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Likelihood to Recommend

Act! CRM

Swiftpage [ACT!] is
robust in nature and a manageable solution available for use as a powerful
marketing tool. It is compiled of a lot of exceptional services with the best
contact and customer management tool. Support needs a lot of attention, as it
needs to be changed and they must have to be more responsive and helpful to
become the best in the market.
Magreat Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

Twilio is a simple service that serves as an excellent starting point to create a suitable bridge between an internet network and a telephone network so that we can achieve a high level of group connectivity where interactions are always the most important thing, and it remains cost-effective for the whole team.
Adolfo Villadiego | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Act! CRM
6.3
Twilio
Customer data management / contact management
Act! CRM
9.0
Twilio
Workflow management
Act! CRM
7.5
Twilio
Territory management
Act! CRM
8.5
Twilio
Opportunity management
Act! CRM
7.5
Twilio
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Act! CRM
5.0
Twilio
Quote & order management
Act! CRM
4.0
Twilio
Interaction tracking
Act! CRM
4.0
Twilio
Channel / partner relationship management
Act! CRM
5.0
Twilio

Customer Service & Support

Act! CRM
10.0
Twilio
Case management
Act! CRM
10.0
Twilio
Call center management
Act! CRM
10.0
Twilio

Marketing Automation

Act! CRM
7.5
Twilio
Lead management
Act! CRM
7.5
Twilio
Email marketing
Act! CRM
7.5
Twilio

CRM Project Management

Act! CRM
4.0
Twilio
Task management
Act! CRM
8.0
Twilio
Billing and invoicing management
Act! CRM
1.0
Twilio
Reporting
Act! CRM
3.0
Twilio

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Act! CRM
4.3
Twilio
Forecasting
Act! CRM
4.0
Twilio
Pipeline visualization
Act! CRM
3.5
Twilio
Customizable reports
Act! CRM
5.5
Twilio

Customization

Act! CRM
3.3
Twilio
Custom fields
Act! CRM
7.0
Twilio
Custom objects
Act! CRM
2.0
Twilio
Scripting environment
Act! CRM
2.0
Twilio
API for custom integration
Act! CRM
2.0
Twilio

Security

Act! CRM
8.0
Twilio
Single sign-on capability
Act! CRM
7.0
Twilio
Role-based user permissions
Act! CRM
9.0
Twilio

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Act! CRM
5.5
Twilio
Marketing automation
Act! CRM
5.5
Twilio

Platform

Act! CRM
7.5
Twilio
Mobile access
Act! CRM
7.5
Twilio

Pros

Act! CRM

  • Lots of fields for adapting the software to your own requirements.
  • Excellent tracking of activities/details in sales pipeline process.
  • Excellent robust reporting to provide a very clear picture of prospecting activities.
  • Tightly integrated with Sage Quantum accounting software to avoid double entry of prospect details into Customer/Sales module.
Laurence Sarner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

  • Easy to see my team in one place, when they log in and out and what call status they are in.
  • Twilio is a simple, user friendly way to log in and out of work activities.
  • Excellent services and support.
  • The omnichannel feature which allows agents to get request from all channels.
Max Safier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Act! CRM

  • Social Integration: The tool has a basic feed for LinkedIn information to feed into the system. The infusion of more Social Selling "signals" and "feeds" would be very helpful to instill more social selling into the framework.
  • Account vs. Contact: If you are a company which works to B to B rather than B to C there is a still a bit of cumbersome way to handle "joining" accounts and contacts through links. It is better with 16.1 release but still it's a "contact" centric solution which is great for some business relationships like realtors, insurance, & financial services etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

  • Authy does not support the "push button" multi-factor authentication from your application's native apps. This means if you want to use Authy, you still need to use TOTP based codes.
  • Not really a shortcoming of Authy, but it does nothing to help with multi-factor authentication using text messages - those are still sent to your platform's messaging app.
  • Authy doesn't always display how much time is left before your current token expires, making it difficult to know how much time you have left to enter the current code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Act! CRM

Act! CRM 1.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Act! CRM

Act! CRM 5.4
Based on 6 answers
ACT follows the basic rules you would expect for this type of software, but actually doing anything sophisticated with it is near impossible without assistance or training. Unless you use it regularly it is difficult to use. I wouldn't recommend it unless you have internal IT support and it will be used regularly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

Twilio 9.5
Based on 11 answers
Twilio has well documented APIs and examples. There are several tutorials, videos and Q&As regarding their services. So, usability is very good. I must say that advanced knowledge of telephony, API/Programming and error-handling is essential to make good use of Twilio. It's not just plug-and-play unless you are integrated with a system that has all of the programming built for it.
Chirag Shukla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Act! CRM

Act! CRM 5.4
Based on 14 answers
Following a few interactions with support staff over the phone where we failed to correct the issues we were calling about, we ended up going back to the consultant who we purchased the software through and continued to use her for support rather than call Swiftpage ACT! directly. Our consultant was much more helpful in finding and correcting our issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

Twilio 9.2
Based on 24 answers
I have not had to communicate with Twilio support in the last 3 years but my past experience with them has been very positive. They replied to my previous requests promptly and kept me well informed to resolve my inquiries.With their documentation that's available, I hardly imagine why anyone would need to contact support since it's all there in a concise and easy to understand format. It would probably take you longer to type out a support ticket than to just open their doc websites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Act! CRM

Act! CRM 1.0
Based on 3 answers
Delay your upgrades! ACT appears to ship out new software with virtually no checking and no concern about bad installs do to their customers.
Terry Kungel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Act! CRM

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!.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

Twilio was referred to me by a business colleague, and I can't be more thankful! Twilio has helped my Facebook page by leaps and bounds, and I haven't even considered trying another chat option for my page. It is easy to set up, and customer service is quick to answer any and all questions you may have. I highly recommend it!
Mary Tihoni | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Act! CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Twilio

Twilio 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Being in South Africa, direct local currency support would be nice
Farren Mare | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Act! CRM

  • 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%.
John Hamel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

  • Adding in phone numbers onto our onboarding sequence has increased our user activity by about 30%. We believe due to the users being more invested in the application now.
  • On top of that, our first SMS has increased our week 1 retention by about 15%. Pushing users to go on the app more than 2-3 times has been a struggle and SMS seems to be a solid driver in retention.
Evan Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Act! CRM

General

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

Starting Price

$22 per month

Act! CRM Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Act! Premium - Basic$37.501
Select - Extra Features$791
Complete - Extra Features$1991
Advanced - Extra Features$3991
  1. per user, per month (billed annually)
SaaS Edition
Essentials$221
Standard$401
Expert$551
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
For SaaS version, discount available for annual subscription.

Twilio

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$0.0,015 per min per participant

Twilio Editions & Modules

Edition
Programmable Messaging$0.00751
Programmable Voice$0.00852
Twilio SendGrid Marketing Campaigns$153
Programmable Video$0.00154
Twilio SendGrid Email API$14.955
Twilio Flex (Contact Center)$16
Twilio Flex (Contact Center)$1507
Programmable Voice$0.0138
Twilio Conversations$0.059
Twilio Authy$0.0910
Programmable Wireless$2.0011
Programmable Wireless$0.112
WhatsApp Business API$0.004213
WhatsApp Business API$0.00514
Elastic SIP Trunking$0.04515
Elastic SIP Trunking$0.00716
  1. per message sent or received
  2. per minute to receive a call
  3. per month for 5,000 contacts and 15,000 emails. Your first 2,000 contacts are free
  4. per min per participant
  5. per month up to 100k emails. (Up to 40k emails free for 30 days)
  6. per active user hour (5000 hours free)
  7. per named user per month (5000 hours free)
  8. per min to make a call
  9. per active user per month
  10. per authentication
  11. per SIM card
  12. per MB
  13. Per WhatsApp Template message sent
  14. Per WhatsApp session message
  15. Per min for origination
  16. Per min for termination
Additional Pricing Details
1. Pay-as-you-go pricing: Simple usage-based pricing means you don’t get locked into big contracts. 2. Volume discounts: Discounts trigger as your usage grows, so you always get a fair price. 3. Start building today with free trial credit and full API access.

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