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Adobe Business Catalyst

58 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

AspDotNetStorefront

5 Ratings
Score 6.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst

I feel that Adobe Business Catalyst (BC) is best suited to small businesses and free lance designers reselling to small businesses. The whole interface is very personal and easy to use from an inexperienced perspective. This makes it a perfect platform for small business websites or even portfolio websites. Its lack of different server side protocols and languages makes it perfect for the small scale web implementation.
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AspDotNetStorefront

If you need a tool to manage a website, this is a good place to start. If you aren't ready for something of this caliber it might not be meant for your business. It's a stepping stone and you need to be ready to learn and it may require a bit more attention.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Online Storefront

Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
8.7
Product catalog & listings
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
8.0
Product management
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
8.0
Bulk product upload
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
Branding
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
7.0
Mobile storefront
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
8.0
Product variations
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
8.0
Website integration
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
Visual customization
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
9.0
CMS
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0

Online Shopping Cart

Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
8.0
Abandoned cart recovery
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
7.0
Checkout user experience
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
9.0

Online Payment System

Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
eCommerce security
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0

eCommerce Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
9.0
Promotions & discounts
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
Personalized recommendations
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
9.0
SEO
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
8.0

eCommerce Business Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
Order processing
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
Inventory management
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
Shipping
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
Custom functionality
Adobe Business Catalyst
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0

Pros

  • Analytics: I am able to see on multiple levels traffic, clicks, and most importantly search terms for improving SEO. The reports are easy to generate as well as read, especially for small inexperienced business owners.
  • Marketing: When using the BC platform businesses are able to link up easily with Adobe Marketing to automatically send out emails and newsletters. Its a very smooth and painless process.
  • Online Editing: This is probably the best part of BC. Once a design is approved and launched on the platform, my clients do not have to contact me for small content updates. This frees me up as a small business owner to concentrate on design, new clients, and larger projects for existing clients.
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  • Tons of reporting tools
  • Easy to navigate
  • Multiple user profiles
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Cons

  • I love web apps but it can be time consuming to get the bulk import file just right the first time
  • Support is good, but the effort to research can be massive for unusual issues
  • Metadata on blog posts and pages can require lots of content editing at a slow pace
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  • Not everyone can navigate easily without training
  • Some reports can be fairly large and take lots of time to download
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
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
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

More reliable; more integrated tools
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More customization and ability to work with web designers make it an easy tool to manage projects and promote growth of your store front. It may not be as user friendly as others but it has more flexibility by far.
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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

  • Complete reporting connecting dollars spent on marketing to dollars earned as revenue
  • Faster turn-around on ideas into market-ready content
  • Better service to clients through greater usability in account management
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  • Easy to use customer service tools
  • Invaluable reporting abilities
  • Tier users makes it easy to manage employees
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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

AspDotNetStorefront

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