Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveCampaign
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
ActiveCampaign helps small teams power big businesses with a platform for intelligent marketing automation. It provides email marketing, marketing automation, and CRM tools that help businesses to create incredible customer experiences.
$9
per month
Insightly
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Insightly is presented as a modern, affordable CRM that is easy to use, simple to customize, and that scales with companies as they grow, designed to solve common pain points that legacy CRMs can't. Available in any vertical, Insightly CRM customers can add companion products for marketing automation, customer service, and integrations in the same platform. Insightly has more than a million users worldwide.
$0
per month Up to 2 users
Pricing
ActiveCampaignInsightly
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0
per month Up to 2 users
Plus
$29.00
Per User/Per Month (billed annually)
Professional
$49.00
Per User/Per Month (billed annually)
Enterprise
$99.00
Per User/Per Month (billed annually)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCampaignInsightly
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ActiveCampaignInsightly
Considered Both Products
ActiveCampaign
Chose ActiveCampaign
The integration of both marketing automation and sales logging (CRM) in ActiveCampaign for a very competitive price makes ActiveCampaign the best option from our point of view. Insightly had very limited marketing automation options and was mainly serving as a CRM, while …
Chose ActiveCampaign
We switched away from both Mailchimp and Insightly because running two apps became unwieldy and the data wasn't very clean, there was a lot of duplicating of work. They are both excellent pieces of software in their own rights however ActiveCampaign does the job of both of them …
Chose ActiveCampaign
ActiveCampaign is a low-cost, highly flexible solution that is ideal for small or even larger businesses. The price point vs the feature set is spot on. I have tried "freemium" versions of other software, which are clever ploys to upsell you to a paid tier. At least with …
Chose ActiveCampaign
ActiveCampaign helped me tie together the products listed above to help me effectively automate most of my back office processes.
Insightly
Chose Insightly
  • Capsule - Insightly is a far more superior product, Capsule is just a glorified phone book (at least at the time when we had a look)
  • Wrike - Much better and easy to use project management, has Gantt charts, easy to create tasks on the fly, easy to add images and files to tasks. …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ActiveCampaignInsightly
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
8.9
664 Ratings
14% above category average
Insightly
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor9.5581 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic content9.1520 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content8.8471 Ratings00 Ratings
Landing pages7.9338 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing9.2380 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization9.4526 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting7.1631 Ratings00 Ratings
List management9.6650 Ratings00 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences9.7574 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
7.5
524 Ratings
3% below category average
Insightly
-
Ratings
Lead nurturing automation9.2491 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading8.0359 Ratings00 Ratings
Data quality management9.3401 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks9.3355 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead segmentation and distribution1.81 Ratings00 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
9.6
374 Ratings
23% above category average
Insightly
-
Ratings
Calendaring9.7295 Ratings00 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing9.5286 Ratings00 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
9.6
287 Ratings
24% above category average
Insightly
-
Ratings
Social sharing and campaigns9.7254 Ratings00 Ratings
Social profile integration9.5250 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
8.4
627 Ratings
11% above category average
Insightly
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.0597 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.0584 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports9.2377 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
9.2
491 Ratings
19% above category average
Insightly
-
Ratings
API9.6391 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals9.3267 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizability9.5420 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com9.492 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM9.860 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM9.856 Ratings00 Ratings
Third-party software integrations7.520 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
-
Ratings
Insightly
7.6
379 Ratings
1% below category average
Customer data management / contact management00 Ratings8.7365 Ratings
Workflow management00 Ratings8.2331 Ratings
Territory management00 Ratings7.557 Ratings
Opportunity management00 Ratings7.9332 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)00 Ratings7.6338 Ratings
Contract management00 Ratings6.521 Ratings
Quote & order management00 Ratings6.752 Ratings
Interaction tracking00 Ratings7.3295 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management00 Ratings7.724 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
-
Ratings
Insightly
7.1
13 Ratings
6% below category average
Case management00 Ratings7.011 Ratings
Call center management00 Ratings7.28 Ratings
Help desk management00 Ratings7.19 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
-
Ratings
Insightly
7.6
296 Ratings
1% above category average
Lead management00 Ratings8.0282 Ratings
Email marketing00 Ratings7.2232 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
-
Ratings
Insightly
7.8
365 Ratings
3% above category average
Task management00 Ratings8.5356 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management00 Ratings6.039 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings8.8302 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
-
Ratings
Insightly
8.0
326 Ratings
5% above category average
Forecasting00 Ratings7.092 Ratings
Pipeline visualization00 Ratings8.5304 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings8.4291 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
-
Ratings
Insightly
8.2
326 Ratings
8% above category average
Custom fields00 Ratings9.1325 Ratings
Custom objects00 Ratings8.786 Ratings
Scripting environment00 Ratings6.86 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings8.1166 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
-
Ratings
Insightly
8.0
278 Ratings
4% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.3248 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings7.8182 Ratings
Social CRM
Comparison of Social CRM features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
-
Ratings
Insightly
7.4
90 Ratings
2% above category average
Social data00 Ratings6.825 Ratings
Social engagement00 Ratings8.078 Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-party Software
Comparison of Integrations with 3rd-party Software features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
-
Ratings
Insightly
6.0
136 Ratings
18% below category average
Marketing automation00 Ratings6.8136 Ratings
Compensation management00 Ratings5.14 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
-
Ratings
Insightly
8.5
299 Ratings
12% above category average
Mobile access00 Ratings8.5299 Ratings
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ActiveCampaignInsightly
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Score 9.8 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
ActiveCampaignInsightly
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(676 ratings)
8.9
(398 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(25 ratings)
8.0
(31 ratings)
Usability
7.7
(38 ratings)
8.7
(134 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(5 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Performance
7.1
(5 ratings)
10.0
(23 ratings)
Support Rating
1.3
(41 ratings)
7.1
(33 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.3
(1 ratings)
9.2
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.7
(14 ratings)
6.6
(24 ratings)
Configurability
6.4
(4 ratings)
7.0
(16 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(9 ratings)
Product Scalability
1.4
(5 ratings)
10.0
(7 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
6.4
(4 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.2
(4 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveCampaignInsightly
Likelihood to Recommend
ActiveCampaign
ActiveCampaign is brilliant for small businesses wanting a secure, reliable and user friendly email capture software that filters users emails into the appropriate category/tags and have endless options when it comes to having different lead magnets and ways users may sign up. It's been super handy for my small business to send regular emails and be able to analyse the success rates and open rates of emails and the ability to resend them with a different subject line. It's made email marketing really easy peasy.
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Insightly, Inc.
Insightly is very well suited to track steps in a particular process. It is also very easy to connect contacts, organizations, requests, and projects. It is great for storing data in a way that is easily referenced. It is a helpful tool for facilitating team collaboration. The connectivity to our website forms is also very useful. It is less appropriate for tracking financials as far as invoicing and payments.
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Pros
ActiveCampaign
  • The graphic design is very good, especially fonts, colours and templates
  • Flexibility of design and functionality
  • Takes a little while to learn it, but generally user-friendly
  • Looks very professional but doesn't cost much to get started
  • There are masses of integrations for ActiveCampaign, and the ones I tried all worked well and didn't take long to figure out.
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Insightly, Inc.
  • Support>It feels like a partnership and support is a critical asset to consider when adopting new tools
  • Customization>The ability to customize with custom objects has allowed us to utilize Insightly in unique ways.
  • Customer Feedback>They very much are interested in soliciting client feedback when it comes to product planning.
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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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Insightly, Inc.
  • There are some minor glitches such as the screen freezing up. You can fix this by refreshing the page and it doesn't happen often but when it does, it does disrupt the flow.
  • Pulling a report from multiple objects is limited. You have a lot of options but there are some things you want to be able to pull in together and you can't.
  • Items such as Contacts and Organizations don't always link together.
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Likelihood to Renew
ActiveCampaign
I am committed at the moment. Rebuilding the automations I have would be a huge time drain. Plus the cost of learning a new system and the risk to deliverability of porting a 6,000 person list to a new platform. Also, AC offers everything I need ast a reasonable (but a little high) price. So, why not a 10? Because, early 2023, AC dropped a massive 2x price hike on long-term customers. They knew few would shift, so this feels like a cynical cash grab and left a bad taste, If they do something like this again, this camel will have a broken back.
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Insightly, Inc.
Insightly offers a great product; it's the right fit for our company at this time. We were, however, considering moving to Contactually due to their cost effective automation features. However, they lacked the project management capabilities of Insightly. As our company grows, we would love to stay with Insightly - and if they can nail the automation and add the ability to customize a little bit more, it would be the perfect solution for us. For a larger company with a more involved sales team, you might find the metrics/reporting to be a bit basic. Insightly offers great customer service even to free customers
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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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Insightly, Inc.
The reports are easy to customize and generate within seconds. The pipeline clearly shows what is going on with the order, so we don't have to waste time frequently checking in. The database helps us quickly look up a healthcare provider's NPI so we can add it to the order and verify eligibility for insurance.
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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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Insightly, Inc.
Knock on wood... I haven't had any difficulties with Insightly's availability to-date. I mostly use it on my desktop and infrequently access via my Android phone. No access issues.
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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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Insightly, Inc.
The interface is very user friendly and easy to navigate. Reports can quickly be made, including custom fields.The website response has always been quick to load and has never been unavailable when I have needed access. They listen to requests for additional or custom features, and they hold workshops frequently to assist new and experienced users.
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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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Insightly, Inc.
We have used Insightly for almost 2 years now. We have always been able to get in touch with support for a variety of reasons and they have never disappointed us. The support staff have always been very understanding. They have assisted with answers to our questions and have provided great tech support. We would highly recommend them.
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Online Training
ActiveCampaign
No answers on this topic
Insightly, Inc.
Insightly is a very useful tool, it has the essential capabilities that a company need. Easy to use and very intuitive, so, you don't need tutorial or extra documents. Navigation inside the platform is quite simple. You will be able to store your client's information, about your potential business opportunities, organize teams and users and, connect your emails
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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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Insightly, Inc.
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Alternatives Considered
ActiveCampaign
I moved to ActiveCampaign from Mailchimp. Admittedly, I was using the free version of Mailchimp, but I had numerous episodes of subscriber data NOT being added to Mailchimp, despite using API to integrate with my mailing list. Obviously, I couldn't pay for clicks and not capture subscriber data, so I had to find something else. ActiveCampaign has been 100% reliable in testing.
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Insightly, Inc.
Insightly has far more modern applications than GoldMine. It allows for more customizations. Our reports are nicer looking and it seems much more user friendly. Insightly also seems to be more than just sales focused. GoldMine seemed to really be geared more towards a sales staff. Insightly has more capabilities for our future needs as well
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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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Insightly, Inc.
(+) Being able to download my LinkedIn connections was a huge benefit. (+) I use the task function to stay on top of my follow-up activity which is another positive feature. (+) The sorting capabilities also help me pinpoint the contacts that I need to stay on top of. (-) When I add a new lead from an existing organization, I would like the organization's information to automatically populate the fields like address, website, description. I enter all that information manually. (-) My mass mailing experience has been tedious due to the email function being interrupted and crashing due to bad email addresses in some of my records. (-) Many of my leads do not have current email addresses. I wish Insightly offered a tool to help find email addresses. I spend too much time researching to find email addresses.
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Return on Investment
ActiveCampaign
  • I haven't monetized my list yet so no clear ROI but great from a list-building perspective
  • The software is not cheap so at times I feel like I may not be getting the most out of the product because I'm not using all of the features
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Insightly, Inc.
  • We started using Insightly to organize our company, and it's done just that and more which provides value that money cannot buy.
  • Insightly allows our sales team to stay on top of sales leads more so than doing so without it, which in turn creates more sales opportunities.
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ScreenShots

ActiveCampaign Screenshots

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Insightly Screenshots

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