60 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 101
12 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

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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Clickability

Clickability is a great product to create and manage news articles and blog entries, create and manage newsletters and user recipients. The product is very scalable in terms of adding more than one website/publication to publish online and adding more users/editors. The product suite is only useful for big newspaper and media organizations.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.5
Clickability
8.0
API
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.6
Clickability
8.0
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
Clickability
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
Clickability
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
5.5
Clickability
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Clickability
8.0

Security

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

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Clickability
7.7
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Clickability
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Clickability
9.0
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Clickability
9.0
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Clickability
9.9
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Clickability
1.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Clickability
9.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Clickability
8.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Clickability
7.4
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Clickability
9.0
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Clickability
9.0
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Clickability
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Clickability
7.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Clickability
4.0

Pros

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • BC has excellent integration of features that allow for end to end reporting
  • BC is flexible and adaptable through web apps and integrated modules
  • BC offers multi-level customization that can be done efficiently in several ways
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Clickability

  • The customization from page to page is the best I've seen in a CMS. Each page could have its own template and content rendering if necessary
  • The UI is fairly straight forward and easy to use. It can also be customized by user role.
  • The Velocity template creation is easily done through the console. No need to FTP files to a server.
  • The version control of each content item or template is handled through the CMS. No terminal needed.
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Cons

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • BusinessCatalyst is a hosted solution and some can view this as a negative due to not having access directly to the server.
  • Some of the BuisnessCatalyst modules seem to never be updated or improved upon and it seems almost impossible to extend them into solutions that don't exist.
  • The Photo Gallery module is really easy to get setup however it is really difficult to extend due to the lack of access to do so.
  • It lacks a tagging system that can be used to output content. Currently it has categories which can be used but I don't think the original intention was this due to there only being three tiers available for use.
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Clickability

  • The UI presentation was developed before tabbed-browsing became available/popular, thus you can run into serious trouble if you are not careful.
  • The security implementation, while allowing extreme granularity (good), has become extremely difficult to manage over time (bad).
  • We have written our own web-based front-end UIs in order to compensate for the somewhat awkward content entry experience that the UI provides.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.4
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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Clickability

Clickability 5.5
Based on 6 answers
Unable to provide feedback on this since no longer work for company.
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Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.7
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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Clickability

Clickability 7.5
Based on 3 answers
I have used 8 other CMS at this point and I only found one other to be easier to use and they are not for this type of market.
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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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Clickability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.6
Based on 5 answers
I have used Adobe support for many of their products. I find that they are quick to respond and present a wide variety of support platforms from forums to online chat. Depending on the nature of the issue I am usually able to get resolution within 24 to 48 hours. With more complex issues I have never had a problem with Adobe dropping the ball.
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Clickability

Clickability 7.6
Based on 2 answers
I found that some agents were better then others, usually you have an account representative and that I would consider level 1 support. To get really complex answers you need to talk with an engineer.
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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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Clickability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

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

Clickability 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Have a developer on staff to work with them, even if you are not designing your site yourself.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Business Catalyst outperforms other CMS systems out there. Because it's a hosted content management system maintained by Adobe we have to spend less time worrying about server setup, maintenance, and security and more time building better websites. We also don't have to worry about system updates and upgrading to new features as these happen automatically. Performance also excels on Adobe Business Catalyst compared to Drupal, Wordpress and Joomla. In all, Adobe Business Catalyst, with it's predefined functionality allows us to build powerful websites more efficiently then the competitors out there.
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Clickability

We also use IIS with .NET to host some website functionality, but would not use that to host websites that simply deliver news content, and allow a newsroom to manage its own content. I have not used many other CMS's but others on my team have described them, and I have yet to hear anything that surpasses what Clickability can do for us. One faction in our corporation made a push to start using Wordpress, but was unable to justify any migration efforts.
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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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Clickability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • Positive: Offering a solution to clients that need an in-depth eCommerce platform
  • Positive: A deeper understanding of the power of CRM
  • Negative: A new requirement to learn and support the platform
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Clickability

  • Increase in website traffic, SEO
  • Better utilization of dev resources
  • Quick turn around time
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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

Clickability

General

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

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