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I've use Sizmek as media analytics and reporting tool. Unless a site doesn't work properly with Google DoubleClick, I rarely recommend Sizmek over DoubleClick. It can do everything DoubleClick does, but with almost twice the hassle. One Area that makes it easier to track is that ads are given individual tracking ID's that creative can look up and search by when indexing and testing to make sure all ads are working and input.
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I think for the purpose of our business, WideOrbit is one of the better systems I have worked on. No system is every perfect, but WideOrbit seems to be a lot better than the system we've worked on in the past. The fact that it is able to integrate other third-party systems into it is also very helpful. We have recently moved to a new avail system for our sales executives, and the fact that they can easily transfer avails and schedules into the order system in WideOrbit is very helpful.
Read full review Pros Easy Dashboard Navigation - Search bar allows user to quickly locate details about any campaign Insightful Analytics Tools - Platform provides users customizable graphs to leverage for reporting presentations Extensive Reporting Metrics - Ability to pull ad performance reports on all aspects of campaign Simple Creative Hosting - Easy upload and path location details for creative files Read full review Wide Orbit offers a wide variety of reports, as a user- you are able to maximize these to your advantage and include as much or as little information as necessary for internal use or for your clients. It's fantastic to be able to reference all of our orders in one place and track completion process from order entry to approvals and actual air time/run dates Very user friendly and efficient to use. The Revenue Reports are especially wonderful, and can be sorted according to whatever perimeters you desire. Read full review Cons Sizmek's trading desk was a total miss when I tested it a few years ago. I briefly used Abakus and did not find it intuitive, accurate or helpful. It has a long way to go before it can compete with the likes of VisualIQ. Read full review Would love to see the inventory codes in the drop-down menu stick like breaks and weeks..and not have to re-select each time for a report would like to have better functionality when exporting to XL or to PDF. Formatting could use improvement with output offer a monthly calendar of training opportunities like Nielsen offers Read full review Alternatives Considered
For me the main point here is the support, all the adservers offer more or less the same functionality and capabilities. The real advantage you will gain using Sizmek will be their customer support team and their open approach with other vendors.
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I would say that WideOrbit is much better than
in terms of its ease of use. One major factor was that WideOrbits customer support is stateside and easily reachable if help is needed.
was located in Europe I believe and getting assistance was very hard. As far as just the overall day to day usage, WideOrbit is leaps and bounds better in the area of functionality
Read full review Return on Investment Sizmek has had a positive impact on ROI because it delivers the reports our clients want and need Sizmek has had a postive impact on employee morale due to ease of use Read full review The system doesn't seem to work well with any of our digital platforms. For example, we can input an order and track an approval process through our finance system and see the invoice, but actual execution of any digital assets are NOT done through Wide Orbit Read full review ScreenShots