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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics is very well suited for medium to large e-commerce companies. If you are looking to get a better, more detailed view of your audience and how they interact with your brand across multiple channels, then Adobe Analytics is a great tool for that. Smaller companies with a limited reach may not find the return they are looking for with such a robust tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics Premium

Well Suited: Not to sound like a broken record, but this is ideal (really ideal) for mid-size and larger firms/agencies/etc. whose revenue comes from managing/augmenting/creating many different websites that combine to command a large amount of traffic (meaning "well into the millions" in terms of monthly hits. If this is your industry, and you would describe your company as "big," then you are probably the kind of company GA 360 is made for.Less Appropriate: If you manage a single website (like I currently do), or if you're a small-ish agency/creative firm that manages websites with combined traffic under 10-million monthly (I believe that is the cut-off). The standard version of GA is still great, but there is no need to pay extra for 360 if you are on the smaller side.
Anthony Burke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe Analytics

  • Adobe Analytics is very visually pleasing and user-friendly; my favorite thing is the simple drag and drop feature that makes the workspace flexible and clean.
  • Reports are easy to read with the help of graphics; another reason why Adobe Analytics is visually appealing.
  • Customer support; while it is sometimes slow to receive help, at least customer support exists, compared to Google Analytics.
Liz Wade | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics Premium

  • Easy to use big data tool with impressive dashboards.
  • Easy to start with. Quick implementation on the website owner side.
  • Custom variables and custom metrics.
  • Very good user location profiles and analytics.
  • A session unification feature that allows identifying "clicks", or in other words visitor behavior, before the Google user ID was assigned. This would make the statistics a bit more precise (yes, we have solved a case benefiting from this feature).
Viktor Mulac | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Analytics

  • No proper governance on all the dashboards, users creates dozens of dashboards and leave it on the server with 100s of versions.
  • Overall implementation is cumbersome and time-consuming.
  • Need proper tagging on all of your platforms as well as all hits and instances.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics Premium

  • Ecommerce -- Unfortunately, at this time, I just wouldn't recommend Google Analytics Premium to a retail/ecommerce brand. The product is missing some key metrics and reports such as product views, add to cart, abandoned products, cross sold product basket analysis, etc. Clients in the retail sector struggle to use events to hack together these data points that are out-of-the-box with other analytics tools. Once Google overcomes this obstacle, they will truly be a force to be reckoned with.
  • PII - Personally identifying information is allowed in other tools such as IBM Digital Analytics and Adobe Site Catalyst. The inability to pass something as simple as an email address into an enterprise analytics tools like Google Analytics Premium is not only an annoyance, but a barrier to integrations with other tools such as email marketing platforms.
  • Add Ons -- Vendors like IBM and Adobe are building out awesome add-ons that boost the value of their product offerings. For example, IBM offers Digital Recommendations (previously known as Intelligent Offer), which uses analytics data to serve up real-time intelligent product recommendations on a site. This integrated add-on provides a ROI and further incentivizes the brand to stick with the IBM product suite.
Rebecca Visconti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 9.8
Based on 29 answers
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.
Natasha Watts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics Premium

Google Analytics Premium 8.3
Based on 10 answers
Once GAP is implemented properly, it runs like a well oiled machine. There isn't a lot of maintenance of the tool and your reports keep piping in trusted data. If enhancements are made to the tracking code, there are ways defined by GAP to ensure data consistency and accuracy. Overall, this tool will help anyone get up and running with accurate analytics data for a fraction of the cost.
Salman Malik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 6.8
Based on 9 answers
It has amazing functionalities but the usability is still far from friendly. You have to really want to use the tool to learn how it works and we've had several cases of people who are not as comfortable with data and reporting who just gave up using it because they can't understand how to.
Thais Guimaraes, OMCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics Premium

Google Analytics Premium 8.2
Based on 4 answers
Google has a great strategy in that it gets people to adopt its products at a mass scale. It gets people in by giving them the product for free. It keeps them around by having a solid product that is easy to use. This applies to Google Analytics Premium, which takes advantage of the developments of the free version. In fact, sometimes the simplicity of its usability is held against GA, in that the advanced power users want to avoid interfaces and wizards and just get right to raw querying and modeling of data themselves. But overall, I believe that the usability of this product will be what helps GA Premium take the throne in terms of enterprise analytics solutions - it will be most likely to be adopted by the full enterprise.
Eric Buhman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 9.0
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics Premium

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 8.5
Based on 4 answers
The speed with which visualizations and data sets are returned within the tool and or data warehouse can be dissapointing.
Jonathon Frampton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics Premium

Google Analytics Premium 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 5.7
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.
Nathan Normand | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics Premium

Google Analytics Premium 8.4
Based on 18 answers
Google Analytics Premium is widely known and used by most folks in various industries to gather insights on users along with getting a better understanding of their web analytics, conversions, and user interaction. Google has done just that with Google Analytics Premium. Over the years, Google Analytics Premium has become the #1 tool for marketers and other teams close to marketing. There's all sorts of customizations you can do with reporting and segmentation by cohort, channel, and conversions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 3.6
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
Nicholas Dragon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics Premium

Google Analytics Premium 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Online Training

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 8.0
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics Premium

Google Analytics Premium 7.0
Based on 1 answer
There is a ton of information online about Google Analytics, but Google Analytics Premium users will have dedicated support and training from Google or an Authorized Reseller.
Tyson Kirksey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 8.0
Based on 7 answers
The most difficult thing I experienced with SiteCatalysts implementation was the updating of tags on secure areas of the client's website that required another department to program and implement. If a development department is unfamiliar with how SC is implemented on other areas of the website, reporting will be affected as the two implementations won't communicate correctly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics Premium

Google Analytics Premium 9.1
Based on 2 answers
If you already have the basic version of GA installed, "getting" GA Premium happens immediately through a virtual flipping of the switch - no need to re-implement. You'll want to expand your use of custom dimensions and metrics (you get 10x the amount with Premium). Ideally, you'll be using a tag management solution to talk with GA Premium, in concert with implementing a dataLayer (to note, Google's Tag Manager platform is covered under the same GA Premium SLA, and it's free). There are some welcomed "configurations" with GA Premium, such as integrating with DoubleClick products, activating data driven attribution models, and building roll-up executive reports - but all of these are easy point and click solutions. In comparison with any other enterprise analytics solution, implementing GA and GA Premium is traditionally easier and more flexible. And if you have any trouble or need an extra set of hands for implementation, GA Certified Partners like LunaMetrics can help
Eric Buhman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics runs a close 3 with Google Analytics and pales in comparison with Webtrends. I inherited management of Adobe, but if I had my choice I'd switch to Webtrends if not for their ease of SQL customization and their ability to easily create bitstream data without costly add-ons. When you work as an analyst, telling your boss that you need more money for software they've already purchased does not go over well. I could finagle it, but with so many key pieces relying on our web data, it's not worth it.
Nathan Collins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics Premium

Piwik: On the downside, it counts time spent on the page the same way GA does. The interface looks cluttered as if it’s missing a stylesheet. And while its main focus is being a GA alternative, it can’t compete with Google’s AdSense and AdWords integration. But to be fair, most alternatives can’t either.
Kissmetrics: The real-time functionality shows you some basic information about the current events (like a purchase) being done on your site. Visually not very appealing, but watching money rolling in in real time can be satisfying.
Woopra: Woopra does take some time to set up because you need to be sure it’s fully integrated. But after that, it is way more powerful than GA if you like to dig deep into your data.
Moses Sam Paul Johnraj | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Analytics

  • As a direct result of some of our insights we obtained through Adobe Analytics, we focused on improving our mobile web pages which resulted in a significant increase in conversion rates for mobile devices (can't disclose actual figures here). We had no idea previously what % of our customers were going through certain processes on our website on a mobile device and the experience had been built for a desktop.
  • One of the insights the Next Page Flow and Fallout reports helped us find was that fallout rates for the first step in one of our multi-step processes on the website were over 50%! That helped us identify that the first step was too complicated, and we simplified it and that resulted in a >30% improvement.
Albert Ihm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics Premium

  • Reduction in need for several analytics and marketing tools
  • Better decisions based on better, more complete data. We can now look at several custom metrics we never looked at before
  • Better overall marketing and ROI instrumentation over multiple segments, even via phone calls on mobile.
Onjefu Efada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Analytics

General

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

Adobe Analytics Editions & Modules

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Google Analytics Premium

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Google Analytics Premium Editions & Modules

Edition
Google Analytics Premium$150,000 1
Google AnalyticsFree
  1. Up to 1 Billion hits/month
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