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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst

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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CommonSpot

Commonspot is well suited for web content management to be conducted by individuals with low-level web skills.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
CommonSpot
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
CommonSpot
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
9.0
CommonSpot
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.7
CommonSpot
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8
CommonSpot
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
CommonSpot
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
CommonSpot
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
CommonSpot
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst
3.1
CommonSpot
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8
CommonSpot

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
CommonSpot
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.7
CommonSpot
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.2
CommonSpot
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.4
CommonSpot
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.7
CommonSpot

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
CommonSpot
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
CommonSpot
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
CommonSpot

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
CommonSpot
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
CommonSpot
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
CommonSpot
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
CommonSpot

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
CommonSpot
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.4
CommonSpot
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
CommonSpot
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.0
CommonSpot
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
CommonSpot

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst
CommonSpot
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst
CommonSpot
7.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst
CommonSpot
6.3
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst
CommonSpot
6.0
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst
CommonSpot
6.5
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst
CommonSpot
7.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst
CommonSpot
7.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst
CommonSpot
7.0
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst
CommonSpot
4.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
CommonSpot
7.7
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst
CommonSpot
7.5
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst
CommonSpot
7.0
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst
CommonSpot
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst
CommonSpot
7.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst
CommonSpot
9.0

Pros

  • Extremely stable platform.
  • Very flexible with the modules and web apps features.
  • The development UI side of the platform makes it very comfortable and easy for front end coding.
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  • CommonSpot allows any person with basic web abilities to edit and maintain sites.
  • CommonSpot allows anyone with basic web abilities to focus on content management and to not be consumed with the complexities of HTML .
  • My organization's marketers are able to optimize digital content and email campaigns across all web channels especially social media.
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Cons

  • Need to be able to build a relational database inside BC
  • Need to be able to easily reference outside links in BC
  • Cancelling a website isn't always easy
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  • Commonspot needs to improve on its authoring feature. It is impossible to author on more than one page at a time . (One must always click on "View work on all changes") before switching between pages otherwise, the changes will not be saved.
  • CommonSpot does not support sharing the definition of any custom element or any template layouts. Therefore, one must recreate these in each site.
  • In Commonspot, a user who has to manage content in multiple sites will have to log in to each site to see and act on any actions.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
It's easy to use and we are invested in it now.
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No score
No answers yet
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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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CommonSpot8.0
Based on 1 answer
I had no previous background in content management, and found it very easy to use. If I could figure it out, I am pretty certain that just about anyone else could as well.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
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No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

Adobe Business Catalyst9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

The largest competitor in my portfolio is GoDaddy. I tend to use them for larger products or for all inclusive domain registration and web presence. I prefer using BC for most everything due to its simplistic nature. It is a very streamlined product and is easy to add users from my clients as editors and managers. This makes content update and creation so much easier. It also eases the minds of content managers within my clients companies as they will have some control over what goes on the web site. GoDaddy is my go to product for customized web designs, larger projects, and anything that requires server side software not supported by BC. It tends to be more involved and time consuming and less productive for me as a small business. So while I prefer to work with BC there are just some limitations that send me over to another hosting platform.
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Commonspot works in tandem with Zendesk very well to accomplish tasks an an efficient manner.
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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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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

  • Faster website deployment
  • Better organization since we can keep most clients under the same umbrella
  • Adobe brand recognition
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  • Better customer service
  • Improved accountability as it regards tracking the tasks assigned to which employee
  • Improved accountability led to increased employee efficiency
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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

CommonSpot

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