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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
6.8
Drupal
Product catalog & listings
Oracle ATG
7.7
Drupal
Product management
Oracle ATG
8.5
Drupal
Bulk product upload
Oracle ATG
5.9
Drupal
Branding
Oracle ATG
7.0
Drupal
Mobile storefront
Oracle ATG
5.9
Drupal
Product variations
Oracle ATG
7.7
Drupal
Website integration
Oracle ATG
6.4
Drupal
Visual customization
Oracle ATG
7.4
Drupal
CMS
Oracle ATG
4.9
Drupal

Online Shopping Cart

Oracle ATG
5.1
Drupal
Abandoned cart recovery
Oracle ATG
4.4
Drupal
Checkout user experience
Oracle ATG
5.8
Drupal

Online Payment System

Oracle ATG
4.7
Drupal
eCommerce security
Oracle ATG
4.7
Drupal

eCommerce Marketing

Oracle ATG
5.5
Drupal
Promotions & discounts
Oracle ATG
7.3
Drupal
Personalized recommendations
Oracle ATG
4.3
Drupal
SEO
Oracle ATG
4.8
Drupal

eCommerce Business Management

Oracle ATG
5.3
Drupal
Multi-site management
Oracle ATG
7.3
Drupal
Order processing
Oracle ATG
6.0
Drupal
Inventory management
Oracle ATG
4.0
Drupal
Shipping
Oracle ATG
4.4
Drupal
Custom functionality
Oracle ATG
4.9
Drupal

Security

Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.8

Platform & Infrastructure

Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.3
API
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.4
Internationalization / multi-language
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.2

Web Content Creation

Oracle ATG
Drupal
7.8
WYSIWYG editor
Oracle ATG
Drupal
7.8
Code quality / cleanliness
Oracle ATG
Drupal
7.9
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
8.4
Publishing workflow
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.4
Form generator
Oracle ATG
Drupal
7.6

Web Content Management

Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.1
Content taxonomy
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.1
SEO support
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.0
Bulk management
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.2
Community / comment management
Oracle ATG
Drupal
8.4

Pros

  • Product and SKU management
  • Product page display
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  • The Drupal core ships with a granular, field level content construction toolset. The very popular views module is now part of the core Drupal CMS and enables the creation of complex content types, it's way more than a blogging tool.
  • Drupal is especially adept at integration with enterprise grade CRM and ERP systems. Because all of the data in Drupal is naturally available for mapping at the field level, there is a ready environment for connecting to restful API systems.
  • Drupal scales exceptionally well with multisite and multiuser environments. Large universities can standardize on a common codebase of Drupal and then roll it out to the entire campus. Individual colleges can customize their themes and content but do not need to worry about figuring out their own module stack.
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Cons

  • 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 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

No score
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No answers on this topic
Drupal8.2
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Drupal9.8
Based on 9 answers
It's a great CMS platform and there are a ton of plugins to add some serious functionality, but the security updates are too complex to implement and considering the complexity of the platform, security updates are a must. I don't want my site breached because they make it too difficult to keep it up to date.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Drupal9.7
Based on 3 answers
I have had few issues with keeping a Drupal system up and running. When there have been issues, they've been errors in how I went about implementing a change.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Drupal8.9
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Drupal5.0
Based on 4 answers
Because you have different ways to get free support.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Drupal8.0
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Drupal6.0
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

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No answers on this topic
Drupal5.1
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

We're married to Oracle ATG Web Commerce for the time being, and have been users for about six years now. We are slowly moving auxiliary features out of ATG and into custom in house solutions that give us purpose built, more responsive, and more appropriate functionality. Eventually, ATG will serve only core features like catalog management and order processing. All other activities will be handled externally as microservices that we control, rather than relying on the black box of ATG.
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Between these products, as a developer I would most likely go with Drupal unless I had a very specific reason to go with something else. To put it simply, Drupal is capable of anything that these other products can do. It may take a little longer to configure it in some cases, but it is so expansive as a platform that you don't have to worry about limitations of proprietary software, or general limitations caused by a main purpose of a product, like WordPress tends to have. While these options have great uses within their niche, they are limited by these uses. For example: WordPress is a fantastic platform for a simple brochure site with a blog. HubSpot COS is great if you're only focus is on targeted marketing. Drupal on the other hand, is capable of them all, but if you decide later you want more flexible filtering of content, better organization of types of content and fields, expansive commerce, etc. Drupal will be much easier to build this.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Drupal8.0
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

  • We've been on ATG for several years so it's difficult to quantify its impact on AOV and conversion compared to other products.
  • Mobile in ATG is not the greatest. We chose to abandon ATG's native mobile offering in favor of a more flexible and fluid mobile engine built in house at less expense and requiring lower maintenance.
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  • helped create a robust intranet across the organization
  • share success stories from various departments in form of intranet news feed so departments know what each other are doing
  • create HR document repository for people to access when needed
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Pricing Details

Oracle ATG

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

Drupal

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