Adobe Analytics vs. FullStory

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adobe Analytics
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Adobe acquired Omniture in 2009 and re-branded the platform as SiteCatalyst. It is now part of Adobe Marketing Cloud along with other products such as social marketing, test and targeting, and tag management. SiteCatalyst is one of the leading vendors in the web analytics category and is particularly strong in combining web analytics with other digital marketing capabilities like audience management and data management. Adobe Analytics also includes predictive marketing capabilities that help…N/A
FullStory
Score 8.5 out of 10
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FullStory headquartered in Atlanta offers a heat map and session recording / replay application, presented as a digital experience analytics solution that provides on-the-fly conversion funnels, advanced search capabilities, video-like replay of real user sessions, and robust debugging and developer tools. The FullStory analytics engine automatically indexes digital interactions with sites or apps to empower teams to measure, validate, and act on each experience at scale. FullStory also boasts…
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Pricing
Adobe AnalyticsFullStory
Editions & Modules
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Free
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Business
Contact Sales
Enterprise
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Adobe AnalyticsFullStory
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Adobe AnalyticsFullStory
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FullStory
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Adobe AnalyticsFullStory
Web Analytics
Comparison of Web Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Analytics
8.2
2 Ratings
5% above category average
FullStory
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Ratings
Lead Conversion Tracking8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Bounce Rate Measurement8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Device and Browser Reporting9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Pageview Tracking8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Event Tracking8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting in real-time6.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Referral Source Tracking8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable Dashboards7.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Analytics
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Ratings
FullStory
5.2
18 Ratings
38% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings6.116 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings5.89 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings6.612 Ratings
Mobile App Analytics00 Ratings6.412 Ratings
Results and Analysis
Comparison of Results and Analysis features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Analytics
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Ratings
FullStory
7.6
48 Ratings
15% below category average
Heatmap tool00 Ratings7.436 Ratings
Click analytics00 Ratings7.343 Ratings
Scroll maps00 Ratings7.732 Ratings
Form fill analysis00 Ratings8.025 Ratings
Conversion tracking00 Ratings6.427 Ratings
Goal tracking00 Ratings6.422 Ratings
Funnel Analysis00 Ratings7.133 Ratings
Session Recording and Replay00 Ratings9.747 Ratings
User Segmentation00 Ratings8.342 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
Contentsquare
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Score 8.6 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.6 out of 10
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Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
Adobe AnalyticsFullStory
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(176 ratings)
8.4
(71 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(42 ratings)
9.7
(9 ratings)
Usability
6.7
(33 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.5
(12 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
7.8
(11 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
4.2
(41 ratings)
8.3
(61 ratings)
In-Person Training
1.7
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.9
(10 ratings)
7.7
(56 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
7.3
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.8
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
7.5
(5 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adobe AnalyticsFullStory
Likelihood to Recommend
Adobe
Adobe Analytics is better than some other tools as it feels better set up for actual "analysis", rather than simply "reporting". The power of Workspace allows you to drag 'n' drop at ease which makes you are far more in control of your own analysis/discovery/exploration. However, regards the final reports and dashboards' look 'n' feel the Workspace PDF output is lacking visually compared to other products like Google's Looker. To engage with less technical end users sometimes Looker feels the better, more polished option.
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FullStory
It was extremely useful in identifying places in our product where things weren't functioning, or where it looked like action was available to the end user but in reality, it was not and therefore caused lots of confusion. It doesn't help as much in other scenarios to see what catches a user's Eye or where they go if they leave our application as well as an actual in-person interview would help with eye-tracking software.
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Pros
Adobe
  • They've been really an industry standard tool in analytics for a long, long time. They've got the trusted brand and the reputation, a wonderful community behind it. It is always nice, having that level of support where you can meet other practitioners. It's a great benefit because I can meet other people who have already pushed the tool a lot farther than I have. And it's a great place to get ideas in that way. We came from a world where we were running on a homegrown system that we'd use to do click tracking. You get some advantages on that of the customization, but losing out on community of support was one of the big reasons why we decided to move beyond that and implement Adobe Analytics instead.
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FullStory
  • Tracks users' online experiences from start to finish.
  • Makes it easy to share a customer's experiences with the rest of my team.
  • Allows me to use different methods to find evidence of a customer's experience.
  • Shows page insights via segmentation that help me know where to improve my site.
  • Tracks error clicks and dead clicks for quick insights into site improvements.
  • Integrates with HelpScout for easy access to customer problem-solving.
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Cons
Adobe
  • Most of the problems that Adobe Analytics as of now is having, it is getting addressed in a newer tool called Web Desk DK from implementation. They are already addressing that issue with the new tool and also the time data with the customer general analytics. So there is something not in workspace analysis and this is what they're addressing in customer general analytics. Which is good.
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FullStory
  • The ramp-up time to learn the entire product can take a little while. There are just so many absolutely wonderful tools and different ways to look at the same type of information that it can take a new user a few weeks to understand and then more time to master. However, FullStory has a ton of training resources to help with that! A lot of my own teammates have taught themselves FullStory through those training resources.
  • The UX of the product is totally wonderful, but there are tiny things that make getting to certain parts of the product slightly more challenging (like clicking into a modal in a modal). Sometimes buttons or links are placed out of my field of view, but those are minor things I notice because I work in UX.
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Likelihood to Renew
Adobe
We've found multiple uses for Adobe Analytics in our organization. Each department analyzes the data they need and creates actionables based off of that data. For E-Commerce, we're constantly using data to analyze user engagement, website performance and evaluate ROI.
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FullStory
It's been a phenomenal tool for us; every department that uses it has found something new and unexpected that it can do that they're really excited about. Even if we *only* used it for bug triage, it would be worth our time and money. The fact that we can use it for so many other things as well--gauging how customers interact and use our site, identifying UI problems, etc.--is above and beyond
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Usability
Adobe
Sometimes the processing times are very long. I have had reports or dashboards time out multiple times during presentations. It could be improved. It is understandable since there is a huge data set that the tool is processing before showing anything, however for a company that large they should invest in optimizing processing times.
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FullStory
Because everything seems to be easy to find and it doesn't take long at all to learn how to use the product
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Reliability and Availability
Adobe
I do not ever recall a time when Adobe Analytics was unavailable to me to use in the 8 or so years I have been an end user of the product. My most-used day-to-day analytics tool Parse.ly however, generally has a multiple hours planned offline maintenance every two to four weeks, and sometimes has issues collecting realtime analytics that last anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour, and happen anywhere between 1 to 5 times a month.
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FullStory
We've never had issues with availability
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Performance
Adobe
Again, no issues here. Performance within the day updates hourly. other reports are updated overnight and available to access by the next morning. Pages load quickly, the site navigates easily and the UX is quite straightforward to get command over. On this front, I give Adobe kudos for building a great experience to work within
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FullStory
It seems the performance is really good and always loads quickly
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Support Rating
Adobe
I barely see any communication from Adobe Analytics. The content on the web is also not that great or easy to read. I would recommend a better communication about the product and the new addons information to come to its user by a better mean.
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FullStory
They have been overall pretty responsive and proactive. The tool is pretty straightforward to use. Most of the questions we have had to work with them on our how to use new features or adjust our integration to ensure we are gathering all the data from all of our tools.
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In-Person Training
Adobe
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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FullStory
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Adobe
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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FullStory
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Implementation Rating
Adobe
One of the benefits and obstacles to successfully using Adobe Analytics is a great / more accurate implementation, make sure your analytics group is intimate with the details of the implementation and that the requirements are driven by the business.
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FullStory
To successfully implement FullStory, it is important to plan your implementation carefully by defining your goals and user segments. You should also use tags and filters to analyze your user data, train your team to use FullStory effectively, and use FullStory in conjunction with other analytics tools to get a more complete picture of your user's behavior. By following these tips, you can gain valuable insights into your users' behavior and experiences, and use this information to improve your website or application.
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Alternatives Considered
Adobe
I think Adobe's been around longer as a product but Tealium, from when I did research, it has auto-tagging. So one of my biggest pet peeves is when I'm rolling out new features, and whether it's an app or a website, is that I have to go speak with our metrics team or tagging team and we have to come up with these different strategies. Okay, how are we gonna tag it? What are we going to name it? It just seems like a lot of wasted time in my opinion. I want to track everything. I want to know every single thing these people are doing. We shouldn't have to have this conversation if we tag this, you might not have time to tag this right away for MVP. It's like that to me right now. That shouldn't even be a conversation. I should be able to release a feature, I should be able to just automatically go pull reports on that. And just figure out exactly what they were doing.
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FullStory
Smartlook is software that records users on a website
and mobile app. Finding useful information within thousands of recordings is
made quick and easy with features that help you accomplish this. I have chosen FullStory because it is easier to use and has more advanced features compared to Smartlook.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Adobe
Adobe Analytics is relatively affordable compared to other tools, given it provides a range of flexible variables to use that I have not found in any other tools so far. It is worth investing in if your company is medium or large-sized and brings a steady flow of revenue. For small companies, it can be overpriced.
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FullStory
No answers on this topic
Scalability
Adobe
My organization uses Adobe Analytics across a multitude of brand portfolios. Each brand has multiple websites, mobile apps and some even have connected TV apps/channels on Roku and similar devices. Adobe can handle the multitude of properties that have simple, small(ish) websites and the larger brand properties that include web, mobile and connected TVs/OTT devices.
Each of those larger brands has multiple categories and channels to keep track of. We can see the data by channel/device or aggregate all the data together. This gives our executive teams the full picture and the departmental teams the view they need to see their own performance.
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FullStory
Full story was easy to scale with the growth of our teams and organisation
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Professional Services
Adobe
The professional services team is one of the best teams for complex adobe analytics implementations, especially for clients having multiple website and mobile applications. However, the cost of professional services is a bit high which makes few clients opt out of it, but for large scale implementations they are very helpful
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FullStory
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Adobe
  • I like to think it's positive. It's a very steep learning curve, so we do face a lot of challenges with adoption inside of the companies. My team and I evangelize this and also who's in charge of data and advanced analytics, but it's very hard to leverage that with typical business analysis people. These are people who live their life in Excel and SQL and Power BI. They just use this very occasionally and by only looking at that sort of aggregate data, they miss out on behavior and what actually happens in execution. And because it's such a steep learning curve, we do have a challenge pushing it in there.
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FullStory
  • Triage for front end bugs - FullStory can sometimes help you spot a bug in action much more quickly than trying to recreate it on your own
  • Observing customers use new features and understanding why a new feature may be performing better or worse than expected
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