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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenX

What are the best ways to integrate it with salesforce.com? What are the best ways to target our users with this tool? To segment the users?How can I integrate my ads with your adexchange-what sizes are you looking for in terms of banners, skyscrapers and so on. In this way I can plan my in house ad and those for the exchange to be the same size, to avoid duplication of work.
J C Mullally | TrustRadius Reviewer

Springbot

If you have a small marketing team with a small budget and you use Mailchimp & Adroll, Springbot might work for you. Otherwise, there are other more robust tools out there to accomplish the same goals. They need to work on more integrations with other ESPs and retargeting providers. And they need to work on making sure the data being sent to their customers is accurate.
Melissa Best | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Ad Network Integration

OpenX
6.5
Springbot
Data Transfer
OpenX
6.3
Springbot
DSP integration
OpenX
6.7
Springbot

Ad Campaigns

OpenX
7.0
Springbot
Ad campaign creation
OpenX
6.8
Springbot
Ad deployment
OpenX
6.8
Springbot
Display advertising
OpenX
7.4
Springbot
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
OpenX
6.8
Springbot
Sequence targeting
OpenX
7.4
Springbot

Ad Reporting & Analytics

OpenX
6.7
Springbot
Ad dashboards
OpenX
6.1
Springbot
Ad performance reports
OpenX
6.2
Springbot
Ad conversion tracking
OpenX
6.0
Springbot
Ad attribution reporting
OpenX
7.0
Springbot
Cross-channel ad management
OpenX
7.3
Springbot
Ad forecasting and optimization
OpenX
7.4
Springbot

Pros

OpenX

  • OpenX is a system that was designed to scale as is evident in some key design decisions found throughout the platform. The multi-server setup that was chosen at Mail.com allowed for a distributed server architecture which separated the front end web delivery nodes from the backend MySQL Database master which replicated data back to each front end delivery node mysql slave. This eased the ability to horizontally scale as needed due to the ingenious separation of the ad impressions data tables on the delivery nodes which were being collected locally on each ad impression and then processed periodically back to to the master database which replicated the aggregated statistics back to the delivery nodes. The ability to load balance across the front end web delivery nodes, add caching at many different layers, utilize a CDN for the static ad images, implement PHP accelerators, and hit memcached instead of the MySQL master made the OpenX platform a service that was very resilient to failures.
  • The ability to optimize the platform is also something that OpenX does very well. This is evident in many of the config key parameters available. In addition to OpenX specific tunable's, optimizations can be made at many different levels in which the system sits. These include hardware and operating system level optimizations, tcp and networking stack optimizations, web server/php-cgi configurations, and database (MySQL InnoDB) tunable's. There are many different optimization knobs that can be tuned to help scale the application for the best performance possible
  • The documentation was simple, to the point, and well written which led to an easy initial implementation and roll out of a multi-server setup. The installation and upgrade procedures were straight forward even for the complexities of the multi-server setup. I also found the OpenX team to be accessible and even got a chance to meet some of the team at their Up Close and Personal events at Cal Tech in Pasadena. Core developers were on hand to answer technical questions and also made themselves available to us via email and irq channels.
  • The open nature of the OpenX platform allows for flexibility in the choice of web serving platform to use (Apache, nginx, Lighttpd) and also the database management systems (MySQL, PostGreSQL)
Michael Grazziani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Springbot

  • They make promises
  • They could design nice things
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

OpenX

  • Propagation could be improved; ad units that need to go live immediately could take up to 45 minutes to propagate.
  • Over-complexity can be confusing. There are multiple tiers before assigning ad units per order and it seems unnecessary.
  • Real-time reporting or a status dashboard would be great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Springbot

  • Daily reports sometimes didn't arrive in my inbox. I'd have to contact my rep and wait several days before the issue was fixed. Sometimes the data on the daily report was incorrect. I would check revenue against the sales report in Magento and Google Analytics and the numbers didn't match up. It made it impossible for me to trust the data I was being given.
  • The Springbot shortened URLs were not adopted by our social engagement specialist because she felt they looked like spam links and our fans weren't clicking on them.
  • My social engagement specialist also didn't like the social posting tool. She felt it was more difficult to schedule her posts and decided to use Hootsuite instead. This took out an entire channel that we should have been able to track in Springbot.
  • All of the daily marketing suggestions pertained to SEO. Most of the time suggesting we increase the word count on our product descriptions. I would have loved to be able to turn off the SEO suggestions and find more actionable items than rewriting 900+ product descriptions which we had paid an SEO company thousands of dollars to write.
  • Our abandoned cart reporting was working at first and then stopped. When I asked why they said it was interference from another platform we were using on our site. But that platform was being used when the abandoned cart report was working, so that didn't make sense to me.
  • Springbot only integrated with MailChimp. At the time we were using Bronto for our ESP. My rep kept suggesting sending Welcome emails and Abandoned cart emails through Springbot. However, that would have screwed up my data in Bronto. Also, I didn't feel like I could customize the triggered emails enough to look like the emails going out in Bronto without having to bring a coder in.
  • We weren't able to use the trackable links in Google Adwords, which is where most of our revenue comes from. The trackable link caused a problem with Google Adwords' own tracking URLs.
Melissa Best | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

OpenX

OpenX 7.0
Based on 10 answers
I no longer work at the company where I was using OpenX, but if I were then I'd certainly stay aboard. Frankly, there are a lot of sunk costs involved with building all of the infrastructure we had put in place, the system was working very well even if reporting was a hassle, and our team was trained on it. Also, I'm not aware of another product that does everything else we'd need it to.
Avery Alix | TrustRadius Reviewer

Springbot

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

OpenX

OpenX 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I was given the system to use as part of setting up a whole new site from scratch in less than 2 months, with a large number of specialty hub pages to run ads on and lots of content I needed to run disease specific ads on. The system was easy for me to learn on the fly in a very compressed time frame. I would have loved more chance to really dig in under the hood to see all that it could do, but given how fast I had to work, I got everything up and running and looking great. And I did it ahead of my launch deadline too. My only reservation might be for people who are not as patient as I am in picking things up, or as hands on. Customer service was great if I needed them, and a quick start guide with the essentials would be ideal for those people.
J C Mullally | TrustRadius Reviewer

Springbot

Springbot 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's very easy to use, just not always accurate.
Melissa Best | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

OpenX

OpenX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
They went above and beyond without ever asking for additional money and we met our launch date and immediately started to meet and even surpass our business goals. Nothing was too much trouble, which really stood out compared to other companies I had and was at that time also working with. Customer service can really make or break any business; if i expect my staff to give good customer service, I expect to get it too, and Open X gave it.
J C Mullally | TrustRadius Reviewer

Springbot

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

OpenX

OpenX is less focused than MoPub and it has a bigger reach as it is not limited to the mobile app. Unlike MoPub that focuses on performance, OpenX comes from the branding world and is pushing into CTV and other areas of the industry more catered to traditional media agencies and not pure ad tech players.
Gabriela Band | TrustRadius Reviewer

Springbot

Springbit is more expensive, more complicated and delivered less.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

OpenX

  • OpenX made it easy to manage online advertising. At the time I used the product I was the lead developer in charge of implementing the solution but quickly was put into the role of managing the traffic and training other users. It was really easy for a technical user to become a traffic manager. Getting other users trained and up to speed was very efficient.
Torin Gilkey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Springbot

  • We were not able to send a single email through them in 3 months.
  • Wasted numerous hours of dealing with onboarding.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

OpenX

General

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

OpenX Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Springbot

General

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

Springbot Editions & Modules

Edition
Platform Base Package$199/month1
  1. for up to 5,000 subscribers (includes email marketing, social hub, reporting and dashboards, signup forms, automations, account management, support and onboarding. See website for additional package options.
Additional Pricing Details
See website for pricing calculator for additional pricing options.

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