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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Email & Online Marketing

    Highrise

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Ontraport

    78%
    Ontraport ranks higher in 9/9 features

    WYSIWYG email editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    16 Ratings

    Dynamic content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    13 Ratings

    Ability to test dynamic content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    7 Ratings

    Landing pages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    15 Ratings

    A/B testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    12 Ratings

    Mobile optimization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    10 Ratings

    Email deliverability reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.4
    44%
    29 Ratings

    List management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.1
    31%
    15 Ratings

    Triggered drip sequences

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    13 Ratings

    Lead Management

    Highrise

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    4.4

    Ontraport

    44%
    Ontraport ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Lead nurturing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    15 Ratings

    Lead scoring and grading

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.4
    24%
    13 Ratings

    Data quality management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.7
    27%
    14 Ratings

    Automated sales alerts and tasks

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2
    52%
    15 Ratings

    Campaign Management

    Highrise

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Ontraport

    77%
    Ontraport ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Calendaring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    5 Ratings

    Event/webinar marketing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    8 Ratings

    Social Media Marketing

    Highrise

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Ontraport

    71%
    Ontraport ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Social sharing and campaigns

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    3 Ratings

    Social profile integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    4 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    Highrise

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Ontraport

    74%
    Ontraport ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    14 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.1
    31%
    11 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    9 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    Highrise

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    Ontraport

    73%
    Ontraport ranks higher in 6/6 features

    API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.1
    31%
    11 Ratings

    Role-based workflow & approvals

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    9 Ratings

    Customizability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    12 Ratings

    Integration with Salesforce.com

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Integration with SugarCRM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Highrise is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
    • Ontraport is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
    • Highrise and Ontraport are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Highrise

    90%
    10 Ratings
    3.1

    Ontraport

    31%
    19 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    Highrise

    82%
    9 Ratings
    9.1

    Ontraport

    91%
    8 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    Highrise

    90%
    1 Rating
    7.8

    Ontraport

    78%
    3 Ratings

    Performance

    Highrise

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    Ontraport

    77%
    8 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Highrise

    90%
    2 Ratings
    9.0

    Ontraport

    90%
    6 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Highrise

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Ontraport

    91%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Highrise

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Ontraport

    91%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Highrise

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Ontraport

    82%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Basecamp

    We chose to work with the Basecamp product and along with it came Highrise. They're a great 37 signals package together. So we chose to work with Highrise because of Basecamp
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    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.
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    Pros

    Basecamp

    • Easy batch upload of new contacts - if you gathered names and contact info for a bunch of people at an event or conference or what have you, put it in a spreadsheet and upload it for easy and efficient adding to the database.
    • Simple communication and outreach tracking - each user has an individualized dropbox email address; you can BCC:, CC:, or forward an email to or from a client or contact, and Highrise automatically associates and records that email with the contact in the database.
    • Task assignments - users can create and task assignments associated with specific contacts (ie - Send Suzy J. a gift box on Oct 1; Follow Marla K. and Billy Z. on Twitter &amp; Facebook; Get an updated address from Nathan R.)
    • Tags - easily create lists of contacts who fit certain needs (I need a: food blogger, in TX, who has a Facebook page - we have "food blogger", "TX," and "Facebook" tags in our system) that is then exportable; also useful for knowing the important associations of a particular contact.
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    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.
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    Cons

    Basecamp

    • Im actually pretty happy with the system as it is. The best aspect of Highrise is that it is very easy to work with - no need to struggle with manuals and lengthy training.
    • Not really a problem I suppose but I pay for Highrise as part of a suite which includes other products - Basecamp, Backpack and Campfire. It would be nice to see more integration between these products.
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    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.
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    Pricing Details

    Highrise

    Starting Price

    $4 Per User Per Month

    Editions & Modules

    Highrise editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Highrise$4.001

    Footnotes

    1. Per User Per Month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Ontraport

    Starting Price

    $29 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Ontraport editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    100,000 extra contacts$991
    Additional user$472
    100,000 extra messages$993
    First-class postcards$14

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Ontraport offers a variety of plans to choose from based on the features you need. Pricing adjusts with the number of contacts in your database and users in your account. You can choose a monthly or annual plan, and all plans start with a 14-day free trial. Ontraport offers a Done-With-You Setup and Training Package for getting set up in your account quickly and easily. Users can also access a free video library with step-by-step instructions on getting started and using every feature of the platform.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Basecamp

    Highrise is easy to use, has a nice UI overall, quick to load, and does most of what we need.
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    Ontraport

    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.
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    Usability

    Basecamp

    It's quick and easy to setup and use. There isn't any feature "bloat". Nothing to struggle with
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    Ontraport

    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.
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    Performance

    Basecamp

    No answers on this topic

    Ontraport

    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.
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    Support Rating

    Basecamp

    They are quick and SO nice. They are very friendly and are eager to help.
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    Ontraport

    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.
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    In-Person Training

    Basecamp

    No answers on this topic

    Ontraport

    I went to their Ontrapalooza event, and it opened my mind as to how the software can be used.
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    Implementation Rating

    Basecamp

    No answers on this topic

    Ontraport

    If you know your business, ONTRAPORT is easy
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    Alternatives Considered

    Basecamp

    Highrise is simple to use and is run by the same folks who build Basecamp and 37Signals. We wanted something that would do the essentials without the cumbersome bells and whistles. Salesforce is almost too complicated if you don't have a whole sales operation and analytics division. One day we will probably outgrow Highrise, but not yet.
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    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!
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    Scalability

    Basecamp

    No answers on this topic

    Ontraport

    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.
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    Return on Investment

    Basecamp

    • Better customer service, I am able to look up client info in a more organized way
    • I feel that our efficiency has really increased. Highrise is a lot faster than our old program
    • Highrise keeps us very organized. but it would be helpful if there was a project management section we could implement
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    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.
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