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Score 7.6 out of 101
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Adobe Analytics

We generate sales reports and use this platform for source traffic reporting search terms optimizations, campaign AB testing. We analyze overall site performance for various IT implementation on user enhancements.
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Signal Tag Management

Signal becomes as flexible as any other tag management solution if you're able define the data layer requirements clearly to your development team. The interface is very outdated if you're coming from Google Tag Manager. You might have to know some sort of JavaScript if you plan to make changes to the properties of some tags.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Analytics
Signal Tag Management
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Analytics
Signal Tag Management
7.0

Tag Management

Adobe Analytics
Signal Tag Management
6.7
Tag library
Adobe Analytics
Signal Tag Management
7.0
Tag variable mapping
Adobe Analytics
Signal Tag Management
5.0
Ease of writing custom tags
Adobe Analytics
Signal Tag Management
8.0
Rules-driven tag execution
Adobe Analytics
Signal Tag Management
8.0
Tag performance monitoring
Adobe Analytics
Signal Tag Management
7.0
Improved page load times
Adobe Analytics
Signal Tag Management
5.0
Library of JavaScript extensions
Adobe Analytics
Signal Tag Management
7.0

Data Management & Integrity

Adobe Analytics
Signal Tag Management
7.2
Event tracking
Adobe Analytics
Signal Tag Management
8.0
Mobile event tracking
Adobe Analytics
Signal Tag Management
8.0
Data distribution management
Adobe Analytics
Signal Tag Management
7.0
Universal data layer
Adobe Analytics
Signal Tag Management
8.0
Automated error checking
Adobe Analytics
Signal Tag Management
5.0

Pros

  • 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.
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  • Populating your library with new tags is simple whether you're duplicating an existing tag or creating an entirely new one.
  • Creating the firing conditions for a tag.
  • Adding users to different groups with limited or full admin permissions.
  • If you know JavaScript, you shouldn't have an issue with assigning values to the proper variables once your data layer is set up for each page and/or action.
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Cons

  • Implementation is difficult - Both initial implementation as well as adding additional features. Adobe jobs implementation out to 3rd parties and I'm sure that a large part of the experience has to do with how well that 3rd party is at their job. Maybe this could be better controlled and made easier for clients by taking implementation back under the Adobe umbrella
  • Support is overseas and sometimes slow to respond - I've had issues with support really understanding my questions, often issues have to be escalated. Oftentimes it takes the full 24 hours to respond, not sure if this is because of time differences or what, but most other companies using overseas support agents seem to respond in a more timely fashion. Also, it is rare to have an issue resolved on first contact.
  • Context for the reports/metrics - It is easy to look at data but interpret it wrong because you aren't really looking at the right metrics or the right data points.
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  • We have a console debugger that alerts when a Signal tag is firing. The problem is it refers to the Signal Tag ID which is unsearchable in the Signal interface. The only way to identify the Tag ID is by clicking on each tag to access its settings.
  • Adding new elements to your dropdown list for Post Event Conditionals isn't as easy as Google Tag Manager. It requires a number of steps that aren't clearly defined in Signal's documentation.
  • Access to documentation on implementation isn't easily accessible. Forced to use the search feature which isn't that helpful OR to contact your Signal account rep.
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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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Signal Tag Management8.2
Based on 4 answers
We are deeply ingrained in BrightTag and very pleased with its performance, but there is always the possibility that another tool with features we have not considered or are even aware of may come along that makes transitioning to a new platform a worthwhile endeavor (perhaps one that integrates A/B Testing or a Personalization engine into the TMS framework)
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Usability

Adobe Analytics6.8
Based on 9 answers
I use Ad Hoc and Omniture. If I had to compare the two (which I have throughout the review), I would have to give AA an overall 9. We do not pay for "Adobe Workspace" and have limited seats available for Ad Hoc. I've experienced frustration with creating reports in Omniture and waiting for the page to reload.
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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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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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Support

Adobe Analytics5.7
Based on 9 answers
I have had many clients that are not thrilled with some aspects of the support. I think the actual day-to-day technical support (ClientCare) is great, but I have heard (and experienced) complaints about the the longer-term services (initial implementation, account management).
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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
I have found that initial SiteCatalyst implementations are too basic to be useful. Adobe professional services is usually tasked with the initial implementation using their "Fusion" methodology. This is good for vertical-based basics, but I find that many clients fail to go beyond this. This has the negative effect of selling SiteCatalyst short within the organization, since first impressions can be long-lasting.
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Alternatives Considered

Webtrends, Coremetrics, Google Analytics
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Most of the tag solutions I've worked with were not nearly as robust. Most systems will let you load another tag not directly placed on the site, but none provide all the different firing levers that BT does
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Return on Investment

  • I would say the biggest plus Adobe Analytics has had on overall business objectives is being the most robust tool out there that we have used, which allows us to gather deeper insights for our clients, driving home more ROI.
  • I would also say the biggest downside to using Adobe Analytics is how frequently the tool will have issues and/or be under maintenance. Additionally, as stated previously, Adobe's support is pretty horrendous in times such as these.
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  • BT has calmed the client down, we are no longer at fault for misbehaving tags. Not much on the ROI front.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Analytics

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

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