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Score 8.2 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

Zendesk Support Suite

Zendesk Support Suite implementation means an industry-class help desk with a dynamic interface that brings together all customer interactions from almost any channel allowing agents to respond faster to customer queries and with the right context. It is more than just a help desk since it also acts as a CRM by allowing us to organize workflows, processes and track customer engagement.
Emily Mok | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

Act-On
9.5
Zendesk Support Suite
Lead nurturing
Act-On
9.6
Zendesk Support Suite
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
9.9
Zendesk Support Suite
Data quality management
Act-On
9.3
Zendesk Support Suite
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
9.2
Zendesk Support Suite

Campaign Management

Act-On
8.1
Zendesk Support Suite
Calendaring
Act-On
6.8
Zendesk Support Suite
Event/webinar marketing
Act-On
9.4
Zendesk Support Suite

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
9.4
Zendesk Support Suite
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
9.4
Zendesk Support Suite
Social profile integration
Act-On
9.4
Zendesk Support Suite

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
9.1
Zendesk Support Suite
Dashboards
Act-On
9.0
Zendesk Support Suite
Standard reports
Act-On
8.8
Zendesk Support Suite
Custom reports
Act-On
9.5
Zendesk Support Suite

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Incident and problem management

Act-On
Zendesk Support Suite
7.9
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Act-On
Zendesk Support Suite
8.1
Expert directory
Act-On
Zendesk Support Suite
7.4
Subscription-based notifications
Act-On
Zendesk Support Suite
6.7
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Act-On
Zendesk Support Suite
8.1
Ticket creation and submission
Act-On
Zendesk Support Suite
8.9
Ticket response
Act-On
Zendesk Support Suite
8.6

Self Help Community

Act-On
Zendesk Support Suite
7.9
External knowledge base
Act-On
Zendesk Support Suite
7.8
Internal knowledge base
Act-On
Zendesk Support Suite
8.0

Multi-Channel Help

Act-On
Zendesk Support Suite
7.9
Customer portal
Act-On
Zendesk Support Suite
7.7
IVR
Act-On
Zendesk Support Suite
7.2
Social integration
Act-On
Zendesk Support Suite
7.7
Email support
Act-On
Zendesk Support Suite
8.5
Help Desk CRM integration
Act-On
Zendesk Support Suite
8.2

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

Zendesk Support Suite

  • Zendesk makes it easy to see if a question/ticket has already been answered/updated (and to see who answered it).
  • Zendesk makes it easy for users to indicate if they are available to respond or not.
  • Zendesk also makes it easy to respond as you can respond within the software/system. A one-stop process!
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

Zendesk Support Suite

  • Allow each user to customize the look of their Dash, rather than being hemmed in by company selections
  • Provide a way for Suspended tickets (created by emails from non-users) to be better managed
  • Set a timer for tickets to reopen on a more individual ticket basis.
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

Zendesk Support Suite

Zendesk Support Suite 10.0
Based on 38 answers
There has not been a reason to consider anything else as the core functions work perfectly for ticketing. Also Zendesk continues to focus on new functionality, growth of the API and Apps framework and add more partner application to the list. Not only will be renew but it is likely we will add seats as we grow and expand our customer focused teams.
Lou Gallo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zendesk Support Suite

Zendesk Support Suite 9.0
Based on 18 answers
As an agent it's very simple to use. As an admin it's also easy to use, but sometimes lacks some functionality that would be nice to have such as expanded native 2 way sync functionality for many major apps that are commonly used today like HubSpot and Salesforce. The ability to add followers to tickets to they get updates and are in the know without the customer seeing this agent cc'd is a nice touch. This ensures additional visibility and easily following the communication without having to appear as a CC to the customer, who could accidentally remove that person in a response, thus breaking the visibility
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zendesk Support Suite

Zendesk Support Suite 8.6
Based on 26 answers
In the past year, I'd say I have only noticed maybe two hours total of downtime in my own usage. Very minimal.
Chase Sheaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zendesk Support Suite

Zendesk Support Suite 8.0
Based on 20 answers
There has been minor performance degradation on a very few days out of the two years I have been using the product.
Taylor Wielage | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zendesk Support Suite

Zendesk Support Suite 5.7
Based on 53 answers
Every time I contacted them they were not only very responsive and knowledgable, but always seemed to have a positive upbeat attitude. It probably helps that we did not have significant service outages or sev 1 level issues, but even my lower severity issues were quickly answered. And the positive and upbeat attitude really made things feel comfortable.
Kevin Pearce | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zendesk Support Suite

Zendesk Support Suite 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Zendesk Support Suite

Zendesk Support Suite 7.9
Based on 9 answers
Zendesk has tons of available material for training - videos, webinars, articles, etc. The only reason this is not a 10 is because it can be hard to figure out how to navigate to these things and find what you are looking for.
Chase Sheaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zendesk Support Suite

Zendesk Support Suite 9.0
Based on 35 answers
I was very satisfied. They have a free trial for 30 days and I recommend you do that and use it. It is very easy to get started with the basics and the build on over time.

The only thing technically complex was single sign-on and integration to Salesforce.com required some tweaks – otherwise setting up system was very easy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zendesk Support Suite

I have not used any other support software, but also evaluated FreshDesk. For our needs at the time, Zendesk was more polished and had the ability to support multiple websites in a single instance, while allowing customization for each brand separately. That was crucial to us, and is why we went with Enterprise.
Adam McCracken | 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

Zendesk Support Suite

No score
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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

Zendesk Support Suite

  • The main part of the IT department is able to quickly prioritize and delegate tickets as they come in.
  • Tickets can be linked to each other and support articles, creating opportunities for more efficient responses.
  • Central location for users to ask for tech help when they don't need to know which staff member is the appropriate person to ask.
Alicia Barevich, bCRE, bCEE | 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.

Zendesk Support Suite

General

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

Zendesk Support Suite Editions & Modules

Edition
Suite Team$49.001
Suite Growth$79.001
Suite Professional$99.001
Suite Enterprise$150.001
Additional Enterprise-Ready Plans, starting at...$215.001
Support Team (Foundational Support Only)$19.001
  1. per agent/month billed annually
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On
9.5
Zendesk Support Suite
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Act-On
8.9
Zendesk Support Suite
10.0

Usability

Act-On
9.1
Zendesk Support Suite
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Act-On
9.1
Zendesk Support Suite
8.6

Performance

Act-On
8.2
Zendesk Support Suite
8.0

Support Rating

Act-On
7.3
Zendesk Support Suite
5.7

In-Person Training

Act-On
8.7
Zendesk Support Suite
10.0

Online Training

Act-On
9.3
Zendesk Support Suite
7.9

Implementation Rating

Act-On
8.6
Zendesk Support Suite
9.0

Scalability

Act-On
9.1
Zendesk Support Suite

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