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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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Squiz Matrix

Working with a large amount of web content where there is a need to focus on related content.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
1.7
Squiz Matrix
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.7
Squiz Matrix
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.2
Squiz Matrix
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.4
Squiz Matrix
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.7
Squiz Matrix

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
Squiz Matrix
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
Squiz Matrix
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
Squiz Matrix

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Squiz Matrix
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
Squiz Matrix
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Squiz Matrix
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.0
Squiz Matrix

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
Squiz Matrix
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.5
Squiz Matrix
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Squiz Matrix
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.0
Squiz Matrix
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
Squiz Matrix

Pros

  • As mentioned previously, we use the Content Holder module quite often because of the ability to place any html content that is prone to being frequently edited. It simplifies the process and allows us to simplify our templates.
  • We also like the ease of the Photo Gallery and how simple it is to either add or remove photos from the gallery once it has been placed.
  • Media Downloads seems to be a very helpful resource. With its ability to be categorized both by file type and customized categories within the web site and then placed by category also helps us streamline document placement especially when there are large number of those resources to organize.
  • News is obviously a much needed resource and it is simple to add news items, classify them and place them on template pages where they are fed. It is one of the easiest items to teach new clients how to manage.
  • Web Apps is our most prized module because of the ease of creating a database, then being able to style the output in any shape form or fashion.
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  • Speed and efficiency
  • Roles and content control
  • Related content
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Cons

  • I wish tech support would address issues with scripts, style sheets.
  • It would be very helpful if B.C. partners were notified about improvements, maintenance schedule, etc. instead of spending time researching.
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  • User Interface was good but heavy, with Java powering the backbone I recall finding this somewhat troublesome at the time.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
Adobe, is very expensive, has a solid background and produces quality programs. You can't argue with that
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Squiz Matrix7.0
Based on 1 answer
I don't work with Squiz any more so it's difficult to say, that said, the site is still running on the same CMS so obviously it's still considered a great platform
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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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No answers yet
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Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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No score
No answers yet
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Support

Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 5 answers
Good support; there have been a few issues that we have been unable to resolve
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No score
No answers yet
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Online Training

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

Adobe Business Catalyst9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

More reliable; more integrated tools
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Easier to work with
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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

  • Well you can't really beat consistency throughout an entire family of programs. Adobe in pretty much uncontested in this arena.
  • If you are a designer, you will need these programs at some point. It is a depressing fact, but Adobe has the absolute monopoly in the business. If it is any consolation, they make excellent programs.
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  • Having a single powerful CMS platform that would integrate a number of organisations that had recently merged - Squiz was a big part of bringing our web architecture together gracefully.
  • Increased employee efficiency
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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

Squiz Matrix

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