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Score 8.3 out of 100

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

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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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Some scenarios where Oracle CX Marketing is good at: 1) Providing a 360 view of the customer/prospect 2) Accepts 1st and 3rd party data to build prospect profiles 3) Easily integrates with most major SaaS marTech products Some scenarios where less so are: 1) Automating Ad Campaigns wasn't very easy to manage. 2) ABM campaigns faced challenges due to how the interface is set up.
Rajiv Chidambaram, BE, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Act-On
9.3
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.4
WYSIWYG email editor
Act-On
9.5
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.5
Dynamic content
Act-On
9.3
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.2
Ability to test dynamic content
Act-On
9.1
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.3
Landing pages
Act-On
9.1
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.5
A/B testing
Act-On
9.5
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.4
Mobile optimization
Act-On
9.6
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.3
Email deliverability reporting
Act-On
8.9
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.4
List management
Act-On
9.4
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.5
Triggered drip sequences
Act-On
9.2
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.6

Lead Management

Act-On
9.5
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.3
Lead nurturing
Act-On
9.6
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.6
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
9.9
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.2
Data quality management
Act-On
9.4
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.9
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
9.2
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.6

Campaign Management

Act-On
8.1
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.3
Calendaring
Act-On
6.8
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.1
Event/webinar marketing
Act-On
9.4
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.6

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
9.4
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.8
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
9.4
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.7
Social profile integration
Act-On
9.4
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.8

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
9.1
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.9
Dashboards
Act-On
9.0
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.9
Standard reports
Act-On
8.9
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.2
Custom reports
Act-On
9.5
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.7

Platform & Infrastructure

Act-On
9.3
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.2
API
Act-On
9.1
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.8
Role-based workflow & approvals
Act-On
9.2
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.0
Customizability
Act-On
9.5
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.4
Integration with Salesforce.com
Act-On
9.5
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.6
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Act-On
9.4
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.4
Integration with SugarCRM
Act-On
9.0
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.4

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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

  • Drag and Drop Campaign and Program building - Makes it visually easy to follow but allows you to do complex logic and workflows if needed.
  • Continuous expansion of interoperability with other apps, including ones you can build or are pre-built. You can control the scalability and enhanced functionality within Marketing without having to go to IT or a programmer to get it. This allowed us to implement SMS messaging.
  • Design Capabilities are progressive and responsive. This makes it easier for us to design on the fly or make changes without having to have a designer code every time.
  • Outlook Plug-in - So glad they brought this back. It's an amazing tool to help control branding standards throughout the organization and rouge emails sent externally outside of Eloqua. You can have salespeople, agents, etc. that send out personal emails but you want to be able to ensure consistency in messaging and design and be able to track those external activities.
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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

  • User Interface - The UI is a bit outdated and clunky, but gets the job done with some getting used to.
  • Training - There isn't much out there for training, unless you are willing to pay Oracle or a 3rd party.
  • Support - There is no dedicated support and you have to use their portal. It sometimes take awhile to get things looked at or fixed, but they eventually get to it.
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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 6.0
Based on 90 answers
We have been able to automate so many marketing processes with Eloqua over the past 5 years that the only direction would be to adopt the latest and greatest features Eloqua adds. The alternative would be to go back to the marketing stone-age and start over again. And we would rather move forward with increased automation and efficiency.
Dan Allis | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.9
Based on 14 answers
Personally, I find it quite easy to use. But for those members of our team who have little or no testing experience, it's been a bit more difficult. There's also training required for development teams in order to have your campaigns coded and set up in the most efficient way. Our developers have been able to do basic and intermediate tests with no difficulty, and they find the interface itself quite intuitive... it's just the extremely complex tests that require a bit more understanding.
Gwen Lafleur | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.2
Based on 18 answers
No one has experienced any problems with availablity.
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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.0
Based on 10 answers
There are occasional complaints about slowness to refresh a screen or build a report. However, this is as much a factor of network access speeds as the system itself, since often the complaints occur when someone is accessing on a wireless network.
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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 9.9
Based on 32 answers
We found that we often were telling support people how the system worked. Because we were on E9 that created a lot of support issues as well since few people on the support team seemed to know how E9 worked. That was mostly okay except when we had major system issues (like SSO preventing us from logging in after an update), it became really hard to get answers that weren't vague. It was always the issues that had the highest visibility within the organization (like with Sales) that seemed to take forever to resolve and didn't have a clear escalation path. When Oracle switched Eloqua over to the Oracle support portal it just got worse
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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 7.3
Based on 3 answers
They offer very basic classes which are required for master certification.

After having been through it, I would not consider anyone with a master certification any more qualified, unlike Salesforce.com certification which is a more difficult thing to acquire. For example, one of the classes towards certification was around social media. I would have expected examples of how to incorporate into campaigns in the product, with a demo and hands-on test. Instead, it was a powerpoint slideshow that went on way too long and covered really basic stuff like “what is Facebook, what is Twitter”
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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 7.6
Based on 11 answers
Ok, so, this sounds like it could be horrible because it was all remote, but we loved it... the Adobe training environment was easy to use, and the trainers were engaging. It was simple to switch back and forth between the meeting and the hands-on exercises in their training instances. We took the fundamentals training early in our implementation-- before the consultants came onsite-- and I know this made a big difference in our implementation, because we were able to ask informed questions throughout
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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.8
Based on 20 answers
I give it a 10 because the only issue we had was a result of not following the guidance we were given. Maxymiser provided a customized implementation guide for each site where we were adding the code. On our site implementations when we followed that guide to the letter, it was extremely fast and easy and has worked very well.
Gwen Lafleur | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

The Oracle CX Marketing tool has a few advantages over our previously used solutions. One of the most impactful ones would be the easy-to-use interface - more evidently seen when developing Email Marketing (Emailers) and also when creating steps for Marketing Automation Campaigns. Besides the fact the there is one more step to take from Segment to Campaign activation (i. e. Program Creation) it is still way easier and quicker to deploy in Oracle's.
Fabricio Velasco | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.9
Based on 123 answers
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) can be implemented in a few hours in different departments depending on their characteristics and the number of users. The positive momentum is all business processes are scaling at a very favorable rate in terms of revenue. Eloqua is a good example of Oracle scalability for all multichannel campaigns.
Martha Catarine Nielsen Cox | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

  • We are able to use it to help our clients scale through testing
  • We have been able to measure the impact of our events and sales events so we can determine which events to continue in the future and determine future investment
  • Launch a new brand out of Eloqua and measure awareness
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.

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
CX Marketing pricing is a function of usage.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On
9.5
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Act-On
8.9
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
6.0

Usability

Act-On
9.1
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Act-On
9.1
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.2

Performance

Act-On
8.2
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.0

Support Rating

Act-On
7.3
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
9.9

In-Person Training

Act-On
8.7
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3

Online Training

Act-On
9.3
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.6

Implementation Rating

Act-On
8.6
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.8

Scalability

Act-On
9.1
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.9

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