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Omniture

Adobe Marketing Cloud
Subsidiary
Industry Web Analytics
Market Research
Online Optimization
Founded 1996
Headquarters Lehi, Utah
Key people
Brad Rencher, Omniture Business Unit SVP and GM
Josh James, Co-founder
John Pestana, Co-founder
Products Adobe SiteCatalyst
Adobe SearchCenter+
Adobe Discover
Adobe Test&Target
Adobe Genesis
Adobe Insight
Adobe Merchandising
Adobe Search&Promote
Adobe Survey
Adobe Recommendations
Adobe DigitalPulse
Adobe Scene7
Number of employees
> 1,000 (2008)[1]
Parent Adobe Systems
Website http://www.omniture.com

Omniture is an online marketing and web analytics business unit in Orem, Utah. It was acquired by Adobe Systems in 2009. Until 2011, Omniture operated as a business unit within Adobe as the "Omniture Business Unit", but as of 2012 Adobe began retiring the Omniture name as former Omniture products were integrated into the Adobe Marketing Cloud.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Products 2
  • Criticism 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The company was founded in 1996 by Josh James and John Pestana and was backed by venture capitalists including Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, University Venture Fund, and Scale Venture Partners. During a period of rapid growth, the company was one of Inc. Magazine's 500 fastest-growing private companies. Omniture was listed on the NASDAQ with OMTR as its ticker symbol in 2006.[3][4]

Omniture bought behavioral targeting company Touch Clarity for $51.5 million in 2007.[5] In late 2007 the company acquired web analytics company Visual Sciences, Inc. (formerly WebSideStory) for $394 million,[6] and also purchased Offermatica for $65 million. In October 2008 it agreed to acquire the site search and merchandising aspects of Israeli e-commerce search solution provider Mercado for $6.5 million.[7][8]

On September 15, 2009, Omniture, Inc. and Adobe Systems announced that Adobe would be acquiring Omniture for $1.8 billion.[9] The deal was completed on October 23, 2009,[10] and is now joined by other Adobe acquisitions such as Day Software and Efficient Frontier, as the main components of Adobe's Digital Marketing Business Unit.[11][12]

Adobe vacated the former Omniture offices in Orem, Utah in November 2012, moving a large portion of its Digital Marketing Business Unit to a new facility in Lehi, Utah.

Products

  • Adobe Analytics (previously SiteCatalyst) – Omniture's software as a service (Saas) application, offers web analytics (client-side analytics). From 2013 the analytics products are sold as Adobe Analytics Standard or Premium.
  • SearchCenter+ – Assists with paid search and content network optimization in systems such as Google AdWords, Yahoo! Search Marketing, Bing Ads, and Facebook Ads
  • DataWarehouseData warehousing of SiteCatalyst data
  • Test&TargetA/B and multi-variate testing (MVT), derived from Offermatica
  • Test&Target 1:1 – Omniture's main behavioral targeting solution, derived in part from Touch Clarity, drills down to the individual level of testing
  • Ad-Hoc (previously Discover) – Advanced segmentation tool
  • Data Workbench (previously Insight) – Multichannel segmentation tool (both client- and server-side analytics). Formerly called Discover on Premise, it was derived from Omniture's Visual Sciences acquisition in 2007
  • Insight for Retail – An Insight product geared toward multiple online and offline retail channels
  • Data Connectors (previously Genesis) – Third-party data integration tool (the majority of integrations work with SiteCatalyst)
  • Recommendations – Automated product and content recommendations
  • SiteSearch – On-demand enterprise search product
  • Merchandising – Search and navigation offering for online stores
  • Publish – Web content management
  • Survey – Visitor sentiment
  • DigitalPulse – Web analytics code configuration monitoring tool, now existing only as a free Java Applet.
  • VISTA – Acronym for "Visitor Identification Segmentation Architecture" -it's a business rule engine for SiteCatalyst.

As of 2010, Omniture's offerings included social media tracking.

Criticism

Omniture has been accused of using domain names that resemble local network IP addresses (such as 192.168.112.2O7.net, which contains a capital "O", not a zero) in order to hide their involvement in data mining.[13] This has led to speculation that the domain name is used to mischievously or criminally trick users or firewall rules.[14] Omniture's SiteCatalyst and SearchCenter products use the 2o7.net domain name.[15]

Omniture collects data from Apple[13] and Adobe, who use Omniture to collect usage statistics across their products.[14] It is possible to opt out of the Omniture data-collection system, and to block the tracking.[15]

References

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  • inc.com article about Josh James, Founder, and John Pestana, Co-founder.

External links

  • Adobe Marketing Cloud - new official site
  • OUTV - Free training videos from (previously Enterprise TV)
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