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393 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 6.6 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

SalesGenius

Genius is well-suited for a smaller company looking to do one-off campaigns and not necessarily needing to track within a separate system. For example, the professional version of Salesforce is probably an ideal size for Genius. For a more enterprise/larger company I wouldn't suggest Genius be used.
Jessie Mead | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Act-On
9.2
SalesGenius
WYSIWYG email editor
Act-On
9.4
SalesGenius
Dynamic content
Act-On
9.2
SalesGenius
Ability to test dynamic content
Act-On
9.0
SalesGenius
Landing pages
Act-On
9.0
SalesGenius
A/B testing
Act-On
9.4
SalesGenius
Mobile optimization
Act-On
9.6
SalesGenius
Email deliverability reporting
Act-On
8.9
SalesGenius
List management
Act-On
9.4
SalesGenius
Triggered drip sequences
Act-On
9.2
SalesGenius

Lead Management

Act-On
9.4
SalesGenius
Lead nurturing
Act-On
9.6
SalesGenius
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
9.8
SalesGenius
Data quality management
Act-On
9.2
SalesGenius
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
9.1
SalesGenius

Campaign Management

Act-On
8.1
SalesGenius
Calendaring
Act-On
6.8
SalesGenius
Event/webinar marketing
Act-On
9.4
SalesGenius

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
9.3
SalesGenius
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
9.3
SalesGenius
Social profile integration
Act-On
9.3
SalesGenius

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
9.1
SalesGenius
Dashboards
Act-On
9.0
SalesGenius
Standard reports
Act-On
8.8
SalesGenius
Custom reports
Act-On
9.4
SalesGenius

Platform & Infrastructure

Act-On
9.3
SalesGenius
API
Act-On
9.0
SalesGenius
Role-based workflow & approvals
Act-On
9.1
SalesGenius
Customizability
Act-On
9.5
SalesGenius
Integration with Salesforce.com
Act-On
9.5
SalesGenius
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Act-On
9.4
SalesGenius
Integration with SugarCRM
Act-On
9.0
SalesGenius

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

SalesGenius

  • Genius helped by giving our company easy access to social sharing tools, and a streamlined process for developing unique URL's, tracking, and an intuitive dashboard reporting system. It's well designed UX makes it easy to train new employees to use.
  • As an analytics person, data is important to me. However, website tagging can be an enormous time commitment. Genius helped by allowing our company to get client sites tagged in order to track in-depth analytics and develop more sophisticated engagement metrics.
  • Email solutions worked wonders, by automating the customized email process and including it in the same application that we use for our other marketing channels.
Jeremy Shabtai | 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

SalesGenius

  • CRM Integration - Although Genius was great at tracking individual activity, there wasn't a way to pull over specific campaign details (ie, bounces, deliverables, statistics, charts). Our end-users not participating in the direct campaign had no way of knowing the results from within Salesforce.
  • Communication - I had a difficult time contacting Genius when I had issues or questions.
Jessie Mead | 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

SalesGenius

SalesGenius 2.1
Based on 2 answers
Platform replaces many of the tools we used to use, creating efficiencies. Only reason not to renew is if another product comes along with a lower price tag.
Jeremy Shabtai | 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

SalesGenius

SalesGenius 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Extremely user friendly as a stand-alone marketing platform.
Jessie Mead | 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

SalesGenius

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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

SalesGenius

No score
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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

SalesGenius

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

SalesGenius

No score
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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

SalesGenius

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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

SalesGenius

No score
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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

SalesGenius

Pardot is within the Salesforce CRM, so solves many issues for us as far as our employees seeing direct results. Genius is more suited for the larger, enterprise company, whereas Genius is better for a smaller team. Both are extremely efficient, just target a different business size/purpose.
Jessie Mead | 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

SalesGenius

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SalesGenius

  • Training new hires has become significantly more efficient due to ease of use.
  • Increased website engagement metrics across the board.
Jeremy Shabtai | 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.

SalesGenius

General

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

SalesGenius Editions & Modules

Edition
Startups$4001
Small Teams$8001
The Big Guns$12001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On
9.4
SalesGenius
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

Act-On
8.9
SalesGenius
2.1

Usability

Act-On
9.1
SalesGenius
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Act-On
9.1
SalesGenius

Performance

Act-On
8.2
SalesGenius

Support Rating

Act-On
7.3
SalesGenius

In-Person Training

Act-On
8.7
SalesGenius

Online Training

Act-On
9.3
SalesGenius

Implementation Rating

Act-On
8.6
SalesGenius

Scalability

Act-On
9.1
SalesGenius

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