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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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TERMINALFOUR

It's an extremely flexible solution. It can be a nightmare to work with if not properly planned out or fantastic if well thought out. If you have a team and an application owner with a plan it's a great option.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.4
TERMINALFOUR
5.0
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
TERMINALFOUR
6.0
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
TERMINALFOUR
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.0
TERMINALFOUR
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
TERMINALFOUR
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
4.0

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
8.5

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
8.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
8.0
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
8.0
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
8.5
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
6.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
4.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
8.0
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
5.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
6.7
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
7.4
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
7.0
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
5.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
6.0
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst
TERMINALFOUR
7.9

Pros

  • The new templates have social connectivity built in which is very nice.
  • The Sites do a good job on newsletter templates and data tracking.
  • The in browser editing is a plus.
  • The initial cost is usually spent on a designer or content developer so the client can focus on a set up fee and then just the on going hosting. No long term fees for developers to come in and make edits.
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  • Easy to navigate site management.
  • Customizable templating with not much limitation.
  • User management by groups.
  • Selective publishing.
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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 can be a bit buggy with media library management.
  • The html editor can act pretty wonky sometimes with the html it translates things into.
  • The navigation builder tool is pretty confusing.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
It's a robust and reliable product.
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Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst9.7
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.
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No answers yet
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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
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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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

BC may not be as customizable as these two, but it is a much more of a secure option
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WordPress is obviously a fantastic product. TerminalFour was more appropriate for our needs as determined by a team before my arrival. I think WordPress is better and cheaper but going with TerminalFour offered the opportunity to work with a smaller company to whom we mattered
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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 answers yet
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Return on Investment

  • Better customer service
  • Faster site builds.
  • Workflow notifications and faster response time.
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  • Increased employee efficiency.
  • Happier internal customers because changes are much easier than they used to be and we can often empower them to make their own changes to their websites.
  • For our application owner it's become a huge project that consumes all of his time. Not ideal but it's working for now. Knowledge sharing the more intricate pieces can be really difficult.
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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

TERMINALFOUR

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$15,000*
1.  organisation per year
Additional Pricing Details
Generally the initial cost is between $15,000 to $100,000 with ongoing support and hosting subsequent years.