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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst

I feel that Adobe Business Catalyst (BC) is best suited to small businesses and free lance designers reselling to small businesses. The whole interface is very personal and easy to use from an inexperienced perspective. This makes it a perfect platform for small business websites or even portfolio websites. Its lack of different server side protocols and languages makes it perfect for the small scale web implementation.
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IBM Digital Experience Manager

Necesito un vendedor para Coremetrics [I need a vendor for Coremetrics]
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
IBM Digital Experience Manager
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
IBM Digital Experience Manager
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.2
IBM Digital Experience Manager
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.5
IBM Digital Experience Manager
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
IBM Digital Experience Manager

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
IBM Digital Experience Manager
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
IBM Digital Experience Manager
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
IBM Digital Experience Manager

Social Media Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
IBM Digital Experience Manager
Social sharing and campaigns
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.8
IBM Digital Experience Manager
Social profile integration
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.6
IBM Digital Experience Manager

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
IBM Digital Experience Manager
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
IBM Digital Experience Manager
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
IBM Digital Experience Manager
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
IBM Digital Experience Manager

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.4
IBM Digital Experience Manager
4.3
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
IBM Digital Experience Manager
4.3
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
IBM Digital Experience Manager
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.0
IBM Digital Experience Manager
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
IBM Digital Experience Manager
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
4.3

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
5.2
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
5.2

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
3.3
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
7.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
3.4
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
3.4
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
1.7
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
1.7
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
4.3
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
1.7
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
3.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
2.2
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
1.5
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
2.4
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
2.4
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
2.4
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst
IBM Digital Experience Manager
2.5

Pros

  • BC has excellent integration of features that allow for end to end reporting
  • BC is flexible and adaptable through web apps and integrated modules
  • BC offers multi-level customization that can be done efficiently in several ways
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  • manejo de sesión [session management]
  • reescritura de url [URL rewriting]
  • cajas negras de password [password black boxes]
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Cons

  • I love web apps but it can be time consuming to get the bulk import file just right the first time
  • Support is good, but the effort to research can be massive for unusual issues
  • Metadata on blog posts and pages can require lots of content editing at a slow pace
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  • Administracion de contenidos para imagines: hoy en la version 7 ya podemos seleccionar un grupo de imagenes y cargarlas con 1 solo clic. A diferencia de la version anterior, donde teniamos que catalogar imagen por imagen en una tarea tediosa y titanica (castigo para la pobre persona que tenia que subir una publicación).
  • [Content administration for images: today in version 7 we can finally select a group of images and upload them with a single click. This is unlike the previous version, where we had to identify each image, a tedious and titanic task (a punishment for the poor person who had to upload a publication)].
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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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IBM Digital Experience Manager5.7
Based on 6 answers
no hemos llegado ahí todavía. [We're still not there]
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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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IBM Digital Experience Manager9.0
Based on 2 answers
New versions has increased user experience facilitating usability.
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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 answers yet
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Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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IBM Digital Experience Manager7.0
Based on 1 answer
We had some issues related with performing and the support was suitable and sucessful.
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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
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Adobe Business Catalyst9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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IBM Digital Experience Manager7.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation was successful due to Websphere application server used.
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Alternatives Considered

I have worked with BigCommerce, ExpressionEngine, WordPress and other custom content management systems. The speed of the setup and ease of use are the primary reasons I choose BusinessCatalyst over other systems. While the CRM and Email platform are not as extensive as others, it provides a one stop solution to clients
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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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IBM Digital Experience Manager9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

  • Complete reporting connecting dollars spent on marketing to dollars earned as revenue
  • Faster turn-around on ideas into market-ready content
  • Better service to clients through greater usability in account management
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  • Unique, easy and user friendly solution that has increased business benefits such as a single repository for all company's products. It provides a better customer service.
  • A huge network of offices managed centrally increasing SEO, marketing, business and clients.
  • Employee efficiency reducing time through a single automated solution.
  • Internal communication within the company has been helped by Web Content Manager as a way of transparency, shared repository and networking with the goal of bringing teams and colleagues together.
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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

IBM Digital Experience Manager

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