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Score 5.9 out of 100
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Score 4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Aurea LM

Lyris LM is suited well with an organization or group that have several lists, as virtual list hosting is not represented by any other hosting company as far as I can tell.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WhatCounts

How big is your email list? For the money WhatCounts allows us to manage a large list and gives us great tools. If you have a small list this product might be more than you need.How many emails do you want to send? WhatCounts charges by the email and of course you get a better price per email the more emails you send. If you will not be sending many emails or are sending to a small list WhatCounts might not be the right tool for you.
Holli Drewry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Aurea LM
7.4
WhatCounts
9.8
WYSIWYG email editor
Aurea LM
7.0
WhatCounts
9.0
Dynamic content
Aurea LM
6.2
WhatCounts
Ability to test dynamic content
Aurea LM
6.2
WhatCounts
Landing pages
Aurea LM
7.9
WhatCounts
10.0
A/B testing
Aurea LM
10.0
WhatCounts
10.0
Email deliverability reporting
Aurea LM
6.2
WhatCounts
10.0
List management
Aurea LM
8.1
WhatCounts
10.0
Triggered drip sequences
Aurea LM
8.0
WhatCounts
Mobile optimization
Aurea LM
WhatCounts
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

Aurea LM
7.1
WhatCounts
10.0
Dashboards
Aurea LM
7.1
WhatCounts
10.0
Standard reports
Aurea LM
7.1
WhatCounts
10.0
Custom reports
Aurea LM
7.1
WhatCounts

Pros

Aurea LM

  • Reports: extensive reporting on mailings and membership. Pre-built reports/charts include Mailings, Members, Server Performance, Web site, Purchases, Interest and Surveys. If Aurea ListManager doesn't have the built-in chart needed, you can easily create your own.
  • Easy to analyze mailings: Completed mailing can be analyzed quickly. Options include viewing any errors that may have resulted, and checking list performance, evaluating recipient actions, ( opens, click-troughs). Details can be seen on a per-recipient basis, allowing you to see exactly what happened with each message sent.
  • Discussion Lists. There are numerous list setting to customize each list.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WhatCounts

  • We receive super customer service from a dedicated account representative.
  • The list management tools are easy to use and give us granular insight into what users are opening and where they are clicking.
  • The analytics give us a variety of ways to look at the types of devices being used to view our content and the ways our users interact with content. For example we can see that most opens are on mobile but if a reader wants to spend time clicking into more in depth content they move over to a desktop computer.
Holli Drewry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Aurea LM

  • Tech support is limited for standard users, especially during non business hours even for critical errors
  • Installation/upgrade is often complicated
  • Version releases are too frequent
Kaustav Chakraborty | TrustRadius Reviewer

WhatCounts

  • Some of the list management tools were hard to find at first but now I use them every month. If I could change one thing I would allow the account details filter window to show all the available slots with no scrolling and I would add a feature to set / reset all selections on the dropdowns.
Holli Drewry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Aurea LM

Aurea LM 2.0
Based on 1 answer
We will most likely not use Lyris LM for much longer. We have recently been offered to utilize a different software that better meets our needs, is current, user friendly, and has fantastic reporting capabilities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WhatCounts

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Aurea LM

Aurea LM 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I have not needed to utilize customer support during my use of Lyris LM.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WhatCounts

WhatCounts 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have a great representative. She schedules regular calls with our team and helps us learn new ways to use the tool. We get great personal support. I know she has many other clients but I always feel like she has time for me and genuinely enjoys working with our team.
Holli Drewry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Aurea LM

Aurea LM 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I was not part of the implementation process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WhatCounts

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Aurea LM

We selected Lyris LM based on cost, the fact that we can create custom reports and the way that they handle bounced emails just to name a few, It is easy to use and we have control of who can and cannot use. With a virtual list I can create a list or take a list down at any given time without filling out a form or contact with my provider and my list looks as if it is coming from my own server @museum.com.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WhatCounts

We selected WhatCounts because it had the ability to help us manage our large list and gave us tools to help tailor our messages. In addition, WhatCounts had the ability to allow us to have an enterprise license but we could still have individual department accounts.
Holli Drewry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Aurea LM

  • Aurea as a company is mediocre with support. The former LM staff was better informed about the product.
  • LM can do almost anything you need. it's complete.
  • ROI has suffered as Aurea has not updated the product, charges a considerable amount for renewals, promises with no results.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WhatCounts

  • We use WhatCounts as a communication tool to our external groups mainly families and alumni. In our case our main objective is to get these groups timely information. While some of our emails do have a call to action for example signing up for Family Weekend or a Reunion Weekend we don't use the tool to generate leads in the way many organizations use html email.
Holli Drewry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Aurea LM

General

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

WhatCounts

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Aurea LM
6.0
WhatCounts
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Aurea LM
2.0
WhatCounts

Support Rating

Aurea LM
5.0
WhatCounts
10.0

Implementation Rating

Aurea LM
5.0
WhatCounts

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