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Adobe Business Catalyst

58 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

SambaSaaS

2 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst

I feel that Adobe Business Catalyst (BC) is best suited to small businesses and free lance designers reselling to small businesses. The whole interface is very personal and easy to use from an inexperienced perspective. This makes it a perfect platform for small business websites or even portfolio websites. Its lack of different server side protocols and languages makes it perfect for the small scale web implementation.
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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
2.7
SambaSaaS
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.9
SambaSaaS
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.3
SambaSaaS
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.6
SambaSaaS
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
SambaSaaS
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
SambaSaaS
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
SambaSaaS
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst
3.3
SambaSaaS
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8
SambaSaaS

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
SambaSaaS
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.6
SambaSaaS
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
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
8.1
SambaSaaS
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
SambaSaaS
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.2
SambaSaaS

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Pros

  • Analytics: I am able to see on multiple levels traffic, clicks, and most importantly search terms for improving SEO. The reports are easy to generate as well as read, especially for small inexperienced business owners.
  • Marketing: When using the BC platform businesses are able to link up easily with Adobe Marketing to automatically send out emails and newsletters. Its a very smooth and painless process.
  • Online Editing: This is probably the best part of BC. Once a design is approved and launched on the platform, my clients do not have to contact me for small content updates. This frees me up as a small business owner to concentrate on design, new clients, and larger projects for existing clients.
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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

  • Better drill down of the reports & analytics feature.
  • Better integration and clarity with the CRM (Customer Relations Management) section.
  • More selection of HTML5/CSS3 Responsive templates.
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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 easy to use and we are invested in it now.
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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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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
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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Implementation

Adobe Business Catalyst9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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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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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 answers yet
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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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  • 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.