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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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Weebly

Weebly is a great platform if you need a brochure-ware website. It's got some great features and you can't beat how easy it is to use. On the downside, the blog and e-commerce functionality is limited. Although there are several fairly easy to use platforms out there, I use it for many of my clients that are just starting out or need one they can eventually manage and update themselves as their businesses evolve -- which is especially true in the beginning or at the startup of a business. However, it can also scale, since you can create almost any number of pages and add content like audio and video. Additional functionality may be added through embeds.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
Weebly
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
Weebly
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
9.0
Weebly
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.5
Weebly
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.7
Weebly
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Weebly
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
Weebly
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
Weebly
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst
3.2
Weebly
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8
Weebly

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.4
Weebly
7.3
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Weebly
7.7
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Weebly
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.0
Weebly
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
Weebly
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
6.9

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
8.1
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
8.1

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
8.0
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
8.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
7.8
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
8.0
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
8.1
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
8.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
8.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
8.4
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
7.4

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
7.6
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
8.0
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
7.3
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
7.6
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
7.4
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Weebly
7.7

Pros

  • Extremely stable platform.
  • Very flexible with the modules and web apps features.
  • The development UI side of the platform makes it very comfortable and easy for front end coding.
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  • Weebly is easy to use. It's not hard to create web pages/blog posts and edit them with a convenient drag and drop builder.
  • Weebly templates are responsive and mobile friendly, so you don't have to worry about your site's appearance on a phone or tablet.
  • Weebly has e-commerce capabilities and is great for small companies just starting out in e-commerce.
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Cons

  • 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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  • Weebly doesn't have a lot of templates to choose from, so if you don't have any experience with CSS or HTML, it's hard to customize your site to an extent.
  • Weebly isn't fully SEO friendly. They don't allow you to add H1 tags to pages out of the box.
  • You can't create folder structures when it comes to web page URLs. You can put web pages under a main menu dropdown, but they don't allow you to put all sub-menu items in a structured folder (like site.com/folder/page-1 and site.com/folder/page-2).
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
It's easy to use and we are invested in it now.
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Weebly10.0
Based on 1 answer
Weebly is consistently adding features that line up with our needs. The ease of use makes it the perfect program for us since we have users of multiple age brackets and knowledge of web design. We love that we can give users access to only the pages they are affiliated with
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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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Weebly9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is simple to use and offers enough customization to make a website that is personalized. Templates are pretty standard and the help section is laid out well by topic with frequently asked questions. Some design knowledge is helpful, but through trial and error anyone can get a hold of the reins fairly quickly.
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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 score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

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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WordPress takes time to set up properly, needs hosting and always has security issues. Drupal is getting more and more complicated every year. Again, hosting a Drupal installation is a security headache. Weebly, being a hosted solution, completed does away with the need to worry about installation or keep updating the server side code because of security issues. They automatically take care of this. With Unbounce, you get a hosted solution which is pretty good at A/B testing but you don't get the range of templates and widgets that come with Weebly
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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 score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

  • Has allowed us to develop websites about 25-50% faster when compared with WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Umbraco, Modx, Miva, etc.
  • Has eliminated the need to manually updated the content management system, which is the main weakness of WordPress
  • Has become our default web content management system, which has led to website development driving growth for our business in addition to our strategic marketing consulting and research services
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  • People trust me to recommend a good CMS system. Weebly is usually my first choice and they love it.
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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

Weebly

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