apacciooutlook logo
25 Most Promising Amazon Solution Providers 2016

Acquia: Enabling Businesses to Build, Deliver and Optimize Digital Experiences

The world today has multiple software systems, web development platforms and content management systems that together lay the foundations for the online presence of a business. The reason for this digital revolution is clear; it’s all about creating digital experiences for the customers. Businesses in this era feel tremendous pressure to innovate and deliver impact and their digital strategies are critical to the task. This need is aptly addressed by Acquia, a platform that builds, delivers and optimizes digital experiences on Drupal. The company brings a cloud platform to create a single, powerful digital foundation for delivering world-class customer experiences. Acquia was co-founded by Dries Buytaert, who initiated the Drupal project in early 2000s and later in 2007, to increase the impact delivered by Drupal founded Acquia.

The AcquiaPlatform provides solutions for content distribution, personalisation, security, and commerce.It enables businesses to coalesce their teams together on a platform to further create digital experiences. Acquia Platform services include Acquia Cloud, Acquia Cloud Site Factory, Acquia Lift and Acquia Content Hub. Acquia Cloud is a secure, scalable and reliable platform for mission-critical digital experiences. It provides digital teams with the tools they require to accelerate deployment, increase business agility and speedy time-to-market.Another major technology offered by the company is Acquia Lift.It is a SaaS-based personalisation platform that tracks the behaviour of anonymous and identified customers throughout their customer journey across sessions, devices, and channels. Lift creates a unified visitor profile for each individual based on their historical and real-time behaviour. “Acquia Lift equips the digital marketer with powerful website testing and content targeting tools to optimize content for each visitor. As content, community and commerce converge, digital experiences are becoming more complex. Acquia Lift ensures that each interaction delivers a relevant, high-quality experience customers expect,” said Tom Erickson, CEO, Acquia.

Acquia leverages AWS for highly available, enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure to innovate faster. The Acquia Platform’s elastic scaling, continuous delivery solutions for Drupal, and enterprise-¬class, around-the-clock support, provide resiliency to meet the needs of the largest sites in the world. Thus, Acquia’s collaboration with Amazon and the latter’s investments in Acquia has been invaluable in the company’s journey.

Acquia delivers absolute expertise, owing to which,over 4,000 organizations rely on the Acquiaplatform. Acquia has served the Australian Government through the govCMS platform, Flight Centre, Foxtel, TransLink,IAG and various other businesses, since its inception. The company’s solutions see a great demand across the consumer brands, financial services, government, healthcare, high tech, higher education, life sciences, media and entertainment and non-profit organizations. Acquia has made it to Deloitte’s “Fast 500” list of Fastest-Growing Technology Companies, Boston Business Journal’s list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies and also to the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies.The company is also the Silver Stevie Award recipient for the Global Sales Team.

Acquia Cloud provides digital teams with the tools they need to accelerate deployment, increase business agility, and speed time-to-market

Acquia’s journey has had a multitude of milestones, which also include significant year-on-year growth in its revenue. At present, Acquia operates from 10 global offices set up in three continents. The latest geographical expansion of the company was initiated in 2015 with opening of its Munich office. Acquia surpassed $100 million in revenue in 2014 and is backed by a number of investors such as Amazon, and North Bridge Venture Partners and Sigma Partners. In September 2015, Acquia announced a $55 million round of funding led by new investor Centerview Capital Technology and including existing investors New Enterprise Associates and Split Rock Partners.