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Wix

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst

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.
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Wix

In my experience, I feel Wix is a great tool for a small business owner with a fairly simple website. The issues I have experienced with speed make me concerned that any kind of eCommerce site with a lot of products or any website with tens to hundreds of pages might be a rough experience to make changes to. I trust the site would work fine on the front-end but would be a painful experience for the person who has to log in and make changes to the site due to slow speed.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
Wix
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
Wix
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
9.0
Wix
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.7
Wix
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8
Wix
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Wix
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
Wix
Email deliverability
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
Wix
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst
3.1
Wix
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8
Wix

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
Wix
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.7
Wix
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.2
Wix
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.4
Wix
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.7
Wix

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Wix
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
Wix
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Wix
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
Wix

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
Wix
7.2
API
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.4
Wix
7.5
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Wix
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.0
Wix
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5
Wix
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
6.9

Security

Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
8.4
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
8.4

Web Content Creation

Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
7.8
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
8.3
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
7.5
Admin section
Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
8.0
Page templates
Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
8.3
Library of website themes
Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
8.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
7.7
Publishing workflow
Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
8.0
Form generator
Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
7.1

Web Content Management

Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
7.4
Content taxonomy
Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
7.6
SEO support
Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
7.4
Bulk management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
7.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
7.1
Community / comment management
Adobe Business Catalyst
Wix
7.7

Pros

  • Server Uptime is good
  • Online Chat is good
  • Security is good
  • Technical Service is good
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  • Easy drag and drop features let users create an engaging website with ease.
  • Professional layouts and designs take the guesswork out of the creation and allow more time to be spent on the content.
  • The ability to add features/integrations like a store, feedback or comment options, and more interactive tools can go a long way in personalizing the site.
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Cons

  • The learning curve can be steep.
  • There is no access to the server side programming so some functionality needs a work around or cannot be accomplished.
  • It is more expensive for users than many of the other website options.
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  • Even though drag and drop makes things easier, at times there is difficulty getting things to fit where and how you want. Maybe have a way for the item be influenced by other features around it to make it fit better?
  • The templates are great for students to get started, but more options and maybe some more modern designs (ex WordPress/Squarespace) would be nice.
  • A better data and analytics feature. Wordpress nails this and I wish other website programs would do something similar.
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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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Wix10.0
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.
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Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst9.7
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.
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Wix7.2
Based on 5 answers
Wix is quite easy especially if you use pre-made templates. Getting into the advanced editor can be trickier but still much easier than manual site-building.
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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 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

We didn't really used many products before deciding to use Business Catalyst. When we started we developed sites using an old product (GoLive) and then created a few sites in WordPress. We didn't like that fact that WordPress needed an add-on every time we wanted additional functionality and trying keep on top of updates was distracting.Adobe's Business Catalyst gave us an all in one system to replace the multiple products clients required to run their online businesses. We also didn't have to remember which sites had what add-ons updated...or not. Business Catalyst is SaaS which allows us to always have the latest updates and functionality ready at our fingertips.
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Wix is definitely more user-friendly for beginners and way more affordable than the competition. Even our less computer savvy employees are able to edit the website without too much trouble. We actually use a couple of different website platforms for different sectors of our company. Unfortunately, Wix doesn't have everything we need, otherwise, we would solely stick with them.
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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

  • 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.
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  • It gave me a website when I didn't have one, so "internet presence" can't be discounted
  • Overall, it was a good learning experience, but little more.
  • As far as my business is concerned, it was a net negative, as I had to move to a different platform once it became clear Wix would not scale.
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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

Wix

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