Autoklose vs. Epsilon PeopleCloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Autoklose
Score 8.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Autoklose headquartered in Toronto provides an SEP solution, presenting a combined package of sales email automation and tracking, contact and email campaign management with sequence templates and optimization, sales intelligence with contact verification, follow-up tracking, and integration with commonly used CRMs (e.g. Salesforce), marketing suites (e.g. Hubspot), and email marketing tools (Mailchimp) to coordinate activites between them.N/A
Epsilon PeopleCloud
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Epsilon PeopleCloud (formerly the Agility platform with Agility Harmony) is an enterprise-level email marketing and cross-channel campaign management platform competing with Responsys, Cheetah Mail, ExactTarget, etc. The vendor has a strong international presence with staff in 14 countries.N/A
Pricing
AutokloseEpsilon PeopleCloud
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AutokloseEpsilon PeopleCloud
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
AutokloseEpsilon PeopleCloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(33 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.2
(30 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(30 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AutokloseEpsilon PeopleCloud
Likelihood to Recommend
VanillaSoft
If someone only runs a campaign using email and telephone communication, Autoklose is perfect, and I highly recommend it. If someone uses a more diverse set of tools and wants a more complex type of sequence, Autoklose does not allow their users to program communication tools that some other tools and software allow.
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Epsilon
Appropriate for large organizations who want customization in their emails. The tool - while intuitive if you have previous background - is hefty and large in scope of capabilities. It's great for organizations who have multiple users and shows the name of person who last made changes. The reporting is really good - but may be a bit overwhelming for organizations who don't need a lot of detailed information
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Pros
VanillaSoft
  • It is helping in editing, managing, and send[ing] out large marketing campaigns.
  • It is easy to handle multiple emails in appropriate sequence.
  • Our company [has been] using this for a very long time. It is one of the perfect email solutions we found for our organization.
  • I have been very much impressed by their support staff.
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Epsilon
  • Fairly intuitive if you have previous experience with high-end email tools.
  • The training opportunities are good - they offer both online and/or live training.
  • The support we receive is very good.
  • The reporting feature is good - a lot of detailed information.
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Cons
VanillaSoft
  • AutoKlose uses your own email, (e.g. Microsoft Outlook), so it runs the risk of exceeding the Microsoft Message Rate Limit, which can be problematic for your Outlook account.
  • Additional throttling limits for the SMTP Authentication protocol are:
  • 30 messages per minute
  • Recipient rate limit of 10,000 recipients per day.
  • Exceeding these limits will cause the following issues:
  • Exceeding the per minute limit causes email delivery delays, any excess in message submission will be throttled and successively carried over to the following minutes.
  • Exceeding the per day limit causes the following error message:
  • 554 5.2.0 STOREDRV.Submission.Exception:SubmissionQuotaExceededException.
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Epsilon
  • The tool could be improved to "remember" where you last left off (specific user). Having to constantly retrace steps if you get logged out is annoying.
  • Hitting the "back" arrow sends you back to a main section, when it should send you back to where you previously were.
  • It would be nice to see performance reports available within the campaign itself, as well as within the reporting section.
  • Ability to NOT be able to change anything in a campaign after it has launched. This has happened multiple times. We usually copy a previous campaign to start a new one but often, we end up changing content on the version we are copying from -- this is very annoying and dangerous.
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Likelihood to Renew
VanillaSoft
We love it and it works
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Epsilon
No answers on this topic
Usability
VanillaSoft
Whether it's setting up integrations, creating email campaigns, managing conversations with prospects, Autoklose is a well-designed tool that provides clarity along the way for users to find their bearings, and understand what to do. The help documentation is excellent, the support is great, but the tool is built in a way that simply makes sense when you're using it.
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Epsilon
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
VanillaSoft
We have really had no issues.
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Epsilon
No answers on this topic
Performance
VanillaSoft
Always loads fast.
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Epsilon
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
VanillaSoft
Our Autoklose rep is amazing! Jelena has always gotten back to us within 24 hours, despite living on a different continent. She is completely proficient with the tool and is usually able to answer our questions with a brief email or short virtual meeting.
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Epsilon
No answers on this topic
In-Person Training
VanillaSoft
Jelena is amazing! Very knowledgable. Great instructor.
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Epsilon
No answers on this topic
Online Training
VanillaSoft
Jelena is fantastic. She always responds to emails immediately.
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Epsilon
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
VanillaSoft
It is extremely easy to implement and start using right away
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Epsilon
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
VanillaSoft
I think that I have already said it, Autoklose has much better support and is really quick to set up and use compared with any of the other systems that I have used over the years.
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Epsilon
While both Epsilon Agility Harmony and Oracle Responsys are great for larger organizations that send a lot of emails, I think Epsilon Agility Harmony is more robust than Responsys and is easier to use. It is significantly more complex than HubSpot and requires previous knowledge of using an email tool that has content blocks and or dynamic content.
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Scalability
VanillaSoft
It's expensive to have a single seat for each salesperson, so the alias feature will be the perfect addition to this product.
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Epsilon
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
VanillaSoft
  • I feel the increased prospect engagement and business opportunities created supported the cost. In my industry 1 customer can support positive ROI.
  • I saw an overall increase in mass emailing effectiveness and we were able to automate majority of our campaigns which increased productivity for marketing & sales.
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Epsilon
  • Increased email production = more communication to customers.
  • Better reporting = determine areas for improvement or scale up efforts.
  • Working on getting our triggered emails optimized - there's a great opportunity for this with this tool.
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ScreenShots

Autoklose Screenshots

Screenshot of Step 01: Set up your campaignScreenshot of Step 02: Choose your recipientsScreenshot of Step 03: Select the best converting templateScreenshot of Step 04: Customize your e-mail sequence