Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) vs. Maglr

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Adobe Business Catalyst was a cloud-hosted system for building and managing web content and online stores with a built-in CRM framework in addition to sales, service, and marketing features including eCommerce and Email Marketing tools. It has been end of life (EOL) since 2020.
$10
per month
Maglr
Score 9.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Maglr is a cloud-based content creation platform that helps brands and organisations to create and publish visual interactive stories, without having to write a single line of code. Used for corporate communication (e.g. annual reports, digital magazines), content marketing (e.g. infographics, campaign pages) and sales enablement (e.g. brochures & presentations). Maglr has developed two content editors: a user friendly drag-and-drop
$220
Block editor incl. template library
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Maglr Business
$220.00
Block editor incl. template library
Maglr Pro
$380.00
Block & Pro editor incl. templates + extra features
Maglr Enterprise
$1000.00
Pro + add-on modules i.e. Presenter & Proposal
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)Maglr
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$220 including one user
Additional DetailsWith Maglr you pay monthly or opt for an annual license and get an extra month for free. No complicated contracts, a monthly license can be canceled any time. A 14-day free trial is available.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
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Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.6
14 Ratings
15% below category average
Maglr
-
Ratings
API7.911 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Creation
Comparison of Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
Maglr
9.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Ideation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Content Publishing
Comparison of Content Publishing features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
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Ratings
Maglr
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Content hub00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Forms / Gated content00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Embedded CTAs00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Content Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Content Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
Maglr
8.0
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Content performance analytics00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)Maglr
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(21 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.4
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.7
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)Maglr
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
The service provision is good the accounts customer service is poor so I would struggle to give BC a better than average review, if only they could offer customers a better accounts service then the value would be much higher.
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Maglr
Maglr is suited for: 1. Thought Leadership - Blog Posts ∙Point of View Papers. ∙White Papers. ∙Articles for the
Media. ∙Interviews with
Business Leaders. ∙Diversity and
Inclusion Stories. 2. Documentation Services - Product Documentation
and Release Notes ∙User Guides ∙Configuration and
Installation Guide


Quick Start Guides. 3. Event-Based Collateral ∙Speeches - Emcee Scripts ∙Interview/Moderator
Q&A. ∙Standees ∙Posters/Banners ∙Danglers ∙Flyers/Giveaways ∙Logos


Creative Themes 4. Interactive Assets - Videos (Motion
Graphics) ∙Interactive Web Pages ∙Podcasts ∙GIFs ∙Webcasts and Webinars 5. Short Content - Social Media Posts ∙Creatives: Images, GIFs, Short Videos ∙Company Profiles or Leaders’ Bios
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • 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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Maglr
  • Creation of Content Strategy.
  • Creating Editorial Calendar.
  • Creating Content Structure.
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Cons
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  • Multi Client Management: The dashboard for managing multiple clients as a reseller is a little difficult to get to. There is also no very easy way for me to manage multiple clients at once. I have to log into and out of individual client accounts to do billing or management.
  • Lack of Server support: There are certain server protocols and languages that are not supported using BC. For example I cannot build a custom php database and upload to BC. I am required to use their tools.
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Maglr
  • Creation of Marketing collateral.
  • Sales ennoblement pitches.
  • Pricing flexibility.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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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Maglr
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Usability
Discontinued Products
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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Maglr
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
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very few issues with availability
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Maglr
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Performance
Discontinued Products
Very few issues
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Maglr
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Support Rating
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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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Maglr
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Online Training
Discontinued Products
bcgurus.com kiyuco
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Maglr
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Implementation Rating
Discontinued Products
Pretty easy to do
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Maglr
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
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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Maglr
Maglr helped us by creating the content hub. 1. Getting dedicated content
idealization, creation, and distribution engine that not only executes content
strategies but also creates them and amplifies your brand voice. Powered by a
team of content marketing experts, this is a one-stop for all your content
needs. 2. Greater reach and stronger digital footprint with improved
brand awareness.
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Scalability
Discontinued Products
It's easy to build small sites or large sites and there is lots of templating.
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Maglr
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
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  • 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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Maglr
  • Optimizing social media channels.
  • Deploying content marketing workflows.
  • Identifying the right distribution channels and platforms.
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ScreenShots

Maglr Screenshots

Screenshot of Maglr Block editorScreenshot of Publications on every deviceScreenshot of Offline desktop app for presentationsScreenshot of Maglr drag-and-drop Block editorScreenshot of Maglr Pro editorScreenshot of Maglr dashboard and Google Analytics integration