Constructor.io Search vs. Monetate

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Constructor.io Search
Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Constructor Search promises to improve conversions and revenue from onsite and in-app search, using search science and artificial intelligence, Constructor's cloud-based search-as-a-service solution uses natural language processing, machine learning-enhanced results ranking, collaborative personalization, and merchant controls to power enterprise-grade onsite and in-app search. Whether search results are optimized for relevance, revenue, conversions, conversations — or all of the…N/A
Monetate
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Monetate (formerly Kibo Personalization, powered by Monetate and Certona) is an ecommerce personalization software for consumer-facing brands. Monetate enables brands to create individualized experiences for site visitors, with the goal of improving engagement and business performance. Founded in 2008, Monetate services Adidas, Lufthansa, Office Depot, Reebok, Wolseley, and other companies.N/A
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Constructor.io SearchMonetate
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(105 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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(0 ratings)
8.2
(24 ratings)
Usability
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6.3
(17 ratings)
Availability
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
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8.0
(16 ratings)
In-Person Training
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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9.1
(4 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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7.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Constructor.io SearchMonetate
Likelihood to Recommend
Constructor.io Corporation
Constructor.io Search takes all of the guesswork out of maintaining a search engine. As merchandisers or product teams, we have educated guesses at how search relevance should work but the customer is always king. We can't always predict the ways in which consumers will search or what their intent is. That's why the behavioral-driven approach that Constructor.io employs works so well. It means that merchandisers can focus on their sales and promotional responsibilities, instead of wasting time and bandwidth on base-level relevance questions.
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Monetate
Monetate is a fully functional space to generate multiple marketing campaigns for your company on the web, many of the functions found in this program are a contribution to manage your content correctly and give it the space you are looking for, we We recommend it one hundred percent. We feel very comfortable with everything we have been able to achieve thanks to this program.
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Pros
Constructor.io Corporation
  • Optimizes for business KPIs, not string matches, so merchandisers can focus on strategy instead of maintaining a dictionary.
  • Gives merchandisers control to curate the right customer experience per their expert understanding.
  • Customer/technical support during and after implementation.
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Monetate
  • Audience segmentation is relatively painless. They provide a robust way to granularly target visitors by device type, location, weather, demographics, etc.
  • Our CSM has been very engaged and detailed in supporting our partnership. She provides very prompt responses and clearly works hard to push the Kibo team when possible.
  • The User Interface to develop new actions is not terrible.
  • Supports Single Sign On, which is the preferred method of managing users at my organization.
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Cons
Constructor.io Corporation
  • Visibility of the personalization algorithm.
  • Exposing detailed analytics within the customer-facing dashboard.
  • "Top searches" available via API.
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Monetate
  • We'd like to be able to use the Monetate resources to help us set up tests that require web dev (to get it out of our backlog), but they also have wait times similar to our internal ones. I realize resources are hard to come by, but this is an area we'd love to be able to utilize more if the turnaround were quicker.
  • IE is always a problem. I know it's not Monetate-specific though, and many tools struggle with IE.
  • We have a large percentage of our users who use IE, and I'd like to provide more experiences in IE without and additional hassle.
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Likelihood to Renew
Constructor.io Corporation
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Monetate
I had never worked within a company that had a tool like this. It made my life as a designer and a creative manager much easier with it's easy to use interface and limitless possibilities in terms of creative. I would highly recommend taking Monetate for a test drive, you will not be disappointed.
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Usability
Constructor.io Corporation
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Monetate
Part of what I love about Monetate is how intuitive the tool is. Very very easy to use - based on the basics - Who/What/When/Where concept. Anyone can jump right in and start using the tool. And very easy to copy campaigns and tweak to continue to build experiences. We recently added Monetate on mobile and similar experience - easy to jump back and forth between platforms. Also love the analytics dashboard...easily quantifiable and easy to get tidbits that are digestible for others not as familiar with tool.
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Support Rating
Constructor.io Corporation
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Monetate
Monetate support team meets with use weekly, answers emails daily and promptly. They are proactive about getting answers for us when we need it and offering suggestions based on observations they have or learnings they want to share from other partners. Monetate's support is top notch.
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Implementation Rating
Constructor.io Corporation
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Monetate
Monetate installs easily and sets up personalization with just a few clicks. We never used the recommendation engine but the multivariant testing was great.
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Alternatives Considered
Constructor.io Corporation
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Monetate
At the time of selection, it was the best tool to fit our business needs. The day-to-day users were able to create some experiences on their own and did not require much oversight. We also had developer support built into our contract along with internal developer support so most experiences were achievable. We believed it was as good and in some ways better than the other comparable tools on the market.
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Return on Investment
Constructor.io Corporation
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Monetate
  • We are really starting to understand our audience and what they prefer on our website. One example is on our product display pages, we learned that our visitors convert about 35% more when content is laid out in one fashion versus another. Another example is our promotional banners perform better when it takes up the width of the page versus the margins pulled in more.
  • At first, Monetate was a negative ROI - we were paying for a service we weren't getting, and not understanding the full power of the program. With the new optimization firm however, we are now really able to churn out more tests, have a clean and direct test plan, and finally seeing tangible results.
  • As an aside, Monetate has helped us just save time and money on creating our promotional banners now so we don't have to get with our development team each time we want to put one up. Even without running a test, it has let us add content to our site when we need to (as we already have the experiments set up as we need it to and we can quickly duplicate it) without our developers getting in there to make those short-lived changes.
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