The end of life for Adobe Business Catalyst
Adobe Business Catalyst announced recently that they will stop hosting existing sites on Business Catalyst on March 26th 2021 and as of that date, all sites and data will be deleted.
Now this might sound like a long time away but we are urging businesses on Adobe Business Catalyst to get onto it soon. There are hundreds of thousands of sites globally built on BC, 10,000 of which in Australia and New Zealand. Leaving it to the last minute, may mean that web developers are booked up, and you risk losing your entire site if not transferred to another system by the deadline.
All data will be deleted at that date. And the bad news is there is no download option for your site or anything contained within such as CRM, email campaigns etc.
Until that time, Adobe are only doing the bare minimum until then. Major critical bugs and issues will be repaired, but they will not be fixing any minor items.
But, take into consideration that a website has a lifespan of around 3 years before it’s generally ripe for a refresh, so this might be a little push to giving your website that timely makeover. Here are some other reasons why it’s time to migrate:
- Ensure your site is mobile responsive – this is now a major signaling factor for Google giving website’s rankings
- Ensure it is fast in loading – also now a major signaling factor for Google giving website’s rankings
- Ensure it reflects the organizations current offering!
For ultimate flexibility, we recommend migrating your Adobe BC to WordPress, but depending on your needs, Shopify may be another viable option – we can help you work that out.
We have ourselves just migrated from BC to WordPress – with over 800 pages and great rankings, that was a project that required meticulous care to transition. Don’t get caught out managing your migration with an inexperienced developer as Google rankings can plummet if the migration isn’t carefully managed from an SEO perspective.
Very few WordPress web developers know both WordPress and Adobe BC inside out. We’ve worked with both platforms since 2009, so needless to say that we know all the tricks to seamlessly getting your content from BC to WordPress.
If you would like to find out more about the migration process (price, timeframes etc), or you’re ready to get going, please fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch.
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Recently I needed something done quickly as I was about to launch a campaign to my 3000 subscribers. It was a technical issue on my website and I need a developer to understand what I needed done pronto. Anyway Mel and Arvind delivered quickly and on time. Well done guys!
I’m a small business owner and have been working with The Creative Collective for over 18 months now. Over this time, with there expert advice on all things marketing, they’ve helped grow my business from humble beginnings to something to be proud of. I hate think we’re I’d be without Kat and her team of tech heads! 100% recommendation for any business new or old!
I’d like to take the time to pass on a big thank you to Tamara, Arvind & Alan.This process has been seamless and very enjoyable. Your organisation & communication has been impeccable, and this has made the journey pleasant. I have no hesitation in working with you again and will certainly be passing along recommendations wherever possible.
Thank very much Arvind, you’ve been a delight to work with and appreciate your advice and patience as we worked through it all. I was very excited last night to be adding all the lovely colourful artworks!
“What a journey, and what a sensational result! Have spent some time this evening navigating through the back end of the site, making updates, additions and edits – very happy with the usability post handover. Congratulations on your creation and the teamwork that has brought about this better than expected result for our new brand and website.”
We engaged the Creative Collective for a website refresh on our tired online presence. The team were professional, clear, technically proficient, helpful and also provided timely guidance on how to get the most out of our project. I will be using their services again and thoroughly recommend engaging the Creative Collective team for your website / marketing needs.
“I want to thank you for the stunning website and all of your care and professionalism. I am simply blown away by how organised efficient, skilled and kind all of your team are. I couldn’t be happier with the decision to contract The Creative collective to build our company website. Over the years of running my business I have hired other companies and not had good results. The Creative Collective excelled in every aspect from start to finish and the results are beautiful. A huge congratulations to all of your team and a massive thank you to Gina Novoa whose project management has been flawless. I am beyond impressed. Thank you :)”
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