Adobe Analytics vs. Pendo.io

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adobe Analytics
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Adobe acquired Omniture in 2009 and re-branded the platform as SiteCatalyst. It is now part of Adobe Marketing Cloud along with other products such as social marketing, test and targeting, and tag management. SiteCatalyst is one of the leading vendors in the web analytics category and is particularly strong in combining web analytics with other digital marketing capabilities like audience management and data management. Adobe Analytics also includes predictive marketing capabilities that help…N/A
Pendo.io
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Pendo.io is a product engagement platform with features for in-app analytics, surveys and feedback, and guidance.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Free
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Adobe AnalyticsPendo.io
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Adobe Analytics

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Pendo.io
Chose Pendo.io
Pendo is much easier to use than Adobe Analytics. The interface is presented in a simplistic manner that can be quickly digested for any user to get started without having to rely on training or intensive tutorials.
Chose Pendo.io
Pendo is easier to use and more intuitive. It also just feels more modern and current.
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Features
Adobe AnalyticsPendo.io
Web Analytics
Comparison of Web Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Analytics
9.1
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Pendo.io
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Ratings
Lead Conversion Tracking10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bounce Rate Measurement9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Device and Browser Reporting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Pageview Tracking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Event Tracking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting in real-time9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Referral Source Tracking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable Dashboards9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
Siteimprove
Siteimprove
Score 8.3 out of 10
Whatfix
Whatfix
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.7 out of 10
Whatfix
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Adobe AnalyticsPendo.io
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(176 ratings)
8.6
(91 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.8
(42 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(33 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Availability
8.9
(17 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.7
(15 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.2
(58 ratings)
9.5
(7 ratings)
In-Person Training
2.8
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.0
(5 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.4
(17 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
7.3
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
7.1
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adobe AnalyticsPendo.io
Likelihood to Recommend
Adobe
Where it's particularly well suited, figuring out just the ins and outs of how we drive traffic to certain editorial articles that we're using. That Word Of The Year was a good example of that. We have a team of lexicographers that a few times a year put out collections of new entries. The thing about a dictionary is even in the old days when it was just print dictionaries, the day it goes into print is the day it starts going out of date. It really just has to constantly be updated. So we have a lot of good content that comes from the lexicographers team about which words are getting updates and why that is. We try to put some thought based on influence and how they organize their queue. If they find words that are particularly high volume, that might be a good reason to kind of get that up in the work queue, relative to where something else might be. For example, I know the team got really excited recently. Only the kind of thing a lexicographer can get excited about, but the word "at" can now be a verb because of all the use in Twitter of "Don't at me." So they added a separate entry for "at" to be a verb. That's just one of those words that you never even think about. So they got real jazzed about it. So with using the tool, we love using it to spark ideas and to dig up ideas. It's testing our own performance. For example, we had to make some changes to our crossword last year, so we were keeping a very close eye on session duration and how long people were taking. And that time on duration, Adobe Analytics has it set up in the reporting. You can do it kind of bucketed into groups or you kind of run your straight average, which is helpful because that sort of data, you always have some wonky outliers that can skew it. So I find it really helpful to be able to show that distribution because if you take something like our crossword puzzle and games, that's something where we hope people can come play word games and learn, but obviously there are ads going along the side, too. We want to maximize that time. We use the tool to see if we've made these changes - is time going up or down - and we can adjust based on that.
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Pendo.io
Pendo is very well suited for startups and mid size product companies who are looking for -
  • Help in user experience building
  • Measuring the impact of a feature on the requirement phase itself
  • Advanced analytics to get a sense of how the product is working
  • Insights about necessary changes that are required to make the product better
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Pros
Adobe
  • Reporting-wise, I think Adobe Analytics workspace analysis is a very powerful tool in terms of reporting. It provides very good insights and this is well integrated with the other Adobe products like Target Audience Manager and the content creation. So it's a good product to use.
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Pendo.io
  • Track usage across our platform (new and existing features) - where each customer clicks, how long they stay at certain areas within the software, etc.
  • To promote new features.
  • To train customers on how to use new features.
  • To survey our customers within the software.
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Cons
Adobe
  • So the first con is that the experimentation reporting is sort of lacking, right? So it's just the very standard significance calculation, but you don't get to do the same thing for segments. So if you segment it, you will also segment the amount of users that entered that data. So we want to know actually from all of those, okay, what does this segment do? Not just reduce the whole result to that segment.
  • The second one is that it's very complicated to implement custom tracking for each experiment. If you need that, you need to go back to the tag manager convince someone in there to put your tag and approve it and launch it. So customizability is a blessing and a curse.
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Pendo.io
  • I find the reporting and analytics to be a little light. They could improve custom reporting capabilities.
  • Would like to see the capabilities of the Pendo tagging tool built into the platform. (don't launch a separate product). I find the tagging tool does a much better job at selecting the components to be tagged than the platform does.
  • Sometimes takes a while to refresh counts when adding a new tag.
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Likelihood to Renew
Adobe
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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Pendo.io
We have had an excellent experience with Pendo. When we've had questions or concerns, Pendo is very quick to respond and communicate with us. We have experienced top-notch customer support and customer engagement. We have actually modeled some of our implementation and product processes after Pendo's examples.
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Usability
Adobe
Sometimes the processing times are very long. I have had reports or dashboards time out multiple times during presentations. It could be improved. It is understandable since there is a huge data set that the tool is processing before showing anything, however for a company that large they should invest in optimizing processing times.
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Pendo.io
Overall, Pendo provides a smooth interface, especially with the most recent update, and I couldn't imagine using or learning any other platform so product focused. From the moment I log into Pendo, I know where I'm going and what I'm looking for and I'm able to find that, through the interface, in as little time as possible. This helps keep me focused on doing other tasks at work so I'm not overburdened with hunting things down in the system
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Reliability and Availability
Adobe
I do not ever recall a time when Adobe Analytics was unavailable to me to use in the 8 or so years I have been an end user of the product. My most-used day-to-day analytics tool Parse.ly however, generally has a multiple hours planned offline maintenance every two to four weeks, and sometimes has issues collecting realtime analytics that last anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour, and happen anywhere between 1 to 5 times a month.
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Pendo.io
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Performance
Adobe
Again, no issues here. Performance within the day updates hourly. other reports are updated overnight and available to access by the next morning. Pages load quickly, the site navigates easily and the UX is quite straightforward to get command over. On this front, I give Adobe kudos for building a great experience to work within
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Pendo.io
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Support Rating
Adobe
I barely see any communication from Adobe Analytics. The content on the web is also not that great or easy to read. I would recommend a better communication about the product and the new addons information to come to its user by a better mean.
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Pendo.io
They've been great anytime that we have needed help with something. They also have some really great help articles. We're able to figure most things out through their articles, but when we've had to call in they've been very helpful and we haven't had any problems. I'd highly recommend working with them.
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In-Person Training
Adobe
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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Pendo.io
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Online Training
Adobe
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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Pendo.io
The training schedule was well thought out and tailored to meet our needs. Chantelle stayed with us through the whole implementation and made sure that we were good to go.
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Implementation Rating
Adobe
One of the benefits and obstacles to successfully using Adobe Analytics is a great / more accurate implementation, make sure your analytics group is intimate with the details of the implementation and that the requirements are driven by the business.
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Pendo.io
Use Segment to install and cut developers out of the work cycle!
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Alternatives Considered
Adobe
I think Adobe's been around longer as a product but Tealium, from when I did research, it has auto-tagging. So one of my biggest pet peeves is when I'm rolling out new features, and whether it's an app or a website, is that I have to go speak with our metrics team or tagging team and we have to come up with these different strategies. Okay, how are we gonna tag it? What are we going to name it? It just seems like a lot of wasted time in my opinion. I want to track everything. I want to know every single thing these people are doing. We shouldn't have to have this conversation if we tag this, you might not have time to tag this right away for MVP. It's like that to me right now. That shouldn't even be a conversation. I should be able to release a feature, I should be able to just automatically go pull reports on that. And just figure out exactly what they were doing.
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Pendo.io
WalkMe is an industry leader, but they charge an arm and a leg. Working with them you get a lot of support and CSM time, but is it really worth that price tag? Pendo.io was an easy choice for that simple reason.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Adobe
Adobe Analytics is relatively affordable compared to other tools, given it provides a range of flexible variables to use that I have not found in any other tools so far. It is worth investing in if your company is medium or large-sized and brings a steady flow of revenue. For small companies, it can be overpriced.
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Pendo.io
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Scalability
Adobe
My organization uses Adobe Analytics across a multitude of brand portfolios. Each brand has multiple websites, mobile apps and some even have connected TV apps/channels on Roku and similar devices. Adobe can handle the multitude of properties that have simple, small(ish) websites and the larger brand properties that include web, mobile and connected TVs/OTT devices.
Each of those larger brands has multiple categories and channels to keep track of. We can see the data by channel/device or aggregate all the data together. This gives our executive teams the full picture and the departmental teams the view they need to see their own performance.
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Pendo.io
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Professional Services
Adobe
The professional services team is one of the best teams for complex adobe analytics implementations, especially for clients having multiple website and mobile applications. However, the cost of professional services is a bit high which makes few clients opt out of it, but for large scale implementations they are very helpful
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Pendo.io
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Return on Investment
Adobe
  • A ton. So when I first started with Adobe Analytics, our analytics team only had one tag per media channel with no additional breakdowns available within the tag. So a lot of the parameters were very redundant saying the same things. We just weren't getting a lot of the support that we needed. So I had to work with each of our channel teams and develop a taxonomy for our tags to tell us our main funding sources, our act, our AC paid channels, and their sub-channel tactics. So we now have a very granular view of marketing in Adobe Analytics that has allowed us to ask for incremental funding. We're hitting global RevPAR targets and we're able to use that data and supplement where there's risk and need elsewhere in the company. So it's been super cool.
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Pendo.io
  • We have had an ROI in reduced support contacts.
  • We have had increased NPS scores due to our ability to target messaging for the right reasons to the right audience members rather than blanket distribution of information.
  • Delayed deployment in certain environments (being worked through) has led to a delay in one business area, but it is not public facing yet so we aren't heavily impacted by that yet.
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