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Adobe Business Catalyst

58 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

TemplateToaster

1 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

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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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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
2.7
TemplateToaster
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.9
TemplateToaster
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.3
TemplateToaster
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.6
TemplateToaster
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
TemplateToaster
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
TemplateToaster
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
TemplateToaster
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst
3.3
TemplateToaster
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8
TemplateToaster

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
TemplateToaster
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
TemplateToaster
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
TemplateToaster
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.5
TemplateToaster
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
TemplateToaster

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
TemplateToaster
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.6
TemplateToaster
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
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
8.1
TemplateToaster
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
TemplateToaster
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.2
TemplateToaster

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.3
TemplateToaster
9.1
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.7
TemplateToaster
9.1
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
TemplateToaster
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
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

  • Blogs are one of the best ways to generate new content and gain organic rankings with search engines. Business Catalyst's built in blog engine allows users to have their blog resident on their website instead of having to maintain to two sites. This helps to keep the website fresh and builds SEO.
  • Business Catalyst provides a comprehensive Email Marketing module. Users can create and schedule email series. BC also allows for other modules to be placed within the email so that as you update content on your website you are also populating your email newsletter.
  • Although not a feature of Business Catalyst itself, there is a great community of BC partners that support one another. The community shares their knowledge and successes as well as their trials and tribulations. The community happily welcomes new partners without condition or judgement. Through the knowledge shared partners can learn about the platform itself, site building in general, tips on working with clients and how to build their own business.
  • Business Catalyst support is excellent. Being able to chat with support in real time while you are talking a client through a problem is a great asset.
  • The Web Apps module is a powerful feature which allows users to add content to the site while locking in the design. Users simply fill out a form and the information is added to the site perfectly formatted.
  • The ability to replicate sites allows partners to reproduce a successful site thereby reducing build time and increasing productivity and profits.
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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

  • It is SaaS, so the initial savings can seem costly if the site owner wants to redesign. It is still less costly than having a professional enterprise site built for you, but you will be limited by your budget.
  • It has been a while since I used it, but custom pages for businesses on Facebook was something that needed to be built by a developer and implemented.
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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
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.
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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

Adobe Business Catalyst is our favorite web content management system - it has everything built in and, being in the cloud, never needs manual updating like the open source stuff out there. It's contact database isn't as robust as SalesForce or Sugar, but it works and is convenient. The email marketing capability is "light" but does the job and saves our clients $50-$100 per month if they don't email more than 1,000 people per month and, even if they do, it still costs less.
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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

  • Faster website deployment
  • Better organization since we can keep most clients under the same umbrella
  • Adobe brand recognition
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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.