Adobe Analytics vs. Request Metrics

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
Request Metrics
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Request Metrics is presented as a fast, simple, and affordable way to monitor the real user performance of a website. The vendor states they approach APM differently, rather than trying to understand everything about every part of a system, their solution focuses on understanding the performance as experienced by real users, and showing metrics that any developer can understand. Request Metrics is built for the small busy software teams that can't spend all their time and budget on software…N/A
Pricing
Adobe AnalyticsRequest Metrics
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Adobe AnalyticsRequest Metrics
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$10 monthly page views
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Adobe AnalyticsRequest Metrics
Top Pros
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Features
Adobe AnalyticsRequest Metrics
Web Analytics
Comparison of Web Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Analytics
8.2
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Request Metrics
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Ratings
Lead Conversion Tracking8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Bounce Rate Measurement8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Device and Browser Reporting9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Pageview Tracking8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Event Tracking8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting in real-time6.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Referral Source Tracking8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable Dashboards7.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Analytics
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Ratings
Request Metrics
9.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Application monitoring00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Threshold alerts00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Application performance management console00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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Adobe AnalyticsRequest Metrics
Small Businesses
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Score 9.0 out of 10
GitLab
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Siteimprove
Siteimprove
Score 8.7 out of 10
Site24x7 All-in-One Monitoring
Site24x7 All-in-One Monitoring
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Contentsquare
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Score 8.6 out of 10
Site24x7 All-in-One Monitoring
Site24x7 All-in-One Monitoring
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Adobe AnalyticsRequest Metrics
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(176 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(42 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
6.7
(33 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Availability
8.5
(12 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
7.8
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
4.2
(41 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
1.7
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.0
(5 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.9
(10 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
7.3
(6 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.8
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Professional Services
7.5
(5 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adobe AnalyticsRequest Metrics
Likelihood to Recommend
Adobe
Adobe Analytics is better than some other tools as it feels better set up for actual "analysis", rather than simply "reporting". The power of Workspace allows you to drag 'n' drop at ease which makes you are far more in control of your own analysis/discovery/exploration. However, regards the final reports and dashboards' look 'n' feel the Workspace PDF output is lacking visually compared to other products like Google's Looker. To engage with less technical end users sometimes Looker feels the better, more polished option.
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TrackJS
Request Metrics is great for small web development teams that want to make fast web applications. It was quick for us to get started and we could use the reports right away without having to read through documentation. If you just need to get some performance metrics, Request Metrics is perfect. It would not be so good for a larger team or a complex backend application as it is pretty limited in what it can measure.
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Pros
Adobe
  • They've been really an industry standard tool in analytics for a long, long time. They've got the trusted brand and the reputation, a wonderful community behind it. It is always nice, having that level of support where you can meet other practitioners. It's a great benefit because I can meet other people who have already pushed the tool a lot farther than I have. And it's a great place to get ideas in that way. We came from a world where we were running on a homegrown system that we'd use to do click tracking. You get some advantages on that of the customization, but losing out on community of support was one of the big reasons why we decided to move beyond that and implement Adobe Analytics instead.
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TrackJS
  • Performance charts are really simple and easy for us to understand what is happening
  • It was easy to get started and doesn't need administration or training
  • It's affordable for our team
  • It's fast
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Cons
Adobe
  • Most of the problems that Adobe Analytics as of now is having, it is getting addressed in a newer tool called Web Desk DK from implementation. They are already addressing that issue with the new tool and also the time data with the customer general analytics. So there is something not in workspace analysis and this is what they're addressing in customer general analytics. Which is good.
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TrackJS
  • I wish that it could also do uptime checking of the site
  • There is not enough detail to drill into individual users
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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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TrackJS
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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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TrackJS
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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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TrackJS
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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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TrackJS
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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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TrackJS
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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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TrackJS
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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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TrackJS
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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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TrackJS
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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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TrackJS
We also consider Speedcurve and Calibre for monitoring. Speedcurve was really nice, but the reports were slow. We had to wait a lot to get information. It was also out of our budget and would require extra justification to use it. Calibre was also nice, but the numbers were based on synthetic rather than real user performance. We felt that this wasn't as helpful for us.
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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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TrackJS
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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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TrackJS
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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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TrackJS
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Return on Investment
Adobe
  • I like to think it's positive. It's a very steep learning curve, so we do face a lot of challenges with adoption inside of the companies. My team and I evangelize this and also who's in charge of data and advanced analytics, but it's very hard to leverage that with typical business analysis people. These are people who live their life in Excel and SQL and Power BI. They just use this very occasionally and by only looking at that sort of aggregate data, they miss out on behavior and what actually happens in execution. And because it's such a steep learning curve, we do have a challenge pushing it in there.
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TrackJS
  • The launch of our project dashboard was much smoother and more successful because we could fix problems earlier
  • It fit without our existing operations budget
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ScreenShots

Request Metrics Screenshots

Screenshot of Website performance dashboard rolls up the performance of your users as well as the busiest and slowest URLs.Screenshot of Page performance report shows you the performance distribution and breakdown of a single normalized URL as well as web vitals.Screenshot of API endpoint performance report shows you the performance distribution and breakdown of an API call.Screenshot of Alert history report shows you when and why an alert was triggered with the history of the URL.