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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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

It is well suited for marketing teams who want to be flexible, adaptable to changes in their business and create powerful, sophisticated campaigns to their clients. Teams that want to create automated drip campaigns with dynamic content and personalized cadence and messaging would find Eloqua very easy to use and perfect for their needs. It has powerful, in-depth reporting functionality and great CRM integration (note that I've had experience integrating only with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Salesforce - both of these integrations worked very well) - so teams that use CRM will also find it complementary to their marketing technology stack.It will not be a good tool if a company doesn't use any CRM - as it is not a CRM replacement; or if all the marketing team is planning to do is "batch and blast" emails (which is a possible scenario for some very small businesses)
Arpine Babloyan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Marketo
7.6
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.5
WYSIWYG email editor
Marketo
7.1
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Dynamic content
Marketo
7.7
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.7
Ability to test dynamic content
Marketo
7.5
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Landing pages
Marketo
6.7
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
A/B testing
Marketo
7.4
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.0
Mobile optimization
Marketo
7.1
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
6.9
Email deliverability reporting
Marketo
8.2
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.1
List management
Marketo
8.4
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.1
Triggered drip sequences
Marketo
8.4
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.4

Lead Management

Marketo
8.1
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.7
Lead nurturing
Marketo
8.1
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.1
Lead scoring and grading
Marketo
8.2
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.8
Data quality management
Marketo
8.0
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.5
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Marketo
8.1
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.6

Campaign Management

Marketo
7.3
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3
Calendaring
Marketo
6.6
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
6.9
Event/webinar marketing
Marketo
7.9
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.6

Social Media Marketing

Marketo
6.6
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.2
Social sharing and campaigns
Marketo
6.5
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.0
Social profile integration
Marketo
6.6
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.5

Reporting & Analytics

Marketo
6.8
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.2
Dashboards
Marketo
6.7
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.0
Standard reports
Marketo
7.0
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3
Custom reports
Marketo
6.8
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Marketo
7.4
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.5
API
Marketo
7.9
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.2
Role-based workflow & approvals
Marketo
7.8
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Customizability
Marketo
7.6
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3
Integration with Salesforce.com
Marketo
8.2
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.1
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Marketo
6.7
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.1
Integration with SugarCRM
Marketo
6.0
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.9

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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

  • WYSZIWYG editor makes things easy for folks new to marketing as well as HTML/. I feel like I've been able to wrap my hands around this tool pretty quickly, and I have only been using the system for 10 months.
  • Forms are an incredibly powerful tool that can be used in a myriad of ways to help support your team goals. We use them to trigger SMS campaigns for feedback from our homeowners, and we also use them on landing pages to survey our contacts as well.
  • The improved program canvas and the ability to communicate between CDO records and contact records is great. We're able to store useful information on the CDO record without weighing down the contact record with information that isn't vital
Barry James | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

  • It would be nice if there were more options for specific customizations in the template mode - for example, if you would like to have a photo to the left of text, there is a very specific spacing you're able to use, and you can't change the sizes of each piece more than 30 points in one direction or another. This means that if you have very specific designs you want to use for your emails, you may have to be a little flexible in the spacing and alignment. It's not a huge deal, but it limits some of the design options.
  • I have dealt with some issues with bounceback statuses for emails - if an email bounces back once, the Eloqua system registers it as a bad email and you have to go in and clear the person's email in the system before it will send them an email again. This can be a tedious process - there is a way to clear an entire segment's bounce back status, but I had to go on a journey through the help section to figure that out. Also, if people unsubscribe to your emails, you have to go into their accounts individually and resubscribe them, and there is no simple way to do that en masse so it takes a very long time if you have more than a few accounts to resubscribe.
  • The system goes down sometimes or is difficult to get into - the Eloqua network is sometimes slow to start and I may have to refresh the page for quite a while before it will load the email I'm working on, which can be frustrating. I think it is due to system overloads when there are a lot of users, but I'm not sure.
  • You cannot add attachments to Eloqua emails, which makes it a little difficult. You can host documents on Eloqua, which is very nice, but you have to link them in your email versus making an attachment.
Madeline Des Jardins | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 5.3
Based on 89 answers
We have been able to automate so many marketing processes with Eloqua over the past 5 years that the only direction would be to adopt the latest and greatest features Eloqua adds. The alternative would be to go back to the marketing stone-age and start over again. And we would rather move forward with increased automation and efficiency.
Dan Allis | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.7
Based on 14 answers
Personally, I find it quite easy to use. But for those members of our team who have little or no testing experience, it's been a bit more difficult. There's also training required for development teams in order to have your campaigns coded and set up in the most efficient way. Our developers have been able to do basic and intermediate tests with no difficulty, and they find the interface itself quite intuitive... it's just the extremely complex tests that require a bit more understanding.
Gwen Lafleur | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.2
Based on 18 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.0
Based on 10 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 9.9
Based on 32 answers
Whenever we needed assistance help was easy to access. They understand the request the first time and provided easy to follow instructions to fix it or fixed the issue if it was not something we had control over. It's always best to provide screenshots so support knows exactly what is going on
Stefanie Cash | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 7.3
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 7.6
Based on 11 answers
Eloqua University is very intersting, with a thorough programme and very experienced trainers. The Master programme is great!
Marie Escaro | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.8
Based on 20 answers
I give it a 10 because the only issue we had was a result of not following the guidance we were given. Maxymiser provided a customized implementation guide for each site where we were adding the code. On our site implementations when we followed that guide to the letter, it was extremely fast and easy and has worked very well.
Gwen Lafleur | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

It was an inherited platform vs. chosen. The incumbent chose Oracle as it was the best enterprise solution. The company, however, did not require an enterprise solution rendering the full Oracle stack pretty useless, unfortunately. The commercials are expensive yet it is attractive to have a 'blended' CPM style commercial model vs. other vendors that charge you on contacts
Nick Pape | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud) 8.4
Based on 109 answers
Eloqua does not really have a limit on scale and can support huge organizations with massive amounts of data. Our organization uses Eloqua to control all campaign/marketing efforts by injecting all touches with the customer into the tool. Using tools like Eloqua Profiler allows our Sales teams to view interactions that a customer or prospect has had with our website, emails, landing page and more.
Brad Dunzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

  • For our organization it is currently too early to measure ROI, as we have just started using it less than six months ago. The program has helped us meet the objective of communicating with consumers and sharing information across multiple social media platforms seamlessly.
  • Ultimately the program should be able to to help us grow our relationships with consumers, and measure and track consumer activity on the web, which will help us develop web content and content marketing material that will be more appealing to all of our audiences.
  • Since we are a B to B to C company and not selling anything to consumers, it will be hard to measure ROI. That being said, the tool should definitely help us build more awareness among consumers.
Richard Angeloni | 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

Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Marketo
7.9
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Marketo
7.8
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
5.3

Usability

Marketo
5.4
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.7

Reliability and Availability

Marketo
8.2
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.2

Performance

Marketo
7.6
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.0

Support Rating

Marketo
7.3
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
9.9

In-Person Training

Marketo
7.4
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.3

Online Training

Marketo
5.2
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
7.6

Implementation Rating

Marketo
7.3
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.8

Scalability

Marketo
8.3
Oracle CX Marketing (formerly Oracle Marketing Cloud)
8.4

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