What users are saying about
393 Ratings
393 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On

Act-On [Software] has a good online reputation and its one of the few companies with transparent pricing. It is a strong choice for businesses that value marketing insights to drive social media and CRM. I consider this software a versatile digital marketing partner because of its scalability to meet every need of the business.
Toby Bottin | TrustRadius Reviewer

iContact Pro Select

If you use PRWeb already and are looking for a tool that integrates well with that program and offers additional functionality with email and social media then Vocus is great. If you don't use PRWeb or prefer an email tool with more functionality and ease of use, Vocus is not the best choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Act-On
9.2
iContact Pro Select
WYSIWYG email editor
Act-On
9.5
iContact Pro Select
Dynamic content
Act-On
9.2
iContact Pro Select
Ability to test dynamic content
Act-On
9.0
iContact Pro Select
Landing pages
Act-On
9.0
iContact Pro Select
A/B testing
Act-On
9.4
iContact Pro Select
Mobile optimization
Act-On
9.6
iContact Pro Select
Email deliverability reporting
Act-On
8.9
iContact Pro Select
List management
Act-On
9.4
iContact Pro Select
Triggered drip sequences
Act-On
9.2
iContact Pro Select

Lead Management

Act-On
9.4
iContact Pro Select
Lead nurturing
Act-On
9.6
iContact Pro Select
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
9.8
iContact Pro Select
Data quality management
Act-On
9.3
iContact Pro Select
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
9.1
iContact Pro Select

Campaign Management

Act-On
8.1
iContact Pro Select
Calendaring
Act-On
6.8
iContact Pro Select
Event/webinar marketing
Act-On
9.4
iContact Pro Select

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
9.3
iContact Pro Select
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
9.3
iContact Pro Select
Social profile integration
Act-On
9.3
iContact Pro Select

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
9.1
iContact Pro Select
Dashboards
Act-On
9.0
iContact Pro Select
Standard reports
Act-On
8.8
iContact Pro Select
Custom reports
Act-On
9.4
iContact Pro Select

Platform & Infrastructure

Act-On
9.3
iContact Pro Select
API
Act-On
9.1
iContact Pro Select
Role-based workflow & approvals
Act-On
9.1
iContact Pro Select
Customizability
Act-On
9.5
iContact Pro Select
Integration with Salesforce.com
Act-On
9.5
iContact Pro Select
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Act-On
9.4
iContact Pro Select
Integration with SugarCRM
Act-On
9.0
iContact Pro Select

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

iContact Pro Select

  • Social Media Listening e.g.: Recommendations, Identify influencers for a selected topic, based on actual influence, or number of reposts and/or references, rather than the number of followers.
  • Campaign Management - Landing Page and Web Form Templates
  • Email Marketing -Delivery Tracking and Spam Analysis
Anonymous | 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

iContact Pro Select

  • Vocus can do a better job communicating with us. The representative made promises to us that I have not seen be fulfilled such as getting us national media hits through connections that he had.
Anonymous | 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

iContact Pro Select

iContact Pro Select 6.1
Based on 3 answers
Now that we have had the opportunity to try an enterprise wide marketing solution, I think we should look at other tools and programs that have greater flexibility and ease of use. If the tool does not happen to have PR Web then so be it. We may not see the cost savings with PR announcements but if the other tools have increased email functionality then we can part with more money on the PR side like we have in the past
Anonymous | 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

iContact Pro Select

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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

iContact Pro Select

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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

iContact Pro Select

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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

iContact Pro Select

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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

iContact Pro Select

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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

iContact Pro Select

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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

iContact Pro Select

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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

iContact Pro Select

I've used MailChimp before to generate emails and found Vocus to be a better option because it is an overall suite providing the tools to create customizable emails as well as many other features including press releases, social media etc. Vocus is an all-in-one platform for marketing which makes things more efficient for the user by being able to handle all marketing through one outlet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

iContact Pro Select

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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

iContact Pro Select

  • Much more targeted email marketing. Spam analysis helped improve our overall email performance.
  • Increased customer engagement through social media listening.
  • Scheduled emails increased email open and click-through rates by 120%!
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.

iContact Pro Select

General

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

iContact Pro Select Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$3001
Plus$6001
Pro$1,0001
Enterprise$2,5001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On
9.5
iContact Pro Select
6.8

Likelihood to Renew

Act-On
8.9
iContact Pro Select
6.1

Usability

Act-On
9.1
iContact Pro Select

Reliability and Availability

Act-On
9.1
iContact Pro Select

Performance

Act-On
8.2
iContact Pro Select

Support Rating

Act-On
7.3
iContact Pro Select

In-Person Training

Act-On
8.7
iContact Pro Select

Online Training

Act-On
9.3
iContact Pro Select

Implementation Rating

Act-On
8.6
iContact Pro Select

Scalability

Act-On
9.1
iContact Pro Select

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