Adobe Business Catalyst

58 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

141 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

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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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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

If you are supporting an e-commerce webpage, this is a great solution. For large amounts of content however, it is superfluous to use such a system. If you are using platforms that are trending, Magento does a great job of creating links to those if it isn't already possible. Great for retail businesses.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.5
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.6
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

Social Media Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Social sharing and campaigns
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.8
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Social profile integration
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.6
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.2
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.3
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.7
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

Online Storefront

Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.4
Product catalog & listings
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.1
Product management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.3
Bulk product upload
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.1
Branding
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.2
Mobile storefront
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.4
Product variations
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.8
Website integration
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.5
Visual customization
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.1
CMS
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
5.9

Online Shopping Cart

Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
6.2
Abandoned cart recovery
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
6.0
Checkout user experience
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
6.4

Online Payment System

Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.9
eCommerce security
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.9

eCommerce Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.4
Promotions & discounts
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.2
Personalized recommendations
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
6.8
SEO
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.1

eCommerce Business Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.8
Multi-site management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.1
Order processing
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.2
Inventory management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.9
Shipping
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.4
Custom functionality
Adobe Business Catalyst
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.3

Pros

  • Probably one of the easiest e-commerce platforms to work in, it does take setup, but compared to a lot of other e-commerce solutions, this is probably the best one that I have seen that can be designed and implemented custom.
  • Their template system works very well and allows you to create and re-use templates across Adobe Business Catalyst.
  • Their pre-built modules are great, giving people a great way to use common web elements without having to use a plug-in or find some solution, it is simply built in and generally works exactly as you would expect.
  • Adobe Business Catalyst is more of an all-around solution, providing elements that most smaller companies would have a hard time figuring out, since it includes the ability to build websites, send and track e-mails, analytics. It really is a powerful tool that would typically require a fair amount of coding knowledge and expertise but with the system already built, it can be easily modified and edited by those with limited or no coding knowledge at all.
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  • Magento handles product data very well.
  • It's able to handle publishing content just as well as publishing products.
  • It handles a lot of complex store, coupon, and shipping rules for operations and fulfillment needs.
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Cons

  • Better drill down of the reports & analytics feature.
  • Better integration and clarity with the CRM (Customer Relations Management) section.
  • More selection of HTML5/CSS3 Responsive templates.
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  • Re-indexing can use some improvement. It still take a long time.
  • Some features such as one page checkout, no PO box shipping, or ability to edit a cart in admin view without creating a duplicate order should be standard by now.
  • Better fraud detection features would make it even stronger.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
The simplicity of this platform is the main reason. BC is incredibly easy for first time users and very streamlined for experienced users. I also look at the integration with other Adobe products in my company. Being able to stay completely in one piece of software (Muse or Dreamweaver) for a full design and publish make much better use of my time.
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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)9.8
Based on 8 answers
Seamless upgrades.Good support.Great integration with other applications such as PayPal, Ebay, XIP, SAP and so on.Has all the features we need.
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Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst9.7
Based on 4 answers
Overall it is a "plug and play" interface. The majority of the work is done in other software interfaces. Managing billing, user roles and custom reports are all that you need to manage in the actual BC user interface. For my business this is an incredible benefit as I have to leave my preferred software less.
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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)9.0
Based on 1 answer
Magento offers lots of templates and themes to customize the look and feel of the store, and even optimize it for mobile phones. The have an extensive library of forms and templates.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability
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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)10.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support

Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 5 answers
I have used Adobe support for many of their products. I find that they are quick to respond and present a wide variety of support platforms from forums to online chat. Depending on the nature of the issue I am usually able to get resolution within 24 to 48 hours. With more complex issues I have never had a problem with Adobe dropping the ball.
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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)8.0
Based on 1 answer
The technical service was impeccable. They were on point and were very knowledgeable.
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Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)8.0
Based on 2 answers
Great value for an flexible, open source platform.
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Implementation

Adobe Business Catalyst9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

Business Catalyst is extremely easier to use and navigate than most other options. In comparison to other CMS systems, the setup time is minimal and very straight forward
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Shopify, BigCommerce, oscommerce, etc - Magento, provides merchants with lower budgets and less manpower, the ability to have a fully-featured web storefront without the cost of flexibility. Magento allows merchants the ability to fully customize their platform as they see fitWebSphere, ATG, Hybris, etc - Magento's key differentiation amongst 'enterprise class' softwares is in breadth of functions for relatively low cost. Where an ATG, WebSphere or Hybris could cost upwards of $200,000 Magento comes in at under $20,000. Additionally, Magento compared to these softwares is quite lacking in deep deep marketing, product information management.At the end of the day, it's imperative anyone planning to enter any fully understands their strategy no matter what software that will be used. Depending on the appetite for complexity and investment, Magento can be an excellent solution for medium sized merchants to implement a fully-featured eCommerce site at a digestible price-point.
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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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Return on Investment

  • Business Catalyst provides partners and clients a single system to learn and maintain. No need to constantly switch gears to remember who has what CMS which makes support more efficient.
  • Business Catalyst has made it possible to create and launch sites in less time thus increasing profitability.
  • Business Catalyst is a large investment in the beginning about monetarily and in learning the system. It may not affordable to smaller agencies.
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  • We successfully serve over 10000 customers online through Magento
  • Magento helps us target the audiences we want to target
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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

Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

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