ADOBE Buyout!

be buyoutIt seems the entire Internet  has been buzzing about the news of Adobe's buyout of Business Catalyst / GoodBarry.  I've been asked by most of my current and potential clients "are you selling to Adobe? are your prices changing? Etc. " Instead of lots and lots of phone calls, I thought this would be a good time to post up a new blog article and get our new blog area freshened up a bit!

The entire EBWAY Creative team has working their tales off to integrate our new Online Business Builder™ system into our every day workflow and service offerings. Our partners over at Business Catalyst have been helping us to streamline our entire business in this new venture. And we're loving every minute of it. I was thrilled to here of Adobe's interest and purchase! We've never been more excited to bring a product to market than we are at this very moment. This will be the defining moment that changes the way EBWAY does business, forever.

WHAT HAPPENED?

Here's the basics of what just went down...

  • Our Online Business Builder™ solution is now backed by Adobe, which everyone knows as the leaders in on and offline web technology. We can now say "We are a Certified Adobe  - Business Catalyst Partner". There are many types of partners and resellers, but we are Certified! That basically means we've been trained by the pros and proven ourselves as a valuable asset to the BC/Adobe team.
  • The GoodBarry brand will expire on October 1, 2009. This means we just lost our largest competitor and gained a huge amount of possible clients! GoodBarry sold a Do-It-Yourself version of our system... They were never really a competitor, but it's important to mention they didn't offer website design anyways.
  • All of the Adobe tools we already use to build websites will most likely have direct integration into our Online Business Builder™.  This is huge news for our Partners who want to leverage their Adobe Dreamweaver skills etc.

MOVING FORWARD!

We'll be updating our logo and website over the next month to catch up with what's going on. So don't be alarmed if you see some things start to change around. Our first priority is our client and partners, so as soon as we can get a second wind, we'll start the re-design of our website. That'll be a fun weekend! We'd better get the Starbucks cards & Red Bull ready!

We're excited to be involved in this venture, we're not changing our pricing, and we're only seeing positives! Our entire staff remains the same and we won't be changing the way we handle our client support! That being said, please let us know if you have any questions at all!

Please feel free to post your questions in the comments area and we'll do our best to take of any thoughts you may have....
Author:
Jonathan Hinshaw

Post Date:
Sunday, September 06, 2009

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