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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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio has something to offer to every organization. It has features to help your marketing department, your support team, your sales, finance, etc. This solution covers everything and can be used by every companies. The fact that they scale the pricing to your needs and desire makes it personalized to your organization and makes it easier to purchase.
Dérick St-Hilaire | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Marketo
7.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
WYSIWYG email editor
Marketo
7.1
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Dynamic content
Marketo
7.7
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Ability to test dynamic content
Marketo
7.5
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Landing pages
Marketo
6.7
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
A/B testing
Marketo
7.4
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Mobile optimization
Marketo
7.1
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Email deliverability reporting
Marketo
8.2
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
List management
Marketo
8.4
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Triggered drip sequences
Marketo
8.4
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

Lead Management

Marketo
8.1
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Lead nurturing
Marketo
8.1
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Lead scoring and grading
Marketo
8.2
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Data quality management
Marketo
8.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Marketo
8.1
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

Campaign Management

Marketo
7.3
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Calendaring
Marketo
6.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Event/webinar marketing
Marketo
7.9
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

Social Media Marketing

Marketo
6.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Social sharing and campaigns
Marketo
6.5
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Social profile integration
Marketo
6.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

Reporting & Analytics

Marketo
6.8
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Dashboards
Marketo
6.7
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Standard reports
Marketo
7.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Custom reports
Marketo
6.8
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

Platform & Infrastructure

Marketo
7.4
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
API
Marketo
7.9
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Role-based workflow & approvals
Marketo
7.8
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Customizability
Marketo
7.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Integration with Salesforce.com
Marketo
8.2
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Marketo
6.7
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
Integration with SugarCRM
Marketo
6.0
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

  • Evergage plays nicely with most code frameworks and has been very stable. The only situation in which we could not (yet) find a way to use Evergage is in conjunction with Handlebars.js templates.
  • Enterprise-level data security considerations are well-handled by Evergage. Trust me... as a top-level PCI compliant company that builds travel loyalty solutions for major US banks, we have no greater concern than data security.
  • "No flicker" synchronous integration is a VERY important feature Evergage offers -- I'm unsure if any other competitors offer the same as I think Evergage has a patent on this. So when the webpage loads, users don't see the original page contents flash before being replaced with personalized/alternate contents.
  • The powerful user interface is easy-to-use and comes in two flavors: a more traditional CMS-style "admin" view and an on-page WYSIWYG view.
  • Test use cases in the browser prior to going live.
  • It's easy to build and measure A/B/n tests, either as rule-based tests, or as % split testing.
  • I love the ability to create user segments based on "sentence-style" logic structures that incorporates actions, KPIs, even third-party data.
  • Evergage is built to accommodate everyone from non-technical users to coders. Use the WYSIWYG editor to bring things to life, build complex front-end use cases with Javascript/JQuery, or use the API for control from the server side.
Chris Martin | 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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

  • Some of the reporting functionality could use some work, but they are making vast improvements.
  • The catalog user interface for available promotable items could benefit from the ability to customize the viewable columns and add filtering.
  • The amount of time that Evergage considers a user's session to be active could be increased. I find myself having to log back into the tool multiple times throughout the day, as I will leave the tool to check emails and during that time, I get logged out.
Melinda Cormier | 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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys) 9.5
Based on 4 answers
When you first engage with Evergage you have to make a choice on how you're going to use and deploy their product. Are you going to use it for, as is my case, an "in-app" deployment for your SaaS application or for your public facing website. We elected to use it for "in-app" first so we could build knowledge and have a measure of churn reduction. We've done well enough that we're developing a strategy for use on our public facing website now for better lead building and qualification. We're about to double our engagement with Evergage essentially. Evergage has been incredibly responsive. They use great customer service tools and eventually gave us our own account manager. As an IT person, once setup, I intentionally worked to remove myself from the product as a support means so our customer service people are working directly with Evergage and great things are happening. Evergage has just been constantly improving for the better.
Rob Sherman | 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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys) 9.0
Based on 8 answers
There is a bit of a learning curve, but once you have it down, it is very easy. It becomes intuitive once you understand how the system connects data from different areas. Once you have it down, troubleshooting is easy and so is designing and launching campaigns. Definitely a good UI.
Josh Soupir | 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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys) 10.0
Based on 4 answers
We have never experienced an availability issue and the Evergage Javascript beacon loads very quickly with virtually no impact on page load times.
Chris Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys) 9.9
Based on 4 answers
Evergage is quick loading and very responsive. We always have concerns about page load time and the integration of Evergage with our websites has never once caused any issue in this regard.
Chris Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys) 8.2
Based on 14 answers
It would be a full 10 except for a couple of times when it took over a week to get a response. Otherwise they are very responsive, very knowledgeable and very helpful. They really have a great team overall, not just support but even account reps are always eager to help and provide ideas and best practices.
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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys) 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Training program is not very well established. There is very little documentations. More often than not it's in-person training. I wish there were more video tutorials so that somebody can learn the system quickly. Their documentation is very much like an RFP. Long and very technichal. They should definitly improve on this area.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

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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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys) 9.6
Based on 6 answers
From an IT perspective, once you set up the Javascript beacon and start collecting data there is a waiting game. During this time you can start labeling your site actions which can be labor intensive for a single person, but you don't really have the final end-users on the platform yet. We did a lot of training so users were experienced, but it wasn't until they had their first tasks to accomplish that they started using the system and had questions. I'd recommend setting up some immediate goals for an end-user to start segmenting for the purpose of displaying message campaigns so you can jump start end-user action.
Rob Sherman | 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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

Appcues - I like them. Very easy to use, which is the one main advantage they have over Evergage. That said their simplicity means the tool is limited in what it can do compared to Evergage. Plus Evergage's data logging capabilities in addition to messaging make it more useful for my needs.
Brian Rogers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Marketo

Marketo 8.4
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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys) 9.8
Based on 2 answers
We are using it for millions of visitors every months
Anonymous | 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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

  • Positive: allows better functionality without hiring or diverting a whole team of developers, which would be extremely costly.
  • Positive: fits into our existing campaign structure neatly without needing a complicated separate process.
  • Positive: support has been excellent and responsive, quickly aiding and resolving problems.
  • Negative: can be too powerful, leading to campaigns that break if they are not thoroughly checked before deployment. Also, can become a crutch acting as merely a content management system when it's segmentation capabilities are not understood or explored.
David Fallon | 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

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Marketo
7.9
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Marketo
7.8
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
9.5

Usability

Marketo
5.4
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Marketo
8.2
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
10.0

Performance

Marketo
7.6
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
9.9

Support Rating

Marketo
7.3
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
8.2

In-Person Training

Marketo
7.4
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
5.0

Online Training

Marketo
5.2
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)

Implementation Rating

Marketo
7.3
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
9.6

Scalability

Marketo
8.4
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio (formerly Evergage + MyBuys)
9.8

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