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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 9 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

SMTP Email Relay Solutions

It works great as an onsite relay to provide email sending functionality without having to pass through the firewall in order to reach the Office 365 gateway. This is particularly evident when using older programs. A lot of the older, no longer developed, programs will only allow a hard coded port to send email. Office 365 uses a non-standard SMTP port for security. This does not allow the hard coded SMTP ports to use this service. Exchange gives you the control to change those ports and securely use the standards without compromise.
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Act-On
9.3
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
WYSIWYG email editor
Act-On
9.5
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Dynamic content
Act-On
9.3
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Ability to test dynamic content
Act-On
9.1
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Landing pages
Act-On
9.1
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
A/B testing
Act-On
9.5
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Mobile optimization
Act-On
9.6
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Email deliverability reporting
Act-On
8.9
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
List management
Act-On
9.4
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Triggered drip sequences
Act-On
9.2
SMTP Email Relay Solutions

Lead Management

Act-On
9.5
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Lead nurturing
Act-On
9.6
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
9.9
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Data quality management
Act-On
9.3
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
9.2
SMTP Email Relay Solutions

Campaign Management

Act-On
8.1
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Calendaring
Act-On
6.8
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Event/webinar marketing
Act-On
9.4
SMTP Email Relay Solutions

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
9.4
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
9.4
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Social profile integration
Act-On
9.4
SMTP Email Relay Solutions

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
9.1
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Dashboards
Act-On
9.0
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Standard reports
Act-On
8.9
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Custom reports
Act-On
9.5
SMTP Email Relay Solutions

Platform & Infrastructure

Act-On
9.3
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
API
Act-On
9.1
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Role-based workflow & approvals
Act-On
9.2
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Customizability
Act-On
9.5
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Integration with Salesforce.com
Act-On
9.5
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Act-On
9.4
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Integration with SugarCRM
Act-On
9.0
SMTP Email Relay Solutions

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

SMTP Email Relay Solutions

  • It allows us to send email through the secure email gateway.
  • We are able to track and scan all email communications
  • It provides a way for legacy and current applications to send out notification and mass email communications.
John Glenn | 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

SMTP Email Relay Solutions

  • As with any technology on a server, we sometimes see issues with downtime related to network changes or firewall updates.
  • It can be a challenge to work with some of our older applications when the TLS feature is used.
  • I wish there was a more direct way to reliably use SMTP for mass email sends without the fear of being blacklisted.
John Glenn | 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

SMTP Email Relay Solutions

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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

SMTP Email Relay Solutions

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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

SMTP Email Relay Solutions

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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

SMTP Email Relay Solutions

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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

SMTP Email Relay Solutions

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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

SMTP Email Relay Solutions

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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

SMTP Email Relay Solutions

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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

SMTP Email Relay Solutions

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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

SMTP Email Relay Solutions

Office 365 does use secure non-standard ports for SMTP connectivity causing a problem with older programs. SMTP Email Delivery from Exchange solves this problem by giving the network admin full control over ports and specific program connections. While we do use both Office 365 and the SMTP Email Delivery we find that a mix is needed in order to meet all expectations for our end users. The majority of our SMTP communications, for users, go through Office 365 while the majority of our applications and servers do go through the SMTP Email Delivery service.
John Glenn | 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

SMTP Email Relay Solutions

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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

SMTP Email Relay Solutions

  • It's the easiest way to send mail out. No worries about complex configurations.
  • It can be finicky when used in a hybrid Office 365 environment to get the proper pathways secured and working.
  • I wish there were a better way to send out mass emails, on-site, without our domain or server IP being blacklisted.
John Glenn | 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.

SMTP Email Relay Solutions

General

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

SMTP Email Relay Solutions Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On
9.5
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Act-On
8.9
SMTP Email Relay Solutions

Usability

Act-On
9.1
SMTP Email Relay Solutions

Reliability and Availability

Act-On
9.1
SMTP Email Relay Solutions

Performance

Act-On
8.2
SMTP Email Relay Solutions

Support Rating

Act-On
7.3
SMTP Email Relay Solutions

In-Person Training

Act-On
8.7
SMTP Email Relay Solutions

Online Training

Act-On
9.3
SMTP Email Relay Solutions

Implementation Rating

Act-On
8.6
SMTP Email Relay Solutions

Scalability

Act-On
9.1
SMTP Email Relay Solutions

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