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Adobe Analytics

Top Rated
398 Ratings

Bound

5 Ratings

Adobe Analytics

Top Rated
398 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Bound

5 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics is great for customizing once you get used to the bogged down UI and the unhelpful location of items. we've used it to mimic paywall systems of costly companies. We have base reports set up to manage our paywalls set up in Adobe and they work great. But getting at the minute data is where the issue comes in and the add-ons are needed.
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Bound

Get Smart Content is well suited for personalization and geolocation campaigns. It is not as well suited for A/B testing for all of your web visitors. The ability to personalize on the Get Smart Content platform cuts development and QA time in half and support is better than any other product I have used or reviewed.
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Pros

  • Easy to create segments and apply them instantly to reporting
  • Easy to use out of the box metrics and to create custom metrics
  • Beautiful UI that allows the user easy access to reporting and dashboards
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  • Simple to set up personalization campaigns.
  • Integrates with DemandBase, Eloqua and Adobe Analytics.
  • Support is top notch, quick response times.
  • Cut QA time by 3/4 less than using Adobe Test & Target.
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Cons

  • The navigation, especially the left nav, has always been confusing, especially for new users. It has improved A LOT over the last few years, but there's still lots of room for improvement.
  • The charts are never good, it's really hard to get an out-of-the-box chart on Analytics that actually makes sense.
  • Account switching through marketing cloud is still a little buggy sometimes.
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  • There are some additions we would like to see, such as a better experience in the Performance section. It'd be great if we could see an overall view of the metrics instead of having to drill down. We do a monthly KPI report which takes me a while to create due to the back and forth nature of comparing metrics within Get Smart Content. I also have to use Google Analytics to help with this.
  • We had some issues with the tool not updating Eloqua contacts, but that has since been resolved. The process for discovering the cause of the problem was lengthy and frustrating.
  • It would be great if you could see metrics of an A/B test within the campaign/rule, instead of having to go to the Performance section and find it. A small snapshot of info would be very helpful and it would allow us to compare and update the rule without leaving that page.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Analytics9.8
Based on 29 answers
Although the tool is extensive, the price point and level of knowledge required to implement and use it will always lead me to examine other opportunities.
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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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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
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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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Support

Adobe Analytics5.7
Based on 9 answers
I have had many clients that are not thrilled with some aspects of the support. I think the actual day-to-day technical support (ClientCare) is great, but I have heard (and experienced) complaints about the the longer-term services (initial implementation, account management).
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In-Person Training

Adobe Analytics3.6
Based on 3 answers
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

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
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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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Alternatives Considered

Adobe is fairly robust and similar to Google Analytics however as a paid service it is not exceptionally better. It provides much the same data that Google Analytics does and in some areas is not as strong. Page-level reports are more difficult in Adobe. Selecting a group of pages for a simple report that trends growth to a handful of similar pages, for instance, is more difficult in Adobe for our organization. Tracking revenue is also a challenge but this is a site-specific issue and occurs with Google Anlaytics as well. That being said, as a paid platform, Adobe should be able to work around this issue. Data Warehouse and report builder functions are great, but require another plug in, GA allows easier download of data in this regard.
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Get Smart Content is what we primarily use to serve up segmented content. The only other method or tool we've used to do so while leveraging our Demandbase variables is Optimizely. We selected Get Smart Content because they make the process of segmentation using Demandbase variables easy
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Return on Investment

  • Has helped us ID what users are the most interested in on the site.
  • Has helped us correctly categorize our marketing channels and optimize them.
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  • We have seen more traffic going to revenue generating sites after using Get Smart Content. I'm not sure of the dollar amount since that's a separate department, but traffic increasing is great.
  • Engagement on our internal site has increased after implementing Get Smart Content. We are getting more views, comments and likes on our content than before.
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Adobe Analytics

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Bound

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
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