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Aprimo

18 Ratings
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Score 6.7 out of 101

IBM Marketing Operations

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Score 5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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IBM Marketing Operations

It's not a modern tool, however, the engine is strong and has all features of a project management. But today's tools are very flexible and their UI is very modern and allows end users to create fields/forms and various validations. In terms of API as well, new modern tools are very advanced.
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Pros

  • 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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  • The tactic creation workflow inside Marketing Operations is really strong and flexible
  • Integration of Marketing Operations with IBM Campaign is one good area
  • Integration with IBM Interact is strong area
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Cons

  • Perhaps it was an internal issue but majority of our back end admin was based overseas and this made time zone challenging
  • We could not edit a small change ourselves and would need an admin to edit it - this was silly when it was something simple like one missing word
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  • The User Interface is one of the areas where a lot of work is required
  • Debugging Marketing Operations is very tough, the logs don't provide enough information. Basic features like who updated the record and at what time is lacking
  • The tool should open up more configuration changes in hands of users. You can't even put custom system validations if you want
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Likelihood to Renew

Aprimo5.9
Based on 7 answers
Aprimo does not have a full support team in Brazil and does not have account manager to help us develop and improve our processes.
An important factor is that Aprimo is more expensive than other players in the market, so the ROI has to be very clear in order to renew the contract.
Besides these problems, Aprimo is a very powerful tool and allow us to do a lot of tracking and analysis in our contact database at the same time is a complete email manager.
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Usability

Aprimo3.7
Based on 4 answers
very hard to work with.
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Reliability and Availability

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

Aprimo8.0
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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

Aprimo8.0
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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

Aprimo8.0
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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

Aprimo6.0
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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

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

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

  • Internal tool once implemented so save on external design fees
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  • The business wants to go less to IT, however, the tool doesn't allow much in hands of end user so it's has a negative impact in terms of flexibility
  • In terms of integration with various tools like Campaign and Interact, the tool has a positive impact
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Pricing Details

Aprimo

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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IBM Marketing Operations

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