In March of 2018 Adobe announced that their templated CMS (Content management system), Business Catalyst would no longer be supported, and in March of 2020 it will be decommissioned completely.
This poses a significant headache for businesses using the platform for their online environment. We raised concerns about proprietary content management systems in a 2014 blog article interestingly the risks we identified then hold true today!
While templated website builders (like Business Catalyst) offer a budget entry point to an online presence, we think the costs saved by building a website that once delivered belongs 100% to you, is a far more compelling alternative in terms of:
- Return on Investment
- Ability to add custom functionality
- SEO performance
Most importantly, the risk posed when a business changes direction, as Adobe have done, and decide to no longer support the platform you have invested in, is out of your control to mitigate.
The Business Catalyst Alternative
We have an alternative for anyone frustrated, and exposed by the decision to retire Business catalyst. We offer fully featured Open Source web solutions that are superior to your existing Business Catalyst site in every way, custom design, custom functionality (if required) and most importantly 100% owned by you!
At Koda, our custom designed and developed website solutions tick all of these boxes, yes they may be a little more expensive than a templated website, the delivered solution is however far superior.
If you are running a Business Catalyst website and you'd like to know more about how we can help, please contact us here of phone on 09 448 1215, a member of our team would love to discuss options and help plan a migration to a solution that will last as long as you need it to.