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375 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 100
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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
Kyle Moloo | TrustRadius Reviewer

SwiftERM

SwiftERM only works on specific ecommerce platforms including Magento, Shopify, Woo Commerce, and OpenCart. It is intended for regular communication with consumers who visit that retailers site more often. so it works well for food and drink, fashion and pet food etc. People selling beds or something which you buy less frequently would get lower returns.
Tony Troth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Act-On
7.7
SwiftERM
WYSIWYG email editor
Act-On
7.4
SwiftERM
Dynamic content
Act-On
7.0
SwiftERM
Ability to test dynamic content
Act-On
7.1
SwiftERM
Landing pages
Act-On
7.6
SwiftERM
A/B testing
Act-On
7.3
SwiftERM
Mobile optimization
Act-On
8.2
SwiftERM
Email deliverability reporting
Act-On
8.1
SwiftERM
List management
Act-On
8.5
SwiftERM
Triggered drip sequences
Act-On
8.2
SwiftERM

Lead Management

Act-On
7.8
SwiftERM
Lead nurturing
Act-On
8.3
SwiftERM
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
8.1
SwiftERM
Data quality management
Act-On
7.1
SwiftERM
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
7.5
SwiftERM

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
6.1
SwiftERM
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
6.4
SwiftERM
Social profile integration
Act-On
5.9
SwiftERM

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
7.0
SwiftERM
9.0
Dashboards
Act-On
7.2
SwiftERM
Standard reports
Act-On
7.5
SwiftERM
9.0
Custom reports
Act-On
6.3
SwiftERM

Platform & Infrastructure

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

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

SwiftERM

  • Automatic email marketing
  • Predictive analytics
  • Publicises our Trustpilot product ratings
Tony Troth | 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

SwiftERM

  • Introduce an SMS version
  • Making the reporting system more idiotproof
Tony Troth | 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

SwiftERM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SwiftERM

SwiftERM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is the only system we have able to find in the world that is 100% automatic. There is an element of automation in many email products, but these always require some input, if only setting the distribution time. No other analyses down to individual consumer level. No other system in the world is authorized to send Trustpilot product ratings in outbound emails. This really is superb.
Tony Troth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Act-On

Act-On 9.1
Based on 28 answers
This product has never been down when I needed it
Ian Nate | TrustRadius Reviewer

SwiftERM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Act-On

Act-On 8.2
Based on 26 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

SwiftERM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SwiftERM

SwiftERM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Setting up is a simple plugin. I did my own in three minutes including the registration. As it is automatic, there is no need for training or paying for users, etc. In six years we have never needed any support, but I know there is a team of developers there if that day ever arrives.
Tony Troth | 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

SwiftERM

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

SwiftERM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SwiftERM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SwiftERM

Mailchimp, DotMailer, Emarsys. But none of these does exactly what SwiftERM does, leaving us in a situation where we now run both SwiftERM and Mailchimp.
Tony Troth | 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

SwiftERM

  • Our initial ROI was over 4,000%
  • It has freed up many days each month spent segmenting audiences.
  • Our customer churn has been reversed.
Tony Troth | 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.

SwiftERM

General

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

SwiftERM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Price is dictated by size of database.

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