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Adobe Analytics

Top Rated
400 Ratings

Chartbeat

18 Ratings

Adobe Analytics

Top Rated
400 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Chartbeat

18 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Chartbeat

I would advise a colleague to compare Google Analytics to Chartbeat when choosing a behavior data program. I'd want to know how frequently they use social media for their website, because Chartbeat excels in breaking down social media data. I'd also want to know how many pages their website updates each day, because it would be more costeffective to use Google Analytics with a lower page count.
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Pros

  • Next Page Flow reports provide a quick and easy way to see what path customers are taking on the website.
  • The flexibility that creating segments gives the user for analysis purposes is great. A lot of insights can be generated when different segments are compared.
  • The web interface allows for users to quickly pick up on how to use Adobe Analytics, which is a huge advantage over just pointing people to where the raw data can be found since middle management and executives shouldn't be spending time coding and trying to get the data into a visually useful format.
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  • Chartbeat excels in providing real-time data about a website 24/7.
  • Chartbeat highlights your social media activity, and it even lets you link your Twitter handle to the site so you can keep constant track of your presence on Twitter.
  • Chartbeat lists the top search terms sending people to your site, allowing you to maximize your SEO plans.
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Cons

  • Undo button - You wouldn't believe how many times I accidentally do something and "look" for an undo button!
  • We use Ad Hoc in addition to Omniture (due to limited user seats in Ad Hoc). I enjoy working in Ad Hoc more because of the "instant" reporting from dragging and dropping Segments, Metrics and Dimensions. Other business owners who use Omniture and find it difficult to use compared to Ad Hoc.
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  • Chartbeat tells you what your top pages are, but it would be even more helpful if it also showed what pages people are exiting your site from the most. That way, you could focus on creating better links on said pages to keep people on your site longer.
  • Chartbeat shows you what percent of your site's visitors are on mobile devices, but it doesn't show which pages are more popular on mobile devices compared to computers and vice versa.
  • Chartbeat lists the number of social concurrent visits to your site at any given time, but it would be more beneficial if that number was broken down by each social channel (Twitter, Facebook, etc.).
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Analytics9.8
Based on 29 answers
Selecting an analytics provider is an important choice: the cost of switching providers is very high, and includes no historical data availability, implementation and related engineering costs, report re-building, and user re-training.
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Chartbeat8.6
Based on 4 answers
I am no longer employed by the company I used Chartbeat at and my current job is not a subscriber. But, if I were still at my prior job, I'd continue using this to maximize our web audience and research their habits.
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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
Based on 4 answers
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 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

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
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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Alternatives Considered

Webtrends, Coremetrics, Google Analytics
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We often compare Google Analytics realtime with Chartbeat, but Chartbeat is better because it gives a more clear breakdown of where our traffic is coming from.
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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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  • Tells you what pages are most popular at a given time
  • Tells you what devices people are on which could sway your decision on making a mobile app or not
  • Tells you who is referring people to your site which would be great for advertisement ideas
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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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Chartbeat

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