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Score 5.3 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security

    Bitrix Site Manager

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.6

    Drupal

    96%
    Drupal ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    64 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    Bitrix Site Manager

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Drupal

    90%
    Drupal ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    57 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    52 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    Bitrix Site Manager

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Drupal

    83%
    Drupal ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    60 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    65 Ratings

    Admin section

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    67 Ratings

    Page templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    66 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    57 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    62 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    66 Ratings

    Form generator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    62 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    Bitrix Site Manager

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Drupal

    84%
    Drupal ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    62 Ratings

    SEO support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    61 Ratings

    Bulk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    58 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    60 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    60 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Drupal is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
    • Bitrix Site Manager and Drupal are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Bitrix Site Manager

    80%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Drupal

    80%
    76 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.0

    Bitrix Site Manager

    70%
    1 Rating
    8.2

    Drupal

    82%
    18 Ratings

    Usability

    Bitrix Site Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Drupal

    100%
    9 Ratings

    Availability

    Bitrix Site Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7

    Drupal

    97%
    6 Ratings

    Performance

    Bitrix Site Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9

    Drupal

    89%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Bitrix Site Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0

    Drupal

    50%
    8 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Bitrix Site Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Drupal

    80%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    Bitrix Site Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0

    Drupal

    60%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Bitrix Site Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.1

    Drupal

    51%
    8 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    Bitrix Site Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Drupal

    90%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Bitrix Site Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Drupal

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Bitrix

    No answers on this topic

    Drupal.org

    Drupal is suitable for design or development professionals looking for a more robust platform than Joomla or WordPress. It has many better features. With a little thought and creativity, Drupal allows you to do many amazing things. The possibility of integration with PHP modules is really the limit for customization. However, Drupal is not suitable for amateurs; someone who wants to make just one website for themselves; or a professional on a tight deadline. The learning curve can be a very big obstacle and is sometimes not worth it.

    I have been working for some time and sometimes give up on some projects and choose another tool. It is definitely not a technology for those in a hurry, it is necessary to have time and dedication. The newer versions of Drupal are more friendly and intuitive and allow the construction of many cool things.
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    Pros

    Bitrix

    • Bitrix is well structured CMS.
    • It provides rich integration with social media.
    • Available modules are mature and well tested.
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    Drupal.org

    • Content Types... these are amazing. Whereas a more simplistic CMS like Wordpress will basically allow you to make posts and build pages, Drupal 8 gives you the ability to define different types of content that behave differently, and are served up differently in different areas of the website.
    • Extensibility... it scales, ohhhh does it scale. They've really figured out server-side caching, and it makes all the difference. Once a page has been cached, it's available instantly to all users worldwide; and when coupled with AWS, global redundancy and localization mean that no matter where you're accessing the site, it always loads fast and crisp.
    • Workflows... you have the ability to define very specific roles and/or user-based editorial workflows, allowing for as many touchpoints and reviews between content creation and publication as you'll require.
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    Cons

    Bitrix

    • BITRIX does not provide multilingual features to the user-defined contents, although Bitrix does provide multilingual capabilities on system UI specific stuff. For example if our site is publishing company news then BITRIX does not provide an out of the box feature to implement this in different languages.
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    Drupal.org

    • Drupal's admin side is very powerful and flexible, but it's a little bit harder to wrap one's mind around. If a customer is familiar with using a basic WordPress site, showing them the full Drupal back-end might be overwhelming and confusing at first. Luckily you can easily limit and customize the admin pages that each role sees.
    • Drupal is huge and complex. Doing simple things is generally simple, but more advanced capabilities of Drupal have a higher learning curve (as can be expected). You can build a Drupal site quickly, but don't expect to build your dream site with loads of custom features in a week.
    • Ready-made themes are more sparse than something like WordPress. If you're most interested in simply plugging an existing theme in and using it, you won't find as many professional-looking themes out of the box. There are some, but with Drupal, the best results are usually achieved by finding a good base theme and creating your own child theme based off of it.
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    Pricing Details

    Bitrix Site Manager

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Bitrix Site Manager editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Drupal

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Drupal editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Bitrix

        Mostly good support, but some times i got response late so overall good. Good options with Ajax load of contents with different URL in browser. Similar and better modules to show different contents. Good options for advertising contents.
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        Drupal.org

        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

        Bitrix

        No answers on this topic

        Drupal.org

        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

        Bitrix

        No answers on this topic

        Drupal.org

        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

        Bitrix

        No answers on this topic

        Drupal.org

        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 Rating

        Bitrix

        No answers on this topic

        Drupal.org

        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

        Bitrix

        No answers on this topic

        Drupal.org

        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

        Bitrix

        No answers on this topic

        Drupal.org

        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 Rating

        Bitrix

        No answers on this topic

        Drupal.org

        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

        Bitrix

        I have developed some small web sites in Joomla but the problem is that these kinds of CMS platforms are very easily hackable.
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        Drupal.org

        Drupal is community-backed making it more accessible and growing at a faster rate than Sitefinity which is a proprietary product built on .NET. Drupal is PHP-based using some but not all Symphony codebase. Updates for Drupal are frequent and so are feature adds.
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        Scalability

        Bitrix

        No answers on this topic

        Drupal.org

        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

        Bitrix

        • Bitrix Site Manager provides an out of the box way to publish contents on a search engine friendly URL. In this way, site contents more easily crawlable by different search engines.
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        Drupal.org

        • Our overall site traffic has grown exponentially since we have moved to it.
        • We have been able to bring a standardized format to all of our resources and communications.
        • Promoting new products is much easier due to the easy to use interface of Drupal, we can get a new product launch page up in record time compared to our old platform.
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