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Business Catalyst Shutdown

Adobe's Business Catalyst system was a great platform for meeting small and medium business online  needs, but Adobe has discontinued the platform and slowly wound down support.  Ascend 7 has been working hard over the last 12 months in particular to migrate our old Business Catalyst clients to alternate systems like RocketSpark, SiteGlide and Shopify.

The Business Catalyst platform is ending service on September 26th, 2021. Adobe is now at 3 years past the service closure announcement, and would like to provide everyone with further clarity on the process before shutdown: 

  • The service end date is final and there will be no extension provided. On September 26th, 2021 all sites remaining on the platform will be taken down and cease operating. This means that from September 26th, 2021 onwards, all site functionalities will permanently stop working.
  • Adobe plans to retain your site data for only a few days after September 26th, 2021, at which time it will then be permanently and irrevocably removed from all Adobe systems. To avoid any inconvenience, you should plan for having no option available to restore or access your Business Catalyst site data after September 26th, 2021. 

Ascend 7 also strongly recommends that all our clients still using Business Catalyst start migrating to an alternate platform As Soon As Possible!

Please contact us on 1300 211 127 (or email) us  at before we close for the holiday break to initiate your migration for alternative services to be organised; or contact another provider to initiate alternative services to be organised. 

Once again, please accept our sincere apologies for this and other emails about Business Catalyst and for the short time you have to take action.  Business Catalyst has been a great platform for more than 10 years and in many ways we miss its advanced functionality and all-in-one nature, but it is no longer suitable for providing a stable and reliable online presence for your organisation.