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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Campaign

It is perfect for anybody who wants to run a highly customized workflow with many branching conditionals. We use workflows to split recipients based on different criteria and send at different times. It is also sophisticated in the ability to use javascript right in the messages to generate dynamic content. It is probably not the best tool out there for people seeking a simple solution to send static emails to a fixed list of recipients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

Pardot is well suited when you have an organization that wants to get multiple communications out on different levels and to an array of individuals. The reporting systems of Pardot as well as the ability to plan multiple campaigns within the program is unparalleled. Pardot allows you to gain valuable data from the emails sent and more importantly the individuals who opened and interacted with the emails.
Danielle Armour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Campaign
8.4
Pardot
7.7
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Campaign
8.6
Pardot
6.7
Dynamic content
Adobe Campaign
8.4
Pardot
6.9
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Campaign
8.3
Pardot
7.3
Landing pages
Adobe Campaign
8.8
Pardot
6.8
A/B testing
Adobe Campaign
8.8
Pardot
8.5
Mobile optimization
Adobe Campaign
7.8
Pardot
7.7
Email deliverability reporting
Adobe Campaign
8.5
Pardot
8.4
List management
Adobe Campaign
8.1
Pardot
8.2
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Campaign
7.9
Pardot
8.3

Lead Management

Adobe Campaign
6.7
Pardot
8.0
Lead nurturing
Adobe Campaign
7.1
Pardot
8.3
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Campaign
7.3
Pardot
8.6
Data quality management
Adobe Campaign
6.3
Pardot
7.5
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Campaign
6.0
Pardot
7.8

Campaign Management

Adobe Campaign
7.7
Pardot
7.7
Calendaring
Adobe Campaign
8.0
Pardot
7.7
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Campaign
7.4
Pardot
7.8

Social Media Marketing

Adobe Campaign
7.9
Pardot
6.7
Social sharing and campaigns
Adobe Campaign
8.0
Pardot
5.9
Social profile integration
Adobe Campaign
7.7
Pardot
7.5

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Campaign
8.3
Pardot
7.0
Dashboards
Adobe Campaign
8.2
Pardot
7.4
Standard reports
Adobe Campaign
8.6
Pardot
7.0
Custom reports
Adobe Campaign
8.0
Pardot
6.6

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Campaign
7.4
Pardot
7.4
API
Adobe Campaign
7.1
Pardot
7.8
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Campaign
8.1
Pardot
7.2
Customizability
Adobe Campaign
7.6
Pardot
7.3
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Campaign
8.1
Pardot
8.6
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Adobe Campaign
7.1
Pardot
8.3
Integration with SugarCRM
Adobe Campaign
6.5
Pardot
5.4

Pros

Adobe Campaign

  • Its main strength is automating marketing communications.
  • Adobe Campaign has a very intuitive interface, with several tools displayed in the right menus.
  • It provides the possibility to create any type of campaign, from simple to complex.
  • It comes with some great features, like the email delivery, that works perfectly well and even allows integration with third-party apps.
Richard Perroset | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

  • Automation. Pardot has great automation functionalities for emails and other communications to our network. ex: list building features
  • Wealth of functionality and features. ex: engagement scoring
  • User friendly. It's not very hard to catch on and there are lots of resources to leverage.
  • SalesForce connection! This is probably #1 because SF is our CRM and it integrates seamlessly.
Jillian Papa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Campaign

  • Sometimes there are an overwhelming amount of complex tasks to go through before starting a delivery campaign.
  • Lots of opportunity for failure within email deliveries. Important campaign information is often hidden behind multiple tabs you need to sort through.
  • Very poor in-application email editor.
  • In-application reporting is not intuitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

  • Lots of nuances are present - Pardot is great, but there's a TON of little things that it probably should do better being a product that's been around as long as it has. For example, You cannot create drip program emails without an unsubscribe link! That means that if you've automated the emails that go from your Sales team when someone fills out a form asking for a demo, it WILL have the ugly unsubscribe link and additional address tag that Pardot emails require.
  • You cannot have automation that will set the value of one field to be equal to another field or variable - only pre-defined values can be used. For example, you cannot have a date field set to equal today + 180 days (useful for Canadian Anti-Spam Law automation). You cannot set one field to equal the value of another field.
  • As nice as the email builder is, it's certainly no MailChimp. It would be nicer to have better compatibility with mail clients out of the box and a larger variety of templates. The email builder isn't drag-and-drop like other dedicated email systems, so you're usually stuck having to go into the code and cut+paste the section into the new area where you want it to go.
  • There's no option to automate personal emails sent from a team members Gsuite or Outlook 365 account!? Nowadays Marketing is playing a role that goes much farther down the sales cycle - if you are automating emails from your sales team, the email is still sent from Pardot's email server (which has mediocre deliverability compared to Gsuite or Office 365). A simple addition of the Zapier-like ability to trigger emails from a salesperson's actual email account would be a gigantic benefit.
  • No built-in calendar functionality like that offered by Hubspot. I love Pardot, but it does feel like they've been slipping in their product development as I haven't noticed any major addition to the platform that has made a difference to my workflows in probably two years.
Garrett Genest | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Campaign

Adobe Campaign 8.4
Based on 5 answers
Once you go for Neolane you are a bit stuck with it, so we will most likely stay with Neolane. Cost of investment and training are the main factors at work here. We havesimply have invested too much in the product to stop using it after 2 years.That said, my score of 8 does not imply that the product is worthy of getting an 8 but reflects our willingness to renew.Given that upgrading to a new version will cost again a substantial sum, we most likely will keep using the current version we are on which is 6X.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

Pardot 3.6
Based on 86 answers
As of right now we have not seen any other program that integrates as seamlessly into our Salesforce platform. We have barely scratched the surface of all the features and use cases. It would be irresponsible to make a move to another platform in the near future. We have not come up against any limitations that would prompt a need to switch
Karol Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Campaign

Adobe Campaign 6.8
Based on 7 answers
With the Adobe Campaign Adobe software, we have introduced great strategies and excellent management experiences and obtained better results, the software is always constantly updating improvements; this is very positive. In general. the software is extremely effective in all existing functions, many benefits are acquired when using Adobe Campaign software.
Polivanio da Silva Camilo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

Pardot 8.5
Based on 17 answers
The system has so many features that it does take a while to get spun up on what they all do and how they interact with each other. Once you dedicate the time to training to reach that crucial level of understanding however, it is easy to creatively apply the varied functionality of the program to address issues that would have previously seemed to mandate the use of another system.
Marshall Darr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Campaign

Adobe Campaign 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Aside from frequent error prompts, the program is quite dependable
Gibum Kang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

Pardot 7.5
Based on 8 answers
There have been a couple of service incidents over the past few months. I'm not sure if it has to do with Pardot integrating their infrastructure with ExactTarget. However, they responded well with proactive communication and a debrief as to what happened.
Pam Risch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Adobe Campaign

Adobe Campaign 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Pardot

Pardot 8.3
Based on 5 answers
There are various connectors to the product to other services (SFDC, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Bit.ly, Social Accounts, etc.). They all seem to sync very well and frequently
Vinny Poliseno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Campaign

Adobe Campaign 4.5
Based on 8 answers
The support team is great. Anytime we have had a question, they were very responsive and were able to resolve our issues, general or technical, pretty quickly. We have had nothing but a great experience with the Adobe Customer Service Team and it is probably one of the things that set this software apart.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

Pardot 6.4
Based on 14 answers
They contact us on a regular basis to ensure everything is going well, they keep us updated on new enhancements to the program and also offer weekly webinars to learn more about the program and features. When we do have an issue come up, which is extremely rare, they answer our requests promptly.
Justin Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Adobe Campaign

Adobe Campaign 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Pardot

Pardot 9.0
Based on 3 answers
The trainers at the Pardot user conference (Elevate and Connections) were very knowledgeable and presented the material well. Again, the content was targeted to more of a new user audience, and was not really relevant for folks who had been using the product for 2+ years.
Pam Risch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Adobe Campaign

Adobe Campaign 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Pardot

Pardot 8.1
Based on 7 answers
Pardot's online training touches on all topics briefly and vaguely without much indepth exploration into how a final outcome could look, such as Nurturing Campaigns, Email templates, landing page templates, etc...The only true way to uncover Pardot's full capabilities is to have Front End design and coding experience. Without this key skill set, I would not recommend Pardot to another business.
Sean Marsh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Campaign

Adobe Campaign 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Pardot

Pardot 8.2
Based on 11 answers
Love the tool, so much easier to see what our visitors are doing, creating campaigns etc. One recommendation about forms in campaigns etc is to make sure the form is not shared between countries. To send out notifications to responsible, you should have one form per country or question.
Anna Johansson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Campaign

We selected Adobe Campaign because we are using more products of this company and we thought that this will help connecting all our marketing tools with designers and the marketing department, but the most important reason is that Adobe Campaign workflow tools are more powerful that Mailchimp, and the Magento integration for our eCommerce products is crucial. Now Magento is also part of Adobe, so it makes all sense to use both tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

We originally looked at both Marketo and Pardot for our marketing automation. They were considered to be almost identical products. The main reason for selecting Pardot was that we were already using salesforce and it made sense not to add too many different systems from different suppliers.
Richard Massey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Campaign

  • Since we acquired this system we have noticed a steady growth in revenue throughout the company as we have been able to increase sales.
  • This tool has played a very important role in getting to know our clients more effectively.
  • Its ease of use allows us to design high quality campaigns that many people like.
Gary Poppe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

  • Positive in terms of lead generation via web forms and landing pages for Google Ads
  • Positive in terms of reporting and figuring out where to refine marketing initiatives and campaigns
  • Positive in terms of being able to email our contacts and do drip campaigns to turn leads into opportunities
Bailey Witt, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Adobe Campaign

General

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

Adobe Campaign Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Pardot

General

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

Pardot Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$1,0001
Pro$2,0002
Ultimate$3,0002
  1. per month (up to 1,000 contacts)
  2. per month (up to 10,000 contacts)
Additional Pricing Details
Salesforce Engage, an additional offering for sales and marketing alignment, is priced at $50 per month per user.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Campaign
8.5
Pardot
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Campaign
8.4
Pardot
3.6

Usability

Adobe Campaign
6.8
Pardot
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Campaign
7.0
Pardot
7.5

Performance

Adobe Campaign
7.0
Pardot
8.3

Support Rating

Adobe Campaign
4.5
Pardot
6.4

In-Person Training

Adobe Campaign
8.0
Pardot
9.0

Online Training

Adobe Campaign
8.0
Pardot
8.1

Implementation Rating

Adobe Campaign
8.0
Pardot
8.2

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