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Adobe Analytics

Top Rated
400 Ratings

Adobe Analytics

Top Rated
400 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

OpenText Optimost

5 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics is great for customizing once you get used to the bogged down UI and the unhelpful location of items. we've used it to mimic paywall systems of costly companies. We have base reports set up to manage our paywalls set up in Adobe and they work great. But getting at the minute data is where the issue comes in and the add-ons are needed.
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OpenText Optimost

The ease of implementation combined with the managed services result in a tool that virtually anyone can use - implementation is less than 10 lines of code added to the relevant pages of the website (we simply added it to our master page template to have it available on any page) and from there the customer can be as involved or not involved as they wish. At BSI we are very hands on with the testing programme - usually developing and designing the tests ourselves and having HP build them, but if we wanted to HP to develop, design and build and limit our role to QA and review that is an option.
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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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  • Because it is a managed service the need for intervention by our internal IT group was removed. This allowed us to control the pace of the testing programme without being influenced by IT resource allocation
  • The client and technical account managers are very good at suggesting tests or potential improvements
  • HP regularly holds custom forums which are always informative and provide an opportunity to learn from and network with peers and industry leaders
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Cons

  • Learning how to use SiteCatalyst is quite difficult.
  • Initial implementation of software is challenging.
  • Support is less than helpful in most cases.
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  • The dashboard interface is difficult to navigate, but I understand that they are currently developing/testing a new much more user friendly interface
  • The cost can be a barrier for some organisations, but for us it is worth it. Also they are in the process of releasing a less expensive self authoring testing tool.
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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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OpenText Optimost10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have not only renewed our subscription three years running, but we have added the self authoring tool and are looking to expand the subscription so that we can take advantage of the managed services on a global level.
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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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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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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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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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Alternatives Considered

Webtrends, Coremetrics, Google Analytics
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We evaluated Optimost again Adobe's similar offering (Target). The big difference between the two and the reason why BSI choose Autonomy was the managed service aspect. The idea that once the code was deployed on the site IT no longer had to be involved gave my team full ownership of the testing programme. With the Adobe product, the involvement of the internal IT group would have been required to launch each test - and this would have decreased the number of tests we could run each month.Back in the day I also used offermatica/omniture and this too required IT involvement.
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Return on Investment

  • It has offered a valuable tracking tool that all businesses can use as a similar reporting platform. This allows for insights into growth and targeting of specific channels in need of improvement.
  • It has reported on strong growth in SEO and given the business a solid understanding of how important this is to the organization and growth.
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  • Use HP Optimost was the primary driver behind a 40% increase in UK classroom training courses booked online read more details here: http://www.autonomy.com/work/news/details/hsx6767d
  • HP Optimost testing led to a 9% increase in sales by improving the BSI Shop's checkout funnel in 2012
  • HP Optimost is integral to the success of BSI's continuous improvement testing programme
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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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OpenText Optimost

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