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Acquia

39 Ratings

Quick Base

Top Rated
467 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Quick Base

Top Rated
467 Ratings
Score 7.9 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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Quick Base

For us, Quick Base gets used when we want to collaborate across companies (or even distant offices internally), when we have a need for a database come up on very short notice, and/or when we expect the needs of the application to frequently change. Quick Base allows us to manage all of those things easily, and we have not found another solution that does so.We don't use Quick Base if there are very complicated rules for data integrity, relationships, triggers, etc. We also don't use it to generate complex reports, although the data often resides in QB.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
Quick Base
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
Quick Base

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Quick Base
API
Acquia
9.0
Quick Base
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Quick Base

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Quick Base
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Quick Base
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
Quick Base
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Quick Base
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Quick Base
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Quick Base
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Quick Base
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Quick Base
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Quick Base

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Quick Base
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Quick Base
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
Quick Base
Bulk management
Acquia
7.6
Quick Base
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Quick Base
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
Quick Base

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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  • The low/no code feature of Quick Base is critical to its success in our organization. The ability to design and modify as our actual needs are uncovered is a key feature. We can implement the basic model of moving the data from a spreadsheet and then begin to add features and additional tools as we have time and get feedback.
  • Quick Base does a great job of making a lot of data visible in an efficient manner and then to be able to tie that data with other related data to create reports, summaries and charts has been very helpful as well, although that feature requires a bit more effort in design and configuration.
  • Just having Quick Base as a resource for database development has opened new doors on process improvements that we would not have thought of without Quick Base. Once we had set up the first app and looked through the Quick Base app library, all kinds of other areas of the business became options to implement its features as well.
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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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  • Refresh Times - Data going from one application to another can take up to an hour. Also hard if you have multiple cascading connected tables. Only an admin can push the data.
  • Field Data - Would be good to have a report in the back end of where each field is being used, if at all.
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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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Quick Base8.4
Based on 31 answers
We renew every year and the system continues to get better every time
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Usability

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Quick Base8.2
Based on 24 answers
We run our entire company of this software. It has taken to us to another level when it comes to efficiency, automation and having a level up on our competition.
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Reliability and Availability

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Quick Base8.2
Based on 8 answers
It's highly available. During data center movement only once during weekdays, we found some fluctuations but that was communicated quickly with frequent updates and resolved timely.
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Performance

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Quick Base7.8
Based on 7 answers
It's great !!
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Support

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Quick Base8.2
Based on 23 answers
I've recently had a support case opened within the week. Within 30 minutes I had a reply and was looking into resolve the issue. That day my issue was resolved and my connection between 2 apps were back on line!
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Online Training

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Quick Base10.0
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The online training was adequate. Intuit does a nice job of creating blog posts on training topics also.
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Implementation

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Quick Base8.1
Based on 14 answers
the integration was virtually seamless, with the exception of data loading.
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia offers a more robust product suite than Pantheon. Acquia also offers professional services for another level beyond what Pantheon offers. Acquia pricing is typically more expensive than Pantheon, but the extra cost tends to be worth it, given all the support you receive from Acquia's team.
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Quick Base was already adopted before my tenure began. It wasn't being used to the full capabilities and figured if we were paying for it we might as well use it correctly. I got educated and began utilizing the many features to improve our business process and efficiencies. We had many other off the shelf products that didn't fully meet our needs or had way too many bells and whistles. Quick Base has really pressed our company to be a leader in the industry.
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Scalability

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Quick Base7.5
Based on 7 answers
Quick Base is really good in terms of scalability.
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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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  • Elimination of multiple points for data entry is the first impact that we have realized. This time saver is measurable and quite impactfull, it provides opportunity for people to spend their time on more valuable tasks.
  • Business process is something we are continually striving to streamline and improve and quite possibly eliminate is valuable to the business.
  • Some things are not as easily measurable because of the additional functionality which we did not have prior to QuickBase.
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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
Acquia Editions & Modules
Acquia
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Quick Base

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Quick Base Editions & Modules
Quick Base
Edition
Premier
$251
Platform
$401
Enterprise
Custom2
1. per user
2. They'll work with you to customize a plan to your unique requirements
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