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Likelihood to Recommend

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM is well suited for companies who need to efficiently push content out across multiple channels with minimal fuss. It is a great choice for enterprise-level businesses that need an agile and comprehensive content workflow as it is cloud-based, agile, and offers automatic system upgrades. It fits seamlessly into a customer technology ecosystem as it is highly interoperable, and integrates well with industry leaders in the DAM, PIM, and TMS spaces. Crownpeak DXM is suitable for corporate marketing and localization departments looking for customer-centric digital experience platforms. The decoupled architecture of the platform gives users the flexibility to push content globally with less effort and shorter turnaround times. In summary, our joint customers see the value and impact of Crownpeak’s platform on their lead times, bottom line, and overall brand consistency.
Lauren Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Kyle Reichelt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Crownpeak DXM
8.2
Drupal
9.4
Role-based user permissions
Crownpeak DXM
8.2
Drupal
9.4

Platform & Infrastructure

Crownpeak DXM
7.2
Drupal
9.0
API
Crownpeak DXM
7.1
Drupal
9.1
Internationalization / multi-language
Crownpeak DXM
7.3
Drupal
8.9

Web Content Creation

Crownpeak DXM
7.3
Drupal
8.6
WYSIWYG editor
Crownpeak DXM
7.4
Drupal
8.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Crownpeak DXM
7.1
Drupal
8.4
Admin section
Crownpeak DXM
7.0
Drupal
7.8
Page templates
Crownpeak DXM
7.1
Drupal
8.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Crownpeak DXM
7.4
Drupal
9.5
Publishing workflow
Crownpeak DXM
7.7
Drupal
8.5
Form generator
Crownpeak DXM
7.1
Drupal
9.4
Library of website themes
Crownpeak DXM
Drupal
8.9

Web Content Management

Crownpeak DXM
6.9
Drupal
8.9
Content taxonomy
Crownpeak DXM
7.0
Drupal
8.4
SEO support
Crownpeak DXM
7.2
Drupal
8.6
Bulk management
Crownpeak DXM
6.8
Drupal
9.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Crownpeak DXM
6.7
Drupal
9.4
Community / comment management
Crownpeak DXM
Drupal
9.0

Pros

Crownpeak DXM

  • Having all the tools all in one place - you don't need a separate quality tool or asset management tool for instance
  • Ease of use is great because even non-technical users can get in and add content after minimal training.
  • Personalization and A/B testing built in makes a HUGE difference in how marketers build a site.
Sean Brasher | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Crownpeak DXM

  • Searching for a particular asset is almost unusable, you have to know exact name of the asset you are looking for.
  • Pages with many assets or dependencies take a long time to load.
  • Set up a way to automatically migrate content - API or automation tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drupal

  • There are certain limitations in the amount of information that can be passed from Drupal to Salesforce, specifically in areas of how long viewers are on a particular page.
  • Drupal uses up a ton of memory space, due to how large our sites are, it has been costly to add in the required hardware.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.9
Based on 5 answers
None of our Crownpeak clients are currently thinking about replatforming.
Joel Macaluso | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Eric Batson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.0
Based on 12 answers
  • Flexible, agile and easy to use platform for content authors & digital marketers.
  • Seamless integrations with CRM & PIM
  • Globalization & Localization - Streamline translation process with integrated solutions to ensure speed & time to market
  • Integrated Quality Management with DQM to improve SEO & Accessibility
  • Fast, secure and scalable
  • Decoupled technology allows & offers easy integrations
Zeynep Babadagli Baykal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drupal

Drupal 10.0
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.6
Based on 2 answers
We have never encountered any issues with the availability.
Zeynep Babadagli Baykal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drupal

Drupal 9.7
Based on 6 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).
Peter Wolanin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Pages load very fast on production (assuming you develop with basic SEO practices in place) due to Crownpeak's publishing architecture. The slide downside is that publishing can be a bit slow at times.
Joel Macaluso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drupal

Drupal 8.9
Based on 4 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.
Michael Sypes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.1
Based on 35 answers
Crownpeak DXM's service and support are outstanding. We have immediate access to both the tech support team and the software engineering team. We can get a support person on the phone whenever needed, and we can schedule impromptu training sessions at any time. Best support I have ever received from a platform provider in 20 years of software and application development.
Mike Benyo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drupal

Drupal 5.0
Based on 8 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.
Michael Sypes | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Crownpeak DXM

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.
Eric Batson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.2
Based on 2 answers
We are effectively using the Developer
Center and Community Platform of Crownpeak when we are faced with any kind of
development-based issues. It gives us the chance to research and find possible
solutions. Even if we do not find anything on both platforms, Crownpeak gives
us efficient and quick support service with responsible and reliable support
team. Also,
we are attending regular and on demand trainings provided by Crownpeak whenever
necessary.
Zeynep Babadagli Baykal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Eric Batson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 7.4
Based on 28 answers
SaaS model is perfect for us to avoid slow and costly version updates to get access to new features and functions. Crownpeak is a true SaaS model, so we get all the good new stuff without the need to invest in effort, time or money. this frees our teams to focus on content creation and deployment, which is pretty fast because the DXM publishes straight to html through the headless model.
Andy Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drupal

Drupal 5.1
Based on 8 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%
Michael Sypes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Crownpeak DXM

CrownPeak’s DQM gives the entire CrownPeak suite a slight advantage because it’s so helpful in tracking functionality issues, typos and areas for SEO improvements.
The other competitive products I used had not had these features in such a robust way the last time I used them 3-5 years ago.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Jean Franco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Crownpeak DXM

Crownpeak DXM 8.6
Based on 2 answers
In some recent projects we have delivered to our clients, we were able to roll out sites in shorter time period due the scalability of the Crownpeak's DXM solution.
Zeynep Babadagli Baykal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Michael Sypes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Crownpeak DXM

  • I'm pretty sure it raises our back-end development costs by making the development process (of creating input forms and producing outputs from the content) more complicated and painful than it needs to be.
  • It helps lock our clients in to us because not a whole lot of agencies have Crownpeak expertise.
  • It helps our clients not have to deal with their own IT teams, which they tend to dislike working with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drupal

  • Drupal takes more investment up front to properly set up the development environment, but once done a Drupal instance can be confidently deployed with continuous development in mind. Cost of long term updates decreases over time.
  • Many efficiencies are gained with the right integration. We have developed integrations with CRM and ERP systems that automatically replicate data and reduce the need for duplicate data entry scenarios.
  • Modern responsive design and SEO aware taxonomies make Drupal the ideal platform for building out an inbound marketing strategy with content at the core. Attracting business and building a website that converts visitors into customers is where Drupal shines.
Shane Sevo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Crownpeak DXM

General

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

Drupal

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Crownpeak DXM
7.4
Drupal
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Crownpeak DXM
8.9
Drupal
8.2

Usability

Crownpeak DXM
8.0
Drupal
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Crownpeak DXM
8.6
Drupal
9.7

Performance

Crownpeak DXM
8.2
Drupal
8.9

Support Rating

Crownpeak DXM
8.1
Drupal
5.0

In-Person Training

Crownpeak DXM
Drupal
8.0

Online Training

Crownpeak DXM
8.2
Drupal
6.0

Implementation Rating

Crownpeak DXM
7.4
Drupal
5.1

Scalability

Crownpeak DXM
8.6
Drupal
8.0

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