Autoklose vs. Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

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
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Everest is an integrated email success platform providing crucial insights and deliverability guidance so users can reach more people, increase engagement, and improve efficiencies of their email programs. Everest helps to improve email deliverability by getting complete visibility into email marketing metrics and sender reputation, understand the audience and deliver content that is timely, personalized, and functions flawlessly on any device, and get a holistic view of a company's…
$20
per month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Elements
$20
per month
Elements Plus
$525
per month
Professional
Custom Pricing
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AutokloseEverest (Return Path + 250ok)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AutokloseEverest (Return Path + 250ok)
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Autoklose
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Ratings
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
6.1
21 Ratings
28% below category average
WYSIWYG email editor00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Dynamic content00 Ratings5.32 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings6.47 Ratings
Landing pages00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
A/B testing00 Ratings6.58 Ratings
Mobile optimization00 Ratings3.36 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting00 Ratings8.121 Ratings
List management00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Autoklose
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Ratings
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
6.2
22 Ratings
22% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.322 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings6.720 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings4.616 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
Autoklose
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Ratings
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
8.0
10 Ratings
3% below category average
URL Validation00 Ratings8.16 Ratings
Link Tracking00 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Image Validation00 Ratings7.66 Ratings
Inbox Display00 Ratings8.57 Ratings
Email Accessibility Tools00 Ratings7.54 Ratings
Spelling and Grammar Check00 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Spam Testing00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Email Previews00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
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User Ratings
AutokloseEverest (Return Path + 250ok)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(33 ratings)
5.5
(27 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.2
(30 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(30 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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Validity
Every new or established brand should be using Everest. It doesn't matter what you're trying to say in your emails—if they're not reaching the inbox, no one is listening or reading. Everest gives you the insight you need to understand your inbox placement, reputation and so much more.
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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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  • Individualized attention. They really dug in to understand our products and services.
  • Easy-to-understand training and actionable items that you can sustain over a long period of time.
  • They're embedded in our instance of Exact Target, so I'm able to review the entire email program and don't have to open up a separate tool to gather this 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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Validity
  • Some domain summary data inconsistent with seedlist detail
  • UI feels a little dated
  • Reporting options are limited
  • As part of the SFMC integration, Return Path support issues and question go through Salesforce, not Return Path
  • Inbox Preview rendering could be more robust and extensive
  • Would like to see Dark Mode previewing rendering
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Likelihood to Renew
VanillaSoft
We love it and it works
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Validity
We have two separate areas for using Return Path. Our web ecommerce area that is using only transactional emails and a marketing email program that is partnered on the backend with Return Path. I see Return Path continuing to be utilized with our marketing emails, but over time I see less need for our transactional emails to maintain Return Path components.
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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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Validity
I find it fairly easy to use, though the interface is a bit clunky and I may be missing some revolutionary use because it's lost in the clutter.
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Reliability and Availability
VanillaSoft
We have really had no issues.
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Performance
VanillaSoft
Always loads fast.
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Validity
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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Validity
Absolutely fantastic support. It runs circles around the competition. They regularly reach out and chat, even if it's just to see if there's any issues we need to discuss. They clearly want the business and don't forget you once you sign the contract which is an issue with other similar services.
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In-Person Training
VanillaSoft
Jelena is amazing! Very knowledgable. Great instructor.
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Online Training
VanillaSoft
Jelena is fantastic. She always responds to emails immediately.
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Validity
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
VanillaSoft
It is extremely easy to implement and start using right away
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Validity
I joined my company after the implementation was nearly complete. We used the Return Path tool as we slowly increased our send volume in Marketing Cloud to monitor IP reputation and inbox placement.
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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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Validity
Like I said before, Return Path is really the budget bundle. You get a lot of service for how much you pay. Since I am currently at an early stage startup, we could not afford Litmus, so having Return Path is crucial. The partnership with Salesforce also allowed us to get it at pretty low cost.
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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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Validity
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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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Validity
  • It has helped identify inbox issues and thus helping our clients reach more inboxes.
  • They have negatively impacted client relations on numerous occasions. They have reached out and told clients they are having issues or need certain products when they are already our clients and we are proving solutions for them.
  • They provide solid customer support when you create a support ticket. They are usually very quick to respond and give you an answer.
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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

Everest (Return Path + 250ok) Screenshots

Screenshot of Inbox Placement
Understand inbox placement rates by mailbox provider.Screenshot of Competitive Intelligence
Get visibility into what your competitors are doing well, including subject lines, sending patterns, and more.Screenshot of Design Tests
Collaborate, design, and test your email content across devices and mail clients.Screenshot of Reputation Monitoring
Get the most visibility into your sender reputation.Screenshot of Engagement Metrics
Go beyond the basic data provided by your email service provider. Get a holistic look at all the engagement metrics matters to your email program.Screenshot of List Validation
Verify the addresses on your lists aren't dead, wrong, or dangerous before mailing them and protect your sender reputation.