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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Overall Business Catalyst is an excellent product especially for smaller agencies and freelancer developers.Helpful resources for BC partners are:
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WebLinc

At least in retail, I would only recommend using Weblinc for merchandising and uploading products.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
WebLinc
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
WebLinc
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.2
WebLinc
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.4
WebLinc
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
WebLinc

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.4
WebLinc
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.4
WebLinc
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.3
WebLinc

Social Media Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.2
WebLinc
Social sharing and campaigns
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.8
WebLinc
Social profile integration
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.6
WebLinc

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
WebLinc
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.0
WebLinc
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
WebLinc
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
WebLinc

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.5
WebLinc
API
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.6
WebLinc
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
WebLinc
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
WebLinc
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
5.5
WebLinc

Online Storefront

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
4.4
Product catalog & listings
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
5.0
Product management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
6.0
Bulk product upload
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
4.0
Branding
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
5.0
Mobile storefront
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
2.0
Product variations
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
5.0
Website integration
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
2.0
Visual customization
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
6.0

Online Shopping Cart

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
2.0
Abandoned cart recovery
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
1.0
Checkout user experience
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
3.0

Online Payment System

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
2.0
eCommerce security
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
2.0

eCommerce Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
4.0
Promotions & discounts
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
2.0
Personalized recommendations
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
4.0
SEO
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
6.0

eCommerce Business Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
1.8
Order processing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
3.0
Inventory management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
1.0
Shipping
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
2.0
Custom functionality
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
WebLinc
1.0

Pros

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • 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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WebLinc

  • Merchandising products as you are able to see the actual product you are merchandising.
  • Creating new categories and subcategories and arranging them in whatever order you want. Also having the ability to easily hide a category/subcategory.
  • Uploading product and changing the colorway the customer sees.
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Cons

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • 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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WebLinc

  • We were never able to delete categories/subcategories. And because of this inability, it was often difficult navigating the back-end. If we accidentally deleted a category/subcategory, it would create a problem on the front end.
  • Creating discount codes was a nightmare. It was easy enough to create, but the text/description area was so sensitive and often had a mind of its own. This sensitivity created problems on the front end as well, ranging from incomplete text showing up to the products tiling all in one row. Also, there wasn't an easy way to create a "complex" discount code (complex defined as any code that wasn't a % off)
  • In general, it was very buggy. We were constantly opening tickets.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.4
Based on 10 answers
It's easy to use and we are invested in it now.
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WebLinc

WebLinc 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Continuous wins with WebLinc make this an easy choice.
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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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WebLinc

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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WebLinc

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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WebLinc

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.
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WebLinc

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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WebLinc

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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WebLinc

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

I prefer Adobe Business Catalyst to the open source competitors because they require a bit of upkeep to keep versions and plug-ins updated; BC does the versioning and updating for you.
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WebLinc

Weblinc was more user-friendly and less confusing to work with.
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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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WebLinc

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • The CMS has been a great tool to use to close a deal.
  • Assists those who do not have much experience with back end programing.
  • The platform is far more secure because of their closed source code than platforms like wordpress or joomla.
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WebLinc

  • Overall, it was more work keeping it running than seemed necessary. It felt like almost everyday there was something new that had to be fixed, which increased frustration both on the employee and customer end. I would say it definitely decreased employee efficiency.
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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

WebLinc

General

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

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