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Score 6 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Email & Online Marketing

    7.4

    Cordial

    74%

    Gist

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

    WYSIWYG email editor

    4.0
    40%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic content

    6.3
    63%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ability to test dynamic content

    6.8
    68%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Landing pages

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    A/B testing

    7.0
    70%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile optimization

    7.5
    75%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email deliverability reporting

    8.4
    84%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    List management

    7.5
    75%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Triggered drip sequences

    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    7.0

    Cordial

    70%

    Gist

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

    Dashboards

    8.5
    85%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Standard reports

    6.5
    65%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom reports

    6.0
    60%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Gist is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.0

    Cordial

    60%
    5 Ratings
    7.9

    Gist

    79%
    102 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cordial

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Gist

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    Cordial

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Gist

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Cordial

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4

    Gist

    84%
    15 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cordial

    Cordial has multiple options to create a message: single campaign, automation, orchestration and sculpt templates, which are drag-and-drop type functionalities but each of these blocks are based on HTML content so a user needs to be technically savvy. I would avoid using HTML includes as it is not possible to see which include a customer received. The team is fabulous, they know the tool and are dedicated to the success of the business. They are quick to respond and provide feedback. Reporting and analytics are very manual if you are combining multiple days in a test.
    Berlynn Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Gist

    If your marketing model is selling products, services, or SAAS where you are doing inbound marketing and your website will do most of the lead generation and conversion, this is a great product. From live chat, support, event tracking, and automation, you could almost put your entire business on autopilot.If your marketing model is mostly outreach to cold leads and conversion, this software currently does not have any type of sales stages or task generation. I would still use Gist for website inbound but use another software for outreach and cold leads then when they become a lead put them into Gist for marketing automation.
    Austin Dwight | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cordial

    • Provides helpful desktop and mobile previews.
    • Sends emails reliably.
    • Allows for pretty robust audience rules.
    Nichole Aramapakul | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Gist

    • Customer service via a unified inbox so you dont have to separately monitor your twitter, Facebook or IG account for consumer communication there. Gist unified all into one inbox, better than anyone else I've seen in the market. They archive all communications and tie them back to a single user so you get unified customer history / data.
    • Marketing segmentation and automation: they track user history and behavior across the site and have super detailed segmenting capability, on par with ActiveCampaign's, but better I'd say. Better UI for the marketing admin person, and more unified data than in AC.
    • Live chat and chatbot. Usually it's either one or the other but with Gist you can do both seamlessly.
    Kejda Gjermani | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Cordial

    • Some of the tasks on the platform are still technical in nature and often requires the help of a developer or technical marketer. But I've witnessed great strides towards accessibility and ease of use for non-technical marketers over the past three years.
    • A lot of the templating must be built from scratch.
    • Deliverability insights (out of the box) could be expanded further.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Gist

    • Plan limits can be confusing. For example, there is a monthly charge for support and a monthly charge for "growth," plus there's a separate charge depending on how many contacts and seats you have. Perhaps this is normal in the industry, but it can make it a little challenging to understand the bill every month.
    • The vast amount of features means development will never be as fast as you'd like it to be (even though they release updates all the time). This may not actually be a valid concern, and it certainly isn't unique to Gist (who doesn't have a wishlist they're waiting on their favorite SaaS to get to?), but I do believe the likelihood of being stuck without your desired feature being developed goes up a lot as the product gets bigger and bigger.
    • Email deliverability has been less than perfect in the past, but it has improved drastically in the last year.
    Tristin Roney | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cordial

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Cordial Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Gist

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $29 per month

    Gist Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Professional$29.001
    Premium$99.001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cordial

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Gist

    Gist 8.2
    Based on 2 answers
    Gist is a quite reliable service with a lot of added values. We don't need to pay for different Saas for these important features. If I had an issue the team was super responsive and helpful, that is essential for every business. The email delivery is great, so virtually no email has landed into spam folder
    Laszlo Csukas | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Cordial

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Gist

    Gist 7.0
    Based on 4 answers
    It’s pretty simple, but it does a lot so there are more complicated features which depend on an individuals ability for software implementation. I am not an IT expert and I’ve managed to implement everything myself, others that are more tech-minded may find everything easier.
    Paul Hancock | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Cordial

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Gist

    Gist 8.4
    Based on 15 answers
    Fantastic support. Ask a question, get an answer within 24 hours every time. And sometimes within a few minutes. They've always come through for me, helpful and, even when it's an issue on my end, they point me in the right direction.
    Christopher Maselli | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Cordial

    Cordial by far has the best UI for simple navigation
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Gist

    Gist combines all our previous products into one application and adds many more features that would require more apps. Gist is excellent and a no-brainer all-in-one application when compared to having to manage multiple applications at higher cost. The support from the whole Gist team has been extremely responsive.
    Mark Sinclair | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Cordial

    • Best to manage your clients' business.
    • Not ideal for freelancers.
    Mohammed Anzil | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Gist

    • They are perfect for me as a someone who needs a lot of bang for the buck. The chat messenger device on my website alone has brought me new prospects that I did not have to spend money recruiting.
    • I am able to save hours of time with the automated emails that are GDPR compliant.
    • I don't have to pay for a designer to have excellent looking emails either.
    David Harvey | TrustRadius Reviewer

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