Switching from Smart Catalog to Clean Catalog — Coastal Pines Technical College

Coastal Pines Technical College switched from Smart Catalog to Clean Catalog to improve their user experience, make editing the catalog much easier, and get an easy one-click version of their PDF catalog — all for the same cost.

Coastal Pines Technical College in Waycross, Georgia, recently switched from Smart Catalog to Clean Catalog for course catalog software. We did a full-service migration for them — they just sent us their existing catalog, and about a month later they had a great-looking, easy-to-use catalog ready to go — for the same price they were paying for Smart Catalog.

Here's a look at some of the improvements that Coastal Pines Technical College got simply by switching to Clean Catalog.

UI and Design

Clean Catalog offers fully customizable designs, and our base-templates were designed by top-notch designers and have been thoroughly UX tested. Below you can see the difference in what a single course listing looked like with Smart Catalog, and what it now looks like with Clean Catalog.

Smart catalog course listing ACCT 1100 listing through Smart Catalog

Clean Catalog course listing ACCT 1100 listing through Clean Catalog

One Click PDFs

"The PDF was the biggest problem that we had with Smart Catalog, not being able to implement and have an immmediate PDF file."

- Janet Carter, Coastal Pines Technical College registrar

With Clean Catalog, Coastal Pines Technical College got a feature they hadn't had before: one-click PDF generation. With just a click they can generate a consistent, great-looking PDF version of their digital catalog.

You can check out the full PDF version here.

Sample page from Clean Catalog automatic PDF generation

course catalog software PDF sample page

Simplified Editing

It was hard to navigate and make edits and changes. This is so much easier to navigate. I've been able to figure out Clean Catalog without any training.

- Janet Carter, Coastal Pines Technical College registrar

With Clean Catalog, Coastal Pines got a much simpler, intuitive editing experience over Smart Catalog. It's easy to add new courses and edit existing ones, build out degree requirements with a drag-and-drop interface, and manage text pages with simple on-page editing.

Technical Improvements

Coastal Pine's new catalog also features a number of technical improvements: it now meets WCAG AA accessibility standards, it has a secure https connection, and it's generally faster and responsive for mobile devices. See below for a Google Lighthouse audit before and after.

Clean Catalog Google Lighthouse Audit

Clean Catalog course catalog software lighthouse audit

Smart Catalog Google Lighthouse Audit

Smart Catalog course catalog software lighthouse audit

Clean Catalog Speed Test

Clean Catalog course catalog software speed test

Smart Catalog Speed Test

Smart Catalog course catalog software speed test

Ongoing Improvements and Support

We work with all of our customers for ongoing improvements and support, on everything from quick how-to questions to full-scale redesigns of their catalogs, and more. If you're interested in switching from Smart Catalog to Clean Catalog for your course catalog software, contact us at [email protected]

Visit the Site

Faculty and staff love Clean Catalog. They find it easier to search and navigate — you can search for courses by credit hours, by program. It's definitely more user friendly.

Janet Carter

Registrar

Screenshot of Coastal Pines Technical College Site