APSIS Pro

3 Ratings

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APSIS Pro

3 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

APSIS Pro

Works well, relatively easy to use - but lacks some up-to-date and modern features as well as look and feel. The support provided is OK but not world class. It is too bad as APSIS as a company is quite good at inspiring and providing insights into trends in email marketing.
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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Suited is great for businesses who send a lot of emails out on a regular basis, who have to manage many different distributions or email subscriptions, and who are looking for help managing audiences and automating responses. It might be less suited for an organization that does not use email communication or who just sends out 1-2 emails per week.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

APSIS Pro
7.4
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
6.8
WYSIWYG email editor
APSIS Pro
7.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.0
Dynamic content
APSIS Pro
7.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.3
Ability to test dynamic content
APSIS Pro
7.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
5.3
A/B testing
APSIS Pro
9.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.6
Mobile optimization
APSIS Pro
9.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.3
Email deliverability
APSIS Pro
9.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
8.0
List management
APSIS Pro
6.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.5
Triggered drip sequences
APSIS Pro
5.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
6.7
Landing pages
APSIS Pro
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.1

Reporting & Analytics

APSIS Pro
1.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.3
Dashboards
APSIS Pro
1.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
5.3
Standard reports
APSIS Pro
1.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.9
Custom reports
APSIS Pro
1.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
2.7

Pros

  • We have a pre-designed template and pre-build elements and thus it is quite easy to compose nice looking newsletters.
  • Doing split-tests on subject, clicks etc. is quite easy and requires no tech help.
  • Imporing new contacts and adding to the list is straight forward.
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  • Tight integration with SFDC - easy to create, update and retrieve records information from our CRM of choice (Salesforce).
  • Customization power - through the available AMPScript language you can really take the customization to the next level for all your data capturing, tagging and reporting needs.
  • Intuitive interface - it offers a good user experience for its users whether they are seasoned developers with direct access to code or less technical folks that prefer drag and drop or WYSIWYG editors.
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Cons

  • The user interface is not good. Too much scrolling and too many menues to navigate. Half of the pages are updated to a "new" look with the rest still being the (really) old design. This badly needs a make-over.
  • There is no one-click "send reminder to those who did not open". To send reminders, it is nescessary to build a filter a do a new send using the filter. Such a simple and often repeated task should be automated.
  • It is not possible to add a "Why did you leave us?"-page for opt-outs... Really misses this.
  • The statistics are too limited and to difficult to use - mostly due to the UI design as described above.
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  • (Lack of) Web Tracking - it offers minimal tracking capabilities for web visit(or)s and the ones that are in place don't provide an easy way to allow you to use that data in building reports or automation.
  • No Web Forms - if most of your marketing campaigns include a call to action pointing to a web form submission, the SFMC doesn't have a "web form asset" per se that you can build. You could still achieve the same functionality by deploying cloud pages and/or microsite AMPScript pages that use Data Extensions as tables to hold data but that doesn't come out of the box.
  • Customization brings Complexity - OK, maybe this is not a con but sometimes it feels like one. In order to build your own custom way of segmenting, importing, filtering data, having triggered sends, etc. you need to create a lot of assets on the platform. Think of it like small Lego bricks that you need to build first then combine them in a larger brick that is part of an even larger construction.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio8.9
Based on 18 answers
Exact Target has an exceptional team with great customer care. Whenever we have a question or concern they are timely in addressing it. They also perform annual reviews in person that provides us with market trends, new tools and features, performance metrics, and new content recommendations. We evaluate this by local market and at the international level
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Usability

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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio7.8
Based on 2 answers
I think the tool is easy to use, protects a company from the spam legislation and manages subscribers very well. It is simple to create a non-complex email. I like the survey function on the email tool as well. Overall usability is quite easy and no necessary to have an IT background or extensive knowledge to use. It is helpful, though, to have an understanding of HTML for formatting at this point.
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Reliability and Availability

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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio9.0
Based on 1 answer
Upgrades and timing of the upgrades were communicated well and planned during off hours for our work. If we did have a campaign scheduled during that time, it would kick-off after the system was back active. There were a few unplanned system down times, but it was a rare occurrence and those times were also short in duration.
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Performance

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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio2.0
Based on 2 answers
Exact Target performs well and is relatively easy to learn. It handles subscriber management well, and is easy to organize lists and segregation of those subscribers. Emails are easy to classify and group together for re-use or resending to different demographics of the recipients. The product is reliable, and metrics of the campaign results are easy to obtain and interpret.
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Support

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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio9.0
Based on 4 answers
Support from ExactTarget is very responsive and helpful. The follow-up is timely and the online help actually answered most of my questions and gave information that I needed without having to file an actual help ticket with the support desk. It is also nice to be able to email or CALL (with real people) for support, when needed.
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Implementation

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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio7.9
Based on 2 answers
Easy to implement, with simple emails and solutions initially created. More advanced usage of the tool and more advanced subscriber attribute usage was implemented during later phases when the knowledge of the tool increased. Monitoring success and results of email campaigns were done at a high level initially, but not fully used until the tool and email marketing as a whole was better understood in the corporation.
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Alternatives Considered

MailChimp offers more flexibilty but also seems a bit more complicated to use. We did not use it long enough to really get an idea of the positive and negative.
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Both are decent, and both are in regular use by different teams, as is another tool we developed in-house but which proved to be too much of a burden to maintain (I doubt we'd do that again). I don't know if I prefer one over the other - sometimes the relative simplicity (and, I'll admit, familiarity) of Constant Contact is what I'm looking for, but others with more time to devote to email prefer Salesforce features.
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Scalability

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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio9.0
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We had approximately 20,000 recipients of most email campaigns, with some higher amounts and some smaller campaigns. The tools is easy to use and the recipient list size is really not a factor in the complexity or work to create and email campaign. Our campaigns could just have easily been sent to many more people, with virtually no additional work.
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Return on Investment

  • We are still trying to figure out how to use this medium for sales. We have had some success with Black Monday sales, but in general we do not have much response to our emails.
  • We have increases our visibility with our customers by making sure to land in their mailbox regulary with nice looking messages.
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  • At this price point, I don't know whether the level of use has resulted in much ROI. You'd want to be using it a LOT to justify the expense.
  • Certainly we've seen leads and sales attributable to email campaigns sent using the tool, but we see those in our other email tools, too.
  • I guess what sets this tool apart from others I've used is the targeting capabilities. Taking the time to understand and design campaign audiences around those features is probably where real ROI happens, with greater personalization, etc.
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Pricing Details

APSIS Pro

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

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