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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

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.
Richard Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

If you need to have agile web design and easy editing, then Elementor is the way to go. You run into trouble when you need super custom solutions, or when you combine it with certain plug-ins that don’t play well. This is on a case-by-case basis, and can often be solved by high-level programmers.
Jason Rutel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.5
Elementor
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.3
Elementor
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
Elementor
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.9
Elementor
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
Elementor
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
Elementor
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.0
Elementor
Email deliverability reporting
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.9
Elementor
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
3.0
Elementor
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.8
Elementor

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
Elementor
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
Elementor
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.2
Elementor
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.4
Elementor
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.6
Elementor

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.6
Elementor
7.4
API
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.9
Elementor
8.0
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
Elementor
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
Elementor
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
5.5
Elementor
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
6.7

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
8.5

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
8.6
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
8.9
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
8.7
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
8.7
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
8.7
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
8.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
8.8
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
8.5
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
8.2

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
8.3
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
8.6
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
8.6
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
7.7
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
8.1
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Elementor
8.7

Pros

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • Probably one of the easiest e-commerce platforms to work in, it does take setup, but compared to a lot of other e-commerce solutions, this is probably the best one that I have seen that can be designed and implemented custom.
  • Their template system works very well and allows you to create and re-use templates across Adobe Business Catalyst.
  • Their pre-built modules are great, giving people a great way to use common web elements without having to use a plug-in or find some solution, it is simply built in and generally works exactly as you would expect.
  • Adobe Business Catalyst is more of an all-around solution, providing elements that most smaller companies would have a hard time figuring out, since it includes the ability to build websites, send and track e-mails, analytics. It really is a powerful tool that would typically require a fair amount of coding knowledge and expertise but with the system already built, it can be easily modified and edited by those with limited or no coding knowledge at all.
Jonathan Hodak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

  • The interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. Each of the blocks is laid out in a very standard way. This makes learning Elementor pretty quick. There are a lot of advanced features that take longer to become familiar with, but for solid basic design, it is easy to learn.
  • Elementor is quite capable of building nicely designed fast sites. It also has excellent Mobile capabilities allowing a designer to make sure the look on Tablet and Phone are as well designed as the desktop version.
  • Elementor works well with virtually every Theme out there. However, to go a step further, there are quite a few Themes that are built specifically to work with Elementor.
  • This is not something that Elementor does, but I need to mention that there are several Block sets out there that are made for Elementor and expand the design capabilities.
Jeff Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • Multi Client Management: The dashboard for managing multiple clients as a reseller is a little difficult to get to. There is also no very easy way for me to manage multiple clients at once. I have to log into and out of individual client accounts to do billing or management.
  • Lack of Server support: There are certain server protocols and languages that are not supported using BC. For example I cannot build a custom php database and upload to BC. I am required to use their tools.
Dan Butler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

  • If you'd asked me a year ago where Elementor could improve, this list would be easy, now, not so much. The product develops at a phenomenal rate with new features consistently being rolled out. Support has improved DRAMATICALLY and is really world class at this point.
Gary Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Pauline Kraus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
Dan Butler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

Elementor 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Elementor is one of those website builders that is really easy to get started with. The drag and drop features make it easy to create attractive and creative webpages for even the non-website designer. Some of the features available are not easy to find or easy to discover when you first start using Elementor. Practice makes perfect.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

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
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.8
Based on 6 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.
Pauline Kraus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

Elementor 8.0
Based on 1 answer
There support is slow and at times can be frustrating and this is why many prefer to air out their frustrations within the Facebook group community. I tend to give up as when I'm working on something and something goes wrong I need the help straight away. I do not have the patience to wait anymore.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.8
Based on 4 answers
Pretty easy to do
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

As far as the CMS for BC goes, there is none out there that compares. In the past we have utilized Joomla, Wordpress, Mambo, Drupal, Concrete 5 and others. None of them were as easy to use and train on that Adobe's Business Catalyst. Our alternative to BC is WordPress when our clients want a less expensive solution. For the most part that works OK but we have had issues with plugin incompatibility among other issues. We lost at least two clients because of similar issues. The other great part about BC's solution is that we can still work with our favorite site creation tool - Dreamweaver. The whole process continues to be more and more simplified with added features to the system. No other solution (that we've found) offers such an easy way to create custom web sites that are easily editable by our clients.
Jeff French | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

Elementor is superior to other page builders I have used previously, including Divi and Beaver Builder, and are easier to use than hosted options I have previously used, including Squarespace and Wix. It allows for more flexible designs for advanced users and a more intuitive interface for complete beginners. It is full of great features, widgets and premade templates that are great to use for users of all levels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • As someone who uses it on behalf of other clients, our ROI with BC is definitely positive. We needed a mid-range CMS without huge licensing costs to satisfy mid-range clients who have some dynamic needs but doesn't need the expense or liability of enterprise level products. Without it we would have lost possible customers or taken bigger hits on projects because of the costs involved with satisfying their mid-level needs
  • Our clients are all usually very positive about the BC platform and are able to use it themselves which lessens our Support time/cost.
  • To use the Web App element,. which we do on almost every site, you need to pay for the highest plan. This brings along with it many features most of our clients would never use. A more basic plan with that Web App capability would be a big improvement on our costs.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

  • ROI: able to complete more web design projects in less time.
  • ROI: able to upload demo content/themes and edit with ease, giving clients the opportunity to see mockups faster than before.
  • ROI: ease of use allows for more opportunities to design sites for more companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

General

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

Elementor

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
Elementor
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.4
Elementor

Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.7
Elementor
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
Elementor

Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.2
Elementor

Support Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.8
Elementor
8.0

Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.6
Elementor

Implementation Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.8
Elementor

Scalability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
Elementor

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