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Adobe Analytics

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Score 6.8 out of 101

Adobe Analytics

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Score 7.6 out of 101

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It allows S2S integration. It's the appropriate choice out of all mobile app tracking software as it is very flexible, shows very accurate data, is easy to learn how to use the dashboards, and offers the option to create tailored audiences. It's not so well structured when it comes to reporting, as its dashboard doesn't allow downloading data in bulk by adding different filters.
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Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics is well-suited for quick analysis of our website/mobile app especially at a summarized level. Where we start using other tools is when we have to get really granular, such as at a single customer level, though this is partly a product of how our pages are tagged.
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Pros

  • Tracking installs on mobile app campaigns on Android or iOS, as well as UAC campaigns.
  • Tracking in-app actions on our mobile campaigns.
  • Showing more accurate numbers, since it counts pure installs from new users only without counting re-installs,
  • Counts installs only after first opening of the app, while Google and Apple count also downloads even if the app doesn't get installed or opened after.
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  • Once you learn how Adobe Analytics looks and is implemented on the page, it's fairly easy to spot issues with it that can be fixed. This is a strength in that it doesn't take a largely technical person to call out any issues during implementation.
  • Adobe Analytics is good with adding tracking to the page and providing strong and accurate analytics data for analysis.
  • There are numerous online tools to help with checking Adobe Analytics data for verification on a site. Firefox plugins such as Firebug, Omnibug, as well as any proxy debugger such as Fiddler and many others can be used.
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Cons

  • The reporting dashboard is not very easy to navigate, it doesn't offer enough options.
  • You can't download granular level data for all channels at once. Adding this as an option would save a lot of time when analyzing the performance and doing reporting.
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  • It can take some time for someone to get comfortable with knowing what to look for when validating proper Adobe Analytics tags. I'm not sure if this is something that can be improved upon, it's just something that I have noticed can take some time when somebody is first learning how to check the tags.
  • Issues I find with implementation appear to be due to improperly inputting variables inside greater than and less than signs (<>). This may be more on the implementation side of things, but perhaps there is something that Adobe Analytics can do with alerting a developer that a variable is not receiving any values.
  • One big limitation with Adobe Analytics for me has been not being able to sort between different iPhone devices and iOS operating system versions. This is data that I always look for to see which users are accessing a site, but unfortunately Adobe Analytics doesn't appear to be able to filter this.
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Adobe Analytics9.8
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We're embedded within the Adobe ecosystem with - Adobe Analytics, Target and CQ5/AEM. With all these tools implemented correctly and with the right team there's real opportunity to leverage insight and drive revenue. Moreover with the more advanced features enabled there's possibility to replace other reporting systems and reduce internal resources
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Usability

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Adobe Analytics6.8
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I think there are some interface improvements that reduce Adobe SiteCatalyst's usability. For example, having two different variable types (eVars and sProps), can be confusing to end-users. Additionally, there are few "out-of-the-box" reports and dashboards that a novice end-user can take advantage of right away. The learning curve on Adobe SiteCatalyst is greater than other tools like Google Analytics.
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Reliability and Availability

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Adobe Analytics9.0
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I have never experienced downtime with this product
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Performance

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Adobe Analytics8.5
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For the most part, Adobe SiteCatalyst reports work ok, but there are cases in which reports take a long time to return. These cases are usually when too much data has been stored in Conversion Variables (eVars).
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Adobe Analytics5.7
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I give the rating of a 4 just because it seems more like a process that is failing. Any time I have put a request in, they have taken days, sometimes weeks, to get back to me and even then, the issue may still persist. I believe this is the biggest weakness of the Adobe Analytics tool and has a lot of room for improvement.
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In-Person Training

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Adobe Analytics3.6
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Myself and others have found the in-person training ok, but not outstanding. Trainers are good at explaining how to use the product features, but sometimes lack "real-world" experience on how to use the product as they are people who have often not previously been web analysts. There is also a shortcoming in company-provided training on advanced uses of the product. The implementation training is very good.
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Online Training

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Adobe Analytics8.0
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The online training for Adobe SiteCatalyst consists of short product videos. These are ok, but only go so far. For a while Adobe charged a fee for this, but recently made these available for free. There are many great blog posts that help users learn how to apply the product as well.
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Implementation

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Adobe Analytics8.0
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I have found that initial SiteCatalyst implementations are too basic to be useful. Adobe professional services is usually tasked with the initial implementation using their "Fusion" methodology. This is good for vertical-based basics, but I find that many clients fail to go beyond this. This has the negative effect of selling SiteCatalyst short within the organization, since first impressions can be long-lasting.
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Alternatives Considered

Kochava is the most popular one and has a better dashboard, offering many options for visualizing data. Adjust has a poor dashboard in comparison to Kochava, but offers easier integration with SDK and is cheaper. I don't think adjust shares device IDs, though. Its attribution is very accurate and offers very good solutions for fraud prevention
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Webtrends, Coremetrics, Google Analytics
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Return on Investment

  • It had positive impact because it allows tracking data without sharing it with Google
  • It's easy to integrate with all channels and many platforms, such as AdWords, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • By creating audiences, we've targeted most valuable users to the business
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  • +Deep Insights - Adobe Analytics provides a great view into your digital user behaviors, experience, purchasing flow, etc. There are very few limitations on data gathering which are because of the capabilities of the tool. But this is much like a shovel in mining gold. If the gold isn't there, you can't blame the shovel.
  • - High total cost of ownership. Expensive to buy, implement, maintain and really use.
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Free Trial
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Adobe Analytics

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