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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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SiteExecutive

We recently put our alumni magazine online so viewers can read it digitally. SiteExecutive has been great for this project as it allowed us to easily create new templates and styling options specifically suited for our purposes.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst
SiteExecutive
7.2
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst
SiteExecutive
7.2

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst
SiteExecutive
7.9
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
SiteExecutive
6.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst
SiteExecutive
9.0
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst
SiteExecutive
6.0
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst
SiteExecutive
7.9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst
SiteExecutive
8.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst
SiteExecutive
10.0
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst
SiteExecutive
8.1

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
SiteExecutive
8.1
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst
SiteExecutive
10.0
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst
SiteExecutive
6.3
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst
SiteExecutive
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst
SiteExecutive
8.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst
SiteExecutive
8.0

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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  • User-friendly
  • Intuitive
  • Content type options available for use are plentiful and varied
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Cons

  • The blog module could be improved so there is more functionality and more freedom for easy customization.
  • Multiple files upload into the Media Downloads module would be a great feature to have.
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  • Glitches happen more frequently than I'd like them to
  • Limited options for formatting and organization within blog applications
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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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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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WordPress is another CMS that I've used within a professional setting. Despite the cost difference, SiteExecutive is well worth the investment. Its functionality is much, much greater (they can't really be compared on the same level) and I have more freedom for customization and creating EXACTLY what I need.
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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

  • It allows me to gain more customers by providing a more affordable website solution to them.
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  • External constituents are able to clearly see our mission, goals, and programs (i.e: we are successfully attracting potential students and their families)
  • Faculty and staff are able to be directly involved in how their department is represented
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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

SiteExecutive

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