ActiveDEMAND vs. Sales Engine International

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
Sales Engine International
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Sales Engine International is a new company resulting from the merger of Manticore and Sales Engine in 2012. The product has email marketing and landing page functionality with strong template libraries. The product provides connectors to both Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Salesforce.com. Primary customers are SMBs.N/A
Pricing
ActiveDEMANDSales Engine International
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
ActiveDEMANDSales Engine International
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ActiveDEMANDSales Engine International
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ActiveDEMANDSales Engine International
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.5
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Sales Engine International
2.3
1 Ratings
109% below category average
WYSIWYG email editor9.22 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Dynamic content9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Landing pages9.02 Ratings4.01 Ratings
A/B testing9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting9.62 Ratings1.01 Ratings
List management9.22 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.0
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Sales Engine International
2.3
1 Ratings
108% below category average
Lead nurturing automation9.62 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading9.02 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Data quality management8.62 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks8.62 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.4
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Sales Engine International
1.0
1 Ratings
154% below category average
Calendaring9.62 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing9.22 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
8.6
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Sales Engine International
1.0
1 Ratings
153% below category average
Social sharing and campaigns8.62 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Social profile integration8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.2
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Sales Engine International
1.0
1 Ratings
153% below category average
Dashboards8.82 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Standard reports9.22 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Custom reports9.62 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
ActiveDEMAND
9.6
2 Ratings
23% above category average
Sales Engine International
1.5
1 Ratings
134% below category average
API9.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals9.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Customizability9.62 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM10.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveDEMANDSales Engine International
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(2 ratings)
3.1
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveDEMANDSales Engine International
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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Sales Engine Media
We used the Manticore Marketing Automation solution for almost/just over 2 years, and initially, it was a great solution. Everything just seemed to work. When Manticore Technology, Inc. and Sales Engine International merged on May 31st of 2012, the overall product quality began to decline. As browsers and other programs (like our CRM environment) went through updates and new releases, Manticore just didn't keep up. Parts of the program became incompatible with certain browsers, forcing us to change where and how we logged into the back-end of the system. It was a silly workaround, but not the end of the world. When we learned that other client-facing portions didn't work with certain browsers, we brought it to their attention, and were told that we needed to find some way to work with it, and that the changes to the system were not possible. We ended up having to change our 200+ landing pages/forms, and could no longer have the State/Province field as a required field for registrations. That is just one example of our experience, and there have been others that are just as troublesome.
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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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Sales Engine Media
  • Awesome integration with CRM/SFDC.
  • Support is US-based, free with subscription, and very helpful.
  • Best workflow capability (drag and drop) I've seen in any comparable product.
  • Custom templates are available for purchase and are great for branding.
  • Easy to use landing pages.
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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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Sales Engine Media
  • List Building for Resends - I like to resend my email campaigns to non-openers and there is no easy way to pull this list within Manticore (If did not open this email is not an option). Typically I pull the report for the campaign, then re-import my list of non-openers to create a new list.
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Likelihood to Renew
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Sales Engine Media
I've been incredibly pleased with Manticore/SEI and have selected them at several companies now. It's worked in a variety of different business environments, both big and small, and everyone on both the sales and marketing side have been extremely pleased with the results
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Usability
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Sales Engine Media
Some of the actions require you to be in a specific section before actions are available to you, like adding a list. You first have to navigate to that section for options to be available to you
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Reliability and Availability
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Sales Engine Media
Manticore hardly ever has "product down time" and almost never during a normal work day for our company
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Performance
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Sales Engine Media
Email campaigns are deployed instantly when you launch, unlike other Marketing Automation tools I've used in the past that queue emails in batches and can take hours to complete a send
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Support Rating
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Sales Engine Media
The Manticore team is very knowledgeable, I haven't had an issue where a ticket was left unanswered or unresolved
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Online Training
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Sales Engine Media
Training was done online, but was one-on-one, giving me a lot of time to ask very specific product questions. They also walk you through setting up a test campaign, email, and landing page
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Implementation Rating
JumpDEMAND Inc.
No answers on this topic
Sales Engine Media
It was the easiest integration and implementation that I've ever experienced. I've implemented other CRM integrated services before that provided the same services as Manticore that were extremely technical and expensive to integrate with Salesforce.com or Microsoft CRM Dynamics, or just plain couldn't integrate
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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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Sales Engine Media
We migrated to Marketo approximately 6 months
ago, and were extremely happy with the change. Besides the higher sticker
price and the "everything's a sales pitch" communications from
Marketo, we can't find any fault.

Sales
Engine International - Manticore (commonly referred to as Manti-beast
internally) created many problems for us. And while they did integrate
with our Microsoft Dynamics environment, the software quickly ate through our
purchased storage and forced us to constantly purchase more. That alone
cost us many hundreds of dollars in Microsoft Dynamics CRM storage every year.
And, when confronted about it, Manticore support flat out lied about how
much storage their activities were taking up in our system. So, while it
integrates, it's a very poor integration.
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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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Sales Engine Media
  • Errors in forms led to a decrease in registrations - found workaround to correct it, but was never informed of certain incompatibilities
  • Reports have been inaccurate and very inflexible, and have not allowed for reliable forecasting/planning
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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