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Feature Set Ratings

  • SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 1 feature set: Reporting & Analytics

Email & Online Marketing

8.4

ActiveCampaign

84%

SAP Business ByDesign

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

WYSIWYG email editor

7.9
79%
559 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Dynamic content

8.2
82%
497 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ability to test dynamic content

8.1
81%
451 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Landing pages

7.4
74%
322 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

A/B testing

8.6
86%
363 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile optimization

8.4
84%
507 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email deliverability reporting

9.2
92%
652 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

List management

8.9
89%
627 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Triggered drip sequences

9.1
91%
554 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Lead Management

8.6

ActiveCampaign

86%

SAP Business ByDesign

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

Lead nurturing

8.8
88%
474 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Lead scoring and grading

8.4
84%
346 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Data quality management

8.5
85%
389 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Automated sales alerts and tasks

8.5
85%
343 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Campaign Management

8.4

ActiveCampaign

84%

SAP Business ByDesign

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

Calendaring

8.3
83%
281 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Event/webinar marketing

8.5
85%
274 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social Media Marketing

8.6

ActiveCampaign

86%

SAP Business ByDesign

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

Social sharing and campaigns

8.7
87%
246 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social profile integration

8.4
84%
242 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.6

ActiveCampaign

86%
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

8.6
86%
576 Ratings
8.8
88%
5 Ratings

Standard reports

8.8
88%
563 Ratings
9.2
92%
5 Ratings

Custom reports

8.4
84%
363 Ratings
9.6
96%
5 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

8.8

ActiveCampaign

88%

SAP Business ByDesign

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%
256 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customizability

8.7
87%
398 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with Salesforce.com

8.8
88%
85 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

9.0
90%
55 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with SugarCRM

8.8
88%
51 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

ActiveCampaign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

SAP Business ByDesign

84%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 4/4 features

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Customization

ActiveCampaign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
5 Ratings

Security

ActiveCampaign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.3

SAP Business ByDesign

93%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
5 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ActiveCampaign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.7

SAP Business ByDesign

87%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
3 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
2 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

ActiveCampaign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.1

SAP Business ByDesign

91%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Manufacturing module

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Order Management

ActiveCampaign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

SAP Business ByDesign

85%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Order entry

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

ActiveCampaign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 13/13 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Financial Management

ActiveCampaign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Embedded Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Planning Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Execution Management

ActiveCampaign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

SAP Business ByDesign

83%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 7/7 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Real-Time Project Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Grants Management

ActiveCampaign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

SAP Business ByDesign

100%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 3/3 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Procurement

ActiveCampaign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 6/6 features

Sourcing Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Bids Analyzed and Compared

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Invoice Automated Matching

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Spend Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Supplier Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Logistics

ActiveCampaign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 2/2 features

Inventory Visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Warehouse Workforce Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing

ActiveCampaign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Production Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Configuration Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Work Definition

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Work Execution

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Supply Chain

ActiveCampaign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.6

SAP Business ByDesign

86%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Inventory Planning

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • ActiveCampaign is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Implementation Rating
  • SAP Business ByDesign is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

ActiveCampaign

90%
647 Ratings
9.6

SAP Business ByDesign

96%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.8

ActiveCampaign

88%
19 Ratings
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
3 Ratings

Usability

8.2

ActiveCampaign

82%
34 Ratings
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
1 Rating

Availability

9.1

ActiveCampaign

91%
4 Ratings

SAP Business ByDesign

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

6.7

ActiveCampaign

67%
4 Ratings

SAP Business ByDesign

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.0

ActiveCampaign

60%
38 Ratings
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
2 Ratings

In-Person Training

7.3

ActiveCampaign

73%
1 Rating

SAP Business ByDesign

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.7

ActiveCampaign

87%
10 Ratings
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
2 Ratings

Configurability

7.7

ActiveCampaign

77%
3 Ratings

SAP Business ByDesign

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.1

ActiveCampaign

81%
3 Ratings

SAP Business ByDesign

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.5

ActiveCampaign

85%
4 Ratings

SAP Business ByDesign

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

7.7

ActiveCampaign

77%
3 Ratings

SAP Business ByDesign

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

7.3

ActiveCampaign

73%
3 Ratings

SAP Business ByDesign

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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SAP

Do you plan on going public at some point? If so, this may not be the best solution for you
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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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SAP

  • I like the ease of use and the implementation methodology.
  • With SAP Business ByDesign you can integrate other systems with Web Services, and data technology to get information easy and fast.
  • SAP Business ByDesign includes an Analytics Module to create new reports in regards to your needs.
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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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SAP

  • Time off request could be better. Right now, there is no option for sick time
  • It crashes often
  • Customization could be better
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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

SAP Business ByDesign

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

SAP Business ByDesign editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    SAP Business ByDesign is available for a monthly software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription, based on a base package, user types, and number of users.

    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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    SAP

    SAP BYD work centers are consistent and easy to navigate once you understand one work center. The document flow tab that is in each window allows one to see all related transactions. Document flow is important because one is able to see the flow of transactions and can therefore reverse transactions by following the document flow in reverse. It is possible to group items in each overview screen to see what items are open. The system is working as hoped.
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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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    SAP

    Because SAP Business ByDesign allows us to improve our work, reduce the operational steps, implement audit controls, allows us found standard reports or it allows us to create new ones if you need more than the exists are enough for your work or your needs. Overall, SAP Business ByDesign allows us to standardize our operations, enhance our work, improve our skills, work over a web environment or mobile interface.
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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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    SAP

    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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    SAP

    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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    SAP

    The Business ByDesign support is stablished since you contract the service with SAP. SAP resolves according to the service level agreement. Currently, we continue with the service and we are using the support channels available. We are receiving the support. The SAP support gets an incident and after that, they contact us to resolve the incident, if necessary, they set the meeting to understand it or we explain the incident
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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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    SAP

    I recommend implementing all workshops during the ERP selection that you need to know very well about the ERP software. It allows us to gather information to accurate the plan of the project implementation. Additionally, we must reach the high-level commitment to achieve the main goals, to define the RACI matrix and communicate to all project stakeholders.
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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.
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    SAP

    ByDesign stacks up well against the competition. Companies that do multiple things are usually the best fit (manufacturing, distribution, and service). The more 'modules' used, the fewer competitors will be able to meet the company's needs. It is not inexpensive, but if the needs of the company have the complexity from either a global perspective and need localizations and foreign currency, or a volume perspective and need resources greater than what can be easily housed on-premise, ByDesign should be a top consideration.
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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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    SAP

    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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    SAP

    • Positive - Access to the real-time reporting allowing for faster decision making especially when fixed price projects are heading into an over budget position.
    • Positive - Complex KPI can now be tracked and as a consequence intensive plans can be made to capitalise on this level of reporting. Staff also have clear visibility over their own performance.
    • Negative - We are a bit on the small side at 30 employees for a ByD solution so it was relatively expensive for us. It would be a much better value preposition above 50 employees.
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