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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 7.5 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

GoDaddy

GoDaddy is a good solution for:
  • first-time, non-techy, local service business owner (not eCom) to manage their business all in one place (looking to build their website, send emails, manage their listings and web presence all in one place
    • The user dashboard for their small business suite is pretty user-friendly. Someone could probably build their site in about three hours.
    • A decent place to keep all business solutions in one easy place and have someone to help them troubleshoot with support.
  • More technically savvy business owners - any field
    • Buy and manage their domains all in one place
    • Get technical support for issues (ex: troubleshooting with CNAME and ANAME records) when redirecting traffic to new pages
    • Buy domains in bulk
I would not recommend GoDaddy's website builder:
  • For eCommerce - the tracking and capabilities are better on Shopify. There are drag and drop themes just the same as with GoDaddy.
  • For people who love to tweak - There are limitations on the WYSIWYG editor.
  • For people who are running a lot of Facebook ad campaigns / socially driven campaigns - It's harder to track conversions and give Facebook the information it needs to prove purchases (any field). We've driven traffic and proved $45k in sales from some of the campaigns that we've done. We had to do it in a roundabout way.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.6
GoDaddy
API
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.9
GoDaddy
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
GoDaddy
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
GoDaddy
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
5.5
GoDaddy

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

GoDaddy

  • Customer service has great hours of availability. When things go wrong, and they will, it is nice to have the ability to get in touch with someone.
  • Wide variety of services. GoDaddy can be a one stop shop if you are looking for marketing and email services. They offer more than just domains and email platforms.
  • Once set up, very easy to use.
Kirsten Rodriguez | 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

GoDaddy

  • Better pricing for renewals. When I see the difference in pricing of purchasing a new domain versus renewing it, I get turned off with such a huge difference. I think it'd be better if they lowered their renewal pricing. Or just some more promotions, I feel like I never receive promotions from them. Another or could be a rewards program for being a loyal customer for x amount of years.
  • They can be a bit annoying/overwhelming with the product/service add-ons once you've gotten what you needed--I understand why they do it but it almost feels like they're trying to trick you into something which makes me feel less trusting of the company.
  • Though I said I liked the user interface for the non savvy person, I must say that their design/branding/ui could use some improvement. It has a lot going on and it doesn't look clean. A lot of things just look like they were thrown together.
Anonymous | 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

GoDaddy

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

GoDaddy

GoDaddy 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Some integration could be much cleaner and smoother. Seems it used to be easier. Plus, they took away the catch all email feature.
Anonymous | 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

GoDaddy

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

GoDaddy

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

GoDaddy

GoDaddy 8.8
Based on 7 answers
Every time I have raised a query, they have been very prompt and have taken up the matter to resolve and successfully lead to a conclusion. They haven't just waited for an email. They also call you and guide you step by step so there is no confusion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

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

GoDaddy

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

GoDaddy

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

GoDaddy

I never selected GoDaddy, but when a client doesn't want to upgrade, I won't force the issue. If a client wants a fresh build and are severely budget-constrained,Weebly is my recommendation. Having the money for a quality WordPress build but no stomach for monthly expenses leads to DigitalOcean, which we normally use for experimental builds since they spin up so quickly and easily. If a client wants professional hosting with automatic backups, guaranteed stability, and proven performance, WP Engine is our recommendation. We will never recommend GoDaddy.
Robert Allen | 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

GoDaddy

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

GoDaddy

  • Once site was built, very little maintenance involved daily.
  • Easy and quick to edit so time investment is low.
  • Financial App did help me quite a bit. Just not as robust as other offerings but price reflects that.
  • Pro has allowed me to quickly update clients' sites.
June Burchfield - LION | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

General

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

GoDaddy

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
GoDaddy
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.4
GoDaddy

Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.7
GoDaddy
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
GoDaddy

Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.2
GoDaddy

Support Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.8
GoDaddy
8.8

Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.6
GoDaddy

Implementation Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.8
GoDaddy

Scalability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
GoDaddy

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