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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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Progress Sitefinity

Ideal for companies who are a Microsoft shop, and are small to medium sized businesses. But if you want all kinds of cool design possibilities and you have your own web designer, you may be better off with an open source product like Joomla.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.8
Progress Sitefinity
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
Progress Sitefinity
8.8

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Progress Sitefinity
7.2
API
Acquia
9.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Progress Sitefinity
7.3

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Progress Sitefinity
7.3
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.9
Progress Sitefinity
8.1
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Progress Sitefinity
7.6
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.6
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Progress Sitefinity
5.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Progress Sitefinity
7.4
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Progress Sitefinity
7.5
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Progress Sitefinity
7.0

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Progress Sitefinity
7.0
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
8.3
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Progress Sitefinity
7.9
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
Progress Sitefinity
6.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Progress Sitefinity
5.6
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Progress Sitefinity
6.8

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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  • Makes it easy for an administrator to assign roles for others in the organization to contribute content.
  • Easy for administrators to know when new content has been created and is ready to be reviewed and approved.
  • Its licensing model makes it very affordable for small and medium sized business to adopt the platform.
  • They continue to update the platform with new features
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Cons

  • Acquia's pricing is sporadic across each product offering and for each industry vertical. Making pricing more standard across the board would help alleviate some of the doubt from our clients when they go to Acquia's site to see different products.
  • Acquia's BLT is a new and innovative product, but still lacks a lot of use cases. This comes with more implementation examples which will definitely come with time.
  • There is sometimes an inconsistency among different Acquia sales people and account managers. This results in a vastly different experience when bringing clients to Acquia. Mixed with Acquia's strange salesperson geographic/industry allocation, this has caused confusion for us and our clients. We'd love to see Acquia reps be more consistent across the board.
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  • We implemented a multisite solution for one of our clients and although the ability to share templates and content is extremely powerful, setup wasn't as intuitive as it could be and documentation was lacking a bit. We also ran into a couple bugs which we'll be reporting when things slow down a bit. Permissions was one area where some trial and error was necessary and workarounds needed.
  • eCommerce and the Marketing modules need some maturity. They are not robust enough or easy enough to use to supplant more mature products.
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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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Progress Sitefinity4.5
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Progress Sitefinity6.9
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It is very easy to administer for non-technical folks. The editor and backend interface is among the best I've seen.
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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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All continent management systems are built to do basically, the same thing...manage content. When Trellist makes a CMS recommendation to a client, it is primarily based on the project requirements, how easy it is to customize the CMS, how intuitive it is for the content owners, and cost. Sitefinity isn't always the right answer, but it often satisfies all the requirements and we are very comfortable knowing that we made a sound recommendation
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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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  • Sitefinity has allowed us to more quickly and easily provide information to the public.
  • We spend less time maintaining and managing Sitefinity than we did with our past CMS.
  • Recent updates to Sitefinity have added additional features, improved the design options, and made it even easier to work with.
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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

Progress Sitefinity

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