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Score 8.7 out of 100

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

SendPulse

SendPulse is great if you want to connect with your list on a more personal basis, and making sure that your email reaches your subscriber when it is best for him/her. You can also use the SMS function (though I haven't used it yet). Let's say you have clients and want to send a message to them automatically on their birthday, SendPulse allows you to do that. It allows you to add in specific fields that are relevant to you, in order to customise your messaging as much as you want and need.
Audrey Sourroubille Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.5
SendPulse
8.5
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
8.1
SendPulse
9.0
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
8.6
SendPulse
8.6
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
8.1
SendPulse
8.0
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
7.2
SendPulse
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
8.7
SendPulse
8.0
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
8.4
SendPulse
9.0
Email deliverability reporting
ActiveCampaign
9.0
SendPulse
9.1
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.9
SendPulse
8.1
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.3
SendPulse
8.0

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

ActiveCampaign
8.3
SendPulse
Calendaring
ActiveCampaign
8.0
SendPulse
Event/webinar marketing
ActiveCampaign
8.6
SendPulse

Social Media Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.6
SendPulse
Social sharing and campaigns
ActiveCampaign
8.7
SendPulse
Social profile integration
ActiveCampaign
8.5
SendPulse

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
8.6
SendPulse
8.7
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
8.7
SendPulse
9.0
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
8.7
SendPulse
8.9
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
8.5
SendPulse
8.4

Platform & Infrastructure

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

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

SendPulse

  • One of the best features of this software is its user interface. I found it very intuitive.
  • It has sms feature also which is a great add-on to this software.
  • It has live chat support feature. And I find it very helpful when i find any technical problem.
Anonymous | 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

SendPulse

  • In the email editor they should include text separator. I can not put any separator between two lines in the same box. And sometimes the unavailabilty of this feature make my e-mails slightly less attractive.
  • They should include image editor in Drag & Drop Edition option so that users can edit their images there itself.
  • Campaign approvals take long time.
Anonymous | 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

SendPulse

SendPulse 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Because I love how easy and intuitive SendPulse is.
Audrey Sourroubille Arnold | 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

SendPulse

SendPulse 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I find that overall SendPulse is very intuitive to use and the support is there to help you out in case you don't find how to do what you wish to do. The drag and drop functionalities make it easy to create the newsletters you want. Every field is explained and small tutorials are included to show you how to create a new template, newsletter, etc. which makes it very easy to use.
Audrey Sourroubille Arnold | 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

SendPulse

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

SendPulse

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

SendPulse

SendPulse 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Every time I contacted the support team with a question or a problem, they were very fast in replying and helping me out solve it. Usually latest within 10 minutes I would receive a first answer, and the problem would get solved on the same day.
Audrey Sourroubille Arnold | 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

SendPulse

SendPulse 8.2
Based on 1 answer
When implementing SendPulse, it is a good idea to have a transition phase where you still use both systems, in case anything goes wrong.
Audrey Sourroubille Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SendPulse

Its integration with sms facility and Viber makes it different from others.To be very honest I use all three facilities depending upon the content which i need to communicate to my subscribers. I use SendPulse more frequently because of its richness. And it delivers good results for my organisation as well.
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

SendPulse

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

SendPulse

  • Tapping NRI clients with this software helps me in generating good revenue in last financial year.
  • I grow my NRI database by 60 in last year. And this software played a major role in doing so.
  • It made brand building very easy among my clients.
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

SendPulse

General

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

SendPulse Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Pricing starts from $9 a month and depends on the number of messages you send.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign
9.1
SendPulse
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign
9.0
SendPulse
9.1

Usability

ActiveCampaign
8.2
SendPulse
8.2

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign
9.1
SendPulse

Performance

ActiveCampaign
8.6
SendPulse

Support Rating

ActiveCampaign
6.5
SendPulse
9.1

In-Person Training

ActiveCampaign
7.3
SendPulse

Implementation Rating

ActiveCampaign
8.5
SendPulse
8.2

Scalability

ActiveCampaign
8.8
SendPulse

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