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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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SambaSaaS

I highly recommend SambaSaaS to businesses managing multiple websites and social media accounts. I also recommend it for entrepreneurs who need to manage international branches and international clients
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
SambaSaaS
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
SambaSaaS
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
9.0
SambaSaaS
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.6
SambaSaaS
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.7
SambaSaaS
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
SambaSaaS
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
SambaSaaS
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
SambaSaaS
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst
3.2
SambaSaaS
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8
SambaSaaS

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
SambaSaaS
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
SambaSaaS
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
SambaSaaS

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
SambaSaaS
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
SambaSaaS
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
SambaSaaS
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
SambaSaaS

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.4
SambaSaaS
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
SambaSaaS
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
SambaSaaS
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.0
SambaSaaS
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
SambaSaaS

Pros

  • BC has excellent integration of features that allow for end to end reporting
  • BC is flexible and adaptable through web apps and integrated modules
  • BC offers multi-level customization that can be done efficiently in several ways
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  • SambaSaaS helps me schedule posts across all my social media accounts and track results in a user-friendly dashboard. I also use it to repost content from authoritative sites in my niche and repost old social media posts.
  • SambaSaaS helps me get my blog posts optimized and distributed to popular influencers and top news sites.
  • SambaSaaS has geolocated and toll-free SeoSamba tracking phone numbers. This lets me make inbound and outbound phone calls, so that I can contact my clients from anywhere in the world. Each call is tracked and recorded, so I can easily review the calls I made.
  • SambaSaaS helps me flag long-tail keywords, access weekly keyword ranking variations via email and view critical queries’ reports. This includes graphical reports and tables for top #1 listing, top 5 rising keywords and newly listed keywords. I also use the keywords opportunities finder tool to determines the potential keywords that can skyrocket my site’s traffic.
  • I use SambaSaas to manage and create my referral program. I also use it to create coupons, customer incentives, or miscellaneous delivery options, all of which help motivate my customers to shop in my online store.
  • SambaSaaS helps me create and send drip campaign emails to different customer segments. I even use it to customize messages based on cart content and request post-purchase reviews.
  • SambaSaaS gives me a quick overview of SEO reports, social network analytics, and important metrics for multiple websites.
  • SambaSaaS has a centralized cloud-based interface, which I use to manage my multiple websites.
  • SambaSaaS comes with beautifully-designed pre-packed themes that can be downloaded for free.
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Cons

  • I love web apps but it can be time consuming to get the bulk import file just right the first time
  • Support is good, but the effort to research can be massive for unusual issues
  • Metadata on blog posts and pages can require lots of content editing at a slow pace
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  • It has a lot of features. So, it's kind of difficult to get started and to learn every feature in the software. However, once you get used to SambaSaaS, it's fairly easy to navigate.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
It's a robust and reliable product.
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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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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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No answers yet
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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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Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
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No score
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Implementation

Adobe Business Catalyst9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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Alternatives Considered

I prefer Adobe Business Catalyst to the open source competitors because they require a bit of upkeep to keep versions and plug-ins updated; BC does the versioning and updating for you.
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Both Infusionsoft and SambaSaaS are popular email marketing tools. However, I chose SambaSaaS because it helped me manage multiple websites, social media accounts and create SEO-friendly landing pages
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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

  • Faster website deployment
  • Better organization since we can keep most clients under the same umbrella
  • Adobe brand recognition
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  • It helped me automate my email marketing campaigns, so that I could generate more leads for my business.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

SambaSaaS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$299*
1.  per installation
SambaSaaS Editions & Modules
SambaSaaS
Edition
Standard monthly license
$1091
Tracking phone number
$52
1. per domain
2. per local number
Additional Pricing Details
You can take advantage of many SambaSaaS features regardless of your website platform. However, SambaSaaS offers even more functionalities when your website is also powered by WordPress, SeoToaster CMS, SeoToaster E-commerce or SeoToaster CRM. SeoSamba offers migration package with or without look & feel re-design, but always including a comprehensive search engine optimization process that is implemented on your behalf. What's unique about it? SeoSamba benchmarks your existing search ranking positions, and offers a 60 days post-release improvement guarantee. Migration packages costs vary usually between $1500 and $2500 range or most small businesses clients.