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Adobe Analytics

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Hotjar

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics is a powerful tool that is able to capture multiple
levels of data, provide reports on an automatic schedule, and is capable
of tracking data across multiple platforms such as websites, mobile
apps, and streaming services. The main drawback of the product is there
is a steep learning curve that comes with the sheer scale of
customization and tracking options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

Hotjar is well suite for organizations that want to get a good glimpse into user behavior on their websites. The tool is easily installed through Google Tag Manager, and then users simply select which pages or paths they want the tool to analyze. After a few days, users can start seeing patterns develop, helping them understand what areas of the user journey flow they need to test out and improve. Hotjar is primarily for web-based experiences, not for mobile applications and other non-web digital applications.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe Analytics

  • Real-time access to website performance throughout the entire digital experience.
  • Flexible & comprehensive custom report building using the Analytics Workspace tool
  • Integration with other Adobe solutions (Adobe Target, Adobe Launch) to provide a single viewpoint for all aspects of digital performance.
Jeff Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

  • Heat mapping is great on Hotjar. It is a good place to start when you are looking at the UX & CRO on your website. You can see the % of people clicking on elements on a page, how far they scroll, and mouse movements.
  • Hotjar is great for session recordings. These record the mouse movements, clicks, pages and scrolls of a user in video format. You can watch these to investigate what works well on a site and identify potential roadblocks and bugs.
  • Hotjar is great as it ensures that users details are anonymous; for instance, if you are watching a session recording, you cannot see what a user types in a form field, as Hotjar blanks this out.
  • Hotjar has a poll function, so you can have polls on your website.
Sarah O'Donnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Analytics

  • Color scheme is not great, especially if you're color blind
  • Finding a specific dimension within a dimension group (for example, if you're looking for "Paid Search", you cannot search for it - instead, you must know it is located under "Channel").
  • Variance test or chi squared test analysis (to be fair, this is not a typical analysis tool function)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

  • Customization of in-page user surveys - Although it is a great tool to be able to publish and update user surveys that appear on our web page, the customization options (mostly UI) are somewhat limited, making the survey either stick out like a sore thumb, or look like an advertisement or error on our site. It would be great to get a little bit more control over how the survey appears on our site.
  • Honestly, I have not run into any other major examples I can detail where HotJar has not been able to do what I have needed it to do!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 7.6
Based on 42 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

Hotjar

Hotjar 5.1
Based on 2 answers
Even though the heat maps and user recordings were useful, our website was significantly slowed down after we installed Hotjar, so much so, that it took over a minute for our blog to load. The data that we gathered was not worth the length that it took our website to load.
Patrick Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 7.7
Based on 23 answers
[Adobe Analytics] is super easy and can hold a huge dataset. Since it is online our system takes no load and runs faster. Reports and dashboards are super easy to build. The report section is even more interesting for a new user to pull reports with few clicks and without many manual interventions like coding etc.
Saurav Khawas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

Hotjar 9.5
Based on 6 answers
So easy and simple to use! Straightforward anyone in the team is able to easily go in and set up anything in Hotjar. The UI is really simple. Whenever you give feedback to Hotjar they continously take on board the feedback and improve the tool.
Halima Satheya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 9.0
Based on 10 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

Hotjar

No score
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Performance

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 8.5
Based on 8 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

Hotjar

No score
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Support Rating

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 6.9
Based on 49 answers
The initial emails to Client Care are rarely handled correctly. We very often get brushed-off with just a link to existing documentation on the Adobe website. It isn't until we escalate that we actually get closer to the answers that we need. This can be very frustrating, especially when it is an error or problem on the Adobe side, and not user error.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

Hotjar 9.5
Based on 4 answers
Hotjar is a SaaS-based company, and as such has a good support service. Users can quickly submit support tickets through Hotjar's online portal. Enterprise customers get access to additional support members and have SLAs to support their larger, more complex needs. Overall, Hotjar is extremely reliable and I've never had to reach out to customer support.
Zach Ettelman | 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

Hotjar

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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

Hotjar

No score
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Implementation Rating

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 7.0
Based on 17 answers
I can't say that the implementation of this product went much different than the implementation of just about any other product within the cloud. Granted there were times that things crawled to a slower pace because of the program, knowledge of the program, and connectivity. But these are all issues that one would expect when rolling out a release of a new cloud-based product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Analytics

I personally feel Adobe currently has the best offering, closely followed by Google Analytics.Both have pros and cons but I feel Adobe has a little bit more in terms of custom dimensions and workspace that really help it shine; however, I feel Google Analytics is better when it comes to real time reporting, something Adobe is lacking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

To be honest, we have only tried Hotjar session recording. I know there are some alternatives but we haven't tried any of them. I think there are none as complete as Hotjar for what you pay (some do heatmaps, other video recording, other polls). And the thing is that all of that is done pretty decent on Hotjar, so I'm not looking for any alternative right now.
Santiago Valdés | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Analytics

  • Adobe Analytics tool has helped our marketing team determine which campaigns and tactics drive more engagement and sales. So, they spend more budget in those channels to drive higher revenue efficiently
  • Adobe Analytics tool has helped our merchandising team determine which categories and items have higher conversion rates. So, they can stock more of those products.
  • Adobe Analytics has helped out IT team determine which day of the week and time of the day sees lowest traffic. So, they can do their application releases without impacting business
Gaurav Gour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

  • User Testing Alternative - Instead of hiring UX testers, we can leverage our actual customers to determine how they use our website. This has helped frame website redesign discussions on several occasions.
  • Landing Page Design - We've designed our landing pages based on user feedback from heatmaps we've gathered from Hotjar. Understanding where to place CTAs and other pieces based on user interaction has helped us streamline our landing page design.
  • Device Usage - Part of the data provided by Hotjar includes which device a user is visiting from. This helps us understand how mobile users work differently than desktop users.
Sasha Fritzel | 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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Hotjar

General

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

Hotjar Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$01
Plus39.002
Business$993
  1. 2k pageviews/per day
  2. 10k pageviews per day/per month
  3. 20k pageviews per day/per month
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