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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

LeadSquared

Leadsquared is well suited for small to medium-sized enterprises where the team is small and you have a lot of areas to explore.Every team can have their suites/ accounts customised accordingly. I am not sure if I can compare it for bigger enterprises but I feel this best of best to get your work done more efficiently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.5
LeadSquared
8.1
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
8.1
LeadSquared
8.1
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
8.6
LeadSquared
8.1
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
8.1
LeadSquared
8.5
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
7.2
LeadSquared
6.5
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
8.7
LeadSquared
8.1
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
8.4
LeadSquared
8.1
Email deliverability reporting
ActiveCampaign
9.0
LeadSquared
8.2
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.9
LeadSquared
8.1
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.3
LeadSquared
9.3

Lead Management

ActiveCampaign
8.5
LeadSquared
8.8
Lead nurturing
ActiveCampaign
8.8
LeadSquared
10.0
Lead scoring and grading
ActiveCampaign
8.3
LeadSquared
10.0
Data quality management
ActiveCampaign
8.4
LeadSquared
5.1
Automated sales alerts and tasks
ActiveCampaign
8.6
LeadSquared
10.0

Campaign Management

ActiveCampaign
8.3
LeadSquared
5.3
Calendaring
ActiveCampaign
8.0
LeadSquared
2.1
Event/webinar marketing
ActiveCampaign
8.6
LeadSquared
8.5

Social Media Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.6
LeadSquared
8.0
Social sharing and campaigns
ActiveCampaign
8.7
LeadSquared
8.1
Social profile integration
ActiveCampaign
8.5
LeadSquared
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
8.6
LeadSquared
10.0
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
8.7
LeadSquared
9.9
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
8.7
LeadSquared
10.0
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
8.5
LeadSquared
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

ActiveCampaign
8.8
LeadSquared
8.7
API
ActiveCampaign
9.0
LeadSquared
9.6
Role-based workflow & approvals
ActiveCampaign
8.5
LeadSquared
7.9
Customizability
ActiveCampaign
8.7
LeadSquared
9.0
Integration with Salesforce.com
ActiveCampaign
8.8
LeadSquared
8.5
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
ActiveCampaign
8.9
LeadSquared
8.7
Integration with SugarCRM
ActiveCampaign
8.8
LeadSquared
8.6

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

LeadSquared

  • LeadSquared is doing a great job in providing a detailed dashboard of all the campaigns and these dashboards are very informative and easy to understand, like open rate, bounce rate, click rate, etc.
  • LeadSquared is great when it comes to 100% inbox delivery rate and I can say that this is one of the best features in it.
  • LeadSquared's user interface is very easy to understand and easy to use as well.
Asif Ismail | 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

LeadSquared

  • Some basic requirements for BFSI were not part of the initial product offered to us. We had to wait for some time to get it included in the product and had to work around with stop gap solutions.
  • Reports section can be better with more customization related to industry and direct link to data view.
Sanju Mathew George | 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

LeadSquared

LeadSquared 8.8
Based on 9 answers
It is an excellent value for money solution and is fulfilling all our needs quite efficiently. They keep working on the product and each month sees an update allowing for a bug free experience and faster incorporation of newer tools. I see no reason why I would not like to renew the subscription for this fabulous product.
Suneet Singh Kochar | 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

LeadSquared

LeadSquared 9.2
Based on 3 answers
Having talked about all other things in detail in my previous responses, this question I feel is redundant but then I will highlight the points again- Easy to Use- Flexible- Robust System- Ever-evolving- Support & Service- Integrations with third party tools & technologies- LMS- Data Management & Reports- Landing Page Options
Aniruddh Rathore | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

LeadSquared

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

LeadSquared

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

LeadSquared

LeadSquared 9.6
Based on 6 answers
Great to work with and also Easy to work withDo not just listen to the problem but provide upfront solutionsAlways available and are ready to support on holidaysConsiderate of user's knowledge and always ready to explain the smallest / dumbest doubt a user can askAlways available to help with the internal tasks as well like creating automations, drip creations etc
Aniruddh Rathore | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

LeadSquared

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

LeadSquared

I looked closely at Infusionsoft. While the nurturing/decision tree tool of Infusionsoft was far more sophisticated, the many negative reviews of Infusionsoft lead me to look elsewhere. Leadsquared had very positive reviews and aggressive pricing. It has less features, but the features they have were the ones I wanted to focus on.
Anonymous | 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

LeadSquared

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

LeadSquared

  • Leads Management has become very easy.
  • Automated Lead Nurturing helps reduce a lot of manual work.
  • A lot of our time goes into creating custom reports. Making the reporting feature more flexible and robust will help in saving a lot of time and energy.
Navdeep Trivedi | 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

LeadSquared

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$100

LeadSquared Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic-Marketing Automation$1501
Standard-Marketing Automation$4002
Enterprise-Marketing Automation$1,2003
Lite - Sales +Mobile CRM$154
Pro - Sales +Mobile CRM$304
  1. per month (5,000 contacts)
  2. per month (25,000 contacts)
  3. per month (100,000 contacts)
  4. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign
9.1
LeadSquared
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign
9.0
LeadSquared
8.8

Usability

ActiveCampaign
8.2
LeadSquared
9.2

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign
9.1
LeadSquared

Performance

ActiveCampaign
8.6
LeadSquared

Support Rating

ActiveCampaign
6.5
LeadSquared
9.6

In-Person Training

ActiveCampaign
7.3
LeadSquared

Implementation Rating

ActiveCampaign
8.5
LeadSquared

Scalability

ActiveCampaign
8.8
LeadSquared

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