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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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DNN Platform

Well suited to large enterprise website or web application developments. Less well suited to smaller site which would be better catered for by something like Wordpress.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
DNN Platform
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
DNN Platform
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
9.0
DNN Platform
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.6
DNN Platform
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.7
DNN Platform
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
DNN Platform
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
DNN Platform
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
DNN Platform
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst
3.2
DNN Platform
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8
DNN Platform

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
DNN Platform
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
DNN Platform
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
DNN Platform

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
DNN Platform
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
DNN Platform
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
DNN Platform
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
DNN Platform

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.4
DNN Platform
10.0
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
DNN Platform
9.9
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
DNN Platform
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.0
DNN Platform
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
DNN Platform
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
10.0

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
10.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
6.9
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
7.9
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
7.5
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
7.2
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
7.6
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
2.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
9.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
7.6
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
6.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
7.7
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
7.7
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
7.3
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
6.9
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
8.7
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst
DNN Platform
8.0

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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  • DNN allows for multiple installation and hosting options, so large corporate and small clients can each have a service that fits them.
  • DNN has the ability to have a lot of features customized.
  • The licensing, if using the on demand or Evoq versions is pricey, but is better than many alternatives.
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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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  • Out of the box, it has some modules, but not enough unless you do a paid version.
  • The support is a bit slow.
  • The menuing can be confusing and terms used a bit strange. which makes training difficult.
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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 answers yet
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Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst9.7
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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No score
No answers yet
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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
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Performance

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

Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 5 answers
Good support; there have been a few issues that we have been unable to resolve
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No score
No answers yet
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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
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Alternatives Considered

BC may not be as customizable as these two, but it is a much more of a secure option
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Each project has a specific set of requierments and these drive our CMS decisions. I tend to think of DNN Platform as a good option when the hosting requierments are complex or specificly defined and there needs to be a level of custom options created. The roles and credentialling is also somewhat better than most.
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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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  • The free version is certainly good for ROI, but the paid versions are expensively licensed.
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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

DNN Platform

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