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Adobe Analytics

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Adobe Analytics

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Score 7.6 out of 101

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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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Microsoft Power BI

Perfect for ad-hoc reporting but don't use this software for dashboarding automation. Klipfolio will do a better job for your dashboards.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Customizable dashboards
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Publish to Web
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Publish to PDF
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Report Versioning
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Access Control and Security

Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
REST API
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Javascript API
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
iFrames
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.0
Java API
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
6.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Adobe Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
6.9

Pros

  • Can combine various digital platforms in just one view.
  • The speed with which it pulls historical data.
  • Very appealing visuals and switching between trended view and ranked view.
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  • Easily connect to multiple databases or cloud solutions.
  • Possibility to modify datasets or change formatting in Power BI vs having to modify data at the source.
  • Since Power BI can cache locally some of the data, it's possible to continue working offline on datasets.
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Cons

  • No proper governance on all the dashboards, users creates dozens of dashboards and leave it on the server with 100s of versions.
  • Overall implementation is cumbersome and time-consuming.
  • Need proper tagging on all of your platforms as well as all hits and instances.
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  • A bit heavy to run and not that intuitive compared to other tools.
  • Dashboarding is really a pain compared to other tools and the visualization provided with the tool are not what you should expect.
  • Very very frequent updates that require you to reinstall the software almost on a monthly basis. Will need admin rights from your organization.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Analytics9.8
Based on 29 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.
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Microsoft Power BI10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Usability

Adobe Analytics6.8
Based on 9 answers
The user interface and business facing side is incredibly powerful and useful, the back end can be a pain point for many.
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Microsoft Power BI8.8
Based on 3 answers
PBI is very easy to use because of its similarity with power pivot and excel. DAX is the basic foundation language to be mastered to quickly build reports. Custom measures have been introduce to write instant DAX functions (But doesnt work all the time and need a understanding of DAX to debug). Easy to chart multiple charts and also third party charts
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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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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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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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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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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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Implementation

Adobe Analytics8.0
Based on 7 answers
Make sure you use a Tag Management System. Enterprise TMS solutions used to be very pricey but Adobe now offers DTM (previously Satellite) for free.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Analytics runs a close 3 with Google Analytics and pales in comparison with Webtrends. I inherited management of Adobe, but if I had my choice I'd switch to Webtrends if not for their ease of SQL customization and their ability to easily create bitstream data without costly add-ons. When you work as an analyst, telling your boss that you need more money for software they've already purchased does not go over well. I could finagle it, but with so many key pieces relying on our web data, it's not worth it.
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Power BI does not have the feel of a fully independent and robust BI Solution. It tackles smaller functional or department-level analytic needs and can operate in a small or solo roll-out environment. But scaling up to enterprise would be better suited for Qlik or Tableau. Same thing with any imbedding into Salesforce, if you’re rolling this out from a NOT IT-driven perspective you should go with Power BI for the cheap licensing and let IT absorb the costs for additional staff to support it on the back end. If you are IT-driven in the roll out, use Qlik so the business units pay the higher license costs but you need less staff to support them.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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Microsoft Power BI8.0
Based on 53 answers
Exporting data and reports that have been generated after integration with other data sources makes the tool very useful. These reports have great visualizations and formatting. The reports can also be formatted and modified before being shared. It has access controls and role-based controls to have added security. Different teams can start working on this modified data in parallel.
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Data Integration

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Microsoft Power BI8.3
Based on 52 answers
Power BI uses PowerQuery and PowerPivot capabilities so users can easily import and join disparate tables to create complex data models. I've primarily just used Excel tables for my models, but I know they offer a range of other sources which integrates with Power BI. You can also easily refresh your models with the click of a button
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Return on Investment

  • We were able to identify that the number one reason that users visited our site for wasn't being properly taken care of and we were able to increase significantly the usage our our internet banking after improving this experience.
  • We could identify that customers were getting lost after being prompted to log in to complete a transaction from our marketing pages and were able to fix that, increasing online sales for our most profitable products.
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  • It's a good start for setting up customized dashboards.
  • Available for all users based on Office 365 platform we have in place.
  • Doesn't really allow depth of report - specifically customization of visual displays.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Analytics

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

Microsoft Power BI

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