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Adobe Business Catalyst

58 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

Amaxus

1 Ratings
Score 3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst

The key question to a client would be to ask if they want to be able to do their own web site site maintenance without the need of software. The added benefit of the CMS is that it also comes with the CRM, e-Mail campaign capabilities, reporting and much more.
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Amaxus

Amaxus is well suited as a development platform and content management system for companies who have a dedicated, experienced development team because it has such complex functionality. It is not well suited for companies whose main content updater will be a person with limited development experience, because it is so hard to learn and understand how to use.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.3
Amaxus
6.0
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.7
Amaxus
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Amaxus
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
Amaxus
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
Amaxus
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst
Amaxus
6.0

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst
Amaxus
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst
Amaxus
9.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst
Amaxus
7.4
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
Amaxus
5.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst
Amaxus
6.0
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst
Amaxus
6.0
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst
Amaxus
10.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst
Amaxus
8.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst
Amaxus
10.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst
Amaxus
8.0
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst
Amaxus
6.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
Amaxus
7.3
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst
Amaxus
7.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst
Amaxus
10.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Amaxus
5.0

Pros

  • As mentioned previously, we use the Content Holder module quite often because of the ability to place any html content that is prone to being frequently edited. It simplifies the process and allows us to simplify our templates.
  • We also like the ease of the Photo Gallery and how simple it is to either add or remove photos from the gallery once it has been placed.
  • Media Downloads seems to be a very helpful resource. With its ability to be categorized both by file type and customized categories within the web site and then placed by category also helps us streamline document placement especially when there are large number of those resources to organize.
  • News is obviously a much needed resource and it is simple to add news items, classify them and place them on template pages where they are fed. It is one of the easiest items to teach new clients how to manage.
  • Web Apps is our most prized module because of the ease of creating a database, then being able to style the output in any shape form or fashion.
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  • There is a lot of flexibility and power with what you can do.
  • The client has a lot of power to make changes on their own without needing a development team.
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Cons

  • It is SaaS, so the initial savings can seem costly if the site owner wants to redesign. It is still less costly than having a professional enterprise site built for you, but you will be limited by your budget.
  • It has been a while since I used it, but custom pages for businesses on Facebook was something that needed to be built by a developer and implemented.
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  • There is a huge learning curve for developers. All our new website builds were going beyond the timeline because of the learning curve.
  • It is very complex and teaching our clients how to use it required several training sessions.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
Adobe Business Catalyst is our go-to web CMS and, until something comes along that is a lot better, we're going to continue using it to develop our lead-generating websites.
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Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst9.7
Based on 4 answers
It's easy to log in; areas are well marked, and support is available if needed.
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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

We prefer Adobe Business Catalyst over WordPress. Adobe Business Catalyst websites are more secure and you don't have to update plug-ins. Saving our clients in cost over time.
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I have used an in-house CMS which was very simple and only allowed the user to update very basic templated content, and I have used Sitecore, which is sort of like a middle-of-the-road. Sitecore is great because it allows for the user to have a lot of control over templates and updating content, but it's not so complex that it is very difficult and time-consuming to learn how to use, like Amaxus.
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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

  • Has allowed us to develop websites about 25-50% faster when compared with WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Umbraco, Modx, Miva, etc.
  • Has eliminated the need to manually updated the content management system, which is the main weakness of WordPress
  • Has become our default web content management system, which has led to website development driving growth for our business in addition to our strategic marketing consulting and research services
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  • It has a negative impact because it put us back on our timelines.
  • It had a negative impact because our customers didn't like the learning curve to use it.
  • It had a negative impact because it caused so much stress among our team to learn it.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Amaxus

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details