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Adobe Analytics

Top Rated
399 Ratings

Kissmetrics

Top Rated
79 Ratings

Adobe Analytics

Top Rated
399 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Kissmetrics

Top Rated
79 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics is well-suited for quick analysis of our website/mobile app especially at a summarized level. Where we start using other tools is when we have to get really granular, such as at a single customer level, though this is partly a product of how our pages are tagged.
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Kissmetrics

If you have a mobile or web application you MUST use this software to see how your users are using your product. I don't have any experience with e-commerce sites, but I can imagine it must be awesome to see how much revenue a newsletter generates, and how your different segments are performing
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Pros

  • The consistency of reporting has always been good meaning that we have never experienced any major discrepancies. I obviously think this is a huge factor when considering a reporting tool because the company's performance is judged based off the data housed in here.
  • We have never run into any technical issues with Adobe's servers being down and Adobe Analytics becoming inaccessible. This could cause major problems if you are trying to take care of highly important reports or requests.
  • The customer service is also fantastic. Any time I reach out to my rep, they always respond in a timely manner. I believe this is important in every aspect.
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  • Kissmetrics has a fantastic dashboard where you can see all relevant metrics immediately after login.
  • Kissmetrics was extremely easy to implement in our site and it works across different platforms.
  • After the initial setup, managing and creating new events to track is super simple.
  • You can monitor live usage. This feature allows you to monitor user interactions as they are happening and as events you are tracking are triggered. You can see exactly what users are doing real time, which is really a very cool feature. At the time, this kind of realtime monitoring was not possible with Google Analytics.
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Cons

  • I believe that there are some limitations in the reporting, mainly in specific areas. I think there is some opportunity to enhance the capabilities in graphs and the layout of the reporting in general.
  • Along with the above example, I think they could do a lot more from a visualization perspective. Being limited in the way we can present the data makes it hard sometimes to accomplish the way we envision some things to turn out.
  • We have run into some glitches when trying to load a report. The page would keep trying to load and would not complete the report request. I reached out to client care and even they had an issue diagnosing the issue.
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  • KISSmetrics doesn't teach you basic statistics. You'll still need to understand the significance of your tests, and any externalities that might cause seemingly obvious flaws in your funnels. Partly because of the problem the tool best helps to solve (long-term tracking of user behavior), expressing the real meaning of a filtered funnel report (in a given time period, with multiple filters) can be difficult.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Analytics9.8
Based on 29 answers
  • New pricing models are very expensive compared to old pricing model, even though it includes several additional tools, most of which seem to be beneficial
  • Horrible support experience despite working with escalation teams to try and resolve
  • Several bugs in recent releases which remain unresolved for many months at a time
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Kissmetrics7.4
Based on 27 answers
Once you have clear model for how to use it for your business, KISSmetrics absolutely pays for itself.
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Usability

Adobe Analytics6.8
Based on 9 answers
Again, learning how to use the system is difficult. It is nearly unusable if you haven't received training, and training from Adobe is EXTREMELY expensive
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Kissmetrics7.1
Based on 6 answers
For such a complicated feature set, the tool is surprisingly usable. That said, at the edges of its functionality, there is a measurable learning curve.
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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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Kissmetrics8.3
Based on 6 answers
The application was very rarely down; during the period we used the application, I can think of only two or three occasions in which the site was down. Notably, at no time was the the performance of our own site compromised as a result.
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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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Kissmetrics8.5
Based on 6 answers
Speed improved dramatically as the service matured. Early iterations of the publicly-released application would occasionally provide slow processing of results, but those delays became much rarer occurrences during the last year that we used KISSmetrics. One of the more impressive views (which started out feeling more like a toy) is the live view of visits. Knowing that you could see, in real time, what events a user triggered, was gratifying and instructive.
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Support

Adobe Analytics5.7
Based on 9 answers
While Omniture provided great support, over the past couple of years the support quality has dropped significantly. We are often left with no responses and more often with no solution. Escalated tickets gets us a call with sympathy, but no further action. We have tried to work with this level of support for many months and have not seen any improvement nor do I see any planned improvements. I have caught some bugs with new features that are released and not much attention is given to those either. I would love to see Adobe get back to the level of support they once had.
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Kissmetrics6.0
Based on 8 answers
Their support is excellent and responsive.
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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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Kissmetrics9.1
Based on 1 answer
Again, we were fortunate to work with KISSmetrics as they built their application, but Hiten, their CEO and founder, was incredibly helpful to me personally, and to our metrics-driven business as a whole, as we adopted their tool.
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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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Kissmetrics8.6
Based on 3 answers
The online documentation is clear, prominent, and up-to-date. I required almost no hand-holding for the adoption of any of their tools as they were released.
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Implementation

Adobe Analytics8.0
Based on 7 answers
I have found that initial SiteCatalyst implementations are too basic to be useful. Adobe professional services is usually tasked with the initial implementation using their "Fusion" methodology. This is good for vertical-based basics, but I find that many clients fail to go beyond this. This has the negative effect of selling SiteCatalyst short within the organization, since first impressions can be long-lasting.
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Kissmetrics7.3
Based on 7 answers
This is a self-service product, so procurement and billing are extremely simple. The system is also pay-as-you-go, so there are no surprises when, for example, you exceed the number of allowed transactions and the system is inaccessible. until you pay more. Setup was extremely easy and the whole process was hassle-free.
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Alternatives Considered

We also use Google Analytics. I still use Google Analytics for evaluating Google Adwords, but use Adobe Analytics for most of my day to day analysis. We chose Adobe analytics because we were using some other Adobe products that this ties into nicely. We also wanted better ways to segment our traffic between our B2B and B2C and this gave us the flexibility we needed
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The Google Analytics Premium is a more complex tool, with possible integration to AdWords, Tag Manager etc.Kissmetrics offers a narrower set of IT features, that however fully suit most needs. Google Analytics for example limited the data exports to 10,000 lines per click - to download a large report with e.g. one million rows requires to implement a script that repeats thousand times a request t oretrieve data. These artifical limitations are not present by Kissmetrics and one is able to export the data to own big data analytical tools.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased efficiency - Running the reports we want on a regular basis is much less time consuming
  • Visibility into our email campaigns is much improved and has allowed us to slowly move the needle to gain more revenue from our email campaigns
  • We have been able to spot areas of the site easier that are not working properly and make corrective action
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  • It helped to start thorough monitoring of new, returning clients, conversion rates and helped to improve the conversion rates.
  • It is a paid tool, that provided very good value for money in our use cases by a middle-sized and large company.
  • It offers comparable features to Google Analytics Premium in some aspects.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Analytics

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

Kissmetrics

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$1,500*
1.  per installation
Kissmetrics Editions & Modules
Kissmetrics
Edition
Growth
$5001
Power
$8501
Enterprise
Custom1
1. Monthly Tracked People
Additional Pricing Details
What are Monthly Tracked People? Monthly Tracked People are unique visitors that engage in an Event on your website or with your product, that gets tracked by you in Kissmetrics. Monthly Tracked People can be anonymous or identified.