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Adobe Business Catalyst

58 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

OpenCart

14 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst

I feel that Adobe Business Catalyst (BC) is best suited to small businesses and free lance designers reselling to small businesses. The whole interface is very personal and easy to use from an inexperienced perspective. This makes it a perfect platform for small business websites or even portfolio websites. Its lack of different server side protocols and languages makes it perfect for the small scale web implementation.
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OpenCart

OpenCart is well suited for multiple client e-commerce website building, with unlimited categories for products. It's not suited for data management, very large queries that take a lot of time to load, and those who lack the developer skills to administer OpenCart.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.3
OpenCart
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.6
OpenCart
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
OpenCart
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
OpenCart
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
OpenCart

Online Storefront

Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
7.9
Product catalog & listings
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
8.3
Product management
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
8.3
Bulk product upload
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
8.3
Branding
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
7.6
Mobile storefront
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
7.3
Product variations
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
7.7
Website integration
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
8.0
Visual customization
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
7.5
CMS
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
8.5

Online Shopping Cart

Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
7.5
Abandoned cart recovery
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
7.0
Checkout user experience
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
8.0

Online Payment System

Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
6.7
eCommerce security
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
6.7

eCommerce Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
7.8
Promotions & discounts
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
8.0
Personalized recommendations
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
8.3
SEO
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
7.0

eCommerce Business Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
8.0
Multi-site management
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
8.7
Order processing
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
8.6
Inventory management
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
8.0
Shipping
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
6.5
Custom functionality
Adobe Business Catalyst
OpenCart
8.4

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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  • It uses an MVC module that is easy to learn.
  • Can change features and build modules according to needs. Many modules are available on the internet, and you can purchase them and install in OpenCart
  • You can integrate a number of different design themes to give your site its own distinctive look.
  • Unlimited categories for products, which are easy to upload.
  • Multiple Language support
  • It's free
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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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  • Sometimes developer skill is required to work on admin module.
  • Add-on modules are often necessary, and you need to purchase them separately
  • Hard to update it to new versions, and it is constantly updating
  • Though it is smooth to use, it works on a read-edit-delete system. Deleting data is very critical.
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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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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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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability
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Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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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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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

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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Some of the products available on the market are cheap, but they are not as easily to use or understand as OpenCart. Many are also not open source products, so you need to buy. You can purchase modules for OpenCart. Support is also easily available for OpenCart in the OpenCart forum. The admin portal of OpenCart is also more advanced than any other product out there.
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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

  • 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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  • Clients loves the design which is easy to integrate to; you can integrate multiple themes.
  • Overall user experience is good, so number of conversions is good.
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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

OpenCart

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