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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

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.
Jeff Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.5
GetResponse
8.6
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
8.1
GetResponse
8.3
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
8.6
GetResponse
8.1
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
8.1
GetResponse
8.5
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
7.2
GetResponse
8.4
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
8.7
GetResponse
8.8
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
8.4
GetResponse
8.3
Email deliverability reporting
ActiveCampaign
9.0
GetResponse
9.1
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.9
GetResponse
9.3
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.3
GetResponse
8.2

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
8.6
GetResponse
8.1
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
8.7
GetResponse
8.5
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
8.7
GetResponse
8.5
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
8.5
GetResponse
7.4

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Pre-Send Testing

ActiveCampaign
GetResponse
8.6
URL Validation
ActiveCampaign
GetResponse
9.1
Link Tracking
ActiveCampaign
GetResponse
7.3
Image Validation
ActiveCampaign
GetResponse
8.2
Inbox Display
ActiveCampaign
GetResponse
8.2
Email Accessibility Tools
ActiveCampaign
GetResponse
9.1
Spelling and Grammar Check
ActiveCampaign
GetResponse
9.1
Spam Testing
ActiveCampaign
GetResponse
9.1
Email Previews
ActiveCampaign
GetResponse
9.1

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

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.
Barry Feldman | 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

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.
Brock Ross | 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

GetResponse

GetResponse 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Elizabeth Fishman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

GetResponse

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

GetResponse

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

GetResponse

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

GetResponse

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

GetResponse

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

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.
David Faustina | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

GetResponse

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

GetResponse

  • It allowed to take the advertising campaigns to a real audience that is totally interested in our products and services.
  • It brought improvements in the design of our advertising campaigns, achieving more customer satisfaction.
  • It allowed us to improve sales in a general way.
Rebeca Peña | 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

GetResponse

General

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

GetResponse Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$10.461
Plus$34.151
Professional$69.001
  1. *per month
Additional Pricing Details
*Billed annually.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign
9.1
GetResponse
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign
9.0
GetResponse
9.0

Usability

ActiveCampaign
8.2
GetResponse

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign
9.1
GetResponse

Performance

ActiveCampaign
8.6
GetResponse

Support Rating

ActiveCampaign
6.5
GetResponse

In-Person Training

ActiveCampaign
7.3
GetResponse

Implementation Rating

ActiveCampaign
8.5
GetResponse

Scalability

ActiveCampaign
8.8
GetResponse

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