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Score 6 out of 100

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Cordial ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Email & Online Marketing, Reporting & Analytics

Email & Online Marketing

7.4

Cordial

74%
6.9

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

69%
Cordial ranks higher in 6/9 features

WYSIWYG email editor

4.0
40%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Dynamic content

6.3
63%
5 Ratings
8.1
81%
44 Ratings

Ability to test dynamic content

6.8
68%
5 Ratings
5.3
53%
2 Ratings

Landing pages

10.0
100%
1 Rating
4.1
41%
2 Ratings

A/B testing

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
44 Ratings

Mobile optimization

7.5
75%
5 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Email deliverability reporting

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
6 Ratings

List management

7.5
75%
5 Ratings
7.5
75%
3 Ratings

Triggered drip sequences

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
6.7
67%
3 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

7.0

Cordial

70%
4.3

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

43%
Cordial ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

8.5
85%
5 Ratings
5.3
53%
2 Ratings

Standard reports

6.5
65%
5 Ratings
4.9
49%
3 Ratings

Custom reports

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
2.7
27%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.0

Cordial

60%
5 Ratings
7.2

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

72%
67 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cordial

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

89%
18 Ratings

Usability

Cordial

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

78%
2 Ratings

Availability

Cordial

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

Cordial

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

20%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

Cordial

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

10%
10 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Cordial

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

79%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

Cordial

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

90%
1 Rating

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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

It's great for large field sales organizations that lack the ability to automate email sends that are consistent and on-brand. The idea of templated emails (with the ability to build custom emails) really helps keeps the look-and-feel of each email similar to what the rest of the organization is sending to customers or prospects. This isn't the solution that you'd need if you are looking for an automation tool that easily integrates into other marketing channels. The dynamic content feature is lagging far behind other tools in the space.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cordial

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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

  • Sends client confirmations when they subscribe to a newsletter, sign up for a conference, or place an order with our company (SourceMedia). We don't have to hire an agency to send these for us.
  • Manages newsletter subscriptions and allows us to deploy on specific dates/times.
  • Helps us discover and manage the correct audience base per newsletter, and automates the distributions so we don't have to do it manually.
Cassidy Ebert | 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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

  • Deliverability reports - before sending emails they are checked for known issues and deliverability performance. The SFMC offering is ok but could be better. There additional software that can be purchased which should be included as part of the offering
  • SF should make it easier to integrate other clouds i.e commerce cloud and service cloud. The implementation of commerce cloud has improved but I still feel there is a way to go
Gareth Beer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cordial

General

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

Starting Price

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cordial

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 8.9
Based on 18 answers
Exact Target has an exceptional team with great customer care. Whenever we have a question or concern they are timely in addressing it. They also perform annual reviews in person that provides us with market trends, new tools and features, performance metrics, and new content recommendations. We evaluate this by local market and at the international level
Brittany Dunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cordial

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 7.8
Based on 2 answers
I think the tool is easy to use, protects a company from the spam legislation and manages subscribers very well. It is simple to create a non-complex email. I like the survey function on the email tool as well. Overall usability is quite easy and no necessary to have an IT background or extensive knowledge to use. It is helpful, though, to have an understanding of HTML for formatting at this point.
Lisa Franks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cordial

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Upgrades and timing of the upgrades were communicated well and planned during off hours for our work. If we did have a campaign scheduled during that time, it would kick-off after the system was back active. There were a few unplanned system down times, but it was a rare occurrence and those times were also short in duration.
Lisa Franks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cordial

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 2.0
Based on 4 answers
This software is extremely limiting. The layouts don't give much flexibility and take a long time to set up. If you aren't a designer or know html (like me), the emails look unpolished and amateur. It takes forever for me to make revisions and sometimes when I send the test email, it looks completely different in the software vs. how the message looks in my inbox. Fonts are different sizes and aren't aligned properly, etc. The whole platform is pretty clunky and not very user friendly. The reports are pretty good - however there isn't much you can do when viewing the info. Ex: If you have 200 "Did Not Open" emails, there isn't an easy way to just click and quickly resend to this group. I like that it can sync with Salesforce.com - but I have no idea how to set that up in my account.Out of frustration I have been using Constant Contact which has easy to use drag and drop features, built-in templates I can choose from, survey/coupon/registration tools, tagging and responsive reporting. My company's creative agency even prefers Constant Contact vs. Marketing Cloud.I still have to enter www.exacttarget.com (the old address) to log on. Wondering when they will change it to the new name, which I don't like using. Exact Target is so much easier to say. Salesforce Marketing Cloud just doesn't roll off the tongue and - just like the software - is clumsy and awkward, so I just keep calling it Exact Target.Overall, pretty much dissatisfied with Exact Target and have pretty much stopped using it. Although I know eventually I will have to go back to it at some point since my company has invested in the automation features and we will have to use it for our marketing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cordial

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 1.0
Based on 10 answers
They're fast and knowledgeable. You will always know what's the status of your request and they usually follow up with phone calls to ask you questions or provide updates. Sometimes it takes them a couple of days to investigate, especially if you have custom "situations" like my company usually does but at least they are very good at managing time expectations.
Bogdan Enache | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cordial

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 7.9
Based on 4 answers
Easy to implement, with simple emails and solutions initially created. More advanced usage of the tool and more advanced subscriber attribute usage was implemented during later phases when the knowledge of the tool increased. Monitoring success and results of email campaigns were done at a high level initially, but not fully used until the tool and email marketing as a whole was better understood in the corporation.
Lisa Franks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cordial

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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

I have used Epsilon and I have evaluated Silverpop, e-Dialogue and Yesmail. From my analysis Salesforce MC is far more superior in flexibility, scalability and freedom to custom built initiatives. The AMPscripting is one of the driving forces in allowing the previous mentioned abilities. However, I can see from a marketers perspective where they simply want to send emails and segment easily. But given that effective email marketing requires a lot of different components and there is no simple way of doing it and I found that most companies that offer the out of the box solutions do a good job but there is no one size fits all and if you are trying to be really good at it which includes integrating your business such as registration, stats, CMS, API, etc. This is a much better solution.
Danny (Danny Blaq) Tran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cordial

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had approximately 20,000 recipients of most email campaigns, with some higher amounts and some smaller campaigns. The tools is easy to use and the recipient list size is really not a factor in the complexity or work to create and email campaign. Our campaigns could just have easily been sent to many more people, with virtually no additional work.
Lisa Franks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cordial

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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Studio

  • Better execution/monitoring - when multiple steps are involved, IMH is great at dashboarding.
  • Facilitates exploratory campaigns - it is great at instilling confidence when you're trying a new facet of a campaign, due to the process transparency.
  • Cloud - can be a double-edged sword. Allows for on the go access, but isn't truly mobile-friendly, and can sometimes sputter. But certainly will improve with time.
Andrew Windle | TrustRadius Reviewer

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