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ActiveCampaign

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Email & Online Marketing

    8.5

    ActiveCampaign

    85%

    Zapier

    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%

    Zapier

    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%

    Zapier

    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%

    Zapier

    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%

    Zapier

    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%

    Zapier

    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

    Cloud Data Integration

    ActiveCampaign

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Zapier

    82%
    Zapier ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Pre-built connectors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    96 Ratings

    Connector modification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    84 Ratings

    Support for real-time and batch integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    85 Ratings

    Data quality services

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    65 Ratings

    Data security features

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    64 Ratings

    Monitoring console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    74 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Zapier is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    ActiveCampaign

    91%
    650 Ratings
    9.4

    Zapier

    94%
    103 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.8

    ActiveCampaign

    88%
    19 Ratings
    10.0

    Zapier

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.0

    ActiveCampaign

    80%
    35 Ratings
    10.0

    Zapier

    100%
    5 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1

    ActiveCampaign

    91%
    4 Ratings

    Zapier

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    6.4

    ActiveCampaign

    64%
    4 Ratings

    Zapier

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.0

    ActiveCampaign

    60%
    39 Ratings
    9.2

    Zapier

    92%
    18 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    7.3

    ActiveCampaign

    73%
    1 Rating

    Zapier

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.7

    ActiveCampaign

    87%
    10 Ratings

    Zapier

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configurability

    7.7

    ActiveCampaign

    77%
    3 Ratings

    Zapier

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    8.1

    ActiveCampaign

    81%
    3 Ratings

    Zapier

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.4

    ActiveCampaign

    84%
    4 Ratings

    Zapier

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    7.7

    ActiveCampaign

    77%
    3 Ratings

    Zapier

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    7.2

    ActiveCampaign

    72%
    3 Ratings

    Zapier

    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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    Zapier

    Zapier is perfect for simple integrations and setting up generally low-volume accounts that require very little configuration and maintenance. For a distributed structure where a client/outside party is responsible for billing, it’s easy to create an account, put them on a low-cost plan, configure a simple integration and teach them how to alter the setup. Its webhook-based setup is perfect for many simple use cases and there’s no reason to use a more complex or expensive solution.
    However, if you have integrations that are increasingly complex (involve parsing, multiple non-linear steps, the integration of non-native APIs), significant in overall volume/data or require additional features (time delays for API limits), Zapier likely isn’t your best choice. Other integration platforms offer higher levels of customization and capability, though they’re typically significantly more complex and expensive.
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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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    Zapier

    • Ease of use - multiple people in the organization can set up and run Zaps per their specific use cases without much training.
    • Connectivity - Zapier is able to connect to multiple applications we use on a regular basis.
    • Functionality - Zapier provides embedded functionality within the app itself (email, data conversion), but also appropriate triggers and actions for apps it connects to.
    • Versatile - Zapier can execute complicated and simple tasks and thus has many use cases.
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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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    Zapier

    • Being able to turn off one leg of a Zap without having to delete it or turn the whole Zap off
    • Not all fields populate when using certain aspects of Salesforce, but that could be an SF issue
    • Communication when support is actually needed basically doesn't happen
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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

    Zapier

    Starting Price

    $24.99 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Zapier editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Starter$24.991
    Professional$61.252
    Team$373.753
    Company$748.754

    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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    Zapier

    Zapier is now very much an integral part of our business and we could not operate without it!
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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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    Zapier

    Zapier is very user-friendly. They walk you through each step of the zap-building process in an orderly and easy to understand way. Each step of the zap is tested before moving onto the next step. For simple zaps, you can have them up and running within minutes. For more complicated zaps, it may take some experimentation, but Zapier is there to help you troubleshoot.
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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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    Zapier

    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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    Zapier

    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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    Zapier

    Before we purchased Zapier, I contacted support and asked them if Zapier could support my intended workflow (this is actually a selection on their support form - awesome). Within 2 hours, I was contacted by a support team member who seemed sure it would work, but granted me premium access for 2 weeks to try it out for myself. Sure enough, it did! Ever since then, support has replied rapidly to any problems I have experienced and answered my questions within a few sentences.
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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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    Zapier

    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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    Zapier

    • Zapier is a much more mature platform with much more software that you can integrate into and they add to their portfolio every month
    • Zapier has more functions for each software they connect
    • Zapier has their own services that are very useful
    • They have so many existing work flows that you can easily add
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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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    Zapier

    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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    Zapier

    • It saves us hours of time every week being able to connect services automatically.
    • It enables automations to happen that would not otherwise be possible at all.
    • It allows us to choose other software for specific purposes without the limitations of only the built-in connectivity.
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