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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle ATG

I would say that Oracle ATG Web Commerce is most likely better suited for companies that have a wide selection of products online as well as a customer base that is robust enough to justify this software. We were managing several stores and so we needed this software to create an atmosphere of quick and efficient searching from customers as well as some sort of guidance for products that they would like based on their searches
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Drupal

It is great if you're a medium to large-scale operation that is heavily reliant on always having fresh content deployed to your web properties. It is particularly great if you need to localize your website in different countries (landing pages, languages, etc). It can save you a lot of time that would otherwise be spent maintaining separate websites, and deploying often redundant content to the different websites. Every human touchpoint has the potential for error.It is not great if you just need a static website, and you aren't deploying more than just a simple blog. It's not great if you don't have senior-level developers to maintain the site. If you're the type of company that needs your website to be "done" then you've come to the wrong place. A Drupal 8 website is itself a living organism that requires an ongoing commitment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

Oracle ATG
8.0
Drupal
Product catalog & listings
Oracle ATG
8.0
Drupal
Product management
Oracle ATG
8.4
Drupal
Bulk product upload
Oracle ATG
6.9
Drupal
Branding
Oracle ATG
8.4
Drupal
Mobile storefront
Oracle ATG
6.9
Drupal
Product variations
Oracle ATG
8.0
Drupal
Website integration
Oracle ATG
8.3
Drupal
Visual customization
Oracle ATG
9.3
Drupal
CMS
Oracle ATG
7.7
Drupal

Online Shopping Cart

Oracle ATG
7.5
Drupal
Abandoned cart recovery
Oracle ATG
7.5
Drupal
Checkout user experience
Oracle ATG
7.5
Drupal

Online Payment System

Oracle ATG
7.4
Drupal
eCommerce security
Oracle ATG
7.4
Drupal

eCommerce Marketing

Oracle ATG
7.1
Drupal
Promotions & discounts
Oracle ATG
7.8
Drupal
Personalized recommendations
Oracle ATG
6.9
Drupal
SEO
Oracle ATG
6.5
Drupal

eCommerce Business Management

Oracle ATG
7.6
Drupal
Multi-site management
Oracle ATG
8.7
Drupal
Order processing
Oracle ATG
8.1
Drupal
Inventory management
Oracle ATG
6.1
Drupal
Shipping
Oracle ATG
6.9
Drupal
Custom functionality
Oracle ATG
8.3
Drupal

Security

Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.9

Platform & Infrastructure

Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.5
API
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.5
Internationalization / multi-language
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.5

Web Content Creation

Oracle ATG
Drupal
7.9
WYSIWYG editor
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.0
Admin section
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.3
Page templates
Oracle ATG
Drupal
7.8
Library of website themes
Oracle ATG
Drupal
6.3
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.5
Publishing workflow
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.5
Form generator
Oracle ATG
Drupal
7.5

Web Content Management

Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.1
Content taxonomy
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.2
SEO support
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.0
Bulk management
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.1
Community / comment management
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.3

Pros

Oracle ATG

  • The product allows you to customize/personalize the eCommerce experience for each user.
  • It lets you load different catalogs and/or prices for different customers.
  • It allows sales staff to log in to their own accounts and "impersonate" a customer account to gain access to their order history, place an order on their behalf, etc.
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Drupal

  • Drupal is great at managing any amount of content, and any type of content. Its flexibility and customizability are two of its greatest strengths.
  • Drupal isn't just a CMS, Drupal lets you build the CMS that website editors will be using. Its backend customization and admin features are awesome and are being expanded by the community all the time.
  • There are thousands of contributed modules and themes freely available. Not only is Drupal open source, but all the best modules and themes people have built are available for free as well!
  • Drupal's community is big, prolific, and welcoming. Not only can you use other's community contributions, but the community is always happy to help others building their own Drupal sites or custom modules and themes for the rest of the community. If you ever get stuck, the forums or Drupal Slack are incredible resources for assistance.
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Cons

Oracle ATG

  • The schema design within ATG is poor. It does not follow accepted standards. For example, column naming is inconsistent and generalized, with multiple (unrelated) tables using column names like "ID" as primary/foreign keys. This is a barrier to an intuitive understanding of the schema. Out of the box, the schema is missing many important foreign key relationships. In fact, the publishing schema explicitly prohibits FK relationships, causing data inconsistencies when ATG's black-box algorithms fail. We've built an impressive arsenal of custom scripts specifically for handling the many exceptions and orphan conditions that arise from this design practice.
  • The job scheduler is poorly designed. It uses a database table to manage message queueing. The processes flows as follows: Messages are inserted into a table. Then, a scheduled process selects messages, applies them, updates the message row on success/failure, then goes back and looks for messages that are "complete" in order to delete them. It performs this in a serialized loop that is inefficient and heavy on database resources. There are far better ways for processing message queues than trying to leverage a database.
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Drupal

  • Drupal is complex, it will take time and expertise to shape it into the tool you need it to be for your use case. WordPress can be installed and is ready to go for blogging out-of-the-box, but Drupal will need more setup up front to build out the functionality needed.
  • Finding strong Drupal expertise can be challenging for companies. Although the developer community is over a million strong, there are still few companies that truly have an expert Drupal developer on staff.
  • Drupal can be overkill for small websites with just a few pages or limited functionality. Many new flat file responsive tools can do well to build a basic brochure site without the overhead of a CMS like Drupal.
  • Security is an ongoing struggle for all users of opensource CMS solutions. If you choose Drupal for your website, you will need a plan for security updates to ensure you are one step ahead of the hackers.
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Likelihood to Renew

Oracle ATG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Drupal

Drupal 8.2
Based on 18 answers
The time and money invested into this platform were too great to discontinue it at this point. I'm sure it will be in use for a while. We have also spent time training many employees how to use it. All of these things add up to quite an investment in the product. Lastly, it basically fulfills what we need our intranet site to do.
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Usability

Oracle ATG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Drupal

Drupal 10.0
Based on 9 answers
Once you've learned how to use it Drupal is a very logically consistent framework for building and maintaining a robust website. The trick is getting to the point where your understanding of the system is full and correct so that you can use it properly and take advantage of all it offers.
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Reliability and Availability

Oracle ATG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Drupal

Drupal 9.7
Based on 3 answers
Drupal itself does not tend to have bugs that cause sporadic outages. When deployed on a well-configured LAMP stack, deployment and maintenance problems are minimal, and in general no exotic tuning or configuration is required.For highest uptime, putting a caching proxy like Varnish in front of Drupal (or a CDN that supports dynamic applications).
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Performance

Oracle ATG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Drupal

Drupal 8.9
Based on 2 answers
Drupal page loads can be slow, as a great many database calls may be required to generate a page. It is highly recommended to use caching systems, both built-in and external to lessen such database loads and improve performance. I haven't had any problems with behind-the-scenes integrations with external systems.
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Support

Oracle ATG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Drupal

Drupal 5.0
Based on 4 answers
As noted earlier, the support of the community can be rather variable, with some modules attracting more attraction and action in their issue queues, but overall, the development community for Drupal is second to none. It probably the single greatest aspect of being involved in this open-source project.
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In-Person Training

Oracle ATG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Drupal

Drupal 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I was part of the team that conducted the training. Our training was fine, but we could have been better informed on Drupal before we started providing it. If we did not have answers to tough questions, we had more technical staff we could consult with. We did provide hands-on practice time for the learners, which I would always recommend. That is where the best learning occurred.
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Online Training

Oracle ATG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Drupal

Drupal 6.0
Based on 2 answers
The on-line training was not as ideal as the face-to-face training. It was done remotely and only allowed for the trainers to present information to the learners and demonstrate the platform online. There was not a good way to allow for the learners to practice, ask questions and have them answered all in the same session.
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Implementation

Oracle ATG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Drupal

Drupal 5.1
Based on 4 answers
Plan ahead as much you can. You really need to know how to build what you want with the modules available to you, or that you might need to code yourself, in order to make the best use of Drupal. I recommend you analyze the most technically difficult workflows and other aspects of your implementation, and try building some test versions of those first. Get feedback from stakeholders early and often, because you can easily find yourself in a situation where your implementation does 90% of what you want, but, due to something you didn't plan for, foresee, or know about, there's no feasible way to get past the last 10%
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Alternatives Considered

Oracle ATG

Hibernate and JSF are both good, but for setting up and running an eCommerce system, you will need to start to build the site from scratch. ATG will allow a company to accomplish this task faster and it has a good and powerful framework to support the site.
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Drupal

All of these products are in the same category, but Drupal has a different level of security, making it a much better choice for either blog platform, Websites or Intranets. The product itself is a much more professional offering, stacking up against the competition on templates, extensions and browser support
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Scalability

Oracle ATG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Drupal

Drupal 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Drupal is well known to be scalable, although it requires solid knowledge of MySQL best practices, caching mechanisms, and other server-level best practices. I have never personally dealt with an especially large site, so I can speak well to the issues associated with Drupal scaling.
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Return on Investment

Oracle ATG

  • We were able to drive sales for one of our clients up by 50% over the course of a 6 month window by revamping their online web store with Oracle ATG.
  • Sharing data and communication improved greatly between legal/finance and marketing.
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Drupal

  • The Development with Drupal sped up our web development time dramatically. Most of the features that we would have to custom code otherwise are already available in Drupal out of the box or in form of modules.
  • The security of websites we build improved significantly.
  • Thanks to Drupal's great community there is always someone who can answer our questions or help to solve a technical problem we may face during the implementation of our projects.
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Pricing Details

Oracle ATG

General

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

Drupal

General

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

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