What users are saying about
40 Ratings
40 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.9 out of 101
36 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 6 out of 101

Add comparison

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.
Zach Ettelman profile photo

SDL Tridion Sites

I think it is really well suited for users who have multiple sites that need to inherit from a parent site, and want easy mass publishing options with the opportunity to also localize/personalize content to a lower level site.
Kirsten McGlone profile photo

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.8
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
SDL Tridion Sites
6.9
API
Acquia
9.0
SDL Tridion Sites
5.8
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
SDL Tridion Sites
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.9
SDL Tridion Sites
6.2
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
SDL Tridion Sites

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
SDL Tridion Sites
8.2
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
SDL Tridion Sites
8.6
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
SDL Tridion Sites
8.2

Pros

  • Hosting
  • Support
  • Specially tuned environments
Eric Steinborn profile photo
  • It allows for creating a variety of page layouts
  • It supports SEO management
  • It has good back-end to front-end integration
No photo available

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.
Jason Smith profile photo
  • It would be great to have an ability to reuse images in the components of different proportions
  • It would be good to have an internal tool that helps to find if a component is linked to another component or is used on some pages
  • Sometimes it takes too long to propogate changes even the small ones
No photo available

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
Drupal is designed to grow with our changing needs and technology trends. Our hope is that as new features are needed, we'll be able to adapt as we grow
Chris Hood profile photo
SDL Tridion Sites6.3
Based on 15 answers
I am giving this a semi-high rating because we have already got Tridion up and running and we are still in the process of moving the sites over to Tridion. It is unlikely we will be moving things to a new CMS AGAIN in the near future as the cost to get Tridion was high.
No photo available

Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
SDL Tridion Sites8.5
Based on 2 answers
The editor user interface is very user friendly and in-site editing makes simple updates fast and easy. The extensibility of Tridion is a big plus and the ability to add our own options into the default Tridion interface helps us integrate with external systems. Finally, the user permissions and security system helps us deploy it within our large organization.
No photo available

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.
Zach Ettelman profile photo
We didn't chose WordPress because can't handle the traffic we generate. Sitecore is what we are currently looking at and it looks like a much better alternative to Tridion.
No photo available

Return on Investment

  • Completely negated any dev time troubleshooting the platform, freeing us up to develop the website.
Andy Thornton profile photo
  • Tridion allowed our client the ability to Multivariate test/personalize the web experience which was hugely effective for donations and memebership
Brandon Miller profile photo

Screenshots

Acquia
SDL Tridion Sites

Pricing Details

Acquia

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

SDL Tridion Sites

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