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Adobe Business Catalyst

58 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

Jumplead

3 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst

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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Jumplead

It's great for monthly tech budgets under $500. It's not very well suited for ecommerce. Not suitable for large scale enterprise due to the limited API. Not suitable for people who are not at least a little tech savvy. However, anyone who can use WordPress can use this, so that is nice
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
Jumplead
6.0
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.7
Jumplead
6.4
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.9
Jumplead
1.0
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.3
Jumplead
9.1
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.6
Jumplead
9.1
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Jumplead
7.8
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
Jumplead
4.6
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
Jumplead
7.3
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst
3.3
Jumplead
4.6
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8
Jumplead
3.8

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
Jumplead
5.7
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
Jumplead
9.1
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
Jumplead
3.8
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.5
Jumplead
1.1
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
Jumplead
9.1

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
Jumplead
5.5
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.6
Jumplead
9.1
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
Jumplead
1.8

Social Media Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
Jumplead
9.1
Social sharing and campaigns
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.8
Jumplead
9.1
Social profile integration
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.6
Jumplead
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Jumplead
7.3
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
Jumplead
7.3
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Jumplead
7.3
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.2
Jumplead
7.3

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.3
Jumplead
7.5
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.7
Jumplead
4.6
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Jumplead
9.1
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
Jumplead
7.2
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
Jumplead
9.1

Pros

  • 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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  • Pricing. Jumplead is dollar for dollar the best bang for you buck.
  • Simplicity. Jumplead includes only the essential features that most small businesses need.
  • Fanatically support. Response time is measured in minutes and is incredibly helpful.
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Cons

  • 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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  • UI has some annoying issues, like being unable to copy certain items.
  • Cannot daisy chain automations.
  • API is not a true REST API, it requires Oath.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
It's easy to use and we are invested in it now.
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Jumplead9.1
Based on 1 answer
Works well, has features I need, competitive pricing, great support
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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
No answers on this topic

Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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Jumplead9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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No score
No answers yet
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Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
Jerry Dever profile photo
No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

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

Alternatives Considered

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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Jumplead is cheaper and leaner than "Confusionsoft" and makes a hell of a lot more sense than stapling 5 other software together.
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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
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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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  • Increased margins
  • Faster dev lead times
  • increased campaign results
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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
Adobe Business Catalyst Editions & Modules
Adobe Business Catalyst
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Jumplead

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Jumplead Editions & Modules
Jumplead
Edition
Explore
Free1
Solo
$491
Starter
$991
Pro
$1991
Enterprise
$2991
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