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Acquia

39 Ratings

TERMINALFOUR

2 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

TERMINALFOUR

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

In my experience, if you have a talented team of Drupal developers or even a single Drupal developer who has a firm grasp of Drupal, and you are an enterprise-level business or entity, there is no better solution out there. Although I failed to mention cost previously, which is certainly a consideration. If you are serious about your site and you have thousands or hundreds of thousands of site-visitors, the cost may not be an obstacle. For smaller organizations, or non-profits/NGOs, the cost may be prohibitive and you may want to explore a less expensive vendor, such as my second-choice, Pantheon, or even RackSpace (I live in San Antonio, and a good portion of the San Antonio Drupal User's Group is made up of some extremely talented Drupal developers; so I had to include them in here somewhere).
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TERMINALFOUR

It's an extremely flexible solution. It can be a nightmare to work with if not properly planned out or fantastic if well thought out. If you have a team and an application owner with a plan it's a great option.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
TERMINALFOUR
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
TERMINALFOUR
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
TERMINALFOUR
5.0
API
Acquia
9.0
TERMINALFOUR
6.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
TERMINALFOUR
4.0

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
TERMINALFOUR
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
TERMINALFOUR
8.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
TERMINALFOUR
8.0
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
TERMINALFOUR
8.0
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
TERMINALFOUR
8.5
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
TERMINALFOUR
6.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
TERMINALFOUR
4.0
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
TERMINALFOUR
8.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
TERMINALFOUR
5.0

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
TERMINALFOUR
6.7
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
TERMINALFOUR
7.4
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
TERMINALFOUR
7.0
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
TERMINALFOUR
5.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
TERMINALFOUR
6.0
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
TERMINALFOUR
7.9

Pros

  • Deployment management is user friendly and developer extensible.
  • Rudimentary monitoring and logging is user friendly and accessible.
  • The Acquia team is on top of emerging threats, and where possible, silently mitigates the worst of them.
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  • Easy to navigate site management.
  • Customizable templating with not much limitation.
  • User management by groups.
  • Selective publishing.
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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.
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  • It can be a bit buggy with media library management.
  • The html editor can act pretty wonky sometimes with the html it translates things into.
  • The navigation builder tool is pretty confusing.
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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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Alternatives Considered

Acquia is a leader in managed Drupal hosting, knowledge and supporting infrastructure.
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WordPress is obviously a fantastic product. TerminalFour was more appropriate for our needs as determined by a team before my arrival. I think WordPress is better and cheaper but going with TerminalFour offered the opportunity to work with a smaller company to whom we mattered
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Return on Investment

  • Increased speed
  • Better security
  • Faster time to market
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  • Increased employee efficiency.
  • Happier internal customers because changes are much easier than they used to be and we can often empower them to make their own changes to their websites.
  • For our application owner it's become a huge project that consumes all of his time. Not ideal but it's working for now. Knowledge sharing the more intricate pieces can be really difficult.
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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

TERMINALFOUR

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$15,000*
1.  organisation per year
Additional Pricing Details
Generally the initial cost is between $15,000 to $100,000 with ongoing support and hosting subsequent years.