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The platform is most scalable-- works for small and large companies alike. Key for most of our clients is the little to no IT support required to implement and run the platform. I would definitely explore this when looking at a marketing automation platform beyond the "batch and blast" solutions. We've yet to have an issue working with our clients' sales and/or marketing teams to implement. And most of our clients work in the platform independent of the programs we run; are able to set up acampaign, upload lists and/or pull for CRM, and run reports on their own in very short turn.
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It is very nice to check the phases of the project proposal and can give us an idea of which project is the priority and what client is the most valuable. Give BD team a direction to talk to the client with the potential client. It is less appropriate when it comes to project management [to include] tracking times.
Read full review Pros Really easy to use. We can build a campaign in about 30 minutes and our new hires can learn to use it very quickly. Free phone support. I can always get someone to help me and they actually return calls quicker than most all companies. We are able to create campaigns before we finish all the assets. We can launch, then change the flow and add assets when they are ready. Integration with Google AdWords is very easy to setup, and has lots of ROI and campaign peformance reporting. Read full review Manage Customer Data Link Projects to People Automate Follow-up Reminders Track Emails Create Reports Create Lists Read full review Cons I've never been too crazy about the reporting within DemandCenter. There is always a solution for any type of report I'm seeking, but it involves report designing (choosing data points dragging/dropping columns & rows) which is made difficult by the lack of descriptions & values for the data points. To their credit, they did release a new suite of simplified (and pretty) reports, dubbed "Marketing Effectiveness". Relegating the older, complicated (yet super-flexible) reports as "Business Analytics". The UI will be a little unfamiliar at first. That is, where you think you should be clicking, you'll need to double-click or drag-and-drop. And I would say DemandCenter has always (and still does) have an issue with UI elements that are "windows within windows" or modal windows with scrolling. But, at least these UI components are consistent throughout the entire application - so once you're used to it, you can actually achieve some pretty impressive speeds. One of DemandCenter's greatest features is being squished down to uselessness: Derived Data. As mentioned, I scrub our data on a regular basis, and this means filling/appending data, or extrapolating to fill missing data. DC released a feature called "Derived Data" that scours useful info from the prospect's IP address (mostly geographical info). Now, while you can create campaign & list conditions based on derived data, there is no easy way to simply extract that oh-so-valuable derived Country or State and have it map those values to the standard fields. Or at least let you export derived data. They have plans to fix this - but for now it's like dangling candy in front of a baby. Read full review In my opinion, Journeys have very limited trigger and response capabilities Allowing HTML options for landing pages Customer support - I leave conversations with support and success feeling more confused or frustrated. I believe one account rep was playing video games while on a review call. List management - uploads, reducing duplicates, general hygine UI - it’s very hard to know where to click or how to do something new, in my opinion. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We have tried other systems and
eTrigue is the easi est to use, easiest to train new people on, and m ost responsive support team we have ever experienced. They ask our input on new features they are developing, and have implemented some of our suggestions in their product rollouts. We get new features almost every month. We get live support without any cost, and they return our phone calls within an hour every time. They treat us like a true partner. Read full review Usability
Having used Marketo, Act-On, and Pardot, eTrigue is MUCH easier to use and easier to train new team members to use.
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There are a lot of buttons where you think “hmm, what does this do?” (Because, in my opinion, the labeling/copy choice is often terrible). Then you press them and they either do nothing, or do something counterintuitive I found. In my experience, For example, to upload a list, you have to find the somewhat hidden option in a side bar, instead of pressing the Add button. Reporting usually involves downloading multiple reports and patching them together in Excel.
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Been very happy with their responsiveness and ability to resolve issues
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You will need to think about which users you want to have each role, and the features allowed in each role. You should watch the training videos before you get live training. It saved us several hours as they had already answered 90% of our questions.
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Constant Contact offered now tracking, lead alerts. Marketo wasn't as flexible-- for example not easy to schedule campaigns in advance, to launch in the future. Also liked the interface and the DemandCenter lead alert format more than Marketo.
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Easy to check the phases and notes while EP is more for the project [management].
Read full review Return on Investment We get the upper hand on follow-up with return visitors... not by reverse DNS lookup or pattern match but by direct cookie validation. Inside sales productivity is boosted by 33% easy with eTrigue. The alerts and data are lightning fast, giving marketing immediate feedback on campaign data and prospects. Read full review Saves Time Increases Sales Increases Customer Engagement Read full review ScreenShots Insightly Marketing Screenshots