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Likelihood to Recommend

Cheetah Messaging

I think CheetahMail, being one of the main ESPs in the market, is a quality choice. However, I would suggest that it's really only valuable for a bit larger of an organization, generally having staff of 100+ and revenues in tens of millions -- this is mainly to justify the amount of investment required, so may be cost-prohibitive to some. You also need to make sure that you understand the entire "level of support" you will gain through your specific contract.... the key is understanding what types of resources are within your organization (who's doing the coding? who comes up with the next campaign? What's the overall strategy?) Depending on these questions and resources, may help determine your final needs from a services point of view. CheetahMail can provide a wealth of various services specific to needs (and changes over time as your business changes), but a clear understanding of what you have before you bring them on will really help getting up and running quickly. Also be sure to truly understand the costs for the initial integrations, setups, IP senders, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce likely isn't going to be your first CRM. However, if you have a Sales team and are looking for a more advanced and possibly customizable way to run your funnel from Sales to Customer Success, you can't go wrong with Salesforce. It truly is the industry standard.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Cheetah Messaging
6.1
Salesforce
WYSIWYG email editor
Cheetah Messaging
6.0
Salesforce
Dynamic content
Cheetah Messaging
7.0
Salesforce
Ability to test dynamic content
Cheetah Messaging
7.0
Salesforce
Landing pages
Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Salesforce
A/B testing
Cheetah Messaging
6.0
Salesforce
Mobile optimization
Cheetah Messaging
5.0
Salesforce
Email deliverability reporting
Cheetah Messaging
8.0
Salesforce
List management
Cheetah Messaging
7.0
Salesforce
Triggered drip sequences
Cheetah Messaging
5.0
Salesforce

Reporting & Analytics

Cheetah Messaging
3.7
Salesforce
Dashboards
Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Salesforce
Standard reports
Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Salesforce
Custom reports
Cheetah Messaging
3.0
Salesforce

Sales Force Automation

Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.5
Customer data management / contact management
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
8.1
Workflow management
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.5
Territory management
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.3
Opportunity management
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
8.0
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
6.8
Contract management
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.4
Quote & order management
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.4
Interaction tracking
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.7
Channel / partner relationship management
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.5

Customer Service & Support

Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
8.5
Case management
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
9.0
Call center management
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
8.4
Help desk management
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
8.3

Marketing Automation

Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.5
Lead management
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.7
Email marketing
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.3

CRM Project Management

Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.2
Task management
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.1
Billing and invoicing management
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
6.7
Reporting
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.8

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
8.1
Forecasting
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.8
Pipeline visualization
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
8.1
Customizable reports
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
8.3

Customization

Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.9
Custom fields
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
8.3
Custom objects
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.9
Scripting environment
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.5
API for custom integration
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
8.0

Security

Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
8.3
Single sign-on capability
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
8.5

Social CRM

Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.1
Social data
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.0
Social engagement
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.2

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.5
Marketing automation
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.5
Compensation management
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.5

Platform

Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.3
Mobile access
Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.3

Pros

Cheetah Messaging

  • Internal management - This is a great web-based tool that allows our users to see what emails go to whom.
  • Organization - Many layers of organization for templates since there are many types of remarketing emails that we send out.
  • Historical Records - CheetahMail sends us the raw text files of all email actions so we can upload them to our database.
Duncan Hernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Automation: The ability to streamline complex processes is a nice benefit of the platform. It can become an amazing time-saver.
  • User Management and Creation, one initial profile and role setups are complete, is really simple and very quick.
  • Reporting, once your customization is complete, is very easy to build and export for whatever data visualizations you may need.
Kurt Johansen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cheetah Messaging

  • The organization of CheetahMail could at times be better, as you create more and more mailings, they just pile up in a long list. It would be useful to be able to create folders to store specific mailings in. (ex. editorial, newsletters, marketing, etc.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Sales Cloud is heavy software which needs much time for launching.
  • Also many times I find difficulty in searching for the right tool because there are so many features available so they need to place in well-organized categories
  • It is expensive software and only large companies could purchase it conveniently.
Kelly Cokorudy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cheetah Messaging

Cheetah Messaging 7.6
Based on 3 answers
As I have begun exploring competitors, I've come to realize that every competitor offers so much more functionality and integration than CheetahMail does. When we first signed our contract, CheetahMail was much more innovative and at the forefront of email. Since being bought out by Experian, we've seen a huge decline in service and innovation. They have laid off much of their staff and moved their account representatives to Costa Rica. They also heavily rely on on third parties which you will have to pay large amounts of money for while other Email Service Providers have integrated new technologies into their platform. You will get more for your money going to a different email service such as Responsys, Silverpop, Listrak and the like,
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 48 answers
While it's not perfect and can be overly complicated at times, there is not another solution out there that can do what it does. To get the same functionality you would need numerous disparate tools to match the amount of functionality Salesforce has. Having it all aggregated on one platform makes the complicated parts far more bearable
John Cupoli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cheetah Messaging

Cheetah Messaging 4.0
Based on 1 answer
CheetahMail has a high learning curve to master and requires a lot of backend work with tech teams to set up. Navigation is not the best and everything that should be automated is still extremely manual.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.4
Based on 63 answers
[Salesforce.com] provides an ease of use from two different perspectives. If you're an administrator of the platform, it is easy to navigate and go through the set up process. They focus on a clicks not code mentality, but if you have to customize your [Salesforce.com] instance through code, it's also easy for developers to develop directly in the platform. As for the end-user experience, they've come a long way with Salesforce Lightning and the ability to navigate between records and tables. The only slight negative is that it can be a bit cumbersome to fully customize the UI due to the way the metadata is currently set up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cheetah Messaging

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.8
Based on 54 answers
Salesforce is always available securely from any internet-capable device anywhere in the world, UNLESS you choose to set security measures so that ONLY trusted IP ranges may access the system at certain times of the day. It's all about choice and flexibility with Salesforce products.
Kyle Dugger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cheetah Messaging

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.0
Based on 36 answers
Salesforce performance in general is excellent. "The cloud infrastructure beneath Force.com has been fine-tuned over the past 10 years. It powers nearly 100,000+ businesses running more than 185,000 applications that 3 million users count on every day."
Points per Salesforce -
1) Multitenant kernel - With a multitenant platform, each business that uses the app doesn’t have its own copy. Instead, all businesses share a single copy and then customize it for their specific needs.
2) ISO 27001 certified security - You can’t compromise when it comes to enterprise-level security. Force.com is road-tested and trusted by nearly 100,000+ companies, including many of the world’s most security-conscious organizations, such as banks and health care providers.
3) Proven reliability - All Force.com apps run on world-class data centers with backup, failover, and disaster-recovery facilities. Force.com has had a proven 99.9 percent uptime record for years.
4) Proven, real-time scalability - Force.com is used by many of the world's largest enterprises, including Cisco, Japan Post Network, and Symantec. Applications can automatically scale from a few users to millions of page views, as needed.
5) Real-time query optimizer - You need fast access to your data. The Force.com query optimizer delivers under 300ms response time, at a massive scale.
6) Real-time transparent system status - You can always see real-time system performance, availability, and security information at trust.salesforce.com.
7) Real-time upgrades - Unlike traditional software platforms, our upgrades never break your customizations, code, or integrations. We upgrade the platform for you 3 to 4 times each year. As a result, you’re always on the latest version, with access to the latest features, performance, and security enhancements.
8) Real-time sandbox environments - With a single click, you can create copies of your applications, configuration, and data in separate environments for development, testing, and training.
9) Three global production data centers and disaster recovery - Force.com runs on three geographically dispersed, mirrored data centers with built-in replication, disaster recovery, a redundant network backbone, and no single points of failure
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cheetah Messaging

Cheetah Messaging 2.0
Based on 2 answers
Account reps have a quick response time but a very slow resolution time. Because account reps do not have technical knowledge, there is a long long lead time between flagging a problem and tech team resolution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.1
Based on 90 answers
I gave this rating because I do not deal with SFDC support. That is the function of our Salesopps person. Last week though, it was incredibly frustrating that the site was undergoing maintenance in the middle of the day. It was very disruptive to the entire team and we lost about 2 hours of productivity. Make the hours that it will be down during the night so people don't lose time in their workday.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cheetah Messaging

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.9
Based on 11 answers
I attended two training sessions. I would rate them a 4 as an advanced user. It was very basic – great for someone new – would give 8+ for new person.

I had 3 years of experience at the time. I skipped basic and went onto advanced and still not helpful. A lot of it was best practices that didn’t feel relevant for our business
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cheetah Messaging

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.1
Based on 15 answers
I have gone through multiple. The content that’s delivered is quite basic – I wish they had more advanced training.

We are grandfathered into premium support plus training. We get unlimited access to instructor led and online training for free. We have taken advantage of this
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cheetah Messaging

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.4
Based on 32 answers
Just from an organizational standpoint - we standardized our data prior to moving to Salesforce. But we essentially standardized it wrong. That's created a big disgusting mess for us know that I'll have to deal with as the Admin. Be sure you think through use cases prior to doing something like that - seek outside opinions on how the data will work best, especially depending on what else you're going to integrate with Salesforce.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cheetah Messaging

If we are comparing apples to apples for just sending emails, all the tools were about the same. Upload a list, code email, send email. For that they are all pretty much the same. The thing that brings Cheetahmail down is the support. The support is not bad but because they are in a different country it makes it tough to fix issues in a timely manner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce met our needs at the time of implementation. We liked that it was hosted in the cloud and could be customized for our needs.
However, we are in the process of moving from Salesforce to Microsoft Dynamics as the Salesforce solutions are too costly for how it is being used and its frequency of use. There was a steep learning curve that was needed to implement the customizations of the Salesforce solutions we implemented.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cheetah Messaging

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've worked with Salesforce since 2001 in companies ranging from 4 to hundreds of sales people and the system has been able to scale and perhaps more importantly expand (functionally) to the needs of larger organizations. In fact in my previous company, as a provider of a solution that integrated with Salesforce, we had customers that had thousands of sales people using Salesforce.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cheetah Messaging

  • Our efficiency has decreased with CheetaMail actually. Too many service calls to find out why something isn't working as expected, account setup questions, issues with PiP, takes too long to get a simple form built, customer service response time, etc...
  • Reporting is not very streamlined. This has caused us to take our reporting offline and use a method with better visibility.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • It's had a positive return for the company in that they can dive into individual rep accounts to improve the quality of conversations about opportunities
  • The reporting and analytics it provide have been positive and allow the company to better forecast, improving the ability to properly budget and plan
  • Salesforce requires a certain level of expertise on staff, so in addition to the cost of Salesforce there are payroll and training expenses required
Jason Carlage | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cheetah Messaging

General

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

Cheetah Messaging Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Salesforce

General

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

Salesforce Editions & Modules

Edition
Essentials$25.001
Professional$100.001
Enterprise$175.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Salesforce
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Cheetah Messaging
7.6
Salesforce
10.0

Usability

Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Salesforce
7.4

Reliability and Availability

Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
9.8

Performance

Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
9.0

Support Rating

Cheetah Messaging
2.0
Salesforce
7.1

In-Person Training

Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
7.9

Online Training

Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
9.1

Implementation Rating

Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
9.4

Scalability

Cheetah Messaging
Salesforce
10.0

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