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Adobe Business Catalyst

58 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

Oracle WebCenter Sites

31 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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Oracle WebCenter Sites

Oracle WebCenter Sites is very well suited to presenting marketing content in all shapes and forms, including mobile, an in a corporate web site. Oracle WebCenter Sites can also manage small product catalogs easily. Important things to consider when selecting a CMS:
  • How important is the ease with which my business users update content?
  • How often are updates made?
  • How distributed are my business contributors?
  • How important is preview in my organization's workflow and publishing process?
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
Oracle WebCenter Sites
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.6
Oracle WebCenter Sites
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
Oracle WebCenter Sites

Social Media Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
Oracle WebCenter Sites
Social sharing and campaigns
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.8
Oracle WebCenter Sites
Social profile integration
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.6
Oracle WebCenter Sites

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Oracle WebCenter Sites
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
Oracle WebCenter Sites
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Oracle WebCenter Sites
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.2
Oracle WebCenter Sites

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.3
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.6
Oracle WebCenter Sites
9.9
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Oracle WebCenter Sites
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
Oracle WebCenter Sites
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
Oracle WebCenter Sites
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.1

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
9.9
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.1
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
9.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
8.1
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.5
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
5.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
6.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Oracle WebCenter Sites
7.1

Pros

  • Analytics: I am able to see on multiple levels traffic, clicks, and most importantly search terms for improving SEO. The reports are easy to generate as well as read, especially for small inexperienced business owners.
  • Marketing: When using the BC platform businesses are able to link up easily with Adobe Marketing to automatically send out emails and newsletters. Its a very smooth and painless process.
  • Online Editing: This is probably the best part of BC. Once a design is approved and launched on the platform, my clients do not have to contact me for small content updates. This frees me up as a small business owner to concentrate on design, new clients, and larger projects for existing clients.
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  • WSISYG editor for content authors
  • Workflow
  • User ACL
  • Publishing method
  • Caching
  • Vanity URL
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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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  • The old version is lacking in Mobile Site Management functionality, but the 11.1.1.8 release of WebCenter Sites offers a new, fully integrated mobility solution that allows digital marketers to manage mobile version of sites
  • Automated management of product upgrades, to incorporate bug fixes and new enhancements
  • Lack of support for the management of e-commerce out of the box
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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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Oracle WebCenter Sites4.3
Based on 3 answers
A valuable tool for enabling marketers and business users to easily create and manage contextually relevant social and interactive online experiences across multiple channels on a global scale to drive sales and loyalty. It also allows multi-site management (in fact Sites) using the assets and template developed, without having to re-implement again for each individual site.
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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
Good support; there have been a few issues that we have been unable to resolve
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Oracle WebCenter Sites10.0
Based on 1 answer
The WebCenter Sites Support team is extremely good and very responsive to client needs. They are quick to resolve Level 1 issues and when escalated to Level 2, the team makes every effort to keep the client informed.
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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

The largest competitor in my portfolio is GoDaddy. I tend to use them for larger products or for all inclusive domain registration and web presence. I prefer using BC for most everything due to its simplistic nature. It is a very streamlined product and is easy to add users from my clients as editors and managers. This makes content update and creation so much easier. It also eases the minds of content managers within my clients companies as they will have some control over what goes on the web site. GoDaddy is my go to product for customized web designs, larger projects, and anything that requires server side software not supported by BC. It tends to be more involved and time consuming and less productive for me as a small business. So while I prefer to work with BC there are just some limitations that send me over to another hosting platform.
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For my company's purposes, WCS is much too complicated so, after a period of testing, we decided to use other products.
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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

  • Faster website deployment
  • Better organization since we can keep most clients under the same umbrella
  • Adobe brand recognition
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  • Increased employee efficiency: the marketing group can edit the content independently without the need of a programmer
  • Better customer service: the content of the web portal are always up to date
  • Strong Scaling and performance
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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

Oracle WebCenter Sites

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