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Zoho Campaigns

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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

Zoho Campaigns

It is well suited in scenarios:
  1. Well-defined static list with proper info.
  2. Not building email templates from scratch
  3. Litmus testing involved
  4. Easy to use simple automation journeys involved
Not well-suited scenarios:
  1. Complex Customer journeys
  2. Dynamic content involved
  3. Integration with other products other than the ZOHO suite
  4. Testing API limits
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.4
Zoho Campaigns
7.7
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
8.1
Zoho Campaigns
7.3
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
8.5
Zoho Campaigns
7.1
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
8.0
Zoho Campaigns
7.3
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
7.1
Zoho Campaigns
7.9
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
8.7
Zoho Campaigns
8.1
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
8.2
Zoho Campaigns
7.3
Email deliverability reporting
ActiveCampaign
8.9
Zoho Campaigns
7.7
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.8
Zoho Campaigns
8.3
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.1
Zoho Campaigns
7.9

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

ActiveCampaign
7.9
Zoho Campaigns
Calendaring
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Zoho Campaigns
Event/webinar marketing
ActiveCampaign
8.1
Zoho Campaigns

Social Media Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.3
Zoho Campaigns
Social sharing and campaigns
ActiveCampaign
8.4
Zoho Campaigns
Social profile integration
ActiveCampaign
8.1
Zoho Campaigns

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
8.5
Zoho Campaigns
7.2
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
8.5
Zoho Campaigns
7.5
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
8.6
Zoho Campaigns
7.6
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Zoho Campaigns
6.6

Platform & Infrastructure

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

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

Zoho Campaigns

  • The best thing about this software is its integration with G-suite.
  • It's user interface is so easy that any user can learn it quickly. And it is very easy to operate.
  • It helps users to engage subscribers via various social media platforms.
  • It allows users to compare various email campaigns.
Anonymous | 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

Zoho Campaigns

  • Zoho should start by throwing this tool in the trash and then recreate it from scratch. There are so many flaws I would be here all year trying to list them all. Start by the fact that creating templates is an absolute nightmare. You'll find over and over again that something that should be easily executed can't be done. It is NOT a plug and play program. Everything is trial and error.
  • The reporting SUCKS bad. It gives you basics, but if you want any real insights... I have to export all my data into my own spreadsheets to compare results from multiple campaigns.
  • Customer service is B.A.D. You'll spend HOURS upon HOURS with a tech support team that knows less than you. The only time anything gets accomplished is when you work with a programmer. BUT, you'll seriously waste 1-2 hours explaining a problem to someone who is only taking notes. You'll get so frustrated when they try to show you how they think it works and you respond with... "I know how this works because I have used it for a year - the problem is that it stopped working the way it always did before. They will argue with you. You will respond accordingly. They will close tickets without resolution. Speaking of tickets, you'll never get one. They say they will take care of it and a week later you will follow-up and no one will have any idea what is going on. You'll start from scratch and be even more frustrated. You will learn to "fix" it on your own or deal with it, broken.
  • After two years, I'm still not sure if my emails even make it to an inbox. When asked, you'll be told that you need to write better subject lines. I call bull****. Don't rely on this product to deliver your email. And don't question Zoho, as it will always be your fault.
  • You can't use this tool to send to ANY group email addresses. You can't even override the system. I have a lot of clients that use info@xxx.com or sales@xxx.com, etc. and I have to send them personal emails since this will not allow them to be sent. They say it is to protect them from getting blacklisted. I call bull**** again.
  • The templates offered by the system are crap - unless you only send holiday emails. Not a large selection of just generic templates. You'll be pulling your hair out trying to use their builder to create your own. In the end, you'll end up sending emails with nothing "pretty" about them.
Jason Ensign | 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

Zoho Campaigns

Zoho Campaigns 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because I am a single user organization and the subscription is free for up to 3 users.
Stacy Venditto | 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

Zoho Campaigns

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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

Zoho Campaigns

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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

Zoho Campaigns

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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

Zoho Campaigns

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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

Zoho Campaigns

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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

Zoho Campaigns

Zoho Campaigns is not for beginners to email marketing, but it’s an excellent choice for those who want to send out a lot of emails with few restrictions and great reporting. It’s a no-brainer if you’re already a Zoho user, as Campaigns is included in Zoho One subscriptions and integrates nicely with other Zoho apps.
Alyssa Storm | 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

Zoho Campaigns

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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

Zoho Campaigns

  • It allows us to communicate with all our customers or lists together or individually, and to track how successful our campaigns are.
  • Customer Service is a target area of why we use Zoho Campaigns, and it meets our needs greatly.
  • To date we have not really measured the ROI or impact that Zoho Campaigns has on our marketing efforts but with this product it certainly has the means to do such.
Jon Porreca | 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

Zoho Campaigns

General

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

Zoho Campaigns Editions & Modules

Edition
0-250 Contacts$3.001
0251-500 Contacts$5.001
501-1,000 Contacts$9.001
  1. Per Month
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign
9.0
Zoho Campaigns
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign
9.1
Zoho Campaigns
10.0

Usability

ActiveCampaign
8.1
Zoho Campaigns

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign
9.1
Zoho Campaigns

Performance

ActiveCampaign
8.6
Zoho Campaigns

Support Rating

ActiveCampaign
6.7
Zoho Campaigns

In-Person Training

ActiveCampaign
7.3
Zoho Campaigns

Implementation Rating

ActiveCampaign
8.5
Zoho Campaigns

Scalability

ActiveCampaign
8.8
Zoho Campaigns

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