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Adobe Analytics

Top Rated
400 Ratings

Tealium iQ

97 Ratings

Adobe Analytics

Top Rated
400 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Tealium iQ

97 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics is great for customizing once you get used to the bogged down UI and the unhelpful location of items. we've used it to mimic paywall systems of costly companies. We have base reports set up to manage our paywalls set up in Adobe and they work great. But getting at the minute data is where the issue comes in and the add-ons are needed.
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Tealium iQ

Anyone with an ecommerce site that partakes in paid marketing campaigns will undoubtedly benefit from Tealium iQ Tag Management System. If you care about data, analytics, and tracking, chances are you'll find the tool very valuable.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Analytics
Tealium iQ
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Analytics
Tealium iQ
10.0

Tag Management

Adobe Analytics
Tealium iQ
9.1
Tag library
Adobe Analytics
Tealium iQ
10.0
Tag variable mapping
Adobe Analytics
Tealium iQ
10.0
Ease of writing custom tags
Adobe Analytics
Tealium iQ
7.0
Rules-driven tag execution
Adobe Analytics
Tealium iQ
10.0
Tag performance monitoring
Adobe Analytics
Tealium iQ
9.0
Improved page load times
Adobe Analytics
Tealium iQ
9.0
Mobile app tagging
Adobe Analytics
Tealium iQ
9.0
Library of JavaScript extensions
Adobe Analytics
Tealium iQ
9.0

Data Management & Integrity

Adobe Analytics
Tealium iQ
9.4
Event tracking
Adobe Analytics
Tealium iQ
10.0
Mobile event tracking
Adobe Analytics
Tealium iQ
10.0
Data distribution management
Adobe Analytics
Tealium iQ
9.0
Universal data layer
Adobe Analytics
Tealium iQ
10.0
Automated error checking
Adobe Analytics
Tealium iQ
8.0

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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  • The user interface is easier to use and organizationally more helpful than that of other tag management solutions.
  • The versioning system provides a nice diagram to minimize confusion when trying to trace a particular change/version
  • The Tealium support team is by far one of the biggest benefits. The are friendly, helpful, and quick to respond. We've had some bad experiences with vendors that thought they knew GTM but ended up breaking our site several times. With Tealium, it is their product, and they know it best. We haven't had any site problems as a result.
  • The Teamium team is great at onboarding. They do an analysis of current analytics tagging and suggest a tagging strategy for the UDO. The UDO is a universal data object that holds relevant data for any given page. This is the same concept as Googel TagManager's data layer. However, the Tealium team is right there guiding the implementation team through the process. They then end with an audit and training to make sure everything is good to go live. There is no endless Googling about what might be the best way to implement something.
  • Tealium's tag marketplace is where you can find a smorgasbord of vendor tags. We only ran into one vendor tag they didn't have from an obscure vendor. Their solution to this: they were happy to write us a tag and add it to the tag marketplace! Tealium really does pamper their clients and are always willing to help.
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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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  • Really the only thing I can think of is that the js templates for custom containers are hard to find. The casual marketing user would probably never find it unless they researched it. But then again, our marketing department usually isn't changing these. Just one of those things that as a developer, you have to remember how to do or make a note of.
  • This one is minor and based on the perception of certain individuals on our marketing team and didn't apply to me. After the launch of Tealium iQ Tag Management on our site, there was some confusion over a poorly performing third party tag. It was thought (wrongfully) that the Tealium servers were causing the performance problems with data not being sent to said third party. However, this was not the case at all. The Tealium servers were managing and delivering the JavaScript for the tag just fine. It was the final delivery of the data to the third party servers (via a pixel tag) that was causing the issue. So maybe the weakness here was that there was a broader misunderstanding of how Tealium iQ Tag Management actually worked.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Analytics9.8
Based on 29 answers
  • New pricing models are very expensive compared to old pricing model, even though it includes several additional tools, most of which seem to be beneficial
  • Horrible support experience despite working with escalation teams to try and resolve
  • Several bugs in recent releases which remain unresolved for many months at a time
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Tealium iQ9.6
Based on 14 answers
Our relationship with Tealium has been terrific. They are a key partner for our business and haven't let us down yet.
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Usability

Adobe Analytics6.8
Based on 9 answers
I think there are some interface improvements that reduce Adobe SiteCatalyst's usability. For example, having two different variable types (eVars and sProps), can be confusing to end-users. Additionally, there are few "out-of-the-box" reports and dashboards that a novice end-user can take advantage of right away. The learning curve on Adobe SiteCatalyst is greater than other tools like Google Analytics.
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Tealium iQ8.5
Based on 5 answers
The user interface is very well thought out, using human readable names and explanations to explain what each thing does. It's very easy to get familiar with it.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Analytics9.0
Based on 5 answers
Adobe SiteCatalyst has a good up-time track record, but there are cases in which the interface reports a "Network Acceleration" issue, which can be frustrating. There are also times when data can be "latent" for customers, but most of these cases are due to spikes in traffic or temporary server issues.
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Performance

Adobe Analytics8.5
Based on 4 answers
For the most part, Adobe SiteCatalyst reports work ok, but there are cases in which reports take a long time to return. These cases are usually when too much data has been stored in Conversion Variables (eVars).
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Tealium iQ9.0
Based on 2 answers
Great user interface. Easy to use. Very responsive.
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Support

Adobe Analytics5.7
Based on 9 answers
I give the rating of a 4 just because it seems more like a process that is failing. Any time I have put a request in, they have taken days, sometimes weeks, to get back to me and even then, the issue may still persist. I believe this is the biggest weakness of the Adobe Analytics tool and has a lot of room for improvement.
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Tealium iQ10.0
Based on 1 answer
Our AM is the best part of our Tealium relationship. He's well aware of our sites and KPIs, responsive, and always goes the extra mile to help.
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In-Person Training

Adobe Analytics3.6
Based on 3 answers
Myself and others have found the in-person training ok, but not outstanding. Trainers are good at explaining how to use the product features, but sometimes lack "real-world" experience on how to use the product as they are people who have often not previously been web analysts. There is also a shortcoming in company-provided training on advanced uses of the product. The implementation training is very good.
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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
Make sure you use a Tag Management System. Enterprise TMS solutions used to be very pricey but Adobe now offers DTM (previously Satellite) for free.
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Tealium iQ7.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation had some bumps in the road and it was new for all of us, but for the most part, it was easier than many other implementations we've done with other technologies.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe analytics has been selected as a platform to be used across a huge company, which tracks the performance of a hundreds of thousands pages with different type of content. It's believed to be the most accurate tool and the support on the side of the platform has been always strong. However, when it comes to campaign management, double click is a better tool, as it also can provide conversion data, but along with cost and traffic data, too.
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After 1 month of intensive testing and benchmarking, Tealium came out top in interface, workflow, usability, functionality and infrastructure. It adapted perfectly to our needs and Tealium staff were more than happy to hand over the keys and let us take the product for a test drive. Practically no assistance was needed from them to pass our long list of tests, it was that easy to get familiar with the tool.
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Return on Investment

  • It has offered a valuable tracking tool that all businesses can use as a similar reporting platform. This allows for insights into growth and targeting of specific channels in need of improvement.
  • It has reported on strong growth in SEO and given the business a solid understanding of how important this is to the organization and growth.
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  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Ability to take more real time actions
  • Much happier IT
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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

Tealium iQ

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