Tags overview

Adobe Experience Platform Launch has been rebranded as a suite of data collection technologies in Adobe Experience Platform. Several terminology changes have rolled out across the product documentation as a result. Please refer to the following document for a consolidated reference of the terminology changes.

Tags in Adobe Experience Platform are the next generation of tag management capabilities from Adobe. Tags give customers a simple way to deploy and manage all of the analytics, marketing, and advertising tags necessary to power relevant customer experiences.

Tags empower anyone to build and maintain their own integrations, called extensions. These extensions are available to Adobe Experience Cloud customers in an app-store experience so they can quickly install, configure, and deploy their tags.

Tags are offered to Adobe Experience Cloud customers as an included value-add feature.

Key benefits key-benefits

  • Faster time to value.
  • Trustworthy data through centralized collection, organization, and delivery using data elements.
  • Compelling experiences through the integration of data and marketing technology using rule builder.

Key features key-features

Use the in product help in the right panel to learn more about tags and view additional available resources.

Tags properties in the Data Collection UI.

Extensions extensions

An extension is a package of code (JavaScript, HTML, and CSS) that extends the tags functionality. Build, manage, and update your integrations using a virtually self-service interface. You can think of extensions as apps you use to achieve your tasks.

Extension catalog extension-catalog

Browse, configure, and deploy marketing/advertising tools built and maintained by independent software vendors.

Rule builder rule-builder

Create robust rules that combine multiple events, sequenced in the way that you determine using if/then logic with conditions and exceptions. Rules provide options for:

  • Events
  • Conditions
  • Exceptions
  • Actions

The rule builder includes real-time error checking and syntax highlighting for your custom code.

When the criteria outlined in your rules are met and conditions are satisfied, the actions you define are executed in order.

Data elements data-elements

Collect, organize, and deliver data across web-based marketing and advertising technology.

Enterprise publishing enterprise-publishing

The publishing process enables teams to publish code to pages. Different people can create an implementation, approve it, and publish it on your pages.

  • Changes to your code are encapsulated within the libraries you define.
  • You specify where and when you want your code deployed.
  • Multiple libraries can be built in parallel by different teams.
  • Unlimited development environments.
  • A deliberate, permission-based process for merging libraries together.

Open APIs open-apis

Automate implementations of individual technologies or a group of technologies.

  • Tags interact with the Reactor API.
  • Deployments can be automated through APIs.
  • Integrate the APIs with your own internal systems.
  • You can build your own user interface if desired.

Light, modular container tag modular-tag

The content of your container is minified, including your custom code. Everything is modular. If you don’t need an item, it is not included in your library. The result is an implementation that is fast and compact. See Minification.

Other highlights other-highlights

Tags provide several improvements over similar systems, including:

  • No use of document.write () where Chrome doesn’t allow it.
  • The Page Top and Page Bottom rules are bundled into the main library to minimize unnecessary HTTP calls.
  • Custom action scripts within a rule can be loaded in parallel, but are executed sequentially.
  • If you avoid Page Top and Page Bottom rules, the code is mostly asynchronous, with a path to getting fully async.