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Adobe announce End of Life for Business Catalyst

Adobe have released an important notification regarding their development and ongoing support for Business Catalyst. As of the 26th March 2021 Adobe will no longer support or host Business Catalyst websites. Adobe are encouraging customers with Business Catalyst websites to download their data and migrate to other systems well before March 26th, 2021.

Whilst Adobe have given a 3 year migration period, we understand the impact that this announcement this may make for you as a Business Catalyst based website.

If you're currently using Business Catalyst as your website platform and have made the decision to move away in good time, we have developed 3 migration options that can help you deal with this.

How we can help you move away from Business Catalyst

  1. For simple sites
    If you don't have a complex site we can move your content and HTML templates to another host environment.
  2. Where more functionality is needed
    We can recreate your website on another CMS that supports your required level of functionality.
  3. A full refresh
    If you are considering a new site between now and the end of life date this may be a suitable time for us to work with you to develop a new site.

Further questions regarding the announcement

When will Adobe stop hosting my site?
26th March 2021

Will this affect my site in the immediate term?
Your site will not be affected in terms of access, functionality, or performance. Your website users will not see any change in service. However, as with the nature of the announcement we would urge you to consider the migration options well before the March 2021 deadline as Adobe are focusing resource on critical support rather than any further development.

Will Adobe support my site between now and the end of life date?
Adobe will continue to repair critical issues (related to security, payments or customer data for example) when they appear, however, the work will be limited to bugs that have a high security or high stability risk

Will my data still be available?
Data will not be available for download beyond 26th March 2021

Let us help

If you are considering migrating away from Business Catalyst please contact us and we can talk through the different routes available to you. contact us to discuss how we can help.