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375 Ratings
15 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 4.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On

Act-On is well suited for your business if you have a lot of contacts and are averse to the pay by the contact model of competing marketing automation software. Act-On charges by emails sent, not by how many contacts are in the database, so it makes it a great place to store everything, even if you aren't engaging with some of those contacts
Kyle Moloo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaigner

We look for 2 things in an email campaign software: how detailed the reporting system is and ease of use. Both of these features are supported here. When I mention the reporting system, we need to be able to see who clicked on which links as well being able to pull their phone number or email so that we can then follow up with them. In all honesty I cannot see a situation where Campaigner would be less appropriate to use if you are looking for an email marketing software.
Zaheer Bulsara | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Act-On
7.7
Campaigner
8.0
WYSIWYG email editor
Act-On
7.4
Campaigner
9.0
Dynamic content
Act-On
7.0
Campaigner
9.0
Ability to test dynamic content
Act-On
7.1
Campaigner
9.0
Landing pages
Act-On
7.6
Campaigner
8.0
A/B testing
Act-On
7.3
Campaigner
9.0
Mobile optimization
Act-On
8.2
Campaigner
2.0
Email deliverability reporting
Act-On
8.1
Campaigner
10.0
List management
Act-On
8.5
Campaigner
8.0
Triggered drip sequences
Act-On
8.2
Campaigner
8.0

Lead Management

Act-On
7.8
Campaigner
Lead nurturing
Act-On
8.3
Campaigner
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
8.1
Campaigner
Data quality management
Act-On
7.1
Campaigner
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
7.5
Campaigner

Campaign Management

Act-On
7.5
Campaigner
Calendaring
Act-On
6.8
Campaigner
Event/webinar marketing
Act-On
8.2
Campaigner

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
6.1
Campaigner
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
6.4
Campaigner
Social profile integration
Act-On
5.9
Campaigner

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
7.0
Campaigner
5.0
Dashboards
Act-On
7.2
Campaigner
5.0
Standard reports
Act-On
7.5
Campaigner
9.0
Custom reports
Act-On
6.3
Campaigner
1.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Act-On
7.9
Campaigner
API
Act-On
6.9
Campaigner
Role-based workflow & approvals
Act-On
7.6
Campaigner
Customizability
Act-On
7.1
Campaigner
Integration with Salesforce.com
Act-On
8.3
Campaigner
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Act-On
8.4
Campaigner
Integration with SugarCRM
Act-On
8.8
Campaigner

Pros

Act-On

  • Act-On's customer service is exceptional, they are quick and thorough when you are needing help. For example, we could not figure out how to automate a birthday date for our birthday campaign and the representative was able to walk through the process with myself and another team member. This is a strength of Act-On because many other companies do not have customer services that will speak with you, they direct you to blogs or informational sessions.
  • The landing pages that Act-On has created for use on the web is exceptional. The formatting is very user-friendly and the templates are great to navigate. The landing pages allow you to make the page fit whatever campaign or reason you are in need of. This is a strength of Act-On because the landing pages resolve the issue of having to create actual web pages.
  • The spam feature of Act-On's emails is a great add on. This feature allows you to test how the spam alerts are triggered in your email and how you can fix it. This has helped many emails be developed in a way so that they reach many more people than they would have without this feature. many other programs do not have this feature.
Danielle Armour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaigner

  • Campaigner is easy to use and quite easy to design email marketing campaigns for but not drag and drop like mailchimp.
  • Campaigner makes it easy to collect new subscribers from our customers via a simple sign up portal.
  • Campaigner allows us to send large amounts of emails without much effort.
  • Though I prefer using another tool like photoshop, campaigners campaign creation tool looks quite easy to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Act-On

  • Landing Page Design. The drag and drop builder is OK. But it feels very limited for someone who has a good knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc. Inevitably, there will be something that you simply can't do in Act-On that you could do in a standard web design environment.
  • No Server Side Scripts. There isn't any way to retrieve data in your lists and add it to a landing page. Basically, you can't use any data stored in an Act-On list and add it to a landing page.
  • It's limited. There is simply some data you can't pull from Act-On and into a 3rd Party Reporting app.
Dave Moll | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaigner

  • Account Customization
  • More Newsletter Scheduling options
  • Faster Customer Support
Tim Sessions | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Act-On

Act-On 8.9
Based on 112 answers
It's my single biggest asset in my current role. With limited resources, its enabled Anachron to punch well above our weight marketing wise and although we're still at the beginning of our journey I know the system can scale with us
Damian Leslie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaigner

Campaigner 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I can't see us not renewing unless we find something better. This is highly unlikely because there was a thorough research done for use to chose the best marketing client and it always came back to campaigner.
Zaheer Bulsara | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Act-On

Act-On 9.1
Based on 32 answers
It's good, but not quite brilliant. Some parts of the interface are still a bit outdated. The product has been evolving very fast, though, and I believe in a few months it will be up there with the best of them, interface wise as well.
Diogo Cabral | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaigner

Campaigner 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Why? Because it's so so simple. Teaching the rest of the staff to use it was a breeze and now everyone can create their own marketing campaigns. Not only that, nut they can also pull the clicks and opens on their own, lightening my workload for the better. It's awesome in every way.
Zaheer Bulsara | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Act-On

Act-On 9.1
Based on 28 answers
This product has never been down when I needed it
Ian Nate | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaigner

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Performance

Act-On

Act-On 8.2
Based on 26 answers
It takes a few minutes to sync with Salesforce (SFDC) but other than that its pretty fast and I have not noticed a large lag at any point thus far.
Vinny Poliseno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaigner

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Support Rating

Act-On

Act-On 7.3
Based on 78 answers
Since we start using Act-on for ourselves and our clients, we have been supported very well. Often we need to integrate with legacy systems and we find the support team on our side during the whole endeavor. Always asking if they can help us further, always willing to do a better job. The support of Act-On is one of the main differentiators
Harold Klaassen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaigner

Campaigner 2.0
Based on 1 answer
Everything takes a minimum of 24 hours to solve and after being with campaigner for several years we were just told for the first time we have an account rep which we never even spoke to.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Act-On

Act-On 8.7
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.
Vinny Poliseno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaigner

No score
No answers yet
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Online Training

Act-On

Act-On 9.3
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.
Carrie Scheetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaigner

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Implementation Rating

Act-On

Act-On 8.6
Based on 44 answers
What impressed me most is that Act-On showed full committment in making our implementation successful, even when it required additional support from their team. This gave me a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings. Most other software software vendors are not anywhere close to being this responsive and effective
Prabal Roy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaigner

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Act-On

HubSpot's pricing tiers are much cheaper in some cases, and they provide some of the tools that are included with Act-On Software's premium tiers. I believe Act-On has more versatility in tracking conversion and other rates out-of-the-box compared HubSpot, which is why we chose Act-On for our production metrics and have continued using their products.
Fedor Paretsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaigner

MailChimp is far more customizable and User-Friendly, although Campaigner gets the job done. Campaigner could benefit from a design upgrade to bring their look into the modern realm. The drag and drop features and email customization of MailChimp, Campaigner is lacking. However, MailChimp is pricier. So you are definitely getting what you pay for.
Tim Sessions | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Act-On

  • Increased employee efficiency for sure, I am able to churn out so many more emails than if I did it manually.
  • Better customer service - we honor opt-outs and unsubscribes automatically, ensuring that our prospects do not receive any more emails than they want.
  • ROI - the ability to schedule emails and plan ahead helps us stay on top of our marketing calendar and produce more marketing messages, leading to more sales. Well worth the investment.
Paloma Nazar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaigner

  • Campaigner has cost us valuable time in the times that customers had complained to us that their unsubscribe emails did not go through and we had to manually go into campaigners website and manually remove those emails.
  • Campaigner has offered an easy way for us to send marketing emails for quick and effective usage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

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.

Campaigner

General

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

Campaigner Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On
7.8
Campaigner
4.0

Likelihood to Renew

Act-On
8.9
Campaigner
9.0

Usability

Act-On
9.1
Campaigner
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Act-On
9.1
Campaigner

Performance

Act-On
8.2
Campaigner

Support Rating

Act-On
7.3
Campaigner
2.0

In-Person Training

Act-On
8.7
Campaigner

Online Training

Act-On
9.3
Campaigner

Implementation Rating

Act-On
8.6
Campaigner

Scalability

Act-On
9.1
Campaigner

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