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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

Wix

I would recommend Wix 100%, due to the fact that the marketing strategy that it gives to the customer makes you want to register for such a great site. It also has a great user experience, without putting difficulties on the site creation process. Wix really knows what the user wants.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.6
Wix
8.4
API
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.9
Wix
8.3
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
Wix
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
Wix
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
5.5
Wix
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
8.5

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
8.3
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
8.3

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
8.3
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
8.8
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
7.9
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
8.4
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
8.5
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
8.3
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
8.3
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
8.5
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
7.8

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
7.6
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
8.1
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
7.1
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
7.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
7.8
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
Wix
8.1

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

Wix

  • The most important strength of Wix is its simplicity and intuitive interface. Wix is, by far, the best web CMS that I've ever used because it's easier to navigate and understand than other CMS platforms. Once you start building your site, there are pop-ups explaining what to do next until your entire site is filled with content. Because it's so easy to get started, I've completed websites on the same day that I started them, which makes marketing managers and directors extremely surprised and excited.
  • Wix's design and theme options are the best I've seen. When using other CMS platforms, I've had a difficult time finding themes that fit the way that I want to organize the content on my website. I felt restricted because the themes were not editable. Wix, however, allows users to edit themes as much as they want. The platform will also take the information that you've already plugged into the site and find a theme that works, choose the best fonts, and even implement color schemes. Wix really gives you control over the way your site is organized but also provides a "hands-off" route for people who don't want to be too heavily involved in the design process. There are options for any and all levels of experience and involvement.
  • Wix has an option to add a contributor to a website, which I also have not seen on any other CMS platforms. In most cases, CMS users would need to create several logins to get their colleagues or partners to edit the site. But with Wix, I can have my own account with both personal and professional sites - and invite colleagues to edit a specific website without seeing anything else. It's similar to having a Google Drive of websites. I can see all of my Wix websites, but colleagues can only see or edit the websites that I invite them to.
Brittney Collier | 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

Wix

  • Some of the features do not work consistently or they are not able to be seen at all times.
  • There are frequent bugs.
  • SEO optimization can be improved.
  • They removed some features that I cannot get back.
  • Form builder applications and plug ins can be slow to set up and slow to load.
  • Cannot customize certain features.
  • Handling the footer section can provide issues.
  • Event application / plug in has basic features but mostly not useful.
  • Paid plug ins don't work well or fast enough.
  • Paypal buttons take a long time to load.
  • Repeater boxes don't work well.
  • It doesn't allow you to copy and paste a section from one website design to another website design, which is an important function for saving time when managing multiple business websites.
Marian Lee | 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

Wix

Wix 10.0
Based on 3 answers
We will definitely renew Wix. The ability to completely control our website has been invaluable to us. We will maintain this service as long as we are an incorporated organization, we've tried several other software options and this has been the best solution by far for all of our needs.
Kalyn Hoffman | 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

Wix

Wix 8.8
Based on 6 answers
Great customization, but a pain to backtrack. They recently added the ability to set fonts etc as headings, title, body etc, but if you did not begin your build with these presets you are screwed if you ever try to change font/ colors/layout etc.
Anonymous | 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

Wix

Wix 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Premium users can use any feature for a great website. There is no limit, so the availability that Wix offers is vast.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

Wix 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Not complex at all. It teaches you how to use their platform in a dynamic way. Each tutorial offers an explanation that can be reviewed later on. The connection speed of a web page has been smooth so far, with no major problems regarding this subject. Overall, Wix can manage 10+ pages with great connection speed.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Wix

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

Wix

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

Wix

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

Wix

Wix just has a better repertoire of templates, default design formats for displaying images and video, and a wider control over what I can tweak to make the site truly my own. I love Wix’s simple to grasp user interface and speed with which it works to upload my images. It also contains just more options in templates and plug-ins in my opinion.
Anonymous | 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

Wix

Wix 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I give this rating to Wix because it's a great content creator. It has a great platform and also offers great customer service. If you encounter any technical issues, with Wix you will find a solution. For premium members or domain holders, this is the same as for Trial members or non-domain holders.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Wix

  • For clients, it has had a positive ROI. The site I built for them using Wix was able to function as their hub for events and for marketing their events.
  • For myself, it has had a small negative impact. I've let my premium account expire due to not needing it anymore. For generating leads for my freelance business I've found that LinkedIn is by far the better choice.
  • Overall, I have been able to add my experience using Wix to my personal portfolio and resume. I can advise clients on its pros and cons as well as jump in and help them with the Wix interface if they ask me to do so.
Deven Bhagwandin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

General

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

Wix

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
Wix
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.4
Wix
10.0

Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.7
Wix
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
Wix
9.0

Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.2
Wix
9.0

Support Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.8
Wix

Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.6
Wix

Implementation Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.8
Wix

Scalability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
Wix
9.0

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