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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

Keap

I would suggest that any small business from 1 - 25 employees take a look at Keap. Whether you're selling services or products, whether you sell with a sales team or completely online, Keap has solutions that can help your business run so much more efficiently. On top of that, the follow-up and marketing tools will help you convert more traffic to leads and more leads to customers.
Tyler Garns | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Act-On
9.3
Keap
7.3
WYSIWYG email editor
Act-On
9.5
Keap
7.7
Dynamic content
Act-On
9.3
Keap
6.7
Ability to test dynamic content
Act-On
9.1
Keap
5.0
Landing pages
Act-On
9.1
Keap
7.4
A/B testing
Act-On
9.4
Keap
6.5
Mobile optimization
Act-On
9.6
Keap
6.8
Email deliverability reporting
Act-On
8.9
Keap
8.4
List management
Act-On
9.4
Keap
8.9
Triggered drip sequences
Act-On
9.2
Keap
8.5

Lead Management

Act-On
9.5
Keap
7.8
Lead nurturing
Act-On
9.6
Keap
8.3
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
9.9
Keap
6.9
Data quality management
Act-On
9.3
Keap
7.1
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
9.2
Keap
9.0

Campaign Management

Act-On
8.1
Keap
7.9
Calendaring
Act-On
6.8
Keap
8.5
Event/webinar marketing
Act-On
9.4
Keap
7.3

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
9.4
Keap
5.4
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
9.4
Keap
5.7
Social profile integration
Act-On
9.4
Keap
5.0

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
9.1
Keap
7.2
Dashboards
Act-On
9.0
Keap
7.0
Standard reports
Act-On
8.8
Keap
7.6
Custom reports
Act-On
9.5
Keap
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Act-On
9.3
Keap
6.9
API
Act-On
9.1
Keap
8.0
Role-based workflow & approvals
Act-On
9.1
Keap
7.4
Customizability
Act-On
9.5
Keap
7.2
Integration with Salesforce.com
Act-On
9.5
Keap
6.0
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Act-On
9.4
Keap
6.5
Integration with SugarCRM
Act-On
9.0
Keap
6.0

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

Keap

  • Campaign Builder - as I’m a visual person, the ability to map out and build automation on not only sales and marketing funnels, but internal processes as well. This has been a game-changer to setup automation and we continue to reap the rewards years later.
  • CRM - using it as a CRM has allowed me to have a single source of truth for my leads and customers to collect info on, add notes, track and trigger automation savings hours every week, and help prevent leads from falling through the cracks.
  • Innovation - they were one of the first in the market and are still innovating to make the product better.
Mandy Brasser | 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

Keap

  • Keap is almost infinitely customizable, and it is VERY powerful, and I think all that potential can overwhelm the new user. The key is to start small and simple - even little automations can make a huge difference.
  • My business is simple enough that I find Keap's reporting sufficient, but I hear from other business owners that they would like more/different reports.
  • The state-by-state, regional and municipal sales tax thing can get complicated, but I hear they are working on it.
Samantha Bennett | 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

Keap

Keap 7.5
Based on 38 answers
We have invested a lot into Infusionsoft and are using it to automate our processes and marketing. Changing CRMs would have a HUGE cost for us and based on our evaluations, the grass isn't greener elsewhere. Infusiosoft fits most of our needs and is slowly getting better each year. Their support is great and we will continue to use them until something much better comes around or our company outgrows a small business CRM.
Tyler Guthrie | 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

Keap

Keap 6.6
Based on 21 answers
You do need to spend some time on-boarding and implementing the software in order to have full functionality. We were lucky - we had colleagues at the university with experience with Keap and then hired an intern familiar with the software to get us set up and ready to use it. We've had some functionality issues with it along the way and that has frustrated myself and the other uses in our department.
Stacey Stearns | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Keap

Keap 9.1
Based on 11 answers
There have been few outages since we became a customer, and when they have technical issues they are typically resolved rapidly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Keap

Keap 9.1
Based on 11 answers
OMG, it's all in one and that compromises everything, fundamentally. If you want a race car, invest in a race car. If you want a dune buggy, get that. If you want a boat that floats, go for it.
Clifford Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Keap

Keap 7.0
Based on 27 answers
Generally, very responsive support for even our more complicated issues. We do have some open issues that we need resolutions on and that I understand are complicated and will take longer to resolve but the open issues are significantly impacting to our business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Keap

Keap 8.6
Based on 5 answers
This training is taught often to the lowest common denominator so as to help as many customers of theirs as possible. We do the training and coaching and implementations for our clients. But clients who I know who have been to their training get trained well. The gap that can exist lies in you doing your part and really investing in using and building out the application.The training and education is only as good as your willingness to apply it.
Clifford Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Keap

Keap 9.5
Based on 5 answers
The online training is excellent (now). When we first signed on it was almost non-existent. They have online videos and hold webinars for almost every area of the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Keap

Keap 8.0
Based on 16 answers
Don't let the fear of implementing a new software solution keep you from unleashing the power of automation that Infusionsoft provides. With the right implementation partner, the process can not only be smooth and painless, it can actually help you get a better understanding for how your current communication process can be improved upon.
Chris LeBrun, MBA, CFRE | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Keap

Keap is in a little bit of a different league as it's more of an all-in-one but there are similarities and differences that are worth comparing. Keap is a more comprehensive tool where you're getting most of your key business management features ranging from invoicing to email marketing and everything in between. One of the biggest benefits to the solo CEO or business owner with a small team is the ability to eliminate the cost of all those other applications. What's lacking in Keap that you'll find in the other CRMs (like Pipedrive and Zoho specifically) is reporting, customizable views and dashboards, and better role-based permissions and controls. This is specifically referring to Keap Pro and Max (not Keap Classic).
CJ Smith | 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

Keap

Keap 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Pricing is user and email and function based. Way too many pay walls and not native function for scaling. It's scaleable with NASA level marketing automation talent you must pay to engage. Otherwise, it gets expensive quickly for scaling to a true small business, which is what they target. Over 25 users and you're screwed. Look at the competition first, evaluate what you really need for your business and start there. Keep it simple, build your cash flow and confidence in the people you hired to make this work and then scale. Don't get sucked into the dream that this thing will help you sell your book to millions and you get famous while hanging on your boat or whatever. Building a small business is hard enough. Adding software often adds complexity in order to successfully scale.
Clifford Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Keap

  • I’ve generated leads and closed business with Keap non-stop since 2008
  • Keap notifies my team around the world when a lead, sale, or issue comes in
  • Keap automation does the work of at least two to three people 24/7 since 2008
Wes Schaeffer | 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.

Keap

General

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

Keap Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$79.001
Pro$169.001
Max$199.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing starts as low as $79.00. Get started growing your business and learn more about our pricing and features at https://keap.com/pricing. All plans start with 1 user and 500 contacts. The price is $30.00 for each additional user.

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