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Kentico

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Adobe Business Catalyst

58 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

Kentico

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst

Overall Business Catalyst is an excellent product especially for smaller agencies and freelancer developers.Helpful resources for BC partners are:
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Kentico

It's well-suited for clients who want to have full control over the content on their site, have good customer support, and want to have many options for expanding the functionality of their site in the future. It is not well-suited for complex scenarios involving huge development teams and automated builds/deployment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
Kentico
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
Kentico
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
Kentico
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.5
Kentico
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
Kentico

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
Kentico
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.6
Kentico
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
Kentico

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Kentico
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
Kentico
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Kentico
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.2
Kentico

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.3
Kentico
8.7
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.6
Kentico
8.4
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Kentico
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
Kentico
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
Kentico
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
9.0

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
9.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
8.9
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
8.6
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
9.3
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
9.3
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
4.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
9.6
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
9.3
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
8.7

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
8.9
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
8.8
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
8.8
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
8.9
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
9.4
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Kentico
8.3

Pros

  • Continues to upgrade/improve the platform. Moved hosting to Amazon cloud, a more secure environment. Added B.C. widgets factory to greatly enhance modules used.
  • BC apps are being developed by a third party (bcappstore.com). BC Gurus is a great platform for getting tutorials on how design, coding, and more. And they provide client tutorials.
  • Recent addition of Liquid logic on the server is the closest thing to server side programming on BC.
  • Great tech support.
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  • Flexible framework and API. Thus far there hasn't been anything we haven't been able to do with Kentico, either out-of-the-box, or via custom code that we can easily integrate with Kentico itself. If you are or have .NET developers, it should be pretty easy to customize and extend Kentico if it doesn't have what you need. There is also a Marketplace full of paid and free add-ons available (http://devnet.kentico.com/marketplace).
  • Very responsive, helpful customer support team. On many occasions I have emailed support@kentico.com, and have received a response within a few hours.
  • Kentico, as a company, listens to its customers. They really does want to hear what developers have to say about its product so they can make it better. I have personally been in meetings with the Kentico team and they have been ready to listen to my thoughts and ideas.
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Cons

  • The blog module could be improved so there is more functionality and more freedom for easy customization.
  • Multiple files upload into the Media Downloads module would be a great feature to have.
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  • The biggest drawback to Kentico is that it is a relatively unknown product and as such you have to fully educate most customers on the solution when trying to sell it.
  • The ecommerce functionality is definitely lacking. However, they have been making great strides and have indicated that this is a primary focus for them.
  • Non-technical users will need training to become familiar with the interface. Nothing advanced or formal, but it does require some handholding at first.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
There is no renew option, it is a one stop buy-in. There are two different options that can be chosen.
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Kentico9.2
Based on 22 answers
Kentico is making huge investments in their product to keep up with the requirements of forward thinking Marketing professionals. Their focus on Marketing Automation and eCommerce improvements in the latest version shows their commitment to keep up with the demands of our growing market. We will continue our own investment in utilization of the platform until a time that it does not provide the value we see for our customers.
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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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Kentico9.0
Based on 3 answers
It seriously is one of the best interfaces I have ever used. I also love the fact that I can use UI personalization to secure any functionality by user or role that I don't want that role to have access to. The best part is the customization of the UI, I can add in any button, tab, or menu item I want through it, no code required.
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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
No answers on this topic

Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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No score
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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Kentico9.3
Based on 3 answers
They truly are amazing with how fast they get back to us on issues. Almost all of the time the support team is able to answer our issues with direct and to the point information.
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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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Kentico10.0
Based on 1 answer
The system provides many opportunities to integrate and enhance the platform and makes it easy to do so.
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Alternatives Considered

BC may not be as customizable as these two, but it is a much more of a secure option
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wordpress, joomla, drupal.
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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

  • The CMS has been a great tool to use to close a deal.
  • Assists those who do not have much experience with back end programing.
  • The platform is far more secure because of their closed source code than platforms like wordpress or joomla.
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  • N/A regarding Kentico 8- our experience with Kentico 7 was positive but our Kentico 8 sites haven't launched yet.
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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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Kentico

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Kentico Editions & Modules
Kentico
Edition
Kentico CMS Base License for 1 Website
$4,4991
Kentico CMS Base License for 10 Websites
$16,9991
Kentico CMS Base License for Unlimited Sites
$27,9991
Kentico EMS License for 1 Website
$19,9991
Kentico EMS License for 10 Websites
$39,9991
Kentico EMS License for Unlimited Licenses
$69,9991
Kentico CMS Ultimate License for 1 Website
$9,9991
Kentico CMS Ultimate License for 10 Websites
$29,9991
Kentico CMS Ultimate License for Unlimited Websites
$49,9991
Kentico EMS Corporate
$399,0002
1. Lifetime License per Seat
2. Unlimited Users, Websites, Environments, Server Deployment, Source Code, Premium Support
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