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CloverDX designer as a standalone is well suited for fairly straightforward transformations of data. If you want to do large scale data integrations, then their server edition adds an extra level of automation and job control.
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This solution helped us when we were stuck trying to explore data deeper and didn’t have enough resources to prepare data for further analysis. The software solves data integrity problems bringing more granularity to all insights. Integration with data visualization tools and well-arranged insights shows how each of the company’s marketing channels performs in real-time. Improvado is also useful for risk mitigation when launching or adjusting marketing strategies. It may also become a valuable tool for businesses, who are aiming at automation and the elimination of routine processes. ETL processes automation unleashes marketing analysts’ potential granting them more time for research of marketing reports.
Read full review Pros Connects with Salesforce very well The graphical view of the transformations allows for easy creations and maintenance Support has always been eager to assist with any graph creation difficulties I run into Read full review ETL processes. Once adjusted, Improvado never fails to streamline data from our advertisement platforms to the data warehouse. Variety of data sources. Improvado extracts data from over 200 sources, including both well-established platforms and the ones that are rapidly gaining momentum. Full-cycle support. Improvado provided us with a dedicated manager available 24/7. Any issues that arose during the product integration were settled in a matter of minutes. Flexibility and client-focused approach. After the integration, we adjusted our marketing campaign and needed new ad platforms to be integrated. The vendor allocated the development team ASAP to add new connectors to our existing network. Professional services package. The company doesn't provide dashboard views by default. However, we had no time to figure out how to do it ourselves, so we hired a team of Improvado's analysts that set everything up for us. Read full review Cons The initial learning curve is a little steep. Not very steep or super steep, just a little steep. Having enough memory for large multi-step problems can be an issue if the graph isn't designed well. Read full review Improvado didn’t have all the integrations that we needed. However, they offered full coverage and quickly found ways to extract data from the sources we required. The user interface for BI tools may be confusing to inexperienced users. Personally, I didn't have any problems. However, some of the junior marketing specialists from my department needed more time to adapt to the UI. Otherwise, the interface is great. Read full review Support Rating
While CloverDX has an active forum for users to submit questions and assist with answers, their in house support team is incredibly responsive when I've contacted them for assistance. This seems almost at odds with most other software companies who try to save money on tech support by promoting a forum or knowledge base.
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CloverDX was a less expensive alternative to Talend and had a more intuitive interface from what I could see during the evaluation.
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We chose Improvado for the following reasons:
Their data transformation framework cleans, normalizes and prepares data for loading into our data visualization tool; We connected our CRM to our analytics tool and as ad account; Extensive social media reports - the marketing team can view our ads, posts, comments right from the dashboard. Scheduled reports and immediate data sync options help us to get the reports with the most accurate data at the time we need them; Google Ads auto-connect new ad accounts.
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and has opted for Improvado because of the following drawbacks:
With Funnel we’d have to set up an extraction process for each campaign and account manually; The more accounts you need to connect or integrations to use, the more you’ll pay; Limited data storage options; Complicated account export. We had to filter accounts to export through the custom filter rules. Read full review Return on Investment Work that use to take multiple people 20 to 30 hours a week to complete each has now been fully automated to where only 1 or 2 hours a week for maintenance is required. Read full review Increased ROI Improved cost of acquisition analysis Improved CPA, CPI, CPL report drawing process Read full review ScreenShots