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Adobe Business Catalyst End of Life Announcement

Digital Marketing

If your website is built on the Adobe Business Catalyst CMS you will most probably already be aware of what’s happening. For those of you that don’t know, Business Catalyst is Adobe’s all-in-one website hosting and digital marketing platform. Adobe published an ‘End of Life’ announcement in early 2018 sharing the news that they will be stopping development from March 2018.

 

Timeline

 

  • March 2018 – End of life announcement and development on Business Catalyst stops
  • June 2018 – No new sites can be purchased
  • March 2021* – Existing sites will no longer be hosted and will not be available to the public

 

*This date was originally March 2020 but Adobe has extended BC’s end of life date by one year following feedback from their customers.

For a more detailed overview of the timeline visit: https://secure.worldsecuresystems.com/product-announcement#announcement

 

Now’s the time to act

 

While Business Catalyst will be available for another two years, now is the time to consider what your plans are for your website following this date. Think about (and discuss with your teams) your

 

  • Business’ website needs now and in the future
  • Digital marketing strategy
  • Plans for migrating the content from your current site to a new site

It goes without saying that you will need to work with an agency who understands your business. However, have you considered whether the agency you choose has a good understanding of the intricacies of migrating and integrating your CMS with your CRM, email marketing platforms and any other systems?

 

As luck would have it…

 

XIST2 are not only website designers and developers, we also have an extensive of systems integration across a range of platforms…fancy that!

 

We build our websites in WordPress due to the flexibility and independence it gives our clients. The open-source community are constantly developing new plugins that can aid any integration you need, whether this is for a CRM or eCommerce function. WordPress is also extremely easy to use, making it a dream for our clients.

 

Migration

 

While Adobe does give information about migrating your site to another product on their FAQ pages they don’t recommend any specific products that you could use.

 

Don’t wait until 2021, get in touch with us today to discuss how we can help migrate your site and develop a new website that works for you not just today, but in the future too.