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Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On

If you have an existing CRM system, like Microsoft 365, you can integrate campaign automation with Act-On, and then it is worth most of the time it takes to get less-experienced employees on-boarded. In other cases that require more minimal use, the on-boarding may be too lengthy. In that case, it may be better-suited to choose a different SaaS that tracks campaign, ROI, lead scoring, etc.
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ActiveDEMAND

When choosing a marketing automation system, it is important to think of what exactly you want it to do. I think no matter what you are hoping to get out of a marketing automation platform, you can achieve it with ActiveDEMAND. It can be used for simple/basic marketing email sending and campaign execution or it can be used to develop a microsite, create sales and marketing kiosks, run multi-step campaigns, host protected assets or whatever you want to do with it. You can easily choose (or ignore) the modules and features to be as creative as you choose to be.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Act-On
7.3
ActiveDEMAND
9.5
WYSIWYG email editor
Act-On
7.9
ActiveDEMAND
9.2
Dynamic content
Act-On
7.1
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Ability to test dynamic content
Act-On
6.7
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Landing pages
Act-On
7.0
ActiveDEMAND
9.0
A/B testing
Act-On
6.9
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Mobile optimization
Act-On
6.8
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Email deliverability
Act-On
7.8
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
List management
Act-On
6.4
ActiveDEMAND
9.2
Triggered drip sequences
Act-On
9.2
ActiveDEMAND
9.6

Lead Management

Act-On
7.3
ActiveDEMAND
9.0
Lead nurturing
Act-On
7.0
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
7.4
ActiveDEMAND
9.0
Data quality management
Act-On
7.9
ActiveDEMAND
8.6
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
6.7
ActiveDEMAND
8.6

Campaign Management

Act-On
7.6
ActiveDEMAND
9.4
Calendaring
Act-On
6.8
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Event/webinar marketing
Act-On
8.5
ActiveDEMAND
9.2

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
7.9
ActiveDEMAND
8.6
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
7.9
ActiveDEMAND
8.6
Social profile integration
Act-On
7.9
ActiveDEMAND
8.6

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
5.7
ActiveDEMAND
9.2
Dashboards
Act-On
5.5
ActiveDEMAND
8.8
Standard reports
Act-On
6.0
ActiveDEMAND
9.2
Custom reports
Act-On
5.7
ActiveDEMAND
9.6

Platform & Infrastructure

Act-On
7.3
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
API
Act-On
9.2
ActiveDEMAND
9.0
Role-based workflow & approvals
Act-On
6.8
ActiveDEMAND
9.0
Customizability
Act-On
6.7
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
Integration with Salesforce.com
Act-On
8.0
ActiveDEMAND
10.0
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Act-On
6.1
ActiveDEMAND
10.0
Integration with SugarCRM
Act-On
7.0
ActiveDEMAND
10.0

Pros

  • Customer service. Act-on is the leader in client support for training, basic tips and trouble shooting to planning our Act-On strategy. The Act-On team is flexible, friendly, engaged and collaborative.
  • Act-On does not over-complicate its offering. It is visually appealing and intuitive. Some platforms are just too complicated to keep on top of. We are a small team with a busy marketing schedule. We do not depend a great deal on online lead generation for our growth, however Act-On is still a good fit for us.
  • Trust. No surprises once we had signed our agreement. In fact, our expectations were exceeded.
  • Value - price for service.
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  • Template development and brand management - ActiveDEMAND makes it simple to maintain your brand identity and a consistent look and feel across campaigns using templates and brand identities that are easy to set up and easy to incorporate into every piece of collateral you develop.
  • Use of variables for replicated content - This is super convenient! Templates can be created and then the campaign can be cloned (in its entirety or just the assets you need) and reused allowing for simple updates to be made to the variables in minutes. This makes executing campaigns very simple and quick once your templates are built the way you want them.
  • Responsive design - This is a MUST in modern digital marketing and ActiveDEMAND does this really well. You can view all screen size renders as previews as you build your assets and all the modules are built to work with responsive technology so you can be confident that the assets you create and share with customers won't break and will look great on all devices.
  • It just works. - Everything from creating logic steps to editing the items you create just works really really well.
  • Support - the support team has been amazing. Live chat and ticket submission facilities make it easy to get help when you need it and tickets are resolved quickly and effectively. There is also a good knowledge base of self help articles available online.
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Cons

  • Being able to attach images to social posts
  • More contemporary templates
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  • Reporting - Though the reporting is extensive and very very good... I sometimes miss a simplified view of email opens/clicks/link clicks etc.
  • Don't get me wrong, you can get to this data in ActiveDEMAND relatively easily, the default views through the campaign dashboard are just quite detailed (which some people would probably prefer) and I just don't think that we need that level of reporting on first glance. That being said, I do love the option to drill down and uncover the complex detailed data when i do want it (ActiveDEMAND is very good at this).
  • One element of reporting that I would also like would be an event registrant report showing all registered people (this part exists) and their responses on the registration form they completed to register for the event. (These things would be dietary restrictions, industry, customized responses to other event related questions).
  • I also wish the reports autorefreshed more frequently.
  • ICS Files - Right now there are work arounds for loading an ICS file (Calendar meeting invite file) that can be accessed in campaign assets. I just wish this was more native to the tool.
  • Archive Filing - Now, first of all, it is so amazing that ActiveDEMAND even has an archiving feature... I LOVE this. One small downside, however, is that the archiving cannot be organized using a folder structure or anything. I would like to be able to group my live events together, then group my webinars together etc.
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Likelihood to Renew

Act-On8.9
Based on 112 answers
Great product, easy to use, promising roadmap and amazing customer success team.
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Usability

Act-On7.2
Based on 31 answers
Simple to set up, intuitive and easy to create and push new marketing programs.
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Reliability and Availability

Act-On9.1
Based on 14 answers
This product has never been down when I needed it
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Performance

Act-On8.2
Based on 13 answers
Act-On just keeps improving.
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Support

Act-On8.8
Based on 38 answers
I've never had a bad experience with support. I can get someone on the phone right away and they are always able to help.
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In-Person Training

Act-On8.7
Based on 4 answers
My Account Manager has led me through countless amounts of training on the product as a whole and through some of my integrations.
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Online Training

Act-On9.3
Based on 16 answers
Act-On had a lot of resources, and their staff was great at answering any questions I had to make sure we got started on the right foot. Looking back, I would have preferred some additional training sessions since we didn't have any previous experience with Marketing Automation and best practices.
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Implementation

Act-On8.6
Based on 22 answers
Go Slow - Test - Test - TEST
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Alternatives Considered

I used Eloqua in my previous role and while it was a great tool I found it very cumbersome and difficult to work with. It's interface was old and it was actually quite a task to get many terms created, designed and aligned as I liked within that tool. Also, the costs for the platform were extremely high. Act-On was a real breath of fresh air for me. Its a much more intuitive interface, and much easier to work with. Although it may not have all of the bells and whistles that some of the bigger players have, it does a lot more than just the basics and gets them right as wel. It also has some cool little innovations of its own as well, the Act-On Anywhere tool is really interesting and valuable, not just to marketers but for sales staff as well. But overall, value for money is much greater with Act-On and that's a key concern for any business
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ActiveDEMAND is much more robust than most of the above products. It does more and provides more detailed analytics. It is also very user friendly. The user interface is nice and it is very easy to navigate the tool. The brand identity and replicated content are two areas where ActiveDEMAND really shines compared to competitors.
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Return on Investment

  • We now know how digital campaigns perform.
  • Marketing is much more agile going to market and promoting specific messages.
  • We have a specific knowledge of where opportunities came from. How we converted them from anonymous visitors to leads, to customers.
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  • Simplified email marketing and event management
  • Better tracking of leads
  • Better intelligence about which initiatives are working well and where future opportunities lie
  • Less reliant on IT department/third party to execute our online marketing
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Pricing Details

Act-On

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Act-On Editions & Modules
Act-On
Edition
Professional
$9001
Enterprise
$2,0002
1. per month (starts at 2,500 active contacts)
2. per month ( starts at 2,500 active contacts)
Additional Pricing Details
The Professional package starts at 2,500 active contacts, 3 marketing users, 50 sales users and 30,000 API calls per day. The Enterprise package starts at 2,500 active contacts, 6 marketing users, 100 sales users and 30,000 API calls per day. Annual contract required.

ActiveDEMAND

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
ActiveDEMAND Editions & Modules
ActiveDEMAND
Edition
Call Tracking
$31
Email Marketer
$72
Small Business Marketer
$692
Corporate Marketer
$1992
Agency Marketer
$7992
1. Per Phone Number/mth
2. Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Additional Pricing Details