HCL Unica vs. Pega Customer Decision Hub

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HCL Unica
Score 7.9 out of 10
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HCL Unica (acquired by HCL Technologies from IBM in late 2018) is a suite of enterprise marketing management tools including marketing automation with cross-channel campaign management, budgeting and forecasting, project workflow management, asset management, brand management and spend management.N/A
Pega Customer Decision Hub
Score 6.8 out of 10
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Pega Customer Decision Hub optimizes customer lifetime value by providing an “always-on brain” to unify data, analytics, and channels into one connected experience. Customer Decision Hub collects data from every interaction as it’s taking place, combines that with the customer’s full interaction history to determine their current context, and then delivers nextbest-action recommendations. Pega aims to enable users to pivot between selling, serving, retaining, and nurturing in real time.
$97
Per User Per Month
Pricing
HCL UnicaPega Customer Decision Hub
Editions & Modules
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Case Management
$97.00
Per User Per Month
Unified Messaging
$145.00
Per User Per Month
Enterprise
$165.00
Per User Per Month
Digital Customer Engagement
$260.00
Per User Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HCL UnicaPega Customer Decision Hub
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
HCL UnicaPega Customer Decision Hub
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(15 ratings)
8.2
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
3.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.2
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HCL UnicaPega Customer Decision Hub
Likelihood to Recommend
HCL Technologies
I think it is wel suited for a business with a lot of one on one relations in the database. For example a supermarket that sells products to a client and gives a reduction on that product. It is nice if the selection process is not to complex and does not involve to many calculations. It is also nice if it is very clear what you want to follow up. In our environment we have lots of many-to-many relations. for example one product is held by more then one client. And that client might have more of those products with other clients. These kind of situation demands for a lot of calculations with derived fields(*), and there things go far too slow. Unica is probably not such a good solution for us, because our environment is too complex, and so is to process of creating the selection, we often have to change things in the selection flows. Because of the complexity it is difficult to see what the flow is exactly doing afterwoods, it also takes to much time to modify existing campaigns. The interface is not handy to work with, if you have long lists of variables, of tables or derived fields(*) you have to scroll through trough them, you can not really search them or reorder them. You can not drag and drop fields or other objects like derived fields in the flow, what would be easy if you have to make frequent changes to the proces flow. When you copy objects something the content of the object changes because the links with other objects or lost. (*) derived field: field to calculate something
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Pegasystems
PRPC is a BPM and Case management suite from Pega Systems. Pega is a comprehensive suite which offers a unique theme of BPM development in the market. A no-coding approach based on rules with inheritance makes Pega a very powerful product but is very difficult to learn. Even, if we go to Pegasystems for training, we have to work on a project at least for a year to have some confidence. Areas where it requires improvements: 1) One of the first things that client's IT department questions about is proprietary BLOB column in PRPC, for them, it is a disadvantage, but as we all know BLOB is what makes the highly complex data model of any BPM application fit inside to a common schema which eliminates the help of a DBA. 2) Another area of improvement is: when using the wizards to generate rules (such as the connector wizards) you have to be careful about the level of coupling between the work object's data model and the interface's data model. This can also create maintenance issues. 3) The complete Pega suite of products have a long time to develop and deploy and it can be easily done using other low-cost software.
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Pros
HCL Technologies
  • Ability to translate Multiple SQL queries into a very easy to use visual GUI.
  • Provides the ability to pre-define segments, run them once in off hours, store them in their own system tables for quick youth and a significant reduction in CPU utilization on the database.
  • It’s use of Reusable objects. Including user variables to pre-define calculations one time, macros that you can create and pass values to parameterize the SQL code And the creation of templates to easily replicate work.
  • It’s ability to bring in external data on the fly that can very easily be mapped into any flowchart.
  • It’s flexibility and creating UNIX script via triggers to automate sending of files to multiple vendors with different FTP sites
  • It’s flexibility in the output layouts that it can create.
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Pegasystems
  • Ability to design custom integrated campaigns
  • Analytics to provide key insights and ability to tune your campaign accordingly
  • Ability to design agent workflows
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Cons
HCL Technologies
  • Greater integration of real time (Interact) capabilities with outbound channels, in particular IBM eMessage Email & SMS delivery.
  • Additional outbound channels to be integrated into eMessage, including Facebook Fanpage & Twitter DM broadcasts. At the moment these are possible only through custom additional integration.
  • Support for additional marketing database technology, e.g. MySQL, Exasol, ParAccel, WX2.
  • Provision of database technology with software purchase, as Web technology (IBM WebSphere Express) is supplied for free, but no database is supplied - since IBM also market DB2, which is a supported technology it seems a shame.
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Pegasystems
  • Pega Customer Engagement Suite is ready to use out of the box with several features, but custom development is always needed.
  • Although new features can be quickly implemented, they have to go through a screening Business analysis process, QA screening and SCRUM based development.
  • Pega eliminates the need for custom code, but there are rare cases where an specific requirement has little to no support from Pega, and implementing custom code can break OOB functionality and make the system unstable.
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Likelihood to Renew
HCL Technologies
There are three main factors to renew a licence: 1) Cost to migrate to another platform would be rather expensive and time consuming, plus the requirement of retraining employees to use a new tool 2) It has been proven time and time again that it is a market leader in the space (10 years +) 3) It can be built upon, with the addition of additional IBM EMM modules - despite theories it does have very strong digital capabilities.
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Pegasystems
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Usability
HCL Technologies
I think it is easy to use, if you don't have to do to complex selections.
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Pegasystems
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Support Rating
HCL Technologies
I didn't use the Unica support since it is with IBM, only before.
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Pegasystems
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
HCL Technologies
- We had to rebuild a part of the datamart afterwards to tighten up and simplify the selection process. But as it was too time consuming to rebuild all the existing campaigns, we no run campaigns on different versions of the datamart. - The response tracking of the campaigns never worked out well, it was impossible to implement a direct response where there is a link between the lead and the response in our operational process
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Pegasystems
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Alternatives Considered
HCL Technologies
The contact history and the response history are so powerful. You can track whatever you want to help the call center to push relevant offers to our customer. In addition, predictive models can be built, with patience, in IBM Campaign. If you have some complaints from the call center about any campaigns, you can easily validate it into the contact or response history.
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Pegasystems
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Return on Investment
HCL Technologies
  • It helps my clients drive their business which in turn, drives more profit for them.
  • It helps my clients determine what works, and what doesn't work, in terms of their social marketing campaigns.
  • It helps navigate proper budgeting through determining what clients' users respond to, and what they find unique.
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Pegasystems
  • Cost savings on print marketing and email due to better targeting
  • More timely campaigns to reach customers at the right time
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ScreenShots

HCL Unica Screenshots

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