus
8.0

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
OU Campus
4.7
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
OU Campus
2.6
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
OU Campus
2.5
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
OU Campus
8.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
OU Campus
5.2
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
OU Campus
5.2

Pros

  • Simplifies installation of Drupal sites with one-click installations.
  • Development, staging, and production environments for a best-practice web development.
  • Access to git repos, databases, and backups that are all managed within the interface.
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  • OU Campus is quite simply a very easy product to manage and maintain for our users across campus.
  • The easy-to-use interface makes using the product easy. As the administrator for OU Campus, I can set up user access and preferences according to user knowledge and expertise.
  • Using OU Campus daily gives us the ability to keep our website up-to-date with quick access and easy usability.
  • With version 10 of OU Campus, OmniUpdate has continued to grow and expand according to user needs.
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Cons

  • Continuous integration, code testing.
  • Additional access options.
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  • File structure was sometimes confusing; assets not filed intuitively.
  • Content migration didn't always flow across from old system to OUCampus seamlessly.
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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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OU Campus8.4
Based on 5 answers
We renewed our contract with OmniUpdate-OU Campus for reasons previously mentioned and also the well-provided tech support received from the company.
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Usability

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OU Campus9.1
Based on 1 answer
Simple to use from the basic end user, to power user to administrator.
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Support

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OU Campus9.1
Based on 1 answer
The support at OmniUpdate is one of the reasons we continued with the company when time for renewal of contract.
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Implementation

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OU Campus9.1
Based on 1 answer
The support team at OmniUpdate is available to assisting campuses with implementation
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Alternatives Considered

Cost - Acquia provides more granular control of the costs.Interface - Acquia interface is a bit cleaner, although Patheon may have a few more features.
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Before using OU Campus Content Management System we were using Adobe's DreamWeaver suite for creating and maintaining web pages. The core web development environment was cumbersome to set up. Non-tech people also had trouble understanding how the web works and how web pages are created/maintained. OU Campus Content Management System solved all problems for us.
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Return on Investment

  • With Acquia Cloud, I no longer need to implement my own home-grown deployment system and stay up-to-date on the latest LINUX security vulnerabilities or upgrade my web server software, as all of that is managed by Acquia. That in itself can save a single developer 50% of their time when compared to self-hosting.
  • Again, as I recommend the platform, I have no direct involvement in the actual cost of the hosting solution, I still benefit as a developer by using a solid mature software solution that delivers exactly what is promised.
  • My team offers Drupal and Wordpress solutions for Higher-Education institutions. Over the past couple of years, we have put together a list of recommended hosting providers for both Drupal and Wordpress. On the Drupal side, we only recommend Acquia and Pantheon and as-such, we are able to share our knowledge with other team-members using the same vendor. As a result, we have compiled a number of tips and artices we publish on the team's wiki. Put in the perspective of ROI, working with a known entity, the consistency reduces the time-to-market of many of our site builds as we have established relationships with our counterparts at Acquia and we know its strenghts and limitations.
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  • Saved a lot of time on the IT department's side.
  • Made maintaining web pages very easy.
  • Allowed us to offset the burden of maintaining department's web sites to department's leads. Thus, we could focus on other university projects.
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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

OU Campus

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details