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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Analytics

I think Adobe Analytics is well suited for small or large businesses with the brain power to understand how the platform works and then use it to its full extent. It is a powerful platform that can become costly. I would not recommend AA to people who are beginners or have a limited budget for analytics.
Liz Wade | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

Optimizely is a great A/B testing tool for any size business. The Optimizely platform democratizes A/B testing through a simple interface, excellent training tools, easy implementation and low dependence on IT resources. Utilizing Optimizely I've been able to run robust experimentation programs with a variety of resources (acting as a 1-person team with limited access to IT resources as well as managing a team with high access to resources). Additionally, Optimizely is well-priced and positioned to be affordable for a variety of business sizes.
Emily Emmer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Testing and Experimentation

Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.0
a/b experiment testing
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
8.0
Split URL testing
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.7
Multivariate testing
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.6
Multi-page/funnel testing
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.3
Cross-browser testing
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.1
Mobile app testing
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
6.4
Test significance
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
6.9
Visual / WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.1
Advanced code editor
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
6.5
Page surveys
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
6.4
Visitor recordings
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.2
Preview mode
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
6.7
Test duration calculator
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
6.2
Experiment scheduler
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.9
Experiment workflow and approval
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.0
Dynamic experiment activation
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.4
Client-side tests
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.4
Server-side tests
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
6.8
Mutually exclusive tests
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
6.4

Audience Segmentation & Targeting

Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.4
Standard visitor segmentation
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.7
Behavioral visitor segmentation
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.3
Traffic allocation control
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
8.0
Website personalization
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
6.8

Results and Analysis

Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.1
Heatmap tool
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
6.7
Click analytics
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.3
Scroll maps
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.1
Form fill analysis
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
6.5
Conversion tracking
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.5
Goal tracking
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.5
Test reporting
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.6
Results segmentation
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.1
CSV export
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
6.5
Experiments results dashboard
Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.1

Pros

Adobe Analytics

  • Next Page Flow reports provide a quick and easy way to see what path customers are taking on the website.
  • The flexibility that creating segments gives the user for analysis purposes is great. A lot of insights can be generated when different segments are compared.
  • The web interface allows for users to quickly pick up on how to use Adobe Analytics, which is a huge advantage over just pointing people to where the raw data can be found since middle management and executives shouldn't be spending time coding and trying to get the data into a visually useful format.
Albert Ihm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

  • Optimizely makes it extremely easy to setup almost any type of split or multi-variate testing experiment. It has a variety of test triggers types & many ways to segment incoming visitors.
  • I believe Optimizely's results dashboard is one of the best among split testing software. It allowed my team to get insights into the running of tests, like time to significance and a view of metric changes over time.
  • Optimizely is very easy to use for non-engineers. It has a powerful visual interface that allows marketers and advertisers to setup complex variations without 1 line of code.
  • In terms of documentation and implementation, I believe Optimizely is ahead of its competitors in terms of its focus on reliability and speed.
Alec Dibble | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Analytics

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

  • Assistance with on-boarding the tool as opossed to using a partner.
  • Dedicated training on the tool for internal business users both on the development and consultancy side.
  • Impression usage should be applied to running AB tests only - Development teams need to take some time to implement a winning variation and so using impressions to temporarily run a winning experience is not ideal.
Ashley Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 9.8
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.
Natasha Watts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

Optimizely 9.0
Based on 42 answers
Because it's an incredible and essential tool for my line of work as a conversion optimization specialist. Really couldn't do my job nearly as effectively without it. It's paid for itself many times over and I feel like I'm only beginning to unlock the tools potential.
Jeremy Bradford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 10.0
Based on 10 answers
It has amazing functionalities but the usability is still far from friendly. You have to really want to use the tool to learn how it works and we've had several cases of people who are not as comfortable with data and reporting who just gave up using it because they can't understand how to.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

Optimizely 7.3
Based on 56 answers
I've heard great feedback from the Marketing and Development team who use the tool. I am not particularly great with code but find it easy to set up tests on my own and feel confident putting them live using the preview tool.
Fay Dawson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 9.0
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

Optimizely 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Web interface is nearly always available. Javascript snippet (which actually runs the test) is distributed on a CDN for near-constant availability.
Albert Wavering | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 8.5
Based on 4 answers
The speed with which visualizations and data sets are returned within the tool and or data warehouse can be dissapointing.
Jonathon Frampton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

Optimizely 6.0
Based on 6 answers
We have had some issues with screen flicker when loading experiment content. We had to dial back some of the creative changes to load smaller files.
Shawn Daley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 6.5
Based on 23 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.
Nathan Normand | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

Optimizely 9.1
Based on 15 answers
They always are quick to respond, and are so friendly and helpful. They always answer the phone right away. And [they are] always willing to not only help you with your problem, but if you need ideas they have suggestions as well.
Sean Cleveland | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 3.6
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
Nicholas Dragon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 8.0
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

Optimizely 3.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics 8.0
Based on 7 answers
It is a large effort to implement. Throwing a developer with zero experience with Adobe Analytics with no support is a REALLY BAD IDEA!!! Having experienced developers working as a team is crucial to a strong implementation. I say this because I have experienced both scenarios. I was the only developer on an implementation project and I had no experience with Adobe Analytics. As a result I made many architecturally bad decisions which lead to a rigid fragile implementation that eventually was scraped. It took some hard lessons to learn that Adobe Analytics was not as simple as their sales reps make it sound. Using the Adobe Dynamic Tag Manager made sequential implementations incredibly STRONG. Having a DTM to manage the code was a miracle and a life saver!!! If you plan on doing a big enterprise level implementation, please seriously consider using the Adobe Dynamic Tag Manager!!! it made code maintenance super slick and easy which is super important for a developer!!!
Vagner Polund | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

Optimizely 8.0
Based on 12 answers
Ensure that your Optimizely JS script is loaded in the header of the page. The reason for this is that the DOM loads the page, and if you are changing elements on the page in your variation, Optimizely needs to know this before the page loads so that it can make those changes for your variation.
Douglas Wright | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Analytics

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.
Nathan Collins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

I think that Optimizely is more user-friendly than Adobe and Monetate, for example - Adobe is really suited for people with deep pockets and a distinct technical acumen that may not be suitable for a small business. Montetate is not user-friendly - even for seasoned marketers. Apptemize is a pretty great product but they killed their free product. Like Optimzely, they seem to be shooting for enterprise-level clients.
Sylvia Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Adobe Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Optimizely

Optimizely 7.0
Based on 49 answers
Optimizely offers excellent testing features and incredible technical support and training resources enabling non-technical teams most benefited by experimentation to truly own this function. Optimizely is easy to implement and use, has simple integration with other technologies making it a staple in our marketing technology stack. Finally, Optimizely continues to innovate around its core technology to add new features and capabilities to improve the overall experimentation process (such as acquiring Experimentation Engine in 2018). In a dynamic and ever-changing marketing technology landscape expect to continue using Optimizely in my marketing technology stack for many years to come.
Emily Emmer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Analytics

  • Positive impact is that the analytics data provided by Adobe Analytics allowed my former company to have great awareness on the most current browser and touch device usage that people were using to access our sites.
  • Positive impact is that the analytics department was able to provide a great range of information on how to approach a marketing campaign or strategy by targeting certain demographics that appeared to be interested in certain parts or aspects of the site.
  • Positive impact was increased employee efficiency, since we had better access to how to support customers and users accessing the site.
Chris McCue | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

  • Before using Optimizely, we were shooting in the dark with our design decisions. We'd make a change, then have to wait to see our user numbers drop over the course of a couple weeks, then roll back the changes. Our front end team would get frustrated with the wasted time, and try again. With Optimizely, our decisions are data-driven, morale doesn't take a hit, and we are always moving forward with our site.
Benjamin Himley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Analytics

General

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

Optimizely

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Analytics
8.1
Optimizely
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Analytics
9.8
Optimizely
9.0

Usability

Adobe Analytics
10.0
Optimizely
7.3

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Analytics
9.0
Optimizely
9.0

Performance

Adobe Analytics
8.5
Optimizely
6.0

Support Rating

Adobe Analytics
6.5
Optimizely
9.1

In-Person Training

Adobe Analytics
3.6
Optimizely

Online Training

Adobe Analytics
8.0
Optimizely
3.0

Implementation Rating

Adobe Analytics
8.0
Optimizely
8.0

Scalability

Adobe Analytics
Optimizely
7.0

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