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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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Jahia

Jahia is well suited if at leats one of the situations occure : - Important UX requirements- Integration projects
- Multi-sites, multi-language
- Different sites development by different teams that should fit in one shared instance
- High availability, clustering
- High load, high performance
- Need for a headless CMS
- A/B testing and market automation
- Stable architecture with limited risks of incompatibilities between modules
- Excellent support from the editor in enterprise distribution
There is a free community distribution that can be used as entry level, but as soon as a project becomes critical I'd strongly recommend the enterprise distribution. While subscription costs of the enterprise distribution are relatively low compared to ones of other enterprise CMS, they could be more progressive and can be problematic for intermediate projects. This is mainly a problem for the first site at a client, as the subscription costs don't directly depend on the number of deployed sites.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
Jahia
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
Jahia
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.2
Jahia
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.5
Jahia
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
Jahia

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
Jahia
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
Jahia
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
Jahia

Social Media Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
Jahia
Social sharing and campaigns
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.8
Jahia
Social profile integration
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.6
Jahia

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Jahia
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
Jahia
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Jahia
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
Jahia

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.4
Jahia
7.1
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Jahia
7.9
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Jahia
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.0
Jahia
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
Jahia
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
6.4

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
8.2
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
8.2

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
7.1
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
7.3
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
8.2
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
7.3
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
9.1
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
4.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
8.2
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
4.6
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
8.2

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
6.5
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
9.0
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
8.2
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
6.4
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
4.7
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Jahia
4.5

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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  • User Experience : Jahia is especially simple to use for all user roles including visitors, content editors, reviewers, editors in chief, administrators and developers
  • Integration : Jahia is a developer friendly CMS developped in Java and based on cool features such as OSGI enabling hot deployement and reducing risks of unwanted interactions between modules and sites
  • Well integrated Form Factory
  • Enterprise Feautres such as marketting automation tools
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Cons

  • It is SaaS, so the initial savings can seem costly if the site owner wants to redesign. It is still less costly than having a professional enterprise site built for you, but you will be limited by your budget.
  • It has been a while since I used it, but custom pages for businesses on Facebook was something that needed to be built by a developer and implemented.
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  • Review workflows are not as intuitive as you'd imagine. This is an area in the UX where the editor has work to do. It works well but it could be more intuitive
  • Pricing should be more progressive and more aggressive
  • Jahia deserves more publicity. The product is excellent but nobody knows it. The editor should focus on marketing.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
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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Jahia1.0
Based on 1 answer
I would not use Jahia as it proved too complex for our needs and didn't help our over goal of customer satisfaction. Along with the man hours to build and execute, it wasn't worth the hassle
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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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No score
No answers yet
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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 score
No answers yet
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Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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No score
No answers yet
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Support

Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 5 answers
Good support; there have been a few issues that we have been unable to resolve
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No score
No answers yet
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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
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Implementation

Adobe Business Catalyst9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

More reliable; more integrated tools
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Liferay is a good product with a broad community and a strong integration capability but a weak contribution interface and no website management easiness.Drupal is good for simple website needs, with a very large community and modules. But it's architecture is too unstable, from version to version, for long term selection and there is not much integration possibility for corporate IT requirements (banking for ex). Both lack in term of hot deployment and agility/industrialization. Adobe Experience Manager is a good product, but with much higher pricing; and so with lower ROI.
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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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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

  • Better customer service
  • Faster site builds.
  • Workflow notifications and faster response time.
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  • The full Enterprise package with Form Factory and Marketing Factory included provides the best user experience as the sites are more dynamic and adapt themselves to end users profiles. You are likely to get a much better targeting of the content this way, but of course it has a cost
  • Jahia is robust and reliable and is a good base to build up on digital transformation
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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

Jahia

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