Frequently asked questions to help you transition from Target Classic to Target Standard/Premium.
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We have been reaching out to existing Target Classic customers with plenty of time to transition before any milestones of the Target Classic user interface are reached. We have provided access to the new Adobe Target user interface to all customers contracted on legacy offerings, so that they can begin to adopt the new solution architecture for all of their needs. They can naturally transition their activities into the new UI over time. As stated, the new Adobe Target UI is backward-compatible in terms of implementation and can be accessed on any contracted offering immediately.
Although users will migrate to the new Adobe Target Premium or Adobe Target Standard offerings during the renewal process, below are key milestone dates to keep in mind regarding access to and usage of the Target Classic user interface.
Adobe Target Classic (Test&Target) will be decommissioned in November 2017.
September 14, 2017 (Phase 1): No new campaigns can be created in Target Classic; existing campaigns can still be edited.
October 17, 2017 (Phase 2): Read/Only status for all users; no new campaigns and no editing of existing campaigns in Target Classic.
APIs that are linked to your Target Classic account will be decommissioned. These API calls are based on a username and password-based authentication and use the hostname testandtarget.omniture.com. If your API calls contain a user name and password in the request URL, you must transition to Adobe I/O APIs.
November 14, 2017 (Phase 3): Decommissioning of Target Classic; no access to UI.
The remaining APIs will be decommissioned.
We made the initial announcement to all users of the Target Classic user interface of these plans in September 2016.
Your campaigns will still deliver as always. You can view them in the new interface and deactivate them after the end-of-life date for Target Classic. We'd recommend that you move them over to Target Standard/Premium beforehand, but nothing will actually stop working if you don't. You won't be able to view the campaign details or modify the campaign though. You'll just be able to change the state and view reports.
Reach our to your Adobe account team to see our new innovations in Recommendations with Adobe Target Premium. The new Recommendations includes a new visual guided workflow; industry- and page-specific best practices and governance; Adobe Analytics-enhanced segmentation and reporting; and new personalized recommendations algorithms. There are videos and documentation here to get you started:Adobe Target Transition Hub.
Visit the Adobe Target Transition Hub for more detailed information on the requirements and steps you should take to enable these services. Two options include:
Your organization also needs to be both an Adobe Analytics Standard or Premium customer, as well as being an existing Adobe Target Standard or Premium customer. The Visitor ID service needs to be implemented on your site, and then a provisioning request needs to be made for the server-to-server integration to be enabled in the back-end. Provisioning, under normal circumstances, takes less than a week.
While the Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6.1-6.3 integration with Target does use a Target Classic API user behind the scenes, this is managed separately from the Target UI transition and will not be affected by the end-of-life plans. If you would like to set up an new integration with AEM and Target you will need to send a request to Adobe’s provisioning team, who can set up this integration for you.
You can reach out to your Account team, a Customer Success Manager, or your Consultant for any specific or custom questions relative to your account and implementation that you have concerning your transition. ClientCare is also available 24X7 for any immediate technical issues that arise.
Adobe Target Product Marketing, Product Management, Consulting, and Training teams have made major investments in developing resources to assist with your transition plan with more detailed information on any subject related to the transition, as well as knowledge sharing on how to quickly get up to speed and get the most value from the new Adobe Target interface.
These can all be found on the Adobe Target Transition Hub. Be sure to check the hub regularly for updates on upcoming webinars/trainings/labs and knowledge-sharing events. We will send reminders on the key milestone dates as they approach, and how you can build momentum on your transition efforts.