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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

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.
Richard Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

As already mentioned, migrating websites from Adobe Business Catalyst, or any other platform is a strength. Using the Siteglide CLI, websites can be migrated as a static site to Siteglide, thus greatly reducing the amount of work necessary for the migration. Also, as long as developers are acquainted with HTML, CSS, Liquid, and Javascript, building sites with Siteglide can be done rapidly using their Siteglide Studio site builder. One of the additional strengths of Siteglide is Webapps. These can be easily used to provide the display and manipulation of dynamic data. The site can be designed so that users can change information without knowing anything about the underlying code. It allows a form-driven way to update site pages.
Bob Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.5
Siteglide
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.3
Siteglide
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
Siteglide
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.9
Siteglide
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
Siteglide
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
Siteglide
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.0
Siteglide
Email deliverability reporting
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.9
Siteglide
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
3.0
Siteglide
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.8
Siteglide

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
Siteglide
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
Siteglide
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.2
Siteglide
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.4
Siteglide
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.6
Siteglide

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.6
Siteglide
5.5
API
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.9
Siteglide
8.2
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
Siteglide
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
Siteglide
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
5.5
Siteglide
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Siteglide
2.7

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Siteglide
9.1
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Siteglide
9.1

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Siteglide
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Siteglide
6.4
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Siteglide
9.1
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Siteglide
8.2
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Siteglide
7.3
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Siteglide
9.1
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Siteglide
9.1
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Siteglide
8.2

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Siteglide
8.9
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Siteglide
9.1
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Siteglide
9.1
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Siteglide
9.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Siteglide
8.2
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Siteglide
9.1

Pros

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • Probably one of the easiest e-commerce platforms to work in, it does take setup, but compared to a lot of other e-commerce solutions, this is probably the best one that I have seen that can be designed and implemented custom.
  • Their template system works very well and allows you to create and re-use templates across Adobe Business Catalyst.
  • Their pre-built modules are great, giving people a great way to use common web elements without having to use a plug-in or find some solution, it is simply built in and generally works exactly as you would expect.
  • Adobe Business Catalyst is more of an all-around solution, providing elements that most smaller companies would have a hard time figuring out, since it includes the ability to build websites, send and track e-mails, analytics. It really is a powerful tool that would typically require a fair amount of coding knowledge and expertise but with the system already built, it can be easily modified and edited by those with limited or no coding knowledge at all.
Jonathan Hodak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

  • Adobe Business Catalyst Migration
  • Client Support and Responsiveness to questions and issues
  • Product Improvement and Feature Upgrades and Additions
  • Documentation is well maintained and updated frequently
  • Early adopters have access to excellent billing plans
Bob Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Dan Butler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

  • Some features are still under development
  • Billing plans occasionally cost more than competition, mainly because of the way Platform OS works
  • "Drag and Drop" website building and maintenance could be improved in order to compete with other site-builders. Less reliance on knowing HTML, CSS, Liquid, Javascript, etc. would be a good direction to go in the future.
Bob Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.4
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.
Pauline Kraus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

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
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.
Dan Butler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

Siteglide 8.2
Based on 1 answer
There could be an improvement for "non-programmers" and drag and drop editing. However, Siteglide's target market of website development agencies is well served and a great fit. Sites can be migrated from other platforms quickly and easily. New responsive websites can be developed quickly using Siteglide Studio and then robust functionality can be built out quickly and reliably. There is a wide range of features included in Siteglide and more features and upgrades are being rapidly added. The environment is built on a stable and performance-oriented platform. This allows agencies to provide excellent service on a worldwide basis.
Bob Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

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
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.8
Based on 6 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.
Pauline Kraus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

Siteglide 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Very responsive and a great system in place to facilitate communication.
Bob Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.8
Based on 4 answers
Pretty easy to do
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

As far as the CMS for BC goes, there is none out there that compares. In the past we have utilized Joomla, Wordpress, Mambo, Drupal, Concrete 5 and others. None of them were as easy to use and train on that Adobe's Business Catalyst. Our alternative to BC is WordPress when our clients want a less expensive solution. For the most part that works OK but we have had issues with plugin incompatibility among other issues. We lost at least two clients because of similar issues. The other great part about BC's solution is that we can still work with our favorite site creation tool - Dreamweaver. The whole process continues to be more and more simplified with added features to the system. No other solution (that we've found) offers such an easy way to create custom web sites that are easily editable by our clients.
Jeff French | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

WordPress was used on one migration of a complex site as a test of the capabilities of both WordPress / Elementor and the WordHerd migration service. It went very well but did take a long time to get what the client wanted, mostly due to the fact that they wanted a complete redesign. The downside of WordPress is plug-in management, which is nearly constant and at one time broke some functionality. Siteglide does not have these issues, as plugins are controlled and tested -- and are functions that are built-in.I also used Duda to migrate several sites where the client wanted a redesign, but also a site design refresh. This works best with smaller sites, and there are no automated migration tools, such as in Siteglide.
Bob Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • 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.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siteglide

  • I was able to migrate sites quickly from Adobe Business Catalyst - saved a lot of time
  • Some sites were migrated in place without client knowledge or involvement - and no business disruption.
  • Initial learning curve caused a couple of "redos".
Bob Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

General

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

Siteglide

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
Siteglide
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.4
Siteglide

Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.7
Siteglide
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
Siteglide

Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.2
Siteglide

Support Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.8
Siteglide
9.1

Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.6
Siteglide

Implementation Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.8
Siteglide

Scalability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
Siteglide

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