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Score 9.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign works really well for managing traffic from social media adverts, or for triggering a marketing campaign to a distribution list and then managing all the steps that follow. The CRM part is still appropriate for all clients, but for some client types, the automation may not be appropriate, depending on the sector and client relationship.
Julie Barber | TrustRadius Reviewer

DirectLync

Girls PACT receives regular compliments on its website! The audience for our website is potential donors. DirectLync nailed it! The design is clean, modern, professional, user friendly, intuitive and really represents our brand. They gave us some great coaching and guidance as we were creating and preparing content. It was a really fun project!
Michelle Shegda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.5
DirectLync
8.5
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
8.1
DirectLync
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
8.6
DirectLync
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
8.1
DirectLync
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
7.2
DirectLync
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
8.7
DirectLync
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
8.4
DirectLync
Email deliverability reporting
ActiveCampaign
9.0
DirectLync
8.0
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.9
DirectLync
9.0
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.3
DirectLync

Lead Management

ActiveCampaign
8.5
DirectLync
Lead nurturing
ActiveCampaign
8.8
DirectLync
Lead scoring and grading
ActiveCampaign
8.3
DirectLync
Data quality management
ActiveCampaign
8.4
DirectLync
Automated sales alerts and tasks
ActiveCampaign
8.6
DirectLync

Campaign Management

ActiveCampaign
8.3
DirectLync
Calendaring
ActiveCampaign
8.0
DirectLync
Event/webinar marketing
ActiveCampaign
8.6
DirectLync

Social Media Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.6
DirectLync
Social sharing and campaigns
ActiveCampaign
8.7
DirectLync
Social profile integration
ActiveCampaign
8.5
DirectLync

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
8.6
DirectLync
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
8.7
DirectLync
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
8.7
DirectLync
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
8.5
DirectLync

Platform & Infrastructure

ActiveCampaign
8.8
DirectLync
API
ActiveCampaign
9.0
DirectLync
Role-based workflow & approvals
ActiveCampaign
8.5
DirectLync
Customizability
ActiveCampaign
8.7
DirectLync
Integration with Salesforce.com
ActiveCampaign
8.8
DirectLync
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
ActiveCampaign
8.9
DirectLync
Integration with SugarCRM
ActiveCampaign
8.8
DirectLync

Pros

ActiveCampaign

  • ActiveCampaign has high delivery rates.
  • ActiveCampaign allows for high levels of customization for content, as well as contact information.
  • ActiveCampaign uses contacts activity and preferences to deliver the right information at the most appropriate time.
  • ActiveCampaign is up to date with the latest needs of its clients. SMS, landing pages, as well as design options are all available.
Tim Weatherall | TrustRadius Reviewer

DirectLync

  • DirectLync is knowledgeable in their field, which saves us time (and money).
  • They have a creative team onsite to answer questions promptly.
  • Regularly updating products and services to better serve its customers.
Michelle Shegda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveCampaign

  • The email builder is annoying. Very slow at work and it constantly resets the cursor, font type and list continuation. It's one of the most frustrating things about it.
  • I am surprised there isn't an automatic "send to people who haven't opened the last x campaigns" trigger. Other competitors have this feature. Instead, I'm forced to use 2 automations that play the role of tagging after a certain amount of days have passed.
  • While it's a market practice, I think the cost can go up exponentially the more members one has. Maybe I don't understand the process enough but places like Sendgrid, MailerLite offer decent automations and 1,000 subscribers free. I know sendgrid charges per email sent but still I find the cost to pay for a list size odd.
  • The overall refresh rate of the platform seems to use a lot of CPU power because it lags every time I switch functions or create new steps. I can hear my fans go to high every time I start doing something. I know my CPU is old but I use other demanding software and I don't have that problem. I think the refresh rate and speed of the platform can be improved.
Juan R. Arroyo Yap | TrustRadius Reviewer

DirectLync

  • Girls PACT is located in Los Angeles. Newsletters are scheduled for PST, yet distributed on EST. It’s an odd glitch and may be a user error.
Michelle Shegda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.0
Based on 16 answers
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.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

DirectLync

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Usability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.2
Based on 31 answers
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.
Matt Dickerson | TrustRadius Reviewer

DirectLync

No score
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Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.1
Based on 3 answers
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.
Michelle Hill | TrustRadius Reviewer

DirectLync

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Performance

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.6
Based on 3 answers
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.
Michelle Hill | TrustRadius Reviewer

DirectLync

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Support Rating

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 6.5
Based on 35 answers
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.
Chesare Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

DirectLync

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Implementation Rating

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.5
Based on 9 answers
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.
William Ainslie | TrustRadius Reviewer

DirectLync

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No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign is the middle ground between the simpler platforms like Mailchimp and the significant complexity of platforms like Infusionsoft (now Keap). It provides custom fields, segmented automations and other options without the need to hire a consultant or company to create/manage the platform on your behalf that many businesses find with the enterprise platforms.
Kim McCumber | TrustRadius Reviewer

DirectLync

No answers on this topic

Scalability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.8
Based on 3 answers
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!
Michelle Hill | TrustRadius Reviewer

DirectLync

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Return on Investment

ActiveCampaign

  • I went from 0-50 new emails on my list in a matter of weeks, due to the simplicity and functionality of the landing pages/forms.
  • Because of the great email tracking features, I was able to observe and shift my emails so that I went from a 15% open rate to a 50% open rate.
Triana Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

DirectLync

  • DirectLync has saved our marketing budget thousands of dollars! They have been so generous supporting the marketing needs of Girls PACT, a nonprofit organization.
Michelle Shegda | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ActiveCampaign

General

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

ActiveCampaign Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$9.001
Plus$492
Professional$1293
Enterprise$2294
  1. Per Month [3 Users]
  2. Per Month [25 Users]
  3. Per Month [50 Users]
  4. Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Additional Pricing Details

DirectLync

General

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

DirectLync Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$20.001
Essential$99.001
Pro$249.001
Premium$599.001
  1. Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign
9.1
DirectLync
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign
9.0
DirectLync

Usability

ActiveCampaign
8.2
DirectLync

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign
9.1
DirectLync

Performance

ActiveCampaign
8.6
DirectLync

Support Rating

ActiveCampaign
6.5
DirectLync

In-Person Training

ActiveCampaign
7.3
DirectLync

Implementation Rating

ActiveCampaign
8.5
DirectLync

Scalability

ActiveCampaign
8.8
DirectLync

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