ActiveDEMAND vs. Adobe Marketo Engage

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveDEMAND
Score 9.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
ActiveDEMAND is an integrated marketing automation platform that is designed to bring together online marketing tools into a single application. This platform focuses on helping both novice and expert marketers set up, manage and execute campaigns with a focus on measuring business results such as conversions and leads.
$3
Per Phone Number/mth
Adobe Marketo Engage
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Adobe Marketo Engage (acquired by Adobe in 2018) is a marketing automation platform whose basic features include email marketing, drip nurturing, landing pages, and lead scoring, but other editions offer additional advanced features. Typical customers are B2B firms with complex sales cycles.N/A
Pricing
ActiveDEMANDAdobe Marketo Engage
Editions & Modules
Call Tracking
$3
Per Phone Number/mth
Email Marketer
$7
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Small Business Marketer
$69
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Corporate Marketer
$199
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Agency Marketer
$799
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveDEMANDAdobe Marketo Engage
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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ActiveDEMANDAdobe Marketo Engage
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ActiveDEMANDAdobe Marketo Engage
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.5
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Adobe Marketo Engage
8.0
979 Ratings
4% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor9.22 Ratings7.5888 Ratings
Dynamic content9.62 Ratings7.6865 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content9.62 Ratings7.8843 Ratings
Landing pages9.02 Ratings8.0905 Ratings
A/B testing9.62 Ratings8.0891 Ratings
Mobile optimization9.62 Ratings7.7863 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting9.62 Ratings8.1947 Ratings
List management9.22 Ratings8.7944 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences9.62 Ratings9.0854 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.0
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Adobe Marketo Engage
8.7
947 Ratings
12% above category average
Lead nurturing automation9.62 Ratings8.8922 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading9.02 Ratings8.8897 Ratings
Data quality management8.62 Ratings8.6895 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks8.62 Ratings8.6850 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.4
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Adobe Marketo Engage
7.9
876 Ratings
4% above category average
Calendaring9.62 Ratings7.5708 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing9.22 Ratings8.3836 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
8.6
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Adobe Marketo Engage
7.4
545 Ratings
1% below category average
Social sharing and campaigns8.62 Ratings7.5536 Ratings
Social profile integration8.62 Ratings7.3375 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.2
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Adobe Marketo Engage
7.5
949 Ratings
0% above category average
Dashboards8.82 Ratings7.3891 Ratings
Standard reports9.22 Ratings7.7929 Ratings
Custom reports9.62 Ratings7.4884 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
2 Ratings
23% above category average
Adobe Marketo Engage
8.4
939 Ratings
10% above category average
API9.01 Ratings8.4807 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals9.01 Ratings8.5685 Ratings
Customizability9.62 Ratings7.8831 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com10.01 Ratings9.1808 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM10.01 Ratings8.6271 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM10.01 Ratings8.2173 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveDEMANDAdobe Marketo Engage
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(2 ratings)
8.5
(1129 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(146 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(98 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(25 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(30 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(89 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(12 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(29 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(37 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(6 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(9 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(10 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(7 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveDEMANDAdobe Marketo Engage
Likelihood to Recommend
JumpDEMAND Inc.
When choosing a marketing automation system, it is important to think of what exactly you want it to do. I think no matter what you are hoping to get out of a marketing automation platform, you can achieve it with ActiveDEMAND. It can be used for simple/basic marketing email sending and campaign execution or it can be used to develop a microsite, create sales and marketing kiosks, run multi-step campaigns, host protected assets or whatever you want to do with it. You can easily choose (or ignore) the modules and features to be as creative as you choose to be.
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Adobe
Adobe Marketo Engage is great for lead gen because of the out of box solutions. We import leads from Google, LinkedIn, Meta, Tradeshows, and web forms. It allows me to track leads from the moment they enter the system to the point where they become customers. I use it to score leads, segment them, and nurture them with targeted content. It's especially useful as a B2B organization.
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Pros
JumpDEMAND Inc.
  • Customer Service - this company EXCELS at customer service, always answering our questions and being helpful.
  • Innovative Ideas - they stay on top of the trends in marketing, offer ways for us to incorporate these items into our efforts.
  • Friendly staff - the staff at ActiveDEMAND are great to work with and are responsive to our needs.
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Adobe
  • Like I have said Marketo has been very helpful by helping us to connect us with our customers and keeps them coming back, hence saving time, effort and resources.
  • Let AI build predictive audience and segments easily.
  • Personalize experience with active listening and triggered content.
  • 24/7 responsive support and service team.
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Cons
JumpDEMAND Inc.
  • Reporting - Though the reporting is extensive and very very good... I sometimes miss a simplified view of email opens/clicks/link clicks etc.
  • Don't get me wrong, you can get to this data in ActiveDEMAND relatively easily, the default views through the campaign dashboard are just quite detailed (which some people would probably prefer) and I just don't think that we need that level of reporting on first glance. That being said, I do love the option to drill down and uncover the complex detailed data when i do want it (ActiveDEMAND is very good at this).
  • One element of reporting that I would also like would be an event registrant report showing all registered people (this part exists) and their responses on the registration form they completed to register for the event. (These things would be dietary restrictions, industry, customized responses to other event related questions).
  • I also wish the reports autorefreshed more frequently.
  • ICS Files - Right now there are work arounds for loading an ICS file (Calendar meeting invite file) that can be accessed in campaign assets. I just wish this was more native to the tool.
  • Archive Filing - Now, first of all, it is so amazing that ActiveDEMAND even has an archiving feature... I LOVE this. One small downside, however, is that the archiving cannot be organized using a folder structure or anything. I would like to be able to group my live events together, then group my webinars together etc.
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Adobe
  • Marketo's email editor is basic in comparison to other cheaper alternatives out there.
  • Marketo doesn't work as well in B2C scenarios as it does in B2B. One of the painpoints of this is it's difficult to showcase a selection of product recommendations based on purchase behaviour without a very time consuming workaround. It's manageable if you're only selling a handful of products, but it's inefficient when dealing with a large catalogue.
  • Marketo's form and landing page builder are also behind the times. Perhaps not as bad as the Salesforce Marketing Cloud platform, but for an enterprise company the product should be much better.
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Likelihood to Renew
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Adobe
We're likely to renew for several reasons:
  • Now that it's been implemented, I can't imagine not having marketing automation and the easy interface that Marketo provides to run our campaigns
  • Marketo's community and customer service is fantastic; I know that when I need help, I'll get it
  • Marketo continues to improve the product, so I know that I can expect it to be even more useful in the future
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Usability
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Adobe
In some aspects, the tool can feel quite clunky in parts. But with the rich feature set it has, it's understandable. There is a lot of room for improvement for the user interface. The system itself doesn't have a slick or modern feel, so the usability could feel nicer to use with these areas considered.
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Reliability and Availability
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Adobe
Marketo provides different way and abilities to connect. If you are having product support or unexplained errors you can get someone on Marketo support 24 hours a day. One of Marketo's greatest assets in my opinion however would be the community. Often times our company is just looking for case success stories from someone else. In the community you can search for problems you are currently facing and see others having the same issue and solutions for those issues. If not, you can pose a question to the whole community and champions of the product and others can chime in to provide suggestions to fix your needs. The community is truly a 24/7 place to get your answers quickly.
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Performance
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Adobe
There are times when it is slightly slow for us, where we sit on a screen waiting for it to load. This could be our internet since we have had the same issue occasionally with other systems, but it is enough to make you crazy.
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Support Rating
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Adobe
On multiple occasions we've had Marketo support (technical and license based) issues. Technical issues were minor and resolved within a day. License based issues (even things encouraged by Marketo for partners, like provisioning another license) took WEEKS. They actually took so long to respond that the client we were working with withdrew from the contract because they were no longer convinced Marketo was capable of supporting their business. As an agency trying to sell the software, you can only explain away so much before they just made us look silly.
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In-Person Training
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Adobe
Our account rep stopped out in Lincoln, NE to ensure we were properly set up and running. This was very much appreciated. I was very, very new at this point, so I can't comment very much on the extent of what was taught because I was still brand new to the company and the system
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Online Training
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Adobe
I had never used Marketo prior to taking this job so online training was my starting point. I was able to follow along, it was interesting and quickly and efficiently taught me what I needed to know without a lot of fluff. It was far from boring and really helped me get my hands dirty with Marketo.
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Implementation Rating
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Adobe
1. Have a content marketing plan to run in parallel with the marketing automation installation--you'll need a lot of content to make full use of Marketo's capabilities. 2. Work with sales (and ISRs) to define and document a workflow--build your Marketo installation around how you do business--not figure out how to apply your business to the tools 3. Spend time of data cleaning--both an initial project as well as a strategy for ongoing data management. We found some change manaement issues (no more appending ZZZ to the first name to identify contacts who have left the company, for example, or prohibiting the entry of "info@company.com" email addresses). 4. Find some champions in the sales and ISR teams. You'll have both fans and detractors--work with the fans to build some success stories
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Alternatives Considered
JumpDEMAND Inc.
Vertical Response wasn't a full marketing platform at the time when we used it, but it was clunky and the tech support wasn't easy to use. I like the one-on-one response we get from ActiveDemand and really being on a first name basis with the folks there
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Adobe
Prior to Marketo, we used SharpSpring. I will say that SharpSpring is more intuitive to use than Marketo, but it has much less functionality. If you have the time to really learn Marketo, it has much more to offer as well as many more options to customize the solution to your exact needs.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Adobe
The total cost is a little bit higher than we expected.
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Scalability
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Adobe
We look at scaleability in a few different ways. First, the speed while using Marketo has remained relatively the same as our database has grown. Though I would say Marketo is slow at times, it has not gotten slower over the last few years. If anything, it has improved, and they are working to improve it. Second, the amount of programs we have developed in Marketo has exponentially grown as well. Marketo has allowed us to drastically increase our output without having to drastically increase our headcount.
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Return on Investment
JumpDEMAND Inc.
  • Simplified email marketing and event management
  • Better tracking of leads
  • Better intelligence about which initiatives are working well and where future opportunities lie
  • Less reliant on IT department/third party to execute our online marketing
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Adobe
  • Generated a 35% higher return on investment (ROI) in demand generation in the company.
  • The focus on the accounts that presented a greater sales potential, allowed us to prioritize and reduce costs by 20 Million USD.
  • Being personal and optimized. reduced efforts towards a more personalized customer experience, in working hours by almost 100 h.
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ScreenShots

ActiveDEMAND Screenshots

Screenshot of Drag-and-drop workflow interface makes it easy to configure hundreds of campaignsScreenshot of Watch lead and campaign performance in real-time from dashboardsScreenshot of Manage your landing pages, email campaigns, social media posts and more all in one interface

Adobe Marketo Engage Screenshots

Screenshot of Marketo Lead Scoring - Marketo dynamically scores leads in real-time and can trigger a timely sales call based on website or other activity. Lead scores are integrated with a connected CRM.Screenshot of Marketo Moments - A mobile app designed to deliver timely, actionable insights.Screenshot of Simple or advanced workflows, built using drag-and-dropScreenshot of Lead nurturing can be performed without having to be a programmerScreenshot of Visualizations - display the revenue influence of each program and channelScreenshot of Marketo Sales Insight, which filters out the noise