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849 Ratings
75 Ratings

ActiveCampaign

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 1 feature set: Reporting & Analytics
  • GetResponse ranks higher in 1 feature set: Email & Online Marketing

Email & Online Marketing

8.5

ActiveCampaign

85%
8.6

GetResponse

86%
GetResponse ranks higher in 5/9 features

WYSIWYG email editor

7.9
79%
561 Ratings
8.7
87%
20 Ratings

Dynamic content

8.3
83%
500 Ratings
8.0
80%
16 Ratings

Ability to test dynamic content

8.3
83%
452 Ratings
8.8
88%
15 Ratings

Landing pages

7.4
74%
324 Ratings
8.5
85%
15 Ratings

A/B testing

8.6
86%
365 Ratings
9.1
91%
18 Ratings

Mobile optimization

8.6
86%
509 Ratings
8.3
83%
21 Ratings

Email deliverability reporting

9.3
93%
654 Ratings
8.9
89%
41 Ratings

List management

9.0
90%
630 Ratings
9.3
93%
20 Ratings

Triggered drip sequences

9.1
91%
556 Ratings
8.2
82%
17 Ratings

Lead Management

8.7

ActiveCampaign

87%

GetResponse

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

Lead nurturing

9.0
90%
476 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Lead scoring and grading

8.6
86%
347 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Data quality management

8.7
87%
390 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Automated sales alerts and tasks

8.7
87%
344 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Campaign Management

8.5

ActiveCampaign

85%

GetResponse

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

Calendaring

8.4
84%
283 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Event/webinar marketing

8.6
86%
275 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social Media Marketing

8.8

ActiveCampaign

88%

GetResponse

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

Social sharing and campaigns

8.9
89%
246 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social profile integration

8.6
86%
242 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.6

ActiveCampaign

86%
8.2

GetResponse

82%
ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

8.6
86%
578 Ratings
8.5
85%
21 Ratings

Standard reports

8.8
88%
565 Ratings
8.7
87%
20 Ratings

Custom reports

8.4
84%
363 Ratings
7.4
74%
15 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

8.7

ActiveCampaign

87%

GetResponse

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 7/7 features

API

9.2
92%
379 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Role-based workflow & approvals

8.6
86%
257 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customizability

8.9
89%
402 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with Salesforce.com

8.7
87%
85 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

8.9
89%
55 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with SugarCRM

8.8
88%
51 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Third-party software integrations

7.7
77%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

ActiveCampaign

91%
650 Ratings
8.6

GetResponse

86%
23 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.8

ActiveCampaign

88%
19 Ratings
9.0

GetResponse

90%
2 Ratings

Usability

8.0

ActiveCampaign

80%
35 Ratings

GetResponse

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.1

ActiveCampaign

91%
4 Ratings

GetResponse

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

6.4

ActiveCampaign

64%
4 Ratings

GetResponse

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.0

ActiveCampaign

60%
39 Ratings

GetResponse

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

7.3

ActiveCampaign

73%
1 Rating

GetResponse

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.7

ActiveCampaign

87%
10 Ratings

GetResponse

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

7.7

ActiveCampaign

77%
3 Ratings

GetResponse

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.1

ActiveCampaign

81%
3 Ratings

GetResponse

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.4

ActiveCampaign

84%
4 Ratings

GetResponse

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

7.7

ActiveCampaign

77%
3 Ratings

GetResponse

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

7.2

ActiveCampaign

72%
3 Ratings

GetResponse

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign

I think ActiveCampaign is very useful for setting up newsletters, forms, and automated responses that are nicely branded, with good functionality. It's also useful if you are starting small and want something both inexpensive to get started but also very scaleable as you grow. Do use the double security because I got a lot of spam through forms, even with a captcha.
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GetResponse

GetResponse is perfect for small to medium businesses. For a large business, it certainly could be used in some areas. One example would be for clients that are looking to get started with email marketing. I would not expect it to run a business as Salesforce or Keep. However, GetResponse is robust enough and has a solid suite of tools that would serve a medium or small business quite well. And of course, if a company is just looking for an email marketing solution GetResponse would be ideal. And to go even further, depending on the level of service you use, GetResponse has the potential to do things you might have been using separate tools for. Building funnels, the ability to host webinars, building landing pages. It's all there and it is priced very well.
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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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GetResponse

  • Email creation—A simple interface and a variety of tools make it easy to create very attractive emails quickly.
  • List building—GetResponse is ideal for setting-up and using any number of segmented lists/
  • Forms and landing pages—These tools are also fairly strong, however, GetResponse (ironically) does not provide responsive forms for mobile, which I would think would be an urgent problem. They have so far not addressed it.
  • Customer support—Customer support via chat and email is strong. It's disappointing the company has pulled the plug on live phone-in support.
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Cons

ActiveCampaign

  • The email designing part could be easier to use. There are certain simple shortcuts that don't work, for example, adding links is more complicated than it should be, moving blocks around is hard, etc.
  • There's no good way to filter by 'active' and 'inactive' subscribers when editing en-mass.
  • I'd like more reporting data on one page.
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GetResponse

  • The email editor is kind of a nightmare. Elements don't move or behave how you'd expect, the font choices are limited and pretty lame, adding new elements is difficult or often impossible... the whole thing feels 5+ years outdated. Buggy, slow, and extremely limited in functionality.
  • The entire UI feels similarly outdated and slow--just seems like GetResponse hasn't kept up with the curve of the market in terms of performance or aesthetics.
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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

GetResponse

Starting Price

$19 per month

Editions & Modules

GetResponse editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
FREE01
BASIC192
PLUS593
PROFESSIONAL1194
MAX and MAX²Custom (contact us)5

Footnotes

  1. per month Up to 500 contacts
  2. per month Up to 1,000 contacts
  3. per month Up to 1,000 contacts
  4. per month Up to 1,000 contacts
  5. per year

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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GetResponse

As I mentioned before. I believe that the platform is easy to use. Simple and easy process from start to finish. Email efficient and get to the client quickly. Catch errors that would prevent getting to where i need it to go. Overall great experience and would renew without question
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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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GetResponse

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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GetResponse

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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GetResponse

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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GetResponse

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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GetResponse

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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GetResponse

Not the top of the heap and certainly far from the bottom. GR is arguably one of the best solutions for Home based or small shops. It is out of the box whereas some of the others are not as complete or more difficult to unpack. It lacks some features but over-delivers on others.
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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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GetResponse

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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GetResponse

  • Only negative. They cleaned our entire contact list.
  • We had to start over with Get Response. Now that they have forcefully freed us, we'll be redownloading our actual customer and prospect list from our CRM.
  • They will not refund us. We paid for a year and they gave us 5 months. So we are also out $5,000.
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