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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 5.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Campaign Monitor

Campaign Monitor is undoubtedly one of the best software for managing email marketing campaigns; it is a robust platform and can be adapted to any company. If you are not a developer and don't know any code, it has many pre-made templates to use. I highly recommend Campaign Monitor; it is perfect, does what needs to be done, and is very easy to use.
Korey Migdal | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Unica

I think it is wel suited for a business with a lot of one on one relations in the database. For example a supermarket that sells products to a client and gives a reduction on that product. It is nice if the selection process is not to complex and does not involve to many calculations. It is also nice if it is very clear what you want to follow up.In our environment we have lots of many-to-many relations. for example one product is held by more then one client. And that client might have more of those products with other clients. These kind of situation demands for a lot of calculations with derived fields(*), and there things go far too slow. Unica is probably not such a good solution for us, because our environment is too complex, and so is to process of creating the selection, we often have to change things in the selection flows. Because of the complexity it is difficult to see what the flow is exactly doing afterwoods, it also takes to much time to modify existing campaigns. The interface is not handy to work with, if you have long lists of variables, of tables or derived fields(*) you have to scroll through trough them, you can not really search them or reorder them. You can not drag and drop fields or other objects like derived fields in the flow, what would be easy if you have to make frequent changes to the proces flow. When you copy objects something the content of the object changes because the links with other objects or lost. (*) derived field: field to calculate something
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Campaign Monitor
8.8
HCL Unica
WYSIWYG email editor
Campaign Monitor
8.7
HCL Unica
Dynamic content
Campaign Monitor
8.3
HCL Unica
Ability to test dynamic content
Campaign Monitor
8.0
HCL Unica
A/B testing
Campaign Monitor
8.9
HCL Unica
Email deliverability reporting
Campaign Monitor
10.0
HCL Unica

Reporting & Analytics

Campaign Monitor
10.0
HCL Unica
Standard reports
Campaign Monitor
10.0
HCL Unica

Pre-Send Testing

Campaign Monitor
8.7
HCL Unica
Spam Testing
Campaign Monitor
8.7
HCL Unica

Pros

Campaign Monitor

  • Campaign Monitor’s support is great. They have a great help page built out to help answer all your questions, and if you do have a question or issue that needs extra support, their support team responds within a couple hours to help resolve the issue.
  • The email builder is very clean and easy to use. It makes A/B testing, personalization, and dynamic content easy to implement.
  • I appreciate the insights reporting that Campaign Monitor provides. We use that regularly for our quarterly reporting to track list growth, as well as campaign performance from a high level.
  • The automation is very straight forward and has truly transformed our marketing. The learning curve is pretty low, so my entire team knows how to use it to create and edit automated email journeys.
Becca Sangwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Unica

  • Ability to translate Multiple SQL queries into a very easy to use visual GUI.
  • Provides the ability to pre-define segments, run them once in off hours, store them in their own system tables for quick youth and a significant reduction in CPU utilization on the database.
  • It’s use of Reusable objects. Including user variables to pre-define calculations one time, macros that you can create and pass values to parameterize the SQL code And the creation of templates to easily replicate work.
  • It’s ability to bring in external data on the fly that can very easily be mapped into any flowchart.
  • It’s flexibility and creating UNIX script via triggers to automate sending of files to multiple vendors with different FTP sites
  • It’s flexibility in the output layouts that it can create.
Eric Bahme | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Campaign Monitor

  • Managing different subscriptions requires some thinking and setup with custom fields/lists/segments. It's not really 'out of the box' to set up.
  • The WYSIWYG editor is pretty locked down, which makes it idiot-proof, but would be great to have a little more control over padding, line height, kerning, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Unica

  • Greater integration of real time (Interact) capabilities with outbound channels, in particular IBM eMessage Email & SMS delivery.
  • Additional outbound channels to be integrated into eMessage, including Facebook Fanpage & Twitter DM broadcasts. At the moment these are possible only through custom additional integration.
  • Support for additional marketing database technology, e.g. MySQL, Exasol, ParAccel, WX2.
  • Provision of database technology with software purchase, as Web technology (IBM WebSphere Express) is supplied for free, but no database is supplied - since IBM also market DB2, which is a supported technology it seems a shame.
Tim Biddiscombe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Campaign Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Unica

HCL Unica 8.7
Based on 12 answers
There are three main factors to renew a licence:1) Cost to migrate to another platform would be rather expensive and time consuming, plus the requirement of retraining employees to use a new tool2) It has been proven time and time again that it is a market leader in the space (10 years +)3) It can be built upon, with the addition of additional IBM EMM modules - despite theories it does have very strong digital capabilities.
Brent Banning | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Campaign Monitor

Campaign Monitor 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The templates, while useful, are very locked down, This makes it very usable from a novice's standpoint, but also very inflexible from a designer's standpoint. Creating several version of the email campaign and using A/B testing was a powerful and easy-to-use feature, and the system also provides the option of automating the sending of emails once an A/B testing criteria is reached
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Unica

HCL Unica 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I think it is easy to use, if you don't have to do to complex selections.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Campaign Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Unica

HCL Unica 3.0
Based on 1 answer
I didn't use the Unica support since it is with IBM, only before.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Campaign Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Unica

HCL Unica 7.2
Based on 2 answers
- We had to rebuild a part of the datamart afterwards to tighten up and simplify the selection process. But as it was too time consuming to rebuild all the existing campaigns, we no run campaigns on different versions of the datamart. - The response tracking of the campaigns never worked out well, it was impossible to implement a direct response where there is a link between the lead and the response in our operational process
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Campaign Monitor

The ability to track the effectiveness of email marketing campaigns in real-time is what makes Campaign Monitor interesting to use. All the vital features that we need to run professionally designed email campaigns that look wonderful on any device so that we boost our business are included in this platform.
Emily Mok | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Unica

The contact history and the response history are so powerful. You can track whatever you want to help the call center to push relevant offers to our customer. In addition, predictive models can be built, with patience, in IBM Campaign. If you have some complaints from the call center about any campaigns, you can easily validate it into the contact or response history.
Gabriel Racine | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Campaign Monitor

  • Because it's easy to use, we can design and send out newsletters easily and quickly, spending little time.
  • It's a great tool for aggregating all of the things our organization is up to and making sure people are aware of them.
  • Sometimes I wonder how many emails are sent to the Spam folder, but there are great tools to see how many opens you get.
Sarah Bandy | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Unica

  • It helps my clients drive their business which in turn, drives more profit for them.
  • It helps my clients determine what works, and what doesn't work, in terms of their social marketing campaigns.
  • It helps navigate proper budgeting through determining what clients' users respond to, and what they find unique.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Campaign Monitor

General

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

Campaign Monitor Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$91
Unlimited$291
Premier$1491
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

HCL Unica

General

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

HCL Unica Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Campaign Monitor
8.0
HCL Unica
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Campaign Monitor
HCL Unica
8.7

Usability

Campaign Monitor
10.0
HCL Unica
8.0

Support Rating

Campaign Monitor
HCL Unica
3.0

Implementation Rating

Campaign Monitor
HCL Unica
7.2

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