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Adobe Analytics

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Google Tag Manager

If you have a marketing department that wants to be agile and measure valuable goals for your company, then GTM is the way to go.You will be able to track almost any event of value that you want on the site (without adding any extra code, thanks to auto-event listener), add new marketing tools if needed in minutes and send events to multiple platforms. This has huge value for your company if you think about it: measuring your efforts quickly and changing course if it is not working can save tons of money. I believe almost anyone who has a site on the internet can benefit from it because of how much time it saves (considering it's even free!).Just beware: GTM opens the door so you can add any piece of code you want. Someone without much experience can overload the site or affect site speed
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Analytics
Google Tag Manager
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Analytics
Google Tag Manager
8.9

Tag Management

Adobe Analytics
Google Tag Manager
7.8
Tag library
Adobe Analytics
Google Tag Manager
7.8
Tag variable mapping
Adobe Analytics
Google Tag Manager
8.4
Ease of writing custom tags
Adobe Analytics
Google Tag Manager
8.2
Rules-driven tag execution
Adobe Analytics
Google Tag Manager
8.2
Tag performance monitoring
Adobe Analytics
Google Tag Manager
7.1
Improved page load times
Adobe Analytics
Google Tag Manager
7.6
Mobile app tagging
Adobe Analytics
Google Tag Manager
7.7
Library of JavaScript extensions
Adobe Analytics
Google Tag Manager
7.4

Data Management & Integrity

Adobe Analytics
Google Tag Manager
8.4
Event tracking
Adobe Analytics
Google Tag Manager
9.3
Mobile event tracking
Adobe Analytics
Google Tag Manager
8.7
Data distribution management
Adobe Analytics
Google Tag Manager
7.5
Universal data layer
Adobe Analytics
Google Tag Manager
8.9
Automated error checking
Adobe Analytics
Google Tag Manager
7.7

Pros

  • Adobe Analytics is a popular tool and seamless connections to popular analytic tools such as Microsoft Power BI.
  • Adobe Analytics internal reporting tool is top notch.
  • Adobe Analytics has always provided us really strong customer support.
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  • GTM does a very good job in updating their predetermined triggers. Every so often they will add a new trigger that they see is needed. For example, the latest update was a Youtube trigger, element visibility trigger and scroll depth trigger. This helps in keeping up with digital marketing trends and tracking.
  • There is a fairly good integration with other Google products like Google Analytics (of course), Google Optimize and Adwords. For example, GTM makes it easy to set up A/B testing with Optimize, since a there is a specific tag created for that.
  • Having the option to create DOM variables and using them in the tags opens a world of possibility for tagging.
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Cons

  • Adobe Analytics charges for conveniences that are stationary in other tools such as bitstream data.
  • Adobe Analytics UI is not very friendly.
  • Exporting data for multiple setups is cumbersome and can't be rolled up without additional addons.
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  • While it's nice to be able to create one tag and apply it across multiple sites or page types, sometimes it's almost too easy to do that. I've run into some situations where we were tracking pageviews in multiple properties mistakenly because the tag was too broadly applied. This is something I'd like to be able to flag more easily. In order to get the kind of granularity we require, it can be necessary to create multiple versions of the same tag, applied to different environments, which creates the possibility for error if our naming structure is not consistent.
  • Messaging is not always clear. Occasionally we'll see a message saying that a bunch of changes has been made (for example when publishing a new version), but it's not immediately clear what those changes are. It would be nice to be able to see a detailed rundown of version changes at any given time, and what pages are affected by those changes.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Analytics9.8
Based on 29 answers
We're embedded within the Adobe ecosystem with - Adobe Analytics, Target and CQ5/AEM. With all these tools implemented correctly and with the right team there's real opportunity to leverage insight and drive revenue. Moreover with the more advanced features enabled there's possibility to replace other reporting systems and reduce internal resources
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Google Tag Manager10.0
Based on 6 answers
Google Tag Manager makes tracking traffic to our websites effortless, which enables our developers to focus on other tasks. Setting up a new instance takes only minutes and additional scripts can be added/modified without touching the source code of a site in production. This enables our marketing directors to coordinate tests and experiments with minimal effort.
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Usability

Adobe Analytics6.8
Based on 9 answers
Based on new user feedback, everyone has found it challenging to find what they need and customize reports to meet their desired outcomes. Different interfaces have inconsistent presentations and layouts which compound the challenge.
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Google Tag Manager9.6
Based on 3 answers
Google Tag Manager, like other Google products, is focused on user-friendliness. All buttons are clearly labeled, documentation is thorough and plenty of tutorials exist to help answer any questions. The layout and menus in Tag Manager are clearly labeled and consistent with other Google products.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Analytics9.0
Based on 5 answers
I have never experienced downtime with this product
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Google Tag Manager9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Google Tag Manager9.1
Based on 1 answer
It depends wether you are seeking official support from Google itself, in which case it would be rated very low because it's not their business model, they would rather have you work with one of their Google Analytics Certified Partner (GACP).In terms of self-served support, Google offer extensive documentation at https://developers.google.com/tag-manager/, recently revamped training (https://analyticsacademy.withgoogle.com/course05/preview), has active forums and user community (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104865292981489764063) which can typically answer even the most advanced questions.
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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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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Google Tag Manager7.3
Based on 1 answer
I thought there was a little bit too much emphasis on AdWords stuff, not enough on the generic application of GTM.
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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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Google Tag Manager9.8
Based on 2 answers
Planning and communication will help greatly with an in-house implementation. If there are large teams, try to limit the number of people involved to 1-2 developers (back-end dev may be necessary depending on your platform), one analytics marketer and one project manager.
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Alternatives Considered

The best way to describe Adobe Analytics is that it's the enterprise-level of analytics platforms, in every sense of the word. From the sales process, through to the cost to purchase and implement, the need for ongoing training, and the fact that it really takes an Analytics team to maintain, this is the platform that is appropriate in contexts where resource constraints are not a consideration when selecting, onboarding, and maintaining a given platform.
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The other tag management systems are not free.
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Return on Investment

  • We are not at a point where I can say that this tool has generated a positive ROI -- some of the value will be realized once we've built up the dataset that we are leveraging and use that to guide future decisions, so I'd like to reserve judgement on the question of ROI at this point.
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  • The google tag manager certainly generated an increase in the ROI of our clients, because, with the agility in the management of tags, it was possible to reduce the IT queue, and now the management of the tags happens to be done by the Marketing and media area itself.
  • Reduction of an IT staff
  • Saving time in organizing hundreds of tags in the backend and starting to use the GTM, everything was centralized in one place
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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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Google Tag Manager

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