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Dynamic Tag Management

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.
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IBM Digital Analytics

IBM analytics has continued to improve upon the days of being the original core metrics. After using the updated version for quite some time, it has been great at providing the needed analytics to measure ROI and goal performance for our quarterly KPI's. It has resulted in a great increase in web engagements although we are a midsize company, smaller outfits may not need such an expensive option.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Dynamic Tag Management
10.0
IBM Digital Analytics
Role-based user permissions
Dynamic Tag Management
10.0
IBM Digital Analytics

Tag Management

Dynamic Tag Management
7.6
IBM Digital Analytics
Tag library
Dynamic Tag Management
5.0
IBM Digital Analytics
Tag variable mapping
Dynamic Tag Management
6.8
IBM Digital Analytics
Ease of writing custom tags
Dynamic Tag Management
8.1
IBM Digital Analytics
Rules-driven tag execution
Dynamic Tag Management
8.4
IBM Digital Analytics
Tag performance monitoring
Dynamic Tag Management
8.4
IBM Digital Analytics
Improved page load times
Dynamic Tag Management
9.0
IBM Digital Analytics
Mobile app tagging
Dynamic Tag Management
8.0
IBM Digital Analytics
Library of JavaScript extensions
Dynamic Tag Management
7.1
IBM Digital Analytics

Data Management & Integrity

Dynamic Tag Management
7.0
IBM Digital Analytics
Event tracking
Dynamic Tag Management
9.0
IBM Digital Analytics
Mobile event tracking
Dynamic Tag Management
9.0
IBM Digital Analytics
Data distribution management
Dynamic Tag Management
7.0
IBM Digital Analytics
Universal data layer
Dynamic Tag Management
9.0
IBM Digital Analytics
Automated error checking
Dynamic Tag Management
1.0
IBM Digital Analytics

Pros

  • Rules: There are a wide variety of native triggers that are included for both plain vanilla HTML and single page applications that allow for many specific combinations of triggers.
  • QA: The plugin that allows for QA within the console makes it easy to tell if a rule is firing or not without the creation of a separate environment.
  • Version Control: It is mercifully simple to roll back to an earlier version if something goes awry. Remember, no matter how good your QA, something will eventually slip through. It's much better to be able to roll back with a couple clicks.
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  • IBM Digital Analytics is a very powerful tool for retail brands offering many out of the box product and category performance reports. Many features an online retailer would consider standard such as product or shopping cart abandonment are included in this tool but require enhanced or custom tagging workarounds in other tools like Google Analytics.
  • The Marketing Attribution reports are great, allowing us to see different attribution logic such as same session, 30 day last click, 30 day average click and others in one report. This allows us to see which channels act as acquisition channels and which are closer to the conversion. These reports have been improved with recent releases adding visitor journey and channel venn reports.
  • The Benchmark module with IBM Digital Analytics is very beneficial to us, allowing us to see how our sites are performing across a number of different metrics compared to others in our particular vertical or in US retail as a whole. It is also a great way to see trends in the industry.
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Cons

  • Single Page Applications: While it's greatly improved over the years, being able to accurately target certain actions on single page applications. In particular, applications built on React are difficult. The addition of a hash change trigger was quite useful, but more is definitely needed.
  • Data Elements: Great new tool, but I need it to be easier to create. I'm not an inherently technical individual, and the main benefit of tag management is reducing the need for technical people.
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  • The user interface is dated and flash based which makes it very difficult to use on mobile. The visualizations and graphs are nice but hopefully they will move away from flash soon.
  • The custom reporting module, Explore, is powerful and the only place to entirely customize display columns and metrics but it is limited to a certain number of credits each month. Each month of data included in a report uses 1 report credit.
  • Inside the Digital Analytics interface you are limited in the number of one time and persistent segments you can create. One time segments must be within the last 93 days and the date range cannot exceed 35 days. Depending on the reporting request that comes up you may run into this limitation.
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Likelihood to Renew

Dynamic Tag Management10.0
Based on 1 answer
As it interfaces so well with AMO, we shall be utilizing the DTM for any future client additions.
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IBM Digital Analytics6.0
Based on 19 answers
IBM Digital Analytics is a great solution for our clients and I believe they offer the best solution for the retail space. We have access to IBM support via email or live chat and they can answer many of the reporting questions that come up. IBM is receptive to our feedback of the product so I am confident they will continue making improvements
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Usability

Dynamic Tag Management5.0
Based on 2 answers
It does exactly what it is designed for in a very user friendly fashion.
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IBM Digital Analytics9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to implement and use.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
IBM Digital Analytics10.0
Based on 1 answer
Never had any issues
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
IBM Digital Analytics8.0
Based on 1 answer
As reports are templated, the system is pretty quick. Sometimes you have to wait a bit for a report to render. Or you might have to re-load the page. But there is no real issue here and the system is on par with other similar systems.
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Support

Dynamic Tag Management10.0
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.
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IBM Digital Analytics2.3
Based on 4 answers
Overall, the level of support is very good and I would say it is a strong asset of the solution. However, you can sometimes feel that there is a difference of level among the support team.
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Online Training

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
IBM Digital Analytics7.1
Based on 2 answers
Online training is really great. One of the best assets that they have. Lots of great videos, pop quizzes at the end of each module. Fantastic. Other tools have similar features, but not as good.
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Implementation

Dynamic Tag Management10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was quite seamless with the outstanding support from our Adobe account manager.
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IBM Digital Analytics9.9
Based on 2 answers
See previous comment: reading and understanding the encyclopedic implementation guide is a must.
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Alternatives Considered

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.
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Omniture and Webtrends were also considered. When business needs are met by both Coremetrics and Omniture, the latter tends to be more expensive. Webtrends is often a good choice when server logs are also used with page tags. Server logs is an older technology which tends to undercount discrete web visitors (because multiple visits from different people at a single company are counted a a single visit). But, as Coremetrics and Google Analytics only use the newer tag technology, Webtrends can be a good choice if both server logs and tags are being used.Coremetrics is renowed for it's great support and easy implementation which - along with cost - was a deciding factor in many situations.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
IBM Digital Analytics9.0
Based on 1 answer
This solution can support large amount of data and transaction. The way that user management features are built, it shows it is meant for large organizations.
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Return on Investment

  • Excellent ROI investment "if" strategy and roll out are prioritized appropriately. Because this is a custom solution, Adobe does not provide this level of guidance.
  • From a project management timeline perspective, if the team rolling this out tries to tag everything, then they will quickly run out of time and overextend resource hours.
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  • Digital Analytics is essential for reporting across web performance and marketing activities.
  • Although ROI is difficult to calculate for a web analytics tool, it has helped us drive business decisions that lead to increased ROI for marketing performance as well as a higher conversion rate on the website leading to higher revenue.
  • In particular, the Digital Recommendations solution has proved positive and has consistently returned positive ROIs for the majority of our clients, on average adding a lift of 5-10% in Sales.
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Pricing Details

Dynamic Tag Management

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

IBM Digital Analytics

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