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mozu

2 Ratings

Adobe Business Catalyst

58 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

mozu

2 Ratings
Score 3.9 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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mozu

Mozu is currently not suited for use at any company, small or large. The bugs and lack of features and integrations make it too difficult to use.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
mozu
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
mozu
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
mozu
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.5
mozu
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
mozu

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.3
mozu
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.7
mozu
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
mozu
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
mozu
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
mozu

Online Storefront

Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
3.6
Product catalog & listings
Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
3.0
Product management
Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
3.0
Bulk product upload
Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
1.0
Branding
Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
1.0
Mobile storefront
Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
8.0
Product variations
Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
5.0
Visual customization
Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
7.0
CMS
Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
1.0

Online Shopping Cart

Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
1.0
Checkout user experience
Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
1.0

Online Payment System

Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
9.0
eCommerce security
Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
9.0

eCommerce Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
3.0
Promotions & discounts
Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
5.0
SEO
Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
1.0

eCommerce Business Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
4.0
Multi-site management
Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
8.0
Order processing
Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
1.0
Custom functionality
Adobe Business Catalyst
mozu
3.0

Pros

  • Blogs are one of the best ways to generate new content and gain organic rankings with search engines. Business Catalyst's built in blog engine allows users to have their blog resident on their website instead of having to maintain to two sites. This helps to keep the website fresh and builds SEO.
  • Business Catalyst provides a comprehensive Email Marketing module. Users can create and schedule email series. BC also allows for other modules to be placed within the email so that as you update content on your website you are also populating your email newsletter.
  • Although not a feature of Business Catalyst itself, there is a great community of BC partners that support one another. The community shares their knowledge and successes as well as their trials and tribulations. The community happily welcomes new partners without condition or judgement. Through the knowledge shared partners can learn about the platform itself, site building in general, tips on working with clients and how to build their own business.
  • Business Catalyst support is excellent. Being able to chat with support in real time while you are talking a client through a problem is a great asset.
  • The Web Apps module is a powerful feature which allows users to add content to the site while locking in the design. Users simply fill out a form and the information is added to the site perfectly formatted.
  • The ability to replicate sites allows partners to reproduce a successful site thereby reducing build time and increasing productivity and profits.
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  • Mozu offers a flexible multi site setup where you can feed multiple sites from the same product and order database.
  • Mozu allows you to create as many attributes as you would like across customer, orders, and products. This flexibility can be really powerful.
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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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  • Mozu is riddled with bugs. It feels like you are using beta software. Simple things just don't work. Mozu support has done a poor job of addressing these issues. We have had open bugs for over a year.
  • Mozu has a very limited number of integrations. Those tools that are integrated are done very poorly. When these issues have been brought to Mozu's attention they have ignored them.
  • The Mozu user interface for admin users is very poor. Even after a major redesign it is still not responsive. It is hard to see what you are doing due to poor font and color choices. Mozu is aware of these issues and refuses to fix them.
  • Mozu management doesn't care about clients.
  • Mozu is not SEO friendly. It does not follow SEO best practices.
  • The Mozu support team is not empowered to solve problems. 99% of support requests can not be resolved on the first call.
  • Mozu development is complicated and expensive. Developers will need training which Mozu charges for.
  • Data migration for products is exceeding difficult. Order data can not be migrated at all.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
Adobe Business Catalyst is our go-to web CMS and, until something comes along that is a lot better, we're going to continue using it to develop our lead-generating websites.
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No score
No answers yet
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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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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
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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mozu1.0
Based on 1 answer
One positive note is that I have always been able to get someone on the phone in support whenever I have called, even at 1 AM. Getting someone on the phone is only half the battle though. In the first few months of using Mozu it often seemed that support didn’t know anymore about Mozu than we did. This has slowly started to change, but as a daily user you are likely to be on par with support in terms of knowing what to do when you encounter a problem. The support phone number is really most useful for having them put in a support ticket for you rather than typing it all out yourself and emailing it. It is very rare that the support reps are actually empowered to solve the problem at hand. Unless the issue you are having is user error, they will just take your information and pass it on the proper department. Your request or problem will then be ignored for months on end. Some day, it might actually get fixed but you are unlikely to be notified that this has happened. Most of these issues are assigned an internal ID that they use for tracking. Support is more than happy to pass this ID along, but it is useless. There is no way to actually see where the issue lies in the endless queue of similar issues.
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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
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Implementation

Adobe Business Catalyst9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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mozu1.0
Based on 1 answer
At the time of our implementation Mozu did not have any processes or procedures set up around going live. We basically were forced to just wing it and hope for the best
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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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Mozu has more robust product management tools than Volusion but is worse when it comes to order management. It is still missing simple features that any platform should have on day one. They have ignored requests for improvements
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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

  • 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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  • We have seen a drop in traffic since switching to Mozu.
  • We have seen a drop in sales since switching to Mozu.
  • We have had an increase in employee time spent trying to get their jobs done.
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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

mozu

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