Business Catalyst Adobe has announced the end of development for Business Catalyst as of March 26th, 2018. New sites will no longer be available for purchase starting with June 18th, 2018.
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LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO MOVE YOU FROM AN ADOBE BUSINESS CATALYST WEBSITE TO AN ALTERNATIVE? WE CAN HELP!
The Creative Collective are highly experienced Adobe Business Catalyst website designers, having created hundreds of websites on Adobe Business Catalyst since 2009. As you may or may not know, Adobe officially announced in March 2018 that it will discontinue the Business Catalyst service by 26th March 2020.Business Catalyst will switch off the service by June 2019. This means any Business Catalyst site still active after this date would be removed from the Datacenter’s and deleted permanently.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Putting it bluntly, you all need to think about how you will break the news to your clients and start creating a migration plan.As of 18th June 2018 no new sites will be able to go live and all existing site will moved to monthly billing.
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY BUSINESS CATALYST WEBSITE NOW?
All clients on Business Catalyst sites now need to think about moving their sites to another platform.For some this will be an easy and welcomed shift. As a company we can help you transition to Shopify and WordPress.For some this will be an easy transition and for others with extensive and complex ecommerce sitea, it will be more difficult.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER OPTIONS TO SPECIALLY HANDLE A BUSINESS CATALYST WEBSITE?
There might be. And we’re looking into it.
But this announcement has caught nearly all the Business Catalyst community complete off-guard, so we’re all looking for easy transition solutions.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
You can read more about the announcement on the Business Catalyst website and in the Business Catalyst forums, and follow the “event” on their social channels too.There’s no need to panic, but it is time to start looking at your options.
Our team are ready and available to help with any migrations if required in the upcoming months, and provide advice for any complicated migrations.Should you wish to discuss this please do not hesitate to contact us.
BACKGROUND ON BUSINESS CATALYST WEBSITES AND OUR ASSOCIATION WITH THEM
We have been working with Adobe Business Catalyst since 2009 and our Founder Yvette Adams even had the privilege of meeting the original co-founder of Business Catalyst, Bardia Housmann on a trip to Silicon Valley in May 2013.
Business Catalyst websites include everything most people need to run a successful online business including Content Management System (CMS), E-Marketing, Customer Relationship Manager (CRM), E-Commerce, FAQs, Members Area, Forums, Affiliate Programs & more, all in the one system.
Our team have produced dozens of Adobe Business Catalyst websites and understand the Business Catalyst platform at a deep level, as well as the design trends that drive change.
We have created everything from simple but effective Business Catalyst websites right through to complex and large ecommerce sites on the Business Catalyst platform, and were well aware and equipped to design Business Catalyst sites that are mobile and tablet friendly.
Business Catalyst Websites Case Studies
Hear from our Web Customers
“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 :)”
Tina Moore – Director of TMP Dance Studios
TMP Dance Studios
We have been working with Allan from the Creative Collective for around 3 years now and have never had a moments doubt that we are with the right team for us. Quick to respond to support emails and come back with a time table to sort the issue if it cannot be resolved immediately. We are very happy with the consistent uptime and response time of our website. We highly recommend Creative Collective.
Sandra Petty – Yumba Bimbi
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!
Valkyrie Functional Fitness
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.
Stuart Kruger – Helpa
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!
Tiffany Jones Fine Art
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.
Jeremy Harmon – New Leaf Migration
“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.”
Cherbourg Council – Website
“Would like to thank you again for our website everyone who has seen it have been saying how good it looks. Kind Regards, Alice.”
“If the concept wasn’t enough, the marketing has blown me away. I’ve received an enormous amount of positive feedback from all genders, young and old who all comment on the name/design The Creative Collective came up with for me. I love driving around in my Brew Captain branded vehicle and handing out the professionally designed marketing items. This is my first time in business for myself and everything from start to finish was very simple, and easy working with these guys. It was a real pleasure and we’ll continue to use them as the business grows from a one man show to hopefully a full franchise.”
“I am so thrilled with what this company can do in a day. It has been such a breeze working with them and they have made everything really easy and simple. I have unsuccessfully tried previously to get my websites up and running and I finally have a stunning website and branding. Couldn’t recommend you guys enough! 10/10!”
“Could not recommend this amazing company enough. I have had all of my branding + my website done by the team at Creative Collective and am so happy and impressed by the attention to detail, professionalism, patience (I am extremely fussy) and care shown by each and every staff member I dealt with. 1 year on I am still constantly receiving compliments from my clients on my beautiful logo and website. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the team at Creative Collective I am so happy with everything you have done for me and my business. Special shout out to Bronte who continues to go above and beyond!”
Brows of a Feather
“I always felt like i was in good hands with Kat and the other members of the team that helped me. Kat is expert at coming up with fabulous ideas and was really helpful in bring about the vision I had in a grounded and innovative way. Thanks Kat!”
Jacqui Spencer – Wisdom Frontier
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!
Rob Stanley-Turner – Box Commercial
“The bounce rate of our website is down to 7% since January this year. Since March 1 it is even better: 1.6%. A great testimony to your work on redesigning the pages. Well done!”
“What a crew, friendly and smart, just like my wife easy to get along with and get the job done so professionally. Thank you all.”