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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Score 5.9 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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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.7
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.7
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
SDL Tridion Sites
6.9
API
Acquia
8.9
SDL Tridion Sites
5.8
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.5
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
7.9
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.0
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
7.8
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.2
SDL Tridion Sites
8.6
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
SDL Tridion Sites
8.2

Pros

  • Hosting
  • Support
  • Specially tuned environments
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  • Tridion has a blueprint (hierarchy) where you can inherit items from a higher structured website or publication
  • Tridion has version control built-in to the application so you don't need to use a separate SVN
  • You can write custom plugins or extensions such as one to minify all JS and CSS files automatically
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Cons

  • Account support is limited on the Cloud Professional plan and requires you to purchase support tickets for the smallest issues, whereas other providers usually provide basic support free of charge.
  • Acquia is very expensive, so unless you're an enterprise level partner, then it is likely out of your budget.
  • The online documentation could use a refresh in design and can be frustrating to search through for answers.
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  • A lot of steps to link components with pages
  • Ability to delete PDFs from server very cumbersome, unlike regular pages
  • Having difficulty manipulating images and special text such as bulleted lists next to each other -- they don't play well together!
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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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SDL Tridion Sites6.3
Based on 15 answers
Unfortunately, once you've invested a few million dollars into a platform and realigned your organization to use it, you're stuck with it
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Usability

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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.
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia is a leader in managed Drupal hosting, knowledge and supporting infrastructure.
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SDL has a better API and also handles high server load much better. Also, the built-in integrations for translations are more suited for performing lots of translations for many sites. However, Umbraco, like Tridion, has a great community and finding solutions with both platforms is very easy.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased speed
  • Better security
  • Faster time to market
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  • SDL Tridion has a positive impact as it was used for a multi-brand company. The leverage model saved lots of money in managing code and content. People were not spending time recreating code and content.
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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

SDL Tridion Sites

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