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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe DTM

If you're on the Adobe stack at all, you absolutely need DTM. It will make your life infinitely easier. It's so simple to update your Adobe Analytics code and have version control, and when we implemented Adobe Target, it took literally less than 15 minutes for me to do. I also think it's significantly simpler than Google Tag Manager. I went through all manner of difficulty when implementing tags on that and have not had similar problems on DTM. If you're frequently placing pixels, it's a great tool that will speed their deployment.The only situation in which I think a tag manager is not appropriate is if you have a dev with too much time on their hands. Otherwise, get a TMS and get DTM.
Gitai Ben-Ammi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pendo.io

Pendo.io is well suited for companies that want detailed usage information. Page and feature tagging is simple, yet offers incredible information on behaviors (funnels, paths, etc). The Product team finds this detail invaluable in supporting data-driven decisions for design and development.Pendo.io is well suited for companies that need usage information to guide implementation and customer communication. Customized dashboards allow different teams to view at-a-glance information that is important to their work. The in-app guides make it simple and easy for users to access resources without having to navigate away from their work.Pendo.io may not be well suited for companies that need to track text/content entered into text boxes within their application, although we have not found that to be a problem.
Jennifer Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe DTM
10.0
Pendo.io
Role-based user permissions
Adobe DTM
10.0
Pendo.io

Tag Management

Adobe DTM
9.3
Pendo.io
Tag library
Adobe DTM
8.9
Pendo.io
Tag variable mapping
Adobe DTM
9.9
Pendo.io
Ease of writing custom tags
Adobe DTM
9.9
Pendo.io
Rules-driven tag execution
Adobe DTM
9.0
Pendo.io
Tag performance monitoring
Adobe DTM
9.9
Pendo.io
Improved page load times
Adobe DTM
10.0
Pendo.io
Mobile app tagging
Adobe DTM
9.9
Pendo.io
Library of JavaScript extensions
Adobe DTM
7.1
Pendo.io

Data Management & Integrity

Adobe DTM
7.6
Pendo.io
Event tracking
Adobe DTM
10.0
Pendo.io
Mobile event tracking
Adobe DTM
10.0
Pendo.io
Data distribution management
Adobe DTM
7.0
Pendo.io
Universal data layer
Adobe DTM
10.0
Pendo.io
Automated error checking
Adobe DTM
1.0
Pendo.io

Pros

Adobe DTM

  • It is a rules based tag management system that allows the application of tracking pixels much easier than hard coding.
  • By placing 2 pieces of code on the top and bottom of each page of a website, we can create rules that track certain events and relay the information back to Adobe Media Optimizer and Google analytics.
  • It has simplified the coding process so one doesn't have to generate tons of gory javascript to deploy on each individual page to get tracking.
Jay Corcoran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pendo.io

  • High-quality analytics.
  • Pointed delivery that meets the user's needs of information, without destroying the Customer Experience.
  • Dedication to customer success. Anytime I have gone to the Pendo.io team for clarity beyond what shows in their app and docs, they are quick and informative, while updating what they have publicly available.
  • Usability-driven - Pendo.io realizes not everyone uses the same platforms, and makes the best possible availability of integrations and ability to custom-code an integration through their robust API.
Jeremy Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe DTM

  • It is only available with Adobe Marketing Cloud so you can't buy it as an independent product.
  • It is easier to use than Google Tag Manager, but not nearly as popular.
  • Whereas Google Tag Manager is free, Dynamic Tag Management must be purchased as part of Adobe Marketing Cloud.
Richard Perroset | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pendo.io

  • I would love it if Pendo.io would add a dedicated space where you can work on segments. Having to access them through drop-downs in random places throughout the app isn't the best.
  • I'd love for them to expand their integrations with other programs that support product managers.
Emily Hardin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe DTM

Adobe DTM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
As it interfaces so well with AMO, we shall be utilizing the DTM for any future client additions.
Jay Corcoran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 9.1
Based on 2 answers
We have had an excellent experience with Pendo. When we've had questions or concerns, Pendo is very quick to respond and communicate with us. We have experienced top-notch customer support and customer engagement. We have actually modeled some of our implementation and product processes after Pendo's examples.
Jennifer Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe DTM

Adobe DTM 5.0
Based on 2 answers
It is easy to use at a basic level, however without JavaScript resource you will struggle.
Barry Mann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 9.5
Based on 4 answers
Overall, Pendo provides a smooth interface, especially with the most recent update, and I couldn't imagine using or learning any other platform so product focused. From the moment I log into Pendo, I know where I'm going and what I'm looking for and I'm able to find that, through the interface, in as little time as possible. This helps keep me focused on doing other tasks at work so I'm not overburdened with hunting things down in the system
Aaron Beaty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe DTM

Adobe DTM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Although it is a newer product to Adobe, they seem to truly care about our challenges and are very proactive in making sure that we have the most knowledgeable support available in a timely manner.
Jay Corcoran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 5.3
Based on 7 answers
My initial review of Pendo was glowing - as was my experience at the time. Since then Support, which was once a huge Pendo plus, has become a disaster. They've moved away from dedicated CSMs - at least for a segment of accounts - and to a centralized support model.. however, it can take a week for me to get an initial response to a ticket. I've had to escalate darn near every one in recent months, and most never get satisfactorily resolved. Feels like major scaling issues going on at Pendo, and a whole lot of untrained people. And yes, this will make me reconsider renewing at the end of the year.
Tamara Schebel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Adobe DTM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The training schedule was well thought out and tailored to meet our needs. Chantelle stayed with us through the whole implementation and made sure that we were good to go.
Emily Hardin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe DTM

Adobe DTM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was quite seamless with the outstanding support from our Adobe account manager.
Jay Corcoran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 9.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe DTM

Adobe DTM provides a more secure data analytics solution. It is customized and best used on large scale deployments of websites with pages 10,000+. The Adobe Analytics tool, once learned, is very easy to use and provides more robust, customized graphics and ability to export data to "securely" via FTP from the cloud to SQL database.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pendo.io

Pendo is much simpler than the competition:
  1. WalkMe seems to be very robust for guided walkthroughs, but the UI for both authors and visitors is clunky by comparison to Pendo.
  2. Google Analytics tracks anything and everything... but only if someone else has set it up properly. It's very difficult for someone without direct access to the code to start tracking anything, or to make sense of it once they do. Pendo is lightyears ahead in this regard.
Also Pendo has the very cool capability of allowing you to look backwards in time, and see analytics for the past--even if you hadn't yet set up the specific tags you want to track for that period in the past. (I believe you DO have to have Pendo already installed for that period, but you don't have to have specified everything in advance; you can do that later.)
Ted Boren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe DTM

  • This tool means we can provide better customer service by delivering on time
  • With a small group of people, we can get the work done accurately without technical support
  • Improvements from an efficiency perspective
Abishek Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pendo.io

  • 95% reduction in required dev resources, freeing them up for more product development
  • Roughly a 400% increase in effective customer messaging from 2017 (31 guides) to 2018 (currently, 141 guides), spurring all kinds of engagement from more feature usage & discovery to education & in-app training.
  • 100% of all new features and feature updates are now substantiated by quantitative and qualitative data, in-part sourced from Pendo.
Jonathan Slavuter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe DTM

General

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

Pendo.io

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe DTM
10.0
Pendo.io
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe DTM
10.0
Pendo.io
9.1

Usability

Adobe DTM
5.0
Pendo.io
9.5

Support Rating

Adobe DTM
10.0
Pendo.io
5.3

Online Training

Adobe DTM
Pendo.io
9.1

Implementation Rating

Adobe DTM
10.0
Pendo.io
9.0

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