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Score 3.8 out of 100

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ClickDimensions

ClickDimensions is great for SMB companies looking for an easy to use, robust platform especially in situations where there are only a few people within the Marketing Department.
Emily Olson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

It's great for large field sales organizations that lack the ability to automate email sends that are consistent and on-brand. The idea of templated emails (with the ability to build custom emails) really helps keeps the look-and-feel of each email similar to what the rest of the organization is sending to customers or prospects. This isn't the solution that you'd need if you are looking for an automation tool that easily integrates into other marketing channels. The dynamic content feature is lagging far behind other tools in the space.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ClickDimensions
4.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
6.8
WYSIWYG email editor
ClickDimensions
5.3
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.0
Dynamic content
ClickDimensions
4.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.7
Ability to test dynamic content
ClickDimensions
2.4
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
5.3
Landing pages
ClickDimensions
2.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.1
A/B testing
ClickDimensions
4.1
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.6
Mobile optimization
ClickDimensions
2.7
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.3
Email deliverability reporting
ClickDimensions
3.8
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
8.2
List management
ClickDimensions
5.5
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.5
Triggered drip sequences
ClickDimensions
6.1
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
6.7

Lead Management

ClickDimensions
4.5
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Lead nurturing
ClickDimensions
6.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Lead scoring and grading
ClickDimensions
4.9
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Data quality management
ClickDimensions
3.1
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Automated sales alerts and tasks
ClickDimensions
4.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Campaign Management

ClickDimensions
2.5
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Calendaring
ClickDimensions
4.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Event/webinar marketing
ClickDimensions
1.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Social Media Marketing

ClickDimensions
5.5
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Social sharing and campaigns
ClickDimensions
8.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Social profile integration
ClickDimensions
3.1
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Reporting & Analytics

ClickDimensions
2.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.3
Dashboards
ClickDimensions
2.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
5.3
Standard reports
ClickDimensions
2.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
4.9
Custom reports
ClickDimensions
3.8
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
2.7

Platform & Infrastructure

ClickDimensions
4.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
API
ClickDimensions
1.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Role-based workflow & approvals
ClickDimensions
1.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Customizability
ClickDimensions
3.1
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Integration with Salesforce.com
ClickDimensions
7.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
ClickDimensions
7.3
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
Integration with SugarCRM
ClickDimensions
8.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Pros

ClickDimensions

  • The nurture campaign builder was great. Easy to use and to follow along with.
  • The drop and drag editor was easy to use and you could start using it with no training.
  • I always like when a service offers a certification for their product. ClickDimensions training was easy to follow, gave good content/tips/tricks and really helped me learn the platform.
Neville Wiles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

  • Sends client confirmations when they subscribe to a newsletter, sign up for a conference, or place an order with our company (SourceMedia). We don't have to hire an agency to send these for us.
  • Manages newsletter subscriptions and allows us to deploy on specific dates/times.
  • Helps us discover and manage the correct audience base per newsletter, and automates the distributions so we don't have to do it manually.
Cassidy Ebert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ClickDimensions

  • Creating lists based on customer email behaviour was technically possible, but in practise nearly impossible
  • Managing customer preferences and subscriptions felt extremely convoluted
  • Interfaces generally not intuitive
  • Reporting was not in the class of competitors
  • Deliverability - seems like in onboarding basic things weren't checked off. We really needed a platform expert to implement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

  • Deliverability reports - before sending emails they are checked for known issues and deliverability performance. The SFMC offering is ok but could be better. There additional software that can be purchased which should be included as part of the offering
  • SF should make it easier to integrate other clouds i.e commerce cloud and service cloud. The implementation of commerce cloud has improved but I still feel there is a way to go
Gareth Beer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ClickDimensions

ClickDimensions 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I see no reason for us to deprecate use at this point. It is important for us as a business to maintain our partnership with them and keep on the pulse of leading technology. ClickDimensions is a marketplace leader for the world of marketing automation, and in coordination with CRM, it's all the more relevant.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 8.9
Based on 18 answers
Exact Target has an exceptional team with great customer care. Whenever we have a question or concern they are timely in addressing it. They also perform annual reviews in person that provides us with market trends, new tools and features, performance metrics, and new content recommendations. We evaluate this by local market and at the international level
Brittany Dunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ClickDimensions

ClickDimensions 5.0
Based on 3 answers
I want to stay neutral. It's not that this product doesn't have appealing features or capabilities, it's that they aren't consistent and stable. So you lose data or your data is not accurate. Or some connection fails and the workflow doesn't trigger as it is supposed to, or the visits or clicks or other metrics contain bad data one month, then the next they're back to normal. This company needs to focus on getting their core product right and not on new features.
Karen Chamberlain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 8.0
Based on 3 answers
I think the tool is easy to use, protects a company from the spam legislation and manages subscribers very well. It is simple to create a non-complex email. I like the survey function on the email tool as well. Overall usability is quite easy and no necessary to have an IT background or extensive knowledge to use. It is helpful, though, to have an understanding of HTML for formatting at this point.
Lisa Franks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ClickDimensions

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Upgrades and timing of the upgrades were communicated well and planned during off hours for our work. If we did have a campaign scheduled during that time, it would kick-off after the system was back active. There were a few unplanned system down times, but it was a rare occurrence and those times were also short in duration.
Lisa Franks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ClickDimensions

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 2.0
Based on 2 answers
This software is extremely limiting. The layouts don't give much flexibility and take a long time to set up. If you aren't a designer or know html (like me), the emails look unpolished and amateur. It takes forever for me to make revisions and sometimes when I send the test email, it looks completely different in the software vs. how the message looks in my inbox. Fonts are different sizes and aren't aligned properly, etc. The whole platform is pretty clunky and not very user friendly. The reports are pretty good - however there isn't much you can do when viewing the info. Ex: If you have 200 "Did Not Open" emails, there isn't an easy way to just click and quickly resend to this group. I like that it can sync with Salesforce.com - but I have no idea how to set that up in my account.Out of frustration I have been using Constant Contact which has easy to use drag and drop features, built-in templates I can choose from, survey/coupon/registration tools, tagging and responsive reporting. My company's creative agency even prefers Constant Contact vs. Marketing Cloud.I still have to enter www.exacttarget.com (the old address) to log on. Wondering when they will change it to the new name, which I don't like using. Exact Target is so much easier to say. Salesforce Marketing Cloud just doesn't roll off the tongue and - just like the software - is clumsy and awkward, so I just keep calling it Exact Target.Overall, pretty much dissatisfied with Exact Target and have pretty much stopped using it. Although I know eventually I will have to go back to it at some point since my company has invested in the automation features and we will have to use it for our marketing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ClickDimensions

ClickDimensions 1.0
Based on 4 answers
You submit a ticket and they will always come back asking for more information. So the next time you try to be proactive and add that information to the original ticket, but then they come back and ask for something else. It gets to the point where you have to believe it is a stall tactic. You ask for more detail into their processes and you get the runaround. 9 times out of ten they will point the finger at Dynamics 365 as the culprit. It is like pulling teeth to get to Tier 2 support and then the questions start all over again, even if you send screenshots.
Karen Chamberlain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 1.0
Based on 6 answers
They're fast and knowledgeable. You will always know what's the status of your request and they usually follow up with phone calls to ask you questions or provide updates. Sometimes it takes them a couple of days to investigate, especially if you have custom "situations" like my company usually does but at least they are very good at managing time expectations.
Bogdan Enache | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ClickDimensions

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 7.9
Based on 2 answers
Easy to implement, with simple emails and solutions initially created. More advanced usage of the tool and more advanced subscriber attribute usage was implemented during later phases when the knowledge of the tool increased. Monitoring success and results of email campaigns were done at a high level initially, but not fully used until the tool and email marketing as a whole was better understood in the corporation.
Lisa Franks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ClickDimensions

Clickdimensions is severely impeded by its integration into Dynamics CRM. Consequently it lacks the Intuitiveness of HubSpot, and the straightforward usability of MailChimp. It is a perfect system if you want to exist entirely within Dynamics, but it requires a high degree of expertise in Dynamics to get maximum value out of it. We're currently migrating to HubSpot, and while the initial integration is proving challenging, I already sense we will be able to deliver a lot more of our marketing goals much more easily, and see an ROI.
Chris Thorne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

I have used Epsilon and I have evaluated Silverpop, e-Dialogue and Yesmail. From my analysis Salesforce MC is far more superior in flexibility, scalability and freedom to custom built initiatives. The AMPscripting is one of the driving forces in allowing the previous mentioned abilities. However, I can see from a marketers perspective where they simply want to send emails and segment easily. But given that effective email marketing requires a lot of different components and there is no simple way of doing it and I found that most companies that offer the out of the box solutions do a good job but there is no one size fits all and if you are trying to be really good at it which includes integrating your business such as registration, stats, CMS, API, etc. This is a much better solution.
Danny (Danny Blaq) Tran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ClickDimensions

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had approximately 20,000 recipients of most email campaigns, with some higher amounts and some smaller campaigns. The tools is easy to use and the recipient list size is really not a factor in the complexity or work to create and email campaign. Our campaigns could just have easily been sent to many more people, with virtually no additional work.
Lisa Franks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ClickDimensions

  • Tracking Email Engagement by customer is much easier. Real Time Stats/Email Engagement Report already built in.
  • Lead scoring helps develop more qualified leads.
Emily Olson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

  • Better execution/monitoring - when multiple steps are involved, IMH is great at dashboarding.
  • Facilitates exploratory campaigns - it is great at instilling confidence when you're trying a new facet of a campaign, due to the process transparency.
  • Cloud - can be a double-edged sword. Allows for on the go access, but isn't truly mobile-friendly, and can sometimes sputter. But certainly will improve with time.
Andrew Windle | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ClickDimensions

General

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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ClickDimensions
2.3
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

ClickDimensions
9.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
8.9

Usability

ClickDimensions
5.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
8.0

Reliability and Availability

ClickDimensions
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
9.0

Performance

ClickDimensions
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
2.0

Support Rating

ClickDimensions
1.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
1.0

Implementation Rating

ClickDimensions
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
7.9

Scalability

ClickDimensions
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio
9.0

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