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Score 8.5 out of 100
43 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Email & Online Marketing

    6.9

    ConvertKit

    69%

    Really Simple Systems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ConvertKit ranks higher in 9/9 features

    WYSIWYG email editor

    4.8
    48%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic content

    6.9
    69%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ability to test dynamic content

    6.9
    69%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Landing pages

    6.9
    69%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    A/B testing

    6.9
    69%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile optimization

    6.4
    64%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email deliverability reporting

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    List management

    6.4
    64%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Triggered drip sequences

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    6.6

    ConvertKit

    66%

    Really Simple Systems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ConvertKit ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    5.4
    54%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Standard reports

    5.4
    54%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom reports

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-Send Testing

    8.5

    ConvertKit

    85%

    Really Simple Systems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ConvertKit ranks higher in 8/8 features

    URL Validation

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Link Tracking

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Image Validation

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Inbox Display

    6.9
    69%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email Accessibility Tools

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Spelling and Grammar Check

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Spam Testing

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email Previews

    6.9
    69%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    ConvertKit

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    Really Simple Systems

    73%
    Really Simple Systems ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Customer data management / contact management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    33 Ratings

    Workflow management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    13 Ratings

    Territory management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    8 Ratings

    Opportunity management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    27 Ratings

    Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    25 Ratings

    Interaction tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    25 Ratings

    Customer Service & Support

    ConvertKit

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Really Simple Systems

    72%
    Really Simple Systems ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Case management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    23 Ratings

    Help desk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    24 Ratings

    Marketing Automation

    ConvertKit

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Really Simple Systems

    71%
    Really Simple Systems ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Lead management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    24 Ratings

    Email marketing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    20 Ratings

    CRM Project Management

    ConvertKit

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    Really Simple Systems

    70%
    Really Simple Systems ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Task management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    27 Ratings

    Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    25 Ratings

    CRM Reporting & Analytics

    ConvertKit

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.6

    Really Simple Systems

    66%
    Really Simple Systems ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    20 Ratings

    Pipeline visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    21 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    24 Ratings

    Customization

    ConvertKit

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.8

    Really Simple Systems

    68%
    Really Simple Systems ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Custom fields

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    28 Ratings

    Custom objects

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    24 Ratings

    API for custom integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    17 Ratings

    Platform

    ConvertKit

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.9

    Really Simple Systems

    69%
    Really Simple Systems ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Mobile access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    21 Ratings

    Security

    ConvertKit

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Really Simple Systems

    78%
    Really Simple Systems ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    28 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Really Simple Systems is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.4

    ConvertKit

    64%
    2 Ratings
    7.7

    Really Simple Systems

    77%
    34 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    ConvertKit

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Really Simple Systems

    91%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    ConvertKit

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8

    Really Simple Systems

    78%
    18 Ratings

    Support Rating

    ConvertKit

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1

    Really Simple Systems

    81%
    17 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    ConvertKit

    It is perfect for artists and content creators. It is perfect for service based providers who want to house their potential leads. Entry level entrepreneurs can also benefit. It is not an all in one type of platform, but it is useful for list building and setting up automation. If you have less than 1K subscribers, this is the route to go until you need to use automation. Then, just feel free to upgrade.
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    Really Simple Systems CRM

    If you have a customer/job where there are steps to be followed such as quotes, follow up, purchase orders received, etc. You can set reminders for a member of the team with their next step and they will be sent reminders. Works well as long as it is kept updated.
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    Pros

    ConvertKit

    • Emails landing in subscribers inbox.
    • Free mailing address that customers can use.
    • Robust tagging system for managing funnels and targeting users with optimized emails.
    • Broad integrations available for other platforms and optin form plugins.
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    Really Simple Systems CRM

    • Can send out marketing emailers within 5 minutes of an industry-specific update from any device
    • Sales dashboard [can be] built how I want it using the Really Simple Systems widgets
    • Activity integration from email accounts included
    • Manage my sales pipeline opportunities effectively
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    Cons

    ConvertKit

    • When I first started using ConvertKit, I found it hard to create a landing page. I am pretty technical but when I had to customize my page using HTML, I got lost. I thought I could get up and running within an hour (build the page, create the list, and set up automation), but I soon realized I had to upgrade to use automation and setting up took me more than 3 hours. The learning curve had me stuck. I got frustrated and reached out to support.
    • ConvertKit is not for a non-tech person. There are not enough templates to get up and running within an hour.
    • ConvertKit is simply email marketing and landing pages for list building. It could offer a little more.
    • The analytics can be a bit more in depth.
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    Really Simple Systems CRM

    • Resends - I would like a simple [one-click] function to resend email campaigns to [non-openers.]
    • [Emails] that have been created but not sent or attached to a campaign I would like to see a place that they could be in [the] draft so I can come back to them at a later date without them appearing on the email list[.]
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    Pricing Details

    ConvertKit

    Starting Price

    $29 per month

    Editions & Modules

    ConvertKit editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Creator$29.001
    Creator Pro$59.002

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Really Simple Systems

    Starting Price

    $8 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Really Simple Systems editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Starter$151
    Professional$332
    Enterprise$503
    Free CRM04

    Footnotes

    1. per User, 1000 Company Records, Unlimited Contacts, 1 GB Document Storage, MailSync, Custom Settings, Custom Reports, API Integration, Online ‘self-service’ Support Hub, Email and Online Chat Support, Optional Marketing Module
    2. per User, 5000 Company Records, Unlimited Contacts, 5 GB Document Storage, MailSync, Custom Settings, Custom Reports, API Integration, Advanced User Permission Levels, Online ‘self-service’ Support Hub, Free Email, Chat and Phone Support, Priority Technical Support, Optional Marketing and Service Desk Modules
    3. per User, Unlimited Company Records, Unlimited Contacts, Unlimited Document Storage, MailSync, Advanced Reporting, Custom Settings, Advanced User Permission Levels, API Integration, Online ‘self-service’ Support Hub, Free Email, Chat and Phone Support , Top Priority Technical Support, Dedicated Account Manager, Free Online Team Training , Optional Marketing and Service Desk Modules
    4. 2 Users and 100 Company Records

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    All plans include free customer support and setup help.

    Usability

    ConvertKit

    No answers on this topic

    Really Simple Systems CRM

    Simple systems is great for smaller sales and marketing teams to log their territories and report on progress on their opportunities. There are many useful features such as tasks and reporting to show to management how opportunities are progressing and when the estimated close date would occur. The two main issues are scalability within larger [organizations] and the ease to duplicate contacts.
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    Support Rating

    ConvertKit

    No answers on this topic

    Really Simple Systems CRM

    Whenever I have had any issues, which is probably only 3 times in 10 years, the back office support has been fantastic and got me up and running again in a very short time. Cannot fault them at all. But as I stated, problems have been very few and far between.
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    Alternatives Considered

    ConvertKit

    Read full review

    Really Simple Systems CRM

    We choose RSS due to cost. We are a startup and needed a great solution that did not cost [a lot]. RSS [fits] all our needs at the perfect price. We could not be more thrilled with our choice and it has simplified our client interaction[.]
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    Return on Investment

    ConvertKit

    • Incremental traffic generation from a reliable source.
    • High-converting leads from sales funnels.
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    Really Simple Systems CRM

    • A very positive effect on our understanding of our customers and what kind of events are working well at the venue and which aren't. This will allow us to work more smartly when responsive to enquiries, improving our overall productivity.
    • Very positive impact on our current review of marketing and sales strategy.
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