Adobe Analytics vs. Tableau CRM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adobe Analytics
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
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
Tableau CRM
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Tableau CRM (formerly Einstein Analytics) from Salesforce is a cloud-based business intelligence solutions and analytics software. It provides users with automated data discovery, CRM-connected analytics, top-down views of data, augmented analytics, predictive insights, and customizable data visualization tools.
$125
per month
Pricing
Adobe AnalyticsTableau CRM
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Adobe AnalyticsTableau CRM
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Adobe AnalyticsTableau CRM
Considered Both Products
Adobe Analytics
Chose Adobe Analytics
I personally like Google Analytics better than Adobe Analytics, but it was the software that was already being used by the company. They are similar in that they both track usage, but Google Analytics is a little easier to use and hence has a better user experience. Adobe …
Tableau CRM
Chose Tableau CRM
The collaboration feature is second to none, and the way we can assess our business in real-time is really nifty!
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Adobe AnalyticsTableau CRM
Web Analytics
Comparison of Web Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Analytics
8.9
3 Ratings
14% above category average
Tableau CRM
-
Ratings
Lead Conversion Tracking9.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Bounce Rate Measurement9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Device and Browser Reporting9.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Pageview Tracking9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Event Tracking8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting in real-time7.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Referral Source Tracking9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable Dashboards8.33 Ratings00 Ratings
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Analytics
-
Ratings
Tableau CRM
8.5
46 Ratings
4% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.639 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings7.646 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings9.244 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Analytics
-
Ratings
Tableau CRM
8.0
47 Ratings
1% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings7.746 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings8.446 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings6.835 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings9.044 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Analytics
-
Ratings
Tableau CRM
8.5
45 Ratings
2% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings9.335 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.942 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.541 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.038 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings7.732 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Analytics
-
Ratings
Tableau CRM
8.4
43 Ratings
4% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.640 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.938 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings7.540 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Analytics
-
Ratings
Tableau CRM
8.4
46 Ratings
2% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.744 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.144 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.140 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.639 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Analytics
-
Ratings
Tableau CRM
6.6
43 Ratings
19% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings7.341 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings6.032 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings7.237 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Analytics
-
Ratings
Tableau CRM
7.3
31 Ratings
8% below category average
REST API00 Ratings7.329 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings7.927 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings6.923 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings7.926 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings8.526 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings5.125 Ratings
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User Ratings
Adobe AnalyticsTableau CRM
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(177 ratings)
7.0
(47 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(42 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.7
(33 ratings)
7.6
(6 ratings)
Availability
8.3
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.9
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
3.9
(41 ratings)
7.7
(6 ratings)
In-Person Training
1.5
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(10 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
7.3
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.9
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
7.7
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adobe AnalyticsTableau CRM
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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Salesforce
If the person/ department does not have any knowledge in open source tools such as R, and Python. [Salesforce Einstein Analytics (formerly Wave Analytics)] could be a good option with no coding background required. However, if they have such human resource or can acquire these people, I would recommend open source tech and suggest not to use this tool.
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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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Salesforce
  • Interactive Dashboards, it [consists] of wide variety of charts
  • Data from different sources can be easily integrated with it
  • Security, it provides easy way to secure and share the information with the users
  • Support actions like opening hyperlink etc
  • Almost everything can be done from configuration
  • Data can easily be managed from dataflow.
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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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Salesforce
  • Implementation takes time and resources. It is a heavy lift to implement and at first, it can take a little bit of time to understand what you are looking at. But once it's implemented it's easy to get started.
  • Without any BI expertise or resources available to your organization, the implementation of this is difficult. If you aren't used to BI tools and don't have an expert in house, the terminology can be difficult to understand at first.
  • Their support is not on hand to help you if you encounter any issues, at least not on all the plans or the basic plans. Real-time support service is an add-on, so you'll need to be patient if you require help or pay extra money.
  • More functionality for the tool is needed to compete with other heavyweights in the arena like Tableau, Qlik, and Microstrategy. Still lacks the robustness, functionality, and flexibility other competing products possess.
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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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Salesforce
No answers on this topic
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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Salesforce
Overall usability is absolutely worth the price. It help me to save tons of time working on raw data in Excel file. It also minimize the discrepancy in data format when there are multiple user inputting the data. Every data inputted in Salesforce is standardized, therefore it is very easy to keep track / generating performance report even though you are having more than 20 projects recorded in Salesforce Einstein Analytics.
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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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Salesforce
No answers on this topic
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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Salesforce
No answers on this topic
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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Salesforce
I have not come across any bad experiences with the support provided. Also, I observed regular updates have been implemented without breaking the tool. But in my opinion, Now Tableau CRM has huge market challenges with tools like Power BI and its spread
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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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Salesforce
No answers on this topic
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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Salesforce
No answers on this topic
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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Salesforce
An implementation partner would certainly result in greater output in a more efficient amount of time. However, I have found implementation partners to be extremely expensive for the output received (at least working for a non-profit company they are frequently unaffordable). Internal implementation does help with usable output though since internal knowledge would better know the data architecture and business processes
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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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Salesforce
Tableau is the absolute top of the class when it comes to business intelligence, but it doesn't make sense for every business case. In our case, we needed a simple data visualization platform for our CRM platform and sales pipeline. Salesforce Analytics, while nowhere near as robust, did the job we needed it to do perfectly in a significantly more cost-effective manner.
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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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Salesforce
No answers on this topic
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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Salesforce
No answers on this topic
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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Salesforce
No answers on this topic
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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Salesforce
  • Absolutely a must-have tool if you are working on saving project
  • Create a centralized database to track project target across region
  • Easily create chart to showcase data / performance
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