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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

Uberflip

For us, we have spent a lot of time creating content. Uberflip allows us to serve this up in a well thought out and well planned environment. It also allows us to use these as landing pages for email campaigns as well as a starting point for our sales AI to engage with a potential customer based on the content they were viewing. Because we had the content it made it easy to organize and present this in an easy to navigate resource hub on our site.
Shane Adair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

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

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Content Creation

Marketo
Uberflip
5.4
Ideation
Marketo
Uberflip
5.2
Approval workflows
Marketo
Uberflip
5.5
Content collaboration
Marketo
Uberflip
5.6
Content calendar
Marketo
Uberflip
5.5
Network for content licensing/production
Marketo
Uberflip
5.2

Content Publishing

Marketo
Uberflip
7.0
Content hub
Marketo
Uberflip
7.3
Forms / Gated content
Marketo
Uberflip
7.4
Embedded CTAs
Marketo
Uberflip
6.9
Content distribution
Marketo
Uberflip
7.3
Content promotion
Marketo
Uberflip
6.8
Content automation
Marketo
Uberflip
6.3

Content Reporting & Analytics

Marketo
Uberflip
6.2
Audience profiling and targeting
Marketo
Uberflip
6.3
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Marketo
Uberflip
6.2
Content performance analytics
Marketo
Uberflip
6.3
Campaign optimization dashboard
Marketo
Uberflip
5.6
Competitive analytics
Marketo
Uberflip
6.4

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

Uberflip

  • The marketing streams that mix video, PDF, blog and social media content together provide a very compelling way to build an engaging experience for the visitor.
  • The new Site Engager tool easily brings streams and content recommendations to existing website without coding.
  • Their customer support has been terrific. Questions are quickly answered and they work behind the scenes to tweak the product as needed to support our requirements.
Eric Dickmann | 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

Uberflip

  • The forms on the CTAs are very small, and I don't love that they show only one field until you click into it. This seems deceptive when you must actually fill out four or five fields to access the content.
  • Image management inside the platform isn't great, so I end up loading multiple of the same image versus searching through the library.
  • When you update the main navigation or footer on your main website, you must work with their developers to update it within the hub, rather than having your internal team handle it.
Jade Hill | 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

Uberflip

Uberflip 9.8
Based on 7 answers
Uberfllip always seems to be trying to improve features, integrations, look and feel and they are seriously committed to taking feature requests and acting upon them incredibly fast. For example, I had an issue with the ebook thumbnails when I initially launched, which required resizing and fixing each of them manually versus the Hub pulling a good image automatically. They saw what I was trying to do and the problem with it, and corrected the image problem in less than two weeks. They realized people were uploading documents of all sorts of sizes and we have some unique sizing for our eBooks from square to post card to landscape. In addition to innovation, the Hub has now become and integral part of our website, and we'd be hard pressed to create something as good looking and functional and easy to use as Uberflip
Audrey Dalton | 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

Uberflip

Uberflip 8.2
Based on 6 answers
It was easy to learn and while it definitely took time to get everything set up and working the way I wanted, it wasn't difficult. There was plenty of support and knowledge center tools as well.
Stephanie Casstevens | 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

Uberflip

Uberflip 9.1
Based on 2 answers
After using Uberflip for more than a year, we have yet to experience any down time.
Karen Foreman-Brown | 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

Uberflip

Uberflip 7.3
Based on 1 answer
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

Uberflip

Uberflip 5.7
Based on 8 answers
We do not like support since it does not provide a correct solution we always have problems and rarely solve it at this time, it takes time to respond and sometimes ignores us, I think this platform could try a little more with good support.
Edward Smith | 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

Uberflip

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Uberflip

Uberflip 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It wasn't exactly training but there was a step by step check list of things in a project the Uberflip team shared with me. There were links to helpful articles on it that walked me through how to set things up
Stephanie Casstevens | 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

Uberflip

Uberflip 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Set up folder settings the way you want before cloning folders! Saves so much time!
Stephanie Casstevens | 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

Uberflip

Frankly, we didn't look at any alternatives. We found Uberflip at a conference and were so impressed with their product that we didn't need to look elsewhere. The pricing was reasonable and it had most of the features that we wanted. Their service was solid, so it was an easy decision.
Logan Mallory | 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

Uberflip

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Uberflip

  • While we did see ROI come about, it took it over a year to truly show it's worth.
  • It has helped our customer service team train new customers, which has aided in improved customer service.
  • We've seen an increase in content downloads and shares. More eyes are getting to our content which is great.
Justina Logozzo | 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

Uberflip

General

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

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