Constant Contact vs. Demandforce

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Constant Contact
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Constant Contact is a full-featured email marketing solution with capabilities such as social media integration, drag-and-drop editing, and real-time reporting. It is a bulk email tool designed for SMB customers. Since 2019, Constant Contact also offers marketing automation features, a website and landing page builder, and other tools to support midsize businesses.
$12
per month
Demandforce
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Demandforce is a solution available to the medical, veterinarian, lifestyle and automotive industries. Demandforce offers a variety of communication and office workflow solutions from appointment reminders and two-way text to marketing solutions like email campaign templates and online reputation management tools. Demandforce helps attract, retain, and grow a customer base.N/A
Pricing
Constant ContactDemandforce
Editions & Modules
Lite
Starting at $12.00
per month
Standard
Starting at $35.00
per month
Lead Gen & CRM
Starting at $449.00
per month
Premium
Starting at $80.00
per month
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Constant ContactDemandforce
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe SMS Marketing tool can be added to any Core or Plus Constant Contact account. SMS is only available in the US for Core and Plus paid plans. SMS can be added when logged in to an account after purchase. Plans start at $10/month for up to 500 messages.
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Features
Constant ContactDemandforce
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
8.0
116 Ratings
2% below category average
Demandforce
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor8.199 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic content7.9100 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content8.482 Ratings00 Ratings
Landing pages8.074 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing7.070 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization8.586 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting9.0112 Ratings00 Ratings
List management8.3114 Ratings00 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences7.258 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
8.0
113 Ratings
3% above category average
Demandforce
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.388 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.3111 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports7.458 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
8.1
65 Ratings
5% below category average
Demandforce
-
Ratings
URL Validation8.231 Ratings00 Ratings
Link Tracking7.934 Ratings00 Ratings
Image Validation8.832 Ratings00 Ratings
Inbox Display8.635 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Accessibility Tools7.928 Ratings00 Ratings
Spelling and Grammar Check8.052 Ratings00 Ratings
Spam Testing6.026 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Previews9.164 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Demandforce
7.8
2 Ratings
1% above category average
Customer data management / contact management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Workflow management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Territory management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Opportunity management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Contract management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Quote & order management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Interaction tracking00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Demandforce
9.0
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Case management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Call center management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Help desk management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Demandforce
9.0
3 Ratings
17% above category average
Lead management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Email marketing00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Demandforce
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Task management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Demandforce
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Forecasting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Pipeline visualization00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Demandforce
9.0
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Custom fields00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Custom objects00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Scripting environment00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Demandforce
9.0
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Social CRM
Comparison of Social CRM features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Demandforce
9.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Social data00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Social engagement00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-party Software
Comparison of Integrations with 3rd-party Software features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Demandforce
9.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Marketing automation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Compensation management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Demandforce
9.0
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Mobile access00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Constant ContactDemandforce
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(131 ratings)
3.0
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.8
(23 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Constant ContactDemandforce
Likelihood to Recommend
Constant Contact
Constant Contact is an excellent tool for sending out flyers and newsletters. However, I feel the content's appearance is typically all the same. When I receive an email from Constant Contact, I can immediately identify it - the templates usually all look the same. When sending out communications with images, it is easy to use Constant Contact and link webpages. However, the email layout is always vertical and can get very lengthy. I prefer a more flip-book approach with options to flip the page.
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Demandforce
We use Demandforce to reach out to 'old' customers. If they have not had an invoice generated in X number of days/weeks/months/years, we can create a custom campaign via email/text to reach out to them and attempt to re-engage with those customers to generate new 'existing business' or entirely new leads for our Sales team to run.
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Pros
Constant Contact
  • Market segmentation is great: my main segmentation is by region because that's how our sales team is divided.
  • Lists: making customized email lists is easy and intuitive; the custom fields allow some flexibility in case our fields don't exactly line up with Constant Contact's.
  • Campaigns: creating campaigns is quick and simple. I especially appreciate the 'resend to non-openers' option. I am constantly using this feature.
  • Subject line generator: I like using the recommended subject lines. I'm able to plug in their recommended ideas, or sometimes, this feature helps me generate my own ideas.
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Demandforce
  • Aesthetics has been updated in last few months for organization and is easier to see: colors, grid lines on front page, and font style.
  • Allowing our office to include specific items in reminder appointment emails allows personalization to make confirming appointments easier.
  • Allowing patients to write reviews allows us to know what the office is doing well and what we can improve on.
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Cons
Constant Contact
  • It would be nice if we had more customizable options for emails - like moving around pictures and text boxes, rather than a set spot for everything to go.
  • I would like it if multiple people could work on a document at one time. So if I'm in charge of graphics, I can get those updated while someone else is entering content, etc.
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Demandforce
  • Flexibility in Design!
  • Overall Look & Feel of Templates (look at what Squarespace is doing, it is possible!)
  • Usability (it's a bit clunky)
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Likelihood to Renew
Constant Contact
There is no doubt that we are going to renew Constant Contact. We have not just invested a lot of time in learning and creating a great looking product but we have developed a strong database of information that allows us to track how we are doing for each newsletter. This supports our goals of creating products that residents desire and are excited to receive.
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Demandforce
We are constantly being contacted by comparable organizations. If Mindbody Online integrated a feature like Demandforce, we'd move over there to keep everything in one platform.
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Usability
Constant Contact
There is always room for improvement. I don't know how they test their systems, but they should invite not-so computer savvy people to test it. If I, as an expert have problems, they need to think like the technophobe. Since I've used Constant Contact in the past as part of my former employment, I have not viewed any of the tutorials and just jumped in to work on my client's newsletter. With that said, I found some areas easy and some a bit cumbersome
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Demandforce
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Constant Contact
No major problems in sending out the email campaigns and accessing the analytics
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Demandforce
No answers on this topic
Performance
Constant Contact
The system seemed quite slow sometimes. Specifically, there was sometimes a delay in sends if it was during a high traffic period. There were time-outs when uploading new code for an email, and a lag in reporting analytics which was sometimes as long as 72 hours
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Demandforce
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Constant Contact
I think the overall support for Constant Contact has always been incredible; I have nothing negative to say. Our customer support representative was attentive, easy to understand, and very knowledgeable. I never felt like I wasn't a priority of his and my issues, while very small, were fixed in a very short time frame.
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Demandforce
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Constant Contact
Implementation is very easy for someone who wants to send out the “batch and blast” type newsletters. If you want to use their templates with no customizations, the product works fine. However, the more customizations you get into involving link color, etc, that’s where things can get tricky for someone who may not be familiar with coding
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Demandforce
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Constant Contact
Constant Contact is much more intuitive for people who are not tech-savvy. Also, while sendgrid offered more options in it's drag and drop interface, it displayed differently across different email clients, which made it very cumbersome to use. It also took much longer to upload contact lists and it was harder to manage existing contacts. Performance in sendgrid was much slower as well, and the Preview feature was quite buggy. Our team initially chose sendgrid because of the integration options that it's API offered, but we ultimately switched to Constant Contact because it was much easier to build campaigns and better suited our requirements.
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Demandforce
I do not have any alternative products to compare this service too. It was in place when I came aboard this company and I have no say in its continuation or replacement. As from what I can gather, there are many alternatives to this platform, but Demandforce is the only one I am aware of that runs in your system tray and is passively ran in conjunction with your accounting database.
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Scalability
Constant Contact
Very reliable in sending email campaigns and controlling the recipients so that no contact is sent the same email more than once, even if they are on a resent list
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Demandforce
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Constant Contact
  • I have had nothing but positive impacts from using Constant Contact.
  • The church is large, and there are many subgroups and axillary groups within the church. Setting up specific groups based on responsibility, interest, member goals, and service needs allows me to send information quickly, saving valuable time for other tasks.
  • Constant Contact allows leadership to stay personally engaged with the members I work with, without over-taxing my time. It feels so seamless.
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Demandforce
  • It's taken a lot of the reporting and guesswork out of the equation. That has saved us a lot of money.
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ScreenShots

Constant Contact Screenshots

Screenshot of The AI Content Generator can be used to create content for emails, social posts, or SMS.Screenshot of Advanced Automation workflows make sure marketing is always on.Screenshot of Hundreds of pre-built email templates are available or a simple drag-and-drop email editor is available to start from scratch.Screenshot of The Social Posting tool is used to plan and post Social media messaging across platforms.Screenshot of SMS Marketing can reach customers wherever they are.Screenshot of E-commerce tools can be integrated with Constant Contact to sell more.

Demandforce Screenshots

Screenshot of Demandforce's email campaign studio solution to communicate with customers via email marketing with unique and customizable templates.Screenshot of Demandforce's phone solution to communicate with customers.Screenshot of Demandforce's mobile app to manage the business while on the go.Screenshot of Demandforce's online booking solution allows customers to book without having to communicate directly with the front office.Screenshot of Demandforce's appointment reminder solution made to increase workflow and reduce no shows.Screenshot of Demandforce's online reputation management tools made to help gain new customers.