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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst

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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TemplateToaster

TemplateToaster has the best features which include: BOOTSTRAP 3 support, W3C compliance, all devices and all browsers compatibility, clean and concise code generation, and extensive designing options. A big pack of sample templates comes free with software installation, and all the designing options have been provided as per the latest web design trends. Templates made in TemplateToaster make clients say, “wow, it’s amazing”. TemplateToaster is a designing tool as well as a development tool. In short words, it provides a GUI for designing templates, after the accomplishment of designing, the template can be exported into a fully-fledged web template, which is ready to use as a website design.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
TemplateToaster
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
TemplateToaster
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
9.0
TemplateToaster
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.6
TemplateToaster
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.7
TemplateToaster
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
TemplateToaster
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
TemplateToaster
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
TemplateToaster
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst
3.2
TemplateToaster
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8
TemplateToaster

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.4
TemplateToaster
9.1
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
TemplateToaster
9.1
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
TemplateToaster
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.0
TemplateToaster
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
TemplateToaster
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst
TemplateToaster
9.1

Pros

  • Webapps can be used for various content types and because the interface is simplified and standardized it's easy to give clients the ability to edit content without them having to modify html.
  • The template engine makes adding templates into the system and setting them up very fast. This helps to speed up development time.
  • Because BusinessCatalyst is a hosted solution, it removes the need for Server Management. Now that the BC API is more extensive and the content can be output via JSON, there seems to be nothing you can not do in the system.
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  • Advanced designing features and using these advanced features very easily e.g. Bootstrap 3 support that makes flawless responsive templates.
  • Encapsulated all the major designing trends with respect to particular CMS.
  • Optimized code is produced for every theme/template as such the coding standards are perfectly followed by this software.
  • All WordPress themes made with this software pass the Theme Check test.
  • Because of W3C compliance it ensures consistency of websites over the web.
  • HTML5 and CSS3 also ensure better look of designs on small screens.
  • Apart from making web templates, one can make full fledged websites too. TemplateToaster allows making static websites with YouTube video inclusion. It has inbuilt FTP, so that user can easily move its website to the server.
  • An amazing and exclusive feature it provides is the option to draw custom widget/module/ block area.
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Cons

  • Initial cost of the platform can be daunting
  • Since the platform itself was in transition, we needed to edit various highly technical aspects to make sure the site didn't go down
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  • It is not available for MAC operating system.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
For the types of clients that need all the features Business Catalyst offers, I would not hesitate to renew our use of it. Those types of clients, however, are few and far between. The tech support Adobe offers for Business Catalyst could range from Quite Good to Adequate; it depended on the support personnel
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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

Bigcommerce or Shopify
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  • Advanced features, lesser price and ease of use. For designing perspective, it has many options in accordance with latest web designing trends.
  • Most prominent is- custom positions can be made for widgets or plugins to be included
  • Slideshow can be included.
  • Images browsed from the system can be transformed using its image editor.
  • Texture-effects-shadow can be applied wherever required.
  • margin-padding settings can be done easily.
  • And many more options are provided by this software on its interface.
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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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Return on Investment

  • Better customer service
  • Faster site builds.
  • Workflow notifications and faster response time.
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  • TemplateToaster returns full value of money.
  • It helps in finishing my projects ahead of time, hence I can finish more projects in less time. In other words, it helps in increasing my efficiency, which brings monetary benefits to me.
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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

TemplateToaster

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
TemplateToaster Editions & Modules
TemplateToaster
Edition
Standard Edition
$491
Professional Edition
$149
1. Annually
Additional Pricing Details
After one year, some concession is given on the specific edition.