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Feature Set Ratings

    Email & Online Marketing

    Customer.io

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.3

    SimplyCast

    63%
    SimplyCast ranks higher in 7/7 features

    WYSIWYG email editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Dynamic content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Ability to test dynamic content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    A/B testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Mobile optimization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Email deliverability reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    2 Ratings

    List management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Reporting & Analytics

    Customer.io

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    SimplyCast

    80%
    SimplyCast ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Platform & Infrastructure

    Customer.io

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    SimplyCast

    70%
    SimplyCast ranks higher in 6/6 features

    API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Role-based workflow & approvals

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Customizability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Integration with Salesforce.com

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Integration with SugarCRM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.9

    Customer.io

    99%
    8 Ratings
    10.0

    SimplyCast

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Customer.io

    This tool is well-suited for companies looking to run email marketing campaigns or send out newsletters regularly to their users/customers. The workflow setup is especially useful for companies who want to send specific emails based on user behavior - i.e. they've not logged in recently, have bought a specific product, haven't opened any emails, etc. This could also be useful for freelancers like me since you can create different workspaces within Customer.io. I have configured it this way to handle email marketing for a few of my clients, and the software keeps everything organized and separate. This might not be the best tool for small businesses, considering the price. It may be better to start out with a cheaper email marketing tool, and then if/when necessary, scale-up with a tool like Customer.io.
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    SimplyCast

    No answers on this topic

    Pros

    Customer.io

    • Managing users, attributes and events. You are easily able to modify any user, based on their ID, and add or remove attributes, assign events to them. That makes it very easy to segment later and to assign them to several campaigns based on behavior. Just a warning: this integration isn't so easy (at least it wasn't for us).
    • Creating workflows of campaigns is very easy. You can quickly create behavioral campaigns based on attributes, segments and add elements to the workflow. You can send an email, then wait, then send another, then exit the campaign if they converted, etc. The workflow is easy to configure and very powerful for automation.
    • We don't use many email templates (we make them in MJML) but it's very easy to add senders, to change templates and in general to test designs.
    • Deliverability works very well, at least for us. It sends emails pretty fast and without issues.
    • Exporting is very quick and easy. Importing wasn't a feature until recently, but it works well too.
    • Seeing activity it's also useful. In general, logs are awesome (be it of a customer, of activity on the site, email sends, etc.).
    • We don't use environments, but it might be very useful for a bigger company.
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    SimplyCast

    • Email tracking
    • Easy to use
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    Cons

    Customer.io

    • Push notifications are very rudimentary. Everything has to be done by hand unless you're sending an extremely simple message.
    • A bit too email centric.
    • Lacks an ability to schedule messages on a daily, weekly, etc. basis.
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    SimplyCast

    • Templates need updating
    • Uploading list is a bit tedious
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    Pricing Details

    Customer.io

    Starting Price

    $150 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Customer.io editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Our basic plan starts at $150 a month and includes 12,000 profiles and up to a million messages. Our premium plan starts at $1,000 a month with an annual contract, dedicated CSM, and much more.

      SimplyCast

      Starting Price

      $3 per month

      Editions & Modules

      SimplyCast editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      SimplyCast$4.951

      Footnotes

      1. per month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Alternatives Considered

      Customer.io

      Customer.io was really the first pure, full-featured drip email program on the market and as far as I know, it's still the simplest and best overall for that specific function. SendGrid has also added drip campaign features, but I would seriously evaluate Customer.io against any other drip email provider because they really have all the key elements you need to make it work.
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      SimplyCast

      I use both SimplyCast and Act-On. Act-On ties in with our database, I use SimplyCast in order to send e-mails that don't look exactly like our other e-mails
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      Return on Investment

      Customer.io

      • Fast testing for new products to specific groups. It saves a lot of time and money.
      • Removed workload from marketing = more time to make it better.
      • Better contact with specific groups, seeing a increase in sales because of this.
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      SimplyCast

      • We do get responses from our e-mails
      • Do not get a lot of information like we do from Act-On
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