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Aprimo

The investment you have to make in process and ensuring your people have the right skills in the art of marketing is critical.

For successful change management, make sure you form a team of what we called “process champions” composed of a member from each of the functional groups. These individuals will be the voice of their team to the deployment resources and the voice and the champions of the project to their teams. They should maintain an ongoing presence for the life of the relationship with Aprimo with their role being continuous evaluation of their processes, voice of their function with regards to new capabilities and requirements.

Aprimo have taken the challenge of technology out of the picture by focusing so much on the user experience.
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Selligent

Message Studio/Selligent is great for reliably sending high volumes of both manual and automated email. The intuitive user interface promotes fast turnaround times. Aside from some data integration issues, it's the best email service provider I've used for sending large volumes of email.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Aprimo
Selligent
5.1
WYSIWYG email editor
Aprimo
Selligent
2.0
Dynamic content
Aprimo
Selligent
9.8
Ability to test dynamic content
Aprimo
Selligent
9.7
Landing pages
Aprimo
Selligent
1.0
A/B testing
Aprimo
Selligent
9.7
Mobile optimization
Aprimo
Selligent
1.0
Email deliverability
Aprimo
Selligent
9.7
List management
Aprimo
Selligent
2.3
Triggered drip sequences
Aprimo
Selligent
1.0

Reporting & Analytics

Aprimo
Selligent
8.2
Dashboards
Aprimo
Selligent
8.2
Standard reports
Aprimo
Selligent
8.2
Custom reports
Aprimo
Selligent
8.2

Pros

  • Database segmentation - Aprimo's segmentation tool is very complete and allows the user to do advanced selections and multiple simuntaneous actions.
  • Deliverability - Aprimo has a very high delivery rate in my experience.
  • Lead Management - The lead management tool is powerful and allow users to define personal criteria for lead nurturing.
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  • Organized and intuitive user interface--very low risk of sending to an incorrect list, launching a test email, or selecting the wrong date (I have seen this on other ESPs)
  • Easy segmenting and content block capabilities
  • Responsive customer service
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Cons

  • Compatibility - I had some problems with my corporate firewall, internet browser configuration and the fact that Aprimo runs only on Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  • The online performance has a lot to improve. The user interface response time sometimes is bigger than we'd like.
  • Aprimo does not have native integration interface, so we had to buy another tool to integrate it with our CRM and ERP systems.
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  • Better data integration
  • Friendlier user interface
  • Easier guides and instructions
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Likelihood to Renew

Aprimo5.9
Based on 7 answers
Aprimo does not have a full support team in Brazil and does not have account manager to help us develop and improve our processes.
An important factor is that Aprimo is more expensive than other players in the market, so the ROI has to be very clear in order to renew the contract.
Besides these problems, Aprimo is a very powerful tool and allow us to do a lot of tracking and analysis in our contact database at the same time is a complete email manager.
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Usability

Aprimo3.7
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Relatively easy to learn the basics, but there are a significant number of nuances. The system does not have user-friendly ways of allowing mass data manipulation in order to track large budgets over time. The only solution seems to be exporting into an Excel data dump and then performing analysis from there.
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Reliability and Availability

Aprimo10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have not yet experienced any downtime
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Performance

Aprimo8.0
Based on 1 answer
We are struggling with it though I think it’s our firewall i.e. an internal issue. Accessing the software outside or on mobile is faster.

They have a multi-tenant and single tenant option (more expensive) . We bought the single tenant option in anticipation of using Campaign Management and based upon our scale. You get more capabilities with single tenant
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Support

Aprimo8.0
Based on 1 answer
Customer service has been responsive and attentive in line with the service we have bought. However, any organization that wants to make investments in Aprimo should plan to make an investment in internal support headcount to serve as the first line of defense for user issues and inquiries otherwise it could become too expensive.

We are on a standard service plan. You get 8 hours/month of whatever you want to ask them. This has been good enough. Will be buying more when we implement campaign management
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In-Person Training

Aprimo8.0
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Aprimo offered a number of hands on sessions customized for each group. As such, they address specific needs and configurations of each team. These sessions also offered another round of cross-functional collaboration in process design.
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Online Training

Aprimo6.0
Based on 1 answer
It was very generic and we took it prior to configuration. It was however adequate to educate our user in the basic capabilities that will have become available to them after deployment.
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Implementation

Aprimo10.0
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We were very well supported. TopRight who performed the process/requirements definition as well as project management functions came with ample experience with various marketing automation platforms. They also came with very good multi-channel marketing experience that allowed them to tackle this implementation as a marketing deployment and not a technology deployment. TopRight bring expertise in multi-channels strategy.

Aprimo performed the configuration and training functions. Their personnel were very well versed in their platform and brought much empathy to a deployment that required a great deal of change management.

I am stunned by how many people (from for-profit sector who work here) have not been exposed to these types of platforms. I want to make sure that folks are so accustomed to user interface. When I roll-out campaign management, teaching them the art and science of campaign management versus just learning the tool. TopRight are marketers. They are familiar with all these technologies. Their job has been to define processes, best practices and turn into training. Similar to training from Salesforce.com about funnel mgmt etc, vs. just the product. We will create training modules that are agnostic to the platform
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Alternatives Considered

Unica - Both platforms (i.e. Unica and Aprimo) delivered comparable capabilities. However, due to internal limitations around technical support and technical maturity of the organization we selected Aprimo as it delivered the more user friendly user interface. Unica requires more technical saviness. With Aprimo you can be completely non-technical.

We evaluated Epsilon, but they were too expensive and don’t compete on price.

We evaluated Axciom. They offered an outsourced full service and were very powerful, but we wanted to bring capabilities more in-house. The capabilities were more advanced that we needed today. We felt Aprimo or Unica could both carry us a long way.

We did not look at marketing automation vendors like Eloqua, Marketo. From a scale standpoint, we were looking for campaign management and not just marketing automation. Also wanted MRM (Marketing Resource Management) or internal workflow management capabilities. We did not take a deep dive as they didn’t have the full suite solution
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Selligent has more flexibility than other ESPs, and complex features, such as segmentation and content blocking, are much more intuitive with Selligent than WhatCounts, Yesmail, MailChimp, Constant Contact, or Teradata.
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Return on Investment

  • Very challenging to Adapt especially complex workflows
  • Ability to meet organisational changes that will reduce the ROI
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  • Increased employee efficiency due to content blocking
  • Lower rate of errors/apology emails due to technical errors
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Pricing Details

Aprimo

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

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