Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) vs. HubSpot CMS Hub

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Adobe Business Catalyst was a cloud-hosted system for building and managing web content and online stores with a built-in CRM framework in addition to sales, service, and marketing features including eCommerce and Email Marketing tools. It has been end of life (EOL) since 2020.
$10
per month
HubSpot CMS Hub
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
HubSpot's CMS Hub aims to enable developers to build using flexible themes and content structures, marketers to edit and create pages on their own, and to present customers with a personalized, secure experience.N/A
Pricing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)HubSpot CMS Hub
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)HubSpot CMS Hub
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.6
14 Ratings
15% below category average
HubSpot CMS Hub
8.5
7 Ratings
10% above category average
API7.911 Ratings8.97 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
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Ratings
HubSpot CMS Hub
9.0
8 Ratings
10% above category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
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Ratings
HubSpot CMS Hub
8.0
8 Ratings
5% above category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings8.16 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings7.68 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings8.48 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings7.78 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings7.37 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings8.27 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
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Ratings
HubSpot CMS Hub
7.8
8 Ratings
5% above category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings7.97 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings7.78 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings7.77 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings7.87 Ratings
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User Ratings
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)HubSpot CMS Hub
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(21 ratings)
8.2
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.4
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.7
(4 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(10 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.6
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)HubSpot CMS Hub
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
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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HubSpot
It is a super-effective tool for our marketing and content writing team. It is recommended to all the entrepreneurs out there to enhance their website traffic. The content can be easily managed via HubSpot CMS Hub and the marketing tools can be proved helpful in the dissemination of the content along with its SEO feature. However, it is less appropriate in the scenario for creating content for mobile as it has limited templates
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Pros
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  • 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.
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HubSpot
  • Training and provision of documents to enhance and grow success with their platform.
  • Content scheduling!
  • Content management and the easy way you can manipulate pre-built schedules and shift content around, etc.
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Cons
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  • 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.
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HubSpot
  • Although you can integrate it with Google Analytics, there is still a significant difference between what each tells you about [a] number of visitors to a given page, etc.
  • There's a lot to the program and it's not always intuitive where to go for a feature. Though the help center and academy are good and usually have the answers, having to look things up isn't.
  • It's expensive.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
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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HubSpot
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Usability
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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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HubSpot
It is very easy for my new employees to use. They provide great training tools to help train our staff when they are faced with a challenge
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Reliability and Availability
Discontinued Products
very few issues with availability
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HubSpot
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Performance
Discontinued Products
Very few issues
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HubSpot
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Support Rating
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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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HubSpot
They are always there to help in any way possible. Our account manager works out any situations we may encounter during business hours
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Online Training
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HubSpot
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Implementation Rating
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Pretty easy to do
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HubSpot
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Alternatives Considered
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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.
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HubSpot
Easier and faster to use then these two, HubSpot CMS Hub provides me with a long list of tools that make my marketing process more smooth and easy to manage, it doesn't get too technical but is also not too basic, so it has the balance I need when preparing campaigns for some of our sites.
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Scalability
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It's easy to build small sites or large sites and there is lots of templating.
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HubSpot
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Return on Investment
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  • 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.
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HubSpot
  • Has helped with visibility
  • Has helped cut cost since we can do more in one place versus having several software departments are using separately
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