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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics is highly configurable with many custom variables - there's yet to be a tracking/reporting situation that we couldn't resolve/answer. They'll be additional value if you're using other Adobe tools such as; Target, CQ5, Campaign, Media Optimizer as these products are much better integrated now, for example; it's possible to push insights from AA into CQ5 for changing content on your website. Multi-Channel Attribution isn't available in the "Standard" version, if you need this you'll need to pay more and upgrade to "Premium" - this feature is available for free with Google Analytics.
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Marchex

Marchex is generally going to be good for large businesses or someone that has always used Marchex. There are new competitors in the space that are doing the same, or better work for less money, and they're focused on more transparency and empowering marketers to use their platforms more effectively. I would generally recommend other options for call tracking.
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Pros

  • Provides an intuitive, visual interface which makes manipulating data sets easily viewable and understandable for effective use in marketing application.
  • Calculates potential ROI-Based on online funnels, user data and conversion goals the program accurately calculates potential ROI. This is extremely helpful when making budget decisions for new campaigns.
  • Segmenting-The software has a powerful engine that makes segmenting user groups which has allowed us to convert clients into paying customers.
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  • Ease-of-use
  • Clear voice recording
  • Automatic labeling of dropped calls, voicemails etc.
  • Reliable service
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Cons

  • Implementation is time-consuming and can be expensive
  • The platform requires work to maintain, and definitely requires more resources to run vs. some of their competitors
  • Training is expensive, and it's often difficult to find team members with previous experience with this tool in the job market
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  • Marchex can be a bit overwhelming at first because they offer so much. A very comprehensive downloadable how-to PDF would be great.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Analytics9.8
Based on 29 answers
While there are other tools out there, customers who truly take advantage of Adobe SiteCatalyst's capabilities are likely to renew. Those only using a portion of its functionality may consider switching to Google Analytics, which has a simpler interface and often a cheaper cost.
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Marchex10.0
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It is working so far; it's a good price point and we are comfortable with it.
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Usability

Adobe Analytics6.8
Based on 9 answers
Not as intuitive as with Google Analytics. There are a lots of gotchas. Tool is best suited for analysts, not casual users. If you know what you're doing, it can be extremely powerful. The usability is getting better, for example, with their drag and drop calculated metrics builder and segment builder, but there is a steep learning curve overall to really know what you're getting with your reports.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Analytics9.0
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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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Performance

Adobe Analytics8.5
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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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Support

Adobe Analytics5.7
Based on 9 answers
Customer service has always been the Achilles heel for this product. Support is often slow to respond, if at all. Account management has seemed to get better recently.
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In-Person Training

Adobe Analytics3.6
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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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Online Training

Adobe Analytics8.0
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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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Implementation

Adobe Analytics8.0
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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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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Analytics has better features for finding problems and highlighting areas of improvement on a website, but the Google products seem to integrate better into third-party tools, which can be very valuable in a complex business environment. All of the listed tools take care of the basics of website and user tracking sufficiently.
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marchex is a simple program to get call tracking numbers, voice recording, and data about calls. This is the only software we have used for call tracking, however, it has fulfilled our needs. It is very helpful when a client says they aren't getting calls or aren't getting leads. We can play the call recording back to them and highlight areas that they may be losing sales.
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Return on Investment

  • Has helped us ID what users are the most interested in on the site.
  • Has helped us correctly categorize our marketing channels and optimize them.
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  • It has led to better customer service now that employees know they are being recorded. Calls are being answered quicker, there is less wait time, and there are 50% more leads generated because of this.
  • Now that clients can see exactly how many calls they are getting and from where, it has given our company a greater ROI as we are now more transparent and credible than ever.
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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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Marchex

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