BOSTON – September 13, 2016 – Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced breakthrough new capabilities within Acquia Cloud Site Factory for organizations with multiple brands and hundreds of digital properties to centralize governance while equipping digital, business, and IT teams with a powerful platform to build and deliver sites and experiences.
Available today, Acquia Cloud Site Factory Stacks brings both greater scalability and control to multisite management, empowering different regions and divisions to manage their own digital experiences. Acquia’s solution for multisite management is now the industry’s only digital experience platform that can deliver strong governance along with the flexibility to support multiple development teams, multiple regions, multiple brands, multiple compliance standards, and multiple versions of Drupal, all with a single solution.
Enterprises manage an average of 268 customer-facing websites; many large enterprises have stated they have as many as 10,000 content creators and users using their digital asset management system, according to Forrester Research.(1)
In this environment, the complexities of managing hundreds of sites becomes far more challenging when siloed teams are tasked with building experiences that are personalized and on-brand, but they’re working with different content types and in disconnected content management systems and applications. The lack of governance makes ensuring both security and brand consistency impossible for large organizations.
Site Factory simplifies this complexity with a centralized platform that eliminates redundant systems and platforms, ensures a unified user experience for site builders, and streamlines content and software updates through a central cloud management console. With Stacks, users for the first time can create a variety of site groupings to support different digital business needs from functionality to regional deployment and governance controls and manage them in a common dashboard.
“Gone are the days when marketing teams can just create campaign sites without some guardrails from IT, without which brands can end up with multiple content platforms, duplicate tools, and high maintenance costs. Today’s digital experience teams need to build a culture of creativity and automation,” said Christopher Stone, chief products officer at Acquia. “This means having a common process and platform to handle multi-site delivery. Site Factory delivers an approach for the most pressing challenges that IT and digital teams face today, and with Stacks, these teams achieve their goals faster.”