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19 Ratings

ActiveCampaign

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Score 5.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Email & Online Marketing

    8.4

    ActiveCampaign

    84%

    Demandforce

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 9/9 features

    WYSIWYG email editor

    7.9
    79%
    559 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic content

    8.2
    82%
    497 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ability to test dynamic content

    8.1
    81%
    451 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Landing pages

    7.4
    74%
    322 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    A/B testing

    8.6
    86%
    363 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile optimization

    8.4
    84%
    507 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email deliverability reporting

    9.2
    92%
    652 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    List management

    8.9
    89%
    627 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Triggered drip sequences

    9.1
    91%
    554 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Lead Management

    8.6

    ActiveCampaign

    86%

    Demandforce

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Lead nurturing

    8.8
    88%
    474 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Lead scoring and grading

    8.4
    84%
    346 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data quality management

    8.5
    85%
    389 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automated sales alerts and tasks

    8.5
    85%
    343 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Campaign Management

    8.4

    ActiveCampaign

    84%

    Demandforce

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Calendaring

    8.3
    83%
    281 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Event/webinar marketing

    8.5
    85%
    274 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social Media Marketing

    8.6

    ActiveCampaign

    86%

    Demandforce

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Social sharing and campaigns

    8.7
    87%
    246 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social profile integration

    8.4
    84%
    242 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    8.6

    ActiveCampaign

    86%

    Demandforce

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    8.6
    86%
    576 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Standard reports

    8.8
    88%
    563 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom reports

    8.4
    84%
    363 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    8.8

    ActiveCampaign

    88%

    Demandforce

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 6/6 features

    API

    9.1
    91%
    376 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Role-based workflow & approvals

    8.3
    83%
    256 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizability

    8.7
    87%
    398 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with Salesforce.com

    8.8
    88%
    85 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    9.0
    90%
    55 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with SugarCRM

    8.8
    88%
    51 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Demandforce

    78%
    Demandforce ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Customer data management / contact management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Workflow management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Territory management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Opportunity management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Contract management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Quote & order management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Interaction tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Channel / partner relationship management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Customer Service & Support

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Demandforce

    90%
    Demandforce ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Case management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Call center management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Help desk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Marketing Automation

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Demandforce

    90%
    Demandforce ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Lead management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Email marketing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    CRM Project Management

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Demandforce

    90%
    Demandforce ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Task management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Billing and invoicing management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    CRM Reporting & Analytics

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Demandforce

    90%
    Demandforce ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Pipeline visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Customization

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Demandforce

    90%
    Demandforce ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Custom fields

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Custom objects

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Scripting environment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    API for custom integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Security

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Demandforce

    90%
    Demandforce ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Social CRM

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Demandforce

    90%
    Demandforce ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Social data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Social engagement

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Integrations with 3rd-party Software

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Demandforce

    90%
    Demandforce ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Marketing automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Compensation management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Platform

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Demandforce

    90%
    Demandforce ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Mobile access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • ActiveCampaign is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Demandforce is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    ActiveCampaign

    90%
    647 Ratings
    3.0

    Demandforce

    30%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.8

    ActiveCampaign

    88%
    19 Ratings
    9.0

    Demandforce

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    8.2

    ActiveCampaign

    82%
    34 Ratings

    Demandforce

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1

    ActiveCampaign

    91%
    4 Ratings

    Demandforce

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    6.7

    ActiveCampaign

    67%
    4 Ratings

    Demandforce

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.0

    ActiveCampaign

    60%
    38 Ratings

    Demandforce

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    7.3

    ActiveCampaign

    73%
    1 Rating

    Demandforce

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.7

    ActiveCampaign

    87%
    10 Ratings

    Demandforce

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configurability

    7.7

    ActiveCampaign

    77%
    3 Ratings

    Demandforce

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    8.1

    ActiveCampaign

    81%
    3 Ratings

    Demandforce

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.5

    ActiveCampaign

    85%
    4 Ratings

    Demandforce

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    7.7

    ActiveCampaign

    77%
    3 Ratings

    Demandforce

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    7.3

    ActiveCampaign

    73%
    3 Ratings

    Demandforce

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    ActiveCampaign

    ActiveCampaign is great for anyone who wants loads of flexibility for building automations. They really excel at allowing you do build any automation you want.
    However, because it's slightly more expensive than some other options for email marketing, if you're sending general newsletters or don't need complicated automations, you could go for a cheaper alternative.
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    Demandforce

    We use Demandforce to reach out to 'old' customers. If they have not had an invoice generated in X number of days/weeks/months/years, we can create a custom campaign via email/text to reach out to them and attempt to re-engage with those customers to generate new 'existing business' or entirely new leads for our Sales team to run.
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    Pros

    ActiveCampaign

    • Contact management is robust and reliable, and provides all the capabilities I was looking for.
    • Marketing automation takes a little figuring out, but it's easy to learn and easy to use.
    • Deals are highly customizable and incredibly easy to use. I love that you can use it to create all kinds of workflows, not just sales pipelines.
    • Training videos and webinars are top notch. I've learned a lot from them and always appreciate the email notifications when a new video/webinar is available.
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    Demandforce

    • Aesthetics has been updated in last few months for organization and is easier to see: colors, grid lines on front page, and font style.
    • Allowing our office to include specific items in reminder appointment emails allows personalization to make confirming appointments easier.
    • Allowing patients to write reviews allows us to know what the office is doing well and what we can improve on.
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    Cons

    ActiveCampaign

    • I use the ecommerce feature for email template design and there's been a bug where I can't change the colours of the shopping block to match a theme. Which is annoying in of itself and is actually quite critical but beyond that it would be nice if they could either fix it quickly or keep me up to date on the progress of the fix.
    • It could be a little bit easier to find pricing online.
    • Support isn't online at all times of the day, which is understandable but definitely would be a nice thing to have.
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    Demandforce

    • Flexibility in Design!
    • Overall Look & Feel of Templates (look at what Squarespace is doing, it is possible!)
    • Usability (it's a bit clunky)
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    Pricing Details

    ActiveCampaign

    Starting Price

    $9 per month

    Editions & Modules

    ActiveCampaign editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Lite$9.001
    Plus$492
    Professional$1293
    Enterprise$2294

    Footnotes

    1. Per Month [3 Users]
    2. Per Month [25 Users]
    3. Per Month [50 Users]
    4. Per Month [Unlimited Users]

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Demandforce

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Demandforce editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      ActiveCampaign

      For our clients (Course creators, event hosts & managers, business leaders that have existing marketing in place and want to grow past 6 & 7 figures), we highly recommend ActiveCampaign, because:
      • Broad capabilities - ability to create individual emails to specific segments (the right people) at the right time (predictive sending for the greatest likelihood of conversion) and automated flows so that our clients are generating revenue
      • Integrations - We run ads for our clients, and ActiveCampaign automatically creates dynamic audiences for our social media platforms so that our ads are going to audiences that have just opened or clicked emails (or that follows up with people who haven't engaged). The number of programs that ActiveCampaign connects to makes the marketing a seamless experience for our clients.
      • Visualization of data - With the flow builder, you can see where people are in the process, what tags are being applied overall - makes it so much easier to create email marketing solutions for clients.
      • Reporting - The ability to see specific open, click, and conversion rates in one place.
      • Outstanding customer support - Having the ActiveCampaign team behind you makes it easy to recommend and use it for clients.
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      Demandforce

      We are constantly being contacted by comparable organizations. If Mindbody Online integrated a feature like Demandforce, we'd move over there to keep everything in one platform.
      Read full review

      Usability

      ActiveCampaign

      ActiveCampaign has been the easiest marketing automation software we have ever used. They provide tips throughout the entire process of anything you are building. Their support team through LIVE CHAT has been extremely fast and helpful. The monthly meetings provided with the enablement team has helped us through several large and urgent needs.
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      Demandforce

      No answers on this topic

      Reliability and Availability

      ActiveCampaign

      I haven't experienced application errors or unplanned outages at all. Active Campaign is ultra reliable and I would not be using them if that were the case. Also, the helpful emails they send are welcomed and informative, and present very practical tips and guidance for using the platform. They're always demonstrating new features and I'm thankful for that.
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      Demandforce

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      ActiveCampaign

      Oh my gosh, Active Campaign's performance gets an A+++ in my book. The pages load quickly and so do the reports. I haven't noticed any slowdowns when it's integrating with other programs and it performs excellently on all levels.
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      Demandforce

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      ActiveCampaign

      This might be the best part. The chat support lady offered to make a video to help me solve my problem. I worked in customer service for years and I've never done that, lol. So, if they're offering things like that, I can only imagine that they'd be able to handle most any issue you throw at them.
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      Demandforce

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      ActiveCampaign

      Very satisfied with our implementation in our professional medical practice, allowing us to be on top of client service, and not miss out on crucial information and insights. Marketing is often neglected in professional practices and ActiveCampaign solved this problem with aplomb.
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      Demandforce

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      ActiveCampaign

      I felt like ActiveCampaign had the most features for the value I was expecting. I looked at other reviews just like this to see whether it would meet my needs. I also considered price. As a startup, I wanted to make sure I could have a platform that could grow to what I needed it to be without paying too much at the beginning.
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      Demandforce

      I do not have any alternative products to compare this service too. It was in place when I came aboard this company and I have no say in its continuation or replacement. As from what I can gather, there are many alternatives to this platform, but Demandforce is the only one I am aware of that runs in your system tray and is passively ran in conjunction with your accounting database.
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      Scalability

      ActiveCampaign

      My web designer told me about Active Campaign and although I don't recall which platform I had before, I LOVE Active Campaign and its user friendliness. The transition was seamless and I've never had a problem with functionality or server failure.
      Active Campaign provides so many features, and makes it easy for non-techies to maneuver around the site with ease. They capture information and put it in an easy-to-read format.
      At this point, I don't think I'd ever use any other platform!
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      Demandforce

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      ActiveCampaign

      • ActiveCampaign saved us thousands of dollars over our previous CRM platform.
      • We are able to track leads through the sales pipeline, seeing exactly how much our efforts are bringing in.
      • We are able to provide better customer service by quickly responding to forms completed on our website no matter the time/day.
      • We can run reports to find areas we may be deficient in marketing or sales, and also see our strengths, which is important to our C Suite.
      • ActiveCampaign Automations save us a significant amount of time.
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      Demandforce

      • It's taken a lot of the reporting and guesswork out of the equation. That has saved us a lot of money.
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