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Acquia

39 Ratings

Salesforce App Cloud

Top Rated
225 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Salesforce App Cloud

Top Rated
225 Ratings
Score 8 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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Salesforce App Cloud

Salesforce App Cloud is well suited to be able to help with the integration of other apps so that I can easily reach out to individuals that my organization is trying to go after. I like that the data from other apps works seamlessly with Salesforce and is easy so that I'm not having to enter the information by myself
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
Salesforce App Cloud
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
Salesforce App Cloud

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Salesforce App Cloud
API
Acquia
9.0
Salesforce App Cloud
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Salesforce App Cloud

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Salesforce App Cloud
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Salesforce App Cloud
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
Salesforce App Cloud
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
Salesforce App Cloud
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Salesforce App Cloud
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
Salesforce App Cloud

Platform-as-a-Service

Acquia
Salesforce App Cloud
8.6
Ease of building user interfaces
Acquia
Salesforce App Cloud
8.4
Scalability
Acquia
Salesforce App Cloud
8.8
Platform management overhead
Acquia
Salesforce App Cloud
8.3
Workflow engine capability
Acquia
Salesforce App Cloud
8.4
Platform access control
Acquia
Salesforce App Cloud
8.7
Services-enabled integration
Acquia
Salesforce App Cloud
8.7
Development environment creation
Acquia
Salesforce App Cloud
8.3
Development environment replication
Acquia
Salesforce App Cloud
8.8
Issue monitoring and notification
Acquia
Salesforce App Cloud
8.7
Issue recovery
Acquia
Salesforce App Cloud
8.6
Upgrades and platform fixes
Acquia
Salesforce App Cloud
9.1

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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  • Keeping track of information regarding to contacts, organization and process while building sales pipeline at our organization.
  • The pardot tool is very helpful to show who's read and opened emails as well as various links in emails.
  • Being able to see account history over the years to see how we progress in different companies.
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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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  • The user interface is hard to grasp at times, it supports quite a bit of functionality, but figuring out how to use it can be hard
  • Salesforce doesn't make it easy to create and deploy Apex code, it can take quite a bit of time if you are new
  • Salesforce has a robust API however they charge per API request which can get expensive if you leverage their API quite a bit
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
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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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Alternatives Considered

Acquia has a much easier path for procurement through the GSA contract. Pantheon didn't have an avenue to purchase through the GSA, which severely limited our ability to procure their product. Pantheon has a few extra features which Acquia has yet to develop like true multi-dev, allowing users to test out their changes on their own servers in the cloud. This is incredibly useful since windows Drupal development is typically very slow, even with the Acquia Dev Desktop software.
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Brightmove is my favorite. Customizable, great reports, also cloud-based. Salesforce is used by one of the departments I work with as it integrates with other users.
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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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  • Higher quality of data management and integrity
  • Increased workload in user/system management which has lead to a higher winning rate
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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

Salesforce App Cloud

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