Adzooma vs. HCL Unica

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adzooma
Score 7.1 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Adzooma’s AI and machine learning based Google and Facebook Ads platform, offers simple campaign management, 24/7 optimisation and time saving automation, all in a single interface. The platform includes many features including scanning for 50+ improvement opportunities, many of which can be actioned with a single click, tracking…
$19
per user/month - up to $1000 a month on ad spend
HCL Unica
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
HCL Unica (acquired by HCL Technologies from IBM in late 2018) is a suite of enterprise marketing management tools including marketing automation with cross-channel campaign management, budgeting and forecasting, project workflow management, asset management, brand management and spend management.N/A
Pricing
AdzoomaHCL Unica
Editions & Modules
Pilot
$19.00
per user/month - up to $1000 a month on ad spend
Advanced Pilot
$49.00
per user/month - up to $10,000 a month on ad spend
Rocket Pilot
$99.00
per user/month - up to $100,000 a month on ad spend
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AdzoomaHCL Unica
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsOur pricing is based on your combined monthly Google Ads and Facebook Ads spend. There are no long-term contracts and you can cancel anytime.
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User Ratings
AdzoomaHCL Unica
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(11 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AdzoomaHCL Unica
Likelihood to Recommend
Adzooma
This tool helps in productivity in managing PPC accounts. It allows you to easily track your accounts and campaigns. You can change between your accounts quickly without logging in/out. It helps automate your Google ad campaigns. It is recommended for PPC ad agencies. It is an easy tool to use and navigate through
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HCL Technologies
I think it is wel suited for a business with a lot of one on one relations in the database. For example a supermarket that sells products to a client and gives a reduction on that product. It is nice if the selection process is not to complex and does not involve to many calculations. It is also nice if it is very clear what you want to follow up. In our environment we have lots of many-to-many relations. for example one product is held by more then one client. And that client might have more of those products with other clients. These kind of situation demands for a lot of calculations with derived fields(*), and there things go far too slow. Unica is probably not such a good solution for us, because our environment is too complex, and so is to process of creating the selection, we often have to change things in the selection flows. Because of the complexity it is difficult to see what the flow is exactly doing afterwoods, it also takes to much time to modify existing campaigns. The interface is not handy to work with, if you have long lists of variables, of tables or derived fields(*) you have to scroll through trough them, you can not really search them or reorder them. You can not drag and drop fields or other objects like derived fields in the flow, what would be easy if you have to make frequent changes to the proces flow. When you copy objects something the content of the object changes because the links with other objects or lost. (*) derived field: field to calculate something
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Pros
Adzooma
  • Better analytics
  • Automation for campaign settings
  • More ad platforms in 1 dashboard
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HCL Technologies
  • Ability to translate Multiple SQL queries into a very easy to use visual GUI.
  • Provides the ability to pre-define segments, run them once in off hours, store them in their own system tables for quick youth and a significant reduction in CPU utilization on the database.
  • It’s use of Reusable objects. Including user variables to pre-define calculations one time, macros that you can create and pass values to parameterize the SQL code And the creation of templates to easily replicate work.
  • It’s ability to bring in external data on the fly that can very easily be mapped into any flowchart.
  • It’s flexibility and creating UNIX script via triggers to automate sending of files to multiple vendors with different FTP sites
  • It’s flexibility in the output layouts that it can create.
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Cons
Adzooma
  • Data pulled from accounts isn't always accurate.
  • Tool can be buggy/glitchy.
  • Onboarding can be better.
  • Allow more accounts/users.
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HCL Technologies
  • Greater integration of real time (Interact) capabilities with outbound channels, in particular IBM eMessage Email & SMS delivery.
  • Additional outbound channels to be integrated into eMessage, including Facebook Fanpage & Twitter DM broadcasts. At the moment these are possible only through custom additional integration.
  • Support for additional marketing database technology, e.g. MySQL, Exasol, ParAccel, WX2.
  • Provision of database technology with software purchase, as Web technology (IBM WebSphere Express) is supplied for free, but no database is supplied - since IBM also market DB2, which is a supported technology it seems a shame.
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Likelihood to Renew
Adzooma
No answers on this topic
HCL Technologies
There are three main factors to renew a licence: 1) Cost to migrate to another platform would be rather expensive and time consuming, plus the requirement of retraining employees to use a new tool 2) It has been proven time and time again that it is a market leader in the space (10 years +) 3) It can be built upon, with the addition of additional IBM EMM modules - despite theories it does have very strong digital capabilities.
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Usability
Adzooma
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HCL Technologies
I think it is easy to use, if you don't have to do to complex selections.
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Support Rating
Adzooma
Adzooma has a solid team but their team works in UK time zone so it's hard to get in touch with them. Usually, they are helpful but sometimes they're not. They won't know what problems you have and might ignore you on that. Their support has been decent in updating and fixing bugs at a good rate.
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HCL Technologies
I didn't use the Unica support since it is with IBM, only before.
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Implementation Rating
Adzooma
No answers on this topic
HCL Technologies
- We had to rebuild a part of the datamart afterwards to tighten up and simplify the selection process. But as it was too time consuming to rebuild all the existing campaigns, we no run campaigns on different versions of the datamart. - The response tracking of the campaigns never worked out well, it was impossible to implement a direct response where there is a link between the lead and the response in our operational process
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Alternatives Considered
Adzooma
No answers on this topic
HCL Technologies
The contact history and the response history are so powerful. You can track whatever you want to help the call center to push relevant offers to our customer. In addition, predictive models can be built, with patience, in IBM Campaign. If you have some complaints from the call center about any campaigns, you can easily validate it into the contact or response history.
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Return on Investment
Adzooma
  • Saved on ad spent
  • Automation to avoid spending too much
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HCL Technologies
  • It helps my clients drive their business which in turn, drives more profit for them.
  • It helps my clients determine what works, and what doesn't work, in terms of their social marketing campaigns.
  • It helps navigate proper budgeting through determining what clients' users respond to, and what they find unique.
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ScreenShots

Adzooma Screenshots

Screenshot of Dashboard ViewScreenshot of Applying OpportunitiesScreenshot of Create Automation RulesScreenshot of Manage Multiple AccountsScreenshot of Add Multiple UsersScreenshot of Create Custom Reports

HCL Unica Screenshots

Screenshot of End-to-end campaign managementScreenshot of Faster campaign creation