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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

The key question to a client would be to ask if they want to be able to do their own web site site maintenance without the need of software. The added benefit of the CMS is that it also comes with the CRM, e-Mail campaign capabilities, reporting and much more.
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Jadu CMS

Jadu CMS is not currently geared toward the academic side, but more of the business/government types of organizations. Things can be tweaked to suit your needs, but sometimes there are limitations. The programmers are very helpful in assisting with that.
If you have some in house programmers, and you can get developer training, they will be able to program their own custom widgets to use on your website. We did not have programmers but managed to create a few simple widgets.
There's also a marketplace to look for other widgets that you could use on your site.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.6
Jadu CMS
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.4
Jadu CMS
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
Jadu CMS
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.8
Jadu CMS
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.9
Jadu CMS
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
Jadu CMS
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.0
Jadu CMS
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.1
Jadu CMS
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
3.1
Jadu CMS
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.8
Jadu CMS

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.5
Jadu CMS
6.0
API
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.6
Jadu CMS
3.0
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
Jadu CMS
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
Jadu CMS
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
5.5
Jadu CMS
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Jadu CMS
9.0

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Jadu CMS
2.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Jadu CMS
2.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Jadu CMS
3.6
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Jadu CMS
3.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Jadu CMS
1.0
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Jadu CMS
2.0
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Jadu CMS
8.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Jadu CMS
7.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Jadu CMS
1.0
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Jadu CMS
3.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Jadu CMS
1.0
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Jadu CMS
1.0
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Jadu CMS
1.0
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Jadu CMS
1.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Jadu CMS
1.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Jadu CMS
1.0

Pros

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • As mentioned previously, we use the Content Holder module quite often because of the ability to place any html content that is prone to being frequently edited. It simplifies the process and allows us to simplify our templates.
  • We also like the ease of the Photo Gallery and how simple it is to either add or remove photos from the gallery once it has been placed.
  • Media Downloads seems to be a very helpful resource. With its ability to be categorized both by file type and customized categories within the web site and then placed by category also helps us streamline document placement especially when there are large number of those resources to organize.
  • News is obviously a much needed resource and it is simple to add news items, classify them and place them on template pages where they are fed. It is one of the easiest items to teach new clients how to manage.
  • Web Apps is our most prized module because of the ease of creating a database, then being able to style the output in any shape form or fashion.
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Jadu CMS

  • The interface to edit content is simple and resembles word processing programs with its editing abilities.
  • If you do not have a separate form creation program/application, Jadu has its own form module.
  • Jadu gives the ability for users to sign in on your webpage and have different options for logged in users.
  • Even if you haven't used the system in a long time, it's easy to get reacquainted with the user interface.
  • The Jadu team we worked with kept constant communication with us throughout the different stages of switching to a new CMS.
  • Jadu has a great support website that will allow you to search problems, submit your own, and receive responses from the support team.
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Cons

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • The Web Forms is very helpful and easy to create. Placing the forms is simple especially when inserting as a module. The problem comes after placement. It is time consuming if there are any edits that need to be made to the form. For example, if you are in the U.S., you typically do not want other countries to show up on a dropdown menu. It would be great if BC would allow you to check the countries (or states) that you want to be active. Also, often times within a web form you may want to include to separate address fields. That is not allowed unless you go back and do custom editing for the forms. "Workarounds" are typically possible but for the designer, anything that adds time to the process also cuts down on profitability.
  • Where we enjoy the ease of creating Photo Galleries, we also don't like the fact that you can style the output like you can within other module templates. For example, many clients would like to offer better descriptions and even style the descriptions. If displaying a photo from a art museum, you may want to give the proper title and that would include italicizing the name of the artwork.
  • One of our biggest pet peeves is the fact that BC only offers the European date style when displaying that dates in the modules. You should be able to check a box on which date style should be shown.
  • On Web Apps, almost everything is fantastic EXCEPT for the ability to sort web app items by date. If I wanted to create a calendar of events based on a web app I want to create, I would want to be able to display those items in chronological order.
  • The Event Module is great except the way it uses a quirky form to process payments and reserve events. It should behave more like an ecommerce solution where the form is easier to fill out, customize, submit and process.
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Jadu CMS

  • Bugs. We seem to run in to random bugs quite often and find it odd that nobody else has reported them yet. More extensive testing might be helpful before releasing versions/patches.
  • Authentication. It would be nice to see Single Sign-On added to both the front end and administrator panel. Almost all higher education schools are using some sort of SSO, in particular, CAS.
  • Support. The support team is fantastic, but sometimes we find ourselves waiting several days for a response to an issue we are having.
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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.
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Jadu CMS

Jadu CMS 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I decided not to give it a 10 because I don't know what else is out there in terms of CMS products, and there's a bias when you've only been exposed to one product. At my current job, I used Jadu sparingly but it's easy to get reacquainted with the software and the look and feel of the CMS
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Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.7
Based on 4 answers
It's easy to log in; areas are well marked, and support is available if needed.
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Jadu CMS

Jadu CMS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
For the common user, Jadu is very easy to use and to understand. For the more complex user/administrator, there's a lot of power to be harnessed in HTML editing, creating widgets, editing styles, creating workflows, and other advanced features Jadu can work up for the customer.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability
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Jadu CMS

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
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Jadu CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.6
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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Jadu CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
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Jadu CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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Jadu CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

We didn't really used many products before deciding to use Business Catalyst. When we started we developed sites using an old product (GoLive) and then created a few sites in WordPress. We didn't like that fact that WordPress needed an add-on every time we wanted additional functionality and trying keep on top of updates was distracting.Adobe's Business Catalyst gave us an all in one system to replace the multiple products clients required to run their online businesses. We also didn't have to remember which sites had what add-ons updated...or not. Business Catalyst is SaaS which allows us to always have the latest updates and functionality ready at our fingertips.
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Jadu CMS

Compared to WordPress, Jadu provides excellent rights and access management. It can be fined tuned at any level to get the options right to just what you are looking for. It is not quite as user friendly or able to be updated as WordPress but may be better for larger organizations or implementations.
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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.
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Jadu CMS

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.
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Jadu CMS

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Able to empower content providers
  • Ability to access and develop in the cloud
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Pricing Details

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

General

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

Jadu CMS

General

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

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