Having an agile community focused on innovation and providing a scalable platform to help companies in their digital transformation journey
- Founded in 2001, Drupal¹ is an open source content management platform powering 2% of the world’s websites.
- Drupal’s users include news publishers, governments, educational institutions, artists, NGOs, corporate websites, etc.
- In 2014, Acquia, the company behind Drupal earned $100 million in revenues and employed 600 people.
- Drupal is an open source software; meaning it is free for everybody to use, but also enables a unique sharing and collaboration between users (including competitors).
- Drupal has a thriving community of 40,000 contributors responsible for building and maintaining 25,000 modules.
- Drupal has a commercial ecosystem that consists of thousands of companies building websites with them.
- Drupal provides companies with more flexibility, faster innovation, better speed to market, better cost efficiency and more velocity.
- Drupal helped Cisco achieve $400 million savings by transforming its support organization into a valuable self-service portal for customers.
- Pfizer has been able to save $42 million by using Drupal to build a global digital marketing platform
- Drupal’s content creation interface helped The Economist witness an increase in app downloads, higher reader base.
- Drupal helps organizations with the open source technology platform, having a large community of developers with over 40,000 active contributors, and thousands of companies providing commercial services.
- The passionate volunteer Drupal community is on hand to give support via various vibrant IRC channels, in the forums, and face-to-face at Drupal events.
- Acquia provides the enterprise support for Drupal needed by organizations such as Pfizer, Cisco, etc.
Drupal is one of more than 100 case studies identified as part of the World Economic Forum’s Digital Transformation of Industries initiative. An overview of the DTI program can be found here.
1. Sources: Drupal, WEF/Accenture Analysis