Adobe Audience Manager vs. Optimizely One

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adobe Audience Manager
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Adobe Audience Manager is a recognized data management platform (DMP) that is integrated into the Adobe Marketing Cloud.N/A
Optimizely One
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Optimizely One is an operating system for marketing and digital experience platform. It powers the entire marketing lifecycle—from planning to analysis and everything in between—through a single unified workflow, and accelerates every step of the process with AI.N/A
Pricing
Adobe Audience ManagerOptimizely One
Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
Adobe Audience ManagerOptimizely One
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Features
Adobe Audience ManagerOptimizely One
Data Collection
Comparison of Data Collection features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Audience Manager
8.6
16 Ratings
6% above category average
Optimizely One
-
Ratings
Collection of first-party data8.116 Ratings00 Ratings
Collection of third-party data8.116 Ratings00 Ratings
Access to Third-party Data Providers9.616 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Classification
Comparison of Data Classification features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Audience Manager
7.3
16 Ratings
12% below category average
Optimizely One
-
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Audience taxonomy7.916 Ratings00 Ratings
Tag Management6.215 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Analysis Dashboard7.816 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Network Integration
Comparison of Ad Network Integration features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Audience Manager
8.9
16 Ratings
11% above category average
Optimizely One
-
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Data Transfer8.916 Ratings00 Ratings
DSP integration8.815 Ratings00 Ratings
DMP Analytics
Comparison of DMP Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Audience Manager
6.8
16 Ratings
15% below category average
Optimizely One
-
Ratings
Campaign Analytics5.516 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience Analytics8.116 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Adobe Audience ManagerOptimizely One
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(16 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.8
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adobe Audience ManagerOptimizely One
Likelihood to Recommend
Adobe
If you are already using multiple other pieces of the Adobe Experience Cloud stack, adobe audience manager is an easy choice. It allows for quick and easy data activation for your first and potentially brokered 2nd party data. However this product will likely be absorbed into the adobe experience platform (AEP) soon. In the end I would wait to see where adobe is truly headed with this product before investing heavily without additional heavy adobe investments.
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Optimizely
It is well suited for heavy-duty A/B testing where management would like to see and quantitatively determine the effect of a change. It is not so efficient to try for a single page simple form, except when the form is part of a larger workflow. The security model is not very well understood, including RBAC and protection against injection attacks.
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Pros
Adobe
  • 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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Optimizely
  • Provides quicker release cycle for the way the product cards should be displayed.
  • Provides feedback for new product introduction and how it'll be perceived.
  • Allows rapid blackout from user experience changes that alters traffic flow.
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Cons
Adobe
  • Biggest challenge we faced is teaching the use of it to our employees how to use it. The UI Should be easy and to understand for all fields.
  • The AdWords integration is not easy to do.
  • UI is sometimes slow and doesn't load Analyticals for more than 24 hours.
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Optimizely
  • Can use better interface for managing test, including scheduling and notification.
  • Feels too heavy for simple projects, though this isn't a factor once past the PoC stage.
  • Notification on various aspects can be made more powerful and granular if such a need arise.
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Usability
Adobe
Overall usability is great, as are most of Adobe's software. Maybe a UI refresh could make it a bit easier to do advanced functions or reporting but, overall, it works very well. This is something you take for granted with Adobe solutions because when you try another vendor you realize how bad it can be.
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Optimizely
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Support Rating
Adobe
AAM has good support, but the support is not as available, due to waiting time and queue. The instructions presented are available, but it navigation is not easy between pages. However, instructions are usually direct and straightforward, but any underlying thoughts or questions won’t be easily answered without support from their service.
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Optimizely
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Alternatives Considered
Adobe
I personally like the Adobe Audience Manager interface and it's easier to use for beginners. It also has some features that Google does not, nor do its other competitors. It is worth the money and time spent, overall. I feel like it gives a bigger and more in-depth picture to our company's audience than other programs.
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Optimizely
There is a big difference between the two: Google Optimize uses Bayesian analysis while Optimizely uses Frequenting. There is a risk of counting multiple visits. Google Optimize data isn't available instantly (if I remember correctly). Optimizely's analyses dashboard is a lot richer and offers a better experience, though it may get intimidating.
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Return on Investment
Adobe
  • Overall a Positive Return for Business who go All in on the Adobe Stack
  • Solid work for brokering and anonymously sharing data between first and second parties
  • The death of TRUE 3rd party data has lessened the effectiveness of all DMPs
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Optimizely
  • Almost immediate payoff in terms of the benefit.
  • Easy to justify the TTM benefits to upper management.
  • Still somewhat hard to justify ROI, though this is not my expertise.
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ScreenShots

Optimizely One Screenshots

Screenshot of Admin CenterScreenshot of Optimizely Content Management System Content EditorScreenshot of Optimizely Content Management System Content PreviewScreenshot of Integrations App DirectoryScreenshot of Reporting DashboardScreenshot of Optimizely’s SSO solution allows users to centrally authenticate across and gain access to all Optimizely products without the need for repeated logins. Support for local login and multi-factor authentication is also provided.