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Treepl CMS vs Business Catalyst

Ultimate feature by feature comparison chart by Menu items

Comparison of Features by Menu Items

KEY:  Available  Similar  Coming  Pending  No

BC feature by menu Treepl feature and menu location Notes
Pages Content/Pages With AMP option built-in.
Page Templates Content/Content Templates Options to suppress CMS injected assests.
With AMP option built-in.
Module Templates (Layouts) Module templates (called ‘Layouts’) are managed from within each modules admin area, making them easier to find and relate to.
Content Holders Content/Snippets With full Liquid support.
Menus Content/Menus With drag and drop sorting of items and multiple custom layout groups.
Web Forms Content/Forms With Liquid support in autoresponders.
Integration with Mailchimp list subscription.
Payment collection via integrated Gateway.
File Manager Content/File Manager With drag and drop uploader, multiple file selection and multi-file editor.
Secure Zones Content/Secure Zones Including recuring, paid secure zones/memberships and password management.
URL Redirects Settings/URL Redirects With import/export and case sensitivity options.
Site Search (see notes) Standalone component configurable via its tag rather than via the admin.
System Pages Settings/System Pages 404, Default Form Confirmation, Secure Zone related pages, etc.
System Emails Email Marketing/System Emails With Liquid support
Web Apps Custom Modules More flexible. No 500 items limit, multiple detail layouts, can nest other Custom Modules, can be linked with CRM records or any other custom module or system module, can be user-submitted with Workflow Notification on create/edit/delete actions, and more.
Blogs Content/Blogs With AMP option built-in.
Events Content/Events Payable Events possible. Layouts with AMP option built-in.
Follow-up email workflow not currently included, however can be achieved through mailing list subscription and MailChimp setup.
Photo Galleries Content/Galleries & Sliders More flexible like a WebApp with editable layouts.
With AMP option built-in.
News Use more extensive Blog, Banners, or Custom Modules.
Media Downloads Ability to force file download via URL parameter. Use other modules for managing media items.
Comments (Coming)
FAQ’s Content/FAQs More flexible like a WebApp with editable layouts and item grouping.
With AMP option built-in.
Ad Rotators Content/Banners More flexible like a WebApp with editable layouts and item grouping.
With AMP option built-in.
Search CRM/Contacts Search directly on the customer list.
Customers CRM/Contacts With connected listings for Cases, Orders, Bookings and Subscriptions. Also with list search and sorting.
Orders CRM/Orders Form payments and eCommerce orders.
Customisable Order Status types.
Manually assign multiple payments and defer payment options. Also with list search and sorting.
Cases CRM/Form Submission With import/export capability. Also with list search and sorting.
Event Bookings CRM/Event Bookings With import/export capability. Also with list search and sorting.
Sales Forecasts
Extend CRM Database Custom field groups. Able to assign to Contacts, Form Submissions, Orders, and Events either globally or individually.
Custom fields can be populated via front-end forms and output via front-end Liquid (providing GDPR compliance)
Products eCommerce/Products More flexible like a WebApp with editable layouts and custom properties.
With AMP option built-in.
- Multiple Prices
- Attributes
- Inventory Control (including Attributes)
- Related/Up-Sell Products
- Grouped Products
Catalogs eCommerce/Catalogs More flexible like a WebApp with editable layouts and custom properties.
With AMP option built-in.
Discount Codes eCommerce/Discount codes. Can also be used with general payment forms (outside of the shopping cart process).
Gift Vouchers eCommerce/Gift vouchers. Can also be used with general payment forms (outside of the shopping cart process).
Affiliate Programs
Payment Gateways Settings/Payment Settings - Stripe*^
- eWay
- Bambora*
- PayPal

* Supporting two-step payments.
^ Supporting SCA via 3D Secure
Tax Codes eCommerce/Taxes Preset US tax rates, custom tax rates.
Advanced tax settings
Shipping Options eCommerce/Shipping options User defined shipping options as well as integrated shipping providers (FedEx, UPS, USPS, Canada Post, Australia Post, New Zealand Post).
Orders allows AWB and tracking numbers to be added along with preset and customisable order statuses with automatic customer notifications.
Shop Settings Settings/Domains/Currency & Format Preset and customisable currency formatting settings. Cart lifetime setting. (Product feed not yet available)
Email Campaigns Email Marketing/Email Campaigns Limited MailChimp integration WIP
Mailing Lists Email Marketing/Mailing Lists MailChimp integration
Visitors Analytics Google Analytics dashboard built-in plus your GA account.
Traffic Sources Analytics Google Analytics dashboard built-in plus your GA account.
Website Content Analytics Google Analytics dashboard built-in plus your GA account.
Web Forms Usage Analytics Google Analytics dashboard built-in plus your GA account.
E-commerce Analytics Via GA account
Email Campaigns MailChimp Via MailChimp account
Custom Reports Reports/Custom Reports Very similar reporting process, including CRM data and attached Cases, Orders, Events, Secure Zones, and advanced CRM records.
Admin Reports
Site Domains Treepl Portal Multiple Domains and Subdomains supported and managed via Treepl Portal.
Domains to landing pages available via site admin.
DNS managed with your domian registrar or DNS host provider.
Email Accounts Treepl Portal Create accounts, aliases, manage passwords and view quotas all via Treepl Portal.
Admin Users Settings/Admin Users
User Roles Settings/Admin User Roles Fine grain permissions control of all admin areas.
Categories Settings/Categories Categories can be created globally and applied per module (like in BC).
Multi-level/nested categories supported.
Manage Workflows Email Notifications/Workflows Extra ability to create multiple email templates (managed from Email Notifications/Email Templates) with preset "Subject", "From Email", "From Name" (managed from Email Notifications/Workflow Emails). Extra ability to assign several workflows to a single form.
Workflow steps, approvals, escalation and SMS options are not currently available.
Social Integration
Mobile Support AMP option built-in.
Device detection via Liquid.
Captcha Content/Forms Google reCAPTCHA V2 and V3. With ability to adjust reCaptcha score.
Site Map No management of front-end site map for site navigation and breadcrumb use, however sitemap.xml can be generated (see below).
Listing all pages and items can be achieved via other methods.
RSS Channels
Site Billing Client 'Direct Billing' available on AGENCY PARTNER plan.
Customer Service Ticketing
API Integration (Coming soon)
Site Management
Security Settings
Beta Features Gear Icon/Beta Features Experimental & Trial features in development
Site Information Settings/Site Information Customisable, global site/company data

Comparison of other Features

KEY:  Available  Similar  Coming  Pending  No

BC Feature Treepl feature comparison Notes
FTP Access Full FTP access to all pages, system pages, emails, forms, menus, layouts and templates.
Liquid Standard Shopify Liquid is available in more places, including email autoresponders.
Image Thumbnailing Using Image Processor with more powerful options. See docs
Developer Mode The File Manager provides ability to open multiple text-based fiels in a tabbed editing environment, very similar to BC's developer environment. Additionally, the advanced code editor is in place alongside any WYSIWYG editor windows in all areas where editing is possible.
module_data (Coming soon)
See also API's below.
ICE On-Site Editor (previously "nICE" editor) is available allowing editing of all static text content and most dynamic text content, along with general styling options.
Render Page as JSON
Auto-generated sitemap.xml Manual and automated generation of sitemap.xml file is available through Setting/Sitemap.
System Status Page
Includes live notification feed, Treepl Portal status, All Data Centers and Email service status.
API's More API access coming soon.

Current API's via Liquid (front-end):
  • File System API
  • Domain Settings
  • Parse JSON via Liquid

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