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Course Catalog Software Comparison

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Compare Modern Campus Acalog, Watermark / Smart Catalog, and Clean Catalog

What matters most to your institution when it comes to selecting course catalog software? Pricing? Accessibility? Easy content management? A seamless build-out process? Luckily, the best solution for all of these all point to one provider: Clean Catalog.

But don’t take our word for it! Check out the chart below to compare apples to apples when it comes to the most popular course catalog software currently on the market. You’ll find a breakdown of features to help simplify your journey in finding the best software for your institution.

 Clean CatalogAcalogSmart Catalog
Competitive Pricing   
No Startup Fee
Initial Content Import Done for you with no Additional Cost
Affordable Pricing for Schools of all Sizes
Fantastic (and Unlimited) Customer Support at No Additional Cost
Intuitive Content Editing   
Automated PDF Generation of Every Page and Entire Catalog
Support for Degrees, Courses, Text Pages
Full WCAG 2.0 AA Accessibility Compliance Out of the Box
Workflows and Editorial Management
Integration Support   
Integration with Student Information Systems/Websites
Easy-to-Use API for Pulling Catalog Information
Superior Website Experience   
Excellent SEO and Customizable In-Catalog Search
Fully Customizable Design at No Additional Cost
Add Additional Handbooks at Low or No Cost
Page Load Times Under One Second
Responsive Design for Phones, Tablets, and Screens of All Sizes
Highly Secure   
SSL/HTTPS Security by Default on All Catalogs

Performance Comparison

Lighthouse, a Google tool, measures a site for performance, accessibility, web best practices, and SEO.

Clean Catalog

Audit of WVC


Smart Catalog

Audit of Strayer U
Table last updated January 2024

If you’re currently using Acalog or Watermark software, we will migrate your content to Clean Catalog software for free. Not only do we not have start-up fees, but our annual rates are typically much more affordable than other providers. With our cutting-edge features and budget-friendly pricing, we frequently work with both large public universities and small community colleges alike, as well as everyone in between.

But don’t take our word for it! Schedule a free demo of our software or read one of our case studies below to learn more.

Read our case study on switching from Watermark to Clean Catalog.

Read our case study on switching from Acalog to Clean Catalog.