Cordial vs. LoopFuse (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cordial
Score 9.8 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Cordial Intelligent Messaging is an email marketing solution built around features such as triggered messaging, real-time data segmentation, and robust integrations.N/A
LoopFuse (discontinued)
Score 6.6 out of 10
N/A
LoopFuse was a marketing automation platform targeted primarily at SMBs. Functionalities include email marketing, lead nurturing, lead scoring and social listening capability. It was acquired by Salesfusion, which in turn was acquired by SugarCRM. The Salesfusion marketing automation solution is now available as Sugar Market.
$275
per month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
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Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Cordial
7.4
5 Ratings
10% below category average
LoopFuse (discontinued)
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Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor4.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic content6.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content6.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Landing pages10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization7.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
List management7.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences9.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Cordial
7.0
5 Ratings
11% below category average
LoopFuse (discontinued)
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Ratings
Dashboards8.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports6.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports6.05 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
CordialLoopFuse (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(5 ratings)
8.3
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
5.6
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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.
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My advice in choosing software in general is to know what you want to get out of the software. Then start researching the software on your own to see what features and benefits each has that will help you accomplish what you need. Once you have a good idea of what sorts of features you're looking for, reach out to the vendors that have them to see demos. Get really in-depth with your demos and ask for practical use-cases for each feature. Free trials are pretty useless with this sort of technology because the initial set-up is so time-consuming that you would either not set it up properly, or you would not stop using the provider you chose after the set up because you don't want to do it again!
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Pros
Cordial
  • Provides helpful desktop and mobile previews.
  • Sends emails reliably.
  • Allows for pretty robust audience rules.
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  • It is easy to use without too much set-up.
  • The e-mail engine is simple to use and straightforward, and e-mails seemed to get delivered for the most part.
  • The reporting information is very in-depth and detailed.
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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.
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  • I think creating the HTML email campaigns could be made easier.
  • I would like to have more HTML templates available.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cordial
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Discontinued Products
Loopfuse was great for a startup with a limited budget and limited technical resources, but it's not something I'd use for a larger company because the functionality can be fairly limited compared to other similar products. If I were in a startup again, I wouldn't hesitate to use them for a second. I would also note that, when I first started using them, they were great about answering questions via phone, email, web form, forum, etc - which is one of the reasons I went with them. When I used them at a later company, I found they were a little less receptive to 1x1 support with the cheaper plan I was using. I can't blame them for that, but it wasn't always intuitive to use their product (even after having used it for a year).
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Usability
Cordial
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Discontinued Products
It's pretty easy to use without any technical abilities, but the email editor will require html skills (no drag and drop).
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Alternatives Considered
Cordial
Cordial by far has the best UI for simple navigation
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Discontinued Products
At the time we had to choose between several versions of marketing products. We decided to choose LoopFuse since a few of our employees were quite amused with the ease of use of LoopFuse. Also when looking at cost-effectiveness LoopFuse is a great product for the smaller companies. Making the decision was not too hard.
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Return on Investment
Cordial
  • Best to manage your clients' business.
  • Not ideal for freelancers.
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  • I can't really quantify ROI from Loopfuse
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ScreenShots

Cordial Screenshots

Screenshot of Testing Powered by Machine-Learning: Never wait for an answer again. Test multiple message variations in real-time.Screenshot of Testing Powered by Machine Learning: Never wait for an answer again. Test multiple message variations in real-time.Screenshot of Native Drag-and-drop Email Builder: Build completely custom 1:1 personalized messages in seconds.Screenshot of Effortless Campaign Orchestration: Create sophisticated cross-channel message streams based on simple if/then statements.Screenshot of Up-to-the-Second Analytics and Reporting: Track customer behavior across all of your digital properties.Screenshot of Native Drag-and-Drop Editor: Build completely custom 1:1 personalized messages in seconds.