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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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Plone

If you're not going to do anything different than what Plone offers out of the box then it could be a good choice. If when you do want things configured differently, you don't mind paying a premium for someone to go and fix things for you then Plone would be fine for you. It's just unfortunate that tweaking and adding things in is not more intuitive.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.8
Plone
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
Plone
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Plone
9.7
API
Acquia
9.0
Plone
9.7
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Plone
9.7

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Plone
7.7
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Plone
7.8
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.9
Plone
9.0
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Plone
8.0
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Plone
7.6
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Plone
3.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Plone
7.4
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Plone
10.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Plone
8.0

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Plone
7.9
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Plone
9.4
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Plone
9.0
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
Plone
6.3
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Plone
7.4
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Plone
7.7

Pros

  • Drupal expertise
  • Products that have ease of use
  • Solid systems built on AWS
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  • Good security record.
  • Flexible workflows.
  • Indefinitely extendable.
  • Ease of use.
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Cons

  • The knowledge base has improved over the years, but its ease of use could be better.
  • The backend tool UI needs a new "coat of paint".
  • Having more site environments to work with would be great.
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  • In 3.x Plone still needed someone with python and coding experience.
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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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Plone8.3
Based on 10 answers
I no longer use Plone because I got an internship in the web development field and my current place of employment uses their own content management system that they created. After getting to know other CMS's and similar software and comparing them to Plone, I would enjoy using Plone again in the future, but there are more complicated software that I'd like to learn as I progress in my field of study.
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Performance

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Plone9.0
Based on 1 answer
Plone is very intensive in its operations, and if not configured well it can be slow. However it is designed and built with speed in mind and with proper use of coding, templates and caching can perform extremely well under high loads. It is capable of scaling to very high load availability environments with no specific coding requirements.
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia provides much more for the investment. The support and services they provide make them the best choice in choosing a platform to host your Drupal sites. Services like Pantheon may have some new tools or cool features. But Acquia always seems to come out with those features without the trouble of having the "growing pains" that come with them.
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Return on Investment

  • Acquia works with non-profits which is a huge plus.
  • The Workflow and environment tools for our sites has been great at improving productivity and quality.
  • Having services like Apache Solr, Varnish, Memcache has been absolutely critical for our success.
  • The additional tools from third-parties that Acquia provides has also been amazing. Having easy to use tools like New Relic already available is great.
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  • Plone let us create and manage employee profiles with ease. Once someone left the department we could easily remove their profile and create a new one with their replacement
  • News items were a great addition and secretaries could easily update news items and organizational web pages with updates from their department heads.
  • With its tiered management IT spent far less time doing small updates which staff could easily do. Focused more on the overall design and function of the site.
  • Only negative is when we do a total re-design of the site it will cost a decent amount of money to upgrade, design and code new elements for the next phase.
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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

Plone

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