60 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 101
2 Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

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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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 (Discontinued)
6.6
SiteExecutive
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.4
SiteExecutive
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
SiteExecutive
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.8
SiteExecutive
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.9
SiteExecutive
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
SiteExecutive
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.0
SiteExecutive
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.1
SiteExecutive
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
3.1
SiteExecutive
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.8
SiteExecutive

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
SiteExecutive
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
SiteExecutive
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.2
SiteExecutive
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.4
SiteExecutive
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
SiteExecutive

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.4
SiteExecutive
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.4
SiteExecutive
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.3
SiteExecutive

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
SiteExecutive
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.0
SiteExecutive
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
SiteExecutive
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
SiteExecutive

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.5
SiteExecutive
API
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.6
SiteExecutive
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
SiteExecutive
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
SiteExecutive
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
5.5
SiteExecutive

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
SiteExecutive
7.2
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
SiteExecutive
7.2

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Pros

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • 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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SiteExecutive

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

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • Multi Client Management: The dashboard for managing multiple clients as a reseller is a little difficult to get to. There is also no very easy way for me to manage multiple clients at once. I have to log into and out of individual client accounts to do billing or management.
  • Lack of Server support: There are certain server protocols and languages that are not supported using BC. For example I cannot build a custom php database and upload to BC. I am required to use their tools.
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SiteExecutive

  • 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 Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.4
Based on 10 answers
It's easy to use and we are invested in it now.
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SiteExecutive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.7
Based on 4 answers
It's easy to log in; areas are well marked, and support is available if needed.
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SiteExecutive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability
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SiteExecutive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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SiteExecutive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.6
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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SiteExecutive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
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SiteExecutive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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SiteExecutive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

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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SiteExecutive

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 Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's easy to build small sites or large sites and there is lots of templating.
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SiteExecutive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • 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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SiteExecutive

  • 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 (Discontinued)

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

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