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393 Ratings
393 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.9 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

Vero Workflows

Vero tends to play nice with companies that have their websites as the primary source of truth. This allows them to send as many events as they need and develop more complex workflows that introduce conditionality into Vero emails. However, for those that rely more on Salesforce, it might have more limited applications. The product is fairly easy to use, so it's easy for multiple people on the team to pick it up and do what they need for their respective groups. On the other hand, creating email templates will require some knowledge of HTML/CSS, unless those are copied from another source. That would require another product of course that provides more robust layout editing features and templates.
Frank Ramirez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Act-On
9.2
Vero Workflows
9.1
WYSIWYG email editor
Act-On
9.4
Vero Workflows
7.0
Dynamic content
Act-On
9.2
Vero Workflows
9.9
Ability to test dynamic content
Act-On
9.0
Vero Workflows
10.0
Landing pages
Act-On
9.0
Vero Workflows
A/B testing
Act-On
9.4
Vero Workflows
10.0
Mobile optimization
Act-On
9.6
Vero Workflows
9.8
Email deliverability reporting
Act-On
8.9
Vero Workflows
8.1
List management
Act-On
9.4
Vero Workflows
9.0
Triggered drip sequences
Act-On
9.2
Vero Workflows
9.0

Lead Management

Act-On
9.4
Vero Workflows
Lead nurturing
Act-On
9.6
Vero Workflows
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
9.8
Vero Workflows
Data quality management
Act-On
9.2
Vero Workflows
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
9.1
Vero Workflows

Campaign Management

Act-On
8.1
Vero Workflows
Calendaring
Act-On
6.8
Vero Workflows
Event/webinar marketing
Act-On
9.4
Vero Workflows

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
9.3
Vero Workflows
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
9.3
Vero Workflows
Social profile integration
Act-On
9.3
Vero Workflows

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
9.1
Vero Workflows
9.9
Dashboards
Act-On
9.0
Vero Workflows
9.9
Standard reports
Act-On
8.8
Vero Workflows
9.9
Custom reports
Act-On
9.4
Vero Workflows
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Act-On
9.3
Vero Workflows
API
Act-On
9.0
Vero Workflows
Role-based workflow & approvals
Act-On
9.1
Vero Workflows
Customizability
Act-On
9.5
Vero Workflows
Integration with Salesforce.com
Act-On
9.5
Vero Workflows
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Act-On
9.4
Vero Workflows
Integration with SugarCRM
Act-On
9.0
Vero Workflows

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

Vero Workflows

  • Segmentation
  • Contact management
  • Template design
Anonymous | 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

Vero Workflows

  • Migration from our previous provider took longer than we initially expected.
  • The email template options are a bit limited compared to other email software.
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

Vero Workflows

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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

Vero Workflows

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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

Vero Workflows

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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

Vero Workflows

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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

Vero Workflows

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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

Vero Workflows

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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

Vero Workflows

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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

Vero Workflows

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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

Vero Workflows

Vero's price tag is far more attractive but for what you will find to be clear and obvious reasons. Vero has no CRM unlike HubSpot and Infusionsoft. Vero also has limited tracking unlike the seemingly endless possibilities offered from HubSpot which as we all know comes with at a significant cost, often not feasible by a small startup company.
James McQuillin | 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

Vero Workflows

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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

Vero Workflows

  • The overall costs of using Vero have been much lower than using two comparable products that handle transactional emails and newsletters, respectively. MailChimp has relatively recently integrated their Mandrill product for transactional emails, so that's worth looking at as well.
  • Using a single product for many things lowers the learning curve, as team members only have to learn one product well, rather than several.
  • While infrequent, Vero's outages have impacted our operations at times. If absolute reliability is crucial to your business, then you may have to find a larger provider with a more robust infrastructure. As mentioned, though, it hasn't been a big problem for us.
Frank Ramirez | 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.

Vero Workflows

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Vero Workflows Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter - unlimited email and push messages$1251
Growth - unlimited email and push messages$1992
Pro - unlimited email and push messages$3993
Scale - unlimited email and push messages$7494
Enterprise - unlimited email and push messages$1,049+5
  1. 15,000 subscribers
  2. 50,000 subscribers
  3. 100,000 subscribers
  4. 200,000 subscribers
  5. 200,000+ subscribers
Additional Pricing Details
Save 15% with an annual subscription

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On
9.4
Vero Workflows
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Act-On
8.9
Vero Workflows

Usability

Act-On
9.1
Vero Workflows

Reliability and Availability

Act-On
9.1
Vero Workflows

Performance

Act-On
8.2
Vero Workflows

Support Rating

Act-On
7.3
Vero Workflows

In-Person Training

Act-On
8.7
Vero Workflows

Online Training

Act-On
9.3
Vero Workflows

Implementation Rating

Act-On
8.6
Vero Workflows

Scalability

Act-On
9.1
Vero Workflows

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