Course Catalog Software Comparison — Compare Acalog, Smart Catalog, and Clean Catalog

If you're shopping for course catalog software for your college or university, these are probably the three options you're looking into. Here's a breakdown of the features they offer.

Disclaimer: This page is brought to you by Clean Catalog, so it is biased — but we still think it does a good job of laying out the strengths and weaknesses of course catalog software providers.

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Course Catalog Software Features

 

Acalog

Smart Catalog

Clean Catalog

No startup fee X
Initial content import done for you X
Annual cost often below RFP limit X
Responsive Design for Phones, Tablets, and Screens of All Sizes X X
Support for Degrees, Courses, Text Pages X X X
WCAG 2.0 AA Accessibility Compliance Out of the Box X X
Manage Multiple Catalogs Through the Same System — Graduate, Undergraduate, and More X
Integration with Student Information Systems/Websites X X X
Workflows and Editorial Management X X X
Fully Customizable Design X
Page load times under one second X
SSL/HTTPS Security by Default on All Catalogs X
Automated PDF Generation of Every Page and Entire Catalog X

Course Catalog Software Accessibility Comparison

Accessibility audit ran with WAVE accessibility tool on catalog homepages from each provider.

Clean Catalog

0 Errors

Clean Catalog Course Catalog Software Accessibility Chart

Acalog

5 Errors

Acalog Course Catalog Software Accessibility Chart

Smart Catalog

4 Errors

Smart Catalog Course Catalog Software Accessibility Chart

Course Catalog Software Speed Comparison

Speed test done with Google Pagespeed on catalog homepages from each provider.

Clean Catalog

Mobile load time: 1.6 seconds

Clean Catalog Course Catalog Software Speed Chart

Acalog

Mobile load time: 3.5 seconds

Acalog Course Catalog Software Speed Chart

Smart Catalog

Mobile load time: 3.2 seconds

Smart Catalog Course Catalog Software Speed Chart