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Pixpa

3 Ratings

Adobe Business Catalyst

58 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

Pixpa

3 Ratings
Score 7.6 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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Pixpa

Pixpa is very well suited for professional photographers who are either run an independent photography business or those who seek opportunities to earn from their work online. The platform does not only fit the needs of a photographer, it is great for creative pros like creative designers, graphic designers, videographers, or painting artists. It now even supports integrated blogging for pro bloggers in any niche - travel blogging, photo blogging, lifestyle blogging, etc. The platform is purely for professionals and easy to set up.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst
Pixpa
9.6
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
Pixpa
9.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst
Pixpa
9.5
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst
Pixpa
9.0
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst
Pixpa
10.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst
Pixpa
10.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst
Pixpa
9.5
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst
Pixpa
10.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
Pixpa
9.7
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst
Pixpa
10.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Pixpa
9.5

Pros

  • Probably one of the easiest e-commerce platforms to work in, it does take setup, but compared to a lot of other e-commerce solutions, this is probably the best one that I have seen that can be designed and implemented custom.
  • Their template system works very well and allows you to create and re-use templates across Adobe Business Catalyst.
  • Their pre-built modules are great, giving people a great way to use common web elements without having to use a plug-in or find some solution, it is simply built in and generally works exactly as you would expect.
  • Adobe Business Catalyst is more of an all-around solution, providing elements that most smaller companies would have a hard time figuring out, since it includes the ability to build websites, send and track e-mails, analytics. It really is a powerful tool that would typically require a fair amount of coding knowledge and expertise but with the system already built, it can be easily modified and edited by those with limited or no coding knowledge at all.
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  • Superb Gallery Management & Layouts
  • Add anything with just a drag of your favorite content block. There are more than 300 pre-built content blocks in the PageBuilder which allows you to build any kind of website you want.
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Cons

  • The Web Forms is very helpful and easy to create. Placing the forms is simple especially when inserting as a module. The problem comes after placement. It is time consuming if there are any edits that need to be made to the form. For example, if you are in the U.S., you typically do not want other countries to show up on a dropdown menu. It would be great if BC would allow you to check the countries (or states) that you want to be active. Also, often times within a web form you may want to include to separate address fields. That is not allowed unless you go back and do custom editing for the forms. "Workarounds" are typically possible but for the designer, anything that adds time to the process also cuts down on profitability.
  • Where we enjoy the ease of creating Photo Galleries, we also don't like the fact that you can style the output like you can within other module templates. For example, many clients would like to offer better descriptions and even style the descriptions. If displaying a photo from a art museum, you may want to give the proper title and that would include italicizing the name of the artwork.
  • One of our biggest pet peeves is the fact that BC only offers the European date style when displaying that dates in the modules. You should be able to check a box on which date style should be shown.
  • On Web Apps, almost everything is fantastic EXCEPT for the ability to sort web app items by date. If I wanted to create a calendar of events based on a web app I want to create, I would want to be able to display those items in chronological order.
  • The Event Module is great except the way it uses a quirky form to process payments and reserve events. It should behave more like an ecommerce solution where the form is easier to fill out, customize, submit and process.
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  • Pixpa has a great interface for managing the content on website. But still it has further scope for improvement.
  • Another thing which seems to be missing is a mobile version of the app. It is currently available only for desktop. But they promised a mobile version soon.
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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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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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Pixpa9.0
Based on 1 answer
Pixpa is easy-to-use platform and it allows me to quickly update my website with hardly any effort. It's UI is pretty pleasing and anyone could easily understand its functionality.
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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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Pixpa10.0
Based on 1 answer
A couple of reasons why they are best at support :
  • Wonderful staff.
  • Quick action on support tickets.
  • Turnaround time of merely 1-2 hours.
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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

More reliable; more integrated tools
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I have previously used Wix and Squarespace to build my photography and design portfolio. But I think the way Pixpa portrays my photographs and designs is by far the best in the industry. Pixpa's primary focus revolves around showcasing my photographs and designs, and I see it by far the best in the industry. Moreover, my website loads pretty fast, and this acts as an advantage for them, since most of top website builders are struggling with slower site speed. Pixpa has a very easy interface and compelling templates, better than Squarespace and Wix (I think) along with pre-built content blocks which I can use to build any kind of custom page with the help of their awesome drag-and-drop PageBuilder tool. This saves a lot of my time.
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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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  • I had set up a custom editions site (customeditions.letternote.com) for my corporate gifting e-commerce business, LetterNote. I created the site using Pixpa's DIY builder with a purpose of showcasing our custom products and gain impressions from our target market. And thanks to Pixpa for their wonderful SEO capabilities and beautiful layouts that we had almost increased our sales by nearly 30%.
  • The pricing for which they provide such a wonderful platform is very pocket friendly and I actually had more returns than I invested in the product.
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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
Adobe Business Catalyst Editions & Modules
Adobe Business Catalyst
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Pixpa

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Pixpa Editions & Modules
Pixpa
Edition
Starter
$101
Pro
$151
Plus
$201
1. per month
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