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334 Ratings

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Act-On

334 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 101

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Score 9.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On

I think Act-On would work equally well for small to large companies. If you are less confident or experienced in automation and funneling, Act-On genuinely invests in the expertise to guide and support you so you can be continually learning and developing your skills and application for the platform. You never feel you are in the deep end
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Vbout

To Automate your social media presence by bulk scheduling content.Create multiple drip email marketing campaigns to support different marketing promotion initiatives.Visualize your marketing funnel.Learn what is your best referral traffic source per each initiative (for example, I learned that Quora was bringing us highly qualified leads).Create lead scores and start qualifying your prospects.Create multiple landing pages to promote your product to different audiences.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Act-On
7.5
Vbout
9.0
WYSIWYG email editor
Act-On
7.2
Vbout
8.5
Dynamic content
Act-On
7.0
Vbout
10.0
Ability to test dynamic content
Act-On
6.6
Vbout
10.0
Landing pages
Act-On
7.8
Vbout
10.0
A/B testing
Act-On
8.0
Vbout
9.5
Mobile optimization
Act-On
7.6
Vbout
6.0
Email deliverability
Act-On
8.8
Vbout
9.5
List management
Act-On
5.8
Vbout
9.0
Triggered drip sequences
Act-On
8.3
Vbout
8.5

Lead Management

Act-On
6.6
Vbout
8.4
Lead nurturing
Act-On
6.2
Vbout
9.5
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
6.8
Vbout
8.0
Data quality management
Act-On
7.1
Vbout
7.0
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
6.3
Vbout
9.0

Campaign Management

Act-On
7.5
Vbout
10.0
Calendaring
Act-On
6.8
Vbout
10.0
Event/webinar marketing
Act-On
8.2
Vbout

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
6.7
Vbout
9.8
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
6.4
Vbout
9.5
Social profile integration
Act-On
6.9
Vbout
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
5.2
Vbout
9.5
Dashboards
Act-On
4.6
Vbout
10.0
Standard reports
Act-On
5.6
Vbout
9.0
Custom reports
Act-On
5.5
Vbout
9.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Act-On
6.4
Vbout
8.7
API
Act-On
8.0
Vbout
8.5
Role-based workflow & approvals
Act-On
6.4
Vbout
Customizability
Act-On
5.0
Vbout
9.0
Integration with Salesforce.com
Act-On
8.0
Vbout
8.5
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Act-On
4.1
Vbout
Integration with SugarCRM
Act-On
7.1
Vbout

Pros

  • It's been really easy to get started with Act-On! There are great step-by-step guides inside the platform on what you need to do in order to start using the system, and if any of the steps are unclear you can simply go to Act-On University to get a more detailed description.
  • So far I've been in contact with my CSM (customer success manager), technical support, the area manager and the creative team and everyone has provided competent and friendly service.
  • It's really simple to re-use assets such as forms, emails and landing pages. It saves our team a bunch of time since you almost never need to start over from scratch. To edit the assets is really simple through drag and drop functionality with great flexibility.
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  • Drap & Drop interface. It couldn't be easier to use.
  • Create drip email marketing campaigns.
  • Visualize customer journeys.
  • Create landing pages using the existing templates.
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Cons

  • As with all new entrants into the market, there are features to make it better...however there is a product request hub which is regularly monitored, for me its acceleration of these ideas into the platform.
  • Deeper integration with Google Analytics to understand traffic coming onto the site, from what channel/source and attributing this to the contact/lead and funnel reports.
  • Out-of-box data out integrations with BI solutions such Tableau and MS Power BI.
  • A full marketplace of vendors who can connect with Act-On e.g. SMMS, IP Tracking, Call Tracking.
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  • Lead generation form styling for users with a limited knowledge of Java.
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Likelihood to Renew

Act-On8.9
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
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Vbout10.0
Based on 1 answer
The better relation quality / features / pricing in the market
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Usability

Act-On7.2
Based on 31 answers
Everything is there, sometimes it just takes a while to realize where it is or just how much the platform can do for you. If you dont use the system everyday it takes a bit of time to remember where you found things. Overall though its pretty easy to figure out
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Reliability and Availability

Act-On9.1
Based on 14 answers
This product has never been down when I needed it
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Performance

Act-On8.2
Based on 13 answers
Occasionally, email test messages can be slow - but still within 5 minutes
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Support

Act-On8.8
Based on 38 answers
They are always very responsive and willing to help in a timely manner. THey want to make sure we fully understand how to proceed going forward and resolve our issue.
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In-Person Training

Act-On8.7
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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Online Training

Act-On9.3
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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Implementation

Act-On8.6
Based on 22 answers
Easy peasy!
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Alternatives Considered

The bottom line is that IMHO Act-On provides the best bang for the buck in the sector. There are other companies that might have prettier email templates, or fancier interfaces, but when push comes to shove Act-On meets the price-point vs. value issue very well. To get even remotely close the the feature set with another product you'd have to 2x the price.
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It's VERY easy to use - drag & drop interface, not bulky.Excellent live chat & a phone customer support! Much cheaper than its competitors.Multifunctional (and has more functions and applications within than Marketo)Lots of templates ready to use.Very straightforward with tips popping up when needed. Creating drip campaigns has never been easier.Social media bulk upload (very useful!)
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Return on Investment

  • Better qualified leads fed into sales
  • Increased volume of leads
  • Significantly higher open rates and clicks
  • We're just beginning to utilize attribution from the point of introduction to the point of conversion which will give us insights into what is effective in producing qualified sales leads.
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  • The platform has saved us a lot of money
  • It's highly functional and allows us to do a lot more than Marketo
  • It's easy to manage, and it saves us a lot of time on a regular basis.
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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.

Vbout

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Vbout Editions & Modules
Vbout
Additional Pricing Details