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Will Your Website Be Affected By The Adobe Business Catalyst Kill Date? We have a solution for you.

by Mitch Brunke

Adobe Business Catalyst has had its end date announced. What now?

Adobe has announced it is discontinuing Business Catalyst, with it’s deletion scheduled for March 26, 2020.

For those of you who are unaware, Adobe Business Catalyst is an all-in-one CMS designed to help businesses and digital agencies manage their websites and e-commerce functions. It is extremely important to note Adobe said it will take down all Business Catalyst servers on March 26, 2020. And when this happens, the data of all its customers will be deleted.

How can Adobe be allowed to do this?

Well, unlike WordPress, Adobe Business Catalyst is a SaaS product meaning that Adobe owns it in its entirety and can simply turn it off when it is no longer financially viable. Open-source CMS like WordPress, on the other hand, means that no one person owns it and there are thousands of programmers around the world working to make the platform the very best it possibly can be. The fact that WordPress currently occupies 30% of the internet with websites created on the platform is a testament to how good this open-source CMS is.

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How does WordPress being open source benefit you?

The biggest benefit to you is that unlike Adobe Business Catalyst it does not have a “kill switch”. There is virtually no chance of WordPress being turned off or your data being deleted. This means that investing money in a WordPress website is a much smarter option. You can easily make changes to your website in-house if you wish and the lifespan will be significantly longer. Also, there are literally thousands of developers and programmers working on WordPress around the world to make it the best it possibly can be by keeping it secure and giving you exciting new features.

The second benefit that current WordPress website business owners love, is that you are not tied to one agency with pesky contracts or in a situation where you aren’t in complete control of your website due to it being made their top-secret way (Like Custom CMS).  This also means that you are free to change anything on your site without the limitations of licensing restrictions or fees, because let’s be honest, no one enjoys hearing “sorry you need to upgrade your account to access that.”

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What solution to the Business Catalyst situation do I recommend? 

With the number of integrations at your disposal to make WordPress do what you need it to and the ability to take your website to most design and development agencies on the planet, I personally believe WordPress is your ideal solution. Being open source also means that the chances of you losing your website and all the money which you invested as being extremely low. Because the last situation you would want to find yourself in is being held ransom with your website or having your investment and digital platform basically taken from you.

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Mitch Brunke

Mitch is Made Neat's Marketing & Social Media Assistant with an interest in SEO and Google Analytics. Mitch loves nothing more than working on digital content strategies within the marketing team and assisting clients with their enquiries.


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