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Adobe Audience Manager

31 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Score 8.4 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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I would advise them to think about what their data needs really are. If their needs are fairly basic (by analytics standards), I would recommend GA wholeheartedly. I think GA would work well for a small ecommerce company, for example, which needs to understand who their customers are, where they're coming from, and how they behave on site. On the other hand, if they're a larger company working with much more complex data, I might advise against GA, at least for now. GA is not yet customizable enough to make more complicated analysis easy, so if they're doing a lot of heavy segmentation or need to get very granular, another program might be a better fit.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Collection

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

Data Classification

Adobe Audience Manager
8.5
Google Analytics Premium
Audience taxonomy
Adobe Audience Manager
8.5
Google Analytics Premium
Tag Management
Adobe Audience Manager
8.0
Google Analytics Premium
Data Analysis Dashboard
Adobe Audience Manager
9.0
Google Analytics Premium

Ad Network Integration

Adobe Audience Manager
8.0
Google Analytics Premium
Data Transfer
Adobe Audience Manager
8.0
Google Analytics Premium
DSP integration
Adobe Audience Manager
8.0
Google Analytics Premium

DMP Analytics

Adobe Audience Manager
8.0
Google Analytics Premium
Campaign Analytics
Adobe Audience Manager
7.5
Google Analytics Premium
Audience Analytics
Adobe Audience Manager
8.5
Google Analytics Premium

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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  • The dashboards feature is quite useful. It's easy to create a dashboard for commonly-used metrics, and they're a good way to keep track of different segments. Dashboards can be private or shared with specific people, so it's very simple to get different people the information they need without overloading them with information they don't use.
  • Google Analytics allows broad access to data in a way that most analytics programs do not. You can give any member of your organization access to a GA account, instead of dealing with a limited number of licenses. This is a convenient and effective way to get people looking at relevant data.
  • GA now buckets data into acquisition, behavior, or conversion data; this is a very useful way of grouping information, and was a great update. The ABC model reflects real customer flow through a website, and is the way most companies actually want to look at data. With this update, Google also introduced new acquisition-related features that allow you to track in much more detail how users came to your site (not just source and medium, but down to source of first vs. second exposure to your brand, how many visits before conversion, etc.).
  • Google has recently added features that allow for greater data customization in GA, which is great. For example, GA now integrates with BigQuery, which means you can combine your internal data with GA data.
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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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  • Last time I worked on it it did not had multivariate testing option. We were just able to do A/B testing
  • You can not share segments across the organization or group of people
  • Ability to create custom reports and share it amongst your team or organization
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Google Analytics Premium8.3
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One of the best paid tool available, easier to use and reliable data. I have used Webtrends, Yahoo Web Analytics (now discontinued), Google Analytics free/premium and Adobe and I can say GA premium is second only to Adobe Site Catalyst.
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Google Analytics Premium8.2
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The UI is very easy to navigate and use. The features are well designed and intuitive. As long as the user has a good understanding of basic digital analytics definitions and capabilities, this tool should be quite easy to use. I consider Google Analytics Premium to be the easiest of all of the enterprise solutions out there to use.
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Support

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Google Analytics Premium8.0
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If you purchase Premium through a reseller like LunaMetrics, you are going to be taken care of. The additional amount of support and services that a reseller provides to make sure you have the best experience with the product is the reason why the reseller program exists to begin with. Support doesn't have to be just reactive, it can be proactive as well.
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Online Training

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Google Analytics Premium7.0
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There is a ton of information online about Google Analytics, but Google Analytics Premium users will have dedicated support and training from Google or an Authorized Reseller.
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Implementation

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Google Analytics Premium9.1
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If you already have the basic version of GA installed, "getting" GA Premium happens immediately through a virtual flipping of the switch - no need to re-implement. You'll want to expand your use of custom dimensions and metrics (you get 10x the amount with Premium). Ideally, you'll be using a tag management solution to talk with GA Premium, in concert with implementing a dataLayer (to note, Google's Tag Manager platform is covered under the same GA Premium SLA, and it's free). There are some welcomed "configurations" with GA Premium, such as integrating with DoubleClick products, activating data driven attribution models, and building roll-up executive reports - but all of these are easy point and click solutions. In comparison with any other enterprise analytics solution, implementing GA and GA Premium is traditionally easier and more flexible. And if you have any trouble or need an extra set of hands for implementation, GA Certified Partners like LunaMetrics can help
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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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GAP is far more intuitive than any other analytics vendor, what it lacks in reporting robustness it makes up in usability. A very solid product, business and technical users both can get up and running on this tool in no time.
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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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  • Our Premium clients use GA to allocate marketing budgets, improve visitor flows and site conversion rates and better understand custom behavior. All of these activities have quantifiable benefits.
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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
Adobe Audience Manager Editions & Modules
Adobe Audience Manager
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Google Analytics Premium

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Google Analytics Premium Editions & Modules
Google Analytics Premium
Edition
Google Analytics Premium
$150,000 1
Google Analytics
Free
1. Up to 1 Billion hits/month
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