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Acquia

39 Ratings

SiteExecutive

2 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

SiteExecutive

2 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

It is particularly useful for quickly setting up environments that need significant customization and set up for continuous delivery. I would say Acquia is less appropriate for smaller scale sites that wouldn't necessarily need the separated environments.
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SiteExecutive

We recently put our alumni magazine online so viewers can read it digitally. SiteExecutive has been great for this project as it allowed us to easily create new templates and styling options specifically suited for our purposes.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
SiteExecutive
7.2
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
SiteExecutive
7.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
SiteExecutive
API
Acquia
9.0
SiteExecutive
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
SiteExecutive

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
SiteExecutive
7.9
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
SiteExecutive
6.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
SiteExecutive
9.0
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
SiteExecutive
6.0
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
SiteExecutive
7.9
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
SiteExecutive
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
SiteExecutive
8.0
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
SiteExecutive
10.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
SiteExecutive
8.1

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
SiteExecutive
8.1
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
SiteExecutive
10.0
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
SiteExecutive
6.3
Bulk management
Acquia
7.6
SiteExecutive
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
SiteExecutive
8.0
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
SiteExecutive
8.0

Pros

  • Provides a dev, test, and live environment for deployment
  • Varnish cache available to all levels of service
  • Easy to manage team roles and users
  • Cloud API for additional deployment hooks and processes
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  • User-friendly
  • Intuitive
  • Content type options available for use are plentiful and varied
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Cons

  • Not much
  • Send us free candy
  • Continue doing what they are doing
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  • Glitches happen more frequently than I'd like them to
  • Limited options for formatting and organization within blog applications
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
Fast, reliable and tailored to Drupal.
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Alternatives Considered

I have used Pantheon for almost as long as I have used Acquia. Many colleges and universities will use sub-sites in Drupal either as a separator for each department, or possibly for targeted marketing campaigns. One of the biggest reason we tend to use Acquia over Pantheon for these clients is that Pantheon does not support Drupal sub-sites. So, there is an added cost to the client each time they want to spin up another site based on their base Drupal installation. The admin UI for Pantheon is similar to Acquia's, but they take a more hands-on / hands-off approach when it comes to core Drupal upgrades. Pantheon uses their own software called Terminus to help interface between the developer and the server. By them managing the Drupal core files, you, as a developer just need to understand that you can not update your copy of the site locally, when an updated version of Drupal is released. All of your custom and contributed modules are your responsibility (as they should be), but you just need to be aware that your commits will be rejected if they contain core Drupal updates.
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WordPress is another CMS that I've used within a professional setting. Despite the cost difference, SiteExecutive is well worth the investment. Its functionality is much, much greater (they can't really be compared on the same level) and I have more freedom for customization and creating EXACTLY what I need.
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Return on Investment

  • Team time spent on deployment process is greatly reduced.
  • Reliable and scalable environment.
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  • External constituents are able to clearly see our mission, goals, and programs (i.e: we are successfully attracting potential students and their families)
  • Faculty and staff are able to be directly involved in how their department is represented
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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

SiteExecutive

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