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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign is great for any company looking to leverage email marketing effectively to share content that builds goodwill and makes sales. They make it simple, fast, and easy to set up lists and automations so that you can easily keep in touch with your customers. Whether you send out a weekly newsletter or are much more aggressive with your email marketing, ActiveCampaign can handle just about anything you throw at it.
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Aurea LM

Lyris LM is suited well with an organization or group that have several lists, as virtual list hosting is not represented by any other hosting company as far as I can tell.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
7.9
Aurea LM
7.7
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Aurea LM
7.2
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.6
Aurea LM
6.8
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Aurea LM
6.8
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
6.8
Aurea LM
7.4
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
7.4
Aurea LM
10.0
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
7.8
Aurea LM
Email deliverability
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Aurea LM
6.8
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.4
Aurea LM
8.4
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.4
Aurea LM
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
7.2
Aurea LM
7.6
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
7.2
Aurea LM
7.6
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
7.4
Aurea LM
7.6
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
7.1
Aurea LM
7.6

Pros

ActiveCampaign

  • Simple, easy, and fast setup for lists. You can set up a new list in just seconds. And also, they allow you to have an unlimited number of lists and tags that keep things organized.
  • Powerful automations and a clean interface to build them. ActiveCampaign is a powerful tool, allowing you to segment users and send them congruent messaging.
  • Great deliverability. Email marketing is only as useful as the number of emails that get received. If your emails don't send or wind up in spam or junk or promotions folders, that will severely inhibit your email marketing efforts.
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Aurea LM

  • You can create customized reports based on your needs for each mailing.
  • It handles Bounces great
  • Affordable, based on other options out there we have found Lyris to be more affordable in the long run.
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Cons

ActiveCampaign

  • Text message marketing. There are other tools that are specifically designed for text message marketing, but it would be great if ActiveCampaign took over this industry as well, with their same philosophy of simple and fast to build + super powerful.
  • It gets a bit expensive when you have a large list, because they charge in tiers based on the number of contacts. So does everyone else though, so if you have a big list it will be expensive to host.
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Aurea LM

  • Tech support is limited for standard users, especially during non business hours even for critical errors
  • Installation/upgrade is often complicated
  • Version releases are too frequent
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Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've tried over half a dozen email autoresponders and ActiveCampaign is by far my favorite. The ability to send emails is the backbone of my business. The "cheap" email marketing tools designed for the mass market are not powerful or intuitive to set up and also don't have the best deliverability. And the "expensive" ones are usually super confusing to use.
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Aurea LM

Aurea LM 2.0
Based on 1 answer
We will most likely not use Lyris LM for much longer. We have recently been offered to utilize a different software that better meets our needs, is current, user friendly, and has fantastic reporting capabilities.
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Usability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's super easy and fast to set up automations and email lists. In under five minutes, you can be mailing your list. I'm not a fan of complexity, and I'm also not a fan of being hamstrung by weak tools, so I really like using ActiveCampaign. It's the perfect blend of simplicity and power.
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Aurea LM

No score
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Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had ActiveCampaign down for maintenance. I'm sure they update things, but they always seem to manage to stay live. Also, I've had very few errors, if any. None come to mind. This might be to due to the fact I focus on building things as simply as possible, but I also believe it's due to the quality of the software.
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Aurea LM

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
ActiveCampaign works seamlessly with the other tools I use. It integrates directly with most. And if no direct integration is available, there is almost always one you can make using Zapier. I've yet to run into a technical error that prevented me from doing something I wanted to be able to do.
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Aurea LM

No score
No answers yet
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Support

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have only had to reach out to ActiveCampaign support a couple of times, and every time they have helped me out quickly and efficiently. They get back to you pretty quickly and usually have the solution figured out within just a couple of message exchanges. Please keep in mind I use the simple features of ActiveCampaign, so if there's a complication solution you're looking for help with, your experience with support might be a little different.
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Aurea LM

Aurea LM 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I have not needed to utilize customer support during my use of Lyris LM.
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Implementation

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
If your email marketing strategy is clunky and confusing then it doesn't matter what tool you use or need to set up. It will take time to set it up. However, if you favor simple and effective email marketing strategies then you'll find that setting up ActiveCampaign is a breeze. And the results you'll get with it will far outweigh the time it takes to set it up.
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Aurea LM

Aurea LM 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I was not part of the implementation process.
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign is by far my favorite email marketing tool. The other "cheap" options aren't nearly as powerful or intuitive. And then the more powerful tools on the market are super confusing to set up and also very expensive. ActiveCampaign is the perfect blend of powerful plus simple. That's why I use it myself and recommend it to all my clients.
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Aurea LM

We selected Lyris LM based on cost, the fact that we can create custom reports and the way that they handle bounced emails just to name a few, It is easy to use and we have control of who can and cannot use. With a virtual list I can create a list or take a list down at any given time without filling out a form or contact with my provider and my list looks as if it is coming from my own server @museum.com.
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Scalability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've tried several of the email services available today. ActiveCampaign makes it easy and fast to get set up. And they have some of the best email deliverability available today as well. That's really important when it comes to email marketing, because winding up in spam or promotion folders makes your email marketing efforts and uphill battle.
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Aurea LM

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

ActiveCampaign

  • The fortune is in the follow through, and ActiveCampaign makes the follow through easier. Drip campaigns and triggers strengthen granular follow up opportunities.
  • The granular messaging options coupled with attractive pricing have made this our go to service for businesses who need more automation features, but are just getting started in the space.
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Aurea LM

  • We at the museum find that Lyris LM can get the information into our customers inbox with no issues.
  • We have found that sending our newsletter out has brought more people into our museum than before.
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Pricing Details

ActiveCampaign

General

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

Aurea LM

General

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

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