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Adobe Audience Manager

31 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Adobe Target

110 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Adobe Audience Manager

If you feel as though your online presence isn't quite hitting where it should, Adobe Audience Manager (AAM) might provide the insights to help you identify the areas in which it is lacking (the gaps). As a result, you can adjust your approach and optimize your customer interactions. With that said, if you currently deploy software for the analysis of customer data, you should consider whether AAM will add value. I would suggest setting some strategic objectives so that you can ensure that AAM will meet your current and future needs.
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Adobe Target

Let go of your preconceptions about what you think will win a user experience test, but keep hold of your marketing savvy.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Collection

Adobe Audience Manager
9.2
Adobe Target
Collection of first-party data
Adobe Audience Manager
9.5
Adobe Target
Collection of third-party data
Adobe Audience Manager
9.0
Adobe Target
Access to Third-party Data Providers
Adobe Audience Manager
9.0
Adobe Target

Data Classification

Adobe Audience Manager
8.5
Adobe Target
Audience taxonomy
Adobe Audience Manager
8.5
Adobe Target
Tag Management
Adobe Audience Manager
8.0
Adobe Target
Data Analysis Dashboard
Adobe Audience Manager
9.0
Adobe Target

Ad Network Integration

Adobe Audience Manager
8.0
Adobe Target
Data Transfer
Adobe Audience Manager
8.0
Adobe Target
DSP integration
Adobe Audience Manager
8.0
Adobe Target

DMP Analytics

Adobe Audience Manager
8.0
Adobe Target
Campaign Analytics
Adobe Audience Manager
7.5
Adobe Target
Audience Analytics
Adobe Audience Manager
8.5
Adobe Target

Pros

  • We are able to generate reports that provide valuable insights into potential customer behavior, allowing us to better focus our marketing efforts.
  • By allowing us to understand who are key audiences are and how they overlap with other brands and products, AAM allows us to get a fuller picture of how we should target our audience.
  • Reporting in AAM is wonderful in that it is easy to understand and exportable. The use of graphics and updates make it easier to share insights with various team members--even those with minimum experience in marketing and analytics.
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  • Test & Target is an excellent means to understand and quantify any user experience solutions your business needs to achieve.
  • Large scale tests combined with incremental changes will whip your web properties into shape. You will better understand your customers, as well as your success metrics. In the scope of a campaign, you can better understand the behavior of your audience by setting up specific success metrics (i.e. clicks on specific nav items, white paper downloads, page landings, etc.) alongside your primary conversions (i.e. form fill, purchase, application, etc.)
  • Test & Target is an excellent solution for directing traffic to the appropriate web properties. By targeting specific users, you will have the ability to set up parameters which determine the content which you want the customer to view.
  • Test & Target undergoes product updates on a regular basis, making its capabilities more robust. You must be analytic AND creative to use Test & Target to its fullest potential.
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Cons

  • Overall, AAM is a great software but it is also expensive. I would advise those considering it to give time to the trial first before fully committing.
  • Mobile analysis is not all that it's cracked up to be, with an inability to accurate track which mobile stats are unique. This might have changed since we used the mobile analytics.
  • While the insights are great for sharing, training users on how to use AAM can be challenging as it doesn't seem geared to the average user. Perhaps Adobe can provide more robust training tools or suggestions to make this transition smoother.
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  • Some of the swap offers don't work. I don't use those because of that flaw.
  • When resizing an item, the interface makes it easy to remove the px, and the px is required. A little awkward to change.
  • I have yet to understand the "rearrange" feature.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Adobe Target6.3
Based on 24 answers
It is unlikely that the business will discontinue its use of Adobe Test & Target, as so many of the company's resources have gone into this product such as training individuals and developing a relationship with Adobe. Their technical support is great and the service they provide us is invaluable. It has become the backbone of the marketing department
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Usability

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Adobe Target1.1
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Interface is intuitive and easy to use.
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Reliability and Availability

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Adobe Target6.1
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i don't think we use the full functionalities of the tool, but to use the full functions, it's almost impossible (Too hard)
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Performance

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Adobe Target8.0
Based on 3 answers
The bottleneck is never the software program
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Support

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Adobe Target7.0
Based on 6 answers
Room for improvement
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In-Person Training

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Adobe Target8.1
Based on 3 answers
The instructor that came to train us was awesome and this training was very useful. I would recommend it for anyone who is going to be using this software. I only mark it lower because it is an added expense to an already expensive product, and a lot of the training covered the "Target" portion of the software (which again, we didn't use)
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Online Training

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Adobe Target6.1
Based on 3 answers
The training was very easy to understand, however it would have been more useful to my development team than me. It was also primarily over-the-phone, which is never as easy to follow as in-person. We ended up scheduling and paying for an in-person training session to supplement the online/phone training because it wasn't helpful enough.
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Implementation

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Adobe Target7.2
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Implementation was very slow and we didn't know the details or timeline until it had already been activated (so we missed our first period of use for the software).
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Alternatives Considered

From a main user standpoint, we selected AAM due to my experience with it and our ability to easily integrate it with our currently system. While we evaluated the other options, it was Adobe's customer service and reputation that ultimately served as an additional reason to deploy AAM instead of other options. I cannot for certain say that it is 100% more effective or useful than the other options, but it has served us well. As with all potential solutions, evaluating what works best in your current environment will inevitably lead you to the right choice.
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While my organization has been using Adobe Test & Target, I have had the chance to evaluate Optimizely, another tool that allows for multivariate testing with a smooth interface. The reason I like to stick with Adobe Test & Target is its ability to interface and interact with other Adobe products. If your company already provides the tools for other Adobe products, it just makes sense to use Adobe Test and & Target because the data can be transferred to any of the applications in the Omniture Suite
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Return on Investment

  • We have seen a near 20% increase in revenue on targeted customers through employing our insights from AAM.
  • We have seen a better understanding by our sales team on how targeted marketing works in addition to the use of cold calling. This has made our sales team more productive and effective in generating and securing new business.
  • We have elevated our marketing discourse in the organization, where marketing was previously relevant but not always front of mind. This has allowed members of the overall team to better understand how we can leverage data and marketing to grow our business.
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  • Test & Target had a positive impact on ROI for the paid search campaigns we did A/B testing for.
  • It allowed us to learn fast and make changes on the site that would make a positive impact on conversion rates.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Audience Manager

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

Adobe Target

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