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Score 8.4 out of 100

Litmus

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Score 8.8 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%
4.6

Litmus

46%
Act-On Software ranks higher in 9/9 features

WYSIWYG email editor

9.4
94%
112 Ratings
2.9
29%
10 Ratings

Dynamic content

9.2
92%
92 Ratings
5.3
53%
6 Ratings

Ability to test dynamic content

8.7
87%
92 Ratings
7.9
79%
89 Ratings

Landing pages

9.0
90%
108 Ratings
2.6
26%
3 Ratings

A/B testing

9.2
92%
95 Ratings
1.9
19%
4 Ratings

Mobile optimization

9.2
92%
103 Ratings
9.2
92%
142 Ratings

Email deliverability reporting

8.7
87%
220 Ratings
8.4
84%
116 Ratings

List management

9.0
90%
111 Ratings
1.8
18%
2 Ratings

Triggered drip sequences

8.6
86%
87 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Lead Management

9.3

Act-On

93%

Litmus

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%

Litmus

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%

Litmus

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%
6.9

Litmus

69%
Act-On Software ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

8.7
87%
109 Ratings
5.6
56%
10 Ratings

Standard reports

8.7
87%
112 Ratings
7.9
79%
103 Ratings

Custom reports

9.4
94%
84 Ratings
7.0
70%
71 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

9.0

Act-On

90%

Litmus

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

Pre-Send Testing

Act-On

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.9

Litmus

89%
Litmus ranks higher in 4/4 features

URL Validation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
99 Ratings

Link Tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
85 Ratings

Spam Testing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
106 Ratings

Email Previews

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
131 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Act-On Software is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Online Training
  • Litmus is rated higher in 7 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Performance, In-Person Training, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

Act-On

94%
219 Ratings
9.0

Litmus

90%
152 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.9

Act-On

89%
112 Ratings
9.9

Litmus

99%
11 Ratings

Usability

9.1

Act-On

91%
32 Ratings
9.5

Litmus

95%
12 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Act-On

91%
28 Ratings
9.4

Litmus

94%
5 Ratings

Performance

8.2

Act-On

82%
26 Ratings
8.6

Litmus

86%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

7.3

Act-On

73%
78 Ratings

Litmus

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.7

Act-On

87%
4 Ratings
9.0

Litmus

90%
1 Rating

Online Training

9.3

Act-On

93%
16 Ratings
8.0

Litmus

80%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

8.6

Act-On

86%
44 Ratings
9.4

Litmus

94%
9 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Act-On

91%
1 Rating
9.4

Litmus

94%
4 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

Litmus

If you are building emails outside the scope of your email platform's tested and approved templates, and you send at least one email a week, the value of a Litmus subscription can not be better! If you send one email a month or less or use your email platform's tried and tested templates, Litmus is probably not a necessary expense.
Anonymous | 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

Litmus

  • Email approval process: Visual indicators of what to change and green approval button.
  • Insight into user device: Easy visuals show the percentage and number of devices used to view the emails.
  • Insight into time spent on each email: Grouped into three categories to easily determine how long is spent on each email so decisions on content length can be made for future emails to the targets.
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

Litmus

  • Full Admins don't have the same level of access as Account Owner - e.g. some granular permissions can only be assigned by the owner.
  • Not as many email client/browser/device variants as Email on Acid (but all the main ones).
  • Can't locate the Analytics by the id in the Analytics tag!
Sally Gurney | 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.

Litmus

General

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

Starting Price

Litmus Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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

Litmus

Litmus 9.9
Based on 11 answers
I love using Litmus and find that it has been a huge component of the success of our email campaigns. I can't say enough great things about the platform, and I have seen firsthand how it has saved me time building and sending fully optimized email campaigns. I would absolutely renew again.
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

Litmus

Litmus 9.5
Based on 12 answers
Litmus has integrations that make the software an integrated part of my work every day. Being able to test right within my email builder is just brilliant. Daily I also use the web interface to review analytics and spam testing. Overall it is one of the pieces of software I use daily without any complaints or issues.
Yosa Addiss | 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

Litmus

Litmus 9.4
Based on 5 answers
We have never had a problem with Litmus being unavailable so I would say their availability is fantastic. There might have been one time years ago that the site was down briefly but it also might have been a server issue on my end. Either way, Litmus was back up and running in a very short time
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

Litmus

Litmus 8.6
Based on 5 answers
As with all technology, there are inevitably use-cases where you are unable to get to your original goal without some good old-fashioned experimenting. Some situations will (and are) more urgent which complicates an effective integration of a new process or a new team using an existing process but the "issues" are regularly resolved by re-starting the process specific to when Litmus is introduced to a project. If it doesn't come out the way you're anticipating, run it again and verify there is an issue before declaring all is lost
Anonymous | 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

Litmus

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

Litmus

Litmus 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It was very informative one on one session for me. I was able to use Litmus without any issues.
Anonymous | 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

Litmus

Litmus 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It has all the required information.
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

Litmus

Litmus 9.4
Based on 9 answers
It was quick and easy to get up and running. We were able to use the platform not long after getting it up and running.
Anonymous | 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

Litmus

Workday is something our company uses for time entries and the learning portion for different [pieces of] training that we go through. We integrated Litmus with Workday to better be able to understand metrics of the amount of time that is logged in as well as the amount of training that employees go through, which has helped us pinpoint who needs necessary training and how to function better and more efficiently as a company.
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

Litmus

Litmus 9.4
Based on 4 answers
With our enterprise account, scalability is not an issue. I have not yet seen or heard of significant issues with user access, API connections for integrations etc. This includes down time for "Scheduled Maintenance" as some providers call them, Litmus has the technology backing to support a global team with a 24-hour workday across regions
Anonymous | 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

Litmus

  • Shortened email review cycles in an agency setting with the ability to share tests with clients
  • The code editor clearly identifies errors in HTML which is a significant time-saver and helps with overall campaign results
  • Rich spam testing to identify any potential issues prior to sending has decreased bounce rates.
Meghan Calzaretta | TrustRadius Reviewer

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