Adestra vs. Elastic Email

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adestra
Score 3.3 out of 10
N/A
Email automation software with optimized personalization to drive engagement.N/A
Elastic Email
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Elastic Email is an email delivery service for transactional emailing.
$18
per month
Pricing
AdestraElastic Email
Editions & Modules
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Marketing
$18
per month
Marketing Pro
$60
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AdestraElastic Email
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
AdestraElastic Email
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Adestra
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Elastic Email
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic content10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Landing pages10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
List management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Adestra
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Elastic Email
-
Ratings
Dashboards10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
AdestraElastic Email
Small Businesses
Mad Mimi
Mad Mimi
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Score 7.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
VerticalResponse
VerticalResponse
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Score 7.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Emma by Marigold
Emma by Marigold
Score 8.6 out of 10

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User Ratings
AdestraElastic Email
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AdestraElastic Email
Likelihood to Recommend
Upland Software
Small businesses with even smaller marketing budgets and no email marketing experience would be better off selecting a lower-end email marketing provider. However, Adestra will provide a growing company with every email marketing tool along the way.
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Elastic Email
Email Elastic is best suited in cases when we need to send bulk emails and campaigns. It provides features such as scheduling campaigns and automating fast delivery of emails; the trial version also provides many features that can be used by a new user. Email Elastic is less suited for small companies with a smaller number of clients or contacts.
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Pros
Upland Software
  • Adestra's "dynamic" list allows users to consolidate multiple lists in combination with data filters and exclusion lists. This implements segmentation and is a powerful marketing tool.
  • Adestra's MessageFocus API integration provides developer-tools for list, campaign or transactional automated requirements.
  • Campaigns can be sorted into project folders. This allows marketers to group campaigns together for management or reporting requirements. Moving or copying campaigns from one project to another is a simple process.
  • Data downloads via Reporting is available at every level, from overview to individual KPI.
  • Creating "core" tables helps marketers develop lists with similar attributes. Whether a list has many fields or simply the one required email address field, a "core" table helps to quickly map data labels from spreadsheet to online database. Creating data labels on the fly is a simple process, as well. The "core" table also groups similar contacts into one core database.
  • Any list can be quickly "emptied" for to manage refreshed data. The contacts within the "emptied" list would still be members of the "core" table and so the process does not negatively impact reporting.
  • Unsubscribes can be managed in one list (as a default) or individual lists. Creating individual unsubscribe lists -- dependent on business requirements -- would allow for a preference center, whereby recipients could be given a choice as to which campaigns they receive.
  • The Form tool creates signup forms, simple surveys and landing pages. These can be hosted via Adestra or otherwise on the web. The tool provides for branding and proprietary cascading stylesheets, with a number of actions available through a drag-and-drop interface.
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Elastic Email
  • High Deliverability Rate Across Most Email Providers
  • Generous Free Plan for Those Just Getting Started
  • Fair, Competitive Pricing & Plans/Limits
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Cons
Upland Software
  • As of this writing, there are at least 3 different editors available (a drag-and-drop, a WYSIWYG and HTML). However, only a small template library is available if requested through support. Those expecting to find ready-built templates for re-branding would find them through the third-party EDM Designer drag-and-drop editor.
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Elastic Email
  • I wish they didn't have such a strict requirement regarding their "opt out" links in emails. I totally understand why they do this, but there are use cases, such as one to one personal emails between individuals, where this is annoying. However, it's something I'm willing to live with for the greater good.
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Usability
Upland Software
I have been self-trained on different ESPs for over 10 years, so my experience isn't comparable to most users. However, I've trained people on various email marketing platforms, and with some training, clients have a positive user-experience with Adestra.
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Elastic Email
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Support Rating
Upland Software
I have had campaign related issues solved very quickly. When there are technical issues, that involve more than one departmental, it may involve a longer turn-around and management.
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Elastic Email
I have not had any issues with Elastic Email that have required reaching out to support, so I can't speak to the quality of their customer support. The help documents were well written and presented, though, and I would imagine that anyone with issues would receive satisfactory assistance in a timely manner.
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Alternatives Considered
Upland Software
For medium and large sized businesses, Adestra competes well with dotMailer. While many of the functions are available through either provider, creating campaigns, managing lists and reviewing metrics are somewhat different. As of this writing, dotMailer's drag-and-drop editor dominates that platform and performs well for low-end users with little-to-no HTML experience. Even high-end users will appreciate how quickly campaigns can be built via the drag-and-drop editor. While Adestra utilizes the EDM Designer drag-and-drop, the third-party functionality is not completely cohesive and lack of a template library gives dotMailer a bit of an advantage.
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Elastic Email
Email elastic is a cost-effective, fast, and reliable platform for sending bulk emails and promoting campaigns, it provides good features even for the new user, while Blaze Verify pricing is a bit high, and a new user would not be able to access all the features. Hence clearly, Elastic email leads the position when compared to Blaze Verify.
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Return on Investment
Upland Software
  • For companies that focus on goals and analytics, Adestra provides all the necessary tools.
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Elastic Email
  • With a very modest outlay, we achieve features and functions that cost larger companies a lot of money.
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