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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Target

Adobe Target is best suited if you have or desire to have the rest of the Adobe stack (Adobe Launch, Adobe Analytics, Adobe AAM, etc.), although analytics itself can be relatively easily integrated with just about any major testing tool. If your testing program is more advanced, and you'd like to get into heavy personalization, I'd say Target has some features that could definitely be beneficial (e.g. Auto Target, Auto Allocation), but another tool like Evergage or Dynamic Yield is probably a better bet.
Anonymous | 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

Testing and Experimentation

Adobe Target
7.5
Pendo.io
a/b experiment testing
Adobe Target
8.8
Pendo.io
Split URL testing
Adobe Target
8.1
Pendo.io
Multivariate testing
Adobe Target
8.2
Pendo.io
Multi-page/funnel testing
Adobe Target
7.6
Pendo.io
Cross-browser testing
Adobe Target
7.4
Pendo.io
Mobile app testing
Adobe Target
6.0
Pendo.io
Test significance
Adobe Target
6.7
Pendo.io
Visual / WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Target
6.2
Pendo.io
Advanced code editor
Adobe Target
8.0
Pendo.io
Page surveys
Adobe Target
6.7
Pendo.io
Visitor recordings
Adobe Target
8.2
Pendo.io
Preview mode
Adobe Target
5.8
Pendo.io
Test duration calculator
Adobe Target
7.0
Pendo.io
Experiment scheduler
Adobe Target
8.6
Pendo.io
Experiment workflow and approval
Adobe Target
7.7
Pendo.io
Dynamic experiment activation
Adobe Target
7.6
Pendo.io
Client-side tests
Adobe Target
8.8
Pendo.io
Server-side tests
Adobe Target
7.2
Pendo.io
Mutually exclusive tests
Adobe Target
7.6
Pendo.io

Audience Segmentation & Targeting

Adobe Target
8.1
Pendo.io
Standard visitor segmentation
Adobe Target
7.9
Pendo.io
Behavioral visitor segmentation
Adobe Target
7.5
Pendo.io
Traffic allocation control
Adobe Target
8.9
Pendo.io
Website personalization
Adobe Target
8.2
Pendo.io

Results and Analysis

Adobe Target
6.8
Pendo.io
Heatmap tool
Adobe Target
7.5
Pendo.io
Click analytics
Adobe Target
8.0
Pendo.io
Scroll maps
Adobe Target
8.0
Pendo.io
Form fill analysis
Adobe Target
6.6
Pendo.io
Conversion tracking
Adobe Target
6.0
Pendo.io
Goal tracking
Adobe Target
6.7
Pendo.io
Test reporting
Adobe Target
6.9
Pendo.io
Results segmentation
Adobe Target
6.0
Pendo.io
CSV export
Adobe Target
5.2
Pendo.io
Experiments results dashboard
Adobe Target
6.5
Pendo.io

Pros

Adobe Target

  • Because the software is established there is lots of online help available and most of the bugs have been worked out
  • Adobe has a vast supply of resources if your pockets are deep enough.
  • The dashboard is easy to follow and is getting more user-friendly. You no longer have to be an HTML wizard to implement changes.
Anonymous | 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 Target

  • There should be some more clarity around what makes a test significant. While this can be decided by the client themselves, some direction from the tool would be helpful.
  • Also, if there was an easier way to organize campaigns and search for them it would be helpful. Right now there is just a long list of campaigns and you have to rely on search to find a specific campaign. What if you don't know the name of the test?
Anonymous | 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 Target

Adobe Target 6.3
Based on 24 answers
We have a team of people trained on how to use the application and it integrates well with the other Adobe products we use. Our future roadmap of testing will require some complex scenarios which we hope Target will be able to accomplish
Richard Hayes | 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 Target

Adobe Target 1.1
Based on 4 answers
Can be difficult to learn, but once you understand Mboxes and the nuances of the system it's very user friendly
Brett Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pendo.io

Pendo.io 9.4
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

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Target

Adobe Target 6.1
Based on 4 answers
i don't think we use the full functionalities of the tool, but to use the full functions, it's almost impossible (Too hard)
Petrik Oh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pendo.io

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Adobe Target

Adobe Target 8.0
Based on 3 answers
The bottleneck is never the software program
Brett Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pendo.io

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Adobe Target

Adobe Target 4.4
Based on 9 answers
On several occasions, we have had the need to ask for help from the Adobe Target support team, and I must say that they have provided us with an excellent experience, as they take care of solving the problems quickly and with high precision
Gary Poppe | 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

In-Person Training

Adobe Target

Adobe Target 8.1
Based on 3 answers
The instructor that came to train us was awesome and this training was very useful. I would recommend it for anyone who is going to be using this software. I only mark it lower because it is an added expense to an already expensive product, and a lot of the training covered the "Target" portion of the software (which again, we didn't use)
Sarah Schick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pendo.io

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Adobe Target

Adobe Target 6.1
Based on 3 answers
The training was very easy to understand, however it would have been more useful to my development team than me. It was also primarily over-the-phone, which is never as easy to follow as in-person. We ended up scheduling and paying for an in-person training session to supplement the online/phone training because it wasn't helpful enough.
Sarah Schick | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Target

Adobe Target 7.2
Based on 5 answers
Implement using a global mBox on the page so you can change any and everything over the traditional method. Traditional method is good if you do not have technical web dev resources, do not know Javascript/jQuery, or you have money to blow on mBox calls. Global deployment reduces mBox calls and allows you to touch many parts of the page easily. A lot more customizable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pendo.io

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

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Target

I have used Optimizely for A/B testing. Optimizely makes it easier to set up almost any type of testing experiment. Optimizely is also strongly recommended for a limited number of users and when you want to optimize the cost. Optimizely was selected over Adobe Target since the start-up company had a limited budget to invest on A/B testing platform.
Vaibhav Choksi | 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 Target

  • The quantifiable results of each campaign are reflected in the lift and confidence. Within each campaign, you have the ability to tie a dollar amount to to each conversion metric, in order to monetarily understand the successes and project the benefits of implementation over a period of time.
  • Within each campaign you can set up any number of success metrics, in the interest of understanding the behavior of your audience for each experience. But you will usually want to optimize for a specific conversion and move forward with the implementation based on the test results.
  • As a conversion optimization specialist in the field of education management, my team was tasked primarily with lead generation. Test & Target helped our marketing team better understand the behavior of our customers, informing our user experience decisions and creating more satisfying experiences for our audience.
Paul Labrise | 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 Target

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 Target
8.5
Pendo.io
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Target
6.3
Pendo.io
9.1

Usability

Adobe Target
1.1
Pendo.io
9.4

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Target
6.1
Pendo.io

Performance

Adobe Target
8.0
Pendo.io

Support Rating

Adobe Target
4.4
Pendo.io
5.3

In-Person Training

Adobe Target
8.1
Pendo.io

Online Training

Adobe Target
6.1
Pendo.io
9.1

Implementation Rating

Adobe Target
7.2
Pendo.io
9.0

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