Constant Contact vs. Oracle Marketing

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
Oracle Marketing
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) is a solution designed to enable marketers to plan and execute automated marketing campaigns via email, display search, video advertising, and mobile while delivering a personalized customer experience for their prospects.
$2,000
per month
Pricing
Constant ContactOracle Marketing
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
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Constant ContactOracle Marketing
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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.CX Marketing pricing is a function of usage.
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Community Pulse
Constant ContactOracle Marketing
Considered Both Products
Constant Contact

No answer on this topic

Oracle Marketing
Chose Oracle Marketing
These other platforms lack the robust capabilities or ability to customize your output. These platforms are plug and play, but you can only produce within the limits of what you are allowed to. I regularly push Eloqua to do things that are not natural capabilities. I've not …
Top Pros
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Features
Constant ContactOracle Marketing
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
Oracle Marketing
8.9
133 Ratings
13% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor8.199 Ratings9.2117 Ratings
Dynamic content7.9100 Ratings8.6120 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content8.482 Ratings8.6116 Ratings
Landing pages8.074 Ratings8.1124 Ratings
A/B testing7.070 Ratings9.1118 Ratings
Mobile optimization8.586 Ratings9.1113 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting9.0112 Ratings9.5127 Ratings
List management8.3114 Ratings8.9126 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences7.258 Ratings8.9108 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
8.0
113 Ratings
2% above category average
Oracle Marketing
8.6
123 Ratings
14% above category average
Dashboards8.388 Ratings8.9122 Ratings
Standard reports8.3111 Ratings8.4120 Ratings
Custom reports7.458 Ratings8.4113 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
Oracle Marketing
-
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
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Oracle Marketing
8.5
118 Ratings
9% above category average
Lead nurturing automation00 Ratings9.5110 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading00 Ratings8.4104 Ratings
Data quality management00 Ratings8.1109 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks00 Ratings8.089 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Oracle Marketing
9.0
109 Ratings
17% above category average
Calendaring00 Ratings8.694 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing00 Ratings9.599 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Oracle Marketing
8.9
72 Ratings
17% above category average
Social sharing and campaigns00 Ratings9.270 Ratings
Social profile integration00 Ratings8.666 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Oracle Marketing
9.2
120 Ratings
19% above category average
API00 Ratings8.9105 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals00 Ratings9.589 Ratings
Customizability00 Ratings8.9109 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com00 Ratings9.588 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM00 Ratings8.948 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM00 Ratings9.537 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Constant ContactOracle Marketing
Small Businesses
ReachMail
ReachMail
Score 10.0 out of 10
Vbout
Vbout
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
VerticalResponse
VerticalResponse
Score 10.0 out of 10
PFL Direct Mail Platform
PFL Direct Mail Platform
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Emma by Marigold
Emma by Marigold
Score 8.6 out of 10
PFL Direct Mail Platform
PFL Direct Mail Platform
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Constant ContactOracle Marketing
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(131 ratings)
7.8
(246 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.7
(23 ratings)
10.0
(92 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(10 ratings)
10.0
(15 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.1
(9 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(2 ratings)
6.6
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(9 ratings)
9.9
(16 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.6
(11 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(5 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
Configurability
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(120 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Constant ContactOracle Marketing
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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Oracle
A duration of one and a half years is enough for us to
recognize the capabilities of a tool and in my opinion, this one is just a
great tool to manage marketing campaigns of even massive-sized firms. Its
marketing automation tool and its way of managing campaign and the way it
executes digital initiatives is enough to get an inkling of its abilities.
Less favorable for the people who want to have something at
a cheap price and are more dependent on the reports as its reports have nothing
much in detail.
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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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Oracle
  • We can look for the behavior of our clients on our website and mobile application using the analytics it provides.
  • It is highly customizable.
  • It presents data in a form that is easily understandable and reports are highly beneficial for us.
  • Analytics in the form of graphs.
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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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Oracle
  • Integration options outside of auto-syncs. I am currently having an issue trying to find an adapter to use with Eloqua to API into our data warehouse but keep the functionality on the Eloqua side.
  • To provide more transparency and visual details of the syncs (integrations of outside data) from any other system that is feeding Eloqua, like what is being updated or changed, better explanations of errors, drill down to newly created records.
  • Custom Objects - Need to have a way to create CDOs outside of just form submissions and uploading of lists, like if you needed to import a file nightly to feed that CDO data but automate the import and make sure it maps to a contact record.
  • Import of data from a file on SFTP - There is no way to filter or create logic to control what is being fed into Eloqua. Currently, that manipulation has to be done by the IT side first. Less flexibility.
  • Better auditing capabilities within the canvas. meaning, sometimes if something is changed or not working the problem may not necessarily show up in immediately, the pattern could take a while to present itself. For example, the feeders into the program. If there is a problem, I don't know that maybe contacts are not entering the program until we do reporting that month and realize there was a lull of contacts going through. Then we have a whole month of missed records or other potential data issues. When you get do large and your Eloqua machine is very robust, the harder it is to see everything
  • Be able to add more than 250 custom contact records. That definitely inhibits my organization in how we need to use that record.
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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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Oracle
We have been able to automate so many marketing processes with Eloqua over the past 5 years that the only direction would be to adopt the latest and greatest features Eloqua adds. The alternative would be to go back to the marketing stone-age and start over again. And we would rather move forward with increased automation and efficiency.
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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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Oracle
Personally, I find it quite easy to use. But for those members of our team who have little or no testing experience, it's been a bit more difficult. There's also training required for development teams in order to have your campaigns coded and set up in the most efficient way. Our developers have been able to do basic and intermediate tests with no difficulty, and they find the interface itself quite intuitive... it's just the extremely complex tests that require a bit more understanding.
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Reliability and Availability
Constant Contact
No major problems in sending out the email campaigns and accessing the analytics
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Oracle
No one has experienced any problems with availablity.
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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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Oracle
There are occasional complaints about slowness to refresh a screen or build a report. However, this is as much a factor of network access speeds as the system itself, since often the complaints occur when someone is accessing on a wireless network.
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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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Oracle
We found that we often were telling support people how the system worked. Because we were on E9 that created a lot of support issues as well since few people on the support team seemed to know how E9 worked. That was mostly okay except when we had major system issues (like SSO preventing us from logging in after an update), it became really hard to get answers that weren't vague. It was always the issues that had the highest visibility within the organization (like with Sales) that seemed to take forever to resolve and didn't have a clear escalation path. When Oracle switched Eloqua over to the Oracle support portal it just got worse
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In-Person Training
Constant Contact
No answers on this topic
Oracle
They offer very basic classes which are required for master certification.

After having been through it, I would not consider anyone with a master certification any more qualified, unlike Salesforce.com certification which is a more difficult thing to acquire. For example, one of the classes towards certification was around social media. I would have expected examples of how to incorporate into campaigns in the product, with a demo and hands-on test. Instead, it was a powerpoint slideshow that went on way too long and covered really basic stuff like “what is Facebook, what is Twitter”
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Online Training
Constant Contact
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Oracle
Ok, so, this sounds like it could be horrible because it was all remote, but we loved it... the Adobe training environment was easy to use, and the trainers were engaging. It was simple to switch back and forth between the meeting and the hands-on exercises in their training instances. We took the fundamentals training early in our implementation-- before the consultants came onsite-- and I know this made a big difference in our implementation, because we were able to ask informed questions throughout
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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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Oracle
I give it a 10 because the only issue we had was a result of not following the guidance we were given. Maxymiser provided a customized implementation guide for each site where we were adding the code. On our site implementations when we followed that guide to the letter, it was extremely fast and easy and has worked very well.
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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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Oracle
It was quite complex to generate segments with Adobe
analytics and I wasn’t personally satisfied with the overall performance of
Adobe Analytics and wasn’t enough flexible in any way. So we decided to switch
to something else better than Adobe Analytics and is available in the market at
a cheap rate and we ended up doing our research for the most suitable tool at
Oracle Infinity and we don’t regret our decision.
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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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Oracle
Eloqua is definitely good for larger companies that have 100,000+ contacts and complex marketing workflows and data. Personalization is fairly robust with Eloqua for larger campaigns with smart content and features. Scaling across channels is also seamless - as the platform has great options for non-email channels like SMS, Direct Mail, Chat, etc.
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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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Oracle
  • We are able to use it to help our clients scale through testing
  • We have been able to measure the impact of our events and sales events so we can determine which events to continue in the future and determine future investment
  • Launch a new brand out of Eloqua and measure awareness
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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.

Oracle Marketing Screenshots

Screenshot of Marketing intelligence gives everyone insights into marketing campaign impact on qualified sales leads, pipeline, and ROI.Screenshot of Oracle Eloqua's industry-leading marketing automation helps you create and execute brilliant B2B campaigns to drive engagement across each stage of the customer experience, from the simplest to the most sophisticated buying cycles.Screenshot of Oracle Responsys makes it easy for B2C marketing teams to produce sophisticated cross-channel customer experiences that deliver value at the time of need to each individual based on their interests, preferences, and shopping habits.Screenshot of Oracle Maxymiser’s advanced website testing and personalization solutions help marketers make data-driven decisions on websites and mobile apps; create seamless, connected customer experiences; and deliver higher marketing ROI.Screenshot of Oracle Infinity helps you optimize a customer’s real-time digital journey. The system brings in online behavioral data, applies intelligence to that data, and dynamically surfaces recommended actions you could take to enhance the digital customer experience—at the exact right moment.Screenshot of Oracle CX Audience provides a solution for large-scale audience segmentation, data management, and analytics as part of Oracle’s comprehensive cloud platform. Input simple or complex omnichannel data into CX Audience and get segmentation and analytics to help optimize marketing performance.