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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics is well-suited for quick analysis of our website/mobile app especially at a summarized level. Where we start using other tools is when we have to get really granular, such as at a single customer level, though this is partly a product of how our pages are tagged.
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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Suited is great for businesses who send a lot of emails out on a regular basis, who have to manage many different distributions or email subscriptions, and who are looking for help managing audiences and automating responses. It might be less suited for an organization that does not use email communication or who just sends out 1-2 emails per week.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Analytics
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
6.8
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Analytics
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.0
Dynamic content
Adobe Analytics
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.2
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Analytics
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
5.3
Landing pages
Adobe Analytics
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.1
A/B testing
Adobe Analytics
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.8
Mobile optimization
Adobe Analytics
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.3
Email deliverability
Adobe Analytics
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
8.0
List management
Adobe Analytics
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.5
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Analytics
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
6.7

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Analytics
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.3
Dashboards
Adobe Analytics
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
5.3
Standard reports
Adobe Analytics
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.9
Custom reports
Adobe Analytics
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
2.7

Pros

  • Easy to create segments and apply them instantly to reporting
  • Easy to use out of the box metrics and to create custom metrics
  • Beautiful UI that allows the user easy access to reporting and dashboards
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  • Sends client confirmations when they subscribe to a newsletter, sign up for a conference, or place an order with our company (SourceMedia). We don't have to hire an agency to send these for us.
  • Manages newsletter subscriptions and allows us to deploy on specific dates/times.
  • Helps us discover and manage the correct audience base per newsletter, and automates the distributions so we don't have to do it manually.
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Cons

  • The navigation, especially the left nav, has always been confusing, especially for new users. It has improved A LOT over the last few years, but there's still lots of room for improvement.
  • The charts are never good, it's really hard to get an out-of-the-box chart on Analytics that actually makes sense.
  • Account switching through marketing cloud is still a little buggy sometimes.
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  • It would be nice if the interface was more user-friendly, it's simple to me because I've used the service for a while but it can sometimes take a while to train new employees.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Analytics9.8
Based on 29 answers
The capabilities of the tool are vast and it can actually replace several other more basic tools and create a central reporting site for all marketing teams. The fact is, we can teach people across the company to engage with the tool very quickly and the value can be seen without a great deal of expertise.
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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio8.9
Based on 18 answers
This is largely up to the client choosing the service again, but given our (and their) increased ability to 'pull back the curtain', we do not anticipate anything changing. I'm excited to see what the updates to the interactive marketing hub bring, and I am hoping for further app marketplace integration, as we've already had the pleasure of working with some of those companies.
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Usability

Adobe Analytics6.8
Based on 9 answers
Based on new user feedback, everyone has found it challenging to find what they need and customize reports to meet their desired outcomes. Different interfaces have inconsistent presentations and layouts which compound the challenge.
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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio7.8
Based on 2 answers
I think the tool is easy to use, protects a company from the spam legislation and manages subscribers very well. It is simple to create a non-complex email. I like the survey function on the email tool as well. Overall usability is quite easy and no necessary to have an IT background or extensive knowledge to use. It is helpful, though, to have an understanding of HTML for formatting at this point.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Analytics9.0
Based on 5 answers
I have never experienced downtime with this product
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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio9.0
Based on 1 answer
Upgrades and timing of the upgrades were communicated well and planned during off hours for our work. If we did have a campaign scheduled during that time, it would kick-off after the system was back active. There were a few unplanned system down times, but it was a rare occurrence and those times were also short in duration.
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Performance

Adobe Analytics8.5
Based on 4 answers
I have never experienced any sort of problem with this products speed or throughput
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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio2.0
Based on 2 answers
Exact Target performs well and is relatively easy to learn. It handles subscriber management well, and is easy to organize lists and segregation of those subscribers. Emails are easy to classify and group together for re-use or resending to different demographics of the recipients. The product is reliable, and metrics of the campaign results are easy to obtain and interpret.
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Support

Adobe Analytics5.7
Based on 9 answers
Not very many companies get this one right, but I will say that although I may not like their standard technical support, they do make it very available and with the help of a good account representative service issues can be handled well.
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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio9.0
Based on 4 answers
Support from ExactTarget is very responsive and helpful. The follow-up is timely and the online help actually answered most of my questions and gave information that I needed without having to file an actual help ticket with the support desk. It is also nice to be able to email or CALL (with real people) for support, when needed.
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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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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio7.9
Based on 2 answers
Easy to implement, with simple emails and solutions initially created. More advanced usage of the tool and more advanced subscriber attribute usage was implemented during later phases when the knowledge of the tool increased. Monitoring success and results of email campaigns were done at a high level initially, but not fully used until the tool and email marketing as a whole was better understood in the corporation.
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Alternatives Considered

Webtrends, Coremetrics, Google Analytics
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We looked at 3-4 platforms before deciding on using SFMC; we grouped the criteria used into 5 main categories: Budget, Features, Architecture, Support and Analysts/Roadmap (we actually used this site's feedback as part of the Analysts score).The finalists were SFMC and Oracle Eloqua and while Eloqua edged SFMC in out of the box Features and Analysts reviews, the total score was higher for SFMC as it better aligned with our technical Architecture, was cheaper and the Eloqua support wasn't what we expected.
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Scalability

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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had approximately 20,000 recipients of most email campaigns, with some higher amounts and some smaller campaigns. The tools is easy to use and the recipient list size is really not a factor in the complexity or work to create and email campaign. Our campaigns could just have easily been sent to many more people, with virtually no additional work.
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Return on Investment

  • Adobe SiteCatalyst derives its ROI from improvements made to the website and conversion rate increases that can be attributed directly to use of SiteCatalyst.
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  • Positive - better ROI from "bundling" the Salesforce products; getting the same features for less money or even getting more features for the same money compared to other platforms choices.
  • Positive - customization power. Through the use of AMPScript we can now offer to marketing and sales teams technical solutions and features that are not available out of the box or even possible by using other email marketing platforms.
  • Negative - lack of web tracking that can be used in lead scoring made us look at other platforms to achieve that functionality (i.e. Pardot)
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Pricing Details

Adobe Analytics

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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
To learn more about products and pricing, please visit http://www.exacttarget.com/pricing.