101 Ratings
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Score 6.5 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

Silverpop is a powerful and comprehensive tool for digital marketers, and is apprprioate for companies of varying sizes, as well as both B2B and B2C models. It's particularly well-suited for companies with large, accurate customer databases and the ability to track customer actions on their websites to use as marketing automation triggers.
Kristin Lucido | TrustRadius Reviewer

Demandforce

We use Demandforce to reach out to 'old' customers. If they have not had an invoice generated in X number of days/weeks/months/years, we can create a custom campaign via email/text to reach out to them and attempt to re-engage with those customers to generate new 'existing business' or entirely new leads for our Sales team to run.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.1
Demandforce
WYSIWYG email editor
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
4.2
Demandforce
Dynamic content
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Demandforce
Ability to test dynamic content
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.5
Demandforce
Landing pages
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.1
Demandforce
A/B testing
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.2
Demandforce
Mobile optimization
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.4
Demandforce
Email deliverability reporting
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Demandforce
List management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.2
Demandforce
Triggered drip sequences
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.2
Demandforce

Lead Management

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.4
Demandforce
Lead nurturing
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.6
Demandforce
Lead scoring and grading
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.6
Demandforce
Data quality management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.8
Demandforce
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.5
Demandforce

Campaign Management

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.0
Demandforce
Calendaring
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.6
Demandforce
Event/webinar marketing
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.4
Demandforce

Social Media Marketing

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.3
Demandforce
Social sharing and campaigns
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.5
Demandforce
Social profile integration
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.1
Demandforce

Reporting & Analytics

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.5
Demandforce
Dashboards
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.3
Demandforce
Standard reports
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.7
Demandforce
Custom reports
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.6
Demandforce

Platform & Infrastructure

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.2
Demandforce
API
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.4
Demandforce
Role-based workflow & approvals
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.0
Demandforce
Customizability
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.9
Demandforce
Integration with Salesforce.com
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
6.2
Demandforce
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.0
Demandforce
Integration with SugarCRM
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Demandforce

Sales Force Automation

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
7.8
Customer data management / contact management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
8.0
Workflow management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Territory management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
7.0
Opportunity management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
8.0
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
8.0
Contract management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
7.0
Quote & order management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
7.0
Interaction tracking
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
8.0
Channel / partner relationship management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
8.0

Customer Service & Support

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Case management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Call center management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Help desk management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0

Marketing Automation

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
8.7
Lead management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Email marketing
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
8.5

CRM Project Management

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Task management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Billing and invoicing management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Reporting
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Forecasting
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Pipeline visualization
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Customizable reports
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0

Customization

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Custom fields
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Custom objects
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Scripting environment
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
API for custom integration
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0

Security

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Single sign-on capability
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0

Social CRM

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Social data
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Social engagement
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Marketing automation
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Compensation management
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0

Platform

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0
Mobile access
Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
Demandforce
9.0

Pros

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

  • Automated Messages - we currently have over 70 automated messages going out on any particular day through feeds and API calls that we pass to Silverpop. We rely on these automated messages to communicate to our customers and can rely on Silverpop to always be up and running to get these messages out.
  • Robust query building - We can target customers easily based on a combination of demographic profile data, as well as email and site behavior and purchase behavior, allowing us to finely segment our audience
  • Deep dive reporting - the UI reporting, as well as the available reports to download through the API give us tremendous insight into how our subscribers are responding to email.
Carey Marston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Demandforce

  • Aesthetics has been updated in last few months for organization and is easier to see: colors, grid lines on front page, and font style.
  • Allowing our office to include specific items in reminder appointment emails allows personalization to make confirming appointments easier.
  • Allowing patients to write reviews allows us to know what the office is doing well and what we can improve on.
Arielle Calugay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

  • Data syncing and errors - Silverpop does not do a great job of getting data to sync regularly with our CRM (Salesforce.com). The data had to flow back and forth several times before being added to campaigns and in some instances, it took days to update leads! Also, failed lead syncs get stuck in an alert list but it does not notify you otherwise that a lead failed the sync.
  • Design issues - we use custom HTML to build emails and landing pages, and we were unable to render background images on our campaigns. Also, once you toggle between design and source (code) view to make edits, it often broke the code and threw off the design.
  • Administrator alerts - when sync fails altogether between systems, there is no email alert sent to the system admin (me/my team) so we at times have found that we have gone 18 hours until we stumble across the fact that the system sync has failed.
  • Reporting - it is not very comprehensive and we had difficulty generating the level of reporting that we need to have.
  • Support - there are a few gems in the support team who know what they're doing, but largely calling support is a lesson in frustration.
  • Product bug fixes - in two instances, my open support tickets were identified as product bugs. One related to incorrect cookie tracking which was causing our leads not to be scoring properly. They determined that this wasn't critical enough to build into their product fix road map. This is core to an automation system working properly.
Jennifer Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Demandforce

  • Flexibility in Design!
  • Overall Look & Feel of Templates (look at what Squarespace is doing, it is possible!)
  • Usability (it's a bit clunky)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation) 5.5
Based on 30 answers
SilverPop is a great marketing tool that integrates with Salesforce to provide customers and employees a great buying and selling experience. The software takes some very difficult tasks and makes them easy to accomplish. With proper setup and management, Silverpop gives you the tools to gain insight into the productiveness of campaigns.
Shannon Feldpush | TrustRadius Reviewer

Demandforce

Demandforce 9.0
Based on 3 answers
We are constantly being contacted by comparable organizations. If Mindbody Online integrated a feature like Demandforce, we'd move over there to keep everything in one platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation) 8.0
Based on 6 answers
This is a little bit difficult to rate because Silverpop is gradually updating its interface to improve usability all around. I know users are able to do their job with minimal assistance. However, some of the interface is dated, and the Programs interface, while functional, has a bit of a learning curve.
Michael Hobley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Demandforce

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
While several of the other reviews have mentioned poor performance in this department, we have only had one situation where the system was down (although it was down for several hours). Silverpop segments its clients on different servers, and I know that the problem we experienced only occurred on our specific server (maybe other servers have had their own problems?) but our service has been reliable otherwise.
Michael Hobley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Demandforce

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation) 7.0
Based on 2 answers
The throttle time for sending emails would vary depending on how many other campaigns were going out that day, which I found inconsistent
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Demandforce

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation) 5.9
Based on 5 answers
The Salesforce Integration support team is fantastic. I'd give them greater than a 10 if possible. The rest of the support team can be extremely frustrating to work with. Too often they try to blame something obscure and refuse to escalate or look into the issue. And on occasion when you find system glitches they don't seem to care about fixing them
Joe Sisler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Demandforce

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The online trainings are very detailed (for the most part) and really walk through the entire system. They are a little dry, but they are usually broken up into segments to allow you to skip to the parts you need.
Michael Hobley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Demandforce

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation) 7.4
Based on 4 answers
Based on recommendations from Silverpop we made some implementation decisions that we later regretted pretty substantially. In hindsight we should have started a pilot implementation earlier so we could learn and then start over. The big issue for us was that Silverpop recommended a non-keyed database, or at least a database that doesn't use email address as primary key. This is resulted in a large number of duplicate email addresses so that the end user is forced to unsubscribe multiple times to stop receiving emails.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Demandforce

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

We evaluated alternate providers less than a year into our IBM Watson Campaign contract because the system was so clunky to use (and we wanted a system that would include or better integrate with our SMS provider). Bluecore and Klaviyo were the front runners at the time, and we came close to moving forward with Bluecore. The pricing model and overall the cost of Bluecore was much higher than IBM for us though, and the timing of this was right when the IBM to Acoustic changes took place. We decided to give Acoustic a shot and are optimistic it will be enough to keep us on board once all the dust settles, though I find it unlikely we will renew with Acoustic when our contract is up again. My main email specialist is a Klaviyo expert and finds that platform very easy to use in comparison-- it might be a better fit for a team of our size.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Demandforce

I do not have any alternative products to compare this service too. It was in place when I came aboard this company and I have no say in its continuation or replacement. As from what I can gather, there are many alternatives to this platform, but Demandforce is the only one I am aware of that runs in your system tray and is passively ran in conjunction with your accounting database.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

  • we have not experienced any currently but moving to lead automation and lead scoring could change that.
  • i'm not sure how increased employee efficiency would ever be a benefit b/c lead importing and visibility, along with setting up email templates is quite cumbersome.
Maureen Kolb | TrustRadius Reviewer

Demandforce

  • It's taken a lot of the reporting and guesswork out of the equation. That has saved us a lot of money.
Jason McElweenie | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Demandforce

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.0
Demandforce
7.2

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.5
Demandforce
9.0

Usability

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
8.0
Demandforce

Reliability and Availability

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
10.0
Demandforce

Performance

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.0
Demandforce

Support Rating

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
5.9
Demandforce

Online Training

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
9.0
Demandforce

Implementation Rating

Acoustic Campaign (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
7.4
Demandforce

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