Likelihood to Recommend
For employee engagement, where you want to learn their complaints or business demands, Altova SurveyMaker will help you. Further, for a comprehensive market research, where clients are many and in different locations, Altova SurveyMaker will act as a suitable data collection tool. The analytical part is also well developed, as there are APIs, working in hand with the tool for reliable reporting.
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One of the major strengths of Mailchimp is email automation. It's very robust and allows highly targeted and personalized communication with subscribers. Another area where Mailchimp performs really well is in A/B testing. Mailchimp also excels in analytics and reporting. With the analytics tool, it's easy to get in depth insights into the performance of email campaigns. The generated reports help with decision making that leads to continuous improvement.
Read full review Pros Altova SurveyMaker coordinates with APIs, and this integration is fruitful. The program issues real-time feedback, as it's web based. The tool has more than 200 templates, and they are editable. Read full review Mailchimp allows you to manage your mailing list really well. You can subscribe people, unsubscribe people manage the mailing list directly into segments, and what not. Mailchimp has features where you can create campaigns based on your mailing lists and send out newsletters to your subscribers based on a multitude of parameters that you can setup. Such as send email daily, weekly, monthly and they also have event based mails that you can send out. Mailchimp also has a feature where you can design your emails. The look and aesthetics are very important when sending emails to your subscribers and all those needs are addressed here. Read full review Cons The pricing plan is not favorable to the business starters; expensive. The lack of a super speedy backup plan discourages us from using Altova SurveyMaker. The response team, like customer help, is not speedy enough. Read full review The interface remains a cluttered, non-intuitive mess. That's true from the haphazard way features are organized to the actual email layout. Analytics have never been a priority, and I don't see that changing with Intuit's new ownership. I'm very frustrated over the limited choices for reporting, even when using third-party solutions. If I needed that function, I would not use MailChimp. I would love to develop a workflow screen that lets me focus on the things that I use all the time. Customizing the interface where the content actually goes into the software would help. I never understood why we couldn't import a document into a MC template. At best, we're spending time copying-and-pasting from one app into MC. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We've had Mailchimp for about ten years, I want to say. I started with the company about four years ago, and I don't see us ever diverting to another source. It's easy for us to use, and we have all our clients already built into the database. I imagine we'll use them for as long as we have the company.
Read full review Usability
Altova SurveyMaker is an active application, giving reliable survey results, and the coordination the program has with different apps makes it stable and reliable. The templates with the application make usage possible, as they have a guide and classes are also online. Altova SurveyMaker has advanced analytical options for statistical inferences and reporting.
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Our team use Mailchimp almost every week. Overall UI is simple for anyone to get started with it. The resource library around using particular features is also there, so we don't have to train our team on this product. We also used a lot of other features as well.
Read full review Reliability and Availability
I have, in the 4+ years that I've used Mailchimp, never seen an issue that restricted the use of their software/tools. I don't know of a single time when they're system crashed or went down. I could be wrong, but I honestly haven't experienced any issues with outages, errors or unplanned downtime
Read full review Performance
I haven't noticed any slow speeds from Mailchimp or their tools. I think the landing pages load quickly and look nice. The email reports and editing operates smoothly and doesn't take time to load. Additionally, when I use Mailchimp in conjunction with Zapier + Hubspot I don't notice any drag between any of these tools
Read full review Support Rating
Altova SurveyMaker support is not the best, but sometimes the customer help is ready to help. I would suggest that the developer establish better means of communication between the software users and the customer help or the technical department, so that when a challenge comes, an immediate solution is found.
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Website tools were easy to use and understand so a novice can easily meet or exceed their client's expectations! Loved that we were able to totally customize so that the e-mail we created conveyed our client's overall messaging consistent with their branding! Client love that we can provide turnkey services to support their sales and marketing teams!
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It's pretty easy to get up and running! There's a slight learning curve on a few things, but once you find where everything is located, you can import your list and send your first email. It really makes our clients feel great to see how quickly they can get that first email out.
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Altova SurveyMaker has an incredible way of designing questionnaires, giving us the chance of collecting the exact information we want. Altova SurveyMaker has almost 200 templates, and, luckily enough, there are editable, allowing us to learn as we do business. The convenience of Altova SurveyMaker is amazing, as it supports even live surveys.
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Mailchimp is a means to an end and a way to stay within GDPR laws. We may not use it if this wasn't a requirement. Other platforms are better for design or management of contacts, but Mailchimp offers that secure storage of data that is required. I have not tried other bulk mail applications, so am unable to compare these.
Read full review Scalability
Mailchimp over the years I've used it has grown in leaps and bounds. They have added so many additional features than were previously available. They are truly an all-in-one marketing platform now. If you're a small operation and just want to add email to your marketing efforts, they're there for you. If you're a larger operation and want to start sending postcard advertisements, they can do that. If you'd good with that and want to kick up your marketing by going social, you can do that on their platform. They are truly able to be as small as you need, but also get quite large in whatever it is you'd like to do through their system.
Read full review Return on Investment Altova SurveyMaker acts as a major determinant of the decisions we make. Altova SurveyMaker effectively communicates with our customers, creating a lead or a relationship. Altova SurveyMaker, coordinating with different apps, ensures results we get from surveys are accurate. Read full review Mailchimp has allowed us to communicate effectively with thousands of customers with ease. Mailchimp's use during our second year of business helped us expand our list of brands considerably (almost 30% YTD) because of regular interactions that we've launched. Mailchimp ramp-up time is minimal for new users so I can turn things over to junior staff - saving me time and money. Read full review ScreenShots