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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

The service provision is good the accounts customer service is poor so I would struggle to give BC a better than average review, if only they could offer customers a better accounts service then the value would be much higher.
Richard Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Weebly

If you are having students create websites or information pages about something they are studying in class, this is a great option. The fact that students can spend less time getting situated and learning the app and get right to work researching and creating their pages is great. For middle to high school, this is a fantastic app to use. However, if you want more nuanced analytics or want students to focus on blogging more than webpage building, this is limited.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.5
Weebly
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.3
Weebly
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
Weebly
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.9
Weebly
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
Weebly
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
Weebly
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.0
Weebly
Email deliverability reporting
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.9
Weebly
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
3.0
Weebly
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.8
Weebly

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
Weebly
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
Weebly
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.2
Weebly
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.4
Weebly
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.6
Weebly

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.6
Weebly
8.5
API
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.9
Weebly
8.2
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
Weebly
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
Weebly
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
5.5
Weebly
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
8.8

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
8.8

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
8.9
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
9.3
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
9.2
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
8.7
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
9.3
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
9.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
9.6
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
7.9
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
8.3

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
8.1
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
7.4
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
8.2
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
8.5
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Weebly
8.5

Pros

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • Probably one of the easiest e-commerce platforms to work in, it does take setup, but compared to a lot of other e-commerce solutions, this is probably the best one that I have seen that can be designed and implemented custom.
  • Their template system works very well and allows you to create and re-use templates across Adobe Business Catalyst.
  • Their pre-built modules are great, giving people a great way to use common web elements without having to use a plug-in or find some solution, it is simply built in and generally works exactly as you would expect.
  • Adobe Business Catalyst is more of an all-around solution, providing elements that most smaller companies would have a hard time figuring out, since it includes the ability to build websites, send and track e-mails, analytics. It really is a powerful tool that would typically require a fair amount of coding knowledge and expertise but with the system already built, it can be easily modified and edited by those with limited or no coding knowledge at all.
Jonathan Hodak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Weebly

  • Drag and drop interface makes it very easy to add all types of content, including images, text, video (and YouTube videos), embeddable applications and more.
  • It's very easy to set up navigation features like cascading menus and sticky navigation (where the menu stays put - may depend on the template chosen though).
  • A technical backend is fairly straight-forward for setting up a fav icon, 301 redirects, SEO, Google Analytics, etc.
Robbin Block | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • Multi Client Management: The dashboard for managing multiple clients as a reseller is a little difficult to get to. There is also no very easy way for me to manage multiple clients at once. I have to log into and out of individual client accounts to do billing or management.
  • Lack of Server support: There are certain server protocols and languages that are not supported using BC. For example I cannot build a custom php database and upload to BC. I am required to use their tools.
Dan Butler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Weebly

  • 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).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Pauline Kraus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Weebly

Weebly 10.0
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
Heather Pellegrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.7
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.
Dan Butler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Weebly

Weebly 9.0
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.
Amber Stanley-Kruth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Weebly

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
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Weebly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.8
Based on 6 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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Weebly

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
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Weebly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.8
Based on 4 answers
Pretty easy to do
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Weebly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

As far as the CMS for BC goes, there is none out there that compares. In the past we have utilized Joomla, Wordpress, Mambo, Drupal, Concrete 5 and others. None of them were as easy to use and train on that Adobe's Business Catalyst. Our alternative to BC is WordPress when our clients want a less expensive solution. For the most part that works OK but we have had issues with plugin incompatibility among other issues. We lost at least two clients because of similar issues. The other great part about BC's solution is that we can still work with our favorite site creation tool - Dreamweaver. The whole process continues to be more and more simplified with added features to the system. No other solution (that we've found) offers such an easy way to create custom web sites that are easily editable by our clients.
Jeff French | TrustRadius Reviewer

Weebly

Weebly's designs, plugins, and customization options are a little more advanced in some cases than other similar programs. WordPress requires a different level of expertise and knowledge of code, keywording, and plugins, so I wouldn't even compare them. Wix is a little more user-friendly because you can drag and drop your design, which was very convenient for customizing your site. I didn't personally select Weebly, but it is user-friendly and nearly anyone comfortable with a computer could figure it out. Weebly support is also pretty good.
Emily Hammell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Weebly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • As someone who uses it on behalf of other clients, our ROI with BC is definitely positive. We needed a mid-range CMS without huge licensing costs to satisfy mid-range clients who have some dynamic needs but doesn't need the expense or liability of enterprise level products. Without it we would have lost possible customers or taken bigger hits on projects because of the costs involved with satisfying their mid-level needs
  • Our clients are all usually very positive about the BC platform and are able to use it themselves which lessens our Support time/cost.
  • To use the Web App element,. which we do on almost every site, you need to pay for the highest plan. This brings along with it many features most of our clients would never use. A more basic plan with that Web App capability would be a big improvement on our costs.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Weebly

  • Weebly has allowed our business to create a connection with our customers by offering home decor, cooking and styling tips.
  • Weebly gives us the chance to relay information to customers regarding merchandise, current sales and promotions, store hours and locations etc. Which has helped increase business.
  • Weebly has given our not very tech savvy business the opportunity to have a website and stay relevant with our competitors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

General

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

Weebly

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
Weebly
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.4
Weebly
10.0

Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.7
Weebly
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
Weebly

Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.2
Weebly

Support Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.8
Weebly

Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.6
Weebly

Implementation Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.8
Weebly

Scalability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
Weebly

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