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Score 6.4 out of 100
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Score 6.5 out of 100

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

Ontraport

Starting a business you have enough stuff to deal with. Ontraport takes the headache out of the tech side. Everything works together and you don't ever get left alone to figure things out. I would beg any new business to invest in Ontraport. Or if you want to grow and scale an existing business it would be great. I think it more for service-based business.
Charles Kirkland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Cordial
7.5
Ontraport
8.3
WYSIWYG email editor
Cordial
4.0
Ontraport
8.5
Dynamic content
Cordial
6.3
Ontraport
9.8
Ability to test dynamic content
Cordial
6.8
Ontraport
8.3
Landing pages
Cordial
10.0
Ontraport
7.7
A/B testing
Cordial
7.0
Ontraport
9.7
Mobile optimization
Cordial
7.5
Ontraport
8.4
Email deliverability reporting
Cordial
8.8
Ontraport
6.8
List management
Cordial
7.5
Ontraport
5.6
Triggered drip sequences
Cordial
9.3
Ontraport
9.8

Reporting & Analytics

Cordial
7.0
Ontraport
8.1
Dashboards
Cordial
8.5
Ontraport
8.9
Standard reports
Cordial
6.5
Ontraport
5.4
Custom reports
Cordial
6.0
Ontraport
9.9

Lead Management

Cordial
Ontraport
5.5
Lead nurturing
Cordial
Ontraport
7.5
Lead scoring and grading
Cordial
Ontraport
4.2
Data quality management
Cordial
Ontraport
4.7
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Cordial
Ontraport
5.7

Campaign Management

Cordial
Ontraport
7.7
Calendaring
Cordial
Ontraport
6.2
Event/webinar marketing
Cordial
Ontraport
9.2

Social Media Marketing

Cordial
Ontraport
7.1
Social sharing and campaigns
Cordial
Ontraport
7.1
Social profile integration
Cordial
Ontraport
7.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Cordial
Ontraport
7.7
API
Cordial
Ontraport
5.5
Role-based workflow & approvals
Cordial
Ontraport
9.0
Customizability
Cordial
Ontraport
9.9
Integration with Salesforce.com
Cordial
Ontraport
7.3
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Cordial
Ontraport
7.3
Integration with SugarCRM
Cordial
Ontraport
7.3

Pros

Cordial

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

Ontraport

  • User segmentation for specific messaging is key for us because it helps drive our new client conversions and existing client repurchasing.
  • ONTRAPORT plays nice with our scheduling software and WordPress so we can implement new material without hassle.
  • Campaigns and automation is simple to set up and monitor which helps us use more of their tools instead of paying for complex features we'll never use.
Jeremy Estes | 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

Ontraport

  • Integrations. Basically, all integrations are done using Zapier. This is a huge time suck. In other programs like ActiveCampaign, you have WordPress plugins to import your data from Gravity Forms. It takes 2 minutes to set up. With Zapier, even a simple integration takes a minimum of 30 minutes to setup and test to the point where you trust it.
  • Documentation: there is a lot of documentation, but a lot of it is confusing with not enough examples to make something clear.
  • Templates: other programs like Drip focus on more templates for campaigns. While there are a few here, there's really not a ton and they don't seem carefully curated.
  • Learning curve: it took a really long time to get it set up for our business. I appreciated the onboarding sessions, which definitely helped a lot, but it could have been simpler.
  • Version 5: last year ONTRAPORT launched their newest version of their software. I can see that it's a foundation that they will be able to build a lot on, but it's not fleshed out yet. Like a fresh foundation and a good building, but not a lot of paint or polish yet.
  • Sales funnels: managing people through a sales funnel just happens through a custom field that you set up. There's no predetermined "section" for something that a lot of sales teams would want. It makes it easy to not know what's going to happen with your automation when you send someone to a new part of the sales funnel (ie. you move someone to the next part of the sales funnel, it triggers an automation, maybe you weren't aware of that). It would be great if it gave you a quick summary of some of the automation you're about to send when you take actions.
  • Intimidation: enough said. It just feels intimidating to set this stuff up. This may be true for all the other automation programs too though.
Andrew Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cordial

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ontraport

Ontraport 9.1
Based on 8 answers
My client was already using Ontraport and had a decent investment in the tool. As soon as we turn around the revenue situation with my client's products, we will be ditching OAP immediately, despite the significant re-implementation cost we are going to face moving to a new system. I am part of a high-end, professional marketing group, and the overwhelming sentiment with these other professionals is that one should run away from this as fast as humanly possible. I thought their words were just ungrounded opinion, and I deeply regret that I did not heed them more closely before sinking still more time and effort into OAP.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cordial

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ontraport

Ontraport 7.8
Based on 3 answers
The software is just easy to use. The UI is fairly intuitive. The help system is pretty good. I find it is pretty quick to get my work completed and if I don't document my things well, I can always figure out how I did something when I need to make changes.When I have a problem the tech support is easy to deal with and when things need to get escalated they are resolved quickly.
Eric Foronjy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cordial

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ontraport

Ontraport 7.7
Based on 4 answers
Most of the time OP runs fine. But I've had to submit more support tickets this year do to messages, seq.'s or rules not running correctly. Also experienced slow response times moving in and around OP.
Chris Castillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cordial

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ontraport

Ontraport 9.0
Based on 3 answers
The techs are reasonably savvy, highly courteous and want to do right by their customers. Unfortunately, the product they are supporting is so deeply flawed that there's only so much they can do when your legitimate business requirements are simply not supported.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cordial

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ontraport

Ontraport 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I went to their Ontrapalooza event, and it opened my mind as to how the software can be used.
David Jaeger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cordial

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ontraport

Ontraport 9.1
Based on 2 answers
If you know your business, ONTRAPORT is easy
Chad Root | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cordial

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

Ontraport

Ontraport is capable of more than MailChimp and AWeber, both of which I would consider beginner systems. It is also easier to use and understand initially than Infusionsoft, and takes less time to get off the ground when you make the change. It is capable of very complex tasks but the user interface is simple and the tasks are easy to construct. It takes away my worry and pain, that reason alone is enough to recommend them!
Matthew Watts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cordial

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ontraport

Ontraport 8.2
Based on 1 answer
With the new lower priced options, it's now easier for newer businesses to start with a more basic version and upgrade as they need more features.
Jen Levitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cordial

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

Ontraport

  • We can save costs on excessive mailings as we are more targeted in our efforts and wasting less communication.
  • We have been able to more effectively target relevant donors that have given more recently.
  • ONTRAPORT has consolidated the tracking software that we have used for contact information.
Kalyn Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cordial

General

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

Cordial Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Ontraport

General

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

Ontraport Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$2971
Basic$792
Plus$1473
Enterprise$4974
  1. per month (3 Users -- up to 10,000 Contacts)
  2. per month (1 User -- up to 1,000 contacts)
  3. per month (2 Users -- up to 2,500 Contacts)
  4. per month (5 Users -- up to 20,000 Contacts
Modules
100,000 extra contacts$991
Additional user$472
100,000 extra messages$993
First-class postcards$13
  1. Other
  2. Per User per Month
  3. Other
Additional Pricing Details
Packages are priced on a month to month contract where you can cancel your account at any time. Clients may opt-in for an annual contract, where they pay for 10 months up front and the last two are "free."

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cordial
6.4
Ontraport
5.5

Likelihood to Renew

Cordial
Ontraport
9.1

Usability

Cordial
Ontraport
7.8

Performance

Cordial
Ontraport
7.7

Support Rating

Cordial
Ontraport
9.0

In-Person Training

Cordial
Ontraport
9.1

Implementation Rating

Cordial
Ontraport
9.1

Scalability

Cordial
Ontraport
8.2

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