Act! CRM vs. Ontraport

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Act! CRM
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Act! CRM (formerly Swiftpage) aims to empower small businesses to build and manage client relationships and leads, so the user always has a pipeline of new, repeat, and referral business under control. Users can manage their businesses with Act! CRM every day, since it’s more than a CRM – it’s designed to present everything needed to stay on top of relationships, see what’s most important and actionable, and run sales and marketing in one place.
$22
per month
Ontraport
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
ONTRAPORT offers customer relations management services that help with content management (creating and hosting webpages), lead tracking, traditional marketing approaches (e-mail, SMS, social media, direct mail), managing online payments, and workflow automation.
$29
per month
Pricing
Act! CRMOntraport
Editions & Modules
Essentials
$22
per user, per month
Act! Premium - Basic
$37.50
per user, per month (billed annually)
Standard
$40
per user, per month
Expert
$55
per user, per month
Select - Extra Features
$79
per user, per month (billed annually)
Complete - Extra Features
$199
per user, per month (billed annually)
Advanced - Extra Features
$399
per user, per month (billed annually)
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Act! CRMOntraport
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsFor SaaS version, discount available for annual subscription.Ontraport offers a variety of plans to choose from based on the features needed. Pricing adjusts with the number of contacts in the database and users in the account. Monthly or annual plans are available, and all plans start with a 14-day free trial. Ontraport offers a Done-With-You Setup and Training Package for getting set up in the account quickly. Users can also access a free video library with step-by-step instructions on getting started and using every feature of the platform.
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Community Pulse
Act! CRMOntraport
Considered Both Products
Act! CRM
Chose Act! CRM
ACT! in combination with Swiftpage is the most cost effective team. But they do lack some of the more advanced (marketing automation) features of the rest. We recently switched to Agile CRM for this reason. It is also cost effective, but has no CRM functions. For that I would …
Ontraport

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Act! CRMOntraport
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
Act! CRM
6.5
3 Ratings
17% below category average
Ontraport
-
Ratings
Customer data management / contact management9.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow management7.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Territory management8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Opportunity management9.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)1.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Quote & order management4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Interaction tracking9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management1.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
Act! CRM
6.0
2 Ratings
22% below category average
Ontraport
-
Ratings
Case management1.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Call center management8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Help desk management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
Act! CRM
2.0
3 Ratings
116% below category average
Ontraport
-
Ratings
Lead management2.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Email marketing2.03 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Act! CRM
4.0
2 Ratings
62% below category average
Ontraport
-
Ratings
Task management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting3.02 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Act! CRM
4.8
3 Ratings
45% below category average
Ontraport
-
Ratings
Forecasting4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Pipeline visualization4.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports5.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Act! CRM
3.2
3 Ratings
81% below category average
Ontraport
-
Ratings
Custom fields7.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom objects2.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Scripting environment2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
API for custom integration1.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Act! CRM
8.0
2 Ratings
4% below category average
Ontraport
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-party Software
Comparison of Integrations with 3rd-party Software features of Product A and Product B
Act! CRM
1.7
3 Ratings
123% below category average
Ontraport
-
Ratings
Marketing automation1.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
Act! CRM
2.0
3 Ratings
116% below category average
Ontraport
-
Ratings
Mobile access2.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Act! CRM
-
Ratings
Ontraport
9.0
17 Ratings
15% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor00 Ratings8.216 Ratings
Dynamic content00 Ratings10.014 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings8.37 Ratings
Landing pages00 Ratings10.016 Ratings
A/B testing00 Ratings9.912 Ratings
Mobile optimization00 Ratings8.410 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting00 Ratings6.016 Ratings
List management00 Ratings10.016 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences00 Ratings9.813 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
Act! CRM
-
Ratings
Ontraport
5.5
17 Ratings
34% below category average
Lead nurturing automation00 Ratings7.115 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading00 Ratings2.413 Ratings
Data quality management00 Ratings2.614 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks00 Ratings10.016 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
Act! CRM
-
Ratings
Ontraport
7.7
8 Ratings
1% above category average
Calendaring00 Ratings6.25 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing00 Ratings9.38 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Act! CRM
-
Ratings
Ontraport
7.1
4 Ratings
6% below category average
Social sharing and campaigns00 Ratings7.13 Ratings
Social profile integration00 Ratings7.24 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Act! CRM
-
Ratings
Ontraport
9.3
16 Ratings
21% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.015 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.012 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Act! CRM
-
Ratings
Ontraport
7.3
15 Ratings
4% below category average
API00 Ratings3.011 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Customizability00 Ratings10.013 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
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User Ratings
Act! CRMOntraport
Likelihood to Recommend
2.2
(18 ratings)
10.0
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(2 ratings)
9.1
(8 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(7 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
1.8
(14 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
1.0
(2 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Act! CRMOntraport
Likelihood to Recommend
ACT! LLC
Swiftpage ACT! would be well suited if you are using a desktop computing environment. ACT! is an old product and they were on the desktop for many years (and still are). Also, ACT! would also be well suited if you are not as concerned about implementing a CRM product that might require a little more training (e.g. if you had employees/salespeople that needed to be trained). Also, ACT! seems to be more generic than some of the industry focused products you see nowadays. For example, MethodCRM works well with non-profits that are on the cloud.
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Ontraport
Here are some cases where Ontraport is well suited : - When writing emails, you can easily access to preview, manage the changes and go back to what you did before - When using automations, if there's an error, you can go back to a previous version of it. There are also some super tools that allows to see where a clients is on an automation without having to go through the all automation. It is less appropriate when you are several colleague that are addressing an issue on an email/automation as it doesn't allows you to be multiple person on the item.
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Pros
ACT! LLC
  • Integrated Email Marketing: For a small business, you can have a strong method to handle email marketing in an integrated non-disparate solution.
  • Tailoring: There are no limits on what data you can store in the system and the ease of making changes can be done by a nontechnical person.
  • User Interface: The tool is easy to get around in both the desktop (fat client) and (webclient) which both are quite similar in functionality.
  • Integration: The tool integrates with Word, Excel, and Outlook nicely. And, it integrates with Google Mail and Contacts. There is a nice selection of third party tools available for various needs like AddressGrabber which allows for easy input of contacts from various sources such as email signatures, webpages, etc.
  • Templates: I have enjoyed being able to store tons of various templates for letters which we use over and over for various communications like sales proposals, quotes, and nudging clients along the funnel and sales process.
  • Automation: SwiftPage ACT! has a small business automation engine which allows for reminders and workflow to be administered by the system. It's not as sophisticated as some enterprise workflow automation solutions but for the price it's an awesome addition.
  • Maintenance: Very rarely have a problem which needs to be dealt with and costs to upgrade are minimal at best. We hosted the system internally for the web client and implemented it ourselves initially but had upgrades subsequently done by a local partner simply due to time/cost scenario. In other words, less to have someone else do it.
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Ontraport
  • Dashboards for our daily stats.
  • The email follows up and broadcasts are simple and easy.
  • Sales and marketing can now see the impact they have working together. Nobody can point finger anymore.
  • They have the best customer support. I can't tell you how many times they have walked me through the problems that I created.
  • Amazing email inboxing.
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Cons
ACT! LLC
  • Not intuitive to use. I will have to contact support for help if I haven't used some functions in a while.
  • It's near impossible to delete duplicates as they have to be deleted individually. This is a problem if you have more than 5000 contacts.
  • Reporting is difficult.
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Ontraport
  • Wish they had more options for their forms. Would really like to use multi-step forms.
  • A lot of times their forms load slowly on the website. Would like to see them speed up their services.
  • Their broadcasting options are legacy. There are better options out there for sending broadcast messages.
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Likelihood to Renew
ACT! LLC
There are a lot of good SaaS options on the market but SwiftPage ACT still has a place in the mix today. It depends on your needs, goals, processes, and people
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Ontraport
My client was already using Ontraport and had a decent investment in the tool. As soon as we turn around the revenue situation with my client's products, we will be ditching OAP immediately, despite the significant re-implementation cost we are going to face moving to a new system. I am part of a high-end, professional marketing group, and the overwhelming sentiment with these other professionals is that one should run away from this as fast as humanly possible. I thought their words were just ungrounded opinion, and I deeply regret that I did not heed them more closely before sinking still more time and effort into OAP.
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Usability
ACT! LLC
Try printing reports with each record's notes section - really awful output that you are embarrassed to show anyone. Want to add a new record to a group, ACT will present another record for the group assignment. Want to work seamlessly with email? Forget it!
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Ontraport
The software is just easy to use. The UI is fairly intuitive. The help system is pretty good. I find it is pretty quick to get my work completed and if I don't document my things well, I can always figure out how I did something when I need to make changes. When I have a problem the tech support is easy to deal with and when things need to get escalated they are resolved quickly.
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Performance
ACT! LLC
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Ontraport
Most of the time OP runs fine. But I've had to submit more support tickets this year do to messages, seq.'s or rules not running correctly. Also experienced slow response times moving in and around OP.
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Support Rating
ACT! LLC
There has been an ongoing problem with Google synchronisation which no one seems to be bothered about fixing, even though it clearly states on the website that the software synchronises with Google. When the customer-facing support team are on the phone, they are brilliant, it's the back-end development support which is severely lacking.
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Ontraport
The techs are reasonably savvy, highly courteous and want to do right by their customers. Unfortunately, the product they are supporting is so deeply flawed that there's only so much they can do when your legitimate business requirements are simply not supported.
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In-Person Training
ACT! LLC
No answers on this topic
Ontraport
I went to their Ontrapalooza event, and it opened my mind as to how the software can be used.
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Implementation Rating
ACT! LLC
Delay your upgrades! ACT appears to ship out new software with virtually no checking and no concern about bad installs do to their customers.
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Ontraport
If you know your business, ONTRAPORT is easy
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Alternatives Considered
ACT! LLC
ACT! CRM is more cost effective than like a Salesforce, but that is for a reason, it lacks a lot of the functionality that a Salesforce has. Pipedrive is actually another cost effective platform I've been evaluating as a potential ACT! CRM replacement. I like it's modern day look and feel versus ACT!.
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Ontraport
Task management was the main thing that separated ONTRAPORT for me. Keeping things accountable. As well, I felt the campaign builder was slicker, and that the contact management was more robust. Custom fields are very customizable.
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Scalability
ACT! LLC
No answers on this topic
Ontraport
With the new lower priced options, it's now easier for newer businesses to start with a more basic version and upgrade as they need more features.
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Return on Investment
ACT! LLC
  • It's been easy to keep track of progress of goals with the software. This provides the opportunity to know what is working and what is not.
  • We have had to adjust a lot of things since the Virus issue took a foothold, but it is providing invaluable to make those adjustments.
  • Our ROI has increased at least 30%.
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Ontraport
  • We are providing better customer service as a direct result of Ontraport. We can track where all of our customers are, what pages/sites/modules they are visiting with ease and tailor our communication accordingly.
  • Our marketing funnel has become vastly improved, meaning that our ROI for marketing has gone up. Sales this April are double what they were last year.
  • Our team works better together because we all have a better idea of what the other needs and when. The tasks that we can assign in Ontraport mean nothing gets missed, creating a better customer and employee experience.
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