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IBM® Digital Analytics, formerly Coremetrics Web Analytics, is a platform for web analytics, data monitoring and comparative benchmarking.

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IBM DA review by User in Wholesale
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"Much better analytics tools on the market"

What do you like best?

The fact that you can get IP session reports. This is one of the most useful reports I can get out of the tool. Very helpful with being able to spot fake traffic within the rest of our reports.

What do you dislike?

The worst part of the whole tool is the set up. Way too many tags that never seem to work properly. You have to actually hard code them on each page unlike Google Analytics where you can tag by the page URL. It's also extremely hard to create custom reports. Cannot even get a marketing channel with transaction ID. Makes it very hard to trust their attribution model ... Also, most custom reports take forever to run. There have been times I have waited over 2 hours and still didn't get an output. It's extremely annoying as a business user trying to answer questions for my boss since it's nearly impossible to find the answer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not waste your money on this tool. Start with vetting Google Analytics or Adobe.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

eCommerce analytics and reporting

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IBM DA review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Switch to Google Analytics for your sanity"

What do you like best?

Overall, its ability to create custom reports isn't too bad. But when you have multiple analytics platform experience to compare across the board, I would not use IBM.

What do you dislike?

The IBM platform is outdated and very difficult to slice and dice large data sets. Unlike GA which has click to filter options and the ability to quickly create custom reports, the time it takes for the system to churn out the data and then the time to segment and analyze is very length.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely to try out a variety of different platforms before selecting this analytics package. Likely it is included as part of the out-of-the-box ecommerce package but try to invest in a secondary platform if possible.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This was our only option on one account and therefore we were required to use this platform. If I had my choice, I would not have used it and based on my experience there were no benefits of this platform over the others.

What Digital Analytics solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
IBM DA review by User in Computer Software
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"IBM Digital Analytics the best software for ecommerce"

What do you like best?

IBM Digital Analytics allows you to come up with a good report design and it can also be automated. it is easier to implement IBM Digital Analytics as compared to other tools. IBM support team is very quick in troubleshooting so your activities will not stop in case of any technical problems

What do you dislike?

Date sorting is very difficult especially when it comes to creating custom reports. Sometimes IBM Digital Analytics can be very slow thus frustrating you and also customer support needs some improvements.

Recommendations to others considering the product

IBM Digital Analytics should make their product somehow cheaper and also they should make improvements to this program to make it simpler so that everybody might use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Comming up with the reports and making decisions for our business has been made easier by IBM Digital Analytics.

IBM DA review by Michael B.
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"usefulness will depend upon your integration"

What do you like best?

as far as an analytics platform goes, it is okay. it does compile your data, but can often be sloppy, and its effectiveness depends on your ability to integrate it properly

What do you dislike?

compared to google analytics it really falls short in its ability to measure user engagement on your site. Also, it has fairly rigid implementation standards, and a small problem with set-up causes drastic problems in its effectiveness. Also, unless you are using a tag manager software, you can cause serious damage to your SEO by relying on the cm_mmc tags, since you will effectively be creating duplicates of your pages with new urls every time you incorporate a new tag. It is not for beginners, but a good enterprise integration might be okay.

Recommendations to others considering the product

be very careful with implementation, and do not allow pages to be tagged without a tag management software. Or, just switch to the enterprise google suite, save money, and get a better product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I would say that because of the difficulty in implementation, it caused more problems than it solved. We switched to google a few years back and not only got a less expensive product, but one that allowed us a better understanding of our metrics, and a more accurate recording of those metrics.

IBM DA review by User in Internet
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"Coremetrics vs. Google Analytics"

What do you like best?

I like the reporting features of Coremetrics, however I strongly feel that Google Analytics provides more accurate data, and is much easier-to-use as a product.

What do you dislike?

IBM being associated with Coremetrics. Coremetrics was much better prior to their integration with IBM. Their products seemed to have been on the decline since the integration.

Being a web developer, I have to say that the integration of Coremetrics compared to Google Analytics into a website is very time-consuming. Coremetrics seems to lack basic features that Google Analytics has, thus attributing to a slower integration process.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Everyday web tracking (page views, conversions, etc.).

IBM DA review by Josh P.
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"IBM Digital Analytics is pretty great. "

What do you like best?

IBM Digital Analytics was used to monitor on-site user behavior, highlight areas of drop-off across key lead capture pathways, provide direction, and historical aggregation of digital marketing initiatives and set performance benchmarks for an ecommerce acquisition channel.

What do you dislike?

what i don't like about it is that i can't really cant control my Mobile Email Report Delivery to verify my email report.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It speaks for itself! it really works well with other programs as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

what im solving is being able to Comparative insights/benchmarks against industry leaders, Actionable data

Customizable, and dashboard all in one.

IBM DA review by Jacob K.
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"Great for marketers and eCommerce!"

What do you like best?

IBM is great for finding quick reports and insights into your eCommerce business. Product reports, content reports, and even top down funnels are quick to access and interpret.

What do you dislike?

To get more advanced reporting or customer reporting is a bit more difficult. Segmentation is limited (although this should be going away soon) and often you must wait several minutes before getting access to the data you requested.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Understanding how customers are browsing and engaging with content on our sites. Quick time to insights and understanding of site performance, even in real time.

IBM DA review by User in Apparel & Fashion
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"Good if you have other IBM products"

What do you like best?

ties in well with Websphere commerce and its always nice having all the systems be under the same brand umbrella for seamlessness, support etc.

What do you dislike?

Its difficult to do custom time frames. They force you into choosing entire months or set periods. their real time monitor uses flash which doesn't always work on all machines/devices. no mobile app for android.

Recommendations to others considering the product

comparable to other analytics platforms, just make sure it has what you need in the format you need it. ask for samples of each of the reports you already know you need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the real time monitor is great and allows for a lot of different monitoring options and does seem to be in real time (versus delayed a few minutes). lots of info and data points.

IBM DA review by User in Financial Services
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"Good for an IBM shop - otherwise there are better options"

What do you like best?

It's nice having all the systems be under the same brand umbrella for seamlessness, support etc. I work at an IBM shop, so this purchase was a no brainer for ease and simplicity.

What do you dislike?

Not very intuitive to use. It would be nice if there was more training material available. The learning curve is high based on my team's experience. I think there are simpler tools out there - personally I prefer Google's solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The behavior reports allow business customers to determine which pages users engage with the most and these metrics helps to determine what pieces need further investment and refining.

IBM DA review by Kiele C.
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"OK if you have other IBM Stack products to integrate with"

What do you like best?

The focus on ecomm is nice and it was pretty easy to implement. It's less expensive than Adobe. It's great for ease of use with other IBM stack products otherwise a waste as a stand alone.

What do you dislike?

Too many limitations on reporting segments and output to get any good value from standard analytics. You have to use Explore for most anything interesting or useful. The pathing is difficult to use and the dashboards tiles can't be set to same timeframe is using differing visuals. Interface is clunky which I know they are updating or keep saying they will be, but if I can't get the data out I need we don't really care about the interface. The investment should be on back end function which is sadly outdated and not up to competitive standards. My analysts prefer to use Google or Adobe.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Unless you already have a few years of data invested in IBM or have needs to integrate with their other products, stick with Google or Adobe. Google has already surpassed them on ease of use and feature functions. Adobe is harder to implement and keep updated, but a good enterprise tool if willing to make the investment of the additional cost over IBM instead.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've struggled to make ROI on the base analytics tool since we are not integrating with other IBM products. Most larger organization are likely to need the new unlimited Explore reports they've come out with to make any progress in the tool in site learnings and ROI.

IBM DA review by User in Higher Education
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"Tool could be useful only if adequately implemented and staff trained properly."

What do you like best?

The LiveView tool was very useful in gauging semi-real time user interaction with pages.

What do you dislike?

Retroactive reports are severely limited in scope. The 90 day custom date range limitation is very prohibitive. The inability to pull several months worth of reports at once is time consuming.

The credit system for running reports is an obstacle as once a report is run, the credit is used, even if variables selected for the report are incompatible and result in no data being reported. The inability for the system to recognize this in advance should be addressed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely do your research before signing. The drawbacks definitely outweigh the benefits, and I would recommend Google Analytics over this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking website metrics.

IBM DA review by Agency in Marketing and Advertising
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"Too many limitations"

What do you like best?

The implementation was easy to understand, so creating a tagging solution was pretty simple. Though, note, I have a lot of experience implementing other tools. If you're new to web analytics tagging, it may be more difficult to understand.... certainly moreso than Google Analytics. Though it's MUCH easier than Webtrends.

What do you dislike?

I transitioned to IBMDA from NetInsight On-Demand. NIOD was my favorite web analytics tool, as it was incredibly flexible. I was severely disappointed by the lack of features and flexibility with IBMDA.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Wait for the new UI... then evaluate the tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using IBMDA to monitor activity on a client website.

IBM DA review by User in Education Management
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"This makes life so much easier."

What do you like best?

It truly allows you to do your job effectively by narrowing down the data in an organized fashion. In the advertising business, it’s great, because you quickly learn which posts work and at what time you get the most feedback.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the fact that it doesn’t work with every internet browser as effectively.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am advertising a book that I wrote. I am solving the problem of poor marketing on my behalf in the past. It makes a world of difference and it’s quite effective.

IBM DA review by Rebecca V.
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"A Well Rounded Product"

What do you like best?

IBM Digital Analytics (Coremetrics) is fairly easy to implement and maintain when compared to Site Catalyst. It is also a strong ecommerce analytics platform, which is the vertical I enjoy working with the most. The user interface is easy to navigate and standard reports are well designed. I also really like the integrations with other tools like Livemail, Recommendations (previously Intelligent Offer) and AdTarget.

What do you dislike?

Limitations of report segments and Explore reports makes it difficult to run all needed custom reports and ad hoc reports on the fly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a well rounded tool that gives you a good bang for your buck, IBM Coremetrics is the way to go. I would not leave out some of the other plugins though, as they provide some of the best ROI for this product. I would also try to negotiate for extra report segments and Explore report credits as part of the contract negotiation as these will be invaluable later.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have primarily used Coremetrics for ecommerce clients, so my objectives have been to improve onsite conversion, average order value, and return buyer frequency. Coremetrics is an excellent platform for achieving these goals when plugged into Livemail, Recommendations (previously Intelligent Offer) and AdTarget. Through personalization, I have been able to realize marked improvements, sometimes doubling previous stats.

IBM DA review by LIsa  R.
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"Data "

What do you like best?

Analytics is key to extract the structured and unstructured data for data mining, scoping projects and gaining market shares.

What do you dislike?

That my data is continuously being tracked and feel like I am always being watched... tracked.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use IBM Cloud Prive platform

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

making business decision in minutes vs. hours

IBM DA review by Administrator in Retail
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"Run away"

What do you like best?

I did like the ability to choice how much you spend on the service based on how many server calls you send.

What do you dislike?

The entire enterface was lacking and old. They really need a refresher! Also, the amount of manual dad adjustments (pages and server call estimates) are way too much effort. Google analytics is the best bang for the buck.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Quit the upsell during help calls

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Basic sales attribution. This app took did do an excellent job of sales attribution but lacked all other areas.

IBM DA review by Julie K. W.
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"Deep dive into website merchandising, but has its glitches"

What do you like best?

Multiple custom views make it easy to dive into many aspects of a retail ecommerce business

What do you dislike?

Many glitches and issues, especially when you start customizing

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be patient and double check your work

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

View into customer traffic and buying behavior on several different levels

IBM DA review by EMMANUEL I.
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"Software efficeincy"

What do you like best?

The software is very efficient in data analysis and especially linear regression analysis

What do you dislike?

the front end is not so appealing to everyone and also the size is very big.

Recommendations to others considering the product

they should enable it to adopt data from other softwares

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

market analysis and projections of expected returns.

IBM DA review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"CoreMetrics purely for advanced web analytics driven decision making"

What do you like best?

Coremetrics uses several stndard tags that are preset to collect different types of information (e.g. a “registration” tag that has slots for user info). Can add element tracking (similar to events) or extra attributes (similar to custom variables). Has special tags specifically for tracking clicks on a page, which is a neat feature that is unique to Coremetrics.

The other good thing about coremetrics is Coremetrics has built-in “Insights” reports that indicate when metrics are more than a standard deviation away. There are also some automated suggestions for action based on marketing sources with high engagement, products with high sales, products with high abandonment rate, etc.

What do you dislike?

There is no concept of rules

Not quite as easy as Google Analytics. i.e. Implementing Google Analytics is simple. After setting up an account, Google provides the code, which is then just included in every page as the last part before closing but coremtrics implementation is bit tough comparing to GA

Recommendations to others considering the product

CoreMetrics great out of the box tool purely for advanced web analytics driven decision making

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dashboards/Reports built from core metrics provides detailed insights on claim and quote metrics

From the behaviour reports the business customers are able to determine which pages users engage with the most and this data metrics helps to build those with sub-optimal engagement with further investment.

These reports offer a whole host of user-specific information, great for understanding the target audience.

IBM DA review by User in Retail
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"Lots of Functionality; Poorly Supported"

What do you like best?

I like the advanced data analytics capability such as looking at the sales funnel by device segment (desktop, mobile, tablet). Feeds from Coremetrics integrate with our Big Data provider which gives us insights into customer behavior.

Running basic standard reports is fairly easy, however, many times you have to wait for it to run vs. it being available instantly (like Google Analytics)

CM has a lot of capability, but it isn't intuitive how to find and use a lot of it. In that sense Google Analytics is MUCH more intuitive to pick up and use without taking a bunch of classes.

What do you dislike?

--some basic reports have to be queued and then run vs. generating the report instantly like Google Analytics. I find this very inconvenient.

--The help documentation isn't very useful. Chat is only slightly more helpful but is generally completely unfamiliar with the flavor of our implementation.

--Support. It is very difficult to get help from a large company such as IBM when you are a smaller company. They'll reach out to you often to sell you more stuff, but they seem much less interested in helping you get the most out of what you already license from them.

--The product license if too modulized. For example, to simply get a time stamp on transactions in order to do accurate cross channel attribution requires an entirely new product at 40K+/year. Really ridiculous.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you get all the training you need upfront. If you are a smaller company, once you license the product, don't expect any kind of support from IBM. They truly treat you like a small fish in a very big pond.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We do a lot of tracking and advanced business analysis. Using CM, we have a much better idea of how certain paid channels are performing and the behaviors and performance of customers who come to us on a variety of devices. As mentioned earlier, a lot of our big data analysis comes form CM feeds, so in this respect it is quite useful.

IBM DA review by Holly F.
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"Specific Answers to Specific Questions"

What do you like best?

I have a very easy time finding the information that the rest of my company asks for on a regular basis and can dig into the explore reports to find answers to more complicated questions. There are very few times that I can't at least get close to an answer I'm looking for.

What do you dislike?

There is a steep learning curve associated with using the product effectively. I've been using it for 6 months and am still continuously finding new ways to better use the tool, or finding ways to data I didn't think I could find through it. With so much available it's a little daunting to start with.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It takes time to find what works best for the questions you are trying to solve, but once you find how it best fits your needs it can be an invaluable tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I track data at my company mostly related to digital marketing and performance out our site. This provides great, fast, and detailed information for when I have requests from Marketing or Financial.

IBM DA review by User in Retail
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"Coremetrics Review"

What do you like best?

Presents clear and concise information. CM does a great job of providing all the information an e-commerce team would use or need to implement a strong e-commerce business.

What do you dislike?

The speed. It is incredibly slow. Moving on multiple thought processes is hard because the tabs don't allow you to move quickly in and between reports, hunches, and insights.

Monitoring trends is also extremely difficult. You can see how the business is doing during a particular time but not how that time period has been trending over x. The trending functionality is wonky.

Creating reports is not intuitive and usually requires an expert at the helm to do so. Whereas things programs like Omniture and Google Analytics are much more user-friendly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Due your diligence and research other brands like Omniture and Google Analytics. It depends on how savvy your team is as well as what kind of resources you have at your disposal.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CM provides visibility and insights that a team may not be thinking of. It allows for nuggets of data to be mined but you need the full amount of resources to fully implement everything.

IBM DA review by Erica H.
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"Not as intuitive as other platforms, but highly customizable."

What do you like best?

I'd recommend using if your company is willing to back it up with a robust analytics team to be able to use it to its fullest extent.

What do you dislike?

For day to day reporting, when it is only a fraction of your particular role it is a bit of a waste of money when you have alternatives like GA out there.

Do not expect great support from IBM no matter how much you are paying.

Reports aren't as sexy as other reporting tools out there and aren't as sharable either.

The data is so different than what we see in GA, so it is really hard to decide what the source of truth really is. We never know which system to fully trust so it turns into a game depending on who is looking at the report and how they want to spin it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Marketing channel atrtibution and cross device

IBM DA review by User
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"A cloud based software that provides invites to your firm without any additional IT help"

What do you like best?

Competitive benchmarks and advanced analytics which can make you stand out in this competitive market and help establish name

What do you dislike?

It has to be worked on by professionals who ste hands on to this software not meant for ammatures

Recommendations to others considering the product

Helpful in every way. Manages digital marketing, calculates ROI, real one and adhoc analytics options available, secure in the cloud

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Advanced analytics and competitive benchmarking helped the firm stand out in the market

IBM DA review by User in Business Supplies and Equipment
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"Okay product, but lacks compared to other analytics tools"

What do you like best?

Highly customizable and comes with analyst tools that are useful.

What do you dislike?

The product is clunky and challenging to use, as well as slow. It can be incredibly difficult to look at reports/data, export if you don't know what you're doing. It is also challenging to create custom reports on the fly. They charge you report "credits" every month and limit how many you can produce.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Understanding web business and our customers online. It gives us a deep dive into those aspects.

IBM DA review by Daniel V.
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"IBM DA"

What do you like best?

The ability to manipulate reports and then identify outlying data and trends

What do you dislike?

The saturation of content because there are so many things that you can do

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Identifying elusive audiences

IBM DA review by Administrator in Consumer Goods
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"Fine for People Who Like Additional Challenges"

What do you like best?

Password change prompt is often so my log-in is hard to hack or access.

What do you dislike?

The font is so small I have to squint just to read it.

The dashboard's aren't really helpful and offer a low level of customization.

Not really user friendly and difficult to do simple tasks that can be done in seconds in Google analytics (i.e. isolate marketing channel traffic - i.e. Organic, Paid, Display - in the sales funnel).

The reports are not aesthetically pleasing and not "share-friendly".

The support and help features are garbage. Have a simple question? Prepare to wait only to be directed to their self-help documentation written primarily for seasoned developers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use Google Analytics, it is much easier, their documentation and support is superior, and it's much easier on your eyes. Both on a daily basis and with sharing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Have no realized any benefits. Have to use the free version of Google analytics to get any actionable results and reports.

Generally, I use this software for campaign reporting, site health, AB Testing directives, Sales Funnel growth, and ad hoc analyses.

IBM DA review by User in Automotive
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"It work really well for both online and offline store. You gain insights on your customers behavior"

What do you like best?

I was working for petsmart.com when I was able to use this software. During my tenure it gave me a very granular insights to see our customers purchasing behavior. This benefit me to create a yearly promotions from the past data I was able to gather from coremetrics in each of the landing additionally in our email blast promotions and pet perks.

What do you dislike?

I don't have any negative or dislike to coremetrics. I was one of the usual first time user when I first started utilizing this software in petsmart.com. So it was somewhat confusing at first however if you're somewhat tech savy and have used other analytic software you should be able to master it in a short time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

give inboud query for keywords and purchasing path.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was able to see and realized the data based on customers purchase behavior. One good example was the a customer purchase this x item with this y item. This benefits you from advertising or doing a promotion around those items which can increase your AOV or Overall Revenue.

IBM DA review by Paul S.
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"CoreMetrics is an underdog, but good and reliable"

What do you like best?

The coremetrics interface is fairly well set-up, fairly easy to understand, and the platform is very reliable. At one point I was using Webtrends, Google Analytics, Omniture, and CoreMetrics all at once for my various clients. IBM CoreMetrics always did what I wanted it to do.

What do you dislike?

The interface is a little clunky and outdated, but it's not really a negative point, since it works so well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for an enterprise analytics package, don't want to use Google Analytics, and SiteCatyst is too much to swallow, then CoreMetrics is for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used CoreMetrics in conjunction to a large enterprise website. It worked well as their major analytics platform.

IBM DA review by Agency
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"I have tryed it and fail to see how it is worth that much."

What do you like best?

The ecommerce part of the tagging and UI is complete, but the advantages stop there in my opinion.

What do you dislike?

The lack of easiness on the tool. The User interface is just not up to standard. The design of is looke like it was built 5 years agon and has to been updated. The documentation is hard to find. there is just nothing in french.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get IBM Digital Analytics if your team focus only in ecommerce and even then, there are other tools to do just that. The implementation is longer than the leading free competitor. make your choice based on the benefits this solution brings not just the cost.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I give to business the data to empower them and allow them to take decisions.

IBM DA review by User in Financial Services
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"So far so good"

What do you like best?

The reporting interface is easy to navigate and I can find what I am looking for. Building custom reports doesn't seem hard but I need to play around more with it.

What do you dislike?

It's tough to capture native mobile button clicks and everything. I don't know the best way to architect a solution that fits every technology and is maintainable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to track what people are doing on Android and iPhone/iPad each day and see what delivers value and what people don't use.

IBM DA review by User in Retail
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"Coremetrics Review"

What do you like best?

The ability to speak to a live consultant online when there are issues or questions regarding reporting tools.

What do you dislike?

The inability to pull all metrics in one report and currently working within two clients instead of one. We then have to match the reports back to each other which can create issues with data alignment. Also, the extent of mobile data is limited as well as being limited to a certian number of monthly reports and the lack of historical data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to solve for real time issues and harnessing all of our data/metrics into one DB to create better reporting.

IBM DA review by Consultant in Computer Software
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"Reform in Digital Analytics"

What do you like best?

IBM’s solution to measure, analyze, design, automate, and optimize digital marketing efforts in real time; insights from web analytics and digital customer profiles; personalized marketing; integration with IBM's Cross-Channel Marketing Optimization solution, ready for immediate use, opens the path for combining online and offline insights for the purpose of driving targeted marketing action for all channels

What do you dislike?

Less Support; Ease of use is still difficult; Documentation not useful;

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. understanding how visitors are interacting with web, mobile, and social presences

2. Monitor and optimize the performance of digital marketing efforts

3. Effectively allocate interactive marketing spend by understanding the incremental performance of each online channel using built-in and industry-leading digital marketing attribution analytics

4. Improve marketing efficiency with personalized digital recommendations for products and site content.

5. Uncover opportunities for growth and areas for improvement

IBM DA review by Casey G.
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"Helpful at work"

What do you like best?

Easy to upload excel file info and keep data organized

What do you dislike?

Technical issues have occurred and gotten me off track

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Analyzing shipping costs and margin for products

IBM DA review by Administrator in Individual & Family Services
Administrator in Individual & Family Services
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"Good digital analytics platform! "

What do you like best?

It was easy to use. The data was straightforward.

What do you dislike?

I wish it offered better analytics for various social media platforms.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to know more information about individuals visiting our website and how they navigate our site. This allows us to best design our website to be user friendly and create a better experience, not only benefiting the visitor but also our organization.

IBM DA review by Consultant in Insurance
Consultant in Insurance
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"Very difficult interface to understand and navigate. Has nothing on Adobe and GA."

What do you like best?

There were very few positive features worth noting. I had to use this as my client had this as their enterprise level analytics tool. The scheduled reporting function worked, but found the whole experience very poor and do not look forward to using it again in future.

What do you dislike?

Where do I start? The interface looks about 20 years old and designed by somebody with very little concept of user experience and design. The tool is not at all intuitive which makes the whole process of extracting data extremely difficult, which, in turn, made my role tricky to say the least.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The basic premise of using this tool was to extract the clients' data, then feed it into a dashboarding tool, BIME. The data metrics were unclear and the whole process was quite messy.

IBM DA review by Eric S.
Eric S.
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"Worth considering vs. or alongside other analytics packages"

What do you like best?

The variety of display modes - graphic, text, table, etc.

What do you dislike?

Interface can be a little bit clunky- maybe I'm just not familiar enough with it, but it doesn't seem very intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's definitely worth considering, although I don't think I've fully exhausted its capabilities.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ecommerce conversions, marketing channel attribution and segmentation

IBM DA review by Consultant in Marketing and Advertising
Consultant in Marketing and Advertising
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"Overpriced for offering"

What do you like best?

It's a very robust system, but not that much better than Google Analytics (which is free). Dynamic capabilities with some of their other tools. It's able to create dynamic product recommendations based off of user data.

What do you dislike?

It's very expensive and not that much better than Google Analtyics. They keep changing their tool, but the last time I used it, it was in flash and took forever to load. Their real-time data is not that great. It's a pain to have to tag every link with their coding.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Stick with Google analytics if you're a small or medium business. If you're a big business with a dedicated analyst, it might make sense to implement Coremetrics.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Website analytics and improving customer conversions. Seeing the path of the customer on your website.

IBM DA review by User in Consumer Electronics
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"Excellent but significantly complex"

What do you like best?

The capabilities seem endless. It is a bit overwhelming. The accuracy of the reporting appears very good.

What do you dislike?

Very expensive. Comes along with IBM suite of services which means they will hound you for more business.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is great but also quite expensive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It open up a lot of possibility for looking at different methods and styles of attribution models. This is handy but also overwhelming and not overly useful.

IBM DA review by User
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"New UI"

What do you like best?

The new UI is easy to read and understand.

What do you dislike?

It's still not easy to use. I have yet to receive training on how to build reports.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We pay for the tool and have had a lengthy contract, and we've yet to have time to get in and decipher how to build dashboards to track KPIs.

IBM DA review by Jaspreet S.
Jaspreet S.
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"Decent Analytics Tool"

What do you like best?

Continuous optimization platform

Rock solid web analytics

Best in class customer service

Coremetrics’ tabbed reporting is its best feature

What do you dislike?

Some of their products crash, and the interfaces are outdated. No customization.

Lack of segmentation options in their main reporting suite

Coremetrics report load response times were very poor

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been to looking to improve onsite conversion, average order value, and new/return buyer frequency.

Coremetrics is a decent platform for achieving these goals

IBM DA review by User in Financial Services
User in Financial Services
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"Great product"

What do you like best?

Very customizable and detailed insights into our Web prescence

What do you dislike?

Can be complex and hard to find exactly what looking for

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving analytics for Web. Increasing UX and conversion rates

IBM DA review by Administrator in Machinery
Administrator in Machinery
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"Lots of Brains, Little Beauty "

What do you like best?

I really did enjoy the amount of options there are to navigate throughout this system. There's a lot to utilize and a lot to handle at the same time. If you have a task you want to complete or analyze, there's a good chance you can do it here.

What do you dislike?

This is a very in depth software that is not user friendly. It's difficult to understand and catch on to, but with thorough training you can be able to navigate through this!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving website analysis through our company and analyzing the site traffic.

IBM DA review by Internal Consultant in Insurance
Internal Consultant in Insurance
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"Great software for business solutions"

What do you like best?

It is a great software to use for a business looking to get into analytics

What do you dislike?

It can be costly and difficult to implement without the right people and knowledge

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Analyzing data from sales and operations

IBM DA review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
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"PM"

What do you like best?

Data, using the software overall and the fact that it crunches numbers

What do you dislike?

AnalyticsData, using the software overall and the fact that it crunches numbers

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Processing info

IBM DA review by User in Computer Software
User in Computer Software
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"IBM is ok"

What do you like best?

They have been around a long time, and are dependable.

What do you dislike?

Some of their products crash, and the interfaces are outdated

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IBM should be more forward facing

IBM DA review by Slava S.
Slava S.
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"IBM Coremetrics for Retailers"

What do you like best?

1. Coremetrics Monitor module allows to see real time retail statistics such as sales, products sold, marketing channels driving traffic as well as forecast where sales going to end up EOD.

2. Coremetrics Analytics is fairly flexible front end tool for beginners and medium experience Teams. It does have all the basics needed for traditional web analytics reporting.

3. Coremetrics Explore would be the tool where one can do more sophisticated analysis and allows to be a lot more flexible in building out final deliverable.

4. Tagbar, ITTest environment and LIVEview are good tools in assessing and troubleshooting issues with the tags.

What do you dislike?

1. Segmentation can be improved. I like how GA approached segmentation - its simplicity and ability to build them on the fly. Coremetrics is somewhat restrictive of building multitude of segments needed to run the business.

2. Data available in Explore should be beyond 13mo.

3. Coremetrics Benchmark is a great tool but needs to have more verticals built into the system to allow for more targeted market comparison.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For the $, i would say it's worth looking at specifically for retailers. eCom-specific metrics and dimensions as well as tag infrastructure is better than GA. However, I would also suggest looking at Unica, which would be in a similar price range and allows a lot more customization and flexibility but requires more expertise.

I would say your final choice depends on where your organization is in its Analytics Maturity and adoption.

IBM DA review by User in Marketing and Advertising
User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Decent Platform"

What do you like best?

The granularity of the data and the multiple viewing options.

What do you dislike?

The platform is often too slow too load or freezes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Detailed sales data.

IBM DA review by Administrator
Administrator
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"Business"

What do you like best?

Ease of use easy Implemntation good product

What do you dislike?

Not intuitive. Needs integrator. Needs admin

Recommendations to others considering the product

Research

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Progress towards kpis

IBM DA review by Administrator in Retail
Administrator in Retail
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"website operations manager"

What do you like best?

Customized reporting, settings and file sharing

What do you dislike?

Doesn't pull reports in the same way as they are pulled from internal hosting site. Cdf reports don't always kick back wrong info correctly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking activity and sales and their sources

IBM DA review by User in Retail
User in Retail
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"Coremetrics"

What do you like best?

Coremetrics provides various insights into my area of business.

What do you dislike?

The restrictions that come with Coremetrics data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coremetrics helps us make informed decisions.

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