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Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst

The service provision is good the accounts customer service is poor so I would struggle to give BC a better than average review, if only they could offer customers a better accounts service then the value would be much higher.
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Progress Sitefinity

Sitefinity is a great fit for medium to enterprise level websites that require a robust WCM solution that can integrate with other systems, be customized to meet business requirements and can scale as needed. Implementation will require a partner or individual that is well-versed in Sitefinity. If implemented correctly, managing content for non-technical and business users is very simple and straightforward.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
Progress Sitefinity
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
Progress Sitefinity
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
Progress Sitefinity

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Progress Sitefinity
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Progress Sitefinity
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
Progress Sitefinity

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.4
Progress Sitefinity
7.2
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Progress Sitefinity
7.0
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Progress Sitefinity
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.0
Progress Sitefinity
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
Progress Sitefinity
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.3

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
8.8

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.3
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
8.1
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.6
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.6
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
5.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.4
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.5
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.0
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
8.3
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.9
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
6.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
5.6
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
6.8

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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  • We use Sitefinity's module builder for managing a lot of custom data types--think database tables but you get an interface for free. The modules come with widgets for common basic functionality and customizable widget templates, but for complete control, we often build custom widgets that utilize the API to access and manage the data.
  • The MVC page templates and layout designers are a really nice feature. The page templates are hierarchical and each child inherits all the capabilities and layouts of its parent. The page layouts provide an easy way to implement bootstrap responsive layouts while making it easy for content owners to drag and drop widgets into content place holders.
  • If you know .Net, Sitefinity's API is intuitive and doesn't require programmers to learn new languages or frameworks. This reduces the learning curve for developers and provides practically limitless options for writing code to meet project objectives. Sitefinity also offers a Visual Studio extension called Thunder that aids in creating Sitefinity components. Although it's not strictly necessary, it's use does reduce some of the tedious development tasks, especially around creating custom widget designers, which can be created to provide content owners with niceties like an image or page picker.
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Cons

  • Multi Client Management: The dashboard for managing multiple clients as a reseller is a little difficult to get to. There is also no very easy way for me to manage multiple clients at once. I have to log into and out of individual client accounts to do billing or management.
  • Lack of Server support: There are certain server protocols and languages that are not supported using BC. For example I cannot build a custom php database and upload to BC. I am required to use their tools.
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  • We implemented a multisite solution for one of our clients and although the ability to share templates and content is extremely powerful, setup wasn't as intuitive as it could be and documentation was lacking a bit. We also ran into a couple bugs which we'll be reporting when things slow down a bit. Permissions was one area where some trial and error was necessary and workarounds needed.
  • eCommerce and the Marketing modules need some maturity. They are not robust enough or easy enough to use to supplant more mature products.
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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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Progress Sitefinity4.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Progress Sitefinity6.9
Based on 3 answers
It is very easy to administer for non-technical folks. The editor and backend interface is among the best I've seen.
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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
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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Progress Sitefinity7.3
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Progress Sitefinity5.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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All continent management systems are built to do basically, the same thing...manage content. When Trellist makes a CMS recommendation to a client, it is primarily based on the project requirements, how easy it is to customize the CMS, how intuitive it is for the content owners, and cost. Sitefinity isn't always the right answer, but it often satisfies all the requirements and we are very comfortable knowing that we made a sound recommendation
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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 biggest returns I have seen come from using BC as an individual product in my offerings. I see that it is also growing as a product and Adobe is growing it as a lead generation platform.
  • The second biggest positive impact to my business comes from the time saved in development. My target demographic is small to medium sized businesses and BC is perfect for marketing to this demographic.
  • My biggest complaint is that there is a lack of server side customization. When clients ask me if a certain type of website or application can be done I automatically know that I cannot put that site on the BC platform.
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  • Easy installation making no need for additional resources.
  • End user adoption has been challenging requiring some additional IT Support.
  • Compared to other vendors cost is great.
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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

Progress Sitefinity

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