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Feature Set Ratings

    Email & Online Marketing

    8.4

    ActiveCampaign

    84%

    Kissmetrics

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 9/9 features

    WYSIWYG email editor

    7.9
    79%
    558 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic content

    8.2
    82%
    495 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ability to test dynamic content

    8.1
    81%
    449 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Landing pages

    7.4
    74%
    320 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    A/B testing

    8.6
    86%
    362 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile optimization

    8.4
    84%
    506 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email deliverability reporting

    9.2
    92%
    650 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    List management

    8.9
    89%
    625 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Triggered drip sequences

    9.1
    91%
    552 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Lead Management

    8.6

    ActiveCampaign

    86%

    Kissmetrics

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

    Lead nurturing

    8.8
    88%
    472 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Lead scoring and grading

    8.4
    84%
    345 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data quality management

    8.5
    85%
    387 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automated sales alerts and tasks

    8.5
    85%
    342 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Campaign Management

    8.4

    ActiveCampaign

    84%

    Kissmetrics

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

    Calendaring

    8.3
    83%
    279 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Event/webinar marketing

    8.5
    85%
    271 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social Media Marketing

    8.6

    ActiveCampaign

    86%

    Kissmetrics

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

    Social sharing and campaigns

    8.7
    87%
    244 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social profile integration

    8.4
    84%
    240 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    8.6

    ActiveCampaign

    86%

    Kissmetrics

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    8.6
    86%
    574 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Standard reports

    8.8
    88%
    561 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom reports

    8.4
    84%
    362 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    8.8

    ActiveCampaign

    88%

    Kissmetrics

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 6/6 features

    API

    9.1
    91%
    376 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Role-based workflow & approvals

    8.3
    83%
    255 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizability

    8.7
    87%
    397 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with Salesforce.com

    8.8
    88%
    84 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    9.0
    90%
    54 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with SugarCRM

    8.8
    88%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • ActiveCampaign is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Implementation Rating
    • Kissmetrics is rated higher in 3 areas: Performance, Support Rating, In-Person Training

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    ActiveCampaign

    90%
    645 Ratings
    8.8

    Kissmetrics

    88%
    48 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.8

    ActiveCampaign

    88%
    19 Ratings
    7.4

    Kissmetrics

    74%
    27 Ratings

    Usability

    8.2

    ActiveCampaign

    82%
    34 Ratings
    7.1

    Kissmetrics

    71%
    6 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1

    ActiveCampaign

    91%
    4 Ratings
    8.3

    Kissmetrics

    83%
    12 Ratings

    Performance

    6.7

    ActiveCampaign

    67%
    4 Ratings
    8.5

    Kissmetrics

    85%
    12 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.0

    ActiveCampaign

    60%
    38 Ratings
    9.0

    Kissmetrics

    90%
    18 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    7.3

    ActiveCampaign

    73%
    1 Rating
    9.1

    Kissmetrics

    91%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    ActiveCampaign

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Kissmetrics

    86%
    3 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.7

    ActiveCampaign

    87%
    10 Ratings
    7.3

    Kissmetrics

    73%
    14 Ratings

    Configurability

    7.7

    ActiveCampaign

    77%
    3 Ratings

    Kissmetrics

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    8.1

    ActiveCampaign

    81%
    3 Ratings

    Kissmetrics

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.5

    ActiveCampaign

    85%
    4 Ratings

    Kissmetrics

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    7.7

    ActiveCampaign

    77%
    3 Ratings

    Kissmetrics

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    7.3

    ActiveCampaign

    73%
    3 Ratings

    Kissmetrics

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    ActiveCampaign

    ActiveCampaign is great for anyone who wants loads of flexibility for building automations. They really excel at allowing you do build any automation you want.
    However, because it's slightly more expensive than some other options for email marketing, if you're sending general newsletters or don't need complicated automations, you could go for a cheaper alternative.
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    Kissmetrics

    [Kissmetrics is well suited for the] abandon cart scenario to re-engage users on the purchase journey. Engaging users to personalized content using the visit metrics derived from the data captured at each digital touch points. [Implementing] website campaign and journey orchestration is easy. You get visitor profile to segment upon using different visit metrics and action.
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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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    Kissmetrics

    • The more events you track and properties you send along, the more you can see how specific users use your product/service. The user based timeline gives you a perfect start point to get in touch with users, because you can see where they get stuck.
    • Tracking your traffic sources and how they influence conversions is awesome. You can get a perfect view of how much a traffic source contributes to revenue.
    • Funnel reports give you more insights into micro and macro conversion steps and give you actionable data to work with.
    • Customer support!
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    Cons

    ActiveCampaign

    • I use the ecommerce feature for email template design and there's been a bug where I can't change the colours of the shopping block to match a theme. Which is annoying in of itself and is actually quite critical but beyond that it would be nice if they could either fix it quickly or keep me up to date on the progress of the fix.
    • It could be a little bit easier to find pricing online.
    • Support isn't online at all times of the day, which is understandable but definitely would be a nice thing to have.
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    Kissmetrics

    • Installing.... yes this is also a negative. While you can install and have the program running in minutes, if you use Unbounce, the form tracking process is quite complicated!
    • Updates... I feel like the product updates have slowed a lot lately. Thankfully, the product functionality is so amazing that it hasn't impeded the use of it. However, it is still disappointing to see less frequent software updates.
    • Occasionally clunky UI... there are a few reports that are really easy to mess up and leave you scratching your head on why it isn't showing you any data.
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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

    Kissmetrics

    Starting Price

    $150 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Kissmetrics editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Growth5001
    Power8502
    EnterpriseCustom3

    Footnotes

    1. Monthly Tracked People
    2. Monthly Tracked People
    3. Monthly Tracked People

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional $1,500

    Additional Details

    What are Monthly Tracked People? Monthly Tracked People are unique visitors that engage in an Event on your website or with your product, that gets tracked by you in Kissmetrics. Monthly Tracked People can be anonymous or identified.

    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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    Kissmetrics

    Price sensitivity and the different choices that now exist in the Analytics industry. I think it makes sense for us sometime this year to rethink our analytics strategy to see how we may leverage the best of GA (which has included lots of new features and updates the past years_, Kiss and other tools as need be
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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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    Kissmetrics

    Right after login, you'll get to a dashboard which shows you a quick view on how your business is doing across the events you are tracking. There is no need to dig deeper than that unless you want to, in which case it's very easy to do so just by clicking on the metric on which you want more information. The interface is very intuitive.
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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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    Kissmetrics

    The application was very rarely down; during the period we used the application, I can think of only two or three occasions in which the site was down. Notably, at no time was the the performance of our own site compromised as a result.
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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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    Kissmetrics

    Speed improved dramatically as the service matured. Early iterations of the publicly-released application would occasionally provide slow processing of results, but those delays became much rarer occurrences during the last year that we used KISSmetrics. One of the more impressive views (which started out feeling more like a toy) is the live view of visits. Knowing that you could see, in real time, what events a user triggered, was gratifying and instructive.
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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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    Kissmetrics

    Our front-line product support person (Mika) is great. She is responsive and great to work with.

    However, the data accuracy issue described earlier is the reason for the low score here. This issue was escalated from front-line to support to level 2 technical support and then it disappeared into a black hole. Escalations, in general, do not go well. We get no response for days, or I have to chase things down. This is not acceptable. Marketing metrics are critically important to me and I need answers quickly. I cannot afford to wait around for days / weeks for a response.

    Just to be clear, these comments only apply to escalated support issues.
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    In-Person Training

    ActiveCampaign

    No answers on this topic

    Kissmetrics

    Again, we were fortunate to work with KISSmetrics as they built their application, but Hiten, their CEO and founder, was incredibly helpful to me personally, and to our metrics-driven business as a whole, as we adopted their tool.
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    Online Training

    ActiveCampaign

    No answers on this topic

    Kissmetrics

    I loved this aspect of the product. It wasn't just that the documentation and online tutorials are great - which they are - the on-boarding process though was really stellar. Once you have set everything up, you get a welcome message followed by a step-by-step guide to get you started that is built right into the product interface. For example, the UI asks you to first do X, and then copy this code snippet and send it to your developer who will know what to do with it. When you come back after the first interaction with the product, it continues the process by explaining right in the UI how to track events etc. This kind of step-by-step approach is incredibly efficient. Although there are various forms of supporting documentation (PDFs videos etc) to support every step, you don't really need them. This approach means that you are up and running very quickly with virtually no training time or documentation consultation. Highly efficient process.
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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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    Kissmetrics

    In order to build trackability down to revenue, there was quite a lot of work to integrate Kissmetrics with our software and internal process. We had to build the hooks so that Kissmetrics could call back into our software and billing system, etc.. However, we didn't need additional expertise to do this. Once you understand the API, and you own systems, making it work is not too difficult. We did not require an outside consultant or anything like that
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    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.
    Read full review

    Kissmetrics

    Kissmetrics is a next-level step up for people who are used to getting their tracking and reporting from Google Analytics or Shopify's CMS. While HubSpot arguably has a better user interface, Kissmetrics certainly has the power and usability necessary to track important conversion data and help you make better marketing decisions.
    Read full review

    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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    Kissmetrics

    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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    Kissmetrics

    • Unfortunately for this client (small business) the cost of Kissmetrics was just too prohibitive. But it's obvious that for a larger company that can afford it, the data would be invaluable to gain more insight in how to gain more active users and orders for a funnel.
    • The data provided really increases an understanding of how best to provide the right experience for the users...happy users equals increase in ROI.
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