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Score 8.9 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampain is a full-featured enterprise-level email system, with integrations for any number of automations with any length of sequencing. Due to the depth of features and abilities, it isn't a lightweight email platform that can be learned in a weekend. If you just need to send out a monthly or weekly email blast to all of your contacts, this isn't the system for you. However, if you need to be able to tag and segment each and every one of your contacts—no matter how many—based on interests, page visits to your website, buying history, and interests in your emails while being able to create personalized, highly segmented emails to educate and inspire more visits and loyalty while increasing amount and frequency of purchases, then this should be in your final list for review and testing.
Stephen Scott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

It could work well as a service desk ticketing system. It is great at building out and managing a specific workflow. Using the workflow Jira can be used to manage any number of development type projects. This allows you to be strict on the steps being followed in development while turning over the management of that process to the developers. That allows for fewer hands-on project management and allows for more of an Agile approach where you focus on impediments and removing roadblocks. It's also a great tool for managers to be able to see everything that is going on without reading through hundreds of emails. Additionally, managers can quickly dive into issues and see the full history of what has gone on with a particular ticket.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.3
Jira Service Desk
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
8.1
Jira Service Desk
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Jira Service Desk
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.9
Jira Service Desk
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
7.1
Jira Service Desk
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
8.5
Jira Service Desk
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
8.2
Jira Service Desk
Email deliverability reporting
ActiveCampaign
8.8
Jira Service Desk
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.6
Jira Service Desk
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.4
Jira Service Desk

Lead Management

ActiveCampaign
7.8
Jira Service Desk
Lead nurturing
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Jira Service Desk
Lead scoring and grading
ActiveCampaign
7.8
Jira Service Desk
Data quality management
ActiveCampaign
7.2
Jira Service Desk
Automated sales alerts and tasks
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Jira Service Desk

Campaign Management

ActiveCampaign
7.9
Jira Service Desk
Calendaring
ActiveCampaign
7.1
Jira Service Desk
Event/webinar marketing
ActiveCampaign
8.7
Jira Service Desk

Social Media Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.2
Jira Service Desk
Social sharing and campaigns
ActiveCampaign
8.8
Jira Service Desk
Social profile integration
ActiveCampaign
7.6
Jira Service Desk

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
7.8
Jira Service Desk
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
7.9
Jira Service Desk
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
7.8
Jira Service Desk
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Jira Service Desk

Platform & Infrastructure

ActiveCampaign
8.2
Jira Service Desk
API
ActiveCampaign
8.8
Jira Service Desk
Role-based workflow & approvals
ActiveCampaign
7.9
Jira Service Desk
Customizability
ActiveCampaign
7.9
Jira Service Desk
Integration with Salesforce.com
ActiveCampaign
8.1
Jira Service Desk
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Jira Service Desk
Integration with SugarCRM
ActiveCampaign
8.2
Jira Service Desk

Incident and problem management

ActiveCampaign
Jira Service Desk
8.9
Organize and prioritize service tickets
ActiveCampaign
Jira Service Desk
8.9
Expert directory
ActiveCampaign
Jira Service Desk
9.0
Service restoration
ActiveCampaign
Jira Service Desk
9.5
Self-service tools
ActiveCampaign
Jira Service Desk
8.3
Subscription-based notifications
ActiveCampaign
Jira Service Desk
10.0
ITSM collaboration and documentation
ActiveCampaign
Jira Service Desk
8.2
ITSM reports and dashboards
ActiveCampaign
Jira Service Desk
8.4

ITSM asset management

ActiveCampaign
Jira Service Desk
10.0
Configuration mangement
ActiveCampaign
Jira Service Desk
10.0
Asset management dashboard
ActiveCampaign
Jira Service Desk
10.0
Policy and contract enforcement
ActiveCampaign
Jira Service Desk
10.0

Change management

ActiveCampaign
Jira Service Desk
7.6
Change requests repository
ActiveCampaign
Jira Service Desk
8.0
Change calendar
ActiveCampaign
Jira Service Desk
6.5
Service-level management
ActiveCampaign
Jira Service Desk
8.3

Pros

ActiveCampaign

  • Email automation - Automated email marketing to potential customers, follow up with existing customers, and automated messaging to outside parties.
  • Flow building - This software allows companies to build simple or complicated sequences in a visual builder so that you can see exactly where people are in the sequence of messages.
  • CRM - Customer relationship data. Maintaining data points across a user journey (tagging a UTM source, current activity. If you have someone - and want to know where they are in the journey, there's a way to find that data and label a profile with that).
  • Integrations - ActiveCampaign integrates with almost everything. Seamlessly. You can trigger behaviors in other apps through Zapier, or import data from other software you use. It's a very easy experience to integrate with others.
  • Customer support - Every team member I've encountered has been exceptionally helpful. They are probably the bar for customer support in the tech industry, to be honest.
  • Email systems for the long-haul (and for sequences and emails that are expected to bring in a lot of $$$). Email marketing should be 30-50% of revenue for most businesses. It's THE platform that we recommend for coaches and other businesses to help them earn 6 & 7 figures from email. You can track A LOT of data through this software as a platform, which makes it a great candidate for businesses who want to grow and visualize where their customers are in the overall purchase process, as well as maintaining them as multiple purchases customers.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

  • Highly configurable Notification Scheme, allowing free customization on who receives notifications and when
  • Ability to add extra features through the highly diverse Atlassian Marketplace.
  • Simple and highly customizable ticket interface. The Software can be almost completely branded in every aspect to represent your organization.
  • Integration with Jira Software allows support tickets to be moved into other Log Term projects as necessary.
Gary Smolyak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveCampaign

  • ActiveCampaign is so powerful and so versatile that it can sometimes be a challenge to use. There are certainly plenty of online resources available to help you get up to speed, but there are times when the process can seem a little overwhelming. I got a lot of help by attending a "Study Hall" in-person classroom session that was sponsored by the company. Chris Davis was the instructor; he did an amazing job of clarifying priorities and procedures for getting the most out of ActiveCampaign. After going to that session my productivity with ActiveCampaign increased enormously, but in retrospect, I felt like I should have been able to get that kind of expert guidance with the software much earlier, instead of using ActiveCampaign at far less than its maximum capability for several years before feeling like I was really getting my feet on the ground.
  • There doesn't seem to be a way to create or accommodate multiple email addresses for a single contact in the system. When people get into the system with multiple email addresses, they show up as multiple contacts. This can create problems with proper list segmentation; it should be easy enough to resolve this problem, but it's a nagging headache whenever it pops up.
Tim Bost | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

  • Some of the built-in functions and workflows are surprisingly limited given the fact that you can customize a lot with JQL. These limited areas do not allow you to use JQL. For instance, the built-in notifications are lacking. They have one that is great-- "notify on critical ticket creation"-- EXCEPT that it does not allow you to notify a group or anything, only individual users.
  • The ticket interface is a little odd for agents. Changing the status is not a simple drop down from unassigned to open to in progress to pending, etc. There are a couple of tabs ("investigate", "pending", "workflow") where you can change the status in different ways. Maybe I am just not used to this way of doing it, but I feel like it could be simplified.
  • It can get complicated deleting/changing some of the out-of-the-box fields and rules, because you never know what will break workflows or other automated/built-in features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.1
Based on 8 answers
I've tried over half a dozen email autoresponders and ActiveCampaign is by far my favorite. The ability to send emails is the backbone of my business. The "cheap" email marketing tools designed for the mass market are not powerful or intuitive to set up and also don't have the best deliverability. And the "expensive" ones are usually super confusing to use.
Ben Marcoux Roofing Lead Generation Expert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

Jira Service Desk 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I give it this rating because one has to be a creator or a master of tool before he renews it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.2
Based on 6 answers
It's a lovely clean interface and easy to customize! It can sometimes be a little slow in that some elements require multiple clicks (eg: selecting an email to edit as part of an automation) but overall it's quick and easy.
Arlene Caffrey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

Jira Service Desk 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I gave JIRA a score of 9 since I am happy with the service it offers. I can easily see the SLA since it gives me visibility. I can pull up the reports I need. I can reach out to our clients using the PR ticket so it is hassle-free for me.
Mhatet Ramos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.4
Based on 2 answers
I've never had ActiveCampaign down for maintenance. I'm sure they update things, but they always seem to manage to stay live. Also, I've had very few errors, if any. None come to mind. This might be to due to the fact I focus on building things as simply as possible, but I also believe it's due to the quality of the software.
Ben Marcoux Roofing Lead Generation Expert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.1
Based on 2 answers
ActiveCampaign works seamlessly with the other tools I use. It integrates directly with most. And if no direct integration is available, there is almost always one you can make using Zapier. I've yet to run into a technical error that prevented me from doing something I wanted to be able to do.
Ben Marcoux Roofing Lead Generation Expert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.9
Based on 8 answers
There are a few different ways to get support:
  • Chatbox in the lower corner. This is tech support, and they can answer a slew of different questions on demand (during service hours).
  • 1:1 support calls - 30 minutes of 1:1 call with a team member to address your needs
  • Rep - You can have calls and emails into your rep.
Every person I've come in contact with really goes above and beyond to answer questions, and provide support for your needs. The owners of the company must have really invested in this part of their business, because it's the bar that all other companies should be evaluated by (personal opinion). One minor caveat - Our client does have a rep, and there was a misunderstanding (we were held accountable for information we didn't know, so there could still be some growth with expectation setting & understanding their company user journey), but the reason why they didn't set our expectations was because they were trying to support our needs (providing answers to questions). My understanding is that the company is working and growing in this area, and we've had many instances where a team member worked past hours or over and above to help us.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

Jira Service Desk 8.6
Based on 27 answers
Atlassian support is pretty thin and transactional - when we have issues, we know we're just putting our issue in the hopper and hoping it gets looked at. Most support seems to happen in another time zone, so it's typical for us to log an issue with their support team and not hear back until somewhere in the middle of the night.
Glenn Burnside | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 7.4
Based on 3 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

Jira Service Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign strikes the right balance of simplicity versus power. Unlike heavyweights such as AWeber, ActiveCampaign is a breeze to use. However, at the other side of the spectrum other easy to use tools like MailChimp are severely lacking in their ability to integrate automations with your website's business logic. Based on hitting the sweet spot, I can clearly recommend ActiveCampaign over it's competitors to most website businesses.
Ben Gelsey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

Before JIRA, I used Basecamp to track all projects. We did not have a "ticketing system", but Basecamp served to track any open issues that we needed to be worked on. This was not very effective as Basecamp is not made for this purpose. Switching over to JIRA has been a much better experience. Tickets are not lost, there is accountability across the team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.4
Based on 2 answers
I've tried several of the email services available today. ActiveCampaign makes it easy and fast to get set up. And they have some of the best email deliverability available today as well. That's really important when it comes to email marketing, because winding up in spam or promotion folders makes your email marketing efforts and uphill battle.
Ben Marcoux Roofing Lead Generation Expert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

ActiveCampaign

  • The fortune is in the follow through, and ActiveCampaign makes the follow through easier. Drip campaigns and triggers strengthen granular follow up opportunities.
  • The granular messaging options coupled with attractive pricing have made this our go to service for businesses who need more automation features, but are just getting started in the space.
Nicholas De Salvo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jira Service Desk

  • We would not be very organized as a software company without using JIRA and it would in turn reflect negatively across the entire studio and the products that we release.
  • Almost everyone in our company uses JIRA in one way or another from developers to testers to marketing and every team in between.
  • The only time I have witnessed that JIRA has a negative effect on our objectives is if they suffer a major failure on their part and JIRA is not accessable or usable for a length of time. Thankfully in over 3 years of using JIRA this has only occurred a handful of times.
Anonymous | 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

Additional Pricing Details

Jira Service Desk

General

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

Jira Service Desk Editions & Modules

Edition
Small Teams$101
Growing teams$202
Large teamsDiscount3
  1. per agent for up to 3 agents
  2. per agent per month for 4-15 agents
  3. per agent for 16+ agents
Additional Pricing Details
View the pricing calculator for 16+ agents here: https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/service-desk/pricing/upcoming#pricing-calculator

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign
9.1
Jira Service Desk
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign
9.1
Jira Service Desk
10.0

Usability

ActiveCampaign
8.2
Jira Service Desk
9.5

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign
9.4
Jira Service Desk

Performance

ActiveCampaign
8.1
Jira Service Desk

Support Rating

ActiveCampaign
8.9
Jira Service Desk
8.6

Implementation Rating

ActiveCampaign
7.4
Jira Service Desk

Scalability

ActiveCampaign
9.4
Jira Service Desk

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