Adobe Announces the End of Life for Business Catalyst
What is Adobe Business Catalyst?
In 2009, Adobe acquired Business Catalyst, an all-in-one content management system and digital marketing platform designed for creative agencies and businesses. This platform brings together the core features needed to build a website; including tools for eCommerce, Blogging, Events, Membership, Forums and more. With a multitude of security mechanisms in place, Adobe Business Catalyst built a strong reputation over the years for security and reliability, explaining why so many businesses built their websites around this platform.
End of Life—The Details
On March 26th 2018, to everybody’s surprise, Adobe announced the end of life for Business Catalyst. This announcement was made exactly three years before the end date. So, as of March 26th 2021, they will stop hosting sites, all customer data will be deleted and their service will be shut down. This has caused devastation to many of their loyal customers who have built their websites on this platform. So, why is Adobe choosing to discontinue Business Catalyst? While they haven’t provided much of a detailed explanation, below is their official statement:
“Adobe is committed to delivering exceptional software and services to our customers. It’s in our nature to innovate and try new things, and it was in this spirit that we acquired Business Catalyst in 2009. As we re-focus on products that broadly provide our customers with the most value, Adobe is announcing 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.”
How we can help
As a premium partner of Adobe Catalyst ourselves, we understand the tremendous effect this can have on your business, especially if you have become dependent on this particular platform. If you’re feeling frustrated and let down by Adobe, don’t worry – we are here to help. As a full-service creative agency, with over 14 years of experience in web technologies, we’re here to help you. Below are some of the services we can offer:
We will thoroughly assess your current situation with Adobe Business Catalyst and provide our recommendations.
We will develop a comprehensive solution to the challenges facing your business, and present our solution to you for approval.
We will help you to look your best. While you’ll likely be able to keep your current theme, this is often a natural opportunity to update.
We will thoughtfully ensure that your data makes its way into the new framework, once it’s ready.
We will test everything, once your data has been fully migrated, to make sure that it works perfectly before site launch.
We will stand by you. Should you need additional support, we offer a monthly retainer for any updates or tune-ups down the line.