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Acquia Named a Leader in Web Content Management Systems

Acquia Named a Leader in Web Content Management Systems by Independent Research Firm

Receives Highest Rating in the Strategy Category

BOSTON – November 15, 2018 – Digital experience company Acquia today announced that it was named a Leader in the Forrester Research, Inc. report: “The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management Systems, Q4 2018.”

According to Forrester, Acquia received the highest score in the strategy category among all vendors. On a one-to-five scale, Acquia also scored "5's" in eight of 26 criteria: global governance, performance, permissions and compliance, deployment and configuration, vision, cloud, service partner program, developer program, and product customer count.[1]

According to the report, “As traditional web CMS technology becomes outdated and less effective, improved content analytics, APIs, and cross-channel delivery dictate which providers lead the pack. Vendors that can provide flexible content architecture, smarter content management, and flexible cross-channel delivery position themselves to successfully support their organization’s experience-led transformation.”[1] In their vendor profile, the report states that Acquia “streamlines and embraces headless, with better practitioner tools on the way.”

“We believe Forrester’s findings prove the strategic importance of WCM solutions that empower brands to embrace open platforms and APIs, decoupled and headless architectures, advanced analytics, multisite management, and omnichannel delivery,” said Michael Sullivan, Acquia CEO. “We believe this report affirms our commitment to our partners and customers, particularly in how we support their most ambitious initiatives with winning strategies for the web and a vision for how cloud technologies can unlock innovation.”

According to the Forrester Research report, “Acquia’s standout strengths are deployment “pipelines” tooling for continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) and overall performance and scalability. Additionally, Acquia’s decoupled approach, including Node.js hosting, enables Cloud Site Factory to drive single-page application (SPA) front-end frameworks.”[1]

The Acquia Experience Platform is a set of technologies for easily building digital experiences at scale, across the web, mobile sites, native applications, voice assistants and more. By connecting the applications that power customer experiences, Acquia frees marketers and digital teams to deliver personalized, data-driven experiences across every channel and touchpoint.

Forrester evaluated 15 vendors on 26 criteria grouped by current offering, strategy, and market presence. The full Forrester Wave for Web Content Management Systems is available for download from Acquia. Visit

About Acquia

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[1] “The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management Systems, Q4 2018”

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