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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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SimplyCast

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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Act-On
7.7
SimplyCast
6.3
WYSIWYG email editor
Act-On
7.5
SimplyCast
7.0
Dynamic content
Act-On
7.2
SimplyCast
6.0
Ability to test dynamic content
Act-On
7.2
SimplyCast
7.0
Landing pages
Act-On
7.4
SimplyCast
A/B testing
Act-On
7.2
SimplyCast
6.0
Mobile optimization
Act-On
7.9
SimplyCast
7.0
Email deliverability
Act-On
7.9
SimplyCast
6.0
List management
Act-On
8.2
SimplyCast
5.0
Triggered drip sequences
Act-On
8.4
SimplyCast

Lead Management

Act-On
7.7
SimplyCast
Lead nurturing
Act-On
8.1
SimplyCast
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
8.0
SimplyCast
Data quality management
Act-On
7.0
SimplyCast
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
7.6
SimplyCast

Campaign Management

Act-On
7.5
SimplyCast
Calendaring
Act-On
6.8
SimplyCast
Event/webinar marketing
Act-On
8.3
SimplyCast

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
6.6
SimplyCast
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
6.7
SimplyCast
Social profile integration
Act-On
6.4
SimplyCast

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
6.7
SimplyCast
8.0
Dashboards
Act-On
6.8
SimplyCast
9.0
Standard reports
Act-On
7.0
SimplyCast
8.0
Custom reports
Act-On
6.2
SimplyCast
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Act-On
7.7
SimplyCast
7.0
API
Act-On
7.1
SimplyCast
7.0
Role-based workflow & approvals
Act-On
7.5
SimplyCast
7.0
Customizability
Act-On
7.0
SimplyCast
6.0
Integration with Salesforce.com
Act-On
8.2
SimplyCast
7.0
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Act-On
7.8
SimplyCast
8.0
Integration with SugarCRM
Act-On
8.6
SimplyCast
7.0

Pros

Act-On

  • Folder structure for list management and marketing assets/campaigns are easy to use. It was easy to keep things organized.
  • Email testing was accurate and straightforward.
  • Existing templates to build landing page and emails from were responsive out of the box.
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SimplyCast

  • Email tracking
  • Easy to use
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Cons

Act-On

  • They can greatly improve how you are able to place photos in emails. The current way is very archaic and takes a long time to navigate to find your photo. Once your photo is in the email, you cannot crop or adjust the size. This should be upgraded.
  • The A/B testing or dynamic emails needs to be worked on. You can not currently test emails before placing them in a series to go to contacts, the testing route is long and usually ends up in frustration. There needs to be a way to test dynamic emails so that you can ensure success before sending.
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SimplyCast

  • Templates need updating
  • Uploading list is a bit tedious
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Likelihood to Renew

Act-On

Act-On 8.9
Based on 112 answers
Great product, easy to use, promising roadmap and amazing customer success team.
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SimplyCast

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Act-On

Act-On 7.2
Based on 31 answers
Simple to set up, intuitive and easy to create and push new marketing programs.
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SimplyCast

No score
No answers yet
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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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SimplyCast

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Act-On

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

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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SimplyCast

No score
No answers yet
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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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SimplyCast

No score
No answers yet
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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.
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SimplyCast

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

Act-On

Act-On 8.6
Based on 22 answers
Use UK Professional Services team
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SimplyCast

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Act-On

Act-On does most everything that Marketo and HubSpot can and Act-On does some of them better and some of them worse. I've outlined the strengths and weaknesses of Act-On already. I am familiar with Marketo and HubSpot but not familiar enough with them to create a matrix type of comparison. Some of the differences are just different, not better or worse. For example, Marketo throws all the contacts into a master list of sorts and segments are created via queries. Act-On has user-created lists and segments built off each list.
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SimplyCast

I use both SimplyCast and Act-On. Act-On ties in with our database, I use SimplyCast in order to send e-mails that don't look exactly like our other e-mails
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Return on Investment

Act-On

  • Act-On has helped us find new business. As an agency, we can help clients get started with marketing automation.
  • With proper strategic planning, Act-On is a great tool for moving leads through your funnel.
  • As a data-driven agency, we have had to look elsewhere for our reporting needs.
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SimplyCast

  • We do get responses from our e-mails
  • Do not get a lot of information like we do from Act-On
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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

Act-On
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.

SimplyCast

General

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

SimplyCast Editions & Modules

SimplyCast
Additional Pricing Details

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