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Cohesion is a low-code, Drupal add-on available for Acquia customers. Enable Acquia Cohesion core and all dependent modules together except for the 'Cohesion example custom element' module as shown below: Click the form.

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BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Acquia announced the updated version of Acquia Cohesion, an intuitive, low-code solution for building and editing Drupal sites. This new release provides site builders and designers with robust enhancements to support previewing and managing site styles, and an even more intuitive UI to streamline an already simple and powerful visual editing experience.

Unlike native Drupal tools, Acquia Cohesion supports the rapid creation of Drupal sites from scratch compared to building in Drupal alone. Acquia customers who have utilized Acquia Cohesion are able to realize up to 50 percent reduction in time to go live (based on user testing, versus building with Drupal alone). Additionally, once developers have created a site using Acquia Cohesion, designers and site builders can quickly reuse components to rapidly create and modify sites and pages—without touching any code.

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Acquia is offering Acquia Cohesion as an additional value-add feature through Q2 2020 to select Acquia Cloud customers. New key capabilities include: Capture 1 fuji.

  • An improved style guide manager which provides designers and site builders the ability to preview changes in real-time when updating site content or branding
  • Compatibility with Acquia Cloud Site Factory, which helps developers scale their efforts to unify the deployment of multiple sites, while easily maintaining brand consistency and styles across them
  • An enhanced style import capability that enforces strict adherence with brand guidelines, encouraging sharing of common design systems that apply across all digital properties

These new enhancements make it effortless for designers to contribute style guides that can be applied quickly and easily across sites and site components managed by Acquia Cohesion. This reduces the burden on designers and empowers site builders to construct sites that comply with branding standards.

CI&T, an Acquia global digital solutions partner, has recognized the benefits of Acquia Cohesion. “Building websites to support digital marketing campaigns and initiatives frequently require a lot of time, and skilled developers,” said Mateus Santana Bahia,senior manager at CI&T. “Acquia Cohesion will empower our build teams to speed up development time, allowing us to focus on high-value activities. Its impressive low-code architecture allows us to implement the often required design changes without impacting other areas of the website. This reduces the amount of rework and bug fixes that drains the team capacity.”

“To be competitive, businesses must be able to deploy, manage and optimize their websites and digital experiences quickly and efficiently,” said Dries Buytaert, CTO and co-founder of Acquia. “Acquia Cohesion’s intuitive interface and visual components help designers and site builders decrease time-to-market by removing developer bottlenecks.”

In Q4 2019, Acquia kicked off the Acquia Cohesion Early Adopter Program for Partners, enabling site builders on how to use the platform for front-end development and exposing them to Acquia Cohesion’s advanced features and use cases. Enablement resources developed during the program will be available in Q2 2020 through the Acquia Academy. For more information about Acquia Cohesion, download a free sandbox or contact sales at [email protected]


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BOSTON & BRIGHTON, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digital experience company Acquia announced today that it has acquired the UK-based Cohesion, creator of DX8, the first enterprise-grade, low-code Drupal website builder. With this acquisition, content marketers and site builders with minimal coding skills can create Drupal websites up to 4X faster, according to user testing.

Drupal is the most powerful and flexible platform today for building digital experiences and managing website content. With Cohesion DX8, Acquia continues to invest in technology for creating on-brand Drupal websites. Cohesion DX8 offers the in-browser creation of themes, layouts, and pages to empower designers and marketers to quickly build beautiful new sites.

“Businesses need to launch, manage, and update their websites quicker and more efficiently than ever before,' said Dries Buytaert, Acquia co-founder, CTO, and chairman. “This acquisition allows Acquia to continue simplifying the way organizations of all sizes build, style, and design websites. Using Cohesion DX8 will be a complete game-changer for many; it will enable organizations to launch Drupal websites much faster, while still offering unprecedented creative freedom, brand consistency, and governance for digital marketers and content authors.”

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By bringing Cohesion DX8 into the Acquia product portfolio, customers and partners, as well as digital marketing teams and agencies, can now create scalable websites from scratch on Drupal in a fraction of the time of traditional development. Cohesion DX8 can also uniquely help large multi-brand organizations with dozens or hundreds of Drupal websites, providing brand consistency across all websites while empowering regional creativity. With Cohesion DX8, Acquia is the only Drupal company that lets organizations quickly create and modify sites, layouts, and templates using an intuitive drag-and-drop interface.

Markus Hugenbach, head of digital marketing platforms at Bayer, said, “Bayer has screened the market searching for an enterprise website builder capable of handling thousands of sites. Cohesion DX8 has the capability to create standardized websites at scale without the need for developer involvement, thereby transforming our website operating model. Since we are also an existing Acquia customer, Cohesion DX8 complements the Acquia product suite by adding a powerful low-code site builder. The combination of the Acquia and Cohesion DX8 solutions together accelerate Bayer forward.”

Acquia harnesses the power of new innovations to empower the world’s most ambitious brands to create customer moments that matter. Cohesion DX8 shares Acquia’s vision for digital experiences, resulting in best-in-class website editing capabilities and the ultimate productivity kit for Drupal. Through this acquisition, organizations will be able to get the most out of Drupal to build, edit, and optimize sites and respond to client requirements in a leaner way.

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“Cohesion’s vision was to revolutionize the way Drupal websites are built through low-code, visual solutions,” said Drew Griffiths, Cohesion CEO and founder. “With the addition of Cohesion DX8’s technology, Acquia will make it possible for organizations and agencies with demanding requirements to launch websites faster, while maintaining consistency across multiple brands, regions, or divisions. This allows technical resources to focus on more complex functionality, so organizations can spend more developer time on high value areas of the website and less time pushing pixels.”

Acquia’s acquisition of Cohesion DX8 followsAcquia’s May 2019 acquisition of Mautic, the world’s only open marketing automation and campaign management platform, which allows Acquia customers to automate, personalize, and measure the entire customer lifecycle.

Cohesion DX8 is available today. For more information and for pricing, please contact Acquia. Additional resources include:

About Acquia

Acquia is the open digital experience company. We provide the world’s most ambitious brands with technology that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia, we believe in the power of community - giving our customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms. To learn more, visit


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