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14 Ratings

ActiveCampaign

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Lead Management, Platform & Infrastructure
  • Vbout ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Email & Online Marketing, Campaign Management, Social Media Marketing, Reporting & Analytics

Email & Online Marketing

8.5

ActiveCampaign

85%
9.0

Vbout

90%
Vbout ranks higher in 7/9 features

WYSIWYG email editor

7.9
79%
561 Ratings
8.4
84%
2 Ratings

Dynamic content

8.3
83%
500 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Ability to test dynamic content

8.3
83%
452 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Landing pages

7.4
74%
324 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

A/B testing

8.6
86%
365 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Mobile optimization

8.6
86%
509 Ratings
5.8
58%
2 Ratings

Email deliverability reporting

9.3
93%
654 Ratings
9.5
95%
4 Ratings

List management

9.0
90%
630 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Triggered drip sequences

9.1
91%
556 Ratings
8.4
84%
2 Ratings

Lead Management

8.7

ActiveCampaign

87%
8.4

Vbout

84%
ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 2/4 features

Lead nurturing

9.0
90%
476 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Lead scoring and grading

8.6
86%
347 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Data quality management

8.7
87%
390 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Automated sales alerts and tasks

8.7
87%
344 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Campaign Management

8.5

ActiveCampaign

85%
10.0

Vbout

100%
ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 1/2 features

Calendaring

8.4
84%
283 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Event/webinar marketing

8.6
86%
275 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social Media Marketing

8.8

ActiveCampaign

88%
9.7

Vbout

97%
Vbout ranks higher in 2/2 features

Social sharing and campaigns

8.9
89%
246 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Social profile integration

8.6
86%
242 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.6

ActiveCampaign

86%
9.5

Vbout

95%
Vbout ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

8.6
86%
578 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Standard reports

8.8
88%
565 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Custom reports

8.4
84%
363 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

8.7

ActiveCampaign

87%
8.6

Vbout

86%
ActiveCampaign ranks higher in 6/7 features

API

9.2
92%
379 Ratings
8.4
84%
2 Ratings

Role-based workflow & approvals

8.6
86%
257 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customizability

8.9
89%
402 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Integration with Salesforce.com

8.7
87%
85 Ratings
8.4
84%
2 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

Attribute Ratings

  • Vbout is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

ActiveCampaign

91%
650 Ratings
9.5

Vbout

95%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.8

ActiveCampaign

88%
19 Ratings
10.0

Vbout

100%
1 Rating

Usability

8.0

ActiveCampaign

80%
35 Ratings

Vbout

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.1

ActiveCampaign

91%
4 Ratings

Vbout

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

6.4

ActiveCampaign

64%
4 Ratings

Vbout

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.0

ActiveCampaign

60%
39 Ratings

Vbout

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

7.3

ActiveCampaign

73%
1 Rating

Vbout

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.7

ActiveCampaign

87%
10 Ratings

Vbout

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

7.7

ActiveCampaign

77%
3 Ratings

Vbout

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.1

ActiveCampaign

81%
3 Ratings

Vbout

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.4

ActiveCampaign

84%
4 Ratings

Vbout

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

7.7

ActiveCampaign

77%
3 Ratings

Vbout

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

7.2

ActiveCampaign

72%
3 Ratings

Vbout

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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Vbout.com

To Automate your social media presence by bulk scheduling content. Create multiple drip email marketing campaigns to support different marketing promotion initiatives. Visualize your marketing funnel. Learn what is your best referral traffic source per each initiative (for example, I learned that Quora was bringing us highly qualified leads). Create lead scores and start qualifying your prospects. Create multiple landing pages to promote your product to different audiences.
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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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Vbout.com

  • Panel statistics integrating data from all features in Vbout so you have a 360 degree understanding of your marketing execution
  • Landing pages very easy to build with beautiful format
  • Contact profiling based on demographic and interactions
  • Managing landings and webhooks with powerful CTA based on visitor behaviour
  • Extensive roadmap with exciting features to come
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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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Vbout.com

  • Lead generation form styling for users with a limited knowledge of Java.
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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

Vbout

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Vbout editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    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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    Vbout.com

    The better relation quality / features / pricing in the market
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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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    Vbout.com

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Vbout.com

    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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    Vbout.com

    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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    Vbout.com

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Vbout.com

    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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    Vbout.com

    It's VERY easy to use - drag & drop interface, not bulky. Excellent live chat & a phone customer support! Much cheaper than its competitors. Multifunctional (and has more functions and applications within than Marketo) Lots of templates ready to use. Very straightforward with tips popping up when needed. Creating drip campaigns has never been easier. Social media bulk upload (very useful!)
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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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    Vbout.com

    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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    Vbout.com

    • Great effort to design first journeys. Later knowledge increases and you can make a lot of tests and changes in your process very quickly
    • Very efficient, dynamic CTAs helping us to generate messages based on customer interest
    • Some concepts of filtering are difficult to understand on Vbout's Journey bulider, so we had to make a lot effort to get our conditions on Journey's processes
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