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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

Oncontact

Oncontact is an excellent software/service, and it covers a tremendous breadth of usage scenarios. The customization means that customers can adapt it as they see fit. About the only place where I don't see it as a great fit is in minimal implementations. A lot is going on, and using it for small tasks isn't the best use of the software.
Michael Palecek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

ActiveCampaign
7.9
Oncontact
Calendaring
ActiveCampaign
7.1
Oncontact
Event/webinar marketing
ActiveCampaign
8.7
Oncontact

Social Media Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.2
Oncontact
Social sharing and campaigns
ActiveCampaign
8.8
Oncontact
Social profile integration
ActiveCampaign
7.6
Oncontact

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
7.8
Oncontact
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
7.9
Oncontact
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
7.8
Oncontact
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Oncontact

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Sales Force Automation

ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
5.2
Customer data management / contact management
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
5.0
Workflow management
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
4.5
Territory management
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
5.0
Opportunity management
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
5.5
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
9.0
Contract management
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
4.0
Quote & order management
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
4.0
Interaction tracking
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
4.5
Channel / partner relationship management
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
5.0

Customer Service & Support

ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
3.7
Case management
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
5.5
Call center management
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
4.5
Help desk management
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
1.0

Marketing Automation

ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
8.5
Lead management
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
8.0
Email marketing
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
9.0

CRM Project Management

ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
9.0
Task management
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
9.0
Reporting
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
9.0

CRM Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
8.7
Forecasting
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
9.0
Pipeline visualization
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
8.0
Customizable reports
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
9.0

Customization

ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
5.0
Custom fields
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
4.5
Custom objects
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
4.5
Scripting environment
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
4.0
API for custom integration
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
7.0

Security

ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
10.0
Single sign-on capability
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
10.0
Role-based user permissions
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
10.0

Social CRM

ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
7.0
Social data
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
7.0
Social engagement
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
7.0

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
7.0
Marketing automation
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
7.0

Platform

ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
8.0
Mobile access
ActiveCampaign
Oncontact
8.0

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

Oncontact

  • Company Name
  • Contacts
Deb Crosby | 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

Oncontact

  • Customization could be easier. Just about anything is possible, but the learning curve is steep.
  • More focus on mass loading
Michael Palecek | 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

Oncontact

Oncontact 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The company has been using Oncontact for some time now. Many of the business processes require the use of a CRM software package. It helps solve some pretty serious problems, and overall the cost is very justified. Also, the developer is very good at keeping it up to date and introducing new functionality.
Michael Palecek | 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

Oncontact

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Oncontact

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

Oncontact

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

Oncontact

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Oncontact

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

Oncontact

  • Oncontact provided many, but not all of the features of Salesforce.com. However, the complexity and cost involved in Salesforce.com was an overriding factor for us to use Oncontact. Not just the initial and licensing fee, but it seemed that just about everything we wanted to do involved consultants or more work or licensing. Oncontact was easier to implement out of the box, even when we did need to make customizations.
  • We looked at Microsoft 365 Business, and while it was comparable in price for the initial cost, the integration with our other software systems was not built-in, so we did not pursue it very much.
Michael Palecek | 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

Oncontact

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

Oncontact

  • Don't know, I only use occasionally
Deb Crosby | 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

Oncontact

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign
9.1
Oncontact
5.0

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign
9.1
Oncontact
10.0

Usability

ActiveCampaign
8.2
Oncontact

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign
9.4
Oncontact

Performance

ActiveCampaign
8.1
Oncontact

Support Rating

ActiveCampaign
8.9
Oncontact

Implementation Rating

ActiveCampaign
7.4
Oncontact

Scalability

ActiveCampaign
9.4
Oncontact

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