60 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 101
9 Ratings
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Score 9.8 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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CoreMedia

CoreMedia would be great for a very large website handled by very astute developers, who are also editors. Unfortunately, developers and editors are not usually the same people, thus CoreMedia is ill-suited for our company and companies like ours.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CoreMedia
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CoreMedia
5.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CoreMedia
7.2
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CoreMedia
10.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CoreMedia
7.0
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CoreMedia
7.0
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CoreMedia
4.5
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CoreMedia
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CoreMedia
7.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CoreMedia
8.0
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CoreMedia
7.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CoreMedia
6.0
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CoreMedia
6.0
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CoreMedia
5.0
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CoreMedia
5.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CoreMedia
7.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CoreMedia
7.0

Pros

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • Blogs are one of the best ways to generate new content and gain organic rankings with search engines. Business Catalyst's built in blog engine allows users to have their blog resident on their website instead of having to maintain to two sites. This helps to keep the website fresh and builds SEO.
  • Business Catalyst provides a comprehensive Email Marketing module. Users can create and schedule email series. BC also allows for other modules to be placed within the email so that as you update content on your website you are also populating your email newsletter.
  • Although not a feature of Business Catalyst itself, there is a great community of BC partners that support one another. The community shares their knowledge and successes as well as their trials and tribulations. The community happily welcomes new partners without condition or judgement. Through the knowledge shared partners can learn about the platform itself, site building in general, tips on working with clients and how to build their own business.
  • Business Catalyst support is excellent. Being able to chat with support in real time while you are talking a client through a problem is a great asset.
  • The Web Apps module is a powerful feature which allows users to add content to the site while locking in the design. Users simply fill out a form and the information is added to the site perfectly formatted.
  • The ability to replicate sites allows partners to reproduce a successful site thereby reducing build time and increasing productivity and profits.
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CoreMedia

  • CoreMedia is a robust system that can manage large sites with multiple, well-organized subsites.
  • CoreMedia has a built-in workflow system that functions well for a distributed contributor model.
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Cons

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • The learning curve can be steep.
  • There is no access to the server side programming so some functionality needs a work around or cannot be accomplished.
  • It is more expensive for users than many of the other website options.
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CoreMedia

  • CoreMedia, although robust, is also complex. It is not easy to teach or learn, especially when a contributor is not in the system on a daily basis.
  • The user interface is built with developers in mind, but not with contributors in mind. It is hard to navigate and not easy to learn or remember.
  • Some of the terms are confusing. With the translation from German to English, not everything was translated well for an English-based American user base and it is easy to get confused whether one is, for example, marking something for deletion or actually deleting something.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.4
Based on 10 answers
Actually with Business Catalyst there is no renewal; once you are a partner, you are a partner for as long as you like. It is an investment in your business not simply a product you purchase...and as an investment in partnership with Adobe, both are committed to each other's success.
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CoreMedia

CoreMedia 5.6
Based on 5 answers
It isn't up to me
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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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CoreMedia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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CoreMedia

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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CoreMedia

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
Good support; there have been a few issues that we have been unable to resolve
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CoreMedia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

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

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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CoreMedia

CoreMedia 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Set aside more time than you think you need to migrate content. That is the hard part. Implementing the technology is easy.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

We didn't really used many products before deciding to use Business Catalyst. When we started we developed sites using an old product (GoLive) and then created a few sites in WordPress. We didn't like that fact that WordPress needed an add-on every time we wanted additional functionality and trying keep on top of updates was distracting.Adobe's Business Catalyst gave us an all in one system to replace the multiple products clients required to run their online businesses. We also didn't have to remember which sites had what add-ons updated...or not. Business Catalyst is SaaS which allows us to always have the latest updates and functionality ready at our fingertips.
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CoreMedia

I prefer the CoreMedia system to Drupal because, in my experience, I have had many more inconsistencies with Drupal and issues with web errors. CoreMedia seems to be more up-to-date with the latest technology and has a more concrete editing process
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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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CoreMedia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • Business Catalyst provides partners and clients a single system to learn and maintain. No need to constantly switch gears to remember who has what CMS which makes support more efficient.
  • Business Catalyst has made it possible to create and launch sites in less time thus increasing profitability.
  • Business Catalyst is a large investment in the beginning about monetarily and in learning the system. It may not affordable to smaller agencies.
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CoreMedia

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Sometimes unsatisfactory reviews from users because our site is hard to navigate or it looks "old"
  • Increased organization of content. Although this is still an issue we're working to fix, there is the potential to be more organized in CoreMedia.
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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

CoreMedia

General

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

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