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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Digital Analytics

IBM analytics has continued to improve upon the days of being the original core metrics. After using the updated version for quite some time, it has been great at providing the needed analytics to measure ROI and goal performance for our quarterly KPI's. It has resulted in a great increase in web engagements although we are a midsize company, smaller outfits may not need such an expensive option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

The scenarios where a tag management solution is appropriate are:
  • Your marketing team needs to move faster on actionable data than your IT team can deploy tags.
  • You want to give your marketing team the power and responsibility of managing and deploying analytics tags.
  • Vendor tags are interfering with site performance or uptime and you wish to have an easy "off" switch.
One key question to ask is: "Do I need assistance with the technical implementation of the data layer?". And if you do, "how much assistance?". Another question is "does our marketing team need direction on a data layer or tagging strategy?" Tealium excels at these areas because of their excellent support before, during, and after implementation.
David Gailey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

IBM Digital Analytics
Tealium iQ
8.9
Role-based user permissions
IBM Digital Analytics
Tealium iQ
8.9

Tag Management

IBM Digital Analytics
Tealium iQ
7.1
Tag library
IBM Digital Analytics
Tealium iQ
8.7
Tag variable mapping
IBM Digital Analytics
Tealium iQ
8.2
Ease of writing custom tags
IBM Digital Analytics
Tealium iQ
6.5
Rules-driven tag execution
IBM Digital Analytics
Tealium iQ
7.2
Tag performance monitoring
IBM Digital Analytics
Tealium iQ
5.4
Improved page load times
IBM Digital Analytics
Tealium iQ
5.3
Mobile app tagging
IBM Digital Analytics
Tealium iQ
7.5
Library of JavaScript extensions
IBM Digital Analytics
Tealium iQ
8.5

Data Management & Integrity

IBM Digital Analytics
Tealium iQ
7.3
Event tracking
IBM Digital Analytics
Tealium iQ
8.0
Mobile event tracking
IBM Digital Analytics
Tealium iQ
7.5
Data distribution management
IBM Digital Analytics
Tealium iQ
7.6
Universal data layer
IBM Digital Analytics
Tealium iQ
8.4
Automated error checking
IBM Digital Analytics
Tealium iQ
4.9

Pros

IBM Digital Analytics

  • IBM Digital Analytics is a strong offering for retail eCommerce clients, based on the out-of-the-box metrics available around product views, items added and abandoned, as well as the ability to remarke to the individual user based on that information.
  • Fairly straight forward implementation compared to the other major tools
  • Visitor stitching - I feel the IBM Live Profile is very accurate at creating a full picture of an individual user and provides opportunities to create better messages to them.
  • Having IBM Support as a an immediate resource to clarify or troubleshoot any of the system features has been very beneficial as well
John Runyon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

  • Allows us to stay nimble and focus on limited developer resources to other more critical development tasks.
  • By have the flexibility to add, but also to remove tags easily, you can ensure your site speed doesn't suffer from forgotten tags still on the site.
Kelly Saux | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Digital Analytics

  • The user interface is dated and flash based which makes it very difficult to use on mobile. The visualizations and graphs are nice but hopefully they will move away from flash soon.
  • The custom reporting module, Explore, is powerful and the only place to entirely customize display columns and metrics but it is limited to a certain number of credits each month. Each month of data included in a report uses 1 report credit.
  • Inside the Digital Analytics interface you are limited in the number of one time and persistent segments you can create. One time segments must be within the last 93 days and the date range cannot exceed 35 days. Depending on the reporting request that comes up you may run into this limitation.
Seth Poplaski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

  • Tealium iQ can be an intimidating solution to understand and use. So, it is highly valuable to have walkthroughs and setup wizards that reduce that barrier of entry to the solution.
  • Communicating out the latest changes and ways to leverage them is a constant challenge for Tealium given the rapid release of features. Making sure this messaging is clear by leveraging a mobile Tealium Customer Application like that used for Digital Velocity to communicate out the latest and greatest changes may be an opportunity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Digital Analytics

IBM Digital Analytics 6.0
Based on 19 answers
With DA being part of the IBM portfolio you know it will benefit from the size and scale of what IBM has to offer. Whether it be acquisitions or the product roadmap you know IBM will want to ensure that DA is right at the top of the market
Gareth Beer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

Tealium iQ 9.6
Based on 14 answers
Tealium continues to impress us with their focus on innovation and continuous improvement. Their support team makes use feel as though we are their one and only client. They exceed our expectations from both a product and people perspective, so we have no reason to look elsewhere!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM Digital Analytics

IBM Digital Analytics 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to implement and use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

Tealium iQ 8.5
Based on 5 answers
Tealium is very straight forward and transparent in its tool interface. It does a good job of providing information and resources around every function of the tool. This allows a user to be comforted knowing there is a wealth of information surrounding any specific action in the tool for a user to rely on
David Campanella | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

IBM Digital Analytics

IBM Digital Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Never had any issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

IBM Digital Analytics

IBM Digital Analytics 8.0
Based on 1 answer
As reports are templated, the system is pretty quick. Sometimes you have to wait a bit for a report to render. Or you might have to re-load the page. But there is no real issue here and the system is on par with other similar systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

Tealium iQ 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Great user interface. Easy to use. Very responsive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Digital Analytics

IBM Digital Analytics 2.3
Based on 4 answers
Overall, the level of support is very good and I would say it is a strong asset of the solution. However, you can sometimes feel that there is a difference of level among the support team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

Tealium iQ 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Our AM is the best part of our Tealium relationship. He's well aware of our sites and KPIs, responsive, and always goes the extra mile to help.
Jeremy Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

IBM Digital Analytics

IBM Digital Analytics 7.1
Based on 2 answers
Online training is really great. One of the best assets that they have. Lots of great videos, pop quizzes at the end of each module. Fantastic. Other tools have similar features, but not as good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

IBM Digital Analytics

IBM Digital Analytics 9.9
Based on 2 answers
See previous comment: reading and understanding the encyclopedic implementation guide is a must.
Timothy Ponce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

Tealium iQ 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation had some bumps in the road and it was new for all of us, but for the most part, it was easier than many other implementations we've done with other technologies.
Jeremy Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM Digital Analytics

Much of the work we did in IBM Digital Analytics could have been answered through Google Analytics, a much simpler, agile and FREE solution set. Not mention, given the vast number of Google Analytics USERS, free and actionable support is simply a click away ... this compared to IBM Digital Analytics fractured and often absent support service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

Tealium is the only tag management system I've personally used, but it's way better than our websites' former tagging systems (autotagging or WebTrends) because it gives us the flexibility to rename key/value pairs so our data is intuitive and easily understandable for an end user.
Courtney Craig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

IBM Digital Analytics

IBM Digital Analytics 9.0
Based on 1 answer
This solution can support large amount of data and transaction. The way that user management features are built, it shows it is meant for large organizations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

IBM Digital Analytics

  • We spend too much time trying to work around bugs on the new UI.
  • We spend too much time trying to figure out how to make certain segments work because support and the knowledge center are lackluster.
  • Our sales rep is very unresponsive and leaves us searching for a lot of answers on our own, including what other products we may benefit from that IBM offers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

  • We haven't recognized all of the benefits yet, since we're still working on implementation, but our last set of tags deployed (Quantcast, Criteo) were quite painful to implement. Once we get our Tealium data layer properly implemented, we're looking forward to the day where we can deploy a new tag for a display vendor with a few clicks.
  • Just having a paid option is a nice improvement over Google's free product, which means support is non-existent. Our business is at the point where paying for support is preferable to free product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Digital Analytics

General

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

Tealium iQ

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Digital Analytics
3.8
Tealium iQ
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Digital Analytics
6.0
Tealium iQ
9.6

Usability

IBM Digital Analytics
9.0
Tealium iQ
8.5

Reliability and Availability

IBM Digital Analytics
10.0
Tealium iQ

Performance

IBM Digital Analytics
8.0
Tealium iQ
9.0

Support Rating

IBM Digital Analytics
2.3
Tealium iQ
10.0

Online Training

IBM Digital Analytics
7.1
Tealium iQ

Implementation Rating

IBM Digital Analytics
9.9
Tealium iQ
7.0

Scalability

IBM Digital Analytics
9.0
Tealium iQ

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