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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquisio

Acquisio is ideal for marketing agencies, especially those that focus on serving a specific market. If your Agency has access to client data, depending on the data, Acquisio's software could be a powerful way to deliver that data in the form of online ads. Acquisio might be too powerful for a small business looking to manage campaigns in-house.
David Meindl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basis, by Centro

I would recommend Basis [DSP] for specific clients. Boutique agencies that do not require very complex programmatic solutions are the best fit. It is not very well suited for very big clients that want to run multicountries campaigns with objectives that are very much performance focused.Their dashboard is very good and the platform is easy to use so new entrants to programmatic will find it very useful.
Kimberly Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

Acquisio
Basis, by Centro
6.3
Data Transfer
Acquisio
Basis, by Centro
5.4
DSP integration
Acquisio
Basis, by Centro
7.1

Ad Campaigns

Acquisio
Basis, by Centro
7.3
Ad campaign creation
Acquisio
Basis, by Centro
6.5
Ad deployment
Acquisio
Basis, by Centro
6.4
Display advertising
Acquisio
Basis, by Centro
9.0
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
Acquisio
Basis, by Centro
8.2
Sequence targeting
Acquisio
Basis, by Centro
6.4

Ad Reporting & Analytics

Acquisio
Basis, by Centro
7.0
Ad dashboards
Acquisio
Basis, by Centro
8.8
Ad performance reports
Acquisio
Basis, by Centro
8.7
Ad conversion tracking
Acquisio
Basis, by Centro
6.3
Ad attribution reporting
Acquisio
Basis, by Centro
5.3
Cross-channel ad management
Acquisio
Basis, by Centro
5.3
Ad forecasting and optimization
Acquisio
Basis, by Centro
7.9

Pros

Acquisio

  • Provides multiple methods of viewing and sharing campaign data. It is definitely an upgrade from the basic PPC reports. Fully customizable and new features are being added regularly.
  • Acquisio now provides support for the importation of the video campaign data. This saves her company lots of time as we used to have to do this process manually.
  • Aquisio now has instant chat support in the platform which saves a lot of time as you can get quick answers to any problems you may be having.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basis, by Centro

  • Basis DSP does a great job of keeping their clients informed of new and upcoming features on their platform. They regularly host webinars to help keep their clients informed of what's up and coming and how to use new features.
  • Client relations with Basis is incredible. They're available on a regular, consistent basis. In addition, they check in throughout the on boarding process and beyond to help their clients understand they system.
  • The analytics tracking capabilities built into Basis DSP is fantastic. They provide many different options on how to pull and organize reports for clients.
  • The additional training offered through Centro Institute is fantastic, especially for beginners. Going to Chicago and training at the headquarters for a couple of days has helped with my company's success in building a programmatic advertising clientele list and building successful campaigns.
Matt Kennicott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acquisio

  • Facebook management: You cannot manage Facebook directly through Acquisio. You can only see the data in the platform.
  • Campaign automation: The rules and algorithms takes a lot of time to be applied if you managed them manually.
  • LinkedIn: No LinkedIn integration available
Emmanuelle Ruscio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basis, by Centro

  • More detail on how and when the exchanges review submitted ad tags would help us set better expectations for our clients and client success teams during launch. Often a delay in ad approvals can result in lagging campaign metrics that must be made up later, often at the cost of performance.
  • More predictive tools / the ability to stop a campaign from bidding when a certain impression threshold is reached (in addition to the dayparting and budget rules that are currently in place and used for every campaign).
  • For some reports, such a geolocation reports, being able to visualize it on a map of some kind would make the data export more meaningful and less manual for our operations and client success teams seeking to explain to clients where their campaign was exposed.
Cody Wright | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acquisio

Acquisio 5.4
Based on 6 answers
I think the platform, with the latest release updates has a lot of great potential. The main decision, currently, is price and how that gets passed on to our clients. There has to be a conscious decision made on platform cost vs client spend and overall budget vs revenue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basis, by Centro

Basis, by Centro 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

Acquisio

Acquisio 6.0
Based on 2 answers
The updates they have recently made have been time consuming to keep up with
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basis, by Centro

Basis, by Centro 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's pretty basic, nothing is hidden and nothing ever moves so you can count on finding what you are looking for each day
Dallas Keefe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acquisio

Acquisio 8.2
Based on 4 answers
Within the interface there is an instant chat support feature that you can use to get help right away without having to pick up the phone or look for an email address. We have have an account manager who responds to emails quickly and is always helpful. Anytime issues require further tech support we are kept up to date on the progress of the issue and they are usually resolved the same day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basis, by Centro

Basis, by Centro 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We have a dedicated account rep. She makes it seem like we are her only client, she is very responsive, helps each time we have a question and understands our campaign goals. Anytime we need support, our rep is available either email or call and if she is not going to be available, she will let us know ahead of time to provide back up and inform them of our current campaigns so they can better assist us.
Dallas Keefe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Acquisio

Acquisio 8.0
Based on 2 answers
They handled it well.
Tom Bonanno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basis, by Centro

Basis, by Centro 9.0
Based on 2 answers
There are a ton of tactics and strategy to implement in the DSP platform. There isn't really a selection of the different types of campaigns or tactics to choose from, you just have to learn as you go. Once you figure out the strategy and goal of the campaign it is very easy to implement the tactic and to achieve its goals.
Dallas Keefe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acquisio

We have started using Domo since we began using Acquisio and are extremely happy with Domo. We will continue to use Acquisio though because of the ability to directly manage paid search ads and the ability to create simple reports quickly. Also considering the cost of Domo, unless you specifically need reports with more sources of data, Acquisio is all you really need.
Ben Hopper | Digital Marketing Specialist | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basis, by Centro

Compared to these 3 alternatives, Basis DSP is the easiest to use. AppLovin is more complex but it is very messy and the learning curve is pretty steep. AppLovin is focused mostly on big clients and not suitable for agencies of any size. OpenX would be the closest competitor but I think Basis is more complete.
Gabriela Band | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acquisio

  • Acquisio let us create reports on the fly, saving us lots of time; time that was better spend optimizing client campaigns.
  • Acqusio's Bid and Budget Management tool (BBM) helped a struggling client achieve desired traffic and conversion results with little to no work from our agency.
  • Acquisio's quick customer service responsiveness let us get our questions answered quickly.
Barry Bartoszek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basis, by Centro

  • Basis has fewer fees than DV360 which has generated a favorable ROAS.
  • We pay $7500 a month to use LiveRamp for DV360. We do not need to do that for Basis.
Brendan McInerney | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Acquisio

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Basis, by Centro

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquisio
6.0
Basis, by Centro
6.3

Likelihood to Renew

Acquisio
5.4
Basis, by Centro
10.0

Usability

Acquisio
6.0
Basis, by Centro
9.0

Support Rating

Acquisio
8.2
Basis, by Centro
10.0

Implementation Rating

Acquisio
8.0
Basis, by Centro
9.0

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