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Score 9.1 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On

Act-On is well suited for your business if you have a lot of contacts and are averse to the pay by the contact model of competing marketing automation software. Act-On charges by emails sent, not by how many contacts are in the database, so it makes it a great place to store everything, even if you aren't engaging with some of those contacts
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Proposify

This is great as a way to provide welcome packages to new clients or to kick off new projects with existing clients.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Act-On
7.6
Proposify
WYSIWYG email editor
Act-On
7.3
Proposify
Dynamic content
Act-On
6.9
Proposify
Ability to test dynamic content
Act-On
6.9
Proposify
Landing pages
Act-On
7.4
Proposify
A/B testing
Act-On
7.2
Proposify
Mobile optimization
Act-On
7.9
Proposify
Email deliverability
Act-On
7.9
Proposify
List management
Act-On
8.2
Proposify
Triggered drip sequences
Act-On
8.3
Proposify

Lead Management

Act-On
7.7
Proposify
Lead nurturing
Act-On
8.1
Proposify
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
8.0
Proposify
Data quality management
Act-On
7.0
Proposify
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
7.7
Proposify

Campaign Management

Act-On
7.5
Proposify
Calendaring
Act-On
6.8
Proposify
Event/webinar marketing
Act-On
8.2
Proposify

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
6.5
Proposify
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
6.7
Proposify
Social profile integration
Act-On
6.3
Proposify

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
6.7
Proposify
Dashboards
Act-On
6.8
Proposify
Standard reports
Act-On
7.1
Proposify
Custom reports
Act-On
6.2
Proposify

Platform & Infrastructure

Act-On
7.8
Proposify
API
Act-On
7.1
Proposify
Role-based workflow & approvals
Act-On
7.6
Proposify
Customizability
Act-On
7.1
Proposify
Integration with Salesforce.com
Act-On
8.3
Proposify
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Act-On
8.0
Proposify
Integration with SugarCRM
Act-On
8.6
Proposify

Proposal Creation & Organization

Act-On
Proposify
8.6
Proposal branding
Act-On
Proposify
9.2
Proposal templates
Act-On
Proposify
8.6
Proposal content library updates
Act-On
Proposify
8.0
Searchable proposal database
Act-On
Proposify
8.6

Proposal Collaboration & Workflow

Act-On
Proposify
8.3
Proposal collaboration & approval
Act-On
Proposify
8.4
User permissions/proposal editing controls
Act-On
Proposify
8.0
Sales proposal workflow
Act-On
Proposify
8.4

Proposal Delivery

Act-On
Proposify
9.0
Proposal distribution
Act-On
Proposify
8.8
Interactive proposals
Act-On
Proposify
8.8
Proposal content tracking
Act-On
Proposify
9.4

Pros

Act-On

  • List Management. Act-On has some powerful segmentation tools that complement the automated programs very well. Act-On lets you really slice and dice your lists however you see fit. Connected to Salesforce, Act-On becomes super-charged.
  • Automated Programs. You can then take your targeted segments and create robust automated programs that can be tailored into specific tracks for your targeted audience.
  • Webinar Programs. If you use GotoWebinar or WebEx, managing the webinar is a breeze. Act-On will handle the invitations, registrations, reminders and post-event follow-up for you. It works really well.
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Proposify

  • Pre-designed templates that are a great jumping off point for creating proposals
  • Electronic signature is huge!
  • Ease of editing pricing, and allowing multiple pricing options that client can choose prior to signing.
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Cons

Act-On

  • Being able to attach images to social posts
  • More contemporary templates
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Proposify

  • If there's a way to link quickbooks and proposify so that invoices could be paid quickly after that would be ideal.
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Likelihood to Renew

Act-On

Act-On 8.9
Based on 112 answers
Because I like the road the product is on, I like the people, and I think it will become a clear leader in it's marketing automation space.
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Proposify

Proposify 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's become a huge part of our sales process.
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Usability

Act-On

Act-On 7.2
Based on 31 answers
Everything is there, sometimes it just takes a while to realize where it is or just how much the platform can do for you. If you dont use the system everyday it takes a bit of time to remember where you found things. Overall though its pretty easy to figure out
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Proposify

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Act-On

Act-On 9.1
Based on 14 answers
This product has never been down when I needed it
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Proposify

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Act-On

Act-On 8.2
Based on 13 answers
Act-On just keeps improving.
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Proposify

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Act-On

Act-On 8.8
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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Proposify

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Act-On

Act-On 8.7
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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Proposify

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
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Proposify

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Act-On

Act-On 8.6
Based on 22 answers
I had a dedicated integration/setup person who was excellent. And they brought on specialized people as needed to help with certain things (DKIM setup, lead scoring setup, etc).
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Proposify

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Act-On

I used Eloqua in my previous role and while it was a great tool I found it very cumbersome and difficult to work with. It's interface was old and it was actually quite a task to get many terms created, designed and aligned as I liked within that tool. Also, the costs for the platform were extremely high. Act-On was a real breath of fresh air for me. Its a much more intuitive interface, and much easier to work with. Although it may not have all of the bells and whistles that some of the bigger players have, it does a lot more than just the basics and gets them right as wel. It also has some cool little innovations of its own as well, the Act-On Anywhere tool is really interesting and valuable, not just to marketers but for sales staff as well. But overall, value for money is much greater with Act-On and that's a key concern for any business
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Proposify

Proposify was the only proposal solution we looked at and we have no regrets in selecting it.Unless they totally change the interface we'll never look elsewhere.
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Return on Investment

Act-On

  • We now know how digital campaigns perform.
  • Marketing is much more agile going to market and promoting specific messages.
  • We have a specific knowledge of where opportunities came from. How we converted them from anonymous visitors to leads, to customers.
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Proposify

  • Proposify has helped our sales people stay on the phone instead of being in the weeds with writing proposals.
  • Our clients love the ease of use and signature capability.
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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.

Proposify

General

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

Proposify Editions & Modules

Edition
Tall$251
Grande$501
Venti$1001
TrentaPlease Contact2
  1. per month
  2. per year
Additional Pricing Details
Try Proposify full-featured FREE for 14 days. No credit card required. No contracts. Cancel anytime. Get 2 Free Months with an Annual Tall, Grande, or Venti Subscription.

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