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Score 7.9 out of 101

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Score 7.9 out of 101

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Adobe Business Catalyst

Business Catalyst is suited for most web development scenarios. May suggest other options if running a very large ecommerce store, or if they need very specific needs regarding custom coding on a website
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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
2.4
Progress Sitefinity
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
9.0
Progress Sitefinity
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.7
Progress Sitefinity
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8
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
3.1
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
1.7
Progress Sitefinity
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.2
Progress Sitefinity
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.4
Progress Sitefinity
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.7
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
7.0
Progress Sitefinity
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
Progress Sitefinity
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Progress Sitefinity
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
Progress Sitefinity

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
Progress Sitefinity
7.5
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.4
Progress Sitefinity
7.6
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
7.4

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
9.1
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
9.1

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.6
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
8.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
8.3
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
8.0
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
8.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
5.2
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.9
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
8.0
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.6

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.7
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
8.7
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
8.3
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.8
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
6.3
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Progress Sitefinity
7.4

Pros

  • The Web Apps element of Business Catalyst is unique among hosted CMS systems. It helps us solve unique challenges without involving heavy-duty programmers.
  • As a Hosted CMS, it has a lot of great features without a ton of cost or liability being taken on which is important to us.
  • BC has a growing developer community and has made significant upgrades over the past few years, which don't end up costing us more, and would be very expensive or time consuming in a traditional CMS
  • Our client's like that it is from "Adobe" and that it has Dreamweaver integration. This provides them with a level of comfort that helps us sell the project.
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  • Sitefinity allows people with little of no development skills to publish content to a webpage
  • Provides a way to manage email lists.
  • Allows for feedback from our stakeholders
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Cons

  • There is a lot of documentation out there, but much of it is out of date or lacking in detail or specificity.
  • The biggest weakness of BC is its support. While the chat feature is good, it has long hold times and staff that is not knowledgeable about the product. I doubt anyone in support has ever even built a site with Business Catalyst before. They need US support centers with actual designers or developers who would be able actually help. It seems like 50% of our support questions should be easy but end up being escalated as a "not for the development team" or never answered.
  • The Admin UI could be more intuitive and the In-Content Editing is very difficult to actually use in practice with a novice client.
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  • The inline editor adds so much junk HTML. We don't use it at all.
  • The workflow approval process is flawed. You have to explicitly turn off the process for the administrators and approvers in order for those users to not have extra steps in having to submit their own changes for approval to themselves. And by allowing those users to skip approval, it turns off the ability to reject changes with comments. We would also like our users to be able to go back in and edit something they sent for approval.
  • There should be a way to specify messages for empty data sets. So if there are no events, a message could be set that says "No upcoming events." The same would be good for blogs, lists, etc.
  • Upgrades are cumbersome, especially since we've used the database for media/file storage and it's extremely large. We're in the process of moving to the file system for storage, but that is a tedious process as well. Another reason our database is so huge is the revision history. We save as we go so there are LOTS of draft versions out there. Would be nice to have a way to clean out versions that were never published.
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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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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 Sitefinity6.9
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
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

We prefer Adobe Business Catalyst over WordPress. Adobe Business Catalyst websites are more secure and you don't have to update plug-ins. Saving our clients in cost over time.
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Sitefinity is far superior to SharePoint as a web content management system. Its drag-and-drop editor is excellent and the user interface is much better-suited to easy management of content and assets. It also has built-in responsive layout options so you can easily create new content and control how it will display on mobile.
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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
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

  • Complete reporting connecting dollars spent on marketing to dollars earned as revenue
  • Faster turn-around on ideas into market-ready content
  • Better service to clients through greater usability in account management
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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

Progress Sitefinity

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