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Likelihood to Recommend

HubSpot Marketing Hub

Anyone, regardless of their profession, can enjoy it to its fullest. HubSpot [Marketing Hub] is a good fit for any business. Every type of business, from clothing stores to warehouse storage companies, has benefited from its use. HubSpot [Marketing Hub] is an excellent option for those who are just getting started in the field of online marketing. After the site is up and running, there is little need for further development or intervention. We'd have to work harder to sell through our website, email campaigns, and overall sales with many pre-made templates and other items are available to use right away—the best option for teams that want more collaboration and real-time tools.
Roshni Rahman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

I want to start mentioning some features that make Pardot the best option on the market, I mainly recommend this tool because at present it is necessary that all the tools I use can work together, my use of Salesforce is of vital importance and I have the possibility Being using these two tools that have surprising integration for many people, I feel that it is my duty to recommend Pardot to everyone and I recommend it without thinking twice
Madison Sophia Bennett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.8
Pardot
7.8
WYSIWYG email editor
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.6
Pardot
6.6
Dynamic content
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.8
Pardot
7.7
Ability to test dynamic content
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.6
Pardot
8.2
Landing pages
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.9
Pardot
7.5
A/B testing
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5
Pardot
7.9
Mobile optimization
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.8
Pardot
7.5
Email deliverability reporting
HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.1
Pardot
8.1
List management
HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.1
Pardot
8.5
Triggered drip sequences
HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.2
Pardot
8.0

Lead Management

HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.7
Pardot
7.5
Lead nurturing
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.9
Pardot
7.2
Lead scoring and grading
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.4
Pardot
7.8
Data quality management
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.6
Pardot
7.2
Automated sales alerts and tasks
HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.0
Pardot
7.8

Campaign Management

HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.7
Pardot
8.1
Calendaring
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.6
Pardot
8.1
Event/webinar marketing
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.8
Pardot
8.1

Social Media Marketing

HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.7
Pardot
7.0
Social sharing and campaigns
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.6
Pardot
6.5
Social profile integration
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.7
Pardot
7.5

Reporting & Analytics

HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.6
Pardot
7.3
Dashboards
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.7
Pardot
7.4
Standard reports
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.7
Pardot
7.0
Custom reports
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.4
Pardot
7.6

Platform & Infrastructure

HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5
Pardot
7.6
API
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5
Pardot
7.5
Role-based workflow & approvals
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.9
Pardot
7.0
Customizability
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.8
Pardot
7.8
Integration with Salesforce.com
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.8
Pardot
9.3
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.0
Pardot
8.3
Integration with SugarCRM
HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.0
Pardot
5.4

Pros

HubSpot Marketing Hub

  • A/B testing has been really effective for our landing pages and emails.
  • Adding our website to Hubspot has made it easier to make fast changes and get quality data and insights.
  • Emails are easy to create and share between teams to get feedback and collaborate on.
Chris Gomez, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pardot

  • Pardot enables you to set up different environments via the Pardot Business Unit feature, this is helpful for when decentralization is still needed, but you want all business units working with the same tool.
  • Pardot enables you to quickly and easily create automation rules that can clean the database retro-actively.
  • Pardot has the ability to have multiple lead scoring models run at the same time.
Robert Nagelmaker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Pardot

  • Email templates and drafts are really confusing. I trained various people to create their own templates, but they consistently got confused between publishing a template or just saving a draft, and where they needed to go back to find it.
  • Their help process is broken, at least for our particular use case. Because we have an enterprise license for Salesforce (even though we had a separate license for Pardot) whenever I needed help with something, I'd get stuck down a rabbit hole and couldn't submit a ticket.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 9.9
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

Pardot

Pardot 1.5
Based on 86 answers
As of right now we have not seen any other program that integrates as seamlessly into our Salesforce platform. We have barely scratched the surface of all the features and use cases. It would be irresponsible to make a move to another platform in the near future. We have not come up against any limitations that would prompt a need to switch
Karol Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 8.5
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

Pardot

Pardot 8.5
Based on 17 answers
The system has so many features that it does take a while to get spun up on what they all do and how they interact with each other. Once you dedicate the time to training to reach that crucial level of understanding however, it is easy to creatively apply the varied functionality of the program to address issues that would have previously seemed to mandate the use of another system.
Marshall Darr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

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

Pardot

Pardot 7.5
Based on 8 answers
There have been a couple of service incidents over the past few months. I'm not sure if it has to do with Pardot integrating their infrastructure with ExactTarget. However, they responded well with proactive communication and a debrief as to what happened.
Pam Risch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

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

Pardot

Pardot 8.3
Based on 5 answers
Though the make up of MA apps is not built this way today, it would be nice to see them become more real-time. The integration between Salesforce and Pardot is not a true real-time integration. If I modify something in Salesforce, those changes are not automatically reflected in Pardot immediately. There is a delay of about 15 minutes before the systems sync. This delay, although not long, is less than ideal We would love the systems to be integrated real time such that changes are propagated from one system to the other immediately.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

HubSpot Marketing Hub

HubSpot Marketing Hub 8.5
Based on 168 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

Pardot

Pardot 6.4
Based on 15 answers
Pardot support is tremendous. The knowledge base and in-application targeted help articles and videos are thorough and straightforward. If those don't do it, Pardot has office hours every business day with members of the team available to answer anything. I've called twice and they are incredibly helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

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

Pardot

Pardot 9.0
Based on 3 answers
The trainers at the Pardot user conference (Elevate and Connections) were very knowledgeable and presented the material well. Again, the content was targeted to more of a new user audience, and was not really relevant for folks who had been using the product for 2+ years.
Pam Risch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

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

Pardot

Pardot 8.1
Based on 7 answers
Pardot's online training touches on all topics briefly and vaguely without much indepth exploration into how a final outcome could look, such as Nurturing Campaigns, Email templates, landing page templates, etc...The only true way to uncover Pardot's full capabilities is to have Front End design and coding experience. Without this key skill set, I would not recommend Pardot to another business.
Sean Marsh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

Pardot

Pardot 8.2
Based on 11 answers
Love the tool, so much easier to see what our visitors are doing, creating campaigns etc. One recommendation about forms in campaigns etc is to make sure the form is not shared between countries. To send out notifications to responsible, you should have one form per country or question.
Anna Johansson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Pardot

We moved from Act-On to Pardot almost a year ago. The way Pardot integrates with Salesforce and is able to report on the communications really drew us to change. We enjoyed the customization of the emails and the easier set up of the emails. Both products are similar but as stated, the reporting and processes were positive to my organization. The upside of Act-On is the ability to make lists and learn the system on your own. Pardot requires much more training on the front end.
Danielle Armour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

Pardot

No score
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Return on Investment

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

Pardot

  • We spent several months and lots of money working with a outside integration partner, only to find out the journey we were trying to automate couldn't really be done and was better suited for Marketing Cloud. We ended up cancelling and switching to Marketing Cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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$8901
Enterprise$3,2002
Starter$503
Free$04
  1. per month (includes 2,000 contacts)
  2. per month (includes 10,000 contacts)
  3. per month (includes 1,000 contacts)
  4. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Pardot

General

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

Pardot Editions & Modules

Edition
Growth$1,2501
Plus$2,5001
Advanced$4,0001
Premium$15,0001
  1. /month/up to 10,000 contacts billed annually
Additional Pricing Details
Salesforce Engage, an additional offering for sales and marketing alignment, is priced at $50 per month per user.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.0
Pardot
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.9
Pardot
1.5

Usability

HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5
Pardot
8.5

Reliability and Availability

HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.1
Pardot
7.5

Performance

HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.9
Pardot
8.3

Support Rating

HubSpot Marketing Hub
8.5
Pardot
6.4

In-Person Training

HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.1
Pardot
9.0

Online Training

HubSpot Marketing Hub
9.1
Pardot
8.1

Implementation Rating

HubSpot Marketing Hub
7.3
Pardot
8.2

Scalability

HubSpot Marketing Hub
7.3
Pardot

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