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400 Ratings
7 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 6.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Act-On Software ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Email & Online Marketing, Reporting & Analytics

Email & Online Marketing

9.0

Act-On

90%
8.6

FreshMail

86%
Act-On Software ranks higher in 7/9 features

WYSIWYG email editor

9.4
94%
112 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Dynamic content

9.2
92%
92 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Ability to test dynamic content

8.7
87%
92 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Landing pages

9.0
90%
108 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

A/B testing

9.2
92%
95 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Mobile optimization

9.2
92%
103 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Email deliverability reporting

8.7
87%
220 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

List management

9.0
90%
111 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Triggered drip sequences

8.6
86%
87 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Lead Management

9.3

Act-On

93%

FreshMail

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Act-On Software ranks higher in 4/4 features

Lead nurturing

9.4
94%
104 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Lead scoring and grading

9.4
94%
104 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Data quality management

9.3
93%
102 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Automated sales alerts and tasks

9.2
92%
95 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Campaign Management

8.0

Act-On

80%

FreshMail

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Act-On Software ranks higher in 2/2 features

Calendaring

6.8
68%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Event/webinar marketing

9.2
92%
76 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social Media Marketing

9.3

Act-On

93%

FreshMail

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Act-On Software ranks higher in 2/2 features

Social sharing and campaigns

9.3
93%
69 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social profile integration

9.3
93%
63 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.9

Act-On

89%
8.0

FreshMail

80%
FreshMail ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

8.7
87%
109 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Standard reports

8.7
87%
112 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Custom reports

9.4
94%
84 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Platform & Infrastructure

9.0

Act-On

90%

FreshMail

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Act-On Software ranks higher in 6/6 features

API

8.9
89%
67 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Role-based workflow & approvals

8.9
89%
71 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customizability

9.4
94%
89 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with Salesforce.com

9.3
93%
65 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

9.2
92%
36 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with SugarCRM

8.3
83%
29 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Act-On Software is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

Act-On

94%
219 Ratings
9.0

FreshMail

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

8.9

Act-On

89%
112 Ratings

FreshMail

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.1

Act-On

91%
32 Ratings

FreshMail

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Act-On

91%
28 Ratings

FreshMail

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.2

Act-On

82%
26 Ratings

FreshMail

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.3

Act-On

73%
78 Ratings

FreshMail

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.7

Act-On

87%
4 Ratings

FreshMail

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.3

Act-On

93%
16 Ratings

FreshMail

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.6

Act-On

86%
44 Ratings

FreshMail

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Act-On

91%
1 Rating

FreshMail

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On

Act-On simplifies the creation of landing pages, web forms, email campaigns, and other types of marketing automation. Designing a customer journey using the workflow builder (a nurturing flow) is possible. It is used in various ways and in a variety of contexts. Tactical's knowledgeable support team helped us unlock Act-On's potential for complex integrations and marketing campaigns. In some areas, it would be beneficial to improve functionality.
Sourov K Chowdhury | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshMail

FreshMail is well suited for creating custom templates - very easy to use drag and drop interface
Holly Bouvier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Act-On

  • Establishes a simple but very decisive way of how to perform specialized marketing work.
  • It includes the monitoring of advertising networks or account management on digital platforms and social networks.
  • The support is solid; it takes all the suggestions and doubts I have regarding the software.
Korey Migdal | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshMail

  • I know that different email marketing systems have different deliverability rates that depend on the servers that are being used. I was irritated that I had to waste money on sending messages that were getting labeled as spam. Since switching to FreshMail I now have much better results.
Holly Bouvier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Act-On

  • The designer tools, especially for emails, were often difficult to use. The formatting of the text would be all over the place and change / refuse to change at random. Moving boxes around was shifty and sometimes nearly impossible. It just wasn't customizeable enough. No "undo" functionality either.
  • The only way to collect information expansively over time (there's a term Act-On uses for it, I can't recall) where it adds questions to the form each time a user fills it out, is if the person were to fill out the same form multiple times. I know this does happen for some websites/resources, but as a company that wanted to collect new information each time someone filled out any form, regardless of the resource or the URL, that was simply not an option, and that doesn't really make a lot of sense. I know it's not really possible to track someone but if they filled out the first part of the form and then it added new questions to answer, and then they submitted and got through the gating, that would actually be helpful.
  • There was no "trash can" of sorts in case you deleted something by mistake. This could be so stress-inducing if it was a major project. My coworker did this once, contacted Act-On, they couldn't even recover it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshMail

  • My campaign got delayed because of their moderation process. When I wrote them to ask what was going on they said they have some kind of anti-spam moderation process that was taking longer than usual.
  • I don’t like the fact that you can’t edit your template in HTML in their editing program (FreshMail Designer). This is probably isn’t a big deal for most people but some of us like to take over every detail of the template.
Holly Bouvier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Act-On

General

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

Starting Price

$900 per month (starts at 2,500 active contacts)

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.

FreshMail

General

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

Starting Price

FreshMail Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
FreshMail is absolutely free if you send less than 2000 emails to up to 500 subscribers per month.

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

FreshMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

FreshMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Act-On

Act-On 9.1
Based on 28 answers
I have always found them quick to respond to my query by web inquiry. In those instances when I call, I have always reached help quickly. They are conscientious and skilled in discussing my concern and finding a solution to my problem. Other tech organizations should use Act-On as a model for top-notch customer service.
Eric Kinaitis, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Act-On

Act-On 8.2
Based on 26 answers
Great for the most part. Sometimes there are little lags, but that's likely because I'm requesting to see a lot of data at one time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

FreshMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Act-On

Act-On 8.7
Based on 4 answers
Dan D. was great. He took the time to understand how I needed the program to run, and was very flexible to our special CRM setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

FreshMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

FreshMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Act-On

Act-On is easier to use than Marketo, but not as visually appealing and user-friendly as HubSpot. It's much better than Pardot, as Pardot feel clunky every step of the way. SharpSpring is comparable because of its price point but surpasses Act-On in its tools and intuitive interface. We selected Act-On because of the pricing model and thought all things would be close to parity with other options. It depends on the team you have. If you have developers and a marketing team that knows some html/css, you can get by with Act-On.
Kyle Moloo | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshMail

No answers on this topic

Scalability

Act-On

Act-On 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Before I feel like I need more features, the Act-On customer service reps are contacting me telling about new features as part of my account.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Act-On

  • With the Automated Series, we were able to put in place campaigns that generated revenue that took no time to continue running once set up. This was a positive feature allowing employees to work on another project while the campaign ran on their own.
Danielle Armour | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshMail

  • Our open rates and CTR’s are way up after moving to FreshMail. It’s all about avoiding having your messages sent to spam folders and no service has worked better for us.
Holly Bouvier | TrustRadius Reviewer

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