About This Constellation ShortList™

As CMOs are increasingly held accountable to deliver and show revenue results, the need for robust data analytics capabilities has grown in importance. Although there is no shortage of business intelligence and analytics solutions, marketers have specific needs to synthesize data from a multitude of internal and external channels for budgeting, spend optimization, campaign performance measurement, and ultimately have the ability to attribute spend to sales pipeline and revenue. 

Marketing Analytics solutions facilitate the management and measurement of marketing performance, optimize future spend, and deepen audience understanding and engagement. Embedded artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities in some solutions surface insights that help marketers make better decisions. This Constellation ShortList includes solutions that are powerful for marketing data scientists yet simple for non-technical marketers to operate. 

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these offerings:

  • Ease of use and setup for non-technical users (Marketers)
  • Ability to ingest and report on cross-channel marketing and advertising data
  • Robust marketing attribution capabilities
  • Visualization from dashboard to campaign details with minimal clicks
  • Integration with sales force automation, marketing automation, advertising platforms, and other marketing data sources for consolidated campaign visibility
  • Extensibility through ecosystem of third-party integration apps
  • Facilitate data collaboration with other marketers
  • Role-based access and security
  • Product vision and roadmap
  • Post-sale support and community

The Constellation ShortList

Constellation evaluates nearly 30 solutions categorized in this market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share, and internal research.

  • Adobe Analytics
  • Bizible by Marketo, an Adobe Company
  • Datorama, A Salesforce Company
  • Domo
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • SAS Customer Intelligence

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList evaluation will be updated every 180 days as needed.

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients may work with the analyst and research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.


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