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Score 8.7 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Signal Tag Management

Signal becomes as flexible as any other tag management solution if you're able define the data layer requirements clearly to your development team. The interface is very outdated if you're coming from Google Tag Manager. You might have to know some sort of JavaScript if you plan to make changes to the properties of some tags.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Dynamic Tag Management
10.0
Signal Tag Management
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Dynamic Tag Management
10.0
Signal Tag Management
7.0

Tag Management

Dynamic Tag Management
7.3
Signal Tag Management
6.7
Tag library
Dynamic Tag Management
5.0
Signal Tag Management
7.0
Tag variable mapping
Dynamic Tag Management
5.6
Signal Tag Management
5.0
Ease of writing custom tags
Dynamic Tag Management
7.4
Signal Tag Management
8.0
Rules-driven tag execution
Dynamic Tag Management
8.1
Signal Tag Management
8.0
Tag performance monitoring
Dynamic Tag Management
8.1
Signal Tag Management
7.0
Improved page load times
Dynamic Tag Management
9.0
Signal Tag Management
5.0
Mobile app tagging
Dynamic Tag Management
8.0
Signal Tag Management
Library of JavaScript extensions
Dynamic Tag Management
7.1
Signal Tag Management
7.0

Data Management & Integrity

Dynamic Tag Management
7.0
Signal Tag Management
7.2
Event tracking
Dynamic Tag Management
9.0
Signal Tag Management
8.0
Mobile event tracking
Dynamic Tag Management
9.0
Signal Tag Management
8.0
Data distribution management
Dynamic Tag Management
7.0
Signal Tag Management
7.0
Universal data layer
Dynamic Tag Management
9.0
Signal Tag Management
8.0
Automated error checking
Dynamic Tag Management
1.0
Signal Tag Management
5.0

Pros

Dynamic Tag Management

  • 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.
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Signal Tag Management

  • Populating your library with new tags is simple whether you're duplicating an existing tag or creating an entirely new one.
  • Creating the firing conditions for a tag.
  • Adding users to different groups with limited or full admin permissions.
  • If you know JavaScript, you shouldn't have an issue with assigning values to the proper variables once your data layer is set up for each page and/or action.
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Cons

Dynamic Tag Management

  • Because Adobe Analytics requires adding DTM tags to the site, it does require some basic web development skills to ensure it does not impact pageload speed. When working across a large organization with many developers, it is equally important the developers do remove the code, lacking the understanding of what it is.
  • The utilization of eVars, Sprops, and events to tag a website, creates a learning curve for technical teams. There is a gap in knowledge of UX | UI design and the strategy of what should be measured and treated as a click event vs. pageload.
  • The Adobe consultants provide very little "real world" examples and they do not look at your web design and the user's functionality to recommend a DTM tagging strategy
  • All implementations should start first with a tagging strategy: 1) define what are the most important, critical actions or behaviors on the website 2) Write out the details within the Adobe provided spreadsheet for assigning eVars, Sprops and Events 3) Tag the site
  • When consulting within the business team, try to refrain from talking eVars, Sprops and events. It is simply too confusing and is much easier to ask what are the online behaviors or interactions that are most important across the site or on the page and then translate those into a DTM tagging strategy and prioritization.
  • Don't try to tag everything! Which often results in over engineering, too many technical resources spending too many hours tagging and testing. Quantity of data is not the same as quality.
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Signal Tag Management

  • We have a console debugger that alerts when a Signal tag is firing. The problem is it refers to the Signal Tag ID which is unsearchable in the Signal interface. The only way to identify the Tag ID is by clicking on each tag to access its settings.
  • Adding new elements to your dropdown list for Post Event Conditionals isn't as easy as Google Tag Manager. It requires a number of steps that aren't clearly defined in Signal's documentation.
  • Access to documentation on implementation isn't easily accessible. Forced to use the search feature which isn't that helpful OR to contact your Signal account rep.
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Likelihood to Renew

Dynamic Tag Management

Dynamic Tag Management 10.0
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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Signal Tag Management

Signal Tag Management 8.2
Based on 4 answers
Service is great, the product does exactly what you'd expect - no funny business.
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Usability

Dynamic Tag Management

Dynamic Tag Management 5.0
Based on 2 answers
It does exactly what it is designed for in a very user friendly fashion.
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Signal Tag Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Dynamic Tag Management

Dynamic Tag Management 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.
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Signal Tag Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Dynamic Tag Management

Dynamic Tag Management 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was quite seamless with the outstanding support from our Adobe account manager.
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Signal Tag Management

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Dynamic Tag Management

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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Signal Tag Management

We are so pleased with BrightTag that we have not evaluated any other vendors recently.
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Return on Investment

Dynamic Tag Management

  • 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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Signal Tag Management

  • Being able to add/remove 3rd party vendors in mere minutes has allowed our Digital Marketing Team to quickly and easily swap low performing vendors with higher value or trial vendors. This has enabled last-minute ramp-up on unexpected opportunities.
  • Tag Management had an estimated ROI of over 10,000% of cost for the department in 2013.
  • Being able to quickly and easily modify User Interaction bindings has allowed us to create many ad-hoc measurements for UX consideration. Being able to quickly turn these on/off is an efficient way to provide data to settle arguments such as "people love this feature vs. no one uses this feature"
  • Working outside of the traditional SDLC allows us to implement cost savings immediately (e.g., identifying a high-volume s.tl() that eats up a lot of SiteCatalyst requests towards our annual quota - I can easily disable it immediately)
  • Working outside of the traditional SDLC allows us to remove unneeded 3rd party calls immediately. When a vendor in our ad network has performance issues (slow DNS lookups, etc.), it affects our customers. Once identified, we immediately shut down that vendor, improving our customer experience, until the vendor has addressed the issues.
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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

Signal Tag Management

General

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

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