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Act-On

328 Ratings

Act-On

328 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

iContact Pro Select

8 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On

I think Act-On would work equally well for small to large companies. If you are less confident or experienced in automation and funneling, Act-On genuinely invests in the expertise to guide and support you so you can be continually learning and developing your skills and application for the platform. You never feel you are in the deep end
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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Act-On
7.5
iContact Pro Select
WYSIWYG email editor
Act-On
7.3
iContact Pro Select
Dynamic content
Act-On
6.9
iContact Pro Select
Ability to test dynamic content
Act-On
6.6
iContact Pro Select
Landing pages
Act-On
7.8
iContact Pro Select
A/B testing
Act-On
8.0
iContact Pro Select
Mobile optimization
Act-On
7.7
iContact Pro Select
Email deliverability
Act-On
8.8
iContact Pro Select
List management
Act-On
6.0
iContact Pro Select
Triggered drip sequences
Act-On
8.3
iContact Pro Select

Lead Management

Act-On
6.7
iContact Pro Select
Lead nurturing
Act-On
6.3
iContact Pro Select
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
6.9
iContact Pro Select
Data quality management
Act-On
7.1
iContact Pro Select
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
6.4
iContact Pro Select

Campaign Management

Act-On
7.5
iContact Pro Select
Calendaring
Act-On
6.8
iContact Pro Select
Event/webinar marketing
Act-On
8.3
iContact Pro Select

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
6.7
iContact Pro Select
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
6.4
iContact Pro Select
Social profile integration
Act-On
7.0
iContact Pro Select

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
5.3
iContact Pro Select
Dashboards
Act-On
4.7
iContact Pro Select
Standard reports
Act-On
5.7
iContact Pro Select
Custom reports
Act-On
5.6
iContact Pro Select

Platform & Infrastructure

Act-On
6.5
iContact Pro Select
API
Act-On
8.0
iContact Pro Select
Role-based workflow & approvals
Act-On
6.4
iContact Pro Select
Customizability
Act-On
5.1
iContact Pro Select
Integration with Salesforce.com
Act-On
8.0
iContact Pro Select
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Act-On
4.1
iContact Pro Select
Integration with SugarCRM
Act-On
7.1
iContact Pro Select

Pros

  • Lead nurturing
  • Marketing list segmentation
  • Providing an insight into user behaviour, allowing for a more granular analysis of your current prospects
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  • 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
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Cons

  • Reporting
  • Speed of unsubscribing contacts
  • Email building requires a high understanding of html if you face any issues with design or layout
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  • For the campaign management feature, provide a campaign diagram to better track campaigns.
  • For the reporting and analysis feature, provide a scheduled report delivery option.
  • Provide podcasts as another form of technical support.
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Likelihood to Renew

Act-On8.9
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
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iContact Pro Select6.1
Based on 3 answers
Vocus works very well for a variety of business sizes. It is also well-suited for both mobile (iOS and Android) and PC platforms. These reports are comprehensive:
  • Campaign Performance Reports
  • Email Performance Reports
  • Landing Page Performance Reports
  • Web Analytics
In addition, they also offer great technical support and a lot of resources such as white papers, blog, and tips and hints
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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
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
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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
Make sure you have specific goals and define success, that can greatly speed things up.
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Alternatives Considered

As a company, it's much more organized, much more in contact with customers, and much more willing and able to pick up their feedback and incorporate it into the product. Pricing wise, it's also much more balanced, with a fairer price mode. It's also more agnostic, in terms of CRM and other integrations. The partner program is also clearer, and IMHO better.
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I was not the end decision maker so I went along with the marketing direction where we needed to consolidate all of our email into one tool to better understand all of our marketing efforts. I don't know that if I was the end decision maker if I would have chosen Vocus
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Return on Investment

  • As stated in a previous section, one positive impact we have seen so far is the fact that we are more productive and efficient. We are no longer chasing after prospects that are not really interested in purchasing our product.
  • Our marketing team is able to produce nice reports to present at our team meetings every week.
  • The customer support has been so amazing. I needed help with something and had my answer within an hour! I was very impressed by the level of service Act-On provides to their customers.
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  • 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%!
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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.

iContact Pro Select

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
iContact Pro Select Editions & Modules
iContact Pro Select
Edition
Basic
$3001
Plus
$6001
Pro
$1,0001
Enterprise
$2,5001
1. per month
Additional Pricing Details