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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign is especially good for businesses that would like to connect their online store with their email marketing platform to maximize returns. What sets ActiveCampaign apart from all other email platforms is its ability to lead potential buyers through automated flows. If you are just looking to deliver your monthly newsletters ActiveCampaign is likely too much power, and price for what you need. But if you want the most customizable experience for your customers and potential customers then ActiveCampaign truly stands alone as the best available platform.
Tim Weatherall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sailthru

Sailthru is well suited for any company that is working with a large email subscriber list and needs to send campaigns on a daily basis. It is probably less appropriate for anyone with a small list, or an e-commerce brand. I think there are better ESPs out there for e-commerce brands.
Hayley Squire | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.4
Sailthru
8.4
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
8.1
Sailthru
2.1
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
8.5
Sailthru
9.0
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
8.0
Sailthru
9.0
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
7.1
Sailthru
7.0
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
8.7
Sailthru
9.9
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
8.2
Sailthru
9.9
Email deliverability reporting
ActiveCampaign
8.9
Sailthru
10.0
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.8
Sailthru
9.9
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.1
Sailthru
8.9

Lead Management

ActiveCampaign
8.5
Sailthru
Lead nurturing
ActiveCampaign
8.8
Sailthru
Lead scoring and grading
ActiveCampaign
8.4
Sailthru
Data quality management
ActiveCampaign
8.2
Sailthru
Automated sales alerts and tasks
ActiveCampaign
8.6
Sailthru

Campaign Management

ActiveCampaign
7.9
Sailthru
Calendaring
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Sailthru
Event/webinar marketing
ActiveCampaign
8.1
Sailthru

Social Media Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.3
Sailthru
Social sharing and campaigns
ActiveCampaign
8.4
Sailthru
Social profile integration
ActiveCampaign
8.1
Sailthru

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
8.5
Sailthru
7.3
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
8.5
Sailthru
9.9
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
8.6
Sailthru
9.9
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Sailthru
2.1

Platform & Infrastructure

ActiveCampaign
8.7
Sailthru
API
ActiveCampaign
8.7
Sailthru
Role-based workflow & approvals
ActiveCampaign
8.4
Sailthru
Customizability
ActiveCampaign
8.6
Sailthru
Integration with Salesforce.com
ActiveCampaign
8.6
Sailthru
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
ActiveCampaign
8.9
Sailthru
Integration with SugarCRM
ActiveCampaign
8.8
Sailthru

Pros

ActiveCampaign

  • The automation triggers and workflow commands available are impressive. Very robust, it's so robust I don't know what's capable of doing since I stick to foundational triggers
  • The tagging system and segmentation approach is convenient since one can create segments from different places
  • I was relatively simple to navigate around the platform. (finding where are the lists, campaigns, automations.
  • I liked the quick ability to search for specific contacts based on status and tags.
Juan R. Arroyo Yap | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sailthru

  • Personalized content based on user behavior and content consumption.
  • Campaign workflow is very simple and allows for a large number of campaigns to be set up and managed in a short period of time.
  • Sailthru has a great customer service team. Our account support with Sailthru was top-notch and is a testament to the culture there at the company.
  • Sailthru focuses on email marketing. With all of the other "cloud" solutions out there trying to be everything to everyone, they lose focus on the importance of sending the email. This is where Sailthru shines.
George DiGuido | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveCampaign

  • With the high level of customization, can be complex or overwhelming for some new users
  • Would like the ability to add some features a la carte instead of having to upgrade
  • Some reports can feel a little limited and the ability to create custom reports and charts/graphs would be nice
Kim McCumber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sailthru

  • Giving more practical examples of technical setups, sometimes the only way to understand it is to see it.
  • Can't filter lists by date created or date modified, particularly needed when tracking down a specific list or looking to remove older lists.
  • Can't set up automated data dumps to an email address, has to be sent via API.
Jake Bodmer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.1
Based on 17 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

Sailthru

Sailthru 10.0
Based on 8 answers
The biggest factor is that even after two months of trying to go through their credit processes and getting the right consideration for the real damages we had with the tool not being able to send campaigns for days, their sales staff is still not willing to work with us on it, making us do the switch away from them right now. We got extremely disappointed by trying to work with them through those issues.
Tobias Walter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.1
Based on 33 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

Sailthru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.1
Based on 5 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

Sailthru

No score
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Performance

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.6
Based on 5 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

Sailthru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 6.7
Based on 38 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

Sailthru

Sailthru 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Their account management / sales staff doesn't seem to be taking the problems you experience very seriously - it took us 3 months and nudge emails to them every 2 weeks to ask for status updates (plus 6 different conversations with different people) to get a (very small credit) for a major issue, which in two months prohibited us from sending campaign emails for 2-3 days at a time.
Tobias Walter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.5
Based on 11 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

Sailthru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ActiveCampaign

MC was great but was too expensive and limited in scope for unlimited send caps. AWeber has a good email builder but at that time didn't have webhooks, making it difficult to use to meet our needs. ActiveCampaign solved both of these problems by giving us unlimited sends and providing a robust API to manage our registration process and offer our members a way to update their details in real-time.
Lee McIntosh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sailthru

Sailthru is much more robust and evolved than MailChimp. That's not to say that MailChimp wasn't a great platform for us, as it dramatically helped our business grow and it's a great resource that I'd recommend to any start-up. However, Sailthru offers a different ideology more centered around automated emails and working smarter over creating batch-and-blast emails. Sailthru also is much easier to analyze than anything associated with Mandrill
Justin Adler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.8
Based on 4 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

Sailthru

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

Sailthru

  • Sailthru allows us to see how well an ad in a newsletter has done by day and week -- allowing us to gift insight for our clients on their ads that ran that week.
  • Sailthru only gives you clicks and touch rates, where as other platforms go deeper and give you insight on hover rates and interaction time with our ads featured.
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

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

Sailthru

General

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

Sailthru Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign
9.0
Sailthru
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign
9.1
Sailthru
10.0

Usability

ActiveCampaign
8.1
Sailthru

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign
9.1
Sailthru

Performance

ActiveCampaign
8.6
Sailthru

Support Rating

ActiveCampaign
6.7
Sailthru
1.0

In-Person Training

ActiveCampaign
7.3
Sailthru

Implementation Rating

ActiveCampaign
8.5
Sailthru

Scalability

ActiveCampaign
8.8
Sailthru

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