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Acquia

39 Ratings

Squiz Matrix

2 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Squiz Matrix

2 Ratings
Score 5.2 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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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
8.9
Squiz Matrix
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
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
8.8
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
9.0
Squiz Matrix
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
Squiz Matrix
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Squiz Matrix
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
Squiz Matrix

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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  • Speed and efficiency
  • Roles and content control
  • Related content
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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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  • 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
Acquia makes Drupal better and contributes significantly to the development of the project. The people are great and we are happy to be a partner
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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

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.
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Easier to work with
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Return on Investment

  • I wasn't in charge of the costs, however, Acquia provides more granular and immediate control of the charges - instead of a flat monthly cost.
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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