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Adobe Business Catalyst End of Life Announced

Simon Biar - Thursday, April 05, 2018

On the 27th March 2018 Adobe announced the planned end of life for Adobe Business Catalyst.

Adobe is announcing the end of development for Business Catalyst as of March 19th, 2018. New sites will no longer be available for purchase starting with June 18th, 2018.

Adobe will stop hosting existing sites on Business Catalyst on March 26th, 2020.

Firstly, ... don't panic! There's still plenty of time .. but we would recommend making the move sooner rather than later.

It is not the end of the world but you need to do some planning as this means you will have to move your Business Catalyst web site to another platform. 

Unless yours is a very basic site, you cannot just pick up all your code and transfer it to another hosting platform or package and it will just run. Simply put, there is no option but to rebuild your site on another platform. 

So the million dollar question is ... "Which platform is best?".

We have undertaken a detailed analysis of many of the available options for our own client base. Our conclusion is that there is no single best solution, but there are certainly ones which are much better than others. And the optimal platform does vary based on the functions you use on your web site. For example, whether or not yours is an E-Commerce site or otherwise.

So, as we've already analysed the problem and developed solutions, if you are faced with this issue, and you need some advice or some help, feel free to contact us.