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Likelihood to Recommend

Allocadia

Although the Analytics part is already available it could be improved. So for now Allocadia is very recommended if you are looking for a data maintenance software but less appropriate as a analysis tool. Ask yourself what is it you are looking for (analysis or controlling) and for which purposes (management level or specialists). The costs are very resonable and an absolute Plus!
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Hive9

If you are a large marketing organization (Enterprise level), this tool is perfect. As long as you can get buy in for the proper integrations, it will make tracking program success much easier, allowing for real-time reporting on the fly. If you are a smaller, more scrappy marketing organization, it can feel cumbersome at first, but it may also help your teams adopt best-practice project structures. To truly gain the benefits of the system, you must be running targeted lead generation campaigns with tangible goals and outcomes. Otherwise, you likely won't get the value from the tool
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Pros

Allocadia

  • The user interface is clean, well-thought out, and easy for marketers to use. It behaves like their spreadsheets in all the right ways...without the baggage of having budgets locked into separate spreadsheets.
  • Allocadia knows that revenue attribution is important, and has great out-of-the-box adapters to flow actual spend and actual performance in to the tool.
  • The reporting engine is both substance and style. Data is accurate, can be sliced-and-diced, and is easy for marketers to get what they want in an ad hoc fashion, if a canned report does not already exist. The visuals are also excellent, which promotes the use of analysis.
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Hive9

  • The integration with SalesForce is great and allows for data to be more easily pulled and viewed through the Hive9 system. It seamlessly combines spend data with program data so identifying and analyzing better-performing programs is easy.
  • The reporting options in Hive9 are very robust and valuable for both marketing teams as well as finance and executive sponsors/stakeholders. The reporting was built from Sirius Decision's demand generation waterfall so it incorporates best practices for lead tracking and reporting.
  • The fact that Hive9 integrates with sales and marketing automation systems as well as prominent accounting systems makes it an extremely valuable tool to bring in key data points to tell the story of marketing efficacy.
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Cons

Allocadia

  • The wording between the "plan" and "forecast" sections can be confusing at first, as they both imply the same type of activity.
  • Better recovery options for admins if folders are accidentally deleted - had this happen and took a week of manual recreation from an internal admin to get us up and running again.
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Hive9

  • The hierarchy of programs/initiatives can be pretty clunky and cumbersome. While it probably works great for larger size, enterprise organizations, it does not always jive with mid size to smaller companies - it can feel very constrained.
  • There is currently no way to create a "flat" organizational structure of users. This can be very limiting for smaller-sized marketing organizations. Although I believe they are addressing this very soon.
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Likelihood to Renew

Allocadia

Allocadia 6.4
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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Hive9

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Usability

Allocadia

Allocadia 8.2
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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Hive9

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Alternatives Considered

Allocadia

Our Marketing IT Director vetted out the different products and we were sent Allocadia to test. Due to how we run our media and marketing department, this was really the only solution I saw since it most closely aligned with how we run our media.
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Hive9

My company had selected Hive9 prior to me joining the company
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Return on Investment

Allocadia

  • Allocadia's integration with Salesforce.com allows for complete marketing and sales funnel tracking, conversion, and spend analytics.
  • Allocadia's visual display and representation of ROI is incredibly helpful for end users.
  • Allocadia's analytic capabilities allow you to refine your marketing tactics by analyzing trends, allowing you to choose the most effective marketing activities, or types of marketing activities.
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Hive9

  • While we are continuing to work through some integration issues to ensure tracking accurate data, the tool has already helped our team to learn to better focus on budget management.
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Pricing Details

Allocadia

General

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

Hive9

General

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

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