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Adobe Business Catalyst

58 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

Epom Ad Server

2 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst

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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Epom Ad Server

I started using Epom for its multi-platform capabilities, as I needed a network which would allow managing desktop and mobile ad inventory simultaneously. Epom works with desktop, mobile web, video, and mobile app ads, all within one account. It is really convenient when it comes to analytics - Epom delivers combined data, providing the whole picture on your ad campaigns. Advanced targeting and real-time statistics are another great advantage
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
Epom Ad Server
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.7
Epom Ad Server
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.9
Epom Ad Server
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.3
Epom Ad Server
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.6
Epom Ad Server
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Epom Ad Server
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
Epom Ad Server
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
Epom Ad Server
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst
3.3
Epom Ad Server
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8
Epom Ad Server

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
Epom Ad Server
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
Epom Ad Server
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
Epom Ad Server
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.5
Epom Ad Server
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
Epom Ad Server

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
Epom Ad Server
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.6
Epom Ad Server
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
Epom Ad Server

Social Media Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
Epom Ad Server
Social sharing and campaigns
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.8
Epom Ad Server
Social profile integration
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.6
Epom Ad Server

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Epom Ad Server
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
Epom Ad Server
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Epom Ad Server
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.2
Epom Ad Server

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.3
Epom Ad Server
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.7
Epom Ad Server
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Epom Ad Server
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
Epom Ad Server
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
Epom Ad Server

Pros

  • The Web Apps element of Business Catalyst is unique among hosted CMS systems. It helps us solve unique challenges without involving heavy-duty programmers.
  • As a Hosted CMS, it has a lot of great features without a ton of cost or liability being taken on which is important to us.
  • BC has a growing developer community and has made significant upgrades over the past few years, which don't end up costing us more, and would be very expensive or time consuming in a traditional CMS
  • Our client's like that it is from "Adobe" and that it has Dreamweaver integration. This provides them with a level of comfort that helps us sell the project.
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  • The great advantages of this ad server are its multi-platform capabilities. Epom saves your time, enabling you to work with different platforms within one account.
  • Epom supports all major ad formats, so there are plenty of options to choose from.
  • Combined analytics. Epom delivers data in real time, so you can optimize your campaigns accordingly.
  • Easy integration with their own ad network with decent CPM rates.
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Cons

  • Pricing seems inflexible and many times it's what makes my clients turn to other CMS systems. How can I defend spending $40 just because I want to use the BC Apps but have no use for the e-commerce function?
  • I used to have a plethora of templates that I could use as a starting point. They are now gone and I miss them.
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  • Antiquated user interface. It definitely could be more user-friendly.
  • Epom Ad Server support does not have a ticket system. Support must be contacted directly.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
We don't think twice about working with Business Catalyst. This all-in-one platform allows us to efficiently run our web agency by deploying powerful web solutions to our clients that they can maintain and manage themselves. We spend less time developing and supporting our clients which allows us to focus on their business goals and marketing initiatives to help grow their business.
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Epom Ad Server9.0
Based on 1 answer
A combination of useful features for publishers and advertisers turns Epom into a very universal ad network with diverse functionality. It is a great solution for multi-platform advertising.
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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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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability
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Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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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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Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
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Implementation

Adobe Business Catalyst9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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Alternatives Considered

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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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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Return on Investment

  • Better customer service
  • Increased efficiency in deploying websites
  • Customer satisfaction with the system
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  • Besides its multiplatform capabilities, Epom is a highly reliable platform that offers a great level of protection against a system crash.
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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

Epom Ad Server

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