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Adobe Analytics

We generate sales reports and use this platform for source traffic reporting search terms optimizations, campaign AB testing. We analyze overall site performance for various IT implementation on user enhancements.
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Dynamic Tag Management

If you're on the Adobe stack at all, you absolutely need DTM. It will make your life infinitely easier. It's so simple to update your Adobe Analytics code and have version control, and when we implemented Adobe Target, it took literally less than 15 minutes for me to do. I also think it's significantly simpler than Google Tag Manager. I went through all manner of difficulty when implementing tags on that and have not had similar problems on DTM. If you're frequently placing pixels, it's a great tool that will speed their deployment.The only situation in which I think a tag manager is not appropriate is if you have a dev with too much time on their hands. Otherwise, get a TMS and get DTM.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Analytics
Dynamic Tag Management
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Analytics
Dynamic Tag Management
10.0

Tag Management

Adobe Analytics
Dynamic Tag Management
7.6
Tag library
Adobe Analytics
Dynamic Tag Management
5.0
Tag variable mapping
Adobe Analytics
Dynamic Tag Management
6.8
Ease of writing custom tags
Adobe Analytics
Dynamic Tag Management
8.1
Rules-driven tag execution
Adobe Analytics
Dynamic Tag Management
8.4
Tag performance monitoring
Adobe Analytics
Dynamic Tag Management
8.4
Improved page load times
Adobe Analytics
Dynamic Tag Management
9.0
Mobile app tagging
Adobe Analytics
Dynamic Tag Management
8.0
Library of JavaScript extensions
Adobe Analytics
Dynamic Tag Management
7.1

Data Management & Integrity

Adobe Analytics
Dynamic Tag Management
7.0
Event tracking
Adobe Analytics
Dynamic Tag Management
9.0
Mobile event tracking
Adobe Analytics
Dynamic Tag Management
9.0
Data distribution management
Adobe Analytics
Dynamic Tag Management
7.0
Universal data layer
Adobe Analytics
Dynamic Tag Management
9.0
Automated error checking
Adobe Analytics
Dynamic Tag Management
1.0

Pros

  • Reliable servers providing excellent uptime.
  • Extensive customization which includes a significant amount of custom variables, limited only by coding ability and imagination.
  • Continuous development with new features and enhancements released often.
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  • Rules: There are a wide variety of native triggers that are included for both plain vanilla HTML and single page applications that allow for many specific combinations of triggers.
  • QA: The plugin that allows for QA within the console makes it easy to tell if a rule is firing or not without the creation of a separate environment.
  • Version Control: It is mercifully simple to roll back to an earlier version if something goes awry. Remember, no matter how good your QA, something will eventually slip through. It's much better to be able to roll back with a couple clicks.
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Cons

  • Price point-some of Adobe Analytics competitors offer similar solutions or free or at a cheaper cost. While competitors solutions are limited and not nearly as efficient; they get the job done in certain marketing applications.
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  • Single Page Applications: While it's greatly improved over the years, being able to accurately target certain actions on single page applications. In particular, applications built on React are difficult. The addition of a hash change trigger was quite useful, but more is definitely needed.
  • Data Elements: Great new tool, but I need it to be easier to create. I'm not an inherently technical individual, and the main benefit of tag management is reducing the need for technical people.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Analytics9.8
Based on 29 answers
The only factor is cost. Although the cost is minimal it still cuts into the budget. However the money saved justifies the cost
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Dynamic Tag Management10.0
Based on 1 answer
As it interfaces so well with AMO, we shall be utilizing the DTM for any future client additions.
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Usability

Adobe Analytics6.8
Based on 9 answers
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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Dynamic Tag Management5.0
Based on 2 answers
It does exactly what it is designed for in a very user friendly fashion.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Analytics9.0
Based on 5 answers
Adobe SiteCatalyst has a good up-time track record, but there are cases in which the interface reports a "Network Acceleration" issue, which can be frustrating. There are also times when data can be "latent" for customers, but most of these cases are due to spikes in traffic or temporary server issues.
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Performance

Adobe Analytics8.5
Based on 4 answers
I have never experienced any sort of problem with this products speed or throughput
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Support

Adobe Analytics5.7
Based on 9 answers
Customer service has always been the Achilles heel for this product. Support is often slow to respond, if at all. Account management has seemed to get better recently.
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Dynamic Tag Management10.0
Based on 1 answer
Although it is a newer product to Adobe, they seem to truly care about our challenges and are very proactive in making sure that we have the most knowledgeable support available in a timely manner.
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In-Person Training

Adobe Analytics3.6
Based on 3 answers
It was a one-day training several years ago that cost the organization several thousand dollars. There were only about 10 people in the training class. Adobe tried to cram so much information into that one-day class that none of our users felt like they really learned anything helpful from the experience. Follow-up training is too expensive
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Online Training

Adobe Analytics8.0
Based on 4 answers
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

Adobe Analytics8.0
Based on 7 answers
The success of implementations depend primarily on the solution design, and also on the ability to work with developers to get the solution implemented correctly. This is not an aspect of the product per se.
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Dynamic Tag Management10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was quite seamless with the outstanding support from our Adobe account manager.
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Alternatives Considered

There is no competition. Adobe Analytics is superior in all aspects. If you want something free that will solve some marketing issues than go with Google. If you want to market your products and services and easily manage data, campaigns, audience, ROI, employee use, targeting, segmenting, positioning, budget, increase conversions and users, than go with Adobe. Bottomline: if you want to make money off of online marketing Adobe is the only way
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Since we are using it almost exclusively with the implementation of Adobe Media Optimizer, we have not considered using a different tag management software.
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Return on Investment

  • Adobe SiteCatalyst derives its ROI from improvements made to the website and conversion rate increases that can be attributed directly to use of SiteCatalyst.
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  • It has sped up the coding time of individual website 10 fold.
  • The rate of failure of tracking pixels to fire has dropped dramatically.
  • It has significantly sped up the progress of getting individual clients implemented into AMO.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Analytics

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

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