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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Analytics

I've found multiple scenarios where Adobe Analytics (AA) is well suited. For example, the integration of AA with Optimizely. Instead of limiting our A/B test evaluation with the pre-set Optimizely metrics, I can use a checkbox within Optimizely Options to set an eVar that will integrate almost seamlessly. Within a few hours, I can collect data such as Orders (Participation), Profit (Participation) and Time Spent on Page (examples), which provides a more in-depth analysis of how successful one variation is compared to another.
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Mixpanel

  • It's great for product teams who want to better understand their users from a macro level
  • I would suggest using something like FullStory for understanding user flows instead of Mixpanel
  • Prepare to spend some time learning how it all works together and creating reports
  • Once you get reporting figured out, it's pretty easy to get value out of this
  • Make sure you confirm that your data is tracking properly (you can use the live view for this) before putting too much value on the reports
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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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  • Mobile App Analysis is great - we started using the Mixpanel when found out that it provides very detailed mobile app users' analysis.
  • Good for startups - Mixpanel offers pretty good free plan, which is very useful for startups.
  • A/B testing capabilities are good and the feature is very easy to use.
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Cons

  • Implementation is difficult - Both initial implementation as well as adding additional features. Adobe jobs implementation out to 3rd parties and I'm sure that a large part of the experience has to do with how well that 3rd party is at their job. Maybe this could be better controlled and made easier for clients by taking implementation back under the Adobe umbrella
  • Support is overseas and sometimes slow to respond - I've had issues with support really understanding my questions, often issues have to be escalated. Oftentimes it takes the full 24 hours to respond, not sure if this is because of time differences or what, but most other companies using overseas support agents seem to respond in a more timely fashion. Also, it is rare to have an issue resolved on first contact.
  • Context for the reports/metrics - It is easy to look at data but interpret it wrong because you aren't really looking at the right metrics or the right data points.
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  • The trigger based messaging system is sub-par and we don't use it. It may have improved in the last year, but we do all our messaging with Intercom and haven't looked back. The UI was clunky, and I recall that it was very difficult to create certain triggers. What you want is "when user does X+Y, but hasn't done Z, then send them a message". I recall that being very hard to set up and test.
  • You can't create segments or tagged groups of users which you then use in analytic reports. This may be possible using their new Cohorts feature, but that is only available with Enterprise. What I want to be able to do is define a user segment who has done XYZ as "XYZ Group" and then filter my analytic and behavior reports by those segments. Huge gap (that may be solved by the Enterprise version, but this is way beyond our means).
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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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Mixpanel8.2
Based on 12 answers
Mixpanel is a great tool for real analytics data. I can't perceive using anything better.
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Usability

Adobe Analytics6.8
Based on 9 answers
I think there are some interface improvements that reduce Adobe SiteCatalyst's usability. For example, having two different variable types (eVars and sProps), can be confusing to end-users. Additionally, there are few "out-of-the-box" reports and dashboards that a novice end-user can take advantage of right away. The learning curve on Adobe SiteCatalyst is greater than other tools like Google Analytics.
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Mixpanel9.0
Based on 1 answer
great, slick and clean interface
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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
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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Mixpanel8.9
Based on 3 answers
Their email support staff is very responsive and they give you a dedicated account rep to handle any support needs.
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In-Person Training

Adobe Analytics3.6
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
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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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Mixpanel8.0
Based on 2 answers
Mixpanel has a great resource about their product, with videos on how to use it and real world examples from other companies on how they integrate Mixpanel into their business processes.
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Implementation

Adobe Analytics8.0
Based on 7 answers
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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Mixpanel8.9
Based on 3 answers
Mixpanel is a simple JS script installation. For adding events to track, its simply a matter of adding the code where you want it. Their API and documentation are easy to understand and use.
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Alternatives Considered

The best way to describe Adobe Analytics is that it's the enterprise-level of analytics platforms, in every sense of the word. From the sales process, through to the cost to purchase and implement, the need for ongoing training, and the fact that it really takes an Analytics team to maintain, this is the platform that is appropriate in contexts where resource constraints are not a consideration when selecting, onboarding, and maintaining a given platform.
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Mixpanel got lots of praise from trusted colleagues. And they were right. It is powerful, affordable, and easy to use. It integrates with Segment which made it very easy for us to implement multiple metrics tools. It has great visuals and powerful
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Return on Investment

  • I would say the biggest plus Adobe Analytics has had on overall business objectives is being the most robust tool out there that we have used, which allows us to gather deeper insights for our clients, driving home more ROI.
  • I would also say the biggest downside to using Adobe Analytics is how frequently the tool will have issues and/or be under maintenance. Additionally, as stated previously, Adobe's support is pretty horrendous in times such as these.
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  • Faster lead conversion
  • Allowed the company to focus on trouble spots in our funnels
  • Drove product decisions based on engagement data
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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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Mixpanel

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