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Likelihood to Recommend

HCL Unica

I think it is wel suited for a business with a lot of one on one relations in the database. For example a supermarket that sells products to a client and gives a reduction on that product. It is nice if the selection process is not to complex and does not involve to many calculations. It is also nice if it is very clear what you want to follow up.In our environment we have lots of many-to-many relations. for example one product is held by more then one client. And that client might have more of those products with other clients. These kind of situation demands for a lot of calculations with derived fields(*), and there things go far too slow. Unica is probably not such a good solution for us, because our environment is too complex, and so is to process of creating the selection, we often have to change things in the selection flows. Because of the complexity it is difficult to see what the flow is exactly doing afterwoods, it also takes to much time to modify existing campaigns. The interface is not handy to work with, if you have long lists of variables, of tables or derived fields(*) you have to scroll through trough them, you can not really search them or reorder them. You can not drag and drop fields or other objects like derived fields in the flow, what would be easy if you have to make frequent changes to the proces flow. When you copy objects something the content of the object changes because the links with other objects or lost. (*) derived field: field to calculate something
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

I've worked with HubSpot [Marketing Hub] for six months and having all of the tools I need to write and edit website pages and blogs, post social media and send out emails is pretty awesome. There's still a lot of marketing and sales tools I don't know how or haven't had to use yet. I'm confident when I do need additional resources, HubSpot will probably have them. I'll learn to use them intuitively or easily find some training.
Joelyn Brickner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.6
WYSIWYG email editor
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.4
Dynamic content
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.3
Ability to test dynamic content
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.1
Landing pages
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.9
A/B testing
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.4
Mobile optimization
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.8
Email deliverability reporting
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.9
List management
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.9
Triggered drip sequences
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.0

Lead Management

HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.6
Lead nurturing
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.8
Lead scoring and grading
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.4
Data quality management
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.6
Automated sales alerts and tasks
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5

Campaign Management

HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.7
Calendaring
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.4
Event/webinar marketing
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.0

Social Media Marketing

HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.7
Social sharing and campaigns
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.7
Social profile integration
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.7

Reporting & Analytics

HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.6
Dashboards
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.7
Standard reports
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.7
Custom reports
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.3
API
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.4
Role-based workflow & approvals
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5
Customizability
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.6
Integration with Salesforce.com
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.6
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
7.9
Integration with SugarCRM
HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
7.9

Pros

HCL Unica

  • Ability to translate Multiple SQL queries into a very easy to use visual GUI.
  • Provides the ability to pre-define segments, run them once in off hours, store them in their own system tables for quick youth and a significant reduction in CPU utilization on the database.
  • It’s use of Reusable objects. Including user variables to pre-define calculations one time, macros that you can create and pass values to parameterize the SQL code And the creation of templates to easily replicate work.
  • It’s ability to bring in external data on the fly that can very easily be mapped into any flowchart.
  • It’s flexibility and creating UNIX script via triggers to automate sending of files to multiple vendors with different FTP sites
  • It’s flexibility in the output layouts that it can create.
Eric Bahme | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

  • Social media scheduling. A comprehensive and easy to use social calendar allows you to easily schedule posts and get an over arching view of social activities for the month and beyond.
  • Email marketing. The templates provided allow me to easily create, beautiful professional emails.
  • Landing pages and forms. I can easily track submissions with the forms and the templates provided for a landing page ease a major pain point.
Tory Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

HCL Unica

  • Greater integration of real time (Interact) capabilities with outbound channels, in particular IBM eMessage Email & SMS delivery.
  • Additional outbound channels to be integrated into eMessage, including Facebook Fanpage & Twitter DM broadcasts. At the moment these are possible only through custom additional integration.
  • Support for additional marketing database technology, e.g. MySQL, Exasol, ParAccel, WX2.
  • Provision of database technology with software purchase, as Web technology (IBM WebSphere Express) is supplied for free, but no database is supplied - since IBM also market DB2, which is a supported technology it seems a shame.
Tim Biddiscombe | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

  • It is less about HubSpot as a platform and more about the app, but I wish they were able to bring a bit more functionality to the app such as being able to schedule posts. It would make trade shows much easier.
  • I wish the template designs were easier to make changes to because without CSS knowledge they can be complex to adjust. Many other sites have more user-friendly designs and this one is very rigid and sometimes hard to adjust.
  • While I love HubSpot Academy, I wish it listed out your current courses versus having to search for them. It would help remind me which ones I need to finish.
Heather Robinette, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

HCL Unica

HCL Unica 8.7
Based on 12 answers
There are three main factors to renew a licence:1) Cost to migrate to another platform would be rather expensive and time consuming, plus the requirement of retraining employees to use a new tool2) It has been proven time and time again that it is a market leader in the space (10 years +)3) It can be built upon, with the addition of additional IBM EMM modules - despite theories it does have very strong digital capabilities.
Brent Banning | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 10.0
Based on 371 answers
Our business relies on the HubSpot platform to manage our marketing, sales and CRM processes. HubSpot marketing automation helps us define our activities and streamlines them in a cohesive and efficient way. Without HubSpot, we will have to revert to the 'old way' of doing everything with a variety of disparate systems.
Arun C Devan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

HCL Unica

HCL Unica 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I think it is easy to use, if you don't have to do to complex selections.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 8.0
Based on 105 answers
While there are some frustrating things that pop up unexpectedly ("wait... I can't do X?"), I have found HubSpot to be easy to use and extremely helpful to my daily work. The documentation is really good, and when it's not helpful, the support staff have been amazing.
Lauren Camacci | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

HCL Unica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 9.1
Based on 50 answers
They have had issues with system availability over the course of days. Sometimes the system is unusable, other times updates simply take a long time to show up. It's better now but, from a reliaibility standpoint, HubSpot is not Salesforce.com yet. Still great software though.
Joe Rando | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

HCL Unica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 8.9
Based on 34 answers
With all the new features in HubSpot, the system can get a tad slow sometimes... That said, most of the time it is lightning fast and I have no problems. Because most of the integrations are API, they silently work in the background. I have not had trouble with lag due to HubSpot integration
Carah Counts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

HCL Unica

HCL Unica 3.0
Based on 1 answer
I didn't use the Unica support since it is with IBM, only before.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 8.7
Based on 169 answers
During the few times I've needed it, HS support has been accessible, helpful and efficient. Often rolling up their sleeves to make changes for you as opposed to leaving you with a list of instructions to decipher on your own.
David Pye | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

HCL Unica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 9.1
Based on 8 answers
I did the 2-day classroom at HubSpot's corporate office in Cambridge. First off, it was amazing to see their corporate office in general. They have such a cool office environment. But it was also great to have the ability to learn in a workshop format with other HubSpot users and meet my Account Manager/ Inbound Marketing Consultant in person.
Carah Counts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

HCL Unica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 9.1
Based on 26 answers
I went through Inbound Marketing University in 2006. Great training and helped my transition from traditional (outbound) marketing to inbound marketing that I've been able to apply to a number of businesses from wastewater and water reuse, to professional services and SaaS. Share information of value to build awareness and trust. Answer customers' questions in a transparent way to generate more qualified leads. Understand the difference between a marketing qualified lead and a sales qualified lead and put together a lead nurturing program. Your sales and marketing efforts will see significant ROI.
Tom Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

HCL Unica

HCL Unica 7.2
Based on 2 answers
- We had to rebuild a part of the datamart afterwards to tighten up and simplify the selection process. But as it was too time consuming to rebuild all the existing campaigns, we no run campaigns on different versions of the datamart. - The response tracking of the campaigns never worked out well, it was impossible to implement a direct response where there is a link between the lead and the response in our operational process
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 7.3
Based on 98 answers
My biggest piece of advice for those who are implementing Hubspot is that you need to devote the time up front and learn how to use the product. Once you learn how to use Hubspot, it will be much more effective as well as much easier to use in the long run
Andrew Driscoll | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

HCL Unica

The contact history and the response history are so powerful. You can track whatever you want to help the call center to push relevant offers to our customer. In addition, predictive models can be built, with patience, in IBM Campaign. If you have some complaints from the call center about any campaigns, you can easily validate it into the contact or response history.
Gabriel Racine | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

Salesforce and NetSuite are both great software however I believe HubSpot stacks up against them quite well. HubSpot has all of the same features when it comes to Sales Reporting, Dashboards, Follow up tasks, Note Taking, etc as the others. I would say Salesforce is more integrated, it has a lot of other features that can be used outside of sales. HubSpot can be used outside of sales as well such as marketing and customer service but not like Salesforce. NetSuite is great as well but HubSpot has been easier to navigate, train on, and use.
Meredith Mackay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

HCL Unica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 7.3
Based on 7 answers
HubSpot is addressing this more and more. Currently you can assign tasks to designated sales teams, which grow as you grow. They've added free baseline products for those just getting started. These and more contribute to the scalability of HubSpot - so I gave it an 8 and am hoping for more in the future!
Jessica McCann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

HCL Unica

  • It helps my clients drive their business which in turn, drives more profit for them.
  • It helps my clients determine what works, and what doesn't work, in terms of their social marketing campaigns.
  • It helps navigate proper budgeting through determining what clients' users respond to, and what they find unique.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot Marketing Hub

  • Since implementing HubSpot, we have had a 60% increase in net new opportunity generation.
  • We have logged three record-breaking sales quarters.
  • Our sales team is now using HubSpot Sales Pro to streamline prospecting, close more deals faster, and get more qualified leads into our FlyWheel.
Romy Ribitzky | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

HCL Unica

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

HCL Unica Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

HubSpot Marketing Hub

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

HubSpot Marketing Hub Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$8001
Enterprise$3,2002
Starter$503
Free$04
  1. per month (includes 1,000 contacts)
  2. per month (includes 10,000 contacts)
  3. per month (includes 1,000 contacts)
  4. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HCL Unica
9.0
HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

HCL Unica
8.7
HubSpot Marketing Hub
10.0

Usability

HCL Unica
8.0
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.0

Reliability and Availability

HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.1

Performance

HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.9

Support Rating

HCL Unica
3.0
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.7

In-Person Training

HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.1

Online Training

HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.1

Implementation Rating

HCL Unica
7.2
HubSpot Marketing Hub
7.3

Scalability

HCL Unica
HubSpot Marketing Hub
7.3

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