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Likelihood to Recommend

Marketo

Marketo is really the only choice for large enterprise Marketing organizations, in my opinion. It scales better than other platforms with similar functionalities and is easier to use. Competitors' products in this space will require more "technical" users with coding and database management backgrounds, or will flat out not handle the volume. Marketo is in the sweet spot. If you have Salesforce or Dynamics and are in a large or medium-sized organization, especially if you are in a B2B oriented industry, Marketo is for you.I am personally currently in the Higher Education industry, and Marketo works well in that space, though we sometimes need to seek workarounds for some areas of functionality that are B2B-focused.Small businesses may price out of Marketo, especially if they have a large database or B2C orientation, but it is still worth a look. That said, I personally implemented Marketo at two different small software and services shops with 100-150 employees, and they both still use the tool 5-10 years later. For organizations that are going to want to do only traditional batch/blast email campaigns and have small databases, Marketo will work, but you'll be paying for leaving a lot of capability on the table.
Matt Gomez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mixpanel

Mixpanel is perfect for analytics reports where event and user data for a platform are important. For bootstrapping or economical companies looking for a reliable but free platform, Mixpanel should be the best option as they cover a lot of analytical ground. This is also perfect for SaaS companies, both small and big.
Manan Vora | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Marketo
7.6
Mixpanel
WYSIWYG email editor
Marketo
7.1
Mixpanel
Dynamic content
Marketo
7.7
Mixpanel
Ability to test dynamic content
Marketo
7.5
Mixpanel
Landing pages
Marketo
6.7
Mixpanel
A/B testing
Marketo
7.4
Mixpanel
Mobile optimization
Marketo
7.1
Mixpanel
Email deliverability reporting
Marketo
8.2
Mixpanel
List management
Marketo
8.4
Mixpanel
Triggered drip sequences
Marketo
8.4
Mixpanel

Lead Management

Marketo
8.1
Mixpanel
Lead nurturing
Marketo
8.1
Mixpanel
Lead scoring and grading
Marketo
8.2
Mixpanel
Data quality management
Marketo
8.0
Mixpanel
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Marketo
8.1
Mixpanel

Campaign Management

Marketo
7.3
Mixpanel
Calendaring
Marketo
6.6
Mixpanel
Event/webinar marketing
Marketo
7.9
Mixpanel

Social Media Marketing

Marketo
6.6
Mixpanel
Social sharing and campaigns
Marketo
6.5
Mixpanel
Social profile integration
Marketo
6.6
Mixpanel

Reporting & Analytics

Marketo
6.8
Mixpanel
Dashboards
Marketo
6.7
Mixpanel
Standard reports
Marketo
7.0
Mixpanel
Custom reports
Marketo
6.8
Mixpanel

Platform & Infrastructure

Marketo
7.4
Mixpanel
API
Marketo
7.9
Mixpanel
Role-based workflow & approvals
Marketo
7.8
Mixpanel
Customizability
Marketo
7.6
Mixpanel
Integration with Salesforce.com
Marketo
8.2
Mixpanel
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Marketo
6.7
Mixpanel
Integration with SugarCRM
Marketo
6.0
Mixpanel

Pros

Marketo

  • Flexibility - It has a lot to offer, but you don't have to have it all. There are a lot of integrations that allow you to set up your MarTech environment however you want.
  • Usability - Marketo is pretty straightforward to use, and there are a lot of resource documents and community available to help mitigate any issues a user might have.
  • Comprehensive - There's a huge range of features that Marketo has built into it that can be bolted on. I accept there are other tools out there there that do "more", but Marketo's features are comprehensive and operate in a local environment.
  • Support - Marketo's support feature and team are fantastic. They've always been willing and able to help with simple and complex queries in a highly professional manner. The Marketo Community backs this up - with both Marketo Support and Marketo Experts providing insight and responses to queries.
Josh Pickles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mixpanel

  • Mixpanel's ease of use is easily their best feature, allowing you to quickly create graphs with a few point and clicks. Their UI is also fairly snappy and well-designed.
  • Tying together events with user attributes allows you to properly segment users into cohorts which can then be tracked individually. Proper segmentation is where most analytics solutions earn their keep.
  • Live view is a nice perk that gives you a good feel for who's on your site and what they're doing at any single point in time. This can be further filtered to focus on particular events of interest.
  • Mixpanel has flexible plans that work for smaller startups as well.
  • Their documentation is top notch.
Frank Ramirez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Marketo

  • Pricing -- Marketo is clearly designed for a premium market, and most people will not be able to get in at the price point it starts from. This is a con especially for small businesses who do not always have the resources to invest in a solution like this.
  • Analytic reports within Marketo are not the greatest. I feel that there is more data you can view, and smart lists do not always work as they are supposed to.
  • It must also be said that Marketo does have a steep learning curve, and in some cases, you may need to hire a specialist to help you with the integration process. This can add to your cost.
Nathan Sichilongo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mixpanel

  • I didn't use the engagement features at all but it seems like they could have a better WYSIWYG editor for the emails for non-technical people using Mixpanel.
  • The custom reports feature seems to be really powerful but I wish they had more resources/templates for creating custom reports. I don't code so it was really hard for me to use this feature...BUT the reports I was able to get help with, were really powerful.
  • I wanted a dashboard area for all of my reports in one view. It seems like they were implementing this when I was moving jobs. If it's not available yet, they definitely need to add a master dashboard page for arranging saved reports.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Marketo

Marketo 7.8
Based on 146 answers
The renewal process with Marketo can be very frustrating. The first year I managed the renewal for my company, I received a quote from the rep with additional products that I had not even inquired about. Additionally, as a result of an increased database size that required us to go up one tier level, we saw our price jump by over 25%. This year, we are decreasing our database size by at least two tier levels and so far I'm disappointed to see that there will be very minimal savings, despite having much less data to store.
Valerie Armstrong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mixpanel

Mixpanel 8.2
Based on 12 answers
It's not an all encompassing solution like Google Analytics tries to be, but MixPanel offers much easier to use and understandable data insights. That's valuable when juggling many responsibilities as startup life demands, so a renewal would be easily justified.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Marketo

Marketo 5.4
Based on 88 answers
There's a fair amount of flexibility, but as you start moving beyond the basics and get into more complex programs, it gets a bit cumbersome; for example, flexible drip campaigns that can customize / change content based on triggers after the initial start. Some way of normalizing scoring so older, less intensive users don't overshadow newer, more-intense users. Etc.For a basic setup and taking control of the user flow from contact to lead without leaks, Marketo is awesome, once you've got the core data governance and standardized processes in place.Template design is difficult - designers find it restrictive and there is a LOT of debugging needed, with finished templates sometimes behaving very oddly in some environments - adding / deleting code snippets, disabling some scripts - not enough to break it, but definitely some odd behaviors
Ashish Tewari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mixpanel

Mixpanel 9.0
Based on 1 answer
great, slick and clean interface
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Marketo

Marketo 8.2
Based on 46 answers
There are performance issues that make it seem like it's down sometimes. The backlog of campaign triggers etc. can be a real issue. The issue is probably more around performance than uptime.
Jennifer Robertson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mixpanel

No score
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Performance

Marketo

Marketo 7.6
Based on 56 answers
There are times when it is slightly slow for us, where we sit on a screen waiting for it to load. This could be our internet since we have had the same issue occasionally with other systems, but it is enough to make you crazy.
Amber Hobson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mixpanel

No score
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Support Rating

Marketo

Marketo 7.3
Based on 154 answers
On multiple occasions we've had Marketo support (technical and license based) issues. Technical issues were minor and resolved within a day. License based issues (even things encouraged by Marketo for partners, like provisioning another license) took WEEKS. They actually took so long to respond that the client we were working with withdrew from the contract because they were no longer convinced Marketo was capable of supporting their business. As an agency trying to sell the software, you can only explain away so much before they just made us look silly.
Emilee Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mixpanel

Mixpanel 8.2
Based on 7 answers
I think it’s a decent solution, but there has to be something better out there. I don’t trust that everything it’s tracking is accurate, which is problematic when your company is essentially using it as a customer relationship management tool. Mixpanel also used to provide live chat support and then they recently took it away, making it harder to get the support we need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Marketo

Marketo 7.4
Based on 11 answers
Our account rep stopped out in Lincoln, NE to ensure we were properly set up and running. This was very much appreciated. I was very, very new at this point, so I can't comment very much on the extent of what was taught because I was still brand new to the company and the system
Kristi Eide | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mixpanel

No score
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Online Training

Marketo

Marketo 5.2
Based on 27 answers
I had never used Marketo prior to taking this job so online training was my starting point. I was able to follow along, it was interesting and quickly and efficiently taught me what I needed to know without a lot of fluff. It was far from boring and really helped me get my hands dirty with Marketo.
Robert Barrett, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mixpanel

Mixpanel 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Mixpanel has a great resource about their product, with videos on how to use it and real world examples from other companies on how they integrate Mixpanel into their business processes.
Douglas Wright | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Marketo

Marketo 7.3
Based on 108 answers
1. Have a content marketing plan to run in parallel with the marketing automation installation--you'll need a lot of content to make full use of Marketo's capabilities.2. Work with sales (and ISRs) to define and document a workflow--build your Marketo installation around how you do business--not figure out how to apply your business to the tools3. Spend time of data cleaning--both an initial project as well as a strategy for ongoing data management. We found some change manaement issues (no more appending ZZZ to the first name to identify contacts who have left the company, for example, or prohibiting the entry of "info@company.com" email addresses).4. Find some champions in the sales and ISR teams. You'll have both fans and detractors--work with the fans to build some success stories
Steve Susina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mixpanel

Mixpanel 8.9
Based on 3 answers
Again, somewhat annoying to be charged based on data points when many other analytics providers have one flat fee. Implementation was good, but I might have tracked a few more detailed points if I had the option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Marketo

Honestly, they are the industry leader for a reason. Their database like approach in interface and the way the product functions could be confusing or intimidating for some people, but once you see the power it has, and get the hang of it - you'll never look back. We honestly couldn't do some of the things we do without Marketo, and they probably have ME as a customer for life. If I'm consulting with other companies, honestly, it depends on what you're looking for. If you have a simple use case, a simple solution like Pardot or Act-On will probably suffice. If you want advanced targeting capabilities, data cleanliness and automation, advanced segmenting, form completion actions, and industry leading scoring, then I wouldn't look further than Marketo. More of a steep learning curve, but trust me - it's absolutely worth it!
Ian Nate | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mixpanel

Haven't used any direct competitors at the moment as they didn't exist when we first started using MP. That said, it looks like there are a lot of new up-and-coming tools which will be able to do certain things better than mixpanel - if not all of them. Examples include Hotjar, FullStory, and potentially some home-built tools which will funnel data into a centralized data warehouse we can query with SQL. Not being able to use SQL in Mixpanel is a HUGE detriment and could serve as a key reason for dropping the product as soon as a viable alternative appears.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Marketo

Marketo 8.3
Based on 9 answers
As we have grown, Marketo has grown with us. We started with simple single email campaigns and are now doing complex campaigns with multiple emails and tracks that we send a contact to if they take certain actions within our emails. We also have a complex integration with several systems and have the visibility into our marketing activities throughout our organization.
Amber Hobson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mixpanel

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

Marketo

  • Massive increase in efficiency for sales/service/customer success reps -- automation manages their workflow and communication letting them focus on what they do best and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Much faster deployment of programs and campaigns.
  • Big gains in conversion and revenue through better nurturing, lead scoring, lead management.
Justin Norris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mixpanel

  • Better customer service - we can better understand our individual customers by quickly viewing their Mixpanel profile. It also saves us a lot of time because we don't need to ask them as many questions (such as what browser they use) in order to resolve their issue.
  • Conversion rates - we have significantly increased our conversion rates from users first landing on the website to filling out their contact details to join the website. As a result, we are able to spend more money on our digital advertising and thus we can acquire more users per day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Marketo

General

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

* depends on scope and complexity

Mixpanel

General

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

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