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Acquia

39 Ratings

Umbraco CMS

21 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Umbraco CMS

21 Ratings
Score 7.8 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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Umbraco CMS

Umbraco is suitable when you need a clean code website with CMS or something that will work well on mobile devices. It is very scalable, [can even be ] used for a large website (100+ pages). When a company relies on ASP.Net environment, this is the CMS to go with
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
Umbraco CMS
9.4
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
Umbraco CMS
9.4

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Umbraco CMS
8.7
API
Acquia
9.0
Umbraco CMS
9.3
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Umbraco CMS
8.1

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Umbraco CMS
7.8
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Umbraco CMS
9.3
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
Umbraco CMS
7.8
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Umbraco CMS
8.9
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Umbraco CMS
7.8
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Umbraco CMS
7.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Umbraco CMS
6.1
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Umbraco CMS
8.7
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Umbraco CMS
6.6

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Umbraco CMS
7.7
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Umbraco CMS
8.0
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
Umbraco CMS
8.0
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
Umbraco CMS
7.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Umbraco CMS
8.0
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
Umbraco CMS
7.7

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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  • Simple to use
  • Different people can be assigned different roles
  • Easy to keep the site updated with the latest information, no technical knowledge needed
  • Accessibility features can be turned on
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Cons

  • The knowledge base has improved over the years, but its ease of use could be better.
  • The backend tool UI needs a new "coat of paint".
  • Having more site environments to work with would be great.
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  • If you miss an update on the software, issues can happen if you jump to far ahead of where you are
  • Search could be improved on the site
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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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Usability

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Umbraco CMS4.0
Based on 1 answer
Many end users will be overwhelmed with the admin interface. Some common functions are buried in menus
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Reliability and Availability

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Umbraco CMS7.0
Based on 1 answer
Occasionally, errors will appear in the admin that make it impossible to work without developer support.
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Performance

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Umbraco CMS3.0
Based on 1 answer
Working in the admin panel (adding / reviewing / editing content) is very slow.The public facing site speed is dependent on what the pages are doing and how well the code was written (whether it is optimized for speed).
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Support

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Umbraco CMS2.0
Based on 1 answer
Support for Umbraco-owned paid plugins is nonexistent.
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Online Training

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Umbraco CMS3.0
Based on 1 answer
Online training is often based on older versions of the platform. So, you'll have to fill in the gaps on your own.
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Implementation

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Umbraco CMS7.0
Based on 1 answer
Spend the time to wireframe the content structure prior to diving in. This helps speed the process of implementation and it serves as documentation for end users.
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia provides much more for the investment. The support and services they provide make them the best choice in choosing a platform to host your Drupal sites. Services like Pantheon may have some new tools or cool features. But Acquia always seems to come out with those features without the trouble of having the "growing pains" that come with them.
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We previously used WordPress, however this was not easy to use, it was a complicated system and was limited in what we could achieve, there was a big outlay in buying bolts on and ensuring the system was safe. We found we where spammed loads, we tried to make it work however after a year we decided to leave WordPress behind. The company did evaluated Adobe but the dev team decided that Umbraco was the best tool to meet our own needs.
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Scalability

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Umbraco CMS4.0
Based on 1 answer
Without significant development, the product does not scale well.
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Return on Investment

  • Increases security
  • Quickly revert changes in an emergency
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  • Has helped us to create more engaging pages that push people to complete the online forms
  • We have seen more people buy from us since we launched our new look website
  • We can easily update the content without waiting for the development team to make changes
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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

Umbraco CMS

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