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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst

Business Catalyst is suited for most web development scenarios. May suggest other options if running a very large ecommerce store, or if they need very specific needs regarding custom coding on a website
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ManageWP

ManageWP is a well-suited offering for anyone who manages multiple WordPress properties. It provides peace of mind, dramatic time saving and a bird's-eye look at all of your websites. It might be a bit cost prohibitive for single site users or static websites that don't need constant backups or uptime monitoring.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
ManageWP
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
ManageWP
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
9.0
ManageWP
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.5
ManageWP
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.7
ManageWP
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
ManageWP
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
ManageWP
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
ManageWP
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst
3.2
ManageWP
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8
ManageWP

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
ManageWP
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
ManageWP
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.2
ManageWP
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.5
ManageWP
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
ManageWP

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
ManageWP
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
ManageWP
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
ManageWP

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
ManageWP
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
ManageWP
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
ManageWP
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
ManageWP

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.4
ManageWP
8.2
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
ManageWP
9.3
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
ManageWP
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.0
ManageWP
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
ManageWP
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst
ManageWP
7.2

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst
ManageWP
8.6
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst
ManageWP
8.6

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst
ManageWP
8.4
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
ManageWP
5.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst
ManageWP
10.0
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst
ManageWP
9.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst
ManageWP
10.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst
ManageWP
7.3

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
ManageWP
9.7
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst
ManageWP
10.0
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst
ManageWP
10.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst
ManageWP
10.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst
ManageWP
8.9

Pros

  • 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 consolidates important WordPress site management services into on dashboard.
  • ManageWP makes backing up, cloning, and restoring websites so easy.
  • ManageWP provides a simple, easy to use interface.
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Cons

  • The learning curve can be steep.
  • There is no access to the server side programming so some functionality needs a work around or cannot be accomplished.
  • It is more expensive for users than many of the other website options.
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  • ManageWP could provide better support for WordPress Multisite with the ability to more easily manage individual Multisite properties.
  • ManageWP's security scan offering would be much more valuable if it allowed proactive measures to preemptively combat issues,
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
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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No score
No answers yet
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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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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
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Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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No score
No answers yet
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Support

Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 5 answers
Good support; there have been a few issues that we have been unable to resolve
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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
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Implementation

Adobe Business Catalyst9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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Alternatives Considered

We didn't really used many products before deciding to use Business Catalyst. When we started we developed sites using an old product (GoLive) and then created a few sites in WordPress. We didn't like that fact that WordPress needed an add-on every time we wanted additional functionality and trying keep on top of updates was distracting.Adobe's Business Catalyst gave us an all in one system to replace the multiple products clients required to run their online businesses. We also didn't have to remember which sites had what add-ons updated...or not. Business Catalyst is SaaS which allows us to always have the latest updates and functionality ready at our fingertips.
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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 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

  • Faster website deployment
  • Better organization since we can keep most clients under the same umbrella
  • Adobe brand recognition
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  • ManageWP saved me quite a bit of money by consolidating many services I was paying for into one low, monthly fee.
  • Being a longtime ManageWP customer, I was able to keep their legacy pricing to give me greater cost savings when they were purchased by GoDaddy.
  • ManageWP has saved me countless hours not having to update every website individually.
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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

ManageWP

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