Does my business need Snowplow or a packaged analytics solution?

Understand the difference between Snowplow and packaged analytics tools like Google Analytics, Adobe or Amplitude so you can make the right decision for your business.

Snowplow vs Google analytics

Think about your data as a strategic asset

To be successful in today’s world, companies should treat their data as an important business asset

Instead of solving business problems with an array of point solutions, Snowplow helps you build a single data asset that can power all your data use cases of today, tomorrow, and the future.

Snowplow vs packaged analytics solutions is not a like-for-like comparison

Packaged analytics tools enable marketers and product teams to use data to manage and optimize ad spend, websites, products, and more through powerful user interfaces and out-of-the-box reporting.

Snowplow is a behavioral data management platform that gives companies full control of their data with the flexibility to define how data is collected, structured, processed and modeled enabling a far greater range of use cases.

Move from data silos to a single source of truth

While supporting marketers to optimize conversion rates and digital spend across campaigns, packaged solutions do not give you the complete picture. Snowplow enables you to build a unified view of your customer across all your platforms and channels.

Go beyond the limits of out-of-the-box

If you want to develop advanced analytics or build custom reports, a packaged solution will often fall short. Further, for business models such as marketplaces or subscription businesses, standard reports simply don’t fit. With Snowplow you can ask and answer any question of your data.

The power of a flexible data framework

With packaged tools you’re often restricted to their fixed data structures and processing logic. Even as you pull the data out of these platforms you’re left with data that’s structured and processed with a UI in mind. In contrast, Snowplow gives you your raw, unopinionated data set and the flexibility to define your own data structure and modeling logic.

Take ownership of your data and your infrastructure

While most tools now offer the possibility to “own your data”, you’re still relying on a third-party to process your valuable asset. In a world where data compliance and governance are increasingly front of mind, ownership of and transparency into your data pipeline is paramount. Snowplow provides you with exactly that.

Discover how Snowplow can deliver more value to your organization than packaged analytics solutions

Discover the features which make Snowplow different

Begin a deep dive into Snowplow’s differentiating factors, when compared to packaged analytics. From complete, cookieless & anonymous tracking to outage protection and much more.