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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

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

Net-Results

Net-Results is very well-suited for small, medium and large businesses. They seem to be more advanced than what a typical enterprise level implementation would require. When selecting a marketing automation provider make it a point to find out the level of integration with Salesforce and other marketing technologies. Do they have pre-built automation modules or does it require building from the ground up? Also ask questions regarding its specific capabilities ... for example: is it a marketing automation provider? is it a CRM provider? etc
Kris Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Act-On
9.2
Net-Results
7.1
WYSIWYG email editor
Act-On
9.5
Net-Results
7.0
Dynamic content
Act-On
9.2
Net-Results
7.2
Ability to test dynamic content
Act-On
9.0
Net-Results
7.3
Landing pages
Act-On
9.0
Net-Results
7.0
A/B testing
Act-On
9.4
Net-Results
6.3
Mobile optimization
Act-On
9.6
Net-Results
5.0
Email deliverability reporting
Act-On
8.9
Net-Results
8.0
List management
Act-On
9.4
Net-Results
7.0
Triggered drip sequences
Act-On
9.2
Net-Results
8.6

Lead Management

Act-On
9.4
Net-Results
7.6
Lead nurturing
Act-On
9.6
Net-Results
8.5
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
9.8
Net-Results
8.4
Data quality management
Act-On
9.2
Net-Results
5.0
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
9.1
Net-Results
8.6

Campaign Management

Act-On
8.1
Net-Results
7.5
Calendaring
Act-On
6.8
Net-Results
7.9
Event/webinar marketing
Act-On
9.4
Net-Results
7.0

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
9.3
Net-Results
6.9
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
9.3
Net-Results
7.0
Social profile integration
Act-On
9.3
Net-Results
6.7

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
9.1
Net-Results
6.3
Dashboards
Act-On
9.0
Net-Results
7.0
Standard reports
Act-On
8.8
Net-Results
6.0
Custom reports
Act-On
9.4
Net-Results
6.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Act-On
9.3
Net-Results
7.5
API
Act-On
9.0
Net-Results
7.0
Role-based workflow & approvals
Act-On
9.1
Net-Results
8.0
Customizability
Act-On
9.5
Net-Results
7.0
Integration with Salesforce.com
Act-On
9.5
Net-Results
7.9
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Act-On
9.4
Net-Results
7.0
Integration with SugarCRM
Act-On
9.0
Net-Results
8.1

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

Net-Results

  • Automated emails in a drip campaign that Sales can remove people from.
  • Lead scoring and alerts that go right to the lead owner.
  • Weekly reports to each Sales person with their hottest lead.
  • Very finely tuned segments that can be used for alerts, emails, and scheduled reports.
  • Integration with Salesforce. The Sales team can basically trigger their own emails.
Ken Barber | 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

Net-Results

  • Forms: Would love to have dependent fields, also ability to see all data a user entered without having to create a custom field for every form.
  • Campaign branching: Criteria need to be selected one at a time, which can be very time-consuming.
Christine Magnuson | 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

Net-Results

Net-Results 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Net-Results does what we need and is straightforward to use. Their team has been very responsive to our requests and great to work with.
Megan Sheehan | 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

Net-Results

Net-Results 7.5
Based on 3 answers
Net Results is pretty easy to use and understand. I wouldn't say that it is the best in comparison to MailChimp's drag and drop email builder, but Net Results do so much more than MailChimp that it is hard to even compare the two. Overall Net Results has good usability
Lee Germeroth | 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

Net-Results

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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

Net-Results

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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

Net-Results

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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

Net-Results

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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

Net-Results

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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

Net-Results

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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

Net-Results

We've used ClickDimensions and Marketo. We felt that ClickDimensions was more limited as far as creating effective email campaigns and not as easy to use. It also is completely native to Dynamics CRM, which can be a positive and a negative. Marketo was the previous solution we owned, we are much happier with Net-Results. It's easier to use, not as complex and there is much better communication from their support team. When looking at a new solution we also looked at Act-On and Hubspot. Act-On probably would've been our second choice, but it didn't have as modern of a feel and wasn't quite as easy to use. Hubspot didn't really fit our business. It was very focused on SEO and blog posts. It didn't have the features we needed from a marketing standpoint
Todd Last | 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

Net-Results

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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

Net-Results

  • Stronger re-engagement rates - The buy cycle for our product can be very long. Net-Results helps us keep in touch with prospects that may have gone cold.
  • Better asset utilization - Net-Results helps us drive continuous utilization of our assets.
  • Efficiency - The automation Net-Results has provided means we can focus on other tasks, like creating new assets or building new partnerships.
Gregory Smith | 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.

Net-Results

General

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

Net-Results Editions & Modules

Edition
One Price Full Platform$8001
  1. Annual agreement, up to 25,000 Contacts or 60,000 Sends
Additional Pricing Details
Tiered pricing by total email sends or total contacts, you decide. All features included. No upsells or limitations based on your price.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On
9.4
Net-Results
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Act-On
8.9
Net-Results
9.0

Usability

Act-On
9.1
Net-Results
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Act-On
9.1
Net-Results

Performance

Act-On
8.2
Net-Results

Support Rating

Act-On
7.3
Net-Results

In-Person Training

Act-On
8.7
Net-Results

Online Training

Act-On
9.3
Net-Results

Implementation Rating

Act-On
8.6
Net-Results

Scalability

Act-On
9.1
Net-Results

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