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180 Ratings

Adobe Business Catalyst

58 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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Score 7.7 out of 101

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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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Ideal for companies who are a Microsoft shop, and are small to medium sized businesses. But if you want all kinds of cool design possibilities and you have your own web designer, you may be better off with an open source product like Joomla.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

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

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
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Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.6
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Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
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Social Media Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
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Social sharing and campaigns
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.8
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Social profile integration
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.6
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Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
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Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
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Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
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Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.2
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Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.3
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7.2
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.7
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7.0
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
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Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
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Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
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Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.3

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
8.7
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
8.7

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
8.0
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.6
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.5
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
5.4
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.3
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.4
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
6.9

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
6.9
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
8.2
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
5.5
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
6.7

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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  • Makes it easy for an administrator to assign roles for others in the organization to contribute content.
  • Easy for administrators to know when new content has been created and is ready to be reviewed and approved.
  • Its licensing model makes it very affordable for small and medium sized business to adopt the platform.
  • They continue to update the platform with new features
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Cons

  • They do not have the ability to create and build custom plug-ins for use on websites.
  • They do not support every payment gateway, they support the major ones, and most others, but if you have some very unusual payment gateway, it might not be supported.
  • The custom web apps were absolutely one of my favorite parts of this system, and it is really a shame that they do not allow them to be used on all tiers of the website, you have to get the web commerce tier to edit and use them.
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  • We have created a Chinese version of our site. I do not read or speak Chinese; however, I cannot create a role for one of our Chinese employees to be an administrator of the Chinese portion of our site. They must either be an Administrator for the entire site, or an editor for the entire. This creates additional effort / hassle for the team.
  • I have what I believe to be a simple question for the owners of Sitefinity. I wanted to see about using Sitefinity with AWS. Our web agency says that we cannot ask the owners a question, because they will only respond to an "issue". Because we cannot get an answer from Telerik, we are trying to figure this out on our own....and spending a lot of money along the way.
  • It is difficult to find one agency that understands both the front end design capabilities and the back-end technology capability of the platform.
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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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Progress Sitefinity4.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Progress Sitefinity6.0
Based on 2 answers
Ease of use for what I do.
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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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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
No answers on this topic

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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I previously used Ektron. It felt clunky and outdated and wasn't keeping current with browser updates. We looked at Sitefinity, Sitecore and Ingeniux when it was time to upgrade. Sitefinity stood out from the rest namely because of the personalization features, content editing and drag and drop features. It looked the easiest to use and offered features in line with our organizational goals.
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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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  • Sitefinity has reduced the amount of time it takes to edit and publish content, which has enabled us to get information out more quickly.
  • Sitefinity allowed us to establish a consistent and modern brand identity and apply it across multiple websites.
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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

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