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Score 8 out of 101
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Score 9.6 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

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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ManageWP

If you are responsible for the maintenance of multiple WordPress sites, a tool like ManageWP is absolutely essential for productivity. And ManageWP is the best in its class. There is no way we could efficiently stay on top of the constant plugin and platform updates, nor have any confidence about the security of our sites at any given moment without it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.6
ManageWP
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.4
ManageWP
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
ManageWP
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.8
ManageWP
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.9
ManageWP
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
ManageWP
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.0
ManageWP
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.1
ManageWP
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
3.1
ManageWP
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.8
ManageWP

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
ManageWP
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
ManageWP
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.2
ManageWP
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.4
ManageWP
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
ManageWP

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.4
ManageWP
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.4
ManageWP
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.3
ManageWP

Social Media Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.2
ManageWP
Social sharing and campaigns
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.8
ManageWP
Social profile integration
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.6
ManageWP

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
ManageWP
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.0
ManageWP
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
ManageWP
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
ManageWP

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.5
ManageWP
8.4
API
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.6
ManageWP
9.2
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
ManageWP
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
ManageWP
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
5.5
ManageWP
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
ManageWP
7.5

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
ManageWP
8.4
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
ManageWP
8.4

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
ManageWP
8.3
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
ManageWP
5.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
ManageWP
10.0
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
ManageWP
9.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
ManageWP
10.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
ManageWP
6.9

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
ManageWP
9.7
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
ManageWP
10.0
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
ManageWP
10.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
ManageWP
10.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
ManageWP
8.8

Pros

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • Extremely stable platform.
  • Very flexible with the modules and web apps features.
  • The development UI side of the platform makes it very comfortable and easy for front end coding.
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ManageWP

  • Lets us see the health and status of all our WordPress sites at a glance
  • Makes us aware of any performance and uptime problems, as well as any security threats
  • Provides an easy-to-use mechanism to update hundreds of plugins with just a few clicks
  • Provides frequent backups with one-click restore points.
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Cons

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • 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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ManageWP

  • Many times ManageWP "feels" slow to me. I believe this to be unavoidable given the fact that it is actively monitoring the status of dozens of parts on hundreds of sites, but the experience still feels slow and sometimes I wonder whether it is working.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.4
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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ManageWP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.7
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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ManageWP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability
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ManageWP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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ManageWP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.6
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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ManageWP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
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ManageWP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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ManageWP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst has Web Apps which makes all the difference between them and competitors. Without that, BC would be behind many of the other CMS systems out there. Being a hosted system without any maintenance needs also puts it ahead of others. LightCMS is easier for clients to use, but not as customization and Evoq or DNN is over complex but a stronger platform..
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ManageWP

ManageWP is definitely the best in class product for WordPress website management. There are other tools such as InfiniteWP that do similar things, but don't have as complete an offering. Other options like WPEngine are also for hosting and we are not interested in that element. I think that ManageWP is the best tool out there for what it does.
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Scalability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's easy to build small sites or large sites and there is lots of templating.
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ManageWP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • 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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ManageWP

  • Without ManageWP we would have to spend hours manually logging in to and checking on the health of our client sites on a rolling basis. ManageWP automates this process for us, giving us a dashboard of relevant results. This saves us hundreds of man hours per month.
  • ManageWP's "safe update", backup, and roll back features make it very very simple to update site plugins without fear of breaking a site and the hours of work that would result to fix it.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

General

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

ManageWP

General

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

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