Business Catalyst, Creative Cloud integration

Adobe Creative Cloud

More than two years after the company was acquired by Adobe, Business Catalyst revealed more details about how its services would be integrated into Adobe’s recently announced Creative Cloud.

Adobe’s Creative Cloud, a cloud-based solution that ties together its six new Touch Apps with its range of Creative Suite applications on the desktop, was announced in early October at MAX 2011. At the time of the announcement, Adobe said Creative Cloud would include “a tier of Adobe Business Catalyst for building and managing websites.”

Business Catalyst’s Jackson Palmer announced on November 11, that as part of their $49/mo Adobe Creative Cloud membership, customers would receive one Adobe Business Catalyst site, based on it Starter plan (a $9/mo value).

The Starter package is Business Catalyst’s most basic package and includes a single website with 1 GB of storage space, 10 email addresses, and access to its content management, analytics and webmail features.

Palmer said further performance improvements, including connecting via FTP, navigating the Admin Console, and serving content on a client’s site, were ahead, but did not specify release dates.

Though the deal is sure to increase signups for Business Catalyst (at least on paper), the question remains how many Creative Cloud users who bought the subscription because of the Touch Apps, are going to use their Business Catalyst website.

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