60 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 101
50 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

The service provision is good the accounts customer service is poor so I would struggle to give BC a better than average review, if only they could offer customers a better accounts service then the value would be much higher.
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Cascade Server

Cascade CMS is great for working with large quantities of content that can then be reused across multiple sites or other apps. The workflow system is robust and completely customizable. Managing users is easy with available custom authentication options like LDAP.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.6
Cascade Server
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.4
Cascade Server
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
Cascade Server
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.8
Cascade Server
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.9
Cascade Server
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
Cascade Server
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.0
Cascade Server
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.1
Cascade Server
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
3.1
Cascade Server
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.8
Cascade Server

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
Cascade Server
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
Cascade Server
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.2
Cascade Server
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.4
Cascade Server
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
Cascade Server

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.4
Cascade Server
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.4
Cascade Server
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.3
Cascade Server

Social Media Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.2
Cascade Server
Social sharing and campaigns
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.8
Cascade Server
Social profile integration
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.6
Cascade Server

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
Cascade Server
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.0
Cascade Server
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
Cascade Server
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
Cascade Server

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.5
Cascade Server
8.3
API
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.6
Cascade Server
9.8
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
Cascade Server
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
Cascade Server
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
5.5
Cascade Server
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
6.7

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
9.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
7.6
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
8.9
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
8.0
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
8.0
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
8.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
5.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
7.1
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
9.0
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
6.6

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
6.7
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
7.0
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
7.0
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
6.7
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Cascade Server
4.8

Pros

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • The new templates have social connectivity built in which is very nice.
  • The Sites do a good job on newsletter templates and data tracking.
  • The in browser editing is a plus.
  • The initial cost is usually spent on a designer or content developer so the client can focus on a set up fee and then just the on going hosting. No long term fees for developers to come in and make edits.
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Cascade Server

  • Cascade CMS uses a simple folder–page paradigm that our content editors can quickly grasp, as it parallels the drive structures they find on their Mac and Windows computers and the URL paths within their sites.
  • A powerful and flexible Content Type system allows site managers and administrators to simplify complex page structures and user interactions into manageable fields and WYSIWYG content blocks our content editors can maintain.
  • Cascade CMS implements a fully-baked-publishing paradigm. This allows public-facing web pages to be served by an arbitrary number of front-end web servers, while isolating the CMS itself from any spikes in external traffic.
  • Cascade CMS provides granular control of permissions/actions pertaining to non-publishable (administrative) and publishable assets assigned to users, groups and site-specific roles. Additionally, optional workflows, asset-naming criteria, file-size limits, spelling and accessibility checks, and other restrictions/automations can be applied and enforced.
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Cons

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • I wish tech support would address issues with scripts, style sheets.
  • It would be very helpful if B.C. partners were notified about improvements, maintenance schedule, etc. instead of spending time researching.
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Cascade Server

  • With the roll out of the newest version, many improvements were made.
  • They could extend versioning to other pieces within Cascade.
  • Extending integration with other platforms, both for pulling information and pushing information (which is on their roadmap already).
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.4
Based on 10 answers
It's easy to use and we are invested in it now.
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Cascade Server

Cascade Server 9.1
Based on 26 answers
Cascade CMS is the best product in its class for our specific needs as a university-wide enterprise web content management system.
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Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.7
Based on 4 answers
It's easy to log in; areas are well marked, and support is available if needed.
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Cascade Server

Cascade Server 9.1
Based on 4 answers
It is very straight forward. It's a very clean interface.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability
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Cascade Server

Cascade Server 6.7
Based on 4 answers
Amazing customer service and VERY customizable.
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Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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Cascade Server

Cascade Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Does a great job.
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Support

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.6
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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Cascade Server

Cascade Server 9.1
Based on 5 answers
The support staff are all well-versed in Cascade, respond in a timely fashion, and provide excellent service.
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In-Person Training

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Training was helpful.
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Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
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Cascade Server

Cascade Server 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Still needed that physical help
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Implementation

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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Cascade Server

Cascade Server 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Making sure that our export from our previous CMS was correct was crucial. If it wasn't, we would have been in a world of hurt. Thanks to the import tool Hannon Hill created, everything went great and all pages were successfully imported.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

BC may not be as customizable as these two, but it is a much more of a secure option
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Cascade Server

Similar to both Cascade and MURA, Cascade needs some initial customization to make it work for you. Cascade allows you to do more with your templates. It breaks the templating process into many layers. Once you learn the system, it makes the content types easier to customize.
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Scalability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's easy to build small sites or large sites and there is lots of templating.
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Cascade Server

Cascade Server 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I used it only a few times.
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Return on Investment

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • Faster website deployment
  • Better organization since we can keep most clients under the same umbrella
  • Adobe brand recognition
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Cascade Server

  • Definitely increased employee efficiency
  • More consistency with web content/better look for the brand
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Pricing Details

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

General

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

Cascade Server

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

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