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3 Ratings

ActiveCampaign

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Feature Set Ratings

    Email & Online Marketing

    8.5

    ActiveCampaign

    85%

    PlanPlus

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

    WYSIWYG email editor

    7.9
    79%
    561 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic content

    8.3
    83%
    500 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ability to test dynamic content

    8.3
    83%
    452 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Landing pages

    7.4
    74%
    324 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    A/B testing

    8.6
    86%
    365 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile optimization

    8.6
    86%
    509 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email deliverability reporting

    9.3
    93%
    654 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    List management

    9.0
    90%
    630 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Triggered drip sequences

    9.1
    91%
    556 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Lead Management

    8.7

    ActiveCampaign

    87%

    PlanPlus

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

    Lead nurturing

    9.0
    90%
    476 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Lead scoring and grading

    8.6
    86%
    347 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data quality management

    8.7
    87%
    390 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automated sales alerts and tasks

    8.7
    87%
    344 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Campaign Management

    8.5

    ActiveCampaign

    85%

    PlanPlus

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

    Calendaring

    8.4
    84%
    283 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Event/webinar marketing

    8.6
    86%
    275 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social Media Marketing

    8.8

    ActiveCampaign

    88%

    PlanPlus

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

    Social sharing and campaigns

    8.9
    89%
    246 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social profile integration

    8.6
    86%
    242 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    8.6

    ActiveCampaign

    86%

    PlanPlus

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

    Dashboards

    8.6
    86%
    578 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Standard reports

    8.8
    88%
    565 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom reports

    8.4
    84%
    363 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    8.7

    ActiveCampaign

    87%

    PlanPlus

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 7/7 features

    API

    9.2
    92%
    379 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Role-based workflow & approvals

    8.6
    86%
    257 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizability

    8.9
    89%
    402 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with Salesforce.com

    8.7
    87%
    85 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    8.9
    89%
    55 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with SugarCRM

    8.8
    88%
    51 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Third-party software integrations

    7.7
    77%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    PlanPlus

    86%
    PlanPlus Online ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Customer data management / contact management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Workflow management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Territory management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings

    Opportunity management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Contract management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings

    Quote & order management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    2 Ratings

    Interaction tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Channel / partner relationship management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Customer Service & Support

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    PlanPlus

    90%
    PlanPlus Online ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Case management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Call center management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Help desk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Marketing Automation

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    10.0

    PlanPlus

    100%
    PlanPlus Online ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Lead management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Email marketing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    CRM Project Management

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.7

    PlanPlus

    97%
    PlanPlus Online ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Task management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Billing and invoicing management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    CRM Reporting & Analytics

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.7

    PlanPlus

    97%
    PlanPlus Online ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Pipeline visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Customization

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    PlanPlus

    85%
    PlanPlus Online ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Custom fields

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Custom objects

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Scripting environment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    API for custom integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Security

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    PlanPlus

    70%
    PlanPlus Online ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Social CRM

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    PlanPlus

    80%
    PlanPlus Online ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Social data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Social engagement

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Integrations with 3rd-party Software

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.5

    PlanPlus

    95%
    PlanPlus Online ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Marketing automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Compensation management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Platform

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    PlanPlus

    80%
    PlanPlus Online ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Mobile access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • PlanPlus Online is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • ActiveCampaign and PlanPlus Online are tied in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    ActiveCampaign

    91%
    650 Ratings
    10.0

    PlanPlus

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.8

    ActiveCampaign

    88%
    19 Ratings

    PlanPlus

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    ActiveCampaign

    80%
    35 Ratings
    8.0

    PlanPlus

    80%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    9.1

    ActiveCampaign

    91%
    4 Ratings

    PlanPlus

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    6.4

    ActiveCampaign

    64%
    4 Ratings

    PlanPlus

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.0

    ActiveCampaign

    60%
    39 Ratings
    10.0

    PlanPlus

    100%
    1 Rating

    In-Person Training

    7.3

    ActiveCampaign

    73%
    1 Rating

    PlanPlus

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.7

    ActiveCampaign

    87%
    10 Ratings

    PlanPlus

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configurability

    7.7

    ActiveCampaign

    77%
    3 Ratings

    PlanPlus

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    8.1

    ActiveCampaign

    81%
    3 Ratings

    PlanPlus

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.4

    ActiveCampaign

    84%
    4 Ratings

    PlanPlus

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    7.7

    ActiveCampaign

    77%
    3 Ratings

    PlanPlus

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    7.2

    ActiveCampaign

    72%
    3 Ratings

    PlanPlus

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    ActiveCampaign

    I think ActiveCampaign is very useful for setting up newsletters, forms, and automated responses that are nicely branded, with good functionality. It's also useful if you are starting small and want something both inexpensive to get started but also very scaleable as you grow. Do use the double security because I got a lot of spam through forms, even with a captcha.
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    PlanPlusOnline

    I would recommend this for businesses that have the time to invest in doing things the right way. Garbage in equals garbage out. If you can get over the somewhat steep learning curve and adopting their process this product would be a good fit. If you are short on time (and maybe cash) you may want to look for a simpler and less expensive solution.
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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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    PlanPlusOnline

    • Weekly and Monthly Planner is very productive.
    • Task Delegation and Pipeline Tracker are easy to use and efficient.
    • Goal Planning helped us as well to identify our chances.
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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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    PlanPlusOnline

    • When it came time to move on due to larger issues the friendliness was not there from the account reps. We did not leave due to them, but due to our growth and need for more.
    • The inability to make personalized the labels for our insurance terms.
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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

    PlanPlus

    Starting Price

    $34.99 Per User per Month

    Editions & Modules

    PlanPlus editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    PlanPlus Online Planner Edition$69.991
    PlanPlus Online Professional Edition$34.992
    PlanPlus Online Business Edition$199.993

    Footnotes

    1. Per/Year
    2. Per User per Month
    3. per 5 users/per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional $1,500

    Additional Details

    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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    PlanPlusOnline

    No answers on this topic

    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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    PlanPlusOnline

    It's great once you get the hang of it. I feel like it could be cleaned up a little. Some elements could be moved around or hidden. Overall it's a solid UI
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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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    PlanPlusOnline

    No answers on this topic

    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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    PlanPlusOnline

    No answers on this topic

    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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    PlanPlusOnline

    There are some cases where we just need something simple to get the job done. In our case, we needed a solution with a lot features for our complex setup. A lot of CRMs fell short. PlanPlus Online didn't. They had everything we needed. We didn't have to rely on multiple disparate solutions, and it was within our budget.
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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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    PlanPlusOnline

    No answers on this topic

    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.
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    PlanPlusOnline

    PlanPlus Online is much nicer than Salesforce and also much faster.
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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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    PlanPlusOnline

    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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    PlanPlusOnline

    • Better lead management
    • Increased lead efficiencies with drip programs
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