Drupal Software


 

Drupal is cloud-based open source content management system for content authoring and content publishing websites. The platform offers functionalities such as merchandising, content creation, reporting and content sharing.

Drupal’s content architecture feature allows professionals to create content workflows to manage the content creation process. Further, the platforms enables content marketers to tag relevant keywords which increases content visibility across search engines.

Multisite management features enable users to customize a website’s content according to geography, brand and marketing campaigns. Drupal also enables website designers to display content in different formats, such as PDF, video, HTML and Flash. Also, the platform helps marketers to launch promotion campaigns and offers tools to help with search engine optimization (SEO) management.

Drupal allows users to create web applications that can be viewed on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. The solution integrates with Facebook, LinkedIn, MailChimp, Twitter, Zendesk and Box.

 

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Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Jean from Maila Networks
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Highly customizable portal or any web job you need

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Drupal can be very handy at handling your website needs, but it can be extended to be used by other functions including portals, hotspots, stores and others.

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A very nice and secure web platform that will fit any job with lots of options, including free and commercial themes and plugins.

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Not very easy to install, but once you finish the installation, everything else runs smooth including extending the application.

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Rajesh from Damco
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Source content management on your finger tips.

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Best content management.

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One can use for basic website to professional website with less development efforts and more interactively.

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I like this product and use it for managing content on internet and feels satisfied with this so no cons really.

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Juan from Derevo
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

May 2018

May 2018

A powerful CMS, maybe the most customizable one in the market right now.

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Drupal is so powerful when it comes to features and modules you can add or create, is a flexible CMS which can let you do any kinds of projects

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The learning curve is something to be aware of, at first can be overwhelming if you compare the ease of use against other CMS like wordpress. It's recommended to know PHP if you want to customize templates or create modules of your own.

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Raewyn from Team FF
Specialty: Professional Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Drupal is good but there are better

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It is a pretty powerful CMS with lots of developer support and great examples. It's stable and proven so you can feel confident it will be around for a long time.

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It's just not as easy to use as the competition, Wordpress being the easy example. It could be more polished in the back-end to get up to speed with the rest.

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Jen from Quantum Business Solutions, LLC
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Drupal is a Sloppy CMS and Difficult for the USER

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I have been programming and designing websites for well over 20 years. I have built sites in Drupal and of all the Content Management Systems out there, this is the least recommended by our company. The idea behind a Content Management System is to help the client/user manage their own site and keep costs down. With that in mind the interface is sloppy and difficult for the user in comparison to other CMS systems which are superior to Drupal in every way. In addition, the cost to build a Drupal site versus a Joomla or Wordpress site is nearly 3 times the cost and I attribute alot of that to the interface. You can build just about anything you need using Joomla and I would highly recommend you don't consider Drupal unless you want to spend a great deal of money.

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Wide range of program capabilities
As a Senior Developer, I cannot really recommend this software because of the difficulty involved for the client/user

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Very difficult to teach the client/user to manage on their own
Very expensive for the client/user in terms of cost to the developer and software
Sloppy interface for the user

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Matt from Keller Williams
Specialty: Real Estate
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Drupal is as good as you make it

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Drupal is a powerful website development and CMS tool. It allows you to build a beautiful and custom website and customize the backend for the admins so that it is easy for managers to update.

Cons

If you do not use best practices in building the structure of the admin of the website it can be frustrating for the content management team to use if the content is not properly exposed in the admin.

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Mary from Praekelt.org
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

March 2018

March 2018

It's okay

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For simple sites that you need to hand over to non-technical people, Wagtail might be a better bet.

Pros

Drupal is a powerful CMS engine that has many features, and is quite customisable to suit your needs.

Cons

It might not be the best platform to use if you're building a site for someone else who isn't very technical. There is a learning curve and some frustrating idiosyncrasies with the platform.

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Beela from Also Agency
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Drupal can do a lot but it takes a special person to do it

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If you want a higher tech and more capable website, this is great. For something simple, I'd stick to Squarespace.

Pros

It's highly organized, has a lot of capabilities, has higher end features for loading that give it a unique spin beyond what Wordpress or Squarespace can do.

Cons

Not intuitive whatsoever. A lot of configuration and placement have to be done manually versus a drag and drop feature.

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Jean from Maila Networks
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Drupal - An easy to use "anything you need" publishing software

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It can be anything you need, from a intranet project to keep a log of what it´s done and need to be done, to complete websites with integrated galleries and so on. We run it for many purposes and recommend it to everyone.

Pros

The main advantage of Drupal is it´s flexibility and easy integration with other platforms. It can be used just as a blogger platform, as it can also scale to a full blown website, integrated with customer support, or it can be a Hotspot page where your clients can sign up to gain access to the internet.

Cons

Not so easy to configure. I don´t mean installation, as it´s easy to install, but you need to configure it well after so you don´t run risks (just as any other platform would be).

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Johanna from SugarCRM
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Drupal is a simple, efficient CMS

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Great for website content management! Good for beginners too!

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Drupal is one of the most efficient, widely-used CMS (Content Management Systems) for websites. It's reliable and offers great functionality. Very simple overall to use, even with only modest HMTL experience.

Cons

Some glitches, such as information taking longer than it should to update, or having to re-submit can occur.

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Phillip from NetPotential
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

This has come a long way since the days when it split with Joomla!

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Great free product, could be better designed in the UI department, however.

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I like the fully featured easy to use content management system - the advanced features that are available and that it costs nothing!

Cons

I like how the team improved the UI in the latest versions, however I think it could do with a professional designer's input and design to make it polished and look 100% clean, easy to use and a bit more attractive to look at.

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Victor from waytoweb.com.br
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Drupal is incredible

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It is a very used tool for great projects, being well-structured and efficient dealing with APIs, but does not work as well for smaller applications

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Its main negative point is the difficulty in learning how to use, since it has many functionalities and takes some time to adapt.

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Jason from Socialistics

June 2018

June 2018

Just say no to Drupal.

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None. I don't consider using this platform any longer.

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There's definitely a good feature set here, and you can't beat free software, but that's where the pros end. While this may work for enterprise sized companies that can afford tech folks who can work with the software, not so much for the rest of us.

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It's difficult to use, not intuitive to work with, and just doesn't have the level of support, ease of use, and volume of plugins, extensions and help that you can get with working with a platform like Wordpress.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Abhishek from 91Mobiles
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Easy to use and configure CMS tool

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- Ease of use
- Open Source CMS
- Many mods are readily available for use
- Customization is the USP

Cons

- Requires a developer for customization
- Challenges because of being open source
- Not very feature rich

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Rajeev from Splendid Digital Solutions

June 2018

June 2018

Not of much use for freelancers and small businesses

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While appreciating the sophistication of this CMS, Drupal was of no use as I could get better and faster result working with WordPress. Security breach is never a big issue for me to be honest.

Pros

I understand this software comes with the best security features, so important for projects that are sensitive to be hacked while working in groups or communities.

Cons

Drupal is difficult to use and there is a steep learning curve. For freelancers and small businesses, why not use WordPress (or even Joomla) that is so easy to use and yet get the same or even better result! After all, WordPress has a big and growing library of plugins.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

A bit too complicated and needs improvement

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Great large database management, but tough overall and requiring real specialists to manage correctly.

Pros

It has serious structuring components that definitely exceed WordPress. Great for large database work.

Cons

Not very user friendly like Wordpress. I think the backend could use styling and better navigation. Also, less supported than Wordpress by third parties since it only accounts for a very small percentage of sites on the internet.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kabiru from FlexiSAF Edusoft Limited
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

when it comes security I respect Drupal throughout my experience with it

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I am very happy about the security of Drupal

Pros

Drupal as a CMS like most others has a higher build in security than others, to me I can say is the best PHP CMS that provides optimum security

Cons

when it comes to installation on wampp, xampp, or lampp, it usually exceeds 30s required for a php script to be completely get installed, thus causing install failure.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Anand from AB Cartridge Pvt Ltd

June 2018

June 2018

The best CMS one can get

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When it comes to a website we blindly go with drupal, that's the trust we have with drupal. This is a limitless content management system, we can mold it the way we want be it a small website or an enterprise website with loads of content, everything can be managed easily with an ease.

Cons

I am not entitled to fingerprint this beautiful piece of script, which is here from decades, powering millions of websites and blogs.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Aníbal from Banco Bicentenario, Banco Universal C.A.

June 2018

June 2018

Powerful but difficult for the user, it can be improved

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In my work I managed to complete the development of a project with this software, our team was congratulated by our bosses and the board of directors is very happy with the results, we are currently in the quality testing phase, I hope that soon Drupal can be launched in the production environment On a personal level, I see it as an option to do independent work, so I can obtain many benefits.

Pros

What I like most about Drupal is that it is free, you can make a complete implementation without investing money in software, we have chosen to implement only free software, so we have done it without cost, I like the possibility of being beyond the simple The content of the administrator has options for future developments, it is easy to install and its use is quite practical, I liked the fact that it has a nice and worked administration interface that makes it easier to explain to users how they perform their tasks. Daily within the application, the English-speaking community is numerous, which helps with some problems that may arise along the way. I think the system of blocks that has at the moment of structure the content within the page makes it relatively pleasant, we have taken a project to its final phase with Drupal I can say that we have done well.

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The first thing that comes to my mind about what I do not like about Drupal is the cache system that has sometimes driven me crazy, it serves obsolete content and there are many conflicts when different users need to edit the same article, another problem is that there is failures in some buttons of the administration, sometimes the buttons do not perform any action, I had problems because sometimes the functionality of uploading an image or a pdf file fails when they are large, I think Drupal is designed for programmers and not for people without experience In the area of information technology, this could improve, the Spanish-speaking community has fallen short, it is difficult to find documentation and quality help in my mother tongue, I feel that Drupal is staying a bit behind in terms of extensions If there were more, it would be more attractive for more people.

Review Source: Capterra
 

saman from Arbisoft
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2018

June 2018

highly recommended

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It is very useful for crafting advanced sites. its Website development tools are aligned beautifully to manage Website SEO.

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Drupal is not a user-friendly platform when it comes to installation and customization. It requires a great programming command

Review Source: Capterra
 

Patricia from Summer Travel Agency SRL

June 2018

June 2018

A very complete and completely customizable CMS.

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It helps to create web pages quickly with quality and good functionalities.

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It is a highly recommended CMS to create websites quickly, has many tools that help us administer the site, can program new modules if you have the necessary knowledge and has an API that makes life easier when creating new things.

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Maybe it is not as easy to use as other CMS, but it is quite complete to create a website, and I think that the Back-end is missing some improvements.

Review Source: Capterra
 

xavi from turisme actiu

June 2018

June 2018

different

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I like the interface and sometimes is better than it's main competitor wordpress. Really useful interface.

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Plugins and themes are obviously more difficult to find than the main competitor wordpress, but even this you can find really good ones.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brant from Washington State University

May 2018

May 2018

Another Open Source CMS

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Drupal is another Open Source CMS. It does about the same job of organizing content as WordPress. A lot of the features are the same as other open source CMS available. Drupal used to be more robust than WordPress and still handles projects with large amounts of content better. It has a lot of modules available but less themes. The community is a little smaller that supports it but it is still large enough that it will not be going anywhere in the near future. Even though Drupal is built on PHP it is supposed to be more secure than WordPress making it a better platform is security is important to you.

Cons

It has less templates, modules (Plugins) and a smaller community than WordPress. If you are going to use the platform having some development skills is important.

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

this CMS is very flexible, and the inclusion of modules you can do different things in the portals

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1.) It is a very complete CMS since it includes many features by default, so you do not need to install extensions or modules to create any type of web (blog, store, discussion forum, corporate, etc.) in very few Steps.

2.) While other CMS are very oriented to a type of web, for example Magento is a specialist in large online stores, or WordPress is optimized for blogs, Drupal offers the possibility of adapting to many formats in a simple way.

3.) Great capacity of user administration. From the control panel you can edit in a very efficient way the permissions of each user, create user groups and manage all the access points.

4.) Simple graphic editing. Within its multiple functions allows you to make simple graphic editions of the template or the landing without having to leave the editor.

5.) All the content is structured which allows us to re-use it in different landings.

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1.) Although its functionalities are multiple, its installation requires a little extra knowledge, especially when compared to its competitors WordPress or Joomla !.

2) It is a very modern CMS, so if you are from the old school, it may be difficult for you to adapt a bit to your structure.

3.) It is not prepared for the management of big data. In the event that our website has a lot of content or is a great blog, or an online store with hundreds of Drupal articles will leave us a little thrown, because it generates too many requests to database and does not manage the information in an effective way.

4.) It also does not support much traffic. If your website starts to have many visits be careful, since you can suffer constant drops from the server.

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

I set up a CMS website using Drupal

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Search and content management features for dynamic websites

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Plenty of functionality and plugins available, easy to customize using PHP. Training and user support available.

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Steep learning curve. PHP makes most real developers cringe. Security issues need to be kept on top of with regular updates.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Marisol from Velatrip.com

May 2018

May 2018

Some of the best CMS that exist!

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It is a reliable and secure platform. I recommend it.

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It is a very complete CMS. It has many essential functions by default to create any type of web page without having to install additional plugins.

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The installation is a bit more complicated than Wordpress or Joomla. The learning curve is a bit slower but once learned is really easy to use.

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

In general a good experience and a great community.

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It is one of the CMS that I use the most in my work. It is simply great.

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In my opinion Drupal is a great CMS, with an infinite number of options to develop. You could say that whatever you want to add to your site is available and if you can not, you can develop it with the advice of the community.

Cons

Although in Drupal there are a large number of templates and modules with which to develop, a basic knowledge of styles is required in order to obtain the expected result. It is advisable to document to use Drupal.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Becca from Vertafore
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

My team used Drupal when creating our new website.

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We were able to give everyone access to Drupal, and were able to add the correct admin levels. It make it easy for the content editors to add content, the reviewers to review, and then publish right away.

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We ran into some bugs and issues when using Drupal that required us to reach out to get help. Without these issues we would have had a great experience overall.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jane from Gravity Station

May 2018

May 2018

Better if you have a developer on board, but does what it needs to

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What I like most about Drupal is that it's free, and that it's improved over the years so it's consistently being managed and developed. There are also a lot of necessary features included.

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Learning curve takes a lot of time, and the online documentation is very heavy to get through. It's really better for someone that's already familiar with it and has developed custom themes to work with, rather than using the free themes (they're very generic). There are a lot of moving parts in this CMS that are probably unnecessary for half of the sites that use it. Also, it's very hackable.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Permana from Bullseye
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

CMS packed with many features

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full featured CMS

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Many features already available. A feature that might be premium in other CMS, it is free in Drupal. A very best CMS for developer.

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Steep learning curve. It maybe because the admin dashboard was configured for developer, not for content editor.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Carlos Aogusto from MT Marketing C.A.

May 2018

May 2018

Complete CMS for the development of websites.

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Good CMS very complete and flexible those who have been using it for a while we can make the most of its functionalities and create great websites in a very short time.

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It is one of the most complete and used CMS for the development of websites, the features that it brings by default allow you to make a website without the need to install many extensions. It has a large community of users and we can find help easily.

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Its installation is a little complex and learning to use it requires time and dedication is not as intuitive as other similar CMS.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Shannon from Totem Media Group

May 2018

May 2018

Drupal is the most secure and feature-rich CMS on the market. We love Drupal!

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I always recommend those that are serious about creating websites that scale build on Drupal.

Pros

With a world-wide collective of active developers, Drupal is the developer's dream. There are a variety of installation profiles to give you a head start. Unlike Wordpress 99% of amazing modules are FREE. Companies like Sony and the White House use Drupal. If you can dream it you can do it in Drupal. The open-source community is helpful and always contributing new models. Because it is database driven you can create complex data sets that can connect with your current tools. When we build sites that need to scale we use Drupal. Great CDN module that works with Amazon AWS for super fast load time.
Drupal allows you to build Enterprise level sites without custom code.

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The only con to Drupal is the steep learning curve. It takes some time to become an expert. It is also helpful to find a host that understands Drupal or get some help. A server tweaked for Drupal is the best way to go and not always easy to find. If you know what you are doing you will have no issues.

Review Source: Capterra