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374 Ratings
17 Ratings
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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

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
Kyle Moloo | TrustRadius Reviewer

SendPulse

SendPulse is great if you want to connect with your list on a more personal basis, and making sure that your email reaches your subscriber when it is best for him/her. You can also use the SMS function (though I haven't used it yet). Let's say you have clients and want to send a message to them automatically on their birthday, SendPulse allows you to do that. It allows you to add in specific fields that are relevant to you, in order to customise your messaging as much as you want and need.
Audrey Sourroubille Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Act-On
7.7
SendPulse
7.7
WYSIWYG email editor
Act-On
7.4
SendPulse
8.4
Dynamic content
Act-On
6.9
SendPulse
7.0
Ability to test dynamic content
Act-On
7.1
SendPulse
8.0
Landing pages
Act-On
7.5
SendPulse
A/B testing
Act-On
7.3
SendPulse
7.3
Mobile optimization
Act-On
8.2
SendPulse
8.4
Email deliverability reporting
Act-On
8.1
SendPulse
7.8
List management
Act-On
8.5
SendPulse
7.4
Triggered drip sequences
Act-On
8.2
SendPulse
7.3

Lead Management

Act-On
7.8
SendPulse
Lead nurturing
Act-On
8.3
SendPulse
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
8.1
SendPulse
Data quality management
Act-On
7.1
SendPulse
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
7.6
SendPulse

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
6.2
SendPulse
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
6.4
SendPulse
Social profile integration
Act-On
5.9
SendPulse

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
7.0
SendPulse
7.9
Dashboards
Act-On
7.2
SendPulse
7.8
Standard reports
Act-On
7.4
SendPulse
8.3
Custom reports
Act-On
6.3
SendPulse
7.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Act-On
7.9
SendPulse
API
Act-On
6.9
SendPulse
Role-based workflow & approvals
Act-On
7.6
SendPulse
Customizability
Act-On
7.1
SendPulse
Integration with Salesforce.com
Act-On
8.3
SendPulse
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Act-On
8.4
SendPulse
Integration with SugarCRM
Act-On
8.8
SendPulse

Pros

Act-On

  • Act-On's customer service is exceptional, they are quick and thorough when you are needing help. For example, we could not figure out how to automate a birthday date for our birthday campaign and the representative was able to walk through the process with myself and another team member. This is a strength of Act-On because many other companies do not have customer services that will speak with you, they direct you to blogs or informational sessions.
  • The landing pages that Act-On has created for use on the web is exceptional. The formatting is very user-friendly and the templates are great to navigate. The landing pages allow you to make the page fit whatever campaign or reason you are in need of. This is a strength of Act-On because the landing pages resolve the issue of having to create actual web pages.
  • The spam feature of Act-On's emails is a great add on. This feature allows you to test how the spam alerts are triggered in your email and how you can fix it. This has helped many emails be developed in a way so that they reach many more people than they would have without this feature. many other programs do not have this feature.
Danielle Armour | TrustRadius Reviewer

SendPulse

  • One of the best features of this software is its user interface. I found it very intuitive.
  • It has sms feature also which is a great add-on to this software.
  • It has live chat support feature. And I find it very helpful when i find any technical problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Act-On

  • Landing Page Design. The drag and drop builder is OK. But it feels very limited for someone who has a good knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc. Inevitably, there will be something that you simply can't do in Act-On that you could do in a standard web design environment.
  • No Server Side Scripts. There isn't any way to retrieve data in your lists and add it to a landing page. Basically, you can't use any data stored in an Act-On list and add it to a landing page.
  • It's limited. There is simply some data you can't pull from Act-On and into a 3rd Party Reporting app.
Dave Moll | TrustRadius Reviewer

SendPulse

  • In the email editor they should include text separator. I can not put any separator between two lines in the same box. And sometimes the unavailabilty of this feature make my e-mails slightly less attractive.
  • They should include image editor in Drag & Drop Edition option so that users can edit their images there itself.
  • Campaign approvals take long time.
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

SendPulse

SendPulse 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Because I love how easy and intuitive SendPulse is.
Audrey Sourroubille Arnold | 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

SendPulse

SendPulse 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I find that overall SendPulse is very intuitive to use and the support is there to help you out in case you don't find how to do what you wish to do. The drag and drop functionalities make it easy to create the newsletters you want. Every field is explained and small tutorials are included to show you how to create a new template, newsletter, etc. which makes it very easy to use.
Audrey Sourroubille Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Act-On

Act-On 9.1
Based on 14 answers
This product has never been down when I needed it
Ian Nate | TrustRadius Reviewer

SendPulse

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Act-On

Act-On 8.2
Based on 13 answers
It takes a few minutes to sync with Salesforce (SFDC) but other than that its pretty fast and I have not noticed a large lag at any point thus far.
Vinny Poliseno | TrustRadius Reviewer

SendPulse

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Act-On

Act-On 7.3
Based on 39 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

SendPulse

SendPulse 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Every time I contacted the support team with a question or a problem, they were very fast in replying and helping me out solve it. Usually latest within 10 minutes I would receive a first answer, and the problem would get solved on the same day.
Audrey Sourroubille Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Vinny Poliseno | TrustRadius Reviewer

SendPulse

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.
Carrie Scheetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

SendPulse

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Act-On

Act-On 8.6
Based on 22 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

SendPulse

SendPulse 8.2
Based on 1 answer
When implementing SendPulse, it is a good idea to have a transition phase where you still use both systems, in case anything goes wrong.
Audrey Sourroubille Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Act-On

HubSpot's pricing tiers are much cheaper in some cases, and they provide some of the tools that are included with Act-On Software's premium tiers. I believe Act-On has more versatility in tracking conversion and other rates out-of-the-box compared HubSpot, which is why we chose Act-On for our production metrics and have continued using their products.
Fedor Paretsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

SendPulse

Its integration with sms facility and Viber makes it different from others.To be very honest I use all three facilities depending upon the content which i need to communicate to my subscribers. I use SendPulse more frequently because of its richness. And it delivers good results for my organisation as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Act-On

  • Increased employee efficiency for sure, I am able to churn out so many more emails than if I did it manually.
  • Better customer service - we honor opt-outs and unsubscribes automatically, ensuring that our prospects do not receive any more emails than they want.
  • ROI - the ability to schedule emails and plan ahead helps us stay on top of our marketing calendar and produce more marketing messages, leading to more sales. Well worth the investment.
Paloma Nazar | TrustRadius Reviewer

SendPulse

  • Tapping NRI clients with this software helps me in generating good revenue in last financial year.
  • I grow my NRI database by 60 in last year. And this software played a major role in doing so.
  • It made brand building very easy among my clients.
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.

SendPulse

General

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

SendPulse Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Pricing starts from $9 a month and depends on the number of messages you send.

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