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Score 7.9 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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Squiz Matrix

Working with a large amount of web content where there is a need to focus on related content.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.8
Squiz Matrix
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
Squiz Matrix

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Squiz Matrix
API
Acquia
9.0
Squiz Matrix
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Squiz Matrix

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Squiz Matrix
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Squiz Matrix
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.9
Squiz Matrix
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Squiz Matrix
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Squiz Matrix
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Squiz Matrix
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Squiz Matrix
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Squiz Matrix
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Squiz Matrix

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Squiz Matrix
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Squiz Matrix
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Squiz Matrix
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
Squiz Matrix
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Squiz Matrix
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Squiz Matrix

Pros

  • CMS
  • Web applications
  • User security
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  • Speed and efficiency
  • Roles and content control
  • Related content
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Cons

  • New upgraded interface not as easy to use as the previous one.
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  • User Interface was good but heavy, with Java powering the backbone I recall finding this somewhat troublesome at the time.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
I'm very satisfied with the performance, reliability, easy-to-use interface for deployment of Acquia network. My team is more productive after having migrated to Acquia network.
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Squiz Matrix7.0
Based on 1 answer
I don't work with Squiz any more so it's difficult to say, that said, the site is still running on the same CMS so obviously it's still considered a great platform
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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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Easier to work with
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Return on Investment

  • Reduced time managing infrastructure.
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  • Having a single powerful CMS platform that would integrate a number of organisations that had recently merged - Squiz was a big part of bringing our web architecture together gracefully.
  • Increased employee efficiency
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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

Squiz Matrix

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