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Acquia Platform Update: New Features and Capabilities

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More and more organizations are discovering that it’s not always the best product or lowest price that wins over customers, clients, or consistents...it’s the best experience. It’s why enterprises are expected to spend more than $2,000,000,000 to transform digital experiences by 2020.

It’s also why every quarter, we add new enhancements and capabilities to the Acquia platform to help our customers and partners build and deliver the best experiences. Our quarterly Acquia Platform Update is <strong>the</strong> place to go to get the details on all the new features, benefits and use cases you can start taking advantage of, RIGHT NOW.

Tom Wentworth, SVP of Product Marketing, and M.J. Johnson, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, will cover all of the new Acquia Platform enhancements and capabilities that were released in Q2, in addition to what is on our product roadmap.

You’ll walk away with:

-The latest info on new Acquia capabilities introduced in the past quarter for developers to build faster, operations teams to manage effectively, and marketers to connect with key audiences.
-Insight into the current state of Acquia's open platform for building, hosting and innovating digital experiences and websites.
-The chance to ask a live panel of product experts questions to understand the current and future state of Acquia's Digital Experience Platform.

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Acquia Platform Update: New Features and Capabilities

  1. 1. Q2 Quarterly Product Update July 24, 2019 M.J. Johnson Tom Wentworth
  2. 2. To deliver the universal platform for the world’s greatest digital experiences Acquia’s Vision
  3. 3. #ACQUIAKICKOFF Throughout the years, we have made some big bets for you
  4. 4. Bet 1: OPEN WINS. #ACQUIAKICKOFF
  5. 5. #ACQUIAKICKOFF Bet 2: CLOUD WINS. #ACQUIAKICKOFF
  6. 6. Our biggest bet: EXPERIENCE WINS. #ACQUIAKICKOFF
  7. 7. Just like everyone needs a website, everyone will need a digital experience platform
  8. 8. THE PROBLEM Data is everywhere Manual decision making No 360º view of the customer Inconsistent user experience Unstructured content Fragmented analytics Duplicate content Lack of Integrations Organizational silos
  9. 9. ELIMINATE SILOS TO DELIVER GREAT DIGITAL EXPERIENCES WEB E-MAIL E-COMMERCE SOCIAL CRM Content Data Content Experience Data
  10. 10. WHY ACQUIA’S SOLUTION IS BETTER Governance Automated decision making 360º view of the customer Consistent user experienceUseful analytics Reusable content Cloud native
  11. 11. Q2 Product Capabilities
  12. 12. Acquia Product Innovation Themes Value to Customer Objective Speed & Agility Drive the fastest time-to-market and provide more flexibility than any other provider Business Results Drive the greatest business results by leveraging data, content, and AI Cost of Ownership Drive the lowest total cost of ownership than any other provider Risk Management Drive the lowest business risk by adhering to high standards for security and compliance
  13. 13. 14 Speed & Agility Drive the fastest time-to-market and provide more flexibility than any other provider Acquia Cloud - New Welcome Screens / UI Improvement - “Breadcrumb” Navigation - Cloud API v2 Drupal - Layout Builder - Media Library - JSON:API Acquia Lightning - JSON API 2.0 - JSON API 2.1 - Replacements for Panels & Panelizer - OOTB Media Types (for Layout Builder) Dev Desktop - Dev Desktop Enhancement Release 1H 2019: What Acquia Delivered
  14. 14. 15 1H 2019: What Acquia Delivered Business Results Drive the greatest business results by leveraging data, content, and AI Acquia Lift - Acquia Lift V4 Beta - Brand New User Interface for Lift - Three step personalization campaign creation - Personalization Campaign Scheduling Capability Acquia DAM - New PS Services Acquia Content Hub - Acquia Content Hub 2.0 Acquia Edge - Argo Smart Routing - Add on - Firebolt - Add on - Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) - Add on Acquia Cloud - Application Tagging Acquia Lightning - Media Management Drupal - OOTB Improvements
  15. 15. 16 Cost of Ownership Drive the lowest total cost of ownership than any other provider Acquia Edge - Load Balancing - Add on - Subdomain Support - Add on Acquia Cloud - Enterprise Single Sign-on (SSO) Add-On Acquia Cloud Site Factory - Subdirectory based sites (a.k.a. Path Based Domains) - Scheduled Jobs Acquia Lightning - Redesigned Administrative Experience 1H 2019: What Acquia Delivered
  16. 16. 17 Risk Management Drive the lowest business risk by adhering to high standards for security and compliance Acquia Cloud - Log Forwarding - FIPS - Security Alert Reports - Drupal 8.7 support Acquia Edge - Mutual TLS - Add on - Access - Add on Acquia Lightning - Workflow & Revision Support 1H 2019: What Acquia Delivered
  17. 17. Acquia Cloud
  18. 18. Cloud API v2 Acquia Cloud What Why For Who Cloud API v2 includes +2x more endpoints than v1 and has feature parity with cloud UI. Includes API interfaces for: - Self service SSL - Accessing Stack Metrics data - Configuring Log Forwarding - Managing Teams & Permissions Developers Enables customers to script anything they can do in the UI. Use the UI or the API as they prefer, or customize their workflow. Documentation has also been dramatically improved. IM PRO VED ! https://cloudapi-docs.acquia.com/ https://docs.acquia.com/acquia-cl oud/develop/api/migrate/
  19. 19. Cloud Acquia Dev Studio CLI Acquia Cloud What Why For Who Command-line tool and software development kit make it easy for people to call the Cloud API, which has feature parity with the UI. Developers Enables customers to script anything they can do in the UI. Use the UI or the command line as they prefer, or customize their workflow. N EW !
  20. 20. Security Alert Reports Acquia Cloud What Why For Who Gives customers information about security risks which are displayed in a detailed pop-out window. Operators, SecOps Quickly view security recommendations and take action to remediate security risks. IM PRO VED ! N EW !
  21. 21. Application Tagging Acquia Cloud What Why For Who Customers will have the ability to “tag” their applications and color-code them in a personalized and custom way. Operators and Developers in organizations with many applications. Improves ability to categorize, search, and browse customer applications to assist in administration and delegation.. N EW !
  22. 22. “Breadcrumb” Navigation Acquia Cloud What Why For Who Provides clear structure for customers to easily navigate to a specific organization, application, or environment.. Developers Reduces the number of clicks to navigate between different organizations, applications, and environments. N EW ! IM PRO VED !
  23. 23. Acquia Cloud Site Factory
  24. 24. Scheduled Jobs Acquia Cloud Site Factory What Why For Who Schedule future actions, such as publishing or importing content as a specific time, sending notifications, etc. Site Builders and Developers By using schedule jobs, it removes dependency on “polling” type CRON jobs, reducing server performance overhead, and reducing risk of failing CRON jobs. N EW ! N EW !
  25. 25. Drupal 8.7
  26. 26. Previously, on “what’s new in Drupal”
  27. 27. 28  Drupal 8.7 Version Release Date Drupal 8.7.5 July 17, 2019 Drupal 8.7.4 July 4, 2019 Drupal 8.7.3 June 5, 2019 Drupal 8.7.2 May 23, 2019 Drupal 8.7.1 May 8, 2019 Drupal 8.7.0 May 1, 2019
  28. 28. Drupal 8.7: May 2019 Key Initiatives - Layout - Easier to Create Layouts with Accessible Page Builder - Media - Easier to add and upload images and other media to pages - JSON:API - Get content in and out of Drupal in a programmatic way; useful to support headless initiatives - Out of the Box experience - Easier to try and assess Drupal the first time
  29. 29. Layout Builder Drupal 8.7 What Why For Who Powerful new, accessible Layout Builder, a mobile-friendly page building tool that is fully compatible with revisions, workflows, and in-context previews plus drag-and-drop. Site Builders and content editors Simplifies structured template building, decreasing build time and cost; differentiates Drupal with layout capabilities. Previously was a component in Lightning. N EW ! IM PRO VED ! N EW !
  30. 30. Integrated Media Library Drupal 8.7 What Why For Who Integrated media library that makes it easy to add & reuse images, videos and more to content fields, using drag and drop; includes using remote hosted videos (i.e. YouTube, Vimeo) on site. Site builders, content managers & editors Standardizes an approach to media management (Drupal lacked). Enables authors to easily create and re-use media, reduces build time & cost and improves user experience. N EW !
  31. 31. 32  Drupal Media vs. Acquia DAM Acquia DAM
  32. 32. JSON:API Drupal 8.7 What Why For Who Drupal delivers out-of-the-box support for building decoupled apps using a common standard (JSON:API), differentiating Drupal from other CMSes. Developers Developers want to leverage a robust API out of the box to build ambitious, headless experiences. JSON:API exposes a breadth of data; is faster to build on. IM PRO VED ! N EW !
  33. 33. Out-of-the-Box Improvements Drupal 8.7 What Why For Who Intuitive functionality makes it easier to evaluate & adopt Drupal: welcome tour, layout builder, multilingual admin experience (Spanish); robust demo site Any persona who wants to understand Drupal Drupal must be easier for people to approach, learn and achieve success. Instead of it taking multiple steps and hours, users can get there faster. IM PRO VED ! N EW ! IM PRO VED !
  34. 34. 35  Drupal 8.7 Summary - Layout / template building is drop-dead simple - Managing media is built into Drupal - Stronger, more robust decoupled capability - Content editor experience is greatly enhanced - One of the most accessible CMSes on the market - Learning about & starting with Drupal is easier than ever - Spanish language out of the box (Drupal is fully translated, i.e. menus, buttons)
  35. 35. Acquia Lightning 4.0
  36. 36. 37  Drupal 8.7 and Lightning 4.0 Version Release Date Acquia Lightning 4.0.3 July 18, 2019 Acquia Lightning 4.0.2 July 17, 2019 Acquia Lightning 4.0.1 June 25, 2019 Acquia Lightning 4.0.0 May 16, 2019 Version Release Date Drupal 8.7.5 July 17, 2019 Drupal 8.7.4 July 4, 2019 Drupal 8.7.3 June 5, 2019 Drupal 8.7.2 May 23, 2019 Drupal 8.7.1 May 8, 2019 Drupal 8.7.0 May 1, 2019
  37. 37. MEDIA – Support media types: ○ Audio files ○ Tweets ○ Instagram posts ○ Videos ○ Images – Drag-and-drop bulk image uploads – Image cropping – Slideshows and carousels – Embeddable w/ WYSIWYG LAYOUT – 8 default layouts out-of-the-box – Layout Builder replaces Panels – Default LB components: ○ Google Map ○ Slideshow ○ Media ○ Banner ○ Text – Default content types and layouts (basic page) WORKFLOW – Default workflow states – Workflow scheduling – Improved UX ○ Moderation Sidebar ○ Moderation Dashboard – Revisions, translations, and Landing Pages just work APIs – Open API Docs – OAuth – Open SSL support Lightning 4 does more than core. Admin UI – New Claro theme! Green text shows what’s new in Lightning 4.0 - GA on May 16
  38. 38. 39  Lightning’s Value Lightning has all of core, plus more™. Customer Value: 1. Accelerates Drupal development. – More out-of-the-box means faster time to value. 2. Delivers critical core features Drupal doesn’t have. – Media, Layout, API, Workflow, and more early access to innovation. Acquia Value: Provides a clearly-defined bundle of enterprise Drupal capabilities for Acquia to provide and support. Provides a default Drupal starting point for professional services builds and for other product integrations (CaaS, Headless Lightning, etc.).
  39. 39. Layout Builder Replaces Panels & Panelizer Acquia Lightning What Why For Who Lightning incorporates Layout Builder and replaces Panels & Panelizer modules for easy, rapid drag-and-drop layout creation. Ships with 8 default layouts, out of the box. Developers, Site Builders Providing prescriptive layouts that save time and effort when it comes to building sites and pages. N EW ! IM PRO VED !
  40. 40. More OOTB Media Types for Layout Builder Acquia Lightning What Why For Who Layout Builder in Lightning comes with out of the box support for additional component types: Google Maps, slideshows, media, banners. Site Builders, Developers More components available out of the box in Lightning make it faster and easier for site builders to incorporate maps, slideshows and other media types into their page layouts. N EW ! IM PRO VED !
  41. 41. Improved Media Management Acquia Lightning What Why For Who Intuitive, easy to use interface for media management & added functionality for using media including quick-edit from the page, in-place image cropping, WYSIWYG editor Site Builders, content managers Don’t need design team to make media edits and crop images; supports media types that aren’t supported in Core; delivers easier editor experience and faster time to market N EW ! IM PRO VED !
  42. 42. Redesigned Administrative Experience Acquia Lightning What Why For Who New, modern admin UI (new theme - “Claro”) Content editors and site builders Provides Drupal users with an updated look and feel, new visual components and patterns, for a more user friendly interface. N EW ! IM PRO VED !
  43. 43. Workflow and Revision Support Acquia Lightning What Why For Who Workflow and revision support provides change-tracking for content. Content authors and editors Facilitates teamwork and more efficient content tracking and production. N EW ! IM PRO VED !
  44. 44. Acquia Lift
  45. 45. The New Acquia Lift Launch June 17 - 18
  46. 46. Acquia Lift in action
  47. 47. All New Lift GA Launch - Available to all current customers and prospects. - Self-service migration path is available within the product so customers do not lose any existing personalizations or data when they move onto the new Lift product. - 95% of existing functionality plus new features; final set of features to achieve full parity will come in July.
  48. 48. All New Acquia Lift Acquia Lift What Why For Who Brand New User Interface for Lift Marketers Improve Lift’s UI to make it more intuitive for marketers N EW !
  49. 49. All New Acquia Lift Acquia Lift What Why For Who Three step personalization campaign creation Marketers Simplify campaign creation process so marketers can quickly and easily create personalizations on their sites. N EW !
  50. 50. All New Acquia Lift Acquia Lift What Why For Who Personalization Campaign Scheduling Capability Marketers Easily align personalizations to promotions, announcements, sales, and events. Enables small teams to build and create multiple personalizations in a single sitting. N EW !
  51. 51. Acquia Mautic
  52. 52. The Mautic Open Marketing Cloud Mautic MARKETING AUTOMATION Maestro MARKETING MANAGEMENT Build smarter campaigns – and build them faster – with marketing automation that’s quick to learn, simple to use, and easy to iterate. Manage multiple Mautic marketing automation accounts within a single platform to help you scale operations across your entire business.
  53. 53. 54  Company Introduction Mautic Cloud Solves Critical Digital Marketing Problems Website tracking Progressive profiling Web forms Landing pages Contact management Audience segmentation Email marketing Automated campaigns Multi-channel communications Dynamic content Consumer scoring Account-based marketing Third-party integrations Reporting & attribution Dashboard analytics A/B Testing
  54. 54. Acquia Roadmap
  55. 55. ⬗ Custom docker containers for local environments ⬗ CLI capabilities for faster testing and deployment ⬗ Zero configuration CI/CD ⬗ Integrated support for de-coupled environments ⬗ Revamped and modern user experience ⬗ Fully cross platform (Windows, Linux, Mac) COMING FALL 2019 ACQUIA DEVELOPER STUDIO Capabilities under development
  56. 56. COMING FALL 2019 CONTENT CLOUD ✥ Out-of-the-box authoring experience (SaaS) ✥ Integrates with new and existing Drupal sites ✥ API-first to support decoupled experiences ✥ Content moderation and workflow ✥ Built for teams and enterprises Capabilities under development for “Content-as-a-Service” capabilities
  57. 57. Questions?
  58. 58. Q2 Quarterly Product Update July 24, 2019 M.J. Johnson Tom Wentworth Thank you!

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