60 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 101
8 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

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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ThriveHive

I believe that ThriveHives' business model is perfectly suited to smaller, but growing companies and start-ups. They have priced their services at a reasonable level for these businesses. I think ThriveHive trains their people thoroughly on the workings of search engines, so that their coaches really have a good handle on how to help you improve your internet, as well as your non-internet, presence. Additionally, since search engines continuously change and tweak their algorithms, I think ThriveHive does a good job at staying in step with the changes.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.6
ThriveHive
7.9
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.4
ThriveHive
7.3
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
ThriveHive
8.7
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.9
ThriveHive
8.0
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.9
ThriveHive
8.2
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
ThriveHive
5.0
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.0
ThriveHive
6.5
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.1
ThriveHive
9.2
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
3.0
ThriveHive
9.3
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.8
ThriveHive
8.7

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
ThriveHive
7.9
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
ThriveHive
7.5
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.2
ThriveHive
7.0
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.4
ThriveHive
8.0
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
ThriveHive
9.0

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.3
ThriveHive
7.8
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.4
ThriveHive
9.5
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.3
ThriveHive
6.0

Social Media Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.2
ThriveHive
8.8
Social sharing and campaigns
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.8
ThriveHive
8.7
Social profile integration
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.6
ThriveHive
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
ThriveHive
8.2
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.0
ThriveHive
9.2
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
ThriveHive
8.8
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
ThriveHive
6.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.6
ThriveHive
8.5
API
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.8
ThriveHive
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
ThriveHive
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
ThriveHive
8.5
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
5.5
ThriveHive

Pros

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • 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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ThriveHive

  • Website
  • Seach Engine Optimization
  • Marketing my company
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Cons

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • Better drill down of the reports & analytics feature.
  • Better integration and clarity with the CRM (Customer Relations Management) section.
  • More selection of HTML5/CSS3 Responsive templates.
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ThriveHive

  • While they have made great strides in their actual email content builder, it is still the largest area for improvement
  • Certain web edits can only be done by them on the back-end, which requires waiting to chat with a representative from support during regular business hours
  • Reporting could be more robust, and the ability to export those reports does not exist.
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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.
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ThriveHive

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
It's easy to log in; areas are well marked, and support is available if needed.
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ThriveHive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability
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ThriveHive

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
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ThriveHive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.6
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.
Pauline Kraus profile photo

ThriveHive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
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ThriveHive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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ThriveHive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

We prefer Adobe Business Catalyst over WordPress. Adobe Business Catalyst websites are more secure and you don't have to update plug-ins. Saving our clients in cost over time.
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ThriveHive

While WordPress provides you with the opportunity to build a custom website, it stops there. ThriveHive has a strong small business marketing suite of products that are integrated into a WordPress-based website while also making it easy for the user to make quick and easy edits to existing content. I will say that I find MailChimp's aesthetic and deliverability to be leaps and bounds ahead of ThriveHive, and so I was unable to cut my account with MailChimp. I still use it for large email newsletters while using ThriveHive's email client for shorter, more targeted marketing efforts for segmented lists.
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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.
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ThriveHive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • Complete reporting connecting dollars spent on marketing to dollars earned as revenue
  • Faster turn-around on ideas into market-ready content
  • Better service to clients through greater usability in account management
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ThriveHive

  • Our registrations (sales) have been up year-over-year since we switched to ThriveHive
  • While it's not built for retention, we are able to easily target repeat customers as well as identify potential points of attrition and market accordingly to those specific segments.
  • We were able to cut out the use of a vendor that wasn't suiting our needs by switching to ThriveHive and a new POS that easily integrated with the website, which has saved us thousands of dollars while increasing efficiency and functionality.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

General

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

ThriveHive

General

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

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