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Score 6.5 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquisio

Acquisio is a really good platform to manage search and display campaigns, but it is probably not the best if you want to manage social advertising. If you are really savvy with reporting I would strongly recommend the use of Acquisio. You can make custom reports and send them automatically to your customers. That gives you more time to focus on optimization instead of reporting.
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WideOrbit

I think for the purpose of our business, WideOrbit is one of the better systems I have worked on. No system is every perfect, but WideOrbit seems to be a lot better than the system we've worked on in the past. The fact that it is able to integrate other third-party systems into it is also very helpful. We have recently moved to a new avail system for our sales executives, and the fact that they can easily transfer avails and schedules into the order system in WideOrbit is very helpful.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

Acquisio
WideOrbit
7.0
Data Transfer
Acquisio
WideOrbit
7.0
DSP integration
Acquisio
WideOrbit
7.0

Ad Campaigns

Acquisio
WideOrbit
8.0
Ad deployment
Acquisio
WideOrbit
8.0
Display advertising
Acquisio
WideOrbit
8.0
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
Acquisio
WideOrbit
8.0
Sequence targeting
Acquisio
WideOrbit
8.0

Ad Reporting & Analytics

Acquisio
WideOrbit
6.8
Ad dashboards
Acquisio
WideOrbit
8.0
Ad performance reports
Acquisio
WideOrbit
8.0
Ad conversion tracking
Acquisio
WideOrbit
6.0
Ad attribution reporting
Acquisio
WideOrbit
7.0
Cross-channel ad management
Acquisio
WideOrbit
6.0
Ad forecasting and optimization
Acquisio
WideOrbit
6.0

Pros

  • Reports: The report center platform is really well made, easy to use and to automate. It can be custom and it comes into multiple languages.
  • Support: The customer support is really quick and effective.
  • Budget management: Acquisio makes it easy to manage your monthly budget across multiple publishers.
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  • WideOrbit does a good job of helping to maintain revenues associated with TV and digital sales.
  • WideOrbit also does a good job of allowing different people to manipulate necessary things to make sure dollars are accounted for and spots air.
  • WideOrbit is fairly user-friendly, and when it does get hung up, they provide excellent customer service support.
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Cons

  • The few times we needed assistance from our Account Manager, it was not good at all. You won't be able to get them on the phone. All problems are addressed via email after long waits for responses. I wouldn't recommend Acquisio for novices.
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  • The speed in which it takes certain areas of the software to load is one area I would think that needs improvement.
  • Some of the functionality or ease of use among the different areas for reporting can be difficult, and many times are universal in nature, so that can be tough.
  • In one particular instance, the need to be able to preempt more than one station at a time, this would be helpful. If you are trying to do a clean sweep of something, having to stop and change stations can be cumbersome.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquisio5.4
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.
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Usability

Acquisio6.0
Based on 2 answers
The updates they have recently made have been time consuming to keep up with
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Support

Acquisio8.2
Based on 3 answers
My experience with Acquisio is a tale of two situations. We had a customer service rep named Jeannie who was supernaturally gifted at anticipating and solving our issues. Her response time was so fast it felt like she was responding before I even hit SEND on our emails. Jeannie was deservedly promoted and support has been a little slower and we have had to make multiple requests to get answers since.
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Implementation

Acquisio8.0
Based on 2 answers
I was not part of the initial implementation
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Alternatives Considered

Marin is great for smaller teams, but lacks in the sexy reporting. Kenshoo is the closest rival and a little more difficult to set up, but once you get it running it's great.
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I would say that WideOrbit is much better than Pilat in terms of its ease of use. One major factor was that WideOrbits customer support is stateside and easily reachable if help is needed. Pilat was located in Europe I believe and getting assistance was very hard. As far as just the overall day to day usage, WideOrbit is leaps and bounds better in the area of functionality
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Return on Investment

  • Has allowed me to manage more social ads (Facebook, Twitter)
  • Has improved CPA and CPC performance for almost all of my accounts year over year
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  • Since I'm not privy to the costs associated with this software, I can't speak to what the overall ROI is. However, I can say that this system is far better than previous systems of it's nature.
  • As far as what the software is used for, I would say that WideOrbit is one of the better software's out there. It isn't perfect by any means, but it is far better than others out there. It is much more user friendly, and since time is money for our sales team, I would say it is much more user friendly on the time aspect.
  • I think as far as what impact it has had on our overall business, I would say it is a positive one. We use it all day everyday, so I feel confident in saying that it has certainly made what we do easier.
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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
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WideOrbit

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