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Adobe announce end of life for Business Catalyst
Monday, March 26, 2018
Out of the blue, Adobe have announced an end of life for the Business Catalyst platform which has come as a shock, both to ourselves as Business Catalyst Partners since 2009 with over 40 sites on the BC platform, but also clients using the platform alike.
With nearly a decade developing in BC as a fully featured and cost effective platform for businesses small and large, we have transitioned all web development to either Umbraco or Wordpress, along with Shopify and Big Commerce for clients with e-commerce sites.
For some clients, the migration deadline will fall in line with a site upgrade. Web technology moves apace and if your site isn't built on a later Bootstrap framework for instance, we will make this upgrade as part of the migration process. Please get in touch if you have any concerns and we can advise the process and cost for migrating to one of the alternative platforms.
We have already migrated a number of sites to either Umbraco or Wordpress and more details can be found on our Business catalyst page here.
See the official announcement below and for more info see: https://businesscatalyst.com
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.
Adobe will stop hosting existing sites on Business Catalyst on March 26th, 2020 2021. Adobe encourages customers to download their data and migrate to other systems well before March 26th, 2020 2021. Detailed how-to information and assistance is available. Customers' data will be retained by Adobe until March 26th, 2020 2021, after which date the data will be deleted. Data retention is for the sole purpose of allowing customers to export their data and transfer to another platform.
We thank our Business Catalyst users and want to help them make a smooth transition to a third-party service. Please see the following documentation for more details on site transitioning or check out the End Of Life FAQ for more information.