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Adobe Analytics

Top Rated
398 Ratings

Marchex

7 Ratings

Adobe Analytics

Top Rated
398 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Marchex

7 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

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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

I believe it is best suited when there are various messages across various mediums that need tracking. I truly believe anyone can use it and it would be beneficial to any organization but it is an absolute MUST for those that advertise across many platforms to see where they can improve and where they can put or pull back advertising dollars to increase sales.
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Pros

  • Discover or Ad hoc analysis as it's now called is now bundled with AA. Your power users will be addicted to this tool and you'll probably stop using the AA UI seeing as Discover offers additional flexibility and speed.
  • Classification or SAINT (SiteCatalyst / Attribute / Importing (and) / Naming / Tool). This is a powerful tool for categorising your data - I'm not sure how we'd get by without this.
  • Dynamic Tag Manager (DTM) - we've started to migrate from Adobe's legacy tag management system (ATM) which is more of a techie product. We can see many operational improvements to be had with this tool and it has real power. I was told when this product was owned by Satellite it was sold for $200K and it's now free.
  • Data sources & transaction id - it's really powerful to be able to pull in data from other systems such as refunds and received revenue and link it back at a granular level in AA.
  • Report builder - your everyday users will frequently use this Excel plugin, it's extremely powerful and there's been significant improvement with the last few versions.
  • Segment sharing across applications; Adobe Analytics ->Target/CQ5. With the unification of the visitor id across Adobe products which has been called 'The Master Marketing Profile', it's now possible to build a segment in Discover and make available in CQ5 for personalising your website content, or sharing with Target for creating a targeted A/B test.
  • Processing rules - now 100 available, this allows for you to make many changes to tracking without having to involve Technology. However with Adobe Dynamic Tag Manager you may find yourself become less of a processing rule addict!
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  • Ease-of-use
  • Clear voice recording
  • Automatic labeling of dropped calls, voicemails etc.
  • Reliable service
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Cons

  • The integration between Adobe Analytics and AdWords is not clearly explained and conversions tracked with Adobe can't be shown in AdWords
  • There is no traffic or cost data in adobe analytics, but only actions made on the webpages
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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
Selecting an analytics provider is an important choice: the cost of switching providers is very high, and includes no historical data availability, implementation and related engineering costs, report re-building, and user re-training.
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Marchex10.0
Based on 3 answers
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 great actual uptime in the most standard sense, but long lag times in data during critical time periods (i.e. Holidays) I would consider to be an issue with availability.
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Performance

Adobe Analytics8.5
Based on 4 answers
The speed with which visualizations and data sets are returned within the tool and or data warehouse can be dissapointing.
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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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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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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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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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Alternatives Considered

Adobe is fairly robust and similar to Google Analytics however as a paid service it is not exceptionally better. It provides much the same data that Google Analytics does and in some areas is not as strong. Page-level reports are more difficult in Adobe. Selecting a group of pages for a simple report that trends growth to a handful of similar pages, for instance, is more difficult in Adobe for our organization. Tracking revenue is also a challenge but this is a site-specific issue and occurs with Google Anlaytics as well. That being said, as a paid platform, Adobe should be able to work around this issue. Data Warehouse and report builder functions are great, but require another plug in, GA allows easier download of data in this regard.
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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

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Much easier to tie into different tools to automated things like cross-sells, automated emails, etc.
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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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