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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Autopilot

It's a great tool for email marketing and making automation flows with those emails. Also push your communication to multiple platforms (social media, SMS, WhatsApp, etc). It's easy to learn so for us easy to teach companies the basics of marketing automation. The clean interface and not to many functions don't make the tool too overwhelming. So for us, one of the better "get your feet wet" tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MessageGears

MessageGears can be a solid, inexpensive email solution and you can be able to send millions of emails per year. In 2020, we delivered over 235 million emails at a fraction of what that would cost with any other email service provider. We worked with MessageGears on a custom solution with our database.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Autopilot
5.9
MessageGears
4.6
WYSIWYG email editor
Autopilot
5.7
MessageGears
Dynamic content
Autopilot
6.1
MessageGears
2.0
Ability to test dynamic content
Autopilot
5.5
MessageGears
2.0
A/B testing
Autopilot
6.0
MessageGears
6.0
Mobile optimization
Autopilot
6.4
MessageGears
8.0
Email deliverability reporting
Autopilot
5.4
MessageGears
8.0
List management
Autopilot
6.3
MessageGears
5.0
Triggered drip sequences
Autopilot
6.1
MessageGears
1.0

Lead Management

Autopilot
5.5
MessageGears
Lead nurturing
Autopilot
6.1
MessageGears
Data quality management
Autopilot
5.2
MessageGears
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Autopilot
5.1
MessageGears

Campaign Management

Autopilot
6.5
MessageGears
Event/webinar marketing
Autopilot
6.5
MessageGears

Social Media Marketing

Autopilot
6.4
MessageGears
Social profile integration
Autopilot
6.4
MessageGears

Reporting & Analytics

Autopilot
6.0
MessageGears
3.0
Dashboards
Autopilot
6.1
MessageGears
3.0
Standard reports
Autopilot
6.0
MessageGears
3.0
Custom reports
Autopilot
MessageGears
3.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Autopilot
5.1
MessageGears
API
Autopilot
5.2
MessageGears
Customizability
Autopilot
5.5
MessageGears
Integration with Salesforce.com
Autopilot
4.6
MessageGears

Pre-Send Testing

Autopilot
MessageGears
6.8
Link Tracking
Autopilot
MessageGears
8.0
Image Validation
Autopilot
MessageGears
7.0
Inbox Display
Autopilot
MessageGears
7.0
Spelling and Grammar Check
Autopilot
MessageGears
6.0
Spam Testing
Autopilot
MessageGears
6.0
Email Previews
Autopilot
MessageGears
7.0

Pros

Autopilot

  • Very easy to use automation builder with many great options and integrations. Lets us tailor incredibly precise campaigns through use of Autopilot's own features, plus its tight integrations with data from sources like Segment.
  • Easy and powerful email editing and creation built-in. No need for email template coding.
  • Autopilot allows marketers to have full control and implement new web forms to capture leads quickly with its automatic form detection. No need to save custom form data to our own backend saves our development team time.
Bryan McAnulty | TrustRadius Reviewer

MessageGears

  • Solid customer service
  • Inexpensive solution
  • Flexibility in setup
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Autopilot

  • Limited Design Customization: If you're an experienced marketer and are used to the unlimited customization capabilities of larger platforms (or coding your own templates), you might find Autopilot's options to be limiting. It's great for a beginner user who shouldn't be encumbered with those options, but I could see if being frustrating for others.
Emily Muhoberac | TrustRadius Reviewer

MessageGears

  • Due to our custom connection, we miss out on some features
  • Our organization codes in HTML versus drag and drop editor
  • Education on new enhancements
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Autopilot

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MessageGears

MessageGears 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Our situation is unique so I believe we are working on a semi-outdated UI which needs a tune up / version upgrade. Similarly, our custom connection means that we do not have access to the full feature set so I've never experienced MessageGears' best functionality
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Autopilot

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MessageGears

MessageGears 8.0
Based on 1 answer
MessageGears support is always quick to respond when we have an issue, which is rare. Gail has been our main rep and she has been great. We don't have many issues so luckily, we don't need to lean on their customer support team much. That said, it would be beneficial to hear from upper management more.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Autopilot

Okta and Azure AD seem to work better for administering our email tenant and users for me comparatively. They just seem easier to use and I was already experienced with both.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MessageGears

Bronto is a much better email service provider, though our choice to use MessageGears is based on our unique database situation, our partnership with them, and our deal structure. The automation and functionality within Bronto is superior, but it also comes with a hefty price tag; MessageGears provides the scale we need
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Autopilot

  • Decreased the hours spend manually cleaning contact lists and prepping mass email sends.
  • Lift in overall email engagement, including deliverability, open and click rates, CTOR, etc. due to the ability to personalize and segment email lists.
  • Saves time for the entire sales team by automating many of their sales communication processes.
Megan Kratzman | TrustRadius Reviewer

MessageGears

  • Very High ROAS
  • Inexpensive CPMs
  • Always a top performing marketing channel
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Autopilot

General

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

Autopilot Editions & Modules

Edition
Silver$491
Gold$1491
Platinum$2491
CustomRequest by quote
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Autopilot offers two pricing plans based on the number of contacts in your marketing database. Both plans include unlimited emails with no hidden fees or setup charges. Pay monthly or annually for a 20% discount.

MessageGears

General

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

MessageGears Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Autopilot
6.3
MessageGears
6.0

Usability

Autopilot
MessageGears
6.0

Support Rating

Autopilot
MessageGears
8.0

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