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Allocadia

15 Ratings

Aprimo

18 Ratings

Allocadia

15 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

Aprimo

18 Ratings
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Score 6.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Allocadia

In my opinion, no software exists that is perfect for 100% of organizations. However, Allocadia is industry neutral and works for 2 marketers or 2000 marketers...it's very scalable in terms of functionality and infrastructure.
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Aprimo

I would advise him/her to meet with an Aprimo consultant to understand all of the capabilities of the software. I have a feeling that Aprimo does have the planning capability we urgently desire, but the training platforms Aprimo offers are very limited. Perhaps a valuable proposition would be for certain employees to become power users who are constantly seeking out improvements within our company's use of Aprimo.
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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Excellent customer support
  • Product development is accessible for product enhancement ideas
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  • In general the capabilities within Marketing Resource Management seem like a platform built by marketers for marketers.
  • The out of the box processes are pretty
  • The uniformity of the user experience across modules makes user training and change management a lot We are still in early stages of using the reporting capabilities, but we can see lots of value in what they Unica was not as standardized.
  • We are still very much focused on adoption.
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Cons

  • Not really at fault of Allocadia, but my marketing users have many different programs that they are using in addition, which makes things complicated. (ie. Project management tool for managing projects and workload, Allocadia, for building the budget, marketing automation for building campaigns, Salesforce for tracking campaigns, etc....)
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  • Very difficult to learn, confusing language and practically no help to speak of.
  • too easy to delete or close a project, and no way to reset or skip a step. (this happens all the time.)
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Likelihood to Renew

Allocadia6.4
Based on 5 answers
I am hesitant to comment on renewal in detail because we haven't been using the system for very long. But I am encouraged by the speed and ease of implementation, and look forward to getting to know the system better.
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Aprimo5.9
Based on 7 answers
I understand that there are other aspects of the program that our organization was hoping to utilize, once we got past the initial usage, but we hav not moved in that direction yet.
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Usability

Allocadia8.2
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use and allows you to track just about anything that's important to your business
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Aprimo3.7
Based on 4 answers
very hard to work with.
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Reliability and Availability

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Aprimo10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have not yet experienced any downtime
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Performance

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Aprimo8.0
Based on 1 answer
We are struggling with it though I think it’s our firewall i.e. an internal issue. Accessing the software outside or on mobile is faster.

They have a multi-tenant and single tenant option (more expensive) . We bought the single tenant option in anticipation of using Campaign Management and based upon our scale. You get more capabilities with single tenant
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Support

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Aprimo8.0
Based on 1 answer
Customer service has been responsive and attentive in line with the service we have bought. However, any organization that wants to make investments in Aprimo should plan to make an investment in internal support headcount to serve as the first line of defense for user issues and inquiries otherwise it could become too expensive.

We are on a standard service plan. You get 8 hours/month of whatever you want to ask them. This has been good enough. Will be buying more when we implement campaign management
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In-Person Training

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Aprimo8.0
Based on 1 answer
Aprimo offered a number of hands on sessions customized for each group. As such, they address specific needs and configurations of each team. These sessions also offered another round of cross-functional collaboration in process design.
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Online Training

Allocadia7.3
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Aprimo6.0
Based on 1 answer
It was very generic and we took it prior to configuration. It was however adequate to educate our user in the basic capabilities that will have become available to them after deployment.
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Implementation

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Aprimo10.0
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We were very well supported. TopRight who performed the process/requirements definition as well as project management functions came with ample experience with various marketing automation platforms. They also came with very good multi-channel marketing experience that allowed them to tackle this implementation as a marketing deployment and not a technology deployment. TopRight bring expertise in multi-channels strategy.

Aprimo performed the configuration and training functions. Their personnel were very well versed in their platform and brought much empathy to a deployment that required a great deal of change management.

I am stunned by how many people (from for-profit sector who work here) have not been exposed to these types of platforms. I want to make sure that folks are so accustomed to user interface. When I roll-out campaign management, teaching them the art and science of campaign management versus just learning the tool. TopRight are marketers. They are familiar with all these technologies. Their job has been to define processes, best practices and turn into training. Similar to training from Salesforce.com about funnel mgmt etc, vs. just the product. We will create training modules that are agnostic to the platform
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Alternatives Considered

Allocadia was much easier to use and did calculations for us that we had to do on our own in MarcomCentral
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Unica - Both platforms (i.e. Unica and Aprimo) delivered comparable capabilities. However, due to internal limitations around technical support and technical maturity of the organization we selected Aprimo as it delivered the more user friendly user interface. Unica requires more technical saviness. With Aprimo you can be completely non-technical.

We evaluated Epsilon, but they were too expensive and don’t compete on price.

We evaluated Axciom. They offered an outsourced full service and were very powerful, but we wanted to bring capabilities more in-house. The capabilities were more advanced that we needed today. We felt Aprimo or Unica could both carry us a long way.

We did not look at marketing automation vendors like Eloqua, Marketo. From a scale standpoint, we were looking for campaign management and not just marketing automation. Also wanted MRM (Marketing Resource Management) or internal workflow management capabilities. We did not take a deep dive as they didn’t have the full suite solution
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Return on Investment

  • We have greater efficiency in monitoring our campaign spends.
  • We can plan future budget allocations more effectively with the dashboards and other calculations.
  • We have less stress, since we don't have to fear the annual reconciliation of planned budgets to actual spend.
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  • Very challenging to Adapt especially complex workflows
  • Ability to meet organisational changes that will reduce the ROI
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Pricing Details

Allocadia

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
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Aprimo

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