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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
8.8
OU Campus
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
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
8.9
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
9.1
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
8.6
OU Campus
5.2

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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  • Very easy to create and maintain web pages.
  • Very intuitive interface.
  • Easy to teach non-tech people how to use it.
  • Users love it.
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Cons

  • "Scheduled" maintenance windows are often non-negotiable, vague and too abrupt.
  • The support escalation is slower than would be expected from a provider focused on enterprise availability.
  • The platform is rigidly composed in a way that serves Acquia's need to serve a wide customer base, and is thus sometimes not ideal for your use case.
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  • Better integration of JavaScript debugging.
  • Better integration for dynamic web content.
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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
I don't work at the college any longer, but I believe they will renew the license for the OU Campus Content Management System because of all the great benefits they have had since they initially deployed it. The system is very intuitive and easy to use. Department leads love it. The IT department also loves it because it saves them a lot of time and resources.
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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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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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No answers yet
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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

Acquia is a leader in managed Drupal hosting, knowledge and supporting infrastructure.
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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

  • Rapid prototyping and feature development is simpler with Drupal and the Acquia platform is simple to extend for experimental sites.
  • By leveraging the enterprise hosting platform, we could focus on the feature development during the initial build out of the site, deferring the hosting complexities to a time when we would have more bandwidth.
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  • Increased satisfaction with user experience. OU Campus has made it easier for us to address problems when they arise, making our website more efficient.
  • Role-based control. Our old CMS made it very easy for users to change fonts and colors on their sections, which was very detrimental to the overall brand. That's not a problem anymore.
  • Reduced training times. OU Campus is so easy to use, I've been able to cut training times down by half.
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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