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Adobe Business Catalyst

58 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

AllProWebTools

4 Ratings
Score 6.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst

Adobe Business Catalyst is an absolute rock-star for companies that want an all in one solution, who have limited budgets and/or little technical expertise. It will scale well and can grow with your company. It is more complex and more flexible than something like Wix, where your options are heavily limited, but less open than WordPress where you can use plug-ins and custom code to rebuild how anything works. So it is a nice area in the middle.Adobe Business Catalyst would probably not be a great solution for companies who want absolute control over their website and everything in it and have highly experienced technical resources to build out whatever they need since not every area of the website or server can be modified.
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AllProWebTools

It works very well for my cooking business.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
AllProWebTools
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.7
AllProWebTools
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.9
AllProWebTools
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.3
AllProWebTools
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.6
AllProWebTools
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
AllProWebTools
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
AllProWebTools
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
AllProWebTools
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst
3.3
AllProWebTools
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8
AllProWebTools

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
AllProWebTools
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
AllProWebTools
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
AllProWebTools
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.5
AllProWebTools
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
AllProWebTools

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
AllProWebTools
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.6
AllProWebTools
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
AllProWebTools

Social Media Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
AllProWebTools
Social sharing and campaigns
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.8
AllProWebTools
Social profile integration
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.6
AllProWebTools

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
AllProWebTools
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
AllProWebTools
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
AllProWebTools
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.2
AllProWebTools

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.3
AllProWebTools
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.6
AllProWebTools
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
AllProWebTools
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
AllProWebTools
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
AllProWebTools

Sales Force Automation

Adobe Business Catalyst
AllProWebTools
9.1
Customer data management / contact management
Adobe Business Catalyst
AllProWebTools
9.1
Workflow management
Adobe Business Catalyst
AllProWebTools
9.1
Quote & order management
Adobe Business Catalyst
AllProWebTools
9.1

Marketing Automation

Adobe Business Catalyst
AllProWebTools
9.1
Lead management
Adobe Business Catalyst
AllProWebTools
9.1
Email marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
AllProWebTools
9.1

CRM Project Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
AllProWebTools
9.1
Task management
Adobe Business Catalyst
AllProWebTools
9.1
Billing and invoicing management
Adobe Business Catalyst
AllProWebTools
9.1

Customization

Adobe Business Catalyst
AllProWebTools
9.1
Custom fields
Adobe Business Catalyst
AllProWebTools
9.1

Platform

Adobe Business Catalyst
AllProWebTools
4.5
Mobile access
Adobe Business Catalyst
AllProWebTools
4.5

Pros

  • Continues to upgrade/improve the platform. Moved hosting to Amazon cloud, a more secure environment. Added B.C. widgets factory to greatly enhance modules used.
  • BC apps are being developed by a third party (bcappstore.com). BC Gurus is a great platform for getting tutorials on how design, coding, and more. And they provide client tutorials.
  • Recent addition of Liquid logic on the server is the closest thing to server side programming on BC.
  • Great tech support.
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  • The CRM holds all of my contacts and it is already integrated with all of my other tools.
  • The Email Management system is already integrated with all of my other tools. This means that I do not have to download CSVs and upload them to a separate email program everytime I want to send out an email blast.
  • I can take payments in the same system that has my email marketing and CRM. This means that I can create tags and send different email campaigns depending on if I have received payment or not.
  • The website hosting means that I can use the same software to update my blog and gallery of food pictures.
  • I can sell tickets to my cooking classes from the same software that manages everything else that I do in my business.
  • I use the task manager that is built in to remind me of things I need to do. I really like that it is tied into my CRM so I can tag tasks to specific clients.
  • The built in timecard system allows me to "clock in" to whatever client that I am working on so that my time and hourly rate are automatically calculated for me. My invoices are sent automatically on the first of each month.
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Cons

  • The blog module could be improved so there is more functionality and more freedom for easy customization.
  • Multiple files upload into the Media Downloads module would be a great feature to have.
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  • QuickBooks Integration
  • More email templates
  • They do not have an app
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
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Adobe, is very expensive, has a solid background and produces quality programs. You can't argue with that
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Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst9.7
Based on 4 answers
Overall it is a "plug and play" interface. The majority of the work is done in other software interfaces. Managing billing, user roles and custom reports are all that you need to manage in the actual BC user interface. For my business this is an incredible benefit as I have to leave my preferred software less.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability
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Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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Support

Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 5 answers
The support provided by Adobe is excellent. Though the knowledge base, forums, blogs and online chat questions most all answers can be found. In the event that you are unable to find an answer or you have a unique situation simply post a question to the forums. These forums are regularly monitored by Adobe and its users.
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Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
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Implementation

Adobe Business Catalyst9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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Alternatives Considered

Bigcommerce or Shopify
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I used to use Microsoft Excel to organize my business - but it got pretty crazy pretty fast.
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Scalability

Adobe Business Catalyst9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's easy to build small sites or large sites and there is lots of templating.
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Return on Investment

  • Adobe Business Catalyst allows us to offer our clients a custom design, custom functionality with the use of web apps, and the ability to easily update their websites.
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  • It just makes it easier for me to track what is going on in my business.
  • I like having everything in one place, instead of a bunch of different programs.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Business Catalyst

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Adobe Business Catalyst Editions & Modules
Adobe Business Catalyst
Additional Pricing Details

AllProWebTools

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$195*
1.  per installation
AllProWebTools Editions & Modules
AllProWebTools
Edition
Base + Website Hosting
$101
1. per installation
Additional Pricing Details
Starting price of $10/month for unlimited user accounts. Provides website hosting, task manager, blogging, password manager, office chat, and the WorkFlow Timeline. Setup fee covers up to 10 hours of personal training and data import from other software programs.